Tech/Tool/Toy Sources

People often ask me where I come up with all the cool toys and such. I thought about making a blogroll, but not all of the places I haunt are blogs, and there are blogs I love for other reasons aside from finding cool tech and toys. So I am making this section for collecting my list. PS – You should also check out Cool Toys (my other tech blog).

EVERYTHING ETECH

Singularity Hub
Slate: Future Tense
SmartPlanet

ART & DESIGN & HUMANITIES

Adaptive Path
Art is Open Source
Creators Project

EDUTECH & GAMING

A. Kipta’s Blog
Clear Helper
Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Emerging Ed Tech
Emerging Internet Technologies for Education
Flux, the innovation & education blog, from FutureLab
Free Technology for Teachers
From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning
Future Education Tech
Future Of Education Technology | Emerging Education Technology
Gamasutra
I Education Apps Review (iEAR)
I’m Not Actually a Geek |
Learning Through Digital Media
MobiLearner
NCS-Tech!
Ollie Bray
Paul Hami – Free Resources from the Net for (Special) Education
ScottMerrick.net
Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs
Upside Learning
USN Lower School Technology!
Voxy Research

GEEKS & GADGETS & TECH (OH, MY!)

A Square: Network Research
Betabait
Comscore Datamine: Social Networking
Cool Hunting: Tech
CrunchGear
C|Net: Cutting Edge
Dvice
Geek Project
Geekosystem
Geeky Gadgets
InstantShift
LifeHacker
LiftLab: Nova
Listio, especially Listio Web 2.0
MakeUseOf
Mashable
Online Tech Tips
ReadWriteWeb
SmashingApps
Technologizer
TNW: The Next Web
ThinkGeek
WebBasedApps

GREEN & GOOD & CHANGE

Treehugger
WorldChanging

SCIENCE & DATAVIZ & HEALTH (OH MY)

DataVisualization.ch
FlowingData
Genomeweb: Informatics
Healthtechnica
Interesting Engineering Facts
National Academies Press
Paris Tech Review
Public Laboratory
Technically Personal
Technology Review – Biomedicine Channel

7 responses to “Tech/Tool/Toy Sources

  1. Here are a couple blogs I think you might be interested in:

    Upside Learning Blog
    http://www.upsidelearning.com/blog/
    (Description from the bloggers: This blog is about innovation, design, development, and trends in the Learning Solutions domain.)

    Paul’s E-Learning Resources
    http://sites.google.com/site/technologyenhancedlearning/

    ZaidLearn
    So much here it’s impossible to take it all in.

    http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/
    http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/search/label/instructional%20design

    I couldn’t find a group on Yammer dedicated to learning technology but wanted to share these links with someone who works in this area.

    Also, my daughter was born with CP. She is 24 years old and is in her last year (we hope) at GVSU. If you ever need to share, I understand.

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    • Joy, thanks for all these! There is too much to learn on these topics PERIOD! So many great places. Most of these are new to me, and I really appreciate your sharing them.🙂 Starting a Yammer group for this is a great idea. I have a Cool Toys Conversations group that meets on campus monthly, email group cooltoysconversations@umich.edu with a separate blog for that at http://cooltoys.posterous.com/ . Starting a Yammer group is a great idea! Thanks for invite and ideas, will talk with you later.🙂

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  3. What about Khan Academy? It started out as a one-man show of just a guy putting up math teaching videos for his cousins, and now it’s used across the world. http://www.khanacademy.org/ Here’s his TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html

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    • Yep, I’m well aware of Khan Academy, and we’ve talked about it several times in the Cool Toys Conversations meetings. It isn’t on this list because it is irrelevant to the purpose of this list, which is sort of a blogroll of places that feed me ideas for this blog. Those tend to be place that focus on new and emerging technologies, and their uses in education, healthcare, and general life. Khan Academy provides videos for personal learning of specific academic topics. Completely different.

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