Daily Spotlight on Education 11/03/2008
Microsoft Office is coming to the Web Browser
Microsoft announced this morning at its PDC conference that the next release of Microsoft Office will include browser-based versions of some of its main office software products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
Swedish technology: cell phone vibrations might let us watch soccer games without actually watching » Unwired View
An area of explosive growth that is beginning to emerge is the integration of other senses than sight and sound -- smell, touch, taste, etc. and this is an example of how a company is planning to use the sense of touch to let a person follow a soccer game. Don't know if anyone would do it, but if everybody thinks it is a good idea, as a rule, you're too late.
Thinking Machine wiki / Think Handhelds
Information collected by Karen Montgomery on using cell phones in learning. Some great resources are here.
iTrail iPhone Application - iTrail
iTrail lets the iphone track your gps coordinates while doing physical activity. Still not entirely accurate, this runs best on the iPhone 3G, one of those things that will "get there" eventually.
Openlifegrid.com A Global Community 3D Metaverse built on Open Source Technology
A new 3D world to explore. I believe we're going to see an increasing proliferation of these. Linden Labs has had the monopoly (and still does), however, there are some key areas that they have not listened to their users - with the teen and lack of an educational grid as an example.
Langwitches » What makes some teachers take the time to grow?
Silvia Tolisano shares her very good outline of the keynote Julie and I did for k12 online as well as her reflections.
I love the thing she got from this -- why do some teachers take time to grow and others do not? What can we teach teachers to do that will help them grow?
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.