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Posted to Diigo 01/08/2012

    • We need highly educated teachers, appreciation of the profession, empower teachers, have decision making in classroom and school level etc. When these are in place we may focus on education, instead of training children to tests.
    • I think, however, that these stories are missing one important thing: smart, continuos development of the system
    • So what is smart continuos development? It is a bit like agile software development.
    • Here is my (agile) values for educational system development:

      • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
      • Working class room / school / school district over comprehensive documentation
      • Stakeholder (administration, schools, teachers, researchers, parents etc.) collaboration over contract negotiation
      • Responding to change over following a plan

      Finally. There’s always room to be better.

    • This opens access up to students using any browser and any device, and sets Kno apart from other digital textbook providers who’ve focused on iOS and Android devices
    • Kno’s app will now be available on the Web, not just on the iPad
    • Kno is unveiling a Facebook app. Students will be able to access their textbooks while on the website where they’re already spending a large portion of their time
    • students’ relationship with their textbooks isn’t simply about reading, it’s studying and (just as likely) cramming. Indeed, on the first day of class, says Rashid, a textbook is the most important tool a student has. But as the semester progresses, the value of the textbook diminishes; and the value of the student’s notes — the information the student has curated, highlighted, jotted down, annotated, and so on — surpasses it. So when it comes time to study for finals, the student’s notes — from class and from the textbook — are what matters. And to that end, the last product announced by Kno today is Journal. Like Quiz Me, this feature is now a standard part of the Kno iPad app. Journal automatically transfers all the images, text and media that a student highlights, along with annotations and notes (and eventually audio recordings from class too, says Rashid) from the textbook into a separate (but in-app) notebook for easy review

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-21

  • Papert: “…the practice of segregating children by age into “grades” will be seen as…old-fashioned, and inhumane” http://t.co/pvXVRayG #
  • Great way to learn physics http://t.co/oNRel2Qm #
  • Scientists invent lightest material on Earth. What now? http://t.co/i1BF632n via @zite #
  • The Top 10+1 apps in the Mendeley-PLoS Binary Battle! http://t.co/oVT6cva8 via @zite #
  • Dave Cormier: Explaining Rhizomatic Learning to my five year old. http://t.co/R7Pjrdez via @zite #
  • Microsoft’s table-sized tablet Surfaces for pre-order http://t.co/UDCeAq7D via @zite? Cool health-related concept image at the end #
  • @mendeley_com I love the ipad app but hate that I can’t annotate / highlight text. Any plans for that functionality in the lite version? #
  • How odd that #Mendeley isn’t @mendeley. Made an assumption earlier today with a tweet (embarrassed face) #
  • The really basic skill today is the skill of learning http://t.co/yzfBZHcx #
  • @mendeley I love the ipad app but hate that I can’t annotate / highlight text. Any plans for that functionality in the lite version? #
  • ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Report | EDUCAUSE http://t.co/luaja5Pl #
  • Just published the 2nd round of my survey on clinical education. If you teach healthcare students, please respond at http://t.co/mIm3l9H8 #
  • @whataboutrob Could probably make that work 🙂 #
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-17

  • @Suhaifa it’s an easy walk, easier than lions head, don’t stress 🙂 #
  • Daily Papert http://t.co/vJQhrNh4. We can’t solve the world’s problems with the same thinking that created them #
  • Critical Thinker Explains Skepticism vs. Cynicism http://t.co/Zmxh81m9 via @zite #
  • RT @engadget: MobiUS smartphone ultrasound hits the market two years too late for relevancy http://t.co/DaWRQqXo #
  • Stephen’s Web – Free learning: essays on open educational resources and copyright http://t.co/b8d7fDXK via @zite #
  • The atomic method of creating a Powerpoint presentation http://t.co/1ikf4gBO via @zite #
  • The Complexity Of Learning http://t.co/YSJfJwkq via @zite #
  • @USMCShrink Focus in education is that tech is good 2 get more content 2 more students in less time 4 less money, which misses the point #
  • A Tablet for the Blind? – Technology Review http://t.co/jBqyDK0R. Elegant and clever solution #
  • What’s Behind the Culture of Academic Dishonesty http://t.co/UuTvlENW. Cheating doesn’t help if learning matters more than grades #
  • #Zite now my favourite news reading app on the iPad. Flipboard not iterating fast enough #
  • Ask the Students: Their Wise Wishes for Improving Education http://t.co/KUDtKP6p. I keep saying that health education needs more art #
  • @USMCShrink its about not making the assumption that technology in education is automatically a good thing #
  • @USMCShrink I just highlighted a quote, so it was out of context. Did you read the rest of the post? #
  • “technology will be used…for the profit of corporations rather than…the benefit of children” http://t.co/RLAjJI5u #
  • If you are a clinician who supervises or teaches healthcare students, consider completing my survey http://t.co/x1MXf3AJ. Please RT #
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-23

  • Just upgraded my HTC Hero to Cyanogen 6.1 (Android 2.1). Its faster, prettier, less buggy & altogether a better experience #
  • @PMintkenDPT: @mpascoe @timothywflynn what we say and what patients hear are not always the same (I think the same thing about students) #
  • @PhThCentral: @timothywflynn Physical Therapists, quit using words that scare your patients…or have no real meaning eg “pinched nerve” #
  • @RonaldArendse Depends on your needs. I’m waiting for the new galaxy tab #
  • 7 Simple Tips To Deal With Negative People | zen habits http://bit.ly/kuNGRr #
  • News Flash: Twitter Doesn’t Make You Smart or Stupid: Tech News and Analysis « http://bit.ly/jP12B9 #
  • APA Style Blog: Properly Using “While” http://bit.ly/ixmbDk #
  • Access Springpad When You’re Offline http://bit.ly/lO4Ufc. Android app always had it, but this is what I was missing from the web app #
  • @rachaellowe I tell all my students about @physiopedia. I really do think it’s a great resource for physiotherapists and students alike #
  • The Daily Papert http://bit.ly/mh8Q6F. “You learn in the deepest way when…you fall in love with a particular piece of knowledge” #
  • The Daily Papert http://bit.ly/mpB13y. “School has an inherent tendency to infantilize children [because they have] to do as they’re told” #
  • The Daily Papert http://bit.ly/mnpW7m. “A lot of school math was useful once upon a time, but we now have calculators so we don’t need it” #
  • RT @helenzille: To find out whether and where you are registered sms your ID number to 32810. Useful for SA voters #
  • Challenges of Designing and Evaluating Usability and User Experience for PLEs http://bit.ly/lxOdha. Maybe interesting 4 those at #checit #
  • RT @grahamattwell: PLE User Experience Workshop at PLE2011 Conference – call for contributions – http://is.gd/gdSal1 #PLE SOU #
  • YouTube – SAIE class of 2010 http://bit.ly/m95SeJ. Sad story of SA education with a (kind of) happy ending. Great video #
  • @ronaldarendse Thanks man. Just tweeted JP’s slideshare, which I assume he’s presenting now? #
  • To ple or not to ple – that is not the question http://slidesha.re/iBn5Ob. From @jpbosman #
  • @GigliolaRusso I’ll see what I can do. I aim to please 🙂 #
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-23

  • Cheating in online learning. Balanced viewpoint from Tony Bates http://bit.ly/adFoXT #
  • Went back 2 Thunderbird after using Kmail for a few years. Really impressed with how it’s developed, I’m actually enjoying managing my email #
  • RT @alastairotter: How the Internet is changing language http://bbc.in/95XmAo #
  • @nlafferty Used 2 use Zotero until I tried Mendeley, which supported PDF import at the time. I’d love 2 try it again, but no chromium plugin in reply to nlafferty #
  • Sadly, it looks like there’s no intention to port Zotero to #chromium & I’m not switching browsers just to get it http://ht.ly/2r9do #
  • Zotero Basics: Getting Stuff Into Zotero http://bit.ly/97IHMV. I’m always intrigued with Zotero, I just can’t get into using it #
  • Some simple points of advice on professional online behaviour for health professionals, from @rachaellowe http://ht.ly/2r8CZ #
  • Teaching Professor: Thinking constructively about teaching problems http://ht.ly/2r8BJ #
  • Beautiful drawings / paintings on the iPad. So much for the notion that it’s not a device for creation http://ht.ly/2r8sV #
  • Technology for 21st Century Learning: Part 2 (But is it a Literacy Machine?). Using the iPad in education http://bit.ly/cwIuEx #
  • @paulscott56 “Major design flaw upsets millions”. Could be a story about Facebook or twifficiency #
  • 17-Year Old Twitter Spammer Scores Facebook CEO as New Friend http://bit.ly/9pGmWA #
  • 08/9/10 PHD comic: ‘The Repulsor Field Explained’ http://bit.ly/cMmImF (humour) #
  • Dissertation Myth # 9: It Will Ruin Your Life. Great points to put your research into perspective http://ht.ly/2qELR #
  • RT @jamescun: OK. Twifficiency shouldn’t tweet your score automatically :/ Error on my behalf, I was just learning to use oAuth 🙁 #
  • RT @allankent: you know what would be awesome? If #twifficiency prompted me before sticking crap in my timeline. #fail #
  • @cristinacost I spent some time in Hay-on-Wye when I was in the UK a few years ago. Really beautiful walks in & around town in reply to cristinacost #
  • Sadly, Twifficiency is a trending topic on the home page, we can probably count on a lot more spam coming through 🙁 #
  • I don’t think I’ve ever seen an app (#Twifficiency in this case) generate so much bad feeling in such a short space of time #
  • RT @andrewspong: Deleted the Twifficiency tweet from my feed in case others see it later, & amplify the spam. You may wish to do the same. #
  • RT @cwcrawley: So all of you who did twiffiency – Go into profile & ‘revoke’ access to the app. That’ll stop it spamming in future #security #
  • Facebook, By the Numbers. Interesting infographic looking at the rise of Facebook over the past few years http://ht.ly/2qCvS #
  • I *hate* it when services / applications tweet on my behalf without asking me, as was the case a minute ago with #Twifficiency #
  • My Twifficiency score is 43%. Whats yours? http://twifficiency.com/ #
  • RT @wesleylynch:RT @shapshak: Africa’s tech start-ups break ground: iSigned (@garethochse) & Cognition (@patrickkayton) http://bit.ly/avauYZ #
  • Looking 4 Buddypress-Activity-stream-type threaded conversation tool. Must be hosted & not need registration. Suggestions? #
  • RT @sharingnicely: RT @myzt: The main idea of “Inception”: if you run a VM inside a VM inside a VM inside a VM, everything will be very slow #
  • @weblearning Just had a look now, thanks. Not sure if it “fits”. I already follow everyone I email. More likely to “find” people elsewhere in reply to weblearning #
  • @weblearning Installed #Rapportive a while ago & it has yet 2 return any info behind the email…maybe that says more about who emails me 🙂 in reply to weblearning #
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