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TTT#327 Two Teachers Listening to Two Students for One Day on Earth with Kelsey Shelhart and Erika Auger 12.12.12

On this episode of TTT, two students, Erika Auger (9th Grader from Wiscasset, Maine) and Kelsey Shelhart (8th Grader from Wheatfield, Indiana) join Paul Allison (NYC) and Monika Hardy (Loveland, Colorado) to tell stories that answer a couple of questions posed by our friends at One Day on Earth: What do you have? What do [...]

The very bad Spirit of Christmas

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Here's some Christmas horror, of the brief and disturbing sort: "The Spirit of Christmas." Not safe for children: (via Nicole Cushing)

Christmas with the devil

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Here's a musical celebration of Christmas, Infocult-style: Christmas with the Devil, by Spinal Tap. (thanks for the reminder, Peter Naegele)

TTT#324 Session at NCTE – Open Learning: Empowering Teachers Through Professional Development – Chair, Karen Fasimpaur 11.17.12

Enjoy this special episode of TTT, recorded in Las Vagas. We live-streamed our session and this is a recording of that event. Here's the program description: This panel will discuss innovative models of professional development that include peer collaboration, self-directed learning, active involvement, and learning communities. We will give models for using social media for [...]

The decay of videotape

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

What can we learn from signal decay? This video project tracks a short 1980s music video clip through successive copies. From the 1st to 23rd iterations we watch the image and sound degrade: Think of the mysteries which emerge as...

A tasty cannibal feast

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

One chocolatier is in tune with 2012's cannibal theme. They offer us tasty baby heads: "i could eat you up!" "You look good enough to eat!"... if you're a white chocolate fan (Infocult certainly is). Saramin reminds us of the...

I’ve got your content right here

I was engaging in a mobile strategy session with a small not-for-profit the other day, and naturally it became an overall technology strategy session, as you really can’t do mobile strategy without considering social media strategy, learning technology strategy, even enterprise technology strategy. Mobile is a platform for all of the above, and you One [...]

The voice of the doll

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Here's a short clip of Thomas Edison's phonograph doll speaking. The images are nice: (thanks to Jesse Walker)

Mourning the dead in World of Warcraft

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

How do Warcraft players memorialize their dead friends? A new Game Studies paper a Here's one example: The Shrine of the Fallen Warrior can found on top of a small, difficult to climb mountain, a short distance west of the...

The Romney Zombie a la Whedon

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The zombie politics theme keeps lurching along, showing new undead life in the American president election. Today's instance comes from Joss Whedon, who makes the Romney-zombie equation. It's the Zomney: (thanks to Amanda)

Aickman's ghostly tales

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

MetaFilter has a fine post for Robert Aickman resources. I especially like the focus on anthologies Aickman edited. Plus this short video adaptation of one tale:

Humanity in limbo

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

"The Origin of Creatures" is a short video about something strange happening in a post-apocalyptic city. Amidst the ruins body parts appear, move, and start to build. The Origin of Creatures from floriskaayk on Vimeo. (via Vice Motherboard)

Building Drupal Style Tiles using Foundation and SCSS

This past weekend Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit in Seattle, WA was buzzing with talk of Foundation, an amazing responsive web framework built with HTML5 and SCSS. I lead a session on Building Drupal Style Tiles using Foundation and...Show More Summary

Stop-motion brilliance

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

"The Maker" is a five-minute work of stop-motion excellence. It begins with Brothers Quay object uncanniness, shifts into one Frankenstein riff, then another, and then - Just watch it. Impressive tonal registry, from whimsy to romance to horror. (via MetaFilter)

It’s not enough to think about how close we came

Better to burn out? shared CC by MrGluSniffer Neil Young has always held a special place in my life. He was the first rock musician to really connect with me, I was eleven years old. Perhaps strangely, it was with … Continue reading...

Improvements to the giant stomping robot

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The Legged Squad Support System (LS3), a/k/a Big Dog, just got better at creeping us out walking around. it demonstrated new gaits and improved perception of the world around it. But perhaps most importantly, this Big Dog is 10 time...

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

3 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, 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 ?

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