Sunday, July 28, 2013

"Machines Can't Flow" and other Good Stuff

What is the future of technology in education?
Schools, will only need one major thing to be prepared for the future. They will not need software installed, servers or local file storage. Schools will need a fast robust internet connection. Infrastructure is paramount to the the future of technology in education. . . . We don't know what the new 'in' device will be in the future. What we do know, is that it will need the cloud.

8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools
When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the useful editing tools that are built into YouTube. The YouTube video editor has some useful features for teachers and students.
Machines Can't Flow: The Difference Between Mechanical and Human Productivity

The vascular surgeon who "slows down to speed up," operates on patients with engaged attention. . . .What if schools evaluated students and teachers on engagement versus today's standardized tests? Research indicates that engaged teachers are effective teachers. Engaged students aren't likely to drop out. They're likely to be cultivating every quality we could hope for: curiosity, initiative, resourcefulness, and mastery of material.

How Things Changed With @Evernote
I have to be one of the most unorganized people on the planet. I have notebooks in just about every bag I carry. Multiple calendars . . . slips of papers as reminders with some string of illegible thoughts on them . . . .I have more than 10 different types of projects going on at anyone time . . . .Organization isn't really in my vocabulary. . . . .But it is now, thanks to Evernote.

Google's 80/20 Principle Gives Students Freedom
Twenty percent time made learning more personal and gave students a chance to think differently, said Marissa Zaritsky, a newly graduated senior who plans to major in communication disorders at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall.

The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson

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