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Winning the award for one of the most UNLIKELY combinations, a Tumblr(er) has created a brilliant collection of images from seminal 90's sitcom, Saved by the Bell and Bell Hooks' feminist, activist writings. Enjoy the odd, wonderful coupling here. What are your thoughts? Is Hooks' work diminished by this pop culture makeover, or, made more accessible for new generations of learners? Would you assign this exercise to your students?
Columbia Business School just announced that they received a "generous" donation to establish the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise. This is especially relevant to the EdLab as edtech and learning initiatives are often classified as "social innovation." I had the privilege of meeting with CBS team lead, Sandra Navalli (see her present in the vialogue embedded below) re...
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Don Burton is a renowned leader in the educational technology field. From time spent as Director of Business Development at Disney Education, to his current role as Managing Director of Education Technology at edtech accelerator, Kaplan TechStars. Burton has worn many hats prior to leading Kaplan TechStars. From consulting with financial institutions to founding countless start...
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is comparative anatomist and passionate advocate for the world’s largest mammals, whales. Additionally, Dr. Reidenberg is a Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and a regular contributor to public television programs such as, Inside Nature's Giants and Sex in th...
Dr. Bena Kallick has devoted her career to creating learning communities where "habits of mind" are valued and taught. As the owner of the Institute for Habits of Mind, Program Director at Eduplanet21 and VP Professional Development at Professional Pathways, Dr. Kallick is able to further her work focused on group dynamics, creative and critical thinking as well as al...
Great round-up of research (Richard Mayer, Multimedia Learning Theory, 2001) and best presentation practices to reduce cognitive load for your audience. What are your thoughts re: these tips and tricks? Will you modify your personal presentation style as a result? As with MANY things, old habits are hard to break, but, I will try to integrate a few of these into my presentation game! Findings summarized & a great video included in the article: Images without text are much better presentation support than text that mirrors content you are sharing verbally Explain topics in your own words Use "I" and "You" to personalize your presentation material
Barry Joseph is known as a changemaker who is passionately devoted to envisioning new ways digital media can "address significant personal and social issues." Since 2012 Joseph has worked as the Associate Director For Digital Learning at the American Museum of Natural History. In his current po...
(Image: via blouinnews.com) Production of Google Glass has been halted. While the Google stresses that this is merely a "pause" in production while they focus on redesigning the wearable tech, however, some may SPECulate (couldn't resist!) that this is the end to what amounts to an innovative experiment. Fo...
Leading learning analytics provider, Knewton (read our Profile of founder José Ferreira), just released a blog post and infographic focused on the current state of affairs and future of lifelong learning. Also, when I clicked on the post from their original teaser email directing me to the blog I was prompted to sign-up for their beta, free lifelong learning platform launching soon! What are your thoughts on this infographic and the growing trend towards learning later in life?
(image via: techinasia.com) The New York Times just published an excellent overview of the current state of education technology. While focused on what is happening in "the valley" there are definite parallels and commonalities with our local "alley." He...
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