Down the Rabbit Hole: Social Technology Tools in Educational Alternate Reality Games

“If children can build, play and understand games that work, it’s possible that someday they will understand and design systems that work. And the world is full of complicated systems.”  — Sara Corbett, Journalist, New York Times As part of our Social Media in Education course for our Master of Teaching programme at the Ontario Institute […]

Aurasma in the Classroom: Mediated Selves // Who ARe You?

As part of my Teacher Education course on Social Media in Education, I chose to look into Alternate Reality (AR) applications to education. I focus on one specific app, Aurasma and the new opportunities it creates for teachers. I truly believe AR is an integral part of the way the next generation will learn.

Time’s Best Inventions of ’09

Tuesday, 1 December 2009, 19:37 | Category : Future, Musings, Technology
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The remainder of the list is here.

And now, for some kitesurfing close-ups…

Tuesday, 1 December 2009, 19:30 | Category : Musings, Sport, Technology, web
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Shot on the camera I’ve yet to play with, a sport I’ve yet to try: Making of BAGUS MOVIE – Indonesia from Ne3ko on Vimeo. One of the neat things I came across while traversing the web this aft…This was shot on the increasingly popular Red One. The shots are stunning. Kitesurfing goes on my […]

Human ingenuity knows no bounds…

Thursday, 26 November 2009, 22:13 | Category : Musings, Technology, Uncategorized
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This Chinese farmer is a robotics enthusiast in his spare time…He uses spare parts and leftovers…

Crisis of Credit Visualized

Sunday, 15 March 2009, 11:48 | Category : Musings, Technology, Uncategorized, web
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This simple, elegant use of an informative online vid is what gets me excited about the web: The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo. Another one of Jarvis’ projects: OverPowered – Losing Control is an exercise in controlling power…strike too hard, and you bring the system down… OverPowered – Losing Control from […]

Microsoft’s take on 2019…

Monday, 9 March 2009, 20:57 | Category : Technology, Uncategorized, web
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Video: Future Vision Montage Makes you forget about the economy…almost.

David Bergman’s Gigapan Shot of the Inauguration

Wednesday, 28 January 2009, 18:09 | Category : Musings, Technology, Uncategorized, web
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Our site designer, Matt Carson, first brought this to my attention last week…Like the hordes of people who subsequently brought Bergman’s site down, I was in awe…One might wonder about the security implications of these types of shots. Embedded video from <a href=”” mce_href=””>CNN Video</a> You can view the image, and the specks on […]

Lego NXT Rubik’s Cube Solver

Thursday, 4 December 2008, 21:50 | Category : Musings, Technology, Uncategorized
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Watch from the 2:20 min mark, when it goes from analyzing to solving.

Time Magazine’s Top 10 Inventions of 2008

Friday, 7 November 2008, 0:24 | Category : Future, Technology, Uncategorized
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