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C12 Episode 10 Interview: Jason DeRose of Novacut

In this C12 interview Christopher Dawson talks to Jason DeRose, co-founder and lead developer for Novacut, a project developing an open-source distributed video editor for pro HDSLR users and its potential use in the classroom.

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C12 Episode 2 Homework, Homework, Homework (Audio)

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C12 Episode #2

“Homework, Homework, Homework”

  • recorded: March 30th 2012
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  • Economic recovery skips the classroom
    Source: CNNMoney
  • French parents to boycott homework
    Source: The Guardian
  • Two hours’ homework a night linked to better school results
    Source: The Guardian
  • Moodlerooms CEO: Blackboard acquisition will expand open-source movement
    Source: eSchool News
  • School district, ACLU reach settlement in filtering lawsuit
    Source: eSchool News
  • `Bully’ Documentary Rating: What Happens in Schools Is Too Much for the Multiplex
    Source: The Educated Reporter

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C12 Episode 2 Homework, Homework, Homework

C12 with Christopher Dawson - EDUKWEST

In this second episode C12 Christopher Dawson invited Vince Leung, co-founder of MentorMob to talk about their learning playlists.

The blog of the week features two articles, one by Steve Wheeler about the flipped classroom and the other one by Shelly Blake-Plock on TeachPaperless about the EdTech Link in Baltimore.

Chris also covers the news in K12 including budget cuts, French parents boycotting homework, homework being linked to better school results, Moodlerooms acquisition by Blackboard and the slippery slope of community standards and local rights in the weekly K12 news round-up.

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K12 News

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  • Economic recovery skips the classroom
    Source: CNNMoney
  • French parents to boycott homework
    Source: The Guardian
  • Two hours’ homework a night linked to better school results
    Source: The Guardian
  • Moodlerooms CEO: Blackboard acquisition will expand open-source movement
    Source: eSchool News
  • School district, ACLU reach settlement in filtering lawsuit
    Source: eSchool News
  • `Bully’ Documentary Rating: What Happens in Schools Is Too Much for the Multiplex
    Source: The Educated Reporter

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Hi…My name is Chris…And why I tweet as @mrdatahs

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Hi everyone! As the title says, my name is Chris Dawson. Some of you know me from my weekly webcasts with Kirsten on review:ed. Others of you may read my posts over on ZDNet Education or we may have run into each other via WizIQ. This quick post, though, is for those of you with whom I’ve never had the opportunity to tweet, meet, or otherwise connect. Since I’m now an official co-host on review:ed, Kirsten has invited me to post on Edukwest when inspiration strikes. I have a few posts in mind already that are probably better suited to a more edupreneurial audience, but for now I’ll just stick with an introduction. The story of my Twitter handle is probably as good a place as any to start.

Once upon a time, I worked at Johns Hopkins, analyzing clinical trial data and teaching classes on SAS to public health grad students. The MD-PhD’s just loved being taught by a mere undergrad working his way through college </sarcasm>, but it was a pretty good place to cut my teeth both as a researcher and an educator. It wasn’t too long until a job offer with a big Cambridge biotech firm brought me and my family to Massachusetts. While the job rocked out loud for the first year as we became the first biotech to submit a drug application electronically to the FDA (literally a tractor-trailer full of data was replaced by 6 DVDs), it quickly turned into a corporate grind. When I had the chance to teach technology, math, and physics at my local high school, I jumped on it. I also became the “tech guy” at the school and to compensate for the extreme cut in pay that came with a jump from Cambridge-biotech-with-two-blockbuster-drugs to rural-first-year-high-school-teacher, I also started writing ZDNet’s new blog covering the ed tech vertical. At the same time, I discovered Twitter and since all of my students called me Mr. D, I took the persona online and became “Mr. D at Athol High School” (aka, @mrdatahs).

For years, I asked my school district to hire a Director of Technology. Someone needed to be looking holistically at the use of technology district-wide, developing related curriculum, and thinking strategically about purchases and objectives around ed tech. Not surprisingly, when the district finally decided to create the position, I stepped into it. For two years, I beat my head against a wall trying to do all of those great, holistic, strategic things with tech in our schools. We had some wins, but often, I was simply the best-qualified tech in the district and spent many a night pulling cable or rebuilding servers instead of developing curriculum or delivering PD to teachers.

While the @mrdatahs moniker stuck, I knew it was time to take the next step in my career and started freelancing full-time. I stumbled on WizIQ writing an article comparing it to Adobe Connect Pro and the rest is history. This year, I’ve resolved to write more, talk more, use video more, and expand my audience as the potential of ed tech explodes and budgets, especially in public schools, implode. There is more to talk about this year than ever before. So here I am! You can catch me on Twitter under my outdated handle that, while from a very different point in my professional journey, still reflects my commitment to education. I’m looking forward to the conversation.

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review:ed Episode #15

“Who owns your Data?”

  • recorded: February 10th 2012
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review:ed #15 Who owns your Data?
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In this episode Chris and I talk to Rafael Corrales, founder and CEO of LearnBoost and Wayee Chu and Jennifer Carolan who co-lead the NewSchools Venture Seed Fund. Topics include the death of the common web, data portability, copyright on student notes and more.

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review:ed #11 Hackers, Classroom Tech at CES and E-Textbooks (Audio)

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review:ed Episode #11

“Hackers, Classroom Tech at CES and E-Textbooks”

  • recorded: January 13th 2012
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Hacking: the new literacy?

  • [01:42] Mayor Bloomberg signing up for CodeYear
  • [05:42] CodeRacer – a Game to teach how to build a Website
    Source: AllthingsD
  • [09:36] Hacker Apprenticeships & Hackruiter
    Source: The Atlantic | TechCrunch

Classroom Tech

  • [13:37] OLPC XO-3 Tablet
    Source: The Verge
  • Marvell Smile Plug Micro Cloud
    Source: Market Watch
  • Two new Classmate PCs
    Source: Engadget | Engadget
  • [23:08] XBox Kinnect for Windows
    Source: ZDNet
  • [29:57] Hewlett Foundation Price for Automated Scoring
    Source: Hewlett Foundation
  • [35:39] Virtual Charter Schools behind State Standards
    Source: EdWeek
  • [42:28] The difference between strong and weak Teachers
    Source: NYTimes

E-Textbooks

  • [48:37] Apple Education Event January 19th
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [51:20] Free Nook with NYTimes Subscription
    Source: Barnes & Noble
  • [52:50] E-Textbooks saved many Students only $1
    Source: Chronicle
  • [55:39] AcademicPub adds new Partners
    Source: EDUKWEST

In other News

  • [57:39] Piazza raises $6 million
    Source: GigaOm
  • [1:03:40] WizIQ releases new Virtual Classroom
    Source: MarketWire
  • [1:07:45] IBM and Social Business Skills
    Source: IBM
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Show Notes

Hacking: the new literacy?

  • [01:42] Mayor Bloomberg signing up for CodeYear
  • [05:42] CodeRacer – a Game to teach how to build a Website
    Source: AllthingsD
  • [09:36] Hacker Apprenticeships & Hackruiter
    Source: The Atlantic | TechCrunch

Classroom Tech

  • [13:37] OLPC XO-3 Tablet
    Source: The Verge
  • Marvell Smile Plug Micro Cloud
    Source: Market Watch
  • Two new Classmate PCs
    Source: Engadget | Engadget
  • [23:08] XBox Kinnect for Windows
    Source: ZDNet
  • [29:57] Hewlett Foundation Price for Automated Scoring
    Source: Hewlett Foundation
  • [35:39] Virtual Charter Schools behind State Standards
    Source: EdWeek
  • [42:28] The difference between strong and weak Teachers
    Source: NYTimes

E-Textbooks

  • [48:37] Apple Education Event January 19th
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [51:20] Free Nook with NYTimes Subscription
    Source: Barnes & Noble
  • [52:50] E-Textbooks saved many Students only $1
    Source: Chronicle
  • [55:39] AcademicPub adds new Partners
    Source: EDUKWEST

In other News

  • [57:39] Piazza raises $6 million
    Source: GigaOm
  • [1:03:40] WizIQ releases new Virtual Classroom
    Source: MarketWire
  • [1:07:45] IBM and Social Business Skills
    Source: IBM
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review:ed #10 Tablets, Tablets Everywhere (Audio)

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review:ed Episode #10

“Tablets, Tablets Everywhere”

  • recorded: January 6th 2012
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We all know the best way to learn a language is to be in a place where everyone speaks it. Languagelab.com offers exactly that – total immersion in English. Learn online in Languagelab’s English City, a virtual 3D city full of real English-speakers.
Discover their specially designed courses for General English, Business English, Oil & Gas and Aviation English. Go to corporate.languagelab.com

Show Notes

  • [02:34] Coursekit raises $5 million for free Learning Management System
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [06:15] Moodle as CMS
  • [09:42] What’s the most interesting to focus on as edtech writer this year?
  • [12:30] Apple event about textbooks?
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [20:20] Classpad – Indian Tablet with Integrated AI to rate Students starting at $140 USD
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [25:19] Aakash hits 1.4 million preorders
    Source: TechCrunch
  • [28:50] Rumor: Google building $199 7-inch Nexus Tablet with ICS
    Source:  AfterDawn
  • [34:43] Kids like 7 inch tablet better
  • [40:30] Barnes & Noble Mulls Splitting Nook Business And Selling “Dead Tree” Publishing Company
    Source: TechCrunch
  • [44:20] Vi Hart, Khan Academy’s newest faculty member
    Source: Hack Education

 

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review:ed #10 Tablets, Tablets Everywhere

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The first review:ed episode of 2012 started as the last episode of 2011 – with Christopher Dawson, contributing editor at ZDNet joining me to talk about the stories in education that happened during the first week of the new year.

We talked about the Apple textbook rumors, Coursekit’s funding, Khan Academy’s newest faculty member and and tablets, tablets, …

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We all know the best way to learn a language is to be in a place where everyone speaks it. Languagelab.com offers exactly that – total immersion in English. Learn online in Languagelab’s English City, a virtual 3D city full of real English-speakers.
Discover their specially designed courses for General English, Business English, Oil & Gas and Aviation English. Go to corporate.languagelab.com

Show Notes

  • [02:34] Coursekit raises $5 million for free Learning Management System
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [06:15] Moodle as CMS
  • [09:42] What’s the most interesting to focus on as edtech writer this year?
  • [12:30] Apple event about textbooks?
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [20:20] Classpad – Indian Tablet with Integrated AI to rate Students starting at $140 USD
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [25:19] Aakash hits 1.4 million preorders
    Source: TechCrunch
  • [28:50] Rumor: Google building $199 7-inch Nexus Tablet with ICS
    Source:  AfterDawn
  • [34:43] Kids like 7 inch tablet better
  • [40:30] Barnes & Noble Mulls Splitting Nook Business And Selling “Dead Tree” Publishing Company
    Source: TechCrunch
  • [44:20] Vi Hart, Khan Academy’s newest faculty member
    Source: Hack Education

 

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