Medieval Technical Support

February 23, 2007

JuliaD blogged about this youtube video called medieval tech support. Aside from the giggle this will give to all of us who teach tech to newbies, any newbie in my class should see it, to remember that everything is new at some point.

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Baby Lab

February 22, 2007

Oxford University Baby Lab: “What do young infants know about the world around them?” GOOOD question.

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eSchool News online – More ‘reliable’ Wikipedia soon to launch

February 22, 2007

eSchool News online – More ‘reliable’ Wikipedia soon to launch: “Aiming to create a more authoritative source of information than Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that allows anyone to post or edit subject-matter entries, Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger is getting ready to launch a new collaborative web site. Called Citizendium, the new site will require […]

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He’s mal. I’m Zoe?

February 22, 2007

Buriday » i’m mal., well ya. Mal Adjusted. 🙂 Your results:You are Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command) Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command) 80% Malcolm Reynolds (Captain) 80% Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic) 65% Jayne Cobb (Mercenary) 60% River (Stowaway) 55% Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic) 50% Derrial Book (Shepherd) 50% Inara Serra (Companion) 45% A Reaver (Cannibal) 45% Alliance 45% […]

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iCranky: fighting back to iForcefeeding of ‘innovation’

February 22, 2007

Inside Higher Ed :: iCranky talks about a point close to my heart, as a teach-educator, just read and see. This isn’t someone who’s anti-technology, and I find it nostalgic to see someone talking about FTPing files. I find the whole tone of faculty workshops troubling, and engagement issues a bit like giving into marketting […]

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The Willard Suitcase Exhibit Online

February 22, 2007

The Willard Suitcase Exhibit Online is an amazing exhibit of artifacts from a mental hospital… with stories and contexts.

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TeacherSource | PBS: The Julie Amero in All of Us

February 22, 2007

The Julie Amero in All of Us talks about the case of Julie Amero, the substitute teacher who was found guilty of child endangerment because her students saw a flood of adult-oriented popup ads flood her computer screen. And the news coverage is causing a lot of educators to say to themselves in horror: It […]

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Article – News – Ex-judge Kline gets prison

February 22, 2007

After student watched the famous Catsy video on hacking, this comes up: Article – News – Ex-judge Kline gets prison: “Kline admitted he stored more than 100 sexually explicit photos of under-age boys on his computer and on several disks found at his Irvine home in November 2001. Police caught onto Kline after a Canadian […]

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Mind Hacks: Virtual reality to treat combat trauma

February 20, 2007

Mind Hacks: Virtual reality to treat combat trauma: “…virtual reality is being used to treat soldiers who have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after combat. Symptoms of PTSD include intrusive memories, pathological avoidance of things related or loosely-related to the trauma, and persistent arousal.” I wonder if this would be useful, someday, for treating children […]

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Failings of Science Education

February 20, 2007

Since I hope to be teaching 2 science courses next fall, Failings of Science Education drew my attention: Thinking vs. memorizing. Steve Rissing, a biology professor at Ohio State University, presented results of an experiment on teaching difficult topics in intro courses. Rissing used two different approaches to teaching students about working with enzymes, a […]

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