We’re releasing it now because it’s done.Facebook Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor • Explaining why the company is finally releasing their iPad app now, a full year and a half after the release of the iPad, and (reportedly) months after the developer finally completed it. (He quit and the app got leaked months ago.) Anyway … the Facebook app just hit the App Store. We just installed it ourselves. Check it out!
That’s why it’s only natural that today’s more tech-savvy educators are recognising the potential of using games as a teaching device in their classrooms.Ntombezinhle Modiselle, a South African teacher • Defending the use of technology in the classroom. This teacher is trying to recognize the fact that “today’s learners are the gamer generation.” We kinda think that the Atlanta teacher using “Angry Birds” to teach velocity and acceleration might be taking it a little far, though. What’s next, urban planning through “SimCity”? (OK, OK, you’re right, that’s actually a good idea) World War II history through “Call of Duty”? Statistics through one of the “Final Fantasy” games? source (via • follow)