On this episode of TTT we invite you to go to IncitED to learn more about these projects and support them if you can: Imagining Learning – Creating a National Collective Voice through Listening Open Road Learning Community for Teens: Learning Without School (It's Natural) Youth Voices Summer Program: Connected Learning with the NYC Writing [...]
I'm getting ready to head in to DrupalCon, where over the next few days I'll be talking education and open learning with anyone who is interested. And as I'm heading in, I have MOOCs on the brain - not because I'm particularly a fanShow More Summary
This past weekend, a few of us tweeted at each other about enabling Google + in schools. Throughout the whole discussion, I equated Google + with Hangouts. While Google+ is great and all, I've really embraced Twitter as the avenue for crafting my PLN. Show More Summary
Now I have admitted before that I am a google fan boy. I love Google, I love their products, I love the way they take risks in development, I love the future they are trying to make a reality. So it should be no surprise that on Wednesday I prepared …
The New Yorker quietly adds just a smidgen of Gothic to a technology essay: The primary interface element of Now is what Google calls “cards,” which are modelled after real cards. They present a clean, trim canvas for information—one recalls...
Erin Olson’s student, Tanner, shares his thoughts on the purpose of education in this new video. Happy viewing!
For “art works”, we might substitute “content”, or “educational resources”. Via the mighty BAVATUMBLR, on the occasion of Brian Eno’s birthday. I know we’re supposed to revere Eno for his contribution to ambient art, but my warmest feelings are reserved … Continue reading ?
I know people are probably pretty up on the general level of change, upheaval and consternation that are happening surrounding NYPLs big changes, most notably the changes at the Central Library but also the closure and sale of the Mid-Manhattan branch. You may not know about the closure and sale of some of the Brooklyn [...]
I was surprised to learn yesterday that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and his crew had arrived back on Earth from the ISS, I hadn’t realized Expedition 35 was coming back so soon. You may remember a couple videos I posted before from Chris Hadfield. Pretty much everything he’s put out is worth watching as [...]
New blog post: “ds106zone: You are About to Enter Another Dimension” bavatuesdays.com/ds106zone-you-… #ds106 #ds106 #soitbegins — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) May 13, 2013 When Jim Groom lights up #ds106 you can feel the energy waves transmorgify. Show More Summary
For those who care about increased higher education transparency, the last few days have been a trip through the Congressional looking glass, culminating with yesterday’s introduction of a bill to “study” higher education transparency. Show More Summary
Today's story of cannibalism comes from the Syrian civil war, where a rebel apparently gnawed on a dead soldier's heart. According to one account, In the clip, Sakkar cuts into the chest of the dead soldier before ripping out his...
“We’re building the plane while flying it!” How many of us have heard this phrase in presentations about the need for schools to move more quickly toward an uncertain and unknowable future? [yes, I've used it myself once or twice] How many of us have had someone show us this video from EDS? Nearly always there [...]
Download. On this episode of TTT we learn more about connected learning, city as school, using media in justice-based education and more! Educators from the Detroit Future Schools (DFS) program http://schools.detroitfuture.org share their experiences of attempting to re-invent the practice and purpose of education. Show More Summary
School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.
I took a moment over lunch today to watch this recently released TED talk video. It's of Dr Geoffrey Canada, President of the Harlem Children's Zone in New York. Raised in poverty and the son of an alcoholic father, Canada introduces himself as black and mad. What he's mad about is the state of education, [...]
We shared the fine short video "Click" a few days ago. Now it's time to examine the other Gothic tidbits from the contest which "Click" won, Popcorn Horror. Warning: all of these have scenes of extreme violence, pain, and death....
A Venezuelan skyscraper failed to fill its spaces with business, and fell empty. Gradually poor people moved in, squatting in what sounds like a disturbing ruin: ‘rooms with a view’ lacked walls, working electricity, running water, windows, balcony railings and...
Earlier this week, someone asked me, "How do you strip audio out of a youtube video?" The process was pretty straightforward (using ffmpeg) before but apparently, it's changed with more recent versions of Ubuntu and/or distros basedShow More Summary
What is it like to be guillotined? One enterprising group built a simulation, using the Oculus Rift gaming rig. Disunion - The guillotine simulator from André Berlemont on Vimeo. (via Slashdot)