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16 years ago
The appearance of BabyFirstTV, a new TV channel noted in the Times is sort of like the appearance of a smaller, more powerful iPod—inevitable. What I find fascinating is how the producers of content for the network pitch everything as educational. Is the population of educationally-minded parents still growing? Or is TV a way for lazy parents to feel slightly better about ignoring their children for a while?
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16 years ago
Check out this write-up on ARTINFO of the current show at the M. W. Offit Gallery, "Art Obituaries, Chapter 1." ARTINFO is an online resource connected to a large artworld publishing house. It's a nice achievement for TC students to get their work featured here, and good exposure for the gallery.
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16 years ago
The founder of Insideschools.org was named one of the most important New Yorkers concerned about education in New York Magazine (as you will notice, there are no TC people on the list (Michael Rebell made the list for law).  Why is this site so important? Why do they have such a high p...
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16 years ago
Are you away from your computer (of course not!)?  Are you in the middle of the city--lost?  Are you looking for THAT restaurant?  Are you and your subway mate debating the population of Tanzania?  Google has done it again!  Try Google SMS (http://www.google.com/sms/)--a program that allows you to text message "googl" (yes, that's right... no "e") with all of your pressing concerns.  Wait 30 seconds and *you've got mail.* (Google has come to the rescue with a text message!). I love technology! 
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16 years ago
Recent patent filings from Apple Computer suggest several new technologies of interest to us in the library and lab. One patents suggests transferring images between a digital music player to a TV or host machine. A second suggests a virtual whiteboard that can be manipulated by multiple parties. A third deals with a display that simultaneously captures images of whatever is in front of it. The final patent is for a virtual keyboard. Can't wait!
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16 years ago
Changing Universities with ICT For those of you like me who monitor what is happening globally with e-Learning – virtual worlds have no borders – you may want to read how the University of Botswana is running a project on mobile technologies in Africa. The Universities Computer Science department recently won a Microsoft Research Grant for its healthcare information mobile tech system. The researchers will explore how the latest wireless and mobile technologies may help under-served communities so that they can receive health care information and education via the Internet. The Univer...
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16 years ago
Take a look at the interesting tool created by Standard and Poor's. Using it, one can easily find how well different school districts are doing on state standardized tests and can get a visual depiction of a school's demographics. This information is marketed–in part–to parents who are moving into a new area. If someone took a look at my high school, would they think about moving to North Plainfield if they could afford not to?
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16 years ago
The Washington Post ran an interesting article (you may need to create a guest account to view content) about a school that “challenges the assumptions of every public and private school that measures success with test scores and prizes academic rigor. It is an educational anomaly in the super-competitive Washington area: The school day here is unscripted.”The Fairhaven School, based on the
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16 years ago
I would like to know what others think about the recent redesign of the New York Times website. From a quick look, it seems to me that the new site presents a good deal more information on each page in part through a new layout and in part by using the entire width of the screen. The site also offers more views of the same material so readers bump into more things in more ways. Finally, the site puts video in a more prominent place that appears to be a permanent feature of the paper's approach to online publishing.
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16 years ago
A new report on The Internet's Growing Role in Life's Major Moments from the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows the growing importance of the internet as a source of information for those making major educational decisions. In 2002 14 million Americans reported that the internet was crucial in terms of getting additional training for a career; in 2005 this figure rose to 21 million. In 2002 12 million Americans reported that the internet was crucial in choosing a school or college for themselves or a child; in ...
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