Chris Walton

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A Power Tool for Creative Thinking

What if you could find a way to think like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, or Richard Branson? What if you discovered the actual thought processes that lead …

Innovation

Visual Storytelling with HR: Data Visualizations

You see them everywhere. Infographics are a hot visual trend in the world of information sharing.<p>But, while they can make complex topics easy to …

Data Visualization

The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education

Ed Tech Trends<p>Makerspaces, wearable technologies and adaptive learning technologies are three of the six technologies that will have a profound …

Education Technology

12 Companies Transforming Education To Watch Next Year

Education technology, known as EdTech, is taking by storm schools, students and the process of learning across the globe. Tech companies from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv have begun providing solutions to problems ranging from cost efficiency of schools to adaptive learning and global access of high …

Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen

Instructables contributor goldlego, also known as Calvin Nutter, produced a clever greeting card that mimics the aesthetics of an old computer loading screen. Better yet, it's animated, and as you pull the card from the envelope, the bars appear to “load.” Nutter created a detailed, step-by-step …

Crafting

Here’s The Table Of Contents & Free Resources From “Self-Driven Learning”

<i>Also, Education Week has published an eBook collection of my columns there on the same topic.</i><p>Routledge has made their page live on my new book,</i> …

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2014

This list (a not particularly long one) brings together what I think are this year’s best ways to create online content easily and quickly. These web …

Over 20 Good Apps to Use in BYOD Classroom

December 5, 2014 <br>BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is not only about students bringing their own devices to class and using them for educational purposes. …

This Robot Is Eager To Be Your Loyal Servant

Inspired by Iron Man’s digital butler, the Cubic makes your life easier by knowing everything about you.<p>We’re getting closer to having robot assistants that can truly do our bidding.<p>Cubic, a new AI device, can tell you what to wear in the morning, read you emails in the car, turn on the lights …

Morfo + Aurasma = Augmented Reality Book Trailers

Last week at the ACTEM conference I showed some folks possible uses for the Morfo 3D Faces app and the Aurasma iPad app.<p>Morfo 3D Faces is an iPad app …

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ISPs

Nobel Prize Goes to Inventors of Blue LED: Why It Was Revolutionary

Blue-light innovation paved the way for a transformation in lighting efficiency.<p>The 2014 Nobel Prize in physics went Tuesday to three scientists who gave lighting a makeover by inventing blue LED lights. The award recognizes a seemingly commonplace innovation, but one that has paved the way for a …

How 5 Different Creatures Flap Their Wings

Eleanor Lutz is the 22-year-old Seattle-based designer behind Spaceship Earth, an online map that transforms Earth into the Death Star. But Lutz isn’t just a sci-fi nerd. She’s also got a degree in molecular biology and a love for the animal kingdom, interests she pursues in earnest by way of …

Data Visualization

Study: Children With Mentors Find Happier, More Fulfilling Careers

New research from North Carolina State University shows the enduring benefits of mentoring.<p>While most of the evidence has been largely anecdotal, the idea that a mentor can help guide you along a better path in life is hard to argue against. Now, a large study from North Carolina State University …

North Carolina State University

Totally Transparent Solar Cells Could Turn Our Windows Into Solar Panels

In the future, you’ll be able to charge your phone just by placing it in the sun, and you’ll generate electricity through your windows, not just from the panels on the roof. How? By covering glass in a material that captures energy from the invisible parts of the light spectrum, but still lets in …

4 Things We Learned From This Rare Interview With Apple Design God Jonathan Ive

Great design is a demonstration against thoughtlessness and carelessness, says the legendary iPhone designer in an interview with the Sunday Times.<p>Apple’s rock star designer Jony Ive has given the <i>Sunday Times (subscription required)</i> a rare interview, talking about his partnership with Steve Jobs, …

Demonstration

A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time

The H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight to clean water and power. What were you doing when you were 17?<p>Around the world, many of the 783 million people who don’t have clean drinking water also don’t have access to electricity. A new design from an Australian high school student aims to solve both …

Most smartphone users don't download apps; here are 5 worth snatching

These days, it seems everyone has a smartphone, but that doesn't mean everyone's downloading apps.<p>Each month, 65.5% of U.S. smartphone owners refrain from downloading any new apps, a report this week by Internet analytics firm ComScore said. That number is surprisingly low, but there are a few …

Boy gets the first 3D-printed vertebra implant

3D-printed implants just got one of their biggest real-world tests to date. Peking University Third Hospital has successfully implanted the first 3D-printed vertebra in a 12-year-old boy with cancer in his spinal cord. The bone substitute is made from titanium powder like many orthopedic implants, …

Can we get the 'distracted generation' reading again?

Any parent who has begged, cajoled, ordered their child to put down the gadget and go outside and throw a ball around, or read a ‘proper book’ will …

Duolingo: The Future of Learning a Language

Every iPad user has that app he or she uses when they have some time to blow. Generally, it’s something that isn’t very constructive. Some entail throwing birds at pigs, while others reading through gigantic amounts of news you’re never going to use. For those of us who want to be more …

Language Learning

Download 78 Free Online History Courses: From Ancient Greece to The Modern World

Perhaps the foremost cliché about history—from a 1905 quote by George Santayana—says that those who fail to learn the lessons of the past are doomed …

Greek Myth Comix Presents Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey Using Stick-Man Drawings

The next time some know-it-all moralist blames any number of social ills on violent video games or action films, ask them if they’d rather kids stick …

James Taylor Teaches You to Play “Carolina in My Mind,” “Fire and Rain” & Other Classics on the Guitar

Some days you'd think that Salman Khan was the only person who had the bright idea of putting tutorials on YouTube. But, if you're an amateur …

1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Download 1,300 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 45,000 …

3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones

Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz …

12 Barriers To Innovation In Education

<b>12 Barriers To Innovation In Education</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>Ed note: This post has been reposted (unchanged) from its original posting in 2014.</i><p>Innovation is …

Pedagogy

Kahoot! | Learning Games | Make Learning Awesome!

Evelien Jacobs February 9, 2018<p>This Valentine’s day, share your love through a kahoot!<p>Love is in the air! ❤ As Valentine’s Day approaches, we’ll help …