Five Ways to Visually Explore Wikipedia Wikipedia is one of the first places that students often go to get some background information on a topic they're researching. Besides just going to Wikipedia.org and entering a search, there are some other ways to explore the content of Wikipedia. Here are five ways that students can visually explore Wikipedia's content. Web 2.0 for the Under 13s crowd Jul 05 As I lamented in my last post, many of the fabulous Web tools out there are restricted to users 13 and over. This limits what Elementary/Primary schools students can access online to create content to collaborate. To save others at school some time, then, I have compiled a list of popular/well known Web tools that can and can’t be used by children under 13 – 1), so we are legally covered in what we are allowing our students to use and 2), so they know what is available.
Persistent sensing technology: PlaceMe Alohar Mobile is a startup lead by former Googler Sam Liang creating a new persistent sensing platform that collects location and other data from your smartphone's sensors (motion, altitude, direction, wifi, timing, etc) and quickly analyzes it to understand a user's behavior.Watch the video below of Scoble interviewing Sam Liang to get a better understanding of the scope of knowledge that can be acquired using cloud databases and this technology, or you can test out PlaceMe their first showcase app here.An example service that could be created using this type of data gathering is a health app that privately monitors a user each day and gives him feedback about his daily activity and how it is matching up against his health improvement schedule. Learn more about Alohar and their platform at: Scoble G+
eBook Details : Palgrave Connect Every object tells a story. Depending on just how ‘talkative’ a thing is, or how it relates to other objects we know, it might tell us about its origins, design, consistency, uses, or monetary value. Some objects are deemed more significant (and expensive) than others – because they are old or rare, used to belong to an important person, or are emblematic of a nation’s culture and history (Leder Mackley et al., 2010). Yet, there are also idiosyncratic, affective stories behind physical objects’ places in ordinary people’s homes and hearts. This is because some objects hold and evoke personal memories. They remind us of people, places, times and feelings, of who we are, who we used to be, and who we aspire to become (Miller, 2008).
Opensource Code For Augmented Reality Productions Augmented Reality is the name given to technology that integrates virtual data on real world in real time, using for it something technologic. We have some nice examples of uses on our blog. Some people call it "Reality Expanded," but the term "Augmented Reality" was the most famous and there is nothing to do about it. Let's call it "A.R." from now on, to save characters and save the nature and the world. In the future, we will have a section "Learning", explaining details of the process.
America: A Narrative History, 8e: W. W. Norton StudySpace US History Tours powered by Google Earth. This new format traces historical developments across time, touching down on locations vital to our nation's heritage and development. Points of interest in each tour launch primary and multimedia sources. Download Tours: To download: Windows users: right-click, "save link as"; Mac users: ctrl+click, "save as". If you haven’t done it already, download Google Earth™ and install it on your computer.
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Three Ways to Mark-up Webpages and Share Them There are a lot of excellent tools on the web for clipping, annotating, and sharing bookmarks with your friends and colleagues. For a long time I used Google Bookmarks for that purpose. Recently, I became a converted and dedicated user of Evernote. But sometimes you might want to actually capture and draw on a webpage to point out to others specific elements of that webpage. The Bizarre, Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo What at first look like delicate works of carved porcelain are actually thousands of layers of soft white paper, carved into busts, skulls, and human forms by Beijing artist Li Hongbo. A book editor and designer, the artist became fascinated by traditional Chinese toys and festive decorations known as paper gourds made from glued layers of thin paper which can be stored flat but then opened to reveal a flower or other shape. He applied the same honeycomb-like paper structure to much larger human forms resulting in these highly flexible sculptures.
Information Visualization: Word Clouds, Phrase Nets, Tree Maps Digital Creation: Information Visualization: Word Clouds, Phrase Nets, Tree Maps A visualization is a way of quickly and clearly expressing complex information. Information visualizations are constantly being used and created – a hurried sketch, a scribbled map, the pictorial instructions provided to help assemble furniture – are all examples of everyday practices of information visualization. We are used to seeing and interpreting bar charts and pie charts in presentations, reports, and even on sign boards. valtari videos the valtari mystery film experiment now available on dvd, blu-ray and download. includes 3 behind-the-scenes featurettes. valtari was sigur rós's last album as a four-piece. an elegaic work; they didn't feel much like talking about it, and so, instead, asked a bunch talented directors to make whatever they felt like making to go with music. these 16 films are the result. sad, funny, beautiful and, occasionally, plain bewildering, they represent just some of the available emotional responses to this most contemplative sigur rós album. the film's credits include thank-you's to all 800-plus entrants to the mystery film experiment competition. buy from us: downloaddvd or from retailers: