Author Archives: David Beaty

Vine is the new Kudzo

(the above is a Vine from Tide that was used during the 2014 Superbowl as a competitor to traditional advertising) If you have ever been to the southern United States you know what Kudzu is. Originally from Asia, the creeping … Continue reading

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The www.aes.ac.in overhaul

The web moves fast, very fast. Websites that were fresh a few years ago now look like they are from the ’90s. (in case you were not sure, in web years that is around the time the pyramids where built) … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing, Dengue and Design Thinking

Part 1: The Need In 2010 our family moved to India. We had lived in another developing country previously (Kenya) and so it did not seem like much of a stretch. After 6 years in Qatar we were ready for … Continue reading

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It’s not just for the students and teachers: Another perspective on privacy

A colleague of mine recently sent me a link about a Common Sense Media statement about the weak state of data privacy in schools. The main idea behind the statement (summarized here by NPR) is that schools are doing a … Continue reading

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The Power of the Link

The year was 1998. It was my first year in Kenya and I was teaching 7th grade science, HS Physical Science, Auto Mechanics and Computer Applications. I was also working on the tech team. We had a dial-up connection to … Continue reading

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Flappy Bird and hard work

Surely you’ve seen the new number on app, “Flappy Bird”. It’s rise to number one has taken 6 months, and for good reason: it’s hard. VERY hard. It’s that difficulty that makes it so fascinating to me that it has … Continue reading

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Minecraft Happiness – Mashup/Remix video

This is a video about some of the fun things people do in Minecraft. It’s called “Minecraft Happiness” because Minecraft makes people happy.

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Who is David Beaty?

  Actually I am not sure any more. I used to know who David Beaty was but now I am not sure. It’s nothing I did really, it’s more like something I did not do, or actually, more like something … Continue reading

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Feel the beat of technology

This course gave me great insight into the mind of the teachers with regard to technology. It was a great reminder of the broad range of ideas and skills that our teachers have. I particularly enjoyed watching teachers realize the … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing garden plants

Okay so I admit, I have been a little obsessed with the crowdsourcing idea for a while. This obsession was recently fueled by a conversation I had with a friend of mine who owns an mobile app development company. I … Continue reading

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