I've been fascinated with drones, but haven't quite found the excuse I need to drop $1k on a good one (if you have ideas, let me know). However, when I saw a mini Lego based drone up on Kickstarter, I figured I could roll the dice for $50! It's one of the projects available from [...]
I feel like I'm slacking. Because I find myself snacking when my fingers should be clacking the keyboard. But I find myself lacking, whether it be motivation or inspiration, and every post I read just sounds like quacking in my head. Instead of cracking the whip, I'm backing away from the blog. I [...]
Image by amandacphoto via Flickr And yes, that is a serious question. I really enjoyed doing the last podcast and had a few thoughts bouncing around the ol' noggin yesterday afternoon. So I said, "What the heck, let's let it roll..." Recorded another podcast during the drive home. Two in one week, will wonders never [...]
Image by erica.hargreave via Flickr Newsweek recently covered a new phenomenon in the college application world: the YouTube supplemental application. Sound crazy? The writing has been on the wall for years. More and more often, videos created by students are getting seen by hundreds of thousands of people, leading to job offers, internet fame, and [...]
Image by doviende via FlickrWhile en route to England, I had about 8 hours of time to kill. One way that I filled it was to download all the presentations from the recent TEDxNYED and watch them on the iPad. Truly a treat to say the least. While there were several that I think are [...]
No specific educational tie in to this one. Unless you think there's more to life than test scores and that art appreciation is an important part of educating well rounded students. Enjoy.
Andy Carvin shared this video via tweet that does in incredible job of summing up what the New Permanent Record is, in a much more succinct way than I've ever managed to. As you watch this video, consider what these students will look like when they enter your classroom. Honestly, will they care one whit [...]
One of the nuggets that stood out to me from PETE&C was a comment made during a presentation by the two EdTechInnovators, Ben Smith and Jared Mader (I listed Ben first because he was left off the poster at the conference). They were describing how technology can be seemless in the classroom, not something you [...]
Image by Getty Images via DaylifeJanet English over at KOCE has been hard at work putting together the Film on the Fly video challenge and yesterday was the big day! Early in the day, she sent out a text message to everyone who signed up with the prompt: "Everything changed - when the box mysteriously [...]
This CommonCraft inspired video does an excellent job of explaining what a truly networked student looks like. And more importantly, what the teachers role is for them. Consider it your weekend video break.