Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dell Streak

Android on a Dell device, bigger than iPhone not huge, mostly unbreakable screen. I could like this!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Teaching math for quantitativve reasoning, not boredom

Dan Meyer talks about why students hate math, and how the hateful part does nothing to encourage quantitative reasoning.  Better yet, he shows an alternative with rich media leading to discussion, real-life problem definition, and then calculations.  Puts the emphasis on math for real life, not rote application of formulae and calculations for the sake of passing a course.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Watch TED on Blackberry Tour 9630

Finally got it to work - manually.

1. On a computer, subscribe to the TED (video) feed.
2. Download the MP4 files of the talks of interest to a folder on the computer.
3. Connect the Blackberry and say yes to the message about connecting it as a drive (you'd think I could find the text of the message in Bb support since I'm not on that computer!)  "Do you want to turn on Mass Storage Mode?"
4. Copy the mp4 files from the computer to the Video folder of the Blackberry
5. Open the media folder, select video, and watch!

Friday, February 12, 2010

HTML5, Flash, Mobile

These blog posts that I bookmarked last night turned out to address the “Flash is dying” issue.  Actually looks more like it may have some serious competition.  I originally bookmarked them to read because of the device-agnostic mobile testing.

Jason Griffey, librarian Top Tech Trends ALA Midwinter 2010

Gizmodo (long, and has some examples of html5)

Stan Bogdanov, instructional multimedia specialist in a library The Demise of the Native App

Meanwhile, Adobe released  a Flash player which can run on what appears to be everything except Apple products late last year, once the mobile browsers will support it (if I’m reading the geek speak correctly).  Flash Professional CS5 will have the capability to create Flash-based iPhone apps.