Tuesday Feb 07, 2012

Minecraft

At a time when we are investing support for great tools like Alice, Greenfoot and OpenWonderland to engage young students to program in Java and learn skills in computer science, technology, engineering and mathMinecraft is the latest and a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. School is now in session!




Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

web.alive

Nortel called it Chainsaw. Now it's at Avaya called web.alive. Today, the platform is likely to be part of my panel discussion and demos on transforming K-12 education at OpenWorld. At Sun, we had called our vision of the 3D Web Project Wonderland and fortunately some great people still do



Friday May 20, 2011

Next Up, Ed Tech 2011


After a week in Long Beach with the good folks at the IMS Learning Impact despite the rain. Highlights included Gerry's update on Merlot and the Affordable Learning Solutions program they have put in place for OER resources to save student's money. Other cool stuff on Common Cartride at the GLRC and the semantic web, Gates Foundation on digital learners and the Florida Virtual School. Of course the best part was seeing Linda's killer demo of SAIP with Blackboard and Marc's talk on the print-to-digital revolution in libraries and the power of Oracle UCM to get help get there. Next up Monday morning and the SIIA Ed Tech Forum fortunately taking place a BART ride away.




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