A mixed bag of links this week. My personal favourite being a 16 page pop-up book for parents who want to get their little ones learning how to write HTML at an early age!
Included is a link to a rather harsh opinion the status of Google+ in the week it formally opened to the public. I think it is too early to judge Google+ and it is worth reading the comments made by others in relation to the post. Also, two articles from the New York Times detailing disruption in the journal publishing and fashion industries, a novel and moving approach to digital storytelling, and British philosopher A.C. Grayling’s views on the long term ideas that matter for education’s future.
So remember “M” is for Markup.
In his 2010 book, Ideas That Matter: The Concepts That Shape the 21st Century, A.C. Grayling has compiled “a personal dictionary of ideas” that he finds worth examining, and suggests themes that will dominate political, economic and intellectual debate in the coming decades.
What a simple, clever and wonderful way to tell a digital story about what it means to be human.
How the fashion industry is seeing the potential of augmented reality.
After decades of healthy profits, the scholarly publishing industry now finds itself in the throes of a revolt led by the most unlikely campus revolutionaries: the librarians.After decades of healthy profits, the scholarly publishing industry now finds itself in the throes of a revolt led by the most unlikely campus revolutionaries: the librarians.
I wanted to log on to Google+. I swear I did. But the thought of it made me tired.
From the authors: “Code is beautiful! Our mission is to design and produce fun, beautiful and interesting code based baby board books. We feel that colorful, bold letter forms along with code tags and symbols are a great way to get new eyes and ears started on the ABCs of the web.”
Neil Martin – Learning Technologist (Co-Pilot)
Image Credit: http://codebabies.com/