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bostonreview:

One guy is sleeping, two people are browsing Reddit, this girl just found out her ex is engaged through Facebook: a typical MOOC class?
Here are four smarter takes on the web university phenomenon: http://ow.ly/m32Wu

bostonreview:

One guy is sleeping, two people are browsing Reddit, this girl just found out her ex is engaged through Facebook: a typical MOOC class?

Here are four smarter takes on the web university phenomenon: http://ow.ly/m32Wu

— 10 months ago with 1 note
#digital culture  #education  #online universities 
How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology →

world-shaker:

Boom. Loved this. Rule #1:

Do not set out to “fix” anyone’s teaching

If you’re working with veteran educators, this is especially important. They have been successful in their field for many years, often decades. Perhaps they teach an AP course and are used to a high percentage of 4’s and 5’s on the AP exam. Maybe they teach a writing class and feel that they are effectively preparing their students with advanced writing skills. Regardless of their specialty, approaching a hesitant teacher with an eye to radically change their curriculum and pedagogy can feel threatening and critical.

Instead, try this: observe what they do in the classroom that’s made them successful and build out from there. Offer suggestions on how to make their good teaching practices more efficient or effective, using tools that clearly make tasks easier to accomplish. Perhaps DropBox will facilitate distributing handouts in the classroom, Google Drive is a better alternative to emailing drafts back and forth, or Google Earth can provide more interactive exploration of the Grand Canyon. Tailor your approach to each faculty member, with specific ideas to facilitate and/or enhance their teaching. As they become comfortable with new tech, they will very likely be open to conversations about other digital tools you are using in your own work.

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— 1 year ago with 49 notes
#digital culture  #education  #tech 
"Young people today have lots of experience… interacting with new technologies, but a lot less so of creating [or] expressing themselves with new technologies. It’s almost as if they can read but not write."

MIT Media Labs’ Mitch ResnickEveryone Should Code (via courtenaybird)

I’m a huge supporter of encouraging students to use technology to create things, and then to share them in some way with the world around them. Aside from encouraging them to be global citizens, I think it has the positive side effect of giving them ownership of content, and the experience of actively wanting other people to share their work with proper attribution (which helps reinforce the importance of not plagiarizing others).

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— 1 year ago with 432 notes
#digital culture  #education  #Mitch Resnick  #tech  #technology 

Watch: How this $40 tablet (DataWind’s super-cheap Ubislate 7ci) aims to revolutionize education in India and developing countries »

The lastest version of the Indian-designed Aakash tablet could shake up education in developing countries and double the number of people who have access to the Internet. Will DataWind deliver? […] It has the basic functionality of a smartphone, Wi-Fi connectivity, rear and front-facing cameras, and a micro-USB port (!). The parts are assembled in China and India (a sort of nebulous supply chain). It runs Android 4, like many high-end smartphones, but Tuli (Suneet Singh Tuli, the CEO of DataWind, a British based company) plans to sell the tablet at a fraction of what many of those cost.

Read more »

— 1 year ago with 71 notes
#digital culture  #education  #gadgets  #India  #news  #technology  #tech 
"None of these students had met one another in person. The class directory included people from 125 countries. But, after weeks in the class, helping one another with Newton’s laws, friction and simple harmonic motion, they’d started to feel as if they shared the same carrel in the library. Together, they’d found a passageway into a rigorous, free, college-level class, and they weren’t about to let anyone lock it up."
Virtual classmates help one student reconnect after her country’s government cut off access to the course on YouTube, in TimeThe disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves  (via courtenaybird)

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— 1 year ago with 35 notes
#digital culture  #education  #online education  #tech  #YouTube 
sunfoundation:

Einstein’s Brain Now an Interactive iPad App

The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an appfor $9.99. But it won’t help you win at Angry Birds.
While Albert Einstein’s genius isn’t included, an exclusive iPad application launched Tuesday promises to make detailed images of his brain more accessible to scientists than ever before. Teachers, students and anyone who’s curious also can get a look.

sunfoundation:

Einstein’s Brain Now an Interactive iPad App

The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an appfor $9.99. But it won’t help you win at Angry Birds.

While Albert Einstein’s genius isn’t included, an exclusive iPad application launched Tuesday promises to make detailed images of his brain more accessible to scientists than ever before. Teachers, students and anyone who’s curious also can get a look.

— 1 year ago with 78 notes
#Albert Einstein  #apps  #digital culture  #education  #internet  #iPad  #news  #tech 
newyorker:

Cartoon of the day by Matthew Diffee. For more from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/QQfAIp

newyorker:

Cartoon of the day by Matthew Diffee. For more from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/QQfAIp

— 1 year ago with 227 notes
#comics  #digital culture  #education  #internet  #Klout  #lol  #social media  #tech 

OK Go teaches about Primary Colors »

I tell you… those people at sesame street know what they are doing. Always relevant.

— 1 year ago with 89 notes
#education  #offbeat  #television 
good:

'Girls Who Code' Graduates Its First Class
The New York City-based nonprofit is closing the computer science gender gap.

good:

'Girls Who Code' Graduates Its First Class

The New York City-based nonprofit is closing the computer science gender gap.

— 1 year ago with 268 notes
#computer science  #digital culture  #education  #gender and sexuality  #tech 
""When I suggested using Twitter and Facebook in the classroom to one of my teachers, I was told, ‘I don’t want to be replaced by a computer,’" Mr. Goyal said."

Students Urge Teachers to Embrace Digital Tools – SchoolBook (via infoneer-pulse)

Argh! You won’t be replaced, you’ll be enhanced. And you’ll be a leader in showing them the potential of the technology they take for granted, as well as how to use it in a way that promotes healthy citizenship.

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— 1 year ago with 33 notes
#digital culture  #education  #Facebook  #internet  #social media  #tech  #Twitter 

gerdfuturist:

Reinventing the Classroom (by HKTDC)

A colleague of mine, Claus Nehmzow, a Hong Kong-based entrepreneur… has come up with an innovative way to make learning fun. 3D Avatar School combines the benefits of face-to-face learning with an online gaming experience.

Pretty cool stuff

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— 1 year ago with 21 notes
#education  #gaming  #videos