Shuchi Grover's Blog (10)

Of Mobile Devices, Apps, Games and Casual Mobile Learning

With fresh inspiration from a course I just finished here at Stanford on "Casual Learning Technologies for the iPhone" in which we designed casual apps for kids and adults, I've authored a 2-part article for Smartbean. The first is a brief discussion of research on the power of learning through games (including Gee's principles on "good learning" with well-designed games) -… Continue

Added by Shuchi Grover on March 27, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Redefining "success" to raise heathier, happier kids

I recently authored this piece for the SmartBean magazine, and thought I'd share it here - Redefining “Success” to Raise Healthier, Happier Kids. I think it's an important message that needs to get out, so that everyone can work together to de-stress our middle and high schoolers - not just parents, but teachers, schools and communities as well.

Added by Shuchi Grover on October 7, 2009 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

"I Am What I Learn" ED's Student Video Content for middle and high schoolers

Sounds like a great idea. Obama and Arne Duncan seem to be shaking things up - the web 2.0 way! This contest is in partnership with Youtube! Details here -

Added by Shuchi Grover on September 23, 2009 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Adult Learners – How Do You Reach Them?

Here's a decent read for tips on TPD based on principles of andragogy..

Added by Shuchi Grover on September 1, 2009 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Connectivism & Networked Learning

[Cross posted on Education Musings]

I spend much of my time reading, writing, discussing, and blogging about ideas around the broad theme of 21st Century learning. More specifically,… Continue

Added by Shuchi Grover on December 8, 2008 at 5:36am — 1 Comment

BORN DIGITAL Attempts to Make Sense of Digital Natives

[Cross-posted on Education Musings]

Seven years ago, Marc Prensky authored a seminal article titled Digital Natives, Digital… Continue

Added by Shuchi Grover on September 1, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

Notes from NECC

I was at the EduBloggerCon and NECC in San Antonio that concluded last week. Here are some blog posts, esp. for those who missed it...

Added by Shuchi Grover on July 8, 2008 at 12:20pm — No Comments


I came across this really cool tool for making snazzy videos in a matter of minutes, and just had to share it here!

It's called Animoto, and all it requires is for the user to upload a bunch of pictures, select a piece of music (from their vast selection) and VOILA! out comes a short video (the only kind allowed in the free version of Animoto) thanks to this really cool "web application that automatically generates professionally… Continue

Added by Shuchi Grover on April 17, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Randy Pausch Lives On In Alice

(Cross-posted on Education Musings)

Or I should say "Randy Pausch will live on in Alice".

55 minutes or so into his now famous "last lecture" (more on that lecture later), Randy Pausch (47-year old terminally ill star professor of Virtual Reality at Carnegie Mellon) states

"To the extent that someone can live on in something, I… Continue

Added by Shuchi Grover on April 11, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Are We Ready to Leverage 1:1 Computing in Schools?

(Cross-posted on Education Musings)

Looks like HP is the latest entrant in the "classroom laptop" market. With the "Mini-Note", HP joins Intel (Classmate PC), the OLPC (XO Laptop), and Asustek (Eee PC) to bring lightweight, functional computers in the hands (laps?) of children in classrooms around… Continue

Added by Shuchi Grover on April 11, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments


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