Today we continued brainstorming a useful, relevant path to take our nation’s schools to a different place, a place where technology is seemlessly integrated into instructional delivery (students and staff), data aggregation and disaggregation for data-driven decision making (assessment), and communication and immersion of stakeholders. Tim Magner, the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of… Continue reading
I’ve spent the day in the capitol city, a guest of the US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology. I and about 15 others, mostly elementary, middle, and high school principals, were invited to spend time discussing School 2.0. More will follow when my internet connection is happier.
Tonight I ate at Clyde’s in Georgetown. Go there and order… Continue reading
This morning I just finished a video conference with a group of teachers and principals in Shanghai, China. I talk a lot about leveraging connectivity on a global scale, but then it still just amazes me when such things unfold. The world truly is becoming a smaller and smaller place.… Continue reading
“Under IPv4 there are 4,294,967,296 possible IP addresses – each of which may b assigned to a device or computer on the internet. 4 billion addresses equates to slightly less that tw thirds of an IP address per person on the planet. As you may imagine, the IP addresses are not distributed evenl around the world – they are assigned… Continue reading
So I’ve been busy teaching myself about del.icio.us. I like it–social bookmarking. I have had an account for 2 years but didn’t really understand what it was all about when I set it up. Soon thereafter, I was not using it.
Well, now it makes sense to me. I think this is a powerful collaboration tool. So, in the months… Continue reading
Article from Informit: Most people use Google in a very inefficient and often ineffective manner. If all you do is enter a few keywords and click the search button, you’re one of those users who don’t get as much out of Google as you could. In this article, Google expert Michael Miller shows you how to search smarter — and… Continue reading
Well, I’m stunned, and shocked! I just had no idea!! Yes, I’m blushing. Time Magazine’s Person of the Year Award goes to me! Well, OK, me and the millions of other users of what is annoyingly being marketed as Web 2.0: the Read/Write web. And this is my little neck of those woods.
I decided not to link to the… Continue reading
I just watched this little video clip of Bob Metcalfe, filmed at the opening reception for the Emerging Technologies Conference back in September. He is speaking about the impact of video on the internet and offers these interesting observations:
The internet started as only upper case text, then added lower case, then added a red and black ribbon; gradually advancing… Continue reading
The press is suggesting this news has huge implications for Apple: billions in revenue! Since so much money will be involved, I’m sure that matter (litigation) is just beginning.
A recent out-of-court settlement between Apple Computer and a Vermont-based inventor has landed Apple the rights to a prestigious software design patent that may allow the company to seek royalties on… Continue reading
Granted, I tend to think more outside the box than many I suppose, but… Alex Steffen, at World Changing, recently unveiled their first One Laptop Per Child machine (OLPC)–a project designed to provide access to educational content for the children in the developing world. The laptop is pictured here.
Here’s a person’s comment to his excited post: “It would probably… Continue reading