Press Clippings: Miscellanea- Stories, Examples, Food for Thought

This initial listing of examples, ideas, and miscellaneous technology or news was culled from a variety of sources we monitor on a regluar basis.

We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- - Sam Sam Apr 14, 2011 (note - to keep the wiki clean, please put spaces on either side of your marks). This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.

Recommended Reading

  • 14 Ways K–12 Librarians Can Teach Social Media by Joyce Valenza
    http://www.techlearning.com/article/23558
    Major shifts in our information and communication landscapes present new opportunities for librarians to teach and lead in areas that were always considered part of their role, helping learners of all ages effectively use, manage, evaluate, organize and communicate information, and to love reading in its glorious new variety.
  • 25 ways to teach with Twitter by Sonja Cole
    http://www.techlearning.com/article/20896
    Here are 25 ways that teachers can use Twitter to ask for help, get lesson plan ideas, book and professional resource recommendations, connect with other professionals, and even host an online book club.
  • BetterLesson
    http://www.betterlesson.org/
    An organizational and sharing platform for educators to manage curricula.
  • Does the Fourth Amendment cover 'the cloud'?
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-19413_3-10436425-240.html
    One of the biggest issues facing individuals and corporations choosing to adopt public cloud computing (or any Internet service, for that matter) is the relative lack of clarity with respect to legal rights over data stored online. -- A US-centric perspective, but the issues here apply to any jurisdiction - Larry Larry Apr 25, 2011
  • The Future of Journalism Education
    http://mediactive.com/2010/02/02/the-future-of-journalism-education/
    The Paley Center for Media in New York and the Carnegie Corp. are asking what the future of journalism education should be — who should do it, how it should be done, and for what purpose.
  • Hopes and Challenges of Virtual Education: 5 Questions with Julie Young
    http://thejournal.com/articles/2010/12/01/hopes-and-challenges-of-virtual-education-5-questions-with-julie-young.aspx
    [The virtual classroom is] perhaps one of the greatest ironies of online learning that teachers and students often find it more personal than the classroom experience.
  • IEEE awards prizes for tech that benefits humanity
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-10272488-76.html
    The world's largest technical professional society is granting prize money to students from around the world who develop "unique solutions to real-world problems using engineering, science, computing and leadership skills to benefit their community and/or humanity as a whole."
  • iPhone orchestra ready for debut
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8394148.stm
    A group of US students has created an entire orchestra out of separate iPhone applications.
  • Job Security No More......(by Jen Wagner)
    http://www.techlearning.com/article/24150
    The false sense of pride of being the “techie know it all” not only alienated and limited my staff but also was selfish to myself and the burden I placed upon myself…because of my unwillingness to share the information. So now I am consciously striving to put myself out of a job. - Larry Larry Apr 25, 2011 --Great article. I like the "open content" approach to tech knowledge among a staff; everyone learns from each other and together builds upon the overall group knowledge.- Sam Sam Apr 25, 2011
  • Learning from the Premier League
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/
    So can the newspaper, movie and music businesses learn anything by looking at the Premier League - can they too get consumers to pay for compelling content by making sure there are no alternative means to get it? - Larry Larry Apr 25, 2011
  • The Missing Courses- 14 Courses For The Future
    http://educationinnovation.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/09/the-missing-courses-14-courses-for-the-future.html
    "Higher learning for highly evolved humans."
  • Mobile for Museums
    http://chnm.gmu.edu/labs/mobile-for-museums/
    For many years, art museums have been at the forefront of offering their visitors learning experiences that extend beyond traditional exhibit labels with gallery kiosks and audio guides. More recently, art museums continue leading the way by adding cell phone tours, podcasts, and platform-specific applications in an effort to capitalize on the commonly-owned portable devices—iPods, MP3 players, Blackberries, cell phones—that visitors already carry in their pockets
  • The Modigliani Test: The Semantic Web's Tipping Point
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_modigliani_test_semantic_web_tipping_point.php
    The tipping point for the long-awaited Semantic Web may be when you can query a set of data about someone not too famous, and get a long list of structured results in return. I've decided to term this 'The Modigliani Test.' -- I like it, and look forward to the day we can finally see it applied! - Larry Larry Apr 25, 2011
  • National Park Service Delivering 3D Underwater Imagery to Students
    http://thejournal.com/articles/2010/04/20/national-park-service-delivering-3d-underwater-imagery-to-students.aspx
    The main video will feature several parks, but the SRC will also produce park-specific 3D presentations for visitor centers. Shooting is scheduled to continue over the next seven months. Those are expected to be done in time for fall 2011 release.
  • Say hello to .كوم as domain names go truly global
    http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2009/10/domain-extensions-go-global-goodbye-com-welcome.ars
    Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, and other characters are coming to Internet domain extensions thanks to a vote by ICANN. The organization said that the system has been in "intense" testing for years, and that it will help everyone reach more Internet users. - Larry Larry Apr 25, 2011 --This makes perfect sense and I am excited. Much more inclusive this way!- Sam Sam Apr 25, 2011
  • Student Involved Assessment by Dean Shareski
    http://www.techlearning.com/article/21222
    The concept of student involved assessment is hard to deny as a powerful learning practice. Students taking care of their own learning and being able to use meta-cognition to dissect understanding and progress and seek ideas and support to learn more.
  • Tracking your kids, stuff is the future, according to AT&T
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/01/att-getting-into-the-device-kid-tracking-game-in-2010.ars
    More of your everyday stuff may be able to communicate with cell networks throughout 2010, at least if AT&T has anything to say about it. The company says that it plans to add services to a plethora of consumer products as part of an expansion of its mobile offerings, and that the first of these products may be available in the second half of this year.
  • Understanding the New Web Era: Web 3.0, Linked Data, Semantic Web
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/understanding_the_new_web_era_web_30_linked_data_s.php
    I've been following a fascinating 3-part series of posts this week by Greg Boutin, founder of Growthroute Ventures. The series aimed to tie together 3 big trends, all based around structured data: 1) the still nascent "Web 3.0" concept, 2) the relatively new kid on the structured Web block, Linked Data, and 3) the long-running saga that is the Semantic Web.


  • 'Vanity' Press Goes Digital
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704912004575253132121412028.html
    Much as blogs have bitten into the news business and YouTube has challenged television, digital self-publishing is creating a powerful new niche in books that's threatening the traditional industry. Once derided as "vanity" titles by the publishing establishment, self-published books suddenly are able to thrive by circumventing the establishment.
  • A Very Simple Way To Use Twitter To Produce A News Story
    http://paulbalcerak.com/2010/10/12/a-very-simple-way-to-use-twitter-to-produce-a-news-story/
    This post depicts how to get to the heart of a story through multiple Twitter users who are close to the scene.
  • 'Virtual graduation' for students
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8378291.stm
    A university is to hold a "virtual graduation ceremony" for students on a distance learning course. --I am completely on board with this. The only way online learning can be an engaging, worthwhile experience is to simulate more emotionally-laden on-campus events like this.- Sam Sam Apr 25, 2011