Google’s new social networking site (still beta phase) looks very similar to facebook’s with a few changes. Lots of people already use Google stuff (see “YouTube”), so, with Facebook’s population leveling out, is this the time for Google to begin to take away social networking market share?
Screenr is a simpler version of screen capture software such as Camtasia and Captivate. It also boasts criteria Jing can not even claim - there is no download required to use screenr. Sign up, record, copy the link. The training and education realms may rejoice at this simpler alternative.
“Scoop it!” is kind of like a blog but easier to use. Apparently, the premise is to quickly gather content without worrying about writing anything (where’s the fun in that?). This particular curation in on “education 2.0.” Enjoy.
The concept of the Singularity (or even just machine intervention) has surfaced enough times today -three - to finally blog about it. Allow me to explain.
Sir Ken Robinson serves up another plateful of what is ailing education in general. The animated medium is quite effective, in my opinion. The real question is: What is to be done about it?
Having everything (post-its, email, messaging, social media, shared work) in one place and coordinated where it needs to go seems pretty exciting.
“…contends that our national strategy for education and youth development has been too narrowly focused on an academic, classroom-based approach. It is now clear that this strategy has produced only incremental gains in achievement and attainment, even as many other nations are leapfrogging the United States. In response, the report advocates development of a comprehensive pathways network to serve youth in high school and beyond.”
This coming from Harvard. Unbelievable.