Mitch Resnick: The Role of Making, Tinkering, Remixing in Next-Generation Learning | DMLcentral
Mitch Resnick is on the conference committee for the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference, “Beyond Educational Technology: Learning Innovations in a Connected World.” As Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, he develops new technologies and activities to engage people (especially children) in creative learning experiences
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The use of coaches to assist educators in becoming more accomplished and subsequently improving student achievement occurs frequently in face to face settings. To meet the needs of today’s connected educators, coaching should also move into online spaces. The Connected Coaching eCourse will prepare you to coach in online spaces, to leverage the affordances of technology for coaching. Through this 8-week eCourse you will explore:
Master a new skill? Here’s your badge – O’Reilly Radar
Earning badges for learning new things is an entrenched idea. Legions of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have decorated their sashes with badges, demonstrating their mastery of various skills. A badge is a symbol of personal achievement that’s acknowledged by others.
The Mozilla Foundation and Peer-to-Peer University (P2PU), among others, are working to create an alternative — and recognized — form of certification that combines merit-earned badges with an open framework. The Open Badges Project will allow skills and competencies to be tracked, assessed, and showcased.
Vocre Lets You Instantly Converse In Foreign Languages | TechCrunch
It’s almost magical how Vocre works; Speak into the app while your iPhone is vertical, flip the phone horizontal and the phone’s accelerometer cues the app to translate and speak what you’ve said into the language of the people you’re speaking with, they then can respond, rinse, repeat.
Teaching Copyright in the Age of Computers and Mashups | Edutopia
I wish I could say that teaching students about copyright is easy, because in a world where digital tools are making creating and sharing content easier than ever, understanding copyright is incredibly important. But intellectual property law is exceedingly complex, making even a nominal introduction to the ideas surrounding copyright — copyright law, fair use, the public domain — a challenge.
fogus: 10 Technical Papers Every Programmer Should Read (At Least Twice)
In this post I will offer some guidance based on my own readings. The papers chosen herein are not intended to act as a C.S. hall of fame, but instead hope to accomplish the following:
All papers are freely available online (i.e. not pay-walled)
They are technical (at times highly so)
They cover a wide-range of topics
The form the basis of knowledge that every great programmer should know, and may already
The 20 most useful iPhone apps of 2011 | ZDNet
For iPhone users, I’m going to throw you an assist by sharing my top 20 (this is an update of my 2010 iPhone list, and I will update my top Android picks next week). My iPhone picks are all third-party apps that can help you be more productive, streamline regular activities, reduce the number of gadgets in your life, and take advantage of the top benefits that mobile computing has to offer.
The Modern History of the Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]
Relative to other forms of communication, though, it hasn’t changed all that much. In fact, most of the changes have been merely cosmetic — most employers still require a one-sheet, black-and-white printed resume at interviews, regardless of the fact that we all use email and have had access to much better design options for years now. Not to mention, printing is unnecessary in the digital world we live in. At this point, even the role of cover letters in today’s job market is being scrutinized.
Facebook Timeline: Privacy Settings You’ll Want to Set
You know what they say – nothing ever goes away. Hopefully, you’ll be able to do a bit of damage control though.
Using QR codes to create educational posters | Teacher Tech
I have been pondering how to use QR codes in the classroom. My favorite use being to tape QR codes into old textbooks to make them relevant. The code pictured below goes to a YouTube video with directions on how to do those math problems.
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