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Collective Intelligence - Handheld Unconference
"Hand Held was an unconference, organized with the National Film Board of Canada and St Michael's Hospital. It combined video and digital storytelling with traditional face-to-face conversation, to examine the challenges faced when young mothers who have experienced homelessness try to interact with the health care system.

The event brought together these young mothers along with health care professionals, academics, politicians and decision-makers, to look at these issues, and see how participatory media can help."
handheld  unconferences  mishaglouberman  classideas  lcproject  conferenceideas  healthcare  criticalthinking  perspective  homelessness 
august 2011 by robertogreco
A Is for App: How Smartphones, Handheld Computers Sparked an Educational Revolution
"What's at issue is a deep cultural shift, a fundamental rethinking not only of how education is delivered but also of what "education" means. The very word comes from the Latin duco, meaning "to lead or command" -- putting the learner in the passive position. Rabi Kamacharya is an MIT engineering grad who returned to his native Kathmandu from Silicon Valley to found a software company and started OLE Nepal, the network's most established branch, in 2007. Kamacharya talks about technology putting "children in the driver's seat" -- to overcome the limited skills of teachers: "Even in urban areas, teachers who teach English, for example, do not know English very well. Children are at the mercy of the teachers, who may not be motivated or have sufficient materials to work with. We want to enable them to go forward with self-learning and assessment.""
iphone  handhelds  children  learning  unschooling  deschooling  teaching  education  schools  technology  smartphones  opencontent  mobile  socialmedia  software  devices  tcsnmy  gamechanging  self-directedlearning  autodidacts  21stcenturylearning  handheld  ipodtouch  edtech  anyakamenetz 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Tinkerer’s Sunset [dive into mark]
"Once upon a time, Apple made the machines that made me who I am. I became who I am by tinkering. Now it seems they’re doing everything in their power to stop my kids from finding that sense of wonder. Apple has declared war on the tinkerers of the world. With every software update, the previous generation of “jailbreaks” stop working, and people have to find new ways to break into their own computers. There won’t ever be a MacsBug for the iPad. There won’t be a ResEdit, or a Copy ][+ sector editor, or an iPad Peeks & Pokes Chart. And that’s a real loss. Maybe not to you, but to somebody who doesn’t even know it yet."
ipad  apple  iphone  closed  tinkering  programming  coding  learning  children  computers  development  computer  drm  hacking  hacks  hardware  handheld  freedom  future  software  hackers  appleii  hack  computing  trends  2010  teaching 
january 2010 by robertogreco
BSF Leadership Programme - Handheld Learning 09 - still pushing the frontiers
"Kurzweil, who has an uncannily accurate track record in predicting the future, said: “Mobile phones are misnamed. They should be called ‘gateways to all human knowledge’.” He also warned that education systems could be seriously challenged as:
learning  mobile  handheld  raykurzweil  mobilelearning  education  schools  schooling  technology 
october 2009 by robertogreco
outside.in - RADAR
"Radar puts you at the center of the map and shows you everything going on nearby, wherever you are—from the stories on your street, to the events in your neighborhood, to the headlines in your city."
gps  handheld  local  mobile  search  news  location-aware  location-based  location  outside.in 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Handheld Learning - learning with mobile and ubiquitous technologies - The New Apple Core
"Taking all of the above into consideration, I would argue that there is no better time than now to invest in Apple stock and in companies that are far down the learning curve on "location aware servers"."
iphone  apple  convergence  computing  handheld  mobile  future  edtech  technology 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Skydeck
"turns your phone bill into a map of your relationships with friends, colleagues, and customers - your true social network. We show you who called you, whom you need to call, and who never calls back. And since we also keep track of how much you're spendi
personalinformatics  socialnetworking  mobile  phones  statistics  firefox  extension  handheld  mobilecomputing  networking  wireless  economics  datamining 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Sanyo's Xacti HD1010 1080i camcorder shoots 300fps slow-mo - Engadget
"minor, but notable update to its premium HD1000 Full HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 camcorder. The new HD1010 adds improved image processing and stabilization, new "face chaser" technology for stills and video, and amusing new 300fps slow-motion mode."
video  camcorders  hd  handheld  xacti  sanyo 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Enkin: navigation reinvented
"new handheld navigation concept...displays location-based content in unique way that bridges gap between reality & classic map-like representations...combines GPS, orientation sensors, 3D graphics, live video, several web services and a novel user interf
android  google  geolocation  geotagging  visualization  location  location-based  locative  maps  navigation  wayfinding  gps  software  handheld  mobile  phones  embedded  mapping 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Coming Soon, to Any Flat Surface Near You - New York Times
"Pint-size digital projectors are in works...when plugged into cellphones, portable media players, will let consumers beam video content from hand-held devices to closest smooth surface — entertaining themselves, annoying their neighbors"
mobile  phones  displays  projectors  handheld 
march 2008 by robertogreco

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