Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

I Love Teachers

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I might have said this before, but it is worth repeating – I love teachers. My grandpa was my first teacher. He was a school teacher. I watched him invent new methods to make people learn to read better, write better and do Math better. I think great teachers work to improve the world – […]

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LinkLog: I Like To Write Code

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Here’s the thing. I like to write code. I like to write code that most people take for granted. I like to write code to solve hard problems. I like to write simple programs. I like to solve the programming assignments that I set before my students. I like to discover problems to solve and […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Teaching

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I had a chance to address a group of software developers recently. I had about ten minutes to describe one of our recent research labs – the broad goals and a road map. It was fun. More fun was the question, I was asked, in the end. What would you have done if there are […]

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Study: Impact of Improving Cognitive Skills

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A Study Finds Sharp Math, Science Skills Help Expand Economy. Increased years of education boost economic growth — but only if students’ cognitive skills, as measured by math and science tests, are improved as a result, a new study says. The study, released in this spring’s issue of Education Next, an education-policy journal, concluded that […]

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LinkLog: Software

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This blog is such a wonderful source of information. Here are just a few of the posts: How a beautiful idea becomes a Frankenstein system is a must read for every software developer. Here is a small fragment of a much more comprehensive diagram in this post. I always thought that we built tools to […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

LinkLog: Future of Learning

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This is from a blog about Stephen Downes seminar in Malaysia on how to use Web 2.0 tools for learning.  It has great links to lots of useful resources for both learners and teachers too. I especially liked the part about Future Learning Directions Learning as Creation Social Learning Personal Learning Environments Immersive Learning Living […]