Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad Apps LearningToday shares with everyone two beautiful posters, that help us remember Bloom’s Taxonomy: the Blooming Butterfly and the Blooming Orange. How do we connect the Bloom’s Taxonomy with the iPad? Following inDave Mileham and Kelly Tenkeley’s footsteps of assigning iPad apps to the different levels of the Bloom’s Taxonomy, I created the following table with apps that I have tested out and am recommending. (Click to see a larger version of the image) In order to make the cut, the app had to fulfill the criteria (from Wikipedia and according to the Blooming Orange’s verbs) set out for each level. You will notice that several apps that are in the same app category (ex. screencasting: ShowMe, ScreenChomp and ExplainEverything) are represented on different levels of the Bloom’s.
Data Source Handbook This slim book is exactly what the title implies, it is a book about the various open APIs for modern websites with some information about how to use those APIs when you are programming mashups or other sites which can use them. Overall, the book is densely packed with good information. I would always suggest following up with the links listed to ensure the APIs and their uses are still consistent with what is listed in the book, but I haven't found any errors yet. The curiosity for me with this book is why it is in print form. To me, this would be an excellent website which could hyperlink to the various APIs and would have given Mr. Warden a chance to include either basic tutorials to demonstrate his ideas, or give links to basic tuts which could further elaborate the subject.
Département SIC du Laboratoire XLIM Coordonnateur : Philippe CARRE Enseignants-Chercheurs et Chercheurs : Bertrand AUGEREAU, Pascal BOURDON, Benjamin BRINGIER, Anne-Sophie CAPELLE-LAIZE, Christine FERNANDEZ-MALOIGNE, David HELBERT, Majdi KHOUDEIR, Mohamed-Chaker LARABI, François LECELLIER, Noël RICHARD, Benoit TREMBLAIS, Thierry URRUTY Chercheurs associés : Christophe CHARRIER, Maxime DESCOTEAUX, Mahieddine DJOUDI, Ouiddad LABBANI-IGBIDA, Abdelhakim SAADANE Chercheurs invités : Kinjiro AMANO, Yaoping HU, Mihai IVANOVICI, Ahmed MOUSSA, Angel-Francisco TENORIO-VILLALON Doctorants : Riadh BEN-SALAH, Alexandre BONY, Cristina BORDEI, Redouane EL-MOUBTAHIJ, Syntyche GBEHOUNOU, Nadjib GUETTARI, Aboubacar HAROUNA-SEYBOU, Lee HUU-TON, Iana IATSUN, Mohamed MALEK, Armando MARTINEZ, Maty NDIAYE, Naty OULD-SIDATY, Sylvain ROUSSEAU, Zhiyong ZHOU Ingénieurs : Yu FAN, Frédéric PETIT
50 Ideas for the New City The Omnibus is all about ideas. From the beginning, Urban Omnibus has been a showcase of good ideas for the future of cities, conceived in the public interest and tried and tested in the five boroughs of New York. So, we have decided to surface some of the ideas that have appeared on Urban Omnibus over the past two years and broadcast them around the city. In April 2011, we released a series of Idea Posters, pasted on fences, scaffolds and storefronts from Jamaica, Queens, to the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and many places in between. With this poster campaign, we wanted to turn the tactics of ubiquitous marketing — in which every bus, taxi or construction barrier is a canvas for advertising anything and everything — upside down by using a similar language to share examples of creativity and innovation in the urban realm.
A Pilot Centre for Excellence in Public Sector Design [Ken Pettifer is acting Deputy Secretary at the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education] One of the ideas included in the Australian Public Service (APS) Innovation Action Plan released in 2011 was the establishment of an APS Design Centre that could assist in developing and testing new approaches to complex policy challenges and to enhance government program delivery. This in turn was based on a recommendation within Empowering Change that the APS establish a MindLab style collaborative experimentation program. In December the Secretary of my Department, Dr Don Russell, gained agreement and support from the Secretaries Board for an 18 month pilot.
Applications iPad Dans la taxonomie de Bloom This has bubbled up in my feeds not once, but several times now. It’s an interesting graphic that actually places example iPad applications into Bloom’s levels of performance in the cognitive domain. Focussed around students, and not really workplace learning, but interesting nonetheless.
12 Fun Hacks for Getting More Out of YouTube There's no doubt that plain old YouTube can be tons of fun, but when you get bored of watching clips the traditional way, there are a ton of sites that can help enhance the experience. Whether you want to view a video with a far-away friend, compare two clips, or find more interesting ways of browsing and sharing, there are plenty of options out there. The web community is known for creating hacks that improve your surfing experience; now we've dug into some of those tools and hacks built around YouTube. Have a look through our 10 choices and let us know of any other YouTube mashups, hacks, or similar sites and services you've used. We'd love to hear about them in the comments below.
Hot Potatoes Home Page News - 12/06/2013 Dr. Stan Bogdanov has published Hacking Hot Potatoes: The Cookbook, available in paperback, PDF and ePub format. Check it out!A change to the user agent string in Firefox 17 results in Hot Potatoes and Quandary exercises showing an error message when loading in the browser. Version 188.8.131.52 (Windows) of Hot Potatoes, 184.108.40.206 (Java for Mac) of Hot Potatoes and version 220.127.116.11 of Quandary (Windows) have updated source files which fix the problem, but you will need to rebuild your exercise HTML pages to solve it.
MIT's Free Urban Planning Software Will Help Build The Cities Of The Future Most of the world lives in cities. That number, now at about 3.3 billion people, will keep going up. During the next five years, urban populations are expected to soar well beyond half the world's total. Yet most of those urbanites are also likely to live in poorly, or at least haphazardly, designed cities. The expertise to create a well-planned metropolis is seldom available, especially in the developing world, where 30% of urban populations live in informal slums. Globally, 70% of today's urban growth (PDF) occurs outside the formal planning process. Public Innovation, Fraunhofer FOKUS Public Innovation focuses on the innovation promotion and generation role of the public sector and its related institutions. The challenge is in identifying, measuring and explaining public innovation on the one hand and assessing its impact on and interrelation with innovations in the private sector. The service offering of Fraunhofer FOKUS’s Public Innovation research group targets three research areas: Knowledge regimes and technology transfer (KTT) Innovation driven private-public partnerships (PPP) and public procurement (PP) Standardization, certification and accreditation (= Quality Infrastructure) (QI) Background Info: Why are innovations in the public sector important? Innovations in and supported by the public sector at all level (regional, country and federal) are crucial for tackling the so called grand challenges like climate change, energy safety, health, demography and security.
EducTice : Education, technologies de l'information et de la communication by admin — last modified 2015-09-28 17:19 The very fast evolution of working and learning environments deeply questions school and society. The development of shared digital fluency is presented as a political, social and educational objective. This results in keen institutional demands for a development of the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) by the pupils, the teachers and by all the actors of education.
15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software Web applications for business have come a long way. They used to be poor imitations of their desktop counterparts, with only one or two functions and not at all practical. But my, have these apps grown. Today’s SaaS business and CRM apps have become so powerful and useful that in many cases, they’ve begun to replace traditional desktop software such as Microsoft Dynamics, Sage, SAP, etc.