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Steve Jobs – Another Take on the Apple Story

First eBook Publication – People, Education, Technology

Special thanks to Richard Schwier from the ETAD Master Program at the University of Saskatchewan.

Special Thanks to Richard Schwier for publishing ETAD essays.

Special Thanks to Richard Schwier for publishing ETAD essays.


The publication includes a number of ETAD Master program essays covering various topics around educational technology.


Google Is Looking For Testers For Its Jump VR Video Cameras

How long will it be before this becomes a consumer norm? This would be a great tool for creating VR Tours of school buildings and campuses. Looking forward to seeing what becomes of this project.


Google wants YOU to test their Jump virtual reality video capture platform. Or, well, some of you. Maybe like two, given how I imagine the percentages will work on this. The company is opening up invitations to anyone interested in trying it out, with a form where you can specify what you’d like to do with it, and provide a little bit about your background.

Google says it will be providing “select creators” a chance to use the Jump rig (a multi-camera array developed in conjunction with GoPro) beginning this summer. The two-page form simply asks for some basic biographical information, as well as an explanation of what it is exactly you’d like to do with your Jump rig. Let’s call that the essay portion of the quiz.

In order to actually get hardware, the key here is probably the essay portion. Google even says that “awesome” answers will be…

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ETAD Masters Program Publication

Special Thanks to Richard Schwier and the U of S ETAD program for publishing our content.

Changing the way computers could work in the future.

“We already have digital computers to process information. Our goal is not to compete with electronic computers or to operate word processors on this,” Prakash said. “Our goal is to build a completely new class of computers that can precisely control and manipulate physical matter. Imagine if when you run a set of computations that not only information is processed but physical matter is algorithmically manipulated as well. We have just made this possible at the mesoscale.”

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

This truly speaks to innovation and redesign. This could have a huge impact on the Monster Soup of Malaria and disease treatment. Technology doesn’t need to be expensive. Innovation and creativity are priceless.

Canada’s Third Apple Distinguished School

Congrats to Ecole DrB for being selected as an Apple Distinguished School. School administration, teachers, students and ICT Support Teachers have done a great job. Keep posted for the rest of the story. 15 years in the making and two ADEs later.

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