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Time Zoned Way Out

(School | TX, USA) School | TX, USA Categories: Extra Stupid Technology Time Tags: School School | TX, USA  (I am on the phone.) Me: “I sent the instructions to you in an email about half an hour ago; have you received it?” Customer: “No, but I am in the next time zone, so I will check in another half an hour, at the time you sent it.” Me: “If […] (Read more...)

Teachers know best: What teachers and students want from EdTech

Technology is transforming America’s classrooms From online learning resources like Khan Academy to Teach to One – which creates customized lessons for each student based on progress from the previous day – new digital instructional tools allow teachers to tailor learning to students' needs, skills, and interests. Show More Summary

Control guns, not information on making them

Two years ago, Texas gun enthusiast Cody Wilson experimented with the burgeoning 3-D printing technology that, following coded instructions, manufactures products from plastic. NASA recently used the process to create a wrench aboard the International Space Station with instructions sent from Earth.

Does Technology Belong in Classroom Instruction?

Lisa Nielsen says teachers can use technology in the classroom to expand students’ horizons. José Antonio Bowen says it often interferes with teaching children how to think.

Technology Assuming Role of the Enterprise Subconscious

While neuroscience races ahead, continuing to unlock more secrets about how our brain works and functions (still largely a mystery), parallels continue to grow between how neurons fire to relay information and instructions throughout our nervous system, and how information flows between individuals and organizations in an increasingly connected world.

Job Posting: Pflugerville ISD Instructional Technology Positions

From Pflugerville ISD folks:" We are working hard to build an infrastructure that will last for a decade and support any instructional initiatives that come our way. Our 2014 Bond has set aside over $5 million for student devices and we need instructional leaders to join our team and help us integrate. Show More Summary

3D Printed Shoes and the Coolest Hello World Boards You’ve Ever Seen at Fab Academy

3 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Make: Knitting

The Fab Academy program is a distributed educational model providing advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through a unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources. In this series, Erin, aka RobotGrrl shares her experiences with the program as she progresses through the courses. Show More Summary

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

4 months 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

4 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Make: Knitting

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

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

6 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

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