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.....
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 [...]
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 ?
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...
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: [...]
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 [...]
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
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
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? [...]
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
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
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 [...]
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...
Here's a nice bit of creepy cinematic lore, footage of the actor testing out his role as the titular Alien (1979). (via Xirdalium)
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 [...]
“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 ?
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...
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 ?
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...
A number of books have crossed my path for a variety of reasons, and there’re some lessons to be extracted from three of them. All have to do with looking at how our brains work, and some lessons therefrom. There have been quite a bit of kerfuffle about ‘brain-based learning’, of which too much is [...]