Metaphorica Weblog » Podcast of our STHLE Presentation

June 15, 2006

Rochelle and I have a new web site and blog, and such. Head on over to Metaphorica.net and check out the podcast of our conference presentation today: Podcast of our STHLE Presentation

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Who Stole The Cookie From the Cookie Jar

June 12, 2006

Found this video on YouTube – Who Stole The Cookie From the Cookie Jar. Done by some kindergarden students in Korea. Interesting use of technology and young children to say the least.

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Hypoallergenic cats are nothing to sneeze at

June 12, 2006

Hypoallergenic cats are nothing to sneeze at Hypoallergenic cats Hypoallergenic cats Hypoallergenic cats Hypoallergenic cats Did you get this? Hypoallergenic Kittens!

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Super Battery

June 11, 2006

ScienCentral Video News: Super Battery Ever wish you could charge your cellphone or laptop in a few seconds rather than hours? As this ScienCentral News video explains, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a battery that could do just that, and also might never need to be replaced. …Joel Schindall and his […]

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LaserWriter Select 360: in memoriam

June 10, 2006

My dear LaserWriter Select 360 laserprinter just died. We’ve had it for over a decade, and it has done wonderful work for us. It was the first printer we could afford that could do camera ready Japanese, and cost us over $1800, but it was worth it. When Apple discontinued AppleTalk, we got an AppleTalk […]

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rumors related to Mac OS X

June 10, 2006

macosXrumors.com: news and rumors related to Mac OS X and Apple Recently sources have been indicating that Leopard [the next version of OS X] will feature easy collaborative work throughout the OS. The main idea is that it will be possible to declare a document as available for collaborative use over a network or Internet. […]

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AGO Exhibition: In Your Face

June 9, 2006

I was over at the AGO yesterday. A number of ECE faculty will be consulting with the AGO on some issues relating to learning. We saw a bit of this project which will be opening July 1, and it sounds really exciting. If you want to get your portrait in a gallery, here’s your chance… […]

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Ryerson to honour gay-marriage critic

June 9, 2006

TheStar.com – Ryerson to honour gay-marriage critic Degree to come at start of Pride WeekEthicist says she’s pro-child, not anti-gay… Margaret Somerville is a well-known Montreal ethicist who holds a slew of honorary degrees — and strong opinions against same-sex marriage. Her views have generated controversy, enraged gay-rights activists, attracted hate mail and even prompted […]

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Surveillance system scrambles people’s faces

June 7, 2006

New Scientist – Surveillance system scrambles people’s faces This has interesting implications for early learning environments and being ‘watched on the job’. An intelligent video surveillance system that automatically scrambles people’s faces to protect them from unwarranted monitoring has been developed by a Swiss company. …the technology singles out any people in a video feed, […]

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Nineteenth-Century American Children & What They Read

June 7, 2006

Nineteenth-Century American Children & What They Read is a great site that yuka told me about. It gives greater context as to what people were reading, vs what we think they might have read.

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