TechKidsAcademy presents Ateliers créatifs numériques pour les 7-17 ans Creative computing workshops for kids & teens — KissKissBankBank I remember a time when we already talked about digital school, the arrival of TO7 and MO5 in classrooms, BASIC lessons given by my dad on our TRS-80, pretty boring computing books in English and Super Nova games... in short, another age! Since then, the progress in technology, Internet and new technologies invaded our households, which led to new usages and the birth of a new generation, ultra connected, communicative, collaborative and creative: the "digital natives". Today, mom of a 12 year-old boy, I can only note that, although computers, tablets, smartphones are part of their everyday life, those young technophiles often remain very passive in front of new technologies, even though their mastering and coding will be essential for their future. Tech Kids Academy is designed to get our kids be more active in front of computers, be creative and innovative with new technologies and pass on to them the desire to learn in a fun way, enabling them to live by their passion!
Natural Workouts: Wild Workouts with the World’s Fittest Man Erwan Le Corre, a French-born free diver, ultra runner, rock climber, grappler, and all-around athlete is the creator of MovNat, a training system designed to reintroduce modern man to the natural movements and escape the overweight, overspecialized beings we are today. MovNat takes the athletes out of the gym or specific sports like cycling and puts them into the wilderness where he’ll sprint up hills, climb trees, crawl through brush, carry boulders, balance on logs—all the skills our distant ancestors had to have in order to survive back when survival depended more on physical fitness than on 401(k) returns. “We all have these instinctual movement patterns built into our primal memories,” Le Corre says. The problem is that in today’s world, we’ve moved beyond these instinctual patterns into specialized movements and skills. As a result, we have body builders who can bench press 400 pounds, but can’t run a mile. Marathon runners who couldn’t lift their own body weight.
GraphFree - An Online Graphing Tool for Students and Teachers GraphFree is a new online graphing tool for students and teachers. On GraphFree students can enter plot graph points manually or enter an equation or function to see a graph generated. Each graph can then be saved as an image to use in a document, a presentation, or in a SMART Notebook folder. Creating a Geek Culture in the Classroom I always hated Smurfs. I know, I know, hate is a strong word for something so benign as a blue troll in white overalls, but my disinterest made me an outlier in my fourth grade class. I was a girl who chose to watch Dungeons and Dragons on Saturday morning rather than Strawberry Shortcake.
Open educational resources UNESCO believes that universal access to high quality education is key to the building of peace, sustainable social and economic development, and intercultural dialogue. Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a strategic opportunity to improve the quality of education as well as facilitate policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building. Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution. In 2001, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in an unprecedented move, announced the release of nearly all its courses on the internet for free access. As the number of institutions offering free or open courseware increased, UNESCO organized the 1st Global OER Forum in 2002 where the term Open Educational Resources (OER) was adopted.
Building Responsive Layouts presentation at Responsive Web Design Summit Today I spoke at the online conference Responsive Web Design Summit 2012 on Building Responsive Layouts. I talked about two of the core components of responsive web design: fluid/liquid layouts and media queries. Much of the talk was focused on fluid layout techniques and tips: how to build a basic two- or three-column all-fluid layout, how to create fluid grids with fixed-width margin and padding, how to create a hybrid fixed-fluid layout, and how to calculate nested width, margin, and padding values. Ask the coach: Run training Every now and again we like to pick the brains of a top coach. This week run expert Melissa Mantak answers two questions about incorporating running speed work into training. Question: Do you recommend doing 5K or 10K running races during training?Answer: Yes!
60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom by TeachThought Staff Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. 5 Great Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration in Class April 22, 2015 If anything, web technologies have redesigned the notion of collaboration and rendered it an open construct independent of any conceivable spatio-temporal constraints. For instance, in our educational context, possibilities for collaborative learning are bigger than ever before. Teachers and students have at their hands a variety of powerful softwares and web-based tools to help them engage in collaborative learning anytime, anywhere. From popular learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Collaborate, and Moodle to social networking websites like Twitter and Google Plus, collaboration opportunities are limitless. The first challenge we encountered when we started working on this post is the huge number of platforms that can be placed under category of collaboration. 1- Collaborize Classroom