Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Approaches, Streaming, GoPro, etc.

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13 higher ed tech tools and approaches to watch in 2015
Here are 13 ed tech tools and approaches from companies and institutions that you should keep on your radar due to their recent recognition.

Why Boundaries Are the Best Thing for Your Creativity
Boundaries are crucial for all kinds of creativity. The syllabic structure and limitations of a haiku are what make the poem so powerful. Similarly, we need limits when we wade into brainstorming.

Project Planning Cycle in a 1:1 iPad
This year I worked with Natalie Cannon, @magistracannon, to revise the prompts for her annual Roman Bath project. Rather than asking students to create a cartoon storyboard, the prompt was revised to allow students authentic authorship and purpose through a designated role.

Live TV Viewership Down As Streaming Services Rise
“The growing penetration of new devices and the popularity of subscription-based streaming services, time shifting and over-the-top viewing -- as well as cord-cutting and cord shaving -- are fundamentally changing the TV industry.”

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters
I would argue, in fact, that the growing access to knowledge, information, people, and tools that our students are getting demands a shift in how we think about the work they do in school, one that moves them away from traditional, institutionally organized “assignments” and toward more student-organized.

I thought this was a cool way to show off a hot new technology.

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