Why am I releasing total control over my feed here, with my own domain name and wordpress installation?…
Hooray! I am two units into the Google Certification for Educators.
Whew! Time to pause and reflect.
At the end of Unit Two I’ve:
- clocked 37 hours of PD time
- written, tabbed and highlighted 82 pages of notes
- answered more than 150 multiple choice questions
- learned a hell of a lot.
I wasn’t aware of this tool previously, but I am very interested in who is currently using it and how it fits into your classroom. I especially like their tagline…
GREAT LEARNING STARTS BY ASKING GREAT QUESTIONS
Onestopenglish has a great collection of articles and video recorded sessions about Tech Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey.…
Last week, I spent the majority of my #etmooc time trying new digital storytelling tools (GIFs, Flip Books, Visual Poetry, 5 Card Flickr) and posting about my explorations and learnings. This week, I wanted to hold off testing more tools (PopcornMaker, Inklewriter & Stop Motion are high on my list!) so I could take time to reflect on the concept of digital storytelling and consider the value of it in the classroom.…
Below are some reflections after seeing these items:
- IBM’s Watson is better at diagnosing cancer than human doctors — from wired.co.uk by Ian Steadman
- Watson is now commercially available, set to help doctors treat cancer — from singularityhub.com by Peter Murray
First, what prompted the questions and reflections that are listed below? For that, I turn to some recent items that I ran across involving the use of robotics and whether that may or may not be affecting employment:
The work of Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee; for example their book Race Against the Machine
Excerpt of description:
But digital innovation has also changed how the economic pie is distributed, and here the news is not good for the median worker.…
As a team of us have been charged with putting together a new collaborative workspace/conference room, I’ve been thinking about some ideas for a new type of interface as well as some new types of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) to be used in group collaboration/web-based collaboration. …