I’ve been twittering the past several weeks about using VoiceThread as a digital portfolio for our Student-Led Conferences this semester. In the past, my students have used Photostory3 to show and talk about their learning as a starting point for their Student Led Conference with their parents. I’m now teaching in a mac school so Photostory3 was not an option.
Since its release the iPad has garnered arguments regarding whether it is primarily a device for consumption or creation. I have always believed that it is a device capable of creation. One simply needs to consider apps such as Avid Studio , DemiBooks Composer , Pages , Keynote , Minecraft Pocket Edition , Art Rage , SketchBook Pro , Comic Life and many others. These and many other apps all allow the user to tap into their talents and produce output of which they can be proud. Of course the iPad is also a worthy consumption device. Think of FlipBoard , Reeder , Safari , Guardian Eyewitness , The Elements , Solar Walk , and any other app that allows anyone to easily explore information, imagery and data on the web or embedded within the app.
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On a rainy night in late November, Robert Kyncl was in Google’s New York City offices, on Ninth Avenue, whiteboarding the future of TV. Kyncl holds a senior position at YouTube, which Google owns. He is the architect of the single largest cultural transformation in YouTube’s seven-year history. Wielding a black Magic Marker, he charted the big bang of channel expansion and audience fragmentation that has propelled television history so far, from the age of the three networks, each with a mass audience, to the hundreds of cable channels, each serving a niche audience—twenty-four-hour news, food, sports, weather, music—and on to the dawning age of Internet video, bringing channels by the tens of thousands. “People went from broad to narrow,” he said, “and we think they will continue to go that way—spend more and more time in the niches—because now the distribution landscape allows for more narrowness.”
Introduction If you have multiple sections in your edition, your users will benefit from a table of contents (TOC). The TOC helps users discover and navigate directly to various sections by linking to the first page of each. It also presents some unique design opportunities because it's the first page users see when they open your edition.
In this Edutopia blog post, educator Terrell Heick presents the evolution of gaming, from its beginning as a stand-alone experience to the current state of social gaming. He then looks at the gamified curriculum as an effective, engaging education tool for which “possible pathways are infinite, passivity is murdered, and performance is transparent to all stakeholders.” If you found this resource useful, please Recommend, Comment, Share! <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
The popularity of video games is not the enemy of education, but rather a model for best teaching strategies. Games insert players at their achievable challenge level and reward player effort and practice with acknowledgement of incremental goal progress , not just final product. The fuel for this process is the pleasure experience related to the release of dopamine . Dopamine Motivation
Added by Jeff Dunn on 2011-10-24 Earth has been around for awhile. So have humans. Or have we? According to this fascinating new picture I stumbled across on Google+ (via Ahmed Zeeshan ), humans would only represent, wait for it, 1 minute and 17 seconds if the entire Earth’s history was viewed as a 24 hour period. Takeaways: meteorites spent a lot of time bombarding our planet; the Earth took awhile to actually form; coal swamps (seriously, coal swamps?)
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The Promise of Praxis by davidbanks , 3 days ago at 09:32 am “The primacy of contemplation over activity rests on the conviction that no work of human hands can equal in beauty and truth the physical kosmos, which swings in itself in changeless eternity without nay interference or assistance from outside, from man or god.”
By Jessi Hempel, senior writer FORTUNE -- Mark Zuckerberg took the stage today at f8, Facebook's sort-of-annual developers' conference, to the screaming affirmation of thousands of laptop-toting fanboys (and also a few women) and a live-streaming audience that surpassed 100,000. What began a few years back as a fringe festival for legit hackers has become ground zero for anyone interested in helping build the infrastructure of tomorrow's Internet. What's changed?
Brian Solis is principal of Altimeter Group , a leading research-based advisory firm. Brian is also the author of The End of Business as Usual , which explains how to tap into today's biggest digital trends. Follow him @briansolis . Today, people have uninhibited access to platforms, channels and tools to express themselves at will. That group’s voice, employed individually or collectively, can reach the masses to organize game-changing movements across the world.