SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist. It follows, then, that the education field should evolve as new opportunities and forces emerge and present themselves. But in general, this is not the case. From the Time Magazine article, How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century Matching The Rhythms Of The Moon Chronos versus Kairos time and the power of the moon. The video above will make you an instant fan of the media-mindful-yoda that is Douglas Rushkoff. The revelation (at least to me) that the rhythms and phases of the moon directly correspond with the neurotransmitters in the brain stopped me in my tracks: 1st week of the new moon—Acetylcholine:associated with new ideas, making friends, and being open minded;2nd week of the new moon—Serotonin:all about getting things done, being industrious and reaching conclusions;3rd week of the moon cycle—Dopamine:it makes you want to relax and enjoy being with people (not about work or getting things done);Last week of the cycle—Norepinephrine:makes you very analytical, organising things and moving above the situation to figure out the structures which underline things.
10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video Video content has exploded in popularity, and it’s no wonder. Consumers find video engaging, compelling and convincing — so much so that they’re anywhere from 64% to 85% more likely to buy after watching a product video. In fact, video on a landing page can boost conversions by an astonishing 80%.
Digital Paper Could Become Like 'Google Docs for Artists' Computer engineers have turned ordinary paper into a display with a UV lighting technique, which could one day help artists work on real-time collaborations from opposite sides of the world. Researchers from the Naemura Group at the University of Tokyo call the method “paper computing technology”. Ordinary paper is coated with a photochromic material, which changes color when light is shone on it. A pen filled with commonly available Frixion thermo-sensitive ink (which disappears when heated) is then used to draw the image, and a digital UV projector with a resolution of 1,024×768 can be used to copy or print that image onto the paper again. A laser illuminates the image from underneath to erase it to an accuracy of 0.024mm — it can even do this automatically, learning where an error has occurred and the user has strayed from their intended line. By syncing the projector and laser up to a camera and computer, a user controlling the latter can make amendments to the image.
Douglas Rushkoff: Present Shock, the Boing Boing interview Over twenty years, ten books, and multiple PBS documentaries bOING bOING pal and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff has proven himself to be a provocative pattern seeker with a mastery at connecting the dots between popular culture, technology, and the complex underpinnings of modern society. Inspired by the likes of Timothy Leary, Marshall McLuhan, Robert Anton Wilson, and Neil Postman, Doug's message has always been about the empowerment of the individual. He is a quintessential happy mutant. Whether he's writing about social contagions, video games, advertising, religion, or the Occupy Movement, his focus is on how narrative can be used by Control to coerce, and as a tool of resistance.
Resources for school leaders and educators - Netsafe: Supporting New Zealand internet users Online support. Toolbox with tools on laptop. 3d There has never been a greater need for schools to take a proactive approach towards whole school community promotion of digital citizenship, including online safety and wellbeing, than there is now. The internet affords new ways of working and learning, and in turn, new challenges are emerging and evolving for young people and those who support them. In Cute Animation, Water Finds A Friend In A Phone To highlight the waterproof attribute of the Sony Xperia, the company has run short animations on TV in Hong Kong—depicting ‘water’ finding a ‘phone’ friend. Reminiscent of Melbourne, Australia’s Metro Trains’ campaign ‘Dumb Ways To Die’, the first of the adorable spots show how water killed the phones it wanted to befriend, until it found one it couldn’t ‘kill’—the Sony Xperia. Watch it below: [via Campaign Brief Asia]
Graphene-made e-paper by 2015 and anticancer drugs by 2030 Ultra-strong and self-healing copycat material graphene has been the subject of intense excitement since Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselo extracted it from bulk graphite in 2004, earning them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. Now, an international team of physicists led by Novoselo has published a paper laying out a timeline of future uses for the incredibly versatile material, which includes its role in anticancer drugs and rollable e-paper. "A roadmap for graphene", published in the journal Nature, proves that the one atom-thin super-conductive material has plenty of future uses outside of electronics, though it will be an integral part of the imminent future development of devices. That's because the type of graphene needed for things like touchscreens is of a lower, more easily manufactured quality.
How common is sexting amongst teenagers? This is what they have to say. - Internet Safe Education By definition, sexting is the distribution of a sexually explicit image or video of oneself to another user, or receipt of the same, via information communication technology. Basically, sending a nude picture of yourself to someone else over the internet. Either through our own imagination, the media or what we hear from others, we form an opinion as to how prevalent this practice is amongst our youth. As a father of teenagers, it’s a real concern as to how sexting would affect our family should my children became involved.
Is 'Breaking Bad' Influencing The Real-Life Meth Trade? NEW YORK -- News of drug cartels mass-producing souped-up methamphetamine – that's the latest word as reported by The Associated Press, and it sounds pretty scary. But haven't we heard this story before? Like on "Breaking Bad," the AMC network's addictive drama series? Take a look at the real-life drug biz. This column will change your life: The emotional calendar The Harvard neuropsychiatrist John Sharp spends a month with his family each summer on the island of Nantucket, so it was doubly problematic that year after year, halfway through, he'd start to feel inexplicably anxious and grouchy: first because a month on Nantucket isn't exactly anything to complain about, and second because he's a neuropsychiatrist; explaining bad moods is his job. It took much beach-front speculation, he recalls, before he finally made the connection to his teenage self, nervous about the new school year. Deep inside (actually, we can be more specific: in his hippocampus), he was still a frightened schoolboy.
Digital Citizen AUA Acceptable Use Agreement Introduction As a frequent presenter and speaker on digital citizenship, I feel it is critical to presented a balanced and considered perspective. Its easy, particularly when presented with a captive audience, to place undue emphasis on the darker side of out digital lives. The media abounds with horror stories and tragedies, of mis-adventure and mis-direction, crime and punishment, but this is what sells papers and magazines and attracts readers/viewers. Seldom do you see the predominant reality of our digital world, people getting on with their day to day activities, be these business or leisure.