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Hessa Ahmad

24 Ed-Tech Terms You Should Know - 9 views

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    This is a truly dumb set of definitions that of course are being widely publicized by the media (sigh)
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    "Social Learning: Using social media as part of class. Who said that Twitter was just for Justin Bieber?"
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    I have revisited this over and over - but each time I realize that no, I'm not hallucinating. They do indeed endorse 1:1 laptop/iPad, as they are "way cooler than stickers."

    Obviously, they don't have access to the right stickers.
Danna Ortiz

Schools Test Personalized Math Program - WSJ.com - 1 views

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    NY City touting 5 public schools' adoption of School of One curricula in Race to Top application, but the schools' assessment scores show mixed results so far.
Jeffrey Siegel

Infographic: Ed Tech Cheat Sheet - 2 views

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    are you taking the designing a new learning environment online course?
Sunanda V

How 10 Colleges Are Using Game-Based Learning Right Now - 2 views

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    Game-Based Learning in higher education...
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    Thanks for sharing this Jennifer. I wonder how how transferable these skills are from games to reality. Apart from the motivation and engagement factor, I think research is still inconclusive about the actual benefits of gaming. Any thoughts on such transfer? Thanks for sharing again!
Jeffrey Siegel

Ed Tech Startups Transform Learning - 1 views

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    "I think education is probably the largest, most important, and most screwed up part of the American society and economy,"
Uche Amaechi

Robotic dragon, an unlikely teacher | Northeastern University News - 2 views

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    T561 Alumni involved in this project.  Somewhat similar in approach to SmartyAnts
Chris Dede

Education Week: New Initiatives Signal Shift in U.S. Ed-Tech Leadership - 1 views

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    Lots of pomp and circumstance about new initiatives -- but how much funding and political clout is really behind them.
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    Are you speaking of Digital Promise? It reminds me of whatworks.ed.gov but it looks like it might be designed better. I don't believe whatworks.ed.gov ever got much traction.
mozzadrella

Master a new skill? Here's your badge - O'Reilly Radar - 2 views

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    Really proud of the P2PU/Mozilla badges team that's going into public beta soon. Check it out: http://badges.p2pu.org/users/77/vanessagennarell/
Uche Amaechi

Apple - iPad 2 - All-new design. Video calls. HD video. And more. - 2 views

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    Tablets' potential for learning, as seen by apple. Thoughts?
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    I personally see a lot of potential for the use of tablets in education, but I find it interesting that Apple is heavily promoting the ipad for educational uses on its web site, but doesn't offer the educational discount for the iPad.
Uche Amaechi

The best iPad ad (not made by Apple) | Technically Incorrect - CNET News - 3 views

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    Interesting video and snarky article.  Complex technology with a dead simple UI used for learning--or amusement?  Or Both?
Uche Amaechi

Students To Be Subject To Week-Long Social Media "Detox" Experiment - 1 views

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    What if...there were not internet?
Uche Amaechi

Texting: It's Not Just for Teenagers Anymore - 0 views

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    More adults text that teenagers
Uche Amaechi

Obama Meets Netanyahu as Mideast Peace Talks Begin - NYTimes.com - 5 views

  • s to define and embrace a comprehensive peace settlement. But he had to begin by join
  • The meetings on Wednesday and Thursday will end 20 months without direct negotiations between the core participants.
  • Mr. Obama’s one-on-one meeting with Mr. Netanyahu in the White House Oval Office — to be followed by meetings between the president and, successively,
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    yada
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    hmmm. interesting. (just testing)
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    Go Obama Go!
Uche Amaechi

Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Archives: Youtube in the Amazon: Rural Peru's Transition to ... - 0 views

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    Bringing Wireless Infrastructure to small villages in Peru. Why and how?
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    Jenny, you should check this one out...
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