Android vs. iOS: A Timeline of Mobile OS Market Share

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 6:30pm.
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As we continue to think about NLT promotion, it is interesting to consider the devices and operating systems our users are using to access NLT content. What do you think of this timeline? Does Android really still own the mobile market? In every sector?

Android Vs. iOS: A Timeline
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Silicon Valley's Leading Architecture Firm Helps Reinvent High Tech Office Design

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:31pm.
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In light of our upcoming 4th floor renovations, take a moment to explore this Wired coverage of proposed & realized office design plans from the architecture firm that Amazon, Samsung, Tencent, Google have tasked with reinventing their spaces. What are your thoughts? (Notice the TC Routefinder like app featured in the first video!!!)


Through the Looking GLASS (Infographic)

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 4:57pm.
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As the EdLab steps through the looking GLASS and begins Google Glass explorations I thought I would share this infographic re: how the technology works. Please add additional thoughts and resources re: the "glass works" below!


The Future is WEARABLE(s)

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:52pm.
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(Flex Sensor via Wikimedia Commons)

Would you wear your tech on your sleeve?
Wearable tech has been around since the early 90's as bluetooth-enabled devices started to invade ears around the world. Now, we are entering a new "wearable" era, one in which devices are both functional and beautiful. For anyone who has followed my blog posts over the past almost 3 years knows that I have been a strong proponent of (obsessed with) sensor-based technologies (I mention FitBit & Withings in this post from Aug. '11). However, would I necessarily wear Glass on my morning commute? Possibly not (if only b/c I worry it might be stolen on my hour-plus, multi subway line commute to Morningside).


Go Team EdLab! TC Site Refresh!

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 5:32pm.
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Thanks to the hard work of Hui Soo & Daniel (plus a bit of prodding from me), we have a new EdLab listing on the TC homepage! Looks great! Excited to track whether or not referrals from this site increase with the new design? Also, it is the first time NLT & SSK have been included. Exciting times!



EdLab Seminar: Dr. Shih-Fu Chang, 01.15.14

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 12:03pm.
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Professor Shih-Fu Chang from the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Columbia University will share the work of his Digital Video and Multimedia Lab. Add your thoughts to the vialogue embedded below!


EdLab a Part of the Family

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:59pm.
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A big thank you to the EdLab team for assisting in the gathering and finalizing of the EdLab listing for! Most of all, a big thank-you to Chris McGarry and his team for adding us and for remaining open to last-minute edits! I am thrilled that we are a part of this impressive roster of entrepreneurship-focsed resources for Columbia Business school (& beyond!) and look-forward to additional ways for us to collaborate and share resources in the future! Please be sure to share this site across your networks!


The Difference Between an Audience and a Community...

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:33pm.
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Jeremy Waite, the social evangelist for Adobe tweeted the image below via @ChrisBrogan. I think it is apropos to a collaborative work space, the future of the classroom AND to the design of seating on the future 4th floor.


How to Create a Google+ Post

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 6:13pm.
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Happy Snowy Day team EdLab! I thought I would share a screencast and vialogue I created before the break re: how to create a Google+ post. I created this tutorial to help our Community Engagement and Outreach Team share content in the coming weeks. Regardless, I thought the whole team might like to learn how to share content via this relatively new social media platform while snowed-in. Stay warm and happy G+'ing!


Common Core, ELL & is Math Really a Universal Language?

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 5:25pm.
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While researching High Five leads for New Learning Times I came across this article from The Atlantic. It piqued my interest for a number of reasons:

  1. "The Core" is often seen as infallible in many ed circles
  2. English language learners are commonly overlooked in "Core" talk.

It was refreshing to see both issues addressed in this article. In your experience, either as an English learner or educator, did you experience an easier transition to math vs. the language arts? Math has been seen as a "universal language" for some time, do you agree?

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