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gadgets for good: Rise in online learning stirs debates over future of education

With the internet rapidly penetrating almost every aspect of our lives, its role as an educational medium is now firmly under the spotlight. As more and more schools across the U.S begin integrating online courses into their academic infrastructure, critics and advocates are locked in an intensifying debate over the quality of education that online [...]

April 8, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadget for good: Get a film school coach on your phone

Original post by Chris at the WITNESS blog I love making martians on my iPhone.  I have a great, free app and since I’m heading to wedding number six of the summer this weekend, I can testify that it is a great hit with both kids and grandparents. However, there is a new Android app [...]

September 10, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadget for good: Cool tool lets you subtitle any video online

Original post from Bryan at The WITNESS Blog Last week, our friends at the Participatory Culture Foundation put out a beta release of Universal Subtitles, an online tool that allows people to add subtitles to any video on the web. Although it’s still in beta, Universal Subtitles looks really promising as it’s designed to work [...]

September 1, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: “Heroes” director creates a video game for real-life heroes

We all want to see that we are making an impact on the world as a result of our efforts. Now you can see it happening, as the scene before you pauses and a voice says, “You win! Next level.” An interactive online game, “Conspiracy for Good,” sends you that message. Tim Kring, director of [...]

July 2, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Going Green Today assesses your life and gives you advice

Going Green Today promises to save you money and help the environment by composing a tailored plan to help you live a greener life.

April 22, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: FabLabs make it easy to build almost anything, now they will help rebuild Haiti

FabLabs are centers all over the world that make it easy to build almost anything – a new lab will open in Haiti to help rehabilitate the region after January’s earthquake.

April 9, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

gadgets for good: Putting cell phones in the hands of women can save lives

Give women in developing countries mobile phones, and not only will their health, education and economic status improve, but the mobile phone industry will experience a boost of up to $13 billion.

March 25, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Google’s Person Finder helping Chile and Haiti earthquake victims

Google has launched Person Finder, a way for loved ones to find each other in the aftermath of 2010′s Chile and Haiti earthquakes. Indeed, traditional relief efforts in the form of medical care, shelter, food and water are invaluable, but Google has come up with a different kind of aid. The Person Finder tool, available [...]

March 4, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Google buzz and Twitter not a threat to Facebook

The English-speaking world’s most popular social networking site, Facebook turned six this month. A post on DNAinfo by Sree Sreenivasan graded its progress sharing some interesting facts about the still-expanding site. But not without giving some insight into its competition: There’s a threat between Twitter and Google Buzz, but Sreenivasan thinks Facebook will stay #1 [...]

February 16, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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