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15 Apr 14

"I cannot take credit for these 6 myths of digital technology – I’m lifting them straight from what I thought was a well known and received investigation in to the impact of digital technology on education. It would appear that a lot of the research however is not well known and in an attempt to do for others as I do for my students in terms of making the implicit explicit; this marks the first of a series of posts which will look in to the evidence behind digital technology and its links to learning. In this post I will be looking at an investigation undertaken by Professor Steven Higgins, ZhiMin Xiao and Maria Katsipataki from the School of Education at Durham University, published for the Education Endowment Foundation."

15 Apr 14

"Google Drive tutorials using the 2014 Google Drive interface for both beginner and advanced users."

15 Apr 14

" A Dutch teenager was arrested in Rotterdam on Monday afternoon after she tweeted a terrorist threat at American Airlines that quickly went viral online, police officials said. It was not immediately known what charges she could face."

15 Apr 14

LIX pen is the smallest 3D printing pen of the world. It is small in size and light in weight and the power consumption is relatively small. It just works by drawing minimal power from any ordinary laptop.

14 Apr 14

"The Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies Program at MIT conducts research into technologies to capture, utilize, and store CO2 from large stationary sources. Initiated in 1989, our program is internationally recognized as a leader in this field. A major component of the program is the Carbon Sequestration Initiative, an industrial consortium launched in July 2000."

14 Apr 14

"British after-school programming clubs network Code Club has started publishing its materials online, in an effort to make its coding lessons available to a wider range of children. The organisation, whose network includes more than 2,100 volunteer-run clubs around the UK, has made its Scratch, web development and Python projects available online for the first time."

14 Apr 14

"For a learner-centric approach to corporate training, the behavior that you want to promote should ascertain the learning practice to be adopted. We explore some learning practices to demystify workplace learning, and identify the knowledge behaviors they promote."

14 Apr 14

"MOOCs--for all the debate, angst and confusion surrounding them--have changed the face of online education and learning for good. We can love it or hate it, but we can’t ignore it. Nor can we go back to a world where MOOCs didn’t exist. In this blog post, I am going to discuss why I think MOOCs are here to stay, and the impact they are likely to have on workplace learning and the way we learn."

14 Apr 14

"OK, Glass, it's time to change journalism. That will be the collective mindset of students taking "Glass Journalism," a new course slated for the fall semester at the University of Southern California, where students will be tasked with thinking up new ways for journalists to tell stories using augmented reality and Google Glass."

14 Apr 14

This is a browsable set of links related to Online Reputation and Digital Citizenship. I used it to share with my students as discussion starters.

14 Apr 14

"A list of links related to issues of privacy and copyright for the students of EAD102"

14 Apr 14

"We started hearing about augmented reality and virtual dressing rooms as early as 2005, Ewen says. “It’s only now that technology, specifically Kinect, is getting closer to catching up and concept videos you may have seen are becoming more realistic. But we're still not there yet.” But technology needs a bit more time to match consumer expectations."

14 Apr 14

"Technology doesn't always take off the first time around. We had smartwatch hype in the 1980s, VR hype (and terrible VR-themed movies) in the 1990s and tablet PCs in the early 2000s, and none of them took off. But now they're back. They're back as Android Wear, as Oculus Rift, as iPads. Could augmented reality be the next tech to come back from the dead?"

14 Apr 14

I recently gave an interview about the future of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. I broach the subject from a perspective of the usages.

13 Apr 14

"What does it mean for a classroom or school to "go Google"? Learn all about Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education and Tablets with Google Play for Education and how together these powerful tools can transform teaching and learning."

13 Apr 14

Ask.fm is an online social network that enables people to send questions to each other and answer them, when they want to. When you ask a question you can choose whether to ask it anonymously or you can reveal your name. If you want, you can choose not to receive anonymous questions. All questions are received into your profile inbox. No one can see the questions in your inbox apart from you. These questions are not published onto your profile page unless you choose to answer them. As soon as you answer a question, the question and your answer will appear on your profile.

13 Apr 14

"Published on 6 May 2013
Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains. We interviewed Nicholas Carr, the author of, "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains," about how the Internet is influencing us, our creativity, our thought processes, our ideas, and how we think."

13 Apr 14

By hooking into Apple’s iTunes Store APIs, the developers behind fnd have created a free website with a responsive design for any device you’re on. I find fnd to be particularly useful on the desktop.

13 Apr 14

"I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short battery life. It was extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why someone's battery was draining. I made it my mission to discover the specific reasons for iOS battery drainage. This article is a product of my years of research and anecdotal evidence I gathered in the hundreds of Genius Bar appointments I took during my time as a Genius and iOS technician, as well as testing on my personal devices and the devices of my friends."

13 Apr 14

"GravityLight™ is an innovative device that generates light from gravity. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight that powers GravityLight creating 25 minutes of light on its descent.

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