Friday, January 29, 2010

Google Squared

I just discovered this site and the cool things you can do - try a search term of 'US Presidents"  - I love these new things.

Google Squared

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Distance Learning / Distance Education

Distance Learning / Distance Education | eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time
Steve Wheeler (aka Twitter timbuckteeth) has been writing a series of articles on how distance education has “developed and the influences it has had on our current education provision”.

Making and Sharing Video Online

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ways to use iPod Touch in education when you have no wifi

iPod Touch : 10 Cool Productivity Apps For Offline Use
With 100,000+ apps in the App Store, we can find apps for a variety of uses, such as turning your iPod Touch/iPhone into a professional camera/photo editor (for iPhone), an external hard drive, a reference book, or a radio, yet productivity apps that integrate with Google services, which are free and which we can use without Wi-Fi are harder to find. Not every place we are in will have Wi-Fi, especially if we are on-the-go or commuting a lot. That’s when apps with offline capabilities come in handy.

Can We Really Measure "21st Century" Skills?

From Daniel Hickey's Blog - Re-Mediating Assessment

re-mediating assessment: Can We Really Measure "21st Century" Skills?
The members of the 21st Century Assessment Project were asked a while ago to respond to four pressing questions regarding assessment of “21st Century Skills.” These questions had come via program officers at leading foundations, including Connie Yowell at MacArthur’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative, which funds our Project. I am going to launch my efforts to blog more during my much-needed sabbatical by answering the first question, with some help from my doctoral student Jenna McWilliams.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Great Video from a key player in the technology and futurist world

YouTube - Ray Kurzweil: How technology's accelerating power will transform us
Ray Kurzweil: How technology's accelerating power will transform us

Ray Kurzweil: How technology's accelerating power will transform us

Taking Attendance with a Cell Phone

Taking class attendance with cell phone SMS messages and PollEverywhere » Moving at the Speed of Creativity
I’ve used PollEverywhere the past two weeks to take class attendance in my Technology 4 Teachers course at the University of Central Oklahoma. The first week I had everyone submit their name with a cell phone as a SMS message at the start of each class.