Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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Friday, January 22, 2010
The final 2009 Physical Fitness Test (PFT) results are now available on the California Department of Education DataQuest Web site at http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/ as well on the Educational Data Systems PFT Web page at http://www.eddataonline.com/fitness/ (Outside Source).
Please feel free to forward this listserv message to staff you feel could benefit from this information.
If you have any questions regarding the announcement, please contact Linda M. Hooper, Education Research and Evaluation Consultant, at 916‑445‑9449 or by e-mail at PFT@cde.ca.gov.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Educational technology expert credits Florida lawmakers for seizing on the promise of virtual academies
By Michael Simonson, Contributor
Technological innovations might be categorized along a continuum from sustaining to disruptive. In education, a sustaining technology might be a SMART Board, which in most applications is a way to present information dynamically and efficiently—a sustaining upgrade to the chalkboard and overhead projector—while a disruptive technology would be a virtual school.
As a matter of fact, most attempts to integrate instructional technology into the traditional classroom are examples of sustaining technologies: data projectors, DVD players, eBooks—all which improve the performance of established products.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
"We have decided to release the Motion Controller in fall 2010 when we will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment experience to PS3 users."
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The impetus for the analysis was the need to develop research-based insights into online learning for K–12 students. A broader set of fields was studied to assemble sufficient empirical research for meta-analysis.
The research literature (1996 to July 2008) found more than 1,000 empirical studies of online learning. On average, students of online learning performed better than those with face-to-face instruction.
Friday, January 8, 2010
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The average estimated cost of books and supplies for a first-time, full-time student at a four-year public institution was $898, or 26 percent of the cost of tuition and fees, according to a 2005 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. At community colleges, the estimated cost of books and supplies was a whopping 72 percent of the cost of tuition and fees.
Echoing claims of an early 2010 launch of the 10-inch device first reported by AppleInsider last July, the financial paper cited "people briefed on the matter" as saying that Apple has been experimenting with "two different material finishes" for the hardware.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Is the following clip of someone ostensibly playing Valve's Half Life 2 on an Xbox 360 with their arms and fingers a glimpse of things to come from Microsoft's Project Natal?
In the grainy, jerky video noticed by Gossip Gamer, a player gesticulates not unlike Tom Cruise in Minority Report, signaling with his arms and flexing his digits to pan his view around the rebel research lab visited toward the beginning of the dystopian sci-fi shooter. He holds his right arm rigid, almost like a breakdancer about to do the robot, swinging it left or right and slightly up or down to maneuver the camera in turn. His index and middle fingers appear extended, gun-like, while the other fingers curl under. The motion capture device itself--presumably (though not verifiably) the Natal camera--rests on a tripod below the screen just a few feet in front of him.