The Answer is in the Question:
That’s been my experience over the last two years but it didn’t magically happen the minute you hand out an iPad. Like I keep saying: technology, pedagogy and curriculum.
If you’re fighting every minute to keep kids engaged, it might be time to try something different.
Source: Fraser Speirs
This time of year it behooves me to make plans that allow me to enjoy my birthday. To that end I’ve lined up two things so far.
The first is a long standing tradition, which I try and share with my wonderfully crazy friends. A lot of folk have birthday traditions, and bike people often go on a long ride. Since my birthday is in winter, and often, the start of some of the worst winter weather this concept has it challenges. But I manage every year to at least get on a bike, outside, and uphold the tradition. We have a theoretical goal of riding one mile for each year of my age, however it often works out closer to kilometers. Other, um, enhancements to the ride have varied with temperature and terrain. Anyway, in theory the ride is on or around the 15th depending on weather and availability. Let me know if you care to join…
The second way I’ve prepared this year is with the following form (I wish I knew where I got it from. If anyone knows please let me know.) In jest, of course… but I have included a printed version of this with gifts I give, although there is a disclaimer about response time in the small print which you can’t see in this image.
A Bit More About the New Joyent Cloud API:
To solve this problem with SmartDataCenter, we’re introducing the HTTP Signature authentication scheme, which is already released as open source. The HTTP Signature scheme allows for digital signatures to be leveraged as your credentials, and does not imply any particular key management scheme. It should be suitable for just about any REST API out there, so we’re certainly hoping if you’re an API vendor you take a look at it, but rather than jump into the technical details of the spec itself, I thought it would be interesting to show you some CLI candy, so lets walk through some examples.
Spotify v. Radio – A Study in Dubious Conclusions:
…radio trumps Spotify both in terms of revenue and in terms of promotion. A single radio spin will not only bring in more money than thousands of Spotify streams, but will also put your music in front of thousands (millions?) of people who would’ve otherwise had to actually seek it out in order to hear it.
Source: The Cynical Musician
What the Public Commons Is Missing:
It is in the interest of culture to have a large and dynamic public domain. The greatest classics of Disney were all based on stories in the public domain, and Walt Disney showed how public domain ideas and characters could be leveraged by others to bring enjoyment and money. But ironically, after Walt died, the Disney corporation became the major backer of the extended copyright laws, in order to keep the very few original ideas they had — like Mickey Mouse — from going into the public domain. Also ironically, just as Disney was smothering the public domain, their own great fortunes waned because they were strangling the main source of their own creativity, which was public domain material. They were unable to generate their own new material, so they had to buy Pixar.
Source: The Technium