Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education
“We have a romantic attachment to skills from the past which are no longer relevant on a curriculum for today’s children”
2013 05 BEA – ’Mobile is eating the World’
This fascinating presentation by Benedict Evans shares some staggering charts, interesting factoids, and all manner of statistics about mobile learning, mobile browsing, and mobile everything.
Introducing Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet access
“We believe that it might actually be possible to build a ring of balloons, flying around the globe on the stratospheric winds, that provides Internet access to the earth below. It’s very early days, but we’ve built a system that uses balloons, carried by the wind at altitudes twice as high as commercial planes, to beam Internet access to the ground at speeds similar to today’s 3G networks or faster. As a result, we hope balloons could become an option for connecting rural, remote, and underserved areas, and for helping with communications after natural disasters. The idea may sound a bit crazy—and that’s part of the reason we’re calling it Project Loon—but there’s solid science behind it. “
I have iPads in the Classroom. Now What?
“You might be one of the teachers who is excited about the possibilities or apprehensive and fearful of the seemingly overwhelming task in front of you how to manage your classroom, students and the devices AND at the same time use them to improve student learning.
What are some educational models to consider when implementing iPads in the classroom?
How do you handle classroom management?”
Pursued – Street view game
How is your sense of direction? Would you be able to find your way out of a tight situation under pressure? Try your luck while you’re being pursued here! Pursued is a new bite-sized web-based game by Nemesys Games! We’ve created an integrated experience with Google Maps to give players an exploration-based thrill ride.
“You’ve been taken without warning and emerge in an unknown place. A friend is trying to help you escape when you call, but you must use your surroundings to figure out where you are before they can pick you up! It’s a race against time as you’re being pursued by your captors!”
Gameplay includes 15 tailored levels and after completion, community levels are also available to create and play for everyone!
Apple – Making a difference. One app at a time. – YouTube
“Each iOS app offers remarkable — and often delightful — possibilities. But the most powerful iOS apps ever are ones that change people’s lives in ways they never imagined.”
Big Data | Debunking Five Big Data Myths | Technology, IT
“Kate Crawford of the MIT Centre for Civic Media goes behind the numbers to debunk five myths about big data.”
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