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Rebooting California Higher Education (Storified)

Again this year, I'm using Storify to gather notes and tweets and whatnot from the events I attend. Today's event: "Rebooting CA Higher Education," an event sponsored by the Twenty Million Minds Foundation on the UCLA Campus. There was a livestream of the event, but the audio and video were spotty (oh, the irony). I have a lot more to say about this event -- thoughts about what was said and unsaid, who was there and who was absent. So stay tuned...

Mindstorms EV3: LEGO Education Unveils Its Next Generation Robotics Platform

“Children learn best when they are actively engaged in constructing something that has a personal meaning to them – be it a poem, a robot, a sandcastle, or a computer program.” — Seymour Papert
The Next Generation of Mindstorms
LEGO Education unveils the latest generation of its Mindstorms robotics education platform today: the EV3.

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On Open Government, Education Data, and PDFs

Late on Christmas Eve, the City of Newark released dozens of emails (as PDFs) relating to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million donation to its schools back in the fall of 2010.

Hack Education Projects for 2013

It’s that time of year. Review what I’ve done. Think about what I want to do next. Make note of what remains undone and incomplete before I take on new projects in the new year.
Here, in no particular order, are the projects I have on my plate for the upcoming months:

Hack Education Weekly News: Pearson, PARCC, and the Public Domain

A relatively quiet week what with everyone focused on the Mayan Apocalypse, Christmas, and whatnot.

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Hack Education Weekly Podcast

Steve Hargadon and I recorded our last podcast of 2012 today, making our way through the rest of the Top Ed-Tech Trends that I've written about here on Hack Education over the course of the last few weeks.

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