Testing hypothesisessss (or however you spell that!). Here you see what should happen in our classes–21st Century skills-troubleshooting, working collaboratively, problem/project based learning. Look at the video below. A class puts a live goldfish in liquid nitrogen, then puts it back in a beaker of water. It then thaws and starts swimming again. Think of how many directions you can take this then…and how many ways to use various technologies to assist.
Ever want to create a time lapse video, but it did not turn out quite right? I think there is a lot of application of these type video/photo projects for schools, and to do it with regular means, it poses some difficult challenges. However, if you find yourself running Linux with an nVidia card (and Windows/Mac eventually), you can do this by compiling SlowMoVideo (http://slowmovideo.granjow.net/index.html). Check it out…looks pretty good!
Just some pics of booting up the new Galaxy 10.1 tablet with Honeycomb. I love this UI. It makes me think we may see fewer hardware manufacturers adding on UIs (HTC Sense, Motorola MotoBlur for examples). I can see me keeping stock on this one. And yes, that is Smashing Pumpkins cued up!
Another big story, although big on the Apple side as well. Fring, the device video app for Android and Apple, now will allow group video. So yes, you can video chat with up to four friends ON YOUR PHONE! Fring represents the first app to allow you to do that. With the previous entry regarding Android’s official video conferencing through Google Chat, I believe they will provide this soon as well, but for the time being, download Fring free to allow this.
LOTS of application of this in the classroom. If you used Skype to contact other classes, subject matter experts, grandparents, etc, then imagine groups of people. Pretty powerful. Imagine it on some of these tablets out there. Lots of opportunities, and remember, this only represents the beginning!