Some new stuff at Android Appinventor

The folks at MIT are working on a new version of Appinventor (“Newblocks”), which includes a browser-based Blocks Editor (no more downloading/launching the Java app.) It’s very much in development, but you can take a look and play around;  projects are not currently (but will eventually be) compatible across versions. Info at http://appinventor.mit.edu/newblocks/ App at http://newblocks.appinventor.mit.edu/  … Read More Some new stuff at Android Appinventor

NYT: Ingestible Computers

Interesting NYT article on “pills” that you’ll swallow to track, record and transmit data about your body’s internal functioning. Disruptions: Medicine That Monitors You Scientists, researchers and some start-ups are preparing the next, even more intrusive wave of computing: ingestible computers and sensors in pills. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/23/disruptions-medicine-that-monitors-you/?smid=pl-share The CorTemp pill, from HQ Inc., has a built-in… Read More NYT: Ingestible Computers

CDSI – Chicago Debate Summer Institute

To help debaters develop their skills, the Chicago Debate League runs the Chicago Debate Summer Institute (CDSI), an excellent way for new debaters to get started and for former debaters to refresh their skills. Since first-year debaters compete only against other first-year debaters, attending the CDSI gives students an advantage in competition, especially in the… Read More CDSI – Chicago Debate Summer Institute

The University of Chicago’s Ci3 invites high school youth to play The Source, a game that promotes STEM learning

Below is the text of a letter from the University of Chicago regarding a summer opportunity sponsored by the UChicago Game Changer Chicago Design Lab. ” Youth will be exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math-related challenges. Youth will also participate in workshops on web design, audio recording, photography, social media, and writing.” Registration link… Read More The University of Chicago’s Ci3 invites high school youth to play The Source, a game that promotes STEM learning