Saturday, February 22, 2014

Google's new Project Tango

Google has developed new hardware and software in a project called Tango. Its purpose is to allow users to create quick 3-D maps of internal structures. Here's the website.  http://www.google.com/atap/projecttango/

Webinar coming up on March 6, 2014 at 4:15 PM

I will be presenting a free webinar on the new LDatschool.ca website on Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:15 PM.  The webinar is entitled The Evolution and Future of Mobile Assistive Technology. I hope you can join us.

Article on mobile assistive technology now live on the LDatschool.ca website.

I have written an overview of mobile assistive technology. It is now available on the new LDatschool.ca website. Check it out. I will be creating additional articles in the near future on teaching strategies for students with learning disabilities using mobile technology.

Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Fail

Here's a link to an article about why it's important information for kids and adults to sale. Sometimes.  http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-20/go-ahead-let-your-kids-fail.html

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Looking forward to the third session with Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough

I am finalizing the workshop session on writing tools that I will be demonstrating today.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Review of the Assistive Technology Literature.

A review of the literature regarding Assistive Technology and its impact on student learning.

eBook - Mobile Learning in a Digital World

Here is a link to the updated eBook in ePub format.  Here is the pdf version.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Who is that on the NYC subway?

http://m.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jan/21/sergey-brin-google-glass-new-york-subway

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

PBS Newshour video - Learning Disabilities

This is an interesting video about a school that has combined extensive technology and more teacher support in an integrated classroom.  It took a blind Principal to see the light.

PBS Newshour video link

Looking forward to PCVS presentation

I am looking forward to the presentation at P.C.V.S. for L.D.A.P. tonight at 7pm.

Here is a link to a pdf I will mention tonight - Learning Differently

See everyone tonight!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Great Audience at BHS tonight.

Thanks for the interest in mobile learning.  I hope everyone enjoyed the presentation.  Here is a link to the eBook in ePub format as promised and the mobile Learning apps in pdf.

Learning Differently (ePub)

Mobile Learning Apps (pdf)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

ITunes U

Check out this article:
http://www.tuaw.com/2012/01/21/colleges-enthused-as-itunes-classes-go-live/

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Apple releases iBook Authoring tool and iBooks2

Here is a link to the announcement - too bad it does not include Steve Jobs


Monday, January 16, 2012

Mobile Assistive Technology Presentations LDAO

I will be presenting Mobile Assistive Technology for the Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough (LDAP) Peterborough Chapter on the following dates:

Lindsay Collegiate 260 Kent Street, Lindsay - Wednesday, January 25 7pm
Clarington - Wednesday, February 22 7pm
Peterborough - Wednesday, March 28 7pm - P.C.V.S.
Cobourg - Tuesday, April 24 7pm - St. Mary's High School

SETSIG Webinar

I will be presenting a Webinar for the SETSIG Community on Thursday, January 19 at 8PM ET.  SETSIG's Wiki.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Education paradigm shift

Check out this link to Sir Ken Robinson and RSA animate.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Presentation at Renfrew County DSB PA Day

Natalie Vader and I are at Fellowes High School in Pembroke.  Our presentation provides hands on activities on how to use the iPad and iPod touch in the classroom.  The presentation will focus on the assistive technology applications that are being used by students at Sagonaska Demonstration School in Belleville.

Click here to download the guide to using iPods and iPads for students that Learn Differently.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Why The Future Doesn't Need Us.

If you haven't read this it is an interesting look at where all this may be heading.  Written by Bill Joy for Wired Magazine about a decade ago.
By Bill Joy

Have you heard of the BVA project? Be Very Afraid.

Here is a link to the Be Very Afraid project where students learn and explore a variety of technology.  Many good student videos demonstrating their progress.

BE VERY AFRAID

Word Q Channel on YouTube.

Now that Word Q 3.0 is licensed for use in Ontario schools and for teacher and student take home - check out this link to support on the Word Q You Tube channel.

Word Q Speak Q You Tube Channel

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Welcome to 2011!

I haven't posted in a while - no reason just taking a break.  I have been doing a lot of reading lately and a lot of listening.  I came across this really interesting idea of combining games and the exploration of news and global issues.  It is called NewsGames and a CBC Spark podcast interview with Ian Bogost from Georgia Tech talked about the emergence of this new type of journalism where the gamer interacts with the news story to understand the  issues from different perspectives.  He has developed several games that I think have great potential for teaching current events and critical literacy skills in school.  Persuasive Games has many different topical games that users can connect to for free.

Check it out!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Kerrlaboration iTunes Podcast

Starting this week, Charlotte and I are going to create a weekly podcast discussing issues around the use of technology in the classroom.  This podcast will provide a unique perspective about technology in the classroom from the point of view of a student (my daughter) and a teacher (me).

We hope you like it.

To subscribe, in iTunes, click on the link below:

Kerrlaboration Educational Technology Podcast on iTunes

John Mighton Podcast on The Ubiquitous Bell Curve

John Mighton talks about the bell curve, education and the Jump Math program successes.  There are many interesting links to other areas of teaching and learning as well.  Check it out!

TVO Big Ideas