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7 years ago
Before I leave today, I couldn't resist showing off my EdLab badges! Mad props (and many thanks) to Rebecca for creating these amazing badges and providing me with such beautiful flair. Whatever your opinion on digital badging, you have to admit... these are pretty cool. What do you think? What EdLab Badges can you put in your backpack?
[caption id="attachment_865" align="alignnone" width="800" caption="Part of The Federico Castellon Memorial Print Collection."][/caption] Mervin Jules was born in Baltimore in 1912. His career as painter, printmaker,...
[caption id="attachment_842" align="alignnone" width="800" caption="Zeppelin Flying Over a German Town-Lower Rhine"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_842" align="alignnone" width="800" caption="Zeppelin Flying Over a German Town-Lower Rhine"[/caption] Learn more about zep...
[caption id="attachment_827" align="alignnone" width="800" caption="A painting by a 13-year-old girl from Norway, circa 1955. "][/caption] Part of 1950's collection of international children's art, originated by Dr. Edwin Ziegfeld, the creator of the Arts and Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.
7 years ago
Check out this cool infographic "Envisioning the Future of Education" by TFE Research and Michell Zappa (ht EdSurge). Basically, this visualization tries to show all the emerging educational technologies that might affect education starting from now until 2040. It is full of paradigm-shifting potential, focusing on technology in several different areas, including digitized classrooms, gamification, the opening of information, disintermediation, tangible computin...
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[caption id="attachment_814" align="alignnone" width="800" caption="Woodcut, circa 1970, by David Shapiro"][/caption] From The Federico Castellon Memorial Print Collection
7 years ago
The ALA Virtual Conference: Mapping Transformations continues today, with George Needham & Joan Frye Williams kicking off this morning with a presentation on "Libraries in a Post-Print World." Despite all of the technological changes in libraries over the past several years, for most people the library "brand" is still "books" - good, old-fashioned, paper, bound books. George & Joan talk about how this is a powerful symbol that needs to change as libraries step forward to lead the ri...
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7 years ago
Yesterday afternoon at the ALA Virtual Conference: Mapping Transformations, Brian Matthews presented on "Thinking Entrepreneurially: What libraries can learn from startups and other innovative organizations." His talk was based on his recent white paper, which I blogged about last month after learning about the conference. Ful...
Smith, A., Boyles, J. (2012). The Rise of the "Connected Viewer." Pew Internet & American Life Project. The Pew Internet & American Life Project published a new report this week on how people use their cell phones while watching television. According to Pew's most recent survey, which was conducted among 2,254 American adults in March and April of this year, 52% of all cell phone owners now incorporate mobile devices into their TV watching...