MAKE | Access Android Sensors from a Scratch Program

Now this is doubly exciting: an Android app that uses your phone’s sensors to send input to Scratch. Two of my favorite things (Scratch and Android) coming together. I have already watch the video clip (see above) and downloaded the app itself onto my Nexus One. Tomorrow I will try it out at school with… Continue reading MAKE | Access Android Sensors from a Scratch Program

"Seriously, FirstClass?" (A short tragicomedy)

FirstClass: Did you mean “bog?” Me: Seriously? “Blog” is a word that was coined in 1997 to describe a web-log, a sort of online journal. This site is a blog, for example. FirstClass: Hmm…FirstClass was created in the early 1990s. Maybe I am too old to know this word. Me: But surely your built-in dictionary… Continue reading "Seriously, FirstClass?" (A short tragicomedy)

Google Apps Education Training Center

Now this is interesting! The good people at Google offer Google Apps Education training so that one become a qualified Google Apps Education trainer. There are two amazing things about this: There are free, online tutorials for the the tests. This means that anyone can learn about Google Apps right now. Getting awkward questions from… Continue reading Google Apps Education Training Center

Using a Chrome notebook

One of the things that I am very curious about is a cloud-based laptop/netbook/tablet. The Google Chrome OS is already under development as a free, open-source operating system (called Chromium, by the way) and now Google is piloting their own hardware which will come preloaded with Chrome. It will be released in the States with… Continue reading Using a Chrome notebook