MimioVote sounds like a school kid’s worst nightmare: a gadget that lets teachers give and grade quizzes on the fly -- no paper or real planning required.
But assuming, for a moment, that this thing doesn’t fall into the hands of a particularly sadistic instructor, MimioVote is actually an ingenious way to keep up with the outsized demands placed on both students and teachers at a time when budgets are slashed to the bone and standardized testing reigns supreme.
We live in interesting times and the dose of reality contained within this photo is intoxicating and frightening at the same time. The classroom however, is merely one setting where we can expect to see the impact of the connected individual and the networked audiences they weave.
Ninteno's guru Shigeru Miyamoto has just revealed that Nintendo might be aiming at a surprising new market for its games consoles: Schools. With all the controversy about distractions and violence, is this sensible?