January 9, 2012
Website, January 9, 2012.
I saw this in a few places. It's not new technology - so far as I can tell, it simply executes a Creative Commons image search on Flickr and maybe a few other sources. I searched for 'Moncton' and saw all my own images. But it sure is a nice attractive interface.
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A $100 Solar-Powered Tablet: Will This Be “The One”?
Mind/Shift, January 9, 2012.
Audrey Watters covers the $100 solar powered OLPC tablet computer. "The new tablet, designed to be an educational device for students in the developing world, where electricity and broadband access is scarce, addresses this to some extent. It uses very little power: the battery lasts eight to 10 hours and can be recharged with either a hand-crank or with a solar panel that doubles as the tablet’s cover." Jeff Dunn at Edudemic offers six reasons why the OLPC might replace the classroom iPads.
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Research publications on Massive Open Online Courses and Personal Learning Environments
You-Learn, January 9, 2012.
Rita Kop just posted a list of the work she has done analyzing MOOCs and related entities, and it's amazing how much she has written over the last two and a half years. There are eight papers listed, but they don't just repear the same points; "the diversity of subjects covered in the papers will shed light on the learning experiences on MOOCs and make for a varied tapestry of information on MOOCs." It's a great body of research that I think establishes her as an authority in the analysis of MOOCs.
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Book Website, January 9, 2012.
It's not always easy to get quality texts on the subject you're studying. But if you're looking for basic works on networks and graph theory, this entire book by Reinhard Diestel is available as a preview in low-quality PDF.
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Integrating Google Tools 4 Teachers
Educational Technology Guy, January 9, 2012.
David Andrade writes "I'm a huge fan and user of Google's many tools and resources for educators. I recently found another great site that helps teachers learn about these tools and how to use them in the classroom. Integrating Google Tools 4 Teachers has tips, resources, and ideas for using Google tools such as Docs, Presentations, Sites, Maps and more in the classroom, including a section on using Google tools to help with STEM education. It even has a list of pro's and con's for Google Apps for Education and regular Google tools. The site is run by Colette Cassinelli, a Google Certified Teacher."
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