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Hirano Shrine (Jinja), Kyoto. Worth seeing during the peak of cherry blossom season. Located within walking distance of Kitano Tenmangu and Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilon). 

More info:
http://www.japannavigator.com/2009/04/hirano-and-its-blossoms.html
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Temples and shrines in Kyoto are a must see. Especially when the weather is nice and sunny.
We're off to Japan in two weeks! We'll be going to Fukuoka, but here's a shot from my brief 2011 trip to Osaka & Kyoto of the Kinkaku-ji temple :) Buy a… - Dallas Nagata White - Google+
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A possible useful tool when flipping a classroom.
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As we are talking about Makerspaces this week, here's a perspective from Dr. Jackie Gerstein regarding some thoughts are maker education activities.

https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/maker-education-activities/
This coming summer I am getting the opportunity to teach a maker education camp for three weeks, half-days at a local elementary school.  The descriptions for the three one-week workshops are: Circ...
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For your info. Our 647E class is designed along the principles described in this thoughtful article written by a fellow graduate student at Stanford.
 
How we should be using technology to help students learn:
8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.
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Post a comment regarding your preferred five (5) publishing dates for your individual contributions to the class blog. Drafts are due on the following dates:
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For details, see the Week 2 topics page. Dates will be assigned on a first-to-post basis and a schedule for the semester announced on Jan 28.
This week we explore and experience learning in terms of the shift from students as consumers to students as creators. Creativity, such as user remixed videos, blogs, websites and other multimedia ...
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Himeji Castle, newly renovated and re-opened in April 2015. 

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himeji_Castle
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Summary TCC 2015  - 
 
A fascinating view of TWEETS relating to TCC 2015. Click on the links in the lower right for more views.

This is a good example of visualizing data. TAGSExplorer is a visualization tool that uses data stored in a Google spreadsheet.

http://hawksey.info/tagsexplorer/?key=1LlDKEedXPmfBo4nfr6rRweAuQm-lH3Gpsm3h5-tkFPQ&gid=400689247

The Google sheet used is:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LlDKEedXPmfBo4nfr6rRweAuQm-lH3Gpsm3h5-tkFPQ/edit?usp=sharing

Info courtesy of Alan Levine, keynote speaker at TCC 2015.
http://cogdogblog.com/2015/03/19/tcc20/
Online tool to visualise and explore Twitter converstations stored in a Google Spreadsheet. Developed as another lab expeiment by Martin Hawksey @mhawksey https://hawksey.info
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In the near future, everyone can have her own TV broadcast. Amazing!

Hawaii blogger Ryan Ozawa describes his experiences with broadcasting live.
 
Meerkat App Review: Ludicrously Easy Livestreaming
I'm falling in love with the new Meerkat app, which combines the instant and social strengths of Twitter with the wide potential of live video. Though the implications for breaking news are compelling, Meerkat makes livestreaming so easy, you're just as likely to see and share everyday moments.
#meerkat   #livestreaming   #ios   #apps  
Yesterday, I streamed live video of my drive home from work while a dozen or so people watched. It was pretty mundane, while at the same time, pretty remarkable. I was checking out a new app for iO...
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For Week 6 (Feb 17), reply to this post with a link to the blog post for which you have submitted comments relating to technology and data tracking for personal health benefits.

For detail, see the course web site:
http://647e15sp.wordpress.com/week-6-the-quantified-self
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Billy Meinke showed me The Noun Project, a cool collection of icons available for use under Creative Commons licensing (author attribution). The icons may be useful for your multimedia artifacts or as visual cues incorporated into your case studies.

Example:
http://thenounproject.com/term/drone/98172/
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MOOC WATCH! Post a comment indicating which MOOC you will be observing or participating in for 8 weeks. First-to-post has the rights to observe the designated MOOC. Include the MOOC TITLE and homepage URL in your comment.
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I will be participating in two MOOC courses: 

Intro to Point-and-Click App Development by Udacity
(4 weeks - 6hrs/week - at user's pace) 
https://www.udacity.com/course/ud162

Reconciliation through Indigenous Education by University of British Columbia 
(6 weeks - 2hrs/week - Starts Jan. 27th)
https://www.edx.org/course/reconciliation-through-indigenous-ubcx-indedu200x#.VMizLUxIZ1W
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