PODCAMP: "a free unconference dedicated to podcasting, blogging and other new social media"
I saw this event, and I immediately thought of the EdLab! I hope to see you there!
"Wish not so much to live long as to live well."
-Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738
In honor of Ben Franklin's 300th birthday a group of Philadelphia middle school students visited two museums--the Tercentenary and the Rosenbach. Afterwards the students participated in a 3 week mini course and developed an online exhibition:
Ben, the Good the Bad and the Ugly
Check out the Narrated Exhibit and the Audio Skits (the last one on gout is hilarious!).
Now that's technology put to good use in the classroom!
Recently, I've been trying to build my baseline knowledge and understanding of the challenges that large and medium-sized companies face when it comes to issues such as talent recruitment, growth, pricing, entering new markets, corruption, etc. Since I'm not currently taking any courses that cover these subjects, I've been listening to a number of expert podcasts on the Deloitte website. I love this site because it allows me to easily find the information I am looking for in one centralized place.
Some of the design enthusiasts in the Lab may be interested in Cut & Paste!
The site says:
From breakdancing contests, DJ battles and poetry jams to fashion shows, gallery exhibitions and film festivals, New York serves as an epicenter and source of inspiration for modern culture. Battling for cred, style points, legitimacy, and earning the right to be at the top is the way to carve out your legacy in NYC. Design is no exception.
Last November, eight graphic designers participated in the first-ever Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament,...
Kognito is a company that offers content development and interactive tutorial building services. Check out Adventures in Statistics: Cartoon Learning Modules. Who knew sqirrels were so good at teaching statistics! (See module 1: "Being Normal in a Z-score World").
Click here if you want to experience the virtual life of Pollock!
School Works is an organization that spends its time thinking about school design. Check out the computer game the company has developed to get kids to think more about how they can influence their learning environments. If anyone finds Tike's dog, please let me know!
From the site:
We want young people to realise their learning environments are important, and that they do have the means to affect them. To that end, we have developed an interactive, web-based game ...
A few years ago, the Guardian ran an article about the 15,000 students that participated in "The School I'd Like" contest--a competition that gave students the opportunity to express their hopes and desires about the future of schooling. Read this article to learn more about the entries!
Perhaps the EdLab should sponsor a similar competition! What would you do if you could turn TC into the "perfect" place to learn? How would you change the K-12 experience of tomorrow?!
Read this article to learn how teen Lonelygirl used YouTube as a platform to launch herself into fame and online stardom! Perhaps it is time for Phil to post a few diary entries on YouTube!
"One cute teen's online diary is probably a hoax. It's also the birth of a new art form."
For those that think deeply about tags and where they should be located on webpages, here is an example of a page where the tags are front and center: