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No TV unless you exercise! The system has three components- a detector, an Arduino Nano, and a relay.

No TV unless you exercise!

The relay is hooked up inline to an RCA cable going from a video source to the TV. The Arduino looks for input from the detector, and if it doesn’t receive a signal within a certain amount of time (I’m using 10 seconds), it turns off the relay which opens the circuit and the input to the TV goes dark. I have a warning buzzer that goes off when there’s 2 seconds left in the countdown.

The detector I’m using is a black/white detector normally used for robot line following. I put a strip of black and white tape on the back wheel of my bicycle, which is attached to the bike stand. Once I had the code figured out, the only really tricky part was aligning the detector in the right place. How to live with robots.

AddOhms TutorialCast. Learning Theory and Multimedia. Sharebar Have you ever heard of the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning?

Learning Theory and Multimedia

If you are a designer, developer or just interested in learning theory, this is good stuff. We can thank Richard Mayer from UC Santa Barbara, for pioneering this research. Underlying Learning Theories According to Dr. Dual Coding Theory. The Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning Now that you have the background, the actual theory states that a person must engage in five cognitive processes in order to learn in a multimedia environment.

Wow. Let’s Get Practical Every good learning theory needs practical application. How To Increase Learning Transfer. SumoMe When you are about to get surgery or your airplane is preparing for take off, don’t you desperately hope the surgeon or pilot had training that transfers to the real world?

How To Increase Learning Transfer

With that same passion, we should try to ensure the training we design and develop is transferable to the workplace or to authentic life situations. Learning transfer refers to acquiring knowledge or skills in one context that enhances a person’s performance in another context. This is known as positive transfer. Teacher Tools. TeachingResourceExchange.com. A Quick Look at Google's New Add-Ons for Documents - Ed Techsploration. Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons.

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Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons. The Australian Curriculum v7.0 Digital Technologies Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum by rows. Years 7 and 8 Band Description Learning in Digital Technologies focuses on further developing understanding and skills in computational thinking such as decomposing problems and prototyping; and engaging students with a wider range of information systems as they broaden their experiences and involvement in national, regional and global activities.

The Australian Curriculum v7.0 Digital Technologies Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum by rows

By the end of Year 8, students will have had opportunities to... Read full description › By the end of Year 8, students will have had opportunities to create a range of digital solutions, such as interactive web applications or programmable multimedia assets or simulations of relationships between objects in the real world. In Year 7 and 8, students analyse the properties of networked systems and their suitability and use for the transmission of data types. Why coding is the new literacy. It is undoubtedly essential to learn literacy and numeracy skills, but could the future mean computer programming is just as important?

Why coding is the new literacy

Writing computer programs – known as coding – used to be the preserve of geeks with thick black glasses and a penchant for pizza. But developing the codes that tell computers what to do is now a vital mainstream skill. The Best Way to Learn Video Game Development. E Learning Workshop: How, Why, What? Resources. 10 Examples Of Disruptive Cloud-Based Learning. 10 Examples Of Disruptive Cloud-Based Learning by Charles Samuel, Senior Editor at GetVoIP I watched a video recently that made me think hard about the future of education.

10 Examples Of Disruptive Cloud-Based Learning

In it, education researcher Sugata Mitra calmly posits that the education system we see around us- the one that’s often casually referred to as “broken”- isn’t hopeless at all. If anything, Mitra suggests that the system is “outdated.” And I agree with him. Schools have long been reliant on the proximity of its educators and students and inflexibly geared around expensive infrastructure. An important thing schools have to consider is how they divvy up their resources. Here are 10 companies that are making waves in the education sector with products in the cloud that impact both the frontend and backend of institutions. 1. Tackk Introduces Tackk Stream for Commenting on Digital Portfolios and Simple Webpages.

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Turn your phone and tablet into scanner for intelligent document management. 21CLD Pilot Program. Referencing Quiz - Harvard Referencing Module. Tag and Chat. 6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Google Search - New Literacies for a  New World. Free Documentary TV - Free Documentaries, Watch Documentaries Online. Development. Solve 50 problems in 50 days. Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Home Page.

Tynker. Art. Inanimate Alice - Homepage. The George Lucas Educational Foundation. ​We are dedicated to transforming kindergarten through 12th-grade (K-12) education so all students can thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives.

The George Lucas Educational Foundation

We are focused on practices and programs that help students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, skills and beliefs to achieve their full potential. RSA Animate - The Power of Outrospection. Learning to use My Blocks. This tutorial explains how to use the "My Block" feature of the NXT-G programming system by working through several examples.

Learning to use My Blocks

What is a My Block? Why Use My Blocks? Making your First My Block Creating a My Block Viewing and Editing the Contents of a My Block Inserting a My Block into a Program Creating My Blocks with Input Parameters What are Input Parameters? Creating a My Block with an Input Parameter Using a My Block with an Input Parameter Designing Your Own Input Parameter Changing the Name of a Parameter Creating a My Block with Multiple Input Parameters Making a Block Header Comment. Youpd. The Digigogy Collaborative - Home. Text 2 Mind Map - Simple mind mapping online.

Historic Map Works - Browse Hundreds of Historic Maps. One of my favorite Google Earth layers is the David Rumsey historical maps collection.

Historic Map Works - Browse Hundreds of Historic Maps

This morning, through Google Maps Mania, I learned of another good place to find historical maps. Historic Map Works is an online gallery of hundreds of historical maps. On Historic Map Works you can browse for maps by continent, country, state, and province. Contrary to my initial experience, downloading the map images is not free. But, you can view more than half of the maps as Google Maps overlays using Historic Map Works's free Historic Earth Basic.

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History. "they" is the operative word. Jeff Utecht echoes the frustrations of many technology coordinators in a recent Thinking Stick blog post: We go on teaching the same way we know how to teach....because we know how it goes, we know it works, we bury our fears and we march on doing the same things we've always done, teaching in the same way we've always taught and hope that nobody really forces us to take a deep look at our own practice....But very few schools push teachers to look deeper at their own practice.

"they" is the operative word

Why? Because we don't want to upset them, we want the 1:1 program to work and because we don't give teachers the time make it a priority to have them go deep in their own understanding of the changed leanring landscape. One of my favorite definitions of leadership comes from the former Dallas Cowboy coach Tom Landry - "Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. " But, depending on the teacher, they might say: Physical Education Resources.

Resources for all areas of Physical Education from fitness to body image & self-esteem, P.E. portals to sports measurement, games to playground fun. They should be taken in conjunction with resources found on the Health, Nutrition and Sports pages. Unless otherwise stated they are free. Remember many sites are not Australian. Check carefully to be sure they conform to Australian requirements before use, e.g. spelling, terminology, guidelines, … . Instructional Design. There is a Time and Place for Everything… “We can’t shape what we don’t understand, and what we don’t understand and use ends up shaping us.” ~ Catarina Mota I always need to take a deep sigh when … Continue reading Has education come full circle? Education started with the Socratic process then morphed into the standard lectures and in the last decade migrated from “student based learning: to “active learning”.

In this decade higher education … Continue reading.