Ubuntu Edge: A new type of phone

Ubuntu: Now for your mobile.

I’ve been following Ubuntu (well known for it’s Linux distribution) for a while – I have a Live USB of it (so that I can run Ubuntu on my computer without worrying about Windows) and I actually like the way they see the desktopĀ in Unity. Unity has been a bone of contention for many Linux lovers – “Why add another user interface paradigm?” they cried…

Now we know. Canonical (parent company of Ubuntu) is crowd-funding their new mobile phone, Ubuntu Edge, over at Indiegogo. It looks great, and it may just change the world (or at least the mobile world)!

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Real teaching…

It isn’t about lecturing…
It isn’t even about flipping the classroom (putting those pedagogically unsound lectures online)…

It’s about invoking that spark in students’ minds, getting them to ask questions and then hunt down the answers. It’s about asking the right question yourself, prompting those aforementioned questions.

Ramsey Musallam in his TEDx talk “3 rules to spark learning”, explores this in his own classes.