Monthly Archives: September 2012

Inquiry Cycle

Originally posted on Engage Their Minds :
image from: Sonya Terborg One of my favorite new blogs to follow is Sonya Terborg’s.  Every time I read a new post from her, I feel like we are kindred spirits.  Recently, she wrote…

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McGraw-Hill exec: tech will make us rethink age-grouping in schools

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Online platforms like Khan Academy are already starting to flip classrooms across the country so that students can learn at their own pace.  But some think it might not be too long before technology pushes schools…

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Open source textbooks on the way

Originally posted on A Man With A Ph.D.:
California universities to produce 50 open-source textbooks [Via Ars Technica] California Governor Jerry Brown gave his pen a workout yesterday. In addition to signing legislation prohibiting social network snooping by employers…

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3 activities that enhance self-esteem

Originally posted on Learning Mind:
Things that increase self-esteem may have different shapes. Activities such as sports, participation in the dramatic play or cooking are just some of the many ways that can be used to boost one’s self-esteem. In…

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Why aren’t universities creating engaging mobile platforms for students?

Originally posted on Gigaom:
For the last three years, I have been the CEO of the education technology company, Rafter. Combined with my experience as an executive in the mobile space at Intellisync, this has provided me with some unique…

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Duolingo raises $15M for language learning and crowdsourced translation

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Computer scientist and entrepreneur Luis von Ahn has already put the crowd to work identifying images online and digitizing books. Now, the founder of ESP Game (which became Google Image Labeler (s GOOG)) and Recaptcha is…

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Willy Wonka, James and other Roald Dahl faves come to ebooks (but no Matilda yet)

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Eight of Roald Dahl’s children’s titles are available as ebooks in the U.S. for the first time today — among them, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. But a few favorites, like Matilda, The BFG and…

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Education – Massive Open Online Courses –MOOCs

Originally posted on ATD – Central Florida Chapter Blog:
Today, I saw an article in USA Today that was interesting and could be a game changer down the road. Here is a sampling from the article. MOOCs have the potential…

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Artkive

Originally posted on Engage Their Minds :
Artkive is a free app for iDevices that is an answer to the prayers of parents everywhere –  “Someone please tell me what to do with all of the pieces of art that my…

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