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Creating two PowerPoint games. Most people think that PowerPoint is just for presentations that put you to sleep.

Creating two PowerPoint games

In fact, it’s a very versatile tool and fairly easy to get a lot out of, despite seeming a little scary at first glance. Here I’ll show you how to create two simple PowerPoint games. Hidden Pictures. The Role of the Teacher in ICT... Learning Technology Research Keynote Speech delivered to the National Czech Teachers Conference University of Western Bohemia, Czech Republic May 20, 2000.

The Role of the Teacher in ICT...

Jana says… Oregon Pre-Engineering & Applied Science Initiative. Překladač. 21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020. 1:1 technology. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011: The Business of Ed-Tech. Part 10 of my Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011 series.

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011: The Business of Ed-Tech

Home. Study: Robots Inspire New Learning & Creativity Possibilities for Kids. + Share this In January 2012, Latitude Research completed a multi-phase innovation study (published in collaboration with LEGO® Learning Institute and Project Synthesis), Robots @ School, asking kids across the world to illustrate and write a story that answers this question: “What would happen if robots were a part of your everyday life—at school and beyond?”

Study: Robots Inspire New Learning & Creativity Possibilities for Kids

Download the study summary (PDF) here. iBooks Author and the Coming eTextbook Revolution in Higher Education. On January 19, 2012, Apple announced the availability of iBooks 2, an iOS app, and iBooks Author, a MacOS X application.

iBooks Author and the Coming eTextbook Revolution in Higher Education

These two free applications compliment one another. One creates interactive, rich media eTextbooks (iBooks Author) and the other enables those eTextbooks to be read on an iPad (iBooks 2). Actually, their repertoire goes well beyond eTextbooks to include picture books, art catalogs, cookbooks, travelogues and so on. PresentationTube. Network: The Secret Life of Your Personal Data, Animated. By Maria Popova Disclosing 736 daily pieces of self, or what we talk about when we talk about privacy.

Network: The Secret Life of Your Personal Data, Animated

We’ve already explored the physical underbelly of the Internet, but what happens to the actual data that it digests? 28,000 MMS messages — multimedia pieces of communication like photos, videos, and voice communication — are sent into the world every second, and cell phone companies record much of the metadata that travels with them, like location, identity of the receiver, amount of data transferred, and the cost of the transmission. The average user has 736 pieces of this personal data collected every day, and different service providers retain this information for anywhere between 12 and 60 months. Network is a remarkably designed piece of motion graphics by graphic design student Michael Rigley exploring the secret life of our MMS data and the tradeoffs we inadvertently face as we choose convenience of communication over privacy and control of personal data. via Quipsologies.

Máme slona v obýváku? 3 Great Ways to Use Google+ Hangout to Learn & Connect. The State of #EdTech in 2012. By Seth Odell Starting the new year off with a bang, Hack Education‘s Audrey Watters joins the program to break down what’s in store for education technology in 2012.

The State of #EdTech in 2012

Covering everything from e-books to badges and gamification, Watters spills on what’s to come, as well as why we need to better evaluate the very criteria we use to evaluate #edtech success. Thanks to our Sponsors! OmniUpdate is the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education. Picnik and Other Discontinued Google Services. Guide to Using Free Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills. Why Google is ditching search. There has been a huge maelstrom about Google integrating Google+ into its search links .

Why Google is ditching search

And it all misses the point. Twitter and others are complaining that Google is throwing its massive 65 percent plus market share weight around and quashing smaller competitors. The reason Twitter and others are so threatened is that the pattern of shared links within Google+ provides a decent enough indicator as to what links are interesting. 74 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom.

Online Icon Maker. Photo Pin : Free Photos for Your Blog or Website via Creative Commons. Search, plus Your World. Google Search has always been about finding the best results for you.

Search, plus Your World

Sometimes that means results from the public web, but sometimes it means your personal content or things shared with you by people you care about. Learning Problems and Consultation Based Curricula. (This is a jumble of snippets in no particular order for a post that I’m not going to get round to writing…) Ewan McIntosh’s presentation at TEDxLondon: The Problem Finders [VIDEO] All our students, their parents and the people teaching them, have been indoctrinated that is teachers who sift through all the things we can learn, find the areas worth exploring, and make up theoretical problems for students to solve.

Learning Problems and Consultation Based Curricula

On top of this, most educators believe that it is their job to invent problems at just the right level of difficulty to appeal to every one of the 30 children in front of them. A couple of days after I saw this, John Naughton raised a similar issue at the Arcadia project review workshop – that experts and professionals are good at creating (or identifying) problems out of mess or muddle, the trick being that the problems are cast into a standard form to which known solutions/problem solving strategies can then be applied. Is this related? PS maybe related?