If you’re going to pony up the cash for Google Glass, you have to love being an early adopter. I’m not talking about just getting a product through Kickstarter, I mean love getting betas of software and helping developers make it better. I mean being someone who will deliberately crash your own device a few dozen times to try to pin down where a bug could be. You’ve got to be the kind of person who can take all the flaws in a system and come to peace with them, because you know that someday they’ll be fixed. And you’ve got to LOVE all that. The reason I bring that up, is because right now the apps available for Google Glass are really limited.
2¢ WorthListen A few weeks ago I worked and attended North Carolina's ISTE affiliate conference. I opened the NCTIES conference with a breakfast keynote address and Marc Prensky closed it with a luncheon keynote the next day. Sadly, I missed the second day of the conference. I would first offer some constructive criticism to NCTIES , and to all such ed-tech conferences across the nation and around the world. You do a fabulous job of offering dynamic learning experiences for teachers who are new to teaching or new to utilizing contemporary information and communication technologies in their classrooms.
Week in the Classroom“Wiki Collaboration Across the Curriculum”Victoria A. Davis Camilla, Georgia, USA Blog: Presentation Title“Wiki Collaboration Across the Curriculum” BioVicki Davis is a teacher and technology administrator at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia. She has taught for four years at the high school and middle school level.14 Adult Learning Principles To Combat The Conference Learning CrisisLeaving no conference attendee brain behind. It’s the new motto of the 21st century conference organizer…that is, if you want to get them back next year. It’s time for associations and corporations to address the root cause of the conference learning crisis: a limited understanding of successful adult learning. Andragogy – How Adults Learn
Top 10 Ed. Tech. Resourcesby Holly Poulos Engage students in your classroom with our Top 10 favorite interactive educational technology resources. These websites will help you create new and captivating lesson plans for your curriculum. LessonCast is a website where experienced teachers submit—via PowerPoint, document, pictures, or web cam—a "lesson idea or management strategy in 2 minutes 30 seconds or less."Blog « Interact CafeI am a big fan of Two Guys and Some iPads. @techminock and @techbradwaid are very passionate about teaching and do an amazing job of sharing that passion and resources with the world. They got me interested in Augmented Reality, and their site has a wealth of resources to help you understand what Augmented Reality is and how to get started with it. Now I am working to get teachers here as excited about it as I am!
Top 50 Education Technology BlogsEducation technology has many supporters in its movement to alter traditional teaching methods. This list of the top 50 education technology blogs includes writers, technicians and social media experts…but they all are teachers. The “movers” are teachers who facilitate learning among other teachers and in the classroom, the “shakers” teach new philosophies and innovations, and the folks “on the ground” offer news, tools and methods of using those tools in the classroom. This list is divided into those three categories, and each link within those categories is listed alphabetically. The links lead straight to the recently updated blogs, and the descriptions supply information about that blogger’s achievements, including careers and jobs.
PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made EasyWhat is a PLN? If I had to define what a ‘Personal Learning Network’ is, I would keep it simple and broad: n. – the entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, usually online. Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around forever.NoPaperPhilosophy Moving to digital files to enable the 21st Century learner to use native tools to produce school work requires new ways of completing and collecting class work. Collecting Digital Work