We all, I am sure, come across interesting links as we surf the internet during the week. With this in mind, we thought it might be useful to share a selection of some of the content we stumble across on a weekly basis on this blog.
While we all love those videos of piano playing cats etc, the links we share here will be focused on technology in education from both a teaching and learning and traditional IT perspective.
To kick start this weekly series of posts, here are 5 links that caught my eye over the last week.
- This Summer I won’t be learning how to be a better teacher – Interesting story on how the internet is helping to connect learners and transform what we consider to be traditional learning.
- Microsoft Launches Kinect SDK For Windows - This will allow users to create games, UIs, and apps with Kinect’s 3D sensing technology including 3D scanning, audio tracking, and the creation of 3D wireframes in real time. You can download the SDK here.
- Five Projects that use Technology to Improve Education - The Gates Foundation recently announced 19 winners of the second phase of its Next Generation Learning Challenges grant competition. This post showcases a selection of 5 of these noteworthy winners.
- The Problem of 'Pedagogy' in a Web 2.0 Era – interesting post discussing how web 2.0 technologies are impacting the delivery of teaching and learning.
- DIY Learning: How do we make college free (or extremely affordable)? – the first in a series of videos discussing how initiatives such as the Khan Academy and Wikipedia are changing the face of education
Have you come across anything interesting online over the last week? If so, it would be great if you could share it in the comments below. I will then update the post with a selection of those shared.
Have a great weekend!