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Would this subject make an interesting mSchool course? Perhaps fall-under our larger "Design Thinking" video series?
From the Edudemic article referenced above:
So, say for example, you set your pupils a project where you’ve ask them to design a web page, or a poster campaign, you could get them to create a mood board to demonstrate the flow of their work and how they aim to achieve the final piece of work. It could be a very effective time saver in the creative process, as many issues can be solved right away (or at least eased) – if perhaps you don’t think one of your pupil’s ideas is going to work for example, you can work with them to come up with an alternative option.
The blog post that featured this infographic posed the following question, "The public library: Historic artifact or adaptive success?" What are your thoughts? Are libraries, including those housed in universities and research-focused institutions relics or adaptive arbiters of information?
Courtesy of: CityTownInfo.com
I have not personally used Livemocha, the popular online language learning community, but apparently 16 million users from over 195 countries have. TechCrunch has just announced that Rosetta Stone purchased Livemocha for $8.5 million in cash.
What will this mean for the Rosetta experience?
The language learning platform, long known for innovative commercials and high prices, will most likely, be able to "future proof" the platform by moving courses into the cloud. This move and new resources could mean, as TechCrunch reports, that Rosetta can greatly lower or do-away-with the cost of language learning courses.
Though details are scarce re: exactly how the Center for Social Innovation's (CSI) new Maker's Institute will function ... here is the temporary site with a bit more information and an invitation to their (sold-out) launch party. It will be interesting to track and discover what the group has planned! I have really enjoyed the following two panel discussions hosted by CSI and I am excited to learn more about this new initiative!
Sign-up for their "Future of Education" panel series, here.
I was a bit skeptical when I received the pop-up from Google re: their new streamlined "Compose" experience for well, composing emails. However, despite the initial fear that accompanies changes to a well-worn tech process, I can whole-heartedly endorse this new "experience." Here is my informal review:
"Compose" pop-out!: No longer takes-up the whole inbox space & instead is a "pop-out" window - particularly great, if like me, you are managing about a dozen tasks at once!
Additional options... like "insert photo"
I am a member of Education Writers Association (everyone who writes for NLT could be too!) and their upcoming conference/seminar held at Stanford May 2-4th, Creativity Counts: Innovation in Education and the Media, seems especially relevant and timely re: the EdLab's work! What are your thoughts?
Here are some of the confirmed keynote speakers...
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Thomas Friedman, The New York Times
James Heckman, University of Chicago
Sal Khan, Khan Academy
Claude Steele, Stanford University
And other speakers include Linda Darling-Hammond! Here is the full list.
I am at it again... another Udacity course! This time instead of the MOOC that started it all (almost), on Artificial Intelligence (This was technically Stanford's course then), I am going fully terrestrial with Steve Blank's Lean Startup course. I also took Udacity's CS 101 course as well!
Listed below are my takeaways so far and here are my course notes (please feel-free to add comments & questions)!
Evolution of the Udacity platform:
-More streamlined sign-in
-Clear course discovery
-Clear options for engagement: Wiki, Forum etc. as icons in the top right
-Course notes and instructor tips are more clearly laid-out
-Steve blank has a very upbeat, easy to listen to voice
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True. I would DEFINITELY add a many of our EdLab/TC/Gottesman Librarians to this list!!!! Do you think that awards like this, whether slightly tongue-in-cheek, or completely serious, are helpful in elevating a field that is historically not in the spotlight?
Favorite quote from one of the librarians featured, JP Porcaro, who founded 8bitlibrary.com:
I want to see a librarian on Jersey Shore, in Kanye West’s entourage, and on the coaching staff of the New York Jets. I want to see the first librarian elected President of the United States. Don’t forget, Casanova was a librarian.
Who would you add to the list?