In this case, windows. Why shouldn’t they do more than just let in light?
The one thing I really dislike about technology is all the cords that come with all the devices. Frankly, I wish everything worked wirelessly without any cords at all. I know, I can have a wireless keyboard, mouse, bluetooth headphone, wifi connection to sync many devices, but still, charging devices, power in general, leaves one cord too many for me. I’m looking forward to the day when that last cord is gone. Here’s to better batteries, or better yet, wireless charging of devices and get rid of cords once and for all.
20 Years ago today the Internet was born. Well, certain components were, anyway. 20 years is a nice run. Can’t wait to see what the next 20 will bring! In other news, Google has no doodle to celebrate the event.
I’m not really sure what to think about the linked article about linking brains together on Wired. On the one hand, I’m not sure a Borg Collective is really in everyone’s best interests, on the other, sometimes it sure would be nice to be able to directly assist students, or better yet, have them directly assist each other, speaking from a strictly classroom perspective. In any case, read the article and be afraid. Be very afraid.
I’d embed the video here, but that’s a premium feature. Not that I have anything against premium, but isn’t the ability to embed code a basic task any more? Anyway, great video on why everyone, especially students, should learn to code. You should to. My first program was a Basic program to play Yahtzee. What was yours?
Technology is at its best when it solves problems. In this TechCrunch article, a teacher turned app developer identified a problem, and found a technology-based solution. So far so good. This is progress, right? Except the problem here may not be how to grade exit tickets faster. Maybe the problem is in how we teach. What is the point of the exit ticket? Yes, I’m guilty of using them in my classroom in an effort to help my students move short term memory to longer term memory, but that seems to have more to do with how I taught, and little if anything with how my students learn. I applaud the effort, and am sure the Quick Key will be quite successful. I’m just not sure this is really progress. Maybe we need to change the problem instead.