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[10 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]
uLearn08 - Opening Key Note

I personally found this keynote reinforced the time and effort I have put in to developing my on-line presence and the importance of building my personal learning network (my PLN). I am involved in connecting with teachers and developing my own network, I participate and learn from events like K12 Online, so it was really cool to hear from the people whom I follow and whose knowledge I draw on. For me, this keynote was very real and engaging because these speakers were talking a language that I not only understand, but live through the networks I have built and continue to build.

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[8 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Hitlab are looking towards creating mixed reality books by taking an already published book and working with the author to augment the books using AR technology. Students will be able to move in to the book and explore the book in a new way.

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[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Showcasing the iPhone

“if you want any time, any where access to data and information systems and it’s online - the iPhone will deliver that” RED (Renaissance Education Division)
There are a huge number of aps available - showcasing evernote - A FREE application for iPhone
Evernote - Evernote allows you to take a snapshot of something ie. a written document, it uploads it straight to your space on their website, it then syncs that to your laptop and iPhone.  you are able to search for any words in the photos you have taken - …

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[1 Oct 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Verizon Million

Verizon together with Samsung have put together an amazing project for New York schools.
I really like the way that the education board has decided to approach issues surrounding disengaged students, low student achievement and high drop-out rates. In this clip they talk about turning educational success in to a desirable brand.

What a profound statement to come from an education board.
What an amazing project. I think it is an great way to give students a tangible incentive to attend school - while in theory the incentive should be just …