In 2009, Rap Genius was launched as a site that collected lyrics to rap songs and crowd-sourced annotations for every word, stanza, and reference in each song.
Education and technology have created avenues for easy access to global education. Most Western countries experience an influx of international students who have an aim of learning a different culture while gaining a quality education. The U.S is one of the main destinations of many international students across the globe in search of education and greener pastures.
After the Design Team's Way-finding Seminar last month, and in preparation for the opening of the Learning Theater, I have been exploring a few of the options mapped out by the EdLab crew. One that really struck me was adding Russell Hall to a pre-existing way finding app like Google Maps.
EdCast, the online and mobile platform that distributes educational content is hoping to raise about $16 million in order to meet needs to expand the company's product development. The company is focusing on two main tracks. The first is focused on learning on mobile and the second is a curated content feed that focuses on human expertise and algorithm. One of the goals of EdCast is to bring relevant knowledge and insight on micro-learning. EdCast has about a million users.
Technology's influence on modern day life is as such that we are not surprised to children pick up iPads more often than a book. Even though most people feel like technology hinders learning, this new initiative seems to give us more than one reason to believe in technology based learning only. Using the concept of a one room school house, children will be placed in mixed age classrooms.
Talent often goes undiscovered in impoverished and unrepresented communities. This is proving the case when it comes to gifted education. There is a large amount of African-American and Hispanic students in public schools, but few are considered gifted when compared to the White and Asian peers.
I hope everyone is doing fine. Since I have a combined interested in software and robotics, I decided to create 6 axis of Rotation robot arm (6 DOF Robot Arm) that will detect an object, pick, place and push. This robot can be controlled autonomously or using a PlayStation 3 controller with a Bluetooth connection.
The robot consists of:
- 6 DOF Robot Arm
- Six servos (MG 966R)
- Jumper Wires
- Bluetooth Module
- PS3 Controller
- Arduino Uno R3
- Ssc-32 servo controller lynxmotion
- Batteries (6v for the servo)
Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world. A recent survey that measured countries by wealth ranked Liberia 164th out of 169. The country, founded by African American slaves who returned to Africa, enjoyed a relatively peaceful and stable existence until a succession of military dictators during the mid 1900s saw a drastic decline in fortunes.
Greetings from DC!
Andrew, Lauren, and I are perched here on the 3rd floor of the impressive Walter E. Washington Convention Center where AERA, now in its 100th year, is in full swing!