Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Obituary of the Student Desk

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Carl Hooker, educational technologist extraordinaire, wrote a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek article about the death of the student desk that we know today - The Obituary of the Student Desk - 1887 -2013

Carl's blog, Hooked on Innovation, has been part of my staple blog diet for a while now. I really like his writing style and innovative ideas. You can follow him on his blog Hooked on Innovation

Monday, November 4, 2013

Mobile Technology

Hi everyone,

Some of you may already know, but I am researching for my Masters thesis on the motivating effects of technology in the classroom, and so I jump at any research I can get my hands on with regards to technology used in education. One of my students posted this fabulous link on her blog, UmzanziEduPad, that details much information on technology in Africa - research that is sorely lacking. Rudi de Waele is founder and CEO at Nyota Media, and the website is a host of wonderful information regarding techno-trends.
Have a look. Once again, thank you, Marina!

How Mobile Technology is Transforming Africa from Rudy De Waele

I found another great slideshow on mobile technology from Tony Vincent's website Learning in Hand. 35 educational specialists addressed the question: "What are the most effective uses of technology in mobile and online education?" and each of their answers were included in the slide show below. How awesome?!