Elizabeth Zaza

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The 5 hidden powers of games for learning

John Scott Tynes started programming in the early 1980s, in middle school. “The main thing I did was play games and make games,” he said–from …

7 Space Simulators That Let You Explore the Universe

1. Space Engine<p>2. Universe Sandbox<p>3. Orbiter 2010<p>4. The Solar System: Explore Your Backyard<p>5. Celestia<p>6. WorldWide Telescope<p>7. Kerbal Space …

Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework

The chart below is created by connectedprincipals and features some alternative ways to do "traditional' homework. I am not really sure the labelling …

James Paul Gee on Learning With Video Games

15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard

Home Screen of my Flipboard<p>Flipboard is a phenomenal reading app for the ipad and was the big reason I begged my family to give me one for my …

It Only Takes About 42 Minutes To Learn Algebra With Video Games

On average, it took 41 minutes and 44 seconds for students to master Algebra skills during the Washington State Algebra Challenge using the DragonBox App.<p>The Challenge, co-sponsored by Washington University’s Center for Game Science and the Technology Alliance included 4,192 K-12 students. …

Why Teachers Who Use Technology Will Replace Teachers Who Don't?

Imagine two scenarios, first teacher enters into the class, pushes a remote button, the blackboard screen turns to life, one half shows a digital …

Telescopic contact lenses could give superhero vision

Many superheroes come equipped with special seeing abilities, like X-ray vision or night vision. Superman even sports telescopic vision, the ability to see over long distances. Researchers are working on a contact lens that bestows telescopic vision, though it won't let you spy on faraway …

Facebook by the numbers: who buys ads, which games make more money

This morning, we’re taking a look at an infographic that breaks down some of the numbers — both money-numbers and user-numbers — behind Facebook.<p>With revenues of around $1.5 billion per quarter, Facebook gets most of its revenue from advertising. Ads analyst firm eMarketer said in an email that …

Facebook Shadow Profiles: What You Need to Know

<i>Facebook shadow profiles.</i> You may have seen the term crop up on tech news sites this week, and it may given you the feeling it's a nefarious privacy …

Walker Restricts Voucher School Data Release, In Name Of "Transparency"

When you see Scott Walker haul out "transparency," it's a cue and clue to look further since something is likely being withheld, twisted or …

On the Capitol: Legislators scolded for kicking budget rules down the road again

The Wisconsin Legislature still isn’t following its own budgeting rules.<p>Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance president Todd Berry last week scolded …

Street Charging Stations Juice up Your Mobile with the Power of the Sun - Technabob

So you’re doing your groceries or are out for a run, when you suddenly get a call – and then your phone dies because it’s out of power. What’s a …

Teen Creates Flashlight Powered by the Heat of Your Hands - Technabob

In times of great emergency, a flashlight is definitely one of the essentials to have, aside from food and water. When the electricity is out and …

TARDIS Storage Box Might Send Your Possessions to Another Dimension - Technabob

If you are in the market for a storage solution for your home that looks great, why wouldn’t you choose a TARDIS? They are bigger on the inside after …

Poppy raises 300% of Kickstarter goal, will turn your iPhone into a 3D camera

Here comes a white Poppy.<p>Poppy, the oddly-shaped 3D photo and video viewing device that uses an iPhone to create what is best described as a …

Rupert Murdoch wants to teach your kids computer science with this new online AP course

There’s been a lot of chatter in recent months about the need to boost computer science education in the U.S., driven in part through the efforts of …

The Scanadu Scout could give hints to iWatch biometric sensor capabilities

In a roundup on health-related smartphone accessories, <i>AllThingsD</i> drew our attention to the Scanadu Scout, which it described as a kind of real-life Tricorder.<p>Created by a Silicon Valley startup, the Scanadu Scout is a small puck that you place on your forehead for 10 seconds, and the sensors inside …

Solar-powered 'family car' of the future prepares to race across the Outback

It's not quite a stylish sedan, but a team of students from the Netherlands' Eindhoven University of Technology have put together what they believe is the world's first solar-powered car that can tote around the whole family. The team debuted the "Stella" solar car today, which they intend to race …

Rise Of The Telepresence Robots

I’m exploring the headquarters of Suitable Technologies in Palo Alto, Calif., passing leather couches, paintings and large indoor plants. Only I’m not really here; I’m on a laptop at my desk in downtown San Francisco, roughly 30 miles away. Using some lightweight software, I’m controlling a Beam, a …

The Future Of Flight: Helicopters Will Fly Like Airplanes

Two new programs are coming to improve the U.S. Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) fleet.<p>In the wake of the unsuccessful Iran hostage-rescue attempt in 1980, when three of eight helicopters failed and crippled the mission, military planners came to a realization: The U.S. fleet was in desperate …

How Serious Is Virtual Reality Headset Oculus Rift? $16 Million ‘Series A’ Serious

A year and a half ago virtual reality was an elusive technodream. Maybe it still is. But since the middle of 2012, the Oculus Rift, VR’s latest great …

Insult someone on Twitter or Facebook? A crime in Grenada

Honestly, that free speech thing can be tiresome.<p>People end up endlessly expressing themselves and, every second of the day, someone's going to get hurt. Online, that is.<p>It's too easy to take out your iPhone and type "you liberal pig Euro a***ole," or some other type of spontaneous flattery.<p>The …

Gigaom | Yup, Facebook is working on a Flipboard-like mobile news reader: Report

Advertisement<p>Rumors that Facebook (s FB) is working on a news-reading product gained more ground Sunday night when the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported …

46 Things We've Learned From Facebook Studies

Facebook is an ideal environment for studying human behavior. Every click, like, friend acceptance (or rejection), and peek at an ex’s profile is tracked for millions of people every day. Back in 2007, the New York Times reported on Facebook’s value as a “petri dish for the social sciences.”<p>“We’re …

Six ways small businesses can use Facebook to drive growth

Think through your objectives. What is going to be a strong message? Where does that land the person? Do you want to drive them to a landing page on …

Leaked Details Of Facebook’s New Chat Rooms Feature

Facebook has built a new feature codenamed “Host Chat” that lets people set up chat rooms their friends can join without an invitation, a source familiar with the feature tells us. I’ve contacted Facebook and it confirms it has begun testing this feature in the wild. Reminiscent of the old AOL chat …

Why Social Media Advertising Is Set To Explode

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are daily destinations for millions of consumers. Increasingly, their ad products offer targeting according to specific demographics, social connections, interests, and habits.<p>As brands look across a fractured media landscape, where few digital properties …