Category: Gems

NMC Horizon Report Gives a Glimpse of PBL Future

The recent New Media Consortium (NMC) 2015 K-12 report gives a glimpse at where education technology may go in the next 5 years. The report identifies trends, challenges, and developments that we may see as technology becomes increasingly integral to the educational experience. A recent summary of the report from the Korea IT Times highlights two major ways […]

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Salvadore Dalí

In 1969 something magical happened in the world. Random House published a new edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” written by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Salvatore Dalí. Yes, the Dalí you know. 12 unique illustrations, one for each chapter. Insanely intense, in bright colors, the illustrations were, well,  surreal. I loved them at first sight, even […]

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A scavenger hunt like no other

I just came back from FETC 2015. That’s the Florida Educational Technology conference with almost 10,000 attendees. It’s hard to pick what to write about first. Three days full of exciting technology, schools IT guys and gals looking for the next best thing in educational technology,  and most of all very inspiring teachers that are […]

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Inspiring scientists

Some time ago I attended a beautiful talk by molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler. Bonnie Bassler is the director of the Bassler lab at Princeton where she studies how bacteria communicate with each other and initiate behaviors only when  they know that sufficient members of the community are present.   Bonnie is an outstanding scientist and a […]

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