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Disrupt this, greedhead – #OpenEd12 is gonna stomp in Van Rock City

It wasn’t that long ago that I thought “disruption” was a word with some utility. But almost instantly “disrupt” has become a badge representing all manner of noxious attitudes and dangerously simplistic thinking. Disruption is easy… Raging toddlers do it. … Continue reading ?

The Cheetah Robot runs faster than humans

2 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A new robot claims a running speed record. The appropriately named Cheetah Robot hit 28.3 miles per hour. As Pop Sci mordantly notes, Usain Bolt's peak speed during the 100-meter dash was 27.78 MPH. Now even our best humans falter.....

TTT#310 Badges-Part 2 Kathryn Godwin, Barry Joseph, Amy Lewark, Samuel Abramovich, Doug Belshaw, Leora Wollner, Myrna Rubel 8.15

We talk about badges again on this episode of +Teachers Teaching Teachers. This is our second show of what promises to be more than a few this fall. On the first TTT about badges and learning goo.gl/97zku, we jumped into an ongoing conversation with educators who are developing a practical, pedagogical discourse between the heckling [...]

What would you put in an innovation lab?

I’m coming near the end of my first week at TRU. As expected, it’s been overwhelming on a number of levels – lots of new names and faces to remember (not one of my strengths), an environment to learn and … Continue reading ?

Olympics go Gothic

2 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The 2012 Olympics took a delightfully Gothic turn, as one team performed to the soundtrack of Suspiria (1977). The idea of synchronized swimming accompanied by giallo audio is very sweet. Reminds Infocult of the execution-by-swimming scene in Alphaville (1965)....but...

TTT#309 Badges:Peril/Possibility P. Rawsthorne, A. Zellner, V. Gennarelli, E. Eidman-Aadahl, S. Grant, S. Lee, D. Cormier 8.8.12

Our goal in this–and the next–episode of TTT teachersteachingteachers.org/feed/podcast is to join those who are developing a practical, pedagogical discourse between the heckling and the hype around badges. Our conversations are open and wide-ranging, but a few of the questions that must be answered soon as the fall semester starts up around the US are: [...]

TTT#301 Student Video Festival with Joel Malley and George Mayo – 06.06.12

Welcome to our first video festival. On this episode of TTT, we screen two-and-a-half student documentaries by middle school students in George Mayo's classes and two by high school students in Joel Malley's classes. Monika Hardy and Paul Allison were joined by Troy Hicks, Rebecca Warner, and Eric Taddei. George Mayo says: Check out our [...]

TTT#300 with Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Jeff Lebow, Chad Sansing, Andrea Zellner, Fred Haas, Paul Oh, Robin Sowder, Teb Locke 05.30.12

THANK YOU for all of the support and good wishes upon TTT#300. Here's Paul Oh's description of our work: Teachers Teaching Teachers Achieves 300th Broadcast Milestone http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/3838 Kevin Hodgson's thoughtful...Show More Summary

TTT #299 Imagining City as School with Innovation Lab youths, Cristian Buendia, Sierra Goldstein, and Peter Harold 05.23.12

On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, we talk with three young people–Peter, Sierra, and Cristian–who have been working alongside Monika Hardy in the Innovation Lab in Loveland, Colorado. http://labconnections.blogspot.com/p/about.html...Show More Summary

TTT #298 Digital Citizenship: A tour of the Digital ID wiki with Gail Desler, Natalie Bernasconi, and Jim Bentley – 05.16.12

On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, +Gail Desler/@GailDesler and +Natalie Bernasconi/@nbernasconi take us on a tour of their Digital ID wiki http://digital-id.wikispaces.com that they've been building to help each of us and our students to answer three questions: What does it mean to be a (digital) citizen? What are my rights as a citizen? [...]

TTT #297 Margaret Simon on her Young Adult novel, Blessen – 05.15.12

On this special Meet the Authors episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, we have a conversation with two teachers and recently published authors from New Iberia, Louisiana,+Margaret Simon and +Stephanie Judice/@sagaofthesetti. Margaret has been a frequent guest on Teachers Teaching Teachers since the BP Oil Spill. Show More Summary

TTT #296 String Art with Fred Mindlin – 05.09.12

On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, +Fred Mindlin/@fmindlin starts with string art, and pulls us into his world of anthropology, story-telling, collaborative learning, and more! Fred inspires and entertains all of us in this...Show More Summary

TTT #293 Exploring Minecraft with Joel Levin, Chad Sansing, Liam O’Donnell, Denise Colby, and Diana Maliszewski 4.18.12

This episode of +Teachers Teaching Teachers was recorded in Minecraft. We were Livecasting from +Joel Levin's / @MinecraftTeachr 's server with +Liam O'Donnell / @liamodonnell, Chad Sansing / @chadsansing, +Diana Maliszewski / @MzMollyTL, and +Denise Colby / @Niecsa. Watch or listen as newbies +Paul Allison / @paulallison and a colleague of [...]

Ed Wood, bad master of horror tv

2 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Finally, someone put Ed Wood's tv horror pilot on YouTube. Raise high that "Final Curtain": Here's a little context: Less than a year after filming Plan 9 Wood wrote, produced and directed “Final Curtain”, the pilot for a horror anthology...

The Alien walks

2 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Here's a nice bit of creepy cinematic lore, footage of the actor testing out his role as the titular Alien (1979). (via Xirdalium)

CEGSA 2012 – George And Tony

Going to a CEGSA conference is always a weird experience for me. It’s run by my local professional association on which I spent two years as a committee member  (where I don’t think that I contributed a great deal) so I know most of the people behind the scenes who work damn hard to put [...]

Open — it ain’t what it used to be…

“I’m sorry to say that this is likely only the first of many uses of “Open Education” by a company that appears to have very little or nothing to do with promoting open education. Darn.” — David Wiley, “Openwashing – … Continue reading ?

Deaths in the dark

2 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Underwater Gothic: here's a sad, compelling account of divers perishing in a deep, deep pit. It's a scary account, too, due to a clutch of fears: fear of drowning, claustrophobia, dead and warped bodies, exhaustion, mental disorientation. Some of the...

More Wikipedia Course Grooviness

I’ve written many times about Jon Beasley-Murray’s awe-inspiring work with Wikipedia in his courses. I’ve always hoped that this approach could be applied more widely, so when Dr. James Heilman, another UBC Wikipedian, offered to hook us up with the … Continue reading ?

The death van rides

2 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

China unleashed the death van, a mobile execution vehicle. This story is from 2006, but is still filled with Gothic goodness. Unlike the United States and Singapore, the only two other countries where death is administered by injection, China metes...

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