We will be launching our upcoming web safety resource on KiwiCommons.com called Kiwi Reviewsthis July.
Kiwi Reviews was created to provide our readers with in-depth product, software and book reviews in the interest of internet safety, in addition to the editorials, late-breaking news and resources available on the site. It will be useful for tech users,… Continue
Added by Kiwi Commons on July 1, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Path to top Indian B Schools has never been easy. Every year lakhs of graduate students (B.E, B.Tech, B.Com, B.A etc) and working professionals appear for CAT chasing their dreams of making it to top Indian B schools such as IIM Ahemdabad (IIMA), IIM Bangalore (IIMB), IIM Calcutta (IIMC); NITIE, Mumbai; SP Jain, Mumbai; FMS and MDI, Gurgaon. Competition has been rising every year. In between the talks of new IIMs being opened this year another news came that CAT will be Online in… Continue
World’s first tuition-free online university opens
By Kelly Ng | 8 June 2009
The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID), a UN department that aims to reduce poverty by promoting the use of information and communications technology (ICT), wants to make higher education available more accessible to people who cannot afford rising tuition fees, or have problems travelling to the nearest college.
The Paradigm is shifting. One word encompasses the new global paradigm which affects everything and everyone: DIGITAL.
It's about creating and keeping things in a digital format. It's about sharing information digitally. It's about reading and writing digitally. Creating music digitally. Sending invoices digitally. Keeping medical records digitally. Archiving… Continue
This article will be useful for working professionals who are planning to pursue MBA from USA universities or USA B-schools.
Being a working professional myself, I understand that during recession many of us are planning to go for higher studies. In my circle of friends out of 10 professionals six have already applied to different b schools in USA, UK or in India and others have taken the GMAT 2009 date.
Ray Kurzweil - presented by Bill Gates as the best man in the world to predict the future of technology, since he has never failed yet - says that, due to the exponencial increase of its speed, during the XXI century, technology evolution will be equivalent to 20 thousand years.
Considering that technology affects human behaviour and how they learn, any new learning system will have to be designed to accept continuous improvement in order to keep suitable to new tech tools… Continue
You know those cute little characters you pick to represent you on Internet forums and Blogs, well imagine a dynamic Avatar that works with speech recognition software and coverts it to sign language? A deaf person could attend Professor Lectures, Speeches or listen in on a group discussion without having to read lips. How about a Text to sign language Avatar that would read a book to a deaf person or an email?
Well, imagine no more because this technology… Continue
Earlier this week, a friend of mine, Phil Shapiro, wrote an article in PC World entitled, Students Love Moodle.I was surprised and pleased to learn that Phil's article chronicled my experience using Moodle with my sixth grade students on Long Island. As teachers we all have many , many stories about our classrooms and students throughout the years. Every year is… Continue
I wanted to bring this new piece of research to the group's attention. As folks who concern yourselves with school improvement and innovative ideas about the future of education, I thought you might be interested in a new report that was recently added to IssueLab's collection. "Portland Public Schools: From Data and Decisions… Continue
Developing, testing and implanting any new teaching/learning system will require a lot of time and effort. Things are changing so fast that it's mandatory practicing futuring and creating some scenarios for the near future before start designing new educational systems. Only then it will be possible to analyse what learnig (not educational) systems would be more effective at these new environments. Otherwise they will be born dead.
Sample Activity Using Kidspiration for L2/ESL learners
• To use inference skills
• To make predictions
• To accurately identify an animal in the target language
• To apply descriptive phrases in the target language
• To recognize language in print
• To recognize oral language
• To apply descriptions to nouns
• To organize graphically the ideas of a process
Target Grade Level- K-12 depending on the role of the… Continue
Five sample activities that you can do with L2 and ESOL learners using Kidspiration 2, PPT, the Smartboard and simple clipart tools.
Activity 1: Counting hearts
1. Go to www.cryptogram.com/hearts
2. Make one heart of each color, and label them (can be done in English or Spanish)
3. Save each heart as JPEG and place them on your My Pictures file in a separate folders you will name “hearts”
4. Open a PPT slide, and add the hearts by doing INSERT- PICTURE-… Continue
“… And I have become convinced that the most revolutionary force for change is the students themselves. Give children the tools they need and they will be the single most important source of guidance on how to make the schools relevant and effective”.
Don Tapscott, author of numerous books that discuss technology’s affect on our daily lives, including 'Growing up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation', McGraw Hill 1998; and, one of the most sought after experts on how the… Continue
Earthcast is a 24 hour broadcast held on April 22, 2009. It begins on April 22, 2009 at 00:00:00 GMT, which is 8:00pm Tuesday in my time zone, and runs until 23:00:00GMT or 7:00pm Wednesday where I live. All the live action can be heard by navigating to http://earthbridges.net/live
and more information about the Earthcast is available at… Continue
Added by Durff on April 18, 2009 at 8:25pm —