ClickShare from Barco- the one click wonder

— With thanks to Custer for this resource

 

How to use ClickShare, the wireless presentation and collaboration system for meeting rooms

 

 

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— from universalmind.com – also see this posting re: the above iPad table
With a special thanks going out to Mr. Brad Kortman at Calvin College for these resources

 

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Stephen Harris, Principal of Northern Beaches Christian School, gives a short tour of the SCIL Building, an open-plan, multi-modal learning space for student-directed learning. The SCIL Building features spaces and furniture than foster a range of learning modes and styles.

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Northern Beaches Christian School - tour by Stephen Harris Fall 2012

 

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classrooms of the future

 

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The Teaching and Learning Spaces Working Group (TLSWG) endeavors to enhance teaching and learning at McGill by creating a vision for teaching and learning space development that is aligned with University strategic directions. Its mandate is to…

34 creative [pieces of] furniture that stand out from the rest  — from hongkiat.com by Alvaris Falcon

Example:

loopita

 

 

Broadband, broadcast lines erode as TV shifts to a mobile, multiscreen media landscape — from by Joseph O’Halloran back from 2/11/2012

Excerpt:

[Q2 2012] research from online video firm Ooyala has confirmed the trend that viewers around the world are embracing mobile, multiscreen experiences for both long-form and short-form content.

The Ooyala Global Video Index Report for the second quarter of 2012 reveals that online video uptake may be rising across the world but that engagement patterns vary by country and region, with a number of global video hot spots. For example, in the UK the survey revealed that 15% of the total time spent watching online video occurs on mobile phones and tablets, while 11% of the total time spent watching online video in China occurs on tablets and smart phones.

From DSC:
Though this report summarizes data from Q2 2012, it shows the developing trends on some of the ways that people are using their devices (throughout the globe).  I will continue to watch this space  for what happens with learning-based applications; especially those apps using 2 screens.
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Mobile furniture moves classrooms towards the future — from schoolconstructionnews.com by Torrey Sims
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Mobile furniture moves classrooms towards the future

Steelcase Education Solutions showcased its
collaborative learning furniture at CEFPI in San Antonio.

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Steelcase Education Solutions’ furniture
focuses on the concept of active learning.

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Excerpt:

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The future of classroom furniture can now be found in more compact and flexible designs. Education Solutions, a division of Steelcase Inc., has redefined its approach to classroom furniture by incorporating designs that accommodate the needs of students, teachers and the educational approach of the future.

From DSC:
Being involved with planning our Next Generation Smart Classroom, what I especially appreciate about what Steelcase has done here is to allow for more flexible seating solutions. Faculty can have students quickly and efficiently re-arrange their seating configurations in order to enable greater collaboration. There are several other advantages/features in their offerings, but I wanted to highlight that one.

100” multitouch table almost ready to ship! -- from Ideum in October 2012

Do ‘glassboards’ have a future in the classroom? — from lavalnews.ca by Martin C. Barry
Interactive glass for educational purposes ‘is in its infancy,’ insists the SWLSB’s director of educational services

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Steelcase: Using our heads and our hands to give information physical form

 

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When we take notes during a lecture, however, something amazing happens. As we write, we create spatial relationships between the pieces of information we’re recording. The region of the brain that handles spatial information is engaged and, by linking it with the verbal information the brain filters wheat from chaff.

Research bears this out. In a study of a lecture class, students who took notes remembered no more content than the students who didn’t take notes; the act of taking notes did not increase the amount of what they remembered. But the students who took notes remembered more key facts, those who merely listened remembered more or less random content from the lecture.

Note taking isn’t the only way to help the brain recall important stuff. Other kinds of writing, such as scrawling ideas on a whiteboard or pencilling a reminder on a calendar, create a link between the spatial and verbal parts of our brains and strengthen how important information is stored in our brains.

Apple TV and the transformation of web apps into tablet and TV dual screen apps — from brightcove.com by Jeremy Allaire

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Importantly, designers and developers need to shed the concept that “TVs” are for rendering video, and instead think about “TVs” as large monitors on which they can render applications, content and interactivity that is supported by a touch-based tablet application.

The key concept here is that this pervasive adoption of TV monitors is the tip of the spear in creating a social computing surface in the real world.

Specifically, Apple has provided the backbone for dual screen apps, enabling:

  • Any iOS device (and OSX Mountain Lion-enabled PCs) to broadcast its screen onto a TV. Think of this as essentially a wireless HDMI output to a TV. If you haven’t played with AirPlay mirroring features in iOS and Apple TV, give it a spin, it’s a really exciting development.
  • A set of APIs and an event model for enabling applications to become “dual screen aware” (e.g. to know when a device has a TV screen it can connect to, and to handle rendering information, data and content onto both the touch screen and the TV screen).


[Jeremy listed several applications for these concepts:  Buying a house, buying a car, doctor’s office, kids edutainment, the classroom, retail electronics store, consuming news, consuming video, sales reporting, board games.]

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From DSC:
Graphically speaking — and approaching this from an educational/learning ecosystems standpoint — I call this, “Learning from the Living [Class] Room.

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The Living [Class] Room -- by Daniel Christian -- July 2012 -- a second device used in conjunction with a Smart/Connected TV

 

 

 

Learning from the living room -- a component of our future learning ecosystems -- by Daniel S. Christian, June 2012

 

 

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20 things educators need to know about learning spaces — from newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au by Miriam Clifford

Excerpt:

The 21stcentury is challenging old notions of learning spaces.

The idea that students must be seated at desks working in rows is quickly becoming archaic. Technology and collaborative work environments are changing the design of learning spaces. Experts hope that the emerging paradigm will translate into improved learning spaces and influence future architectural design.

Stephen Heppell and expert panelists recently spoke in Australia about physical spaces in The changing face of Education. Heppell, an international expert in the fields of learning, new media and technology, is known for his “eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground philosophy”.

He has moved countless organizations into the digital age.


From Library learning spaces as curated by Anne Whisken
Design, creation & management of library learning spaces. 


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Modern Architecture: Dalian Public Library by 10 Design, Dalian, China

Photo of new modern building proposed for Dalian as seen from the street
Modern Architecture: Dalian Public Library by 10 Design, Dalian, China
©  10 Design

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Welcome to the ‘Hive’: Harvard’s new classroom — from CLO by Frank Kalman
Harvard Business School’s recently launched “Hive” classroom is fit to equip learners with three modern components to business leadership: teamwork, collaboration and flexibility.

 

That is, the newest classroom at Harvard Business School (HBS), “Hives.”

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The classroom in 2020 — from Forbes.com by  George Kembel
The next decade will bring an end to school as we know it.

 

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Reconceptualising the School Library as Collaborative Makerspace | Services to Schools

 

 

 

Collaborative teaching: What might it look like?

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Indoor navigation takes signals and sensors from spectrum.ieee.org by Tekla Perry

 

Excerpt:

Indoor navigation. You’re going to be hearing a lot about it over the coming months. Apple, having recently dumped Google’s mapping technology from its mobile devices, will be trying to beat Google at the mapping game. Google will fight back with more and more features, many likely intended for use indoors. (I expect to see some mapping demos at the upcoming iPhone 5 introduction later this week.)

From DSC:

  • I have been pondering the best ways to deal with the BYOD situation and how to facilitate students contributing content — quickly, seamlessly, and efficiently — to the classroom without interrupting the flow of the classroom.  Also, the desired solution would need to prevent a hacker/digital vandal/prankster from sending an inappropriate image, movie, and/or message to a projector or display from 1/2 way across campus.  So I’ve been thinking about machine-to-machine communications and wondering if that’s how a projector or display will allow someone to use it if it detects that person/device is sending it the approved signal from within the same room…not sure…perhaps it will be like they do in banking…setting up new randomized passwords every few seconds and the machines communicate to each other what that password should be within the room at any given moment.  But once you leave the room, that password is no longer any good. Not sure…

 

A piece of the Next Generation Smart Classroom -- Daniel Christian -- June 2012

 

 

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