I’m going to start this week’s list with some left over stuff from the Innovative Education Forum. That was one of the highlights of my summer and the reviews are coming in indicating that this was the case for others as well.
My Inspirational Microsoft Partners in Learning 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum Experience post by Melanie Wiscount @mwiscount about her experiences at the recent US Innovative Education Forum. Another post Innovative Education Forum post, this time by Laura, called How to make a teacher feel like a rock star.
Now a couple of keynote interviews that were recorded at the IEF.
Game designer Jane McGonigal interviewed by Cameron Evans, U.S. Education CTO, Microsoft Follow Cameron on Twitter at @EDUCTO Dr. John Medina interviewed by Mary Cullinane, WW Education, Microsoft Follow Mary on Twitter at @marycul
Amazing stuff from Microsoft Research and University of Massachusetts Lowell They have worked together to build a NUI-controlled robot for disaster assistance.
Found this nice article by Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) on How Scratch teaches kids about remixing, not just about programming. I like the different slant on things here.
Have you used SkyDrive? My wife uses it all the time to move work from home to school and back again. I use it to share resources with the world or privately with co-workers. If you haven’t look at this cloud storage option you should. Check out the latest features in the Windows Blog at introducing SkyDrive for the modern web, built using HTML5
Interesting article via @Publicyte: Microsoft's designing women want to dress you up in wearable tech love Gives a whole new slant to design, clothing, technology and out of the box thinking.
Check out the latest Student Windows Phone App of the week Police lights 7 just for fun. A blog series by a Microsoft high school intern.
Eugene Wallingford (@wallingf:) Tweeted a link to Programming Achievements: How to Level Up as a Developer With talk of “gameification” all over this place this makes for an interesting and timely read.
Last up, from Ruthe Farmer @ruthef an article about a 10yr old hacker girl who found a security flaw in mobile games Kids are learning younger and younger.