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USC, UCLA, Caltech get joint grant to fuel tech start-ups in L.A.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, three of the top universities in Southern California are teaming up to supply instruction, events and research aimed at helping technology start-ups flourish in the region.

USC, UCLA, Caltech get joint grant to fuel tech start-ups in L.A.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, three of the top universities in Southern California are teaming up to supply instruction, events and research aimed at helping technology start-ups flourish in the region.

An Auto-Leveling Gyro Camera For Motorcycle Enthusiasts

[Saftari] was inspired by the technology used to capture video in the MotoGP World Championship races to create these instructables on how to build an auto-leveling Gyro camera. The setup he developed maintains the camera at a consistent...Show More Summary

?Rafranz Davis on the Classroom, Technology and Building a Community of Educators (EdSurge News)

As an instructional technology specialist with nine years of teaching math behind her, Rafranz Davis has experience with how technology can help in the classroom. She’s got valuable advice for educators and entrepreneurs, so when EdSurge got a chance to ask her a few questions about her experiences Source: www.edsurge.com "If edtech companies are not […]

Sproutling smart baby monitor learns and predicts baby behavior

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Babies don't come with instruction manuals, so the saying goes. But technology is promising to lend new parents a helping hand in the form of Sproutling, a smart baby monitor that keeps parents abreast of baby’s physical status, conditions...Show More Summary

10 Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists

Successful technology integration must include an element of reflection to stay focused on how individual teachers and learners will use this technology in the classroom. Source: www.edutopia.org I’ve worked as a literacy coach, technology coach, and leadership coach, and I can never emphasize enough the importance of self-reflection on the part of the "coach"… This […]

The Zillow Short Instruction Manual

By Diamond Technology Management: Situation: Zillow is humorously valued even compared to its high growth internet peer group. Zillow trades at 146 times forward earnings versus the 76 median forward earnings of its comparable companies. Show More Summary

A Fuse Here and a Wire There, and You've Got a DIY Game Boy

Game Boy is 25 years old, but that doesn't mean we can't bring it back via new technology. DIY tech site Adafruit posted instructions on how to create your own pocket-sized portable with the help of a 3D printer. The "Gamegirl" usesShow More Summary

Supporting Complex Change

Integrating technology, project based learning, personalized instruction, etc all require a change in a teacher’s pedagogical practice.  That is a pretty complex change as there is nothing simple about people, teaching and learning.  The teachers I support are my ‘students’. I need to know what is not working or missing to help them achieve success […]

How to Build Your Own Knowledge Graph (Video – Part 1)

Straight out of Google I/O this week, came some interesting announcements related to Semantic Web technologies and Linked Data. Included in the mix was a cool instructional video series about how to “Build a Small Knowledge Graph.” Part...Show More Summary

Ignore the shiny objects and pick the right tech tool for the job

Technology has revolutionized the business of real estate, but it’s gotten to the point where people are no longer so easily distracted by the latest shiny object, says Jason Pantana, director of content, instruction and engagement for franchise giant Coldwell...

BionicKangaroo, A Robot That Mimics the Unique Movement a Kangaroo Uses to Save Energy

5 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

BionicKangaroo is a robot from German engineering company Festo that mimics the unique movement of kangaroos to save energy. The robot uses a combination of pneumatic and electrical drive technology to function, and can be instructed via gestures thanks to an armband device. The stable jump kinematics plus the precise control technology ensure stability when [...]

How To: Turn a 3D Printer Into A Digital Tattoo Artist

5 months agoMedia / Publishing : eBookNewser

Here’s an innovative way to give yourself tattoos if you’re good at digital graphics: just use your 3D printer! The project is on Instructibles, from Pierre Emm, and Johan Da Silveria – French students with a penchant for technologyShow More Summary

Job Posting - Director of Instructional & Informational Technology

And, a dear colleague is retiring--Jennifer Faulkner. Here is the job posting:Director of Instructional & Information TechnologyAlamo Heights ISD in San Antonio Alamo Heights is a great place to be. 4A school district (Go Mules!) Small...Show More Summary

Patrick J. McGovern, Founder of Publishing Empire, Dies at 76

The company he founded in 1964, now called International Data Group, or IDG, developed the “For Dummies” instructional reference books and organized technology events, including the MacWorld trade shows.

The Torres Chess and Music Academy brings chess instruction to the twenty-first century classroom

The Future of Chess Has Arrived at River Islands Technology Academy in Lathrop, California The Torres Chess and Music Academy brings chess instruction to the twenty-first century classroom. Lathrop, California (PRWEB) February 24, 2014...Show More Summary

Podcast: #tcea14 - Google Academy Reflections with Jacob Ortega (@techortega)

At mid-day today, as Jacob Ortega (Instructional Technology Specialist for the ECISD) and I crossed paths on the way to an exciting activity at the Google Academy at the TCEA 2014 State Conference, I had the opportunity to get his insights and reflections on the sessions thus far. Show More Summary

TX: National RTAP and CTeL Partner for Online Driver Training

Rural and small urban transit drivers can learn to be safer vehicle operators using state-of-the-art instructional design and online learning technology thanks to a new partnership between the National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP...

Diane Ravitch and technology: Once more into the breach…

I’m trying to see Diane Ravitch’s pro-technology stance. I really am. I thought she was more tempered in Reign of Error. She actually noted some positive affordances of instructional technologies for students and teachers and also appropriately noted concerns about some cyber charter schools. But after yet another derisive statement about how technologies are ‘distracting [...]

The Missing Conversations

One of my favorite questions: What conversations are we not having as district leaders that prevent our organization moving forward? That's an easy one to answer for Instructional Technology departments in school districts. Why is technology...Show More Summary

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