Twitter and Facebook could harm moral values, scientists warn – Telegraph
This seems to be something of a misguided conclusion – unless you're presuming that a person might have all of their human interaction on Twitter. Also, I've found myself often pausing (or brought to a halt) by a post about anguish or compassion on Twitter. In any case, this article claims that "Using Twitter and Facebook could harm moral values, as they don't allow time for compassion or admiration, scientists have warned." Sheesh. But I suppose it'll be a good topic for discussion.
(tags: socialmedia twitter morality)
Charlie Rose – A conversation with Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google
Charlie Rose interviews Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, about technology, the future, and education. I need to set aside an hour to watch this… right after the hour for watching the new U2 video, I suppose.
(tags: google education future)
YouTube – 'Star Wars (John Williams Is The Man)' – an a cappella tribute [HQ, Closed Captioned]
This is a very funny and very well done bit of mashup art. :)
(tags: youtube funny videos)
Main Page – OpenSim
There are people much more on top of this than I am, but this open source "3D Application Server" is very exciting (in light of my dissertation research): "Out of the box, OpenSimulator can be used to simulate a virtual world similar to Second Life™ (including client compatibility)."
(tags: opensource simulations edugames)
Gizmodo – NYU Student Conducts Most Adorable Robot Experiment Ever – Tweenbot
This is a heartwarming tech story… I hope Skynet doesn't miss this one when the time comes to pass judgement: "The tweenbot, a cardboard-bodied, cheerful little bugger, is equipped with a flag stating its intended destination. Since it can only move forward, it depends on the kindness of strangers to guide it and remove obstacles." (Someone mention this to the cylons, too.)
(tags: robotics kindness)
Prezi – The zooming presentation editor
Educators on twitter are all going gaga for Prezi, the online "zooming editor for stunning presentations." I haven't been able to dig into it, but it seems to be something like hyperstudio in it's non-linearity, and the zooming business seems really new.
(tags: visualization presentations)
Google For Educators
Congrats to Jennifer Wagner of Calvary School in Windomar, California and Kathy Shields of Creek View Elementary in Alpharetta, Georgia for their lesson, Archy-the-Arch, which won in the K-8 category of the Google for Educators Ancient Rome 3D Curriculum Competition.
(tags: googleearth education)
Missouri District Starts Twittering
Somebody at this district "gets it" – but there's no reason why Twitter couldn't also be used (as one of many ways) to announce school closings or other district emergencies.
(tags: twitter education)
AIIM – Barack Obama: How Content Management and Web 2.0 Helped Win the White House
Understanding this is a part of information literacy in 2009. :)
(tags: socialmedia informationliteracy)
YouTube – LibraryOfCongress's Channel
The Library of Congress has a YouTube channel – and what a great resource for students and teachers. I hope this helps in efforts to get YouTube unblocked (if not, don't forget Download Helper for Firefox or Zamzar.com for downloading YouTube videos at home for use on campus): "As the world's preeminent reservoir of knowledge, we are the steward of millions of recordings dating from the earliest Edison films to the present. In addition, we sponsor events, lectures and concerts that are free and open to the public."
(tags: youtube libraryofcongress)