NMC New Media Blogs
Okay all you artsy/techy hybrids, this is your moment in the sun! As you may already know, we just released The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition, detailing six technologies that are about to make a huge impact on education. What's so interesting to me is that some technologies have really transformed the way we communicate with each other. Take, for instance, mobiles and social media. From texting to tweeting and every -ing in between, we speak to each other much more concisely, and often with greater care on each individual word. When you only have 140 characters to say something important, do you really need that extra exclamation point?
Scrible (scribble) launched last week in beta - with the help of a $500K NSF grant. It is a web page annotation tool, with functionality similar to Diigo. [Learn more]
2000 videos breathtakingly merge to perform a work by Eric Whitacre. [Read and watch]
Students work together using shareable documents to create descriptions of imaginary people that represent clientele. [Read More]
An incredible image from Spain is enhanced, uncovering an astonishing sight. [See the miracle]
Let us know if you have encouraged - or not - the use of electronic textbooks in your classes.
Well-received desktop software for multimedia content and productivity. Each one runs on Mac, Windows and Linux. [see the list]
Many of us have collections of VHS videotapes, but players are becoming hard to find. What happens when tapes go bad and replacements can’t be found? How do you convert videotapes to a digital format? [read more]
Google’s ‘Art Project’ site is a collaboration with seventeen (so far) of the world’s most famous art museums, allowing students view over a thousand works in great detai. [learn more]
Instapaper is a free service that quickly saves the address of a website for later use. It's great for gathering a lst of addresses to use in class. [read more]