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Russian Prime Minister Instructs Govt. to Sign BRICS Memorandum on Science

Dmitry Medvedev instructed the government to sign the BRICS memorandum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).

A week of technology instruction

. So since I left MetaFilter almost a year ago, my goal was to spend more time “librarianing” I have a part time job with the Internet Archive running Open Library. I write for The Message a Medium publication, sometimes … Continue reading ?

Why Las Vegas Is Desperate To Hire Thousands Of Teachers

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Technology specialist Sara Boucher teaches about 1,000 students in classes as large as 45 at Steven G. Schorr Elementary School in Clark County, Nevada, making it hard to tailor instruction and impossible to learn everyone's name. She does her best, but the teacher shortage in the county, which includes Las Vegas, is about to get worse. Show More Summary

Instructional Video: Self-Defense with Solid Snake!

Thanks to Solid Snake, now you can learn how to defend yourself from attackers before they even see you! [beatdownboogie] The post Instructional Video: Self-Defense with Solid Snake! appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Fab Academy Adventures: 7 Press Fit Construction Kits

2 weeks agoHobbies / Crafts : Makezine

The Fab Academy program is a distributed educational model providing advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through an unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources. Over the next five months,...Show More Summary

Across the Gulf - Remembering Technology Integration

What is the core, fundamental experience of instructional technology? As I reflect on my years of experience, I'm trying to take a trip down memory lane, back to what helping another educator was like. I'm reaching for that root experience because I feel that something has been lost over the years. Show More Summary

Competing Visions - @TCEA #TECSIG #txed #edtechcoach

Image Source: http://goo.gl/sNyTZL Roadblock #4 - Competing Visions for Instructional Technology "Do you think technology integration has failed?" I asked a colleague. His response was less than hopeful. For many of us across the State, Instructional Technology suffered a crippling blow when the state technology allotment was cut. Show More Summary

That Old Time Religion: Back to EdTech Basics #edtechcoach #educoach @mray29 #edtech

Image Source: http://goo.gl/aJRMFu Over the last few years, I've watched the erosion of instructional technology core principles and concepts with a bit of trepidation. Ask a young whippersnapper campus instructional technologist how...Show More Summary

Through the Neck of the Hourglass: Exploring #educoach and #growthmindset via #edtechcoach

As I've explored the idea of "coaching" as an evolution of the role of Instructional Technology Specialist, I've stubbed my toe on what to title such a coaching role. Does such a role even need to be called out as a "coach?"Coaches,Show More Summary

Evolved to Cooperate: EdTech

As I've shared over the last few years, one of the challenges Instructional Technology specialists face as a group includes a profoundly different set of public education expectations for what they do. As I reflect on my past experiences, I can't help but wonder if there isn't a better way ahead. Show More Summary

Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Online technology training service Pluralsight has acquired the Orlando, Florida-based Code School, which offers dozens of instructional courses and videos for developers both online and via mobile apps. The $36 million deal is Pluralsight’s...Show More Summary

Tell us about technology: good, bad and ugly

How do you really feel about technology? Is it an asset or an annoyance? A hindrance or a hero? We're inviting readers to tell us all about how technology affects their lives. Intrigued? See the instructions below. ...

Define the kilogram with a LEGO watt balance

3 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

Researchers from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology published instructions for a very precise LEGO watt balance to measure the kilogram unit of mass. Read the rest

3 Steps to Leverage Technology for Language Learners

Image Source: http://goo.gl/yE4tUD Technology can change the way students communicate in the classroom. It can create new patterns of discourse. Looking for some ways to leverage technology to enhance dual language instruction? While...Show More Summary

Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) and the Changing Face of Instruction

When technology is available in the classroom, teachers are no longer held prisoner to what is in the textbook, what they were able to check out from a media center before class, or to the scheduling calendar of a computer lab. There is a world of information at their fingertips—and at the fingertips of their students.

Questions for Hiring a Technology Coach

I was one of the first Instructional Technology Coaches […]

Whatever Happened to Whatever Happened to Instructional Technology?

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC ) flickr photo shared by QuestionMark Has anyone jumped any chasms lately? Once again, the associative trails in my cerebral memex fired off this morning. Via a tweet from Karen Fasimpaur, I watchedShow More Summary

Beautiful R2-D2 Wood Stove Is the Droid You're Looking For

6 months agoHumor : Neatorama

Instructables member doddiezoomer is a technology schoolteacher "tasked with inspiring the next generation of designers." He's got the right stuff for that job! Doddiezoomer is great at merging fine craftsmanship and a geeky style. We've previously seen his Darth Vader wood stove. Show More Summary

Nearly 70% of Young Iranians Use Illegal Internet Circumvention Tools

According to Iran’s list of Computer Crimes, the distribution of both circumvention technology and instructions to use such tools are both illegal. Violating these laws can result in severe punishment.

Free and Cheap Technologies to Supercharge Your Teaching

Just gave a fun whirlwind instructional technology talk and I wanted to provide the slides and links below for the attendees (and anyone else who’s interested). Slides: Links: Tools for Point of Need and/or Mobile Instruction Library DIY ARIS QR Codes QR Codes Video Demo QR Code Generators Kaywa QR Stuff QR Code Readers Kaywa Quickmark...

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