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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Rachel Hinton

Rachel Hinton

The Rhythms of the Semester: Implications for Practice - 32 views

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    "We recognize that in the march of the semester we begin on a different note than we end on. The early weeks hold promise and high hopes, both often curtailed when the first assignments are graded. The final weeks find us somewhere between being reluctant or relieved to see a class move on. There is an inexplicable but evident interaction between our teaching persona and the persona a class develops throughout a semester. Some structural factors influence both: among them-the type and level of a course, the discipline, the time of day, and whether the students are a cohort or a unique collection of individuals. "
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    I'm considering sharing these questions with my students as the semester progresses.
Rachel Hinton

Nine Ways to Improve Class Discussions - 144 views

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    "I once heard class discussions described as "transient instructional events." They pass through the class, the course, and the educational experiences of students with few lingering effects. Ideas are batted around, often with forced participation; students don't take notes; and then the discussion ends-it runs out of steam or the class runs out of time. If asked a few days later about the exchange, most students would be hard-pressed to remember anything beyond what they themselves might have said, if that. So this post offers some simple suggestions for increasing the impact of the discussions that occur in our courses."
Rachel Hinton

The First Day of Class: A Once-a-Semester Opportunity - 73 views

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    "There's only one first day of class. Here are some ideas for taking advantage of opportunities that are not available in the same way on any other day of the course. "
Rachel Hinton

What Kind of Feedback Helps Students Who Are Doing Poorly? - 91 views

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    "Students perform poorly in our courses for a variety of reasons. Here are some students you've likely encountered over the years, as well as a few ideas on the type of feedback that best helps them turn things around. "
Rachel Hinton

Microsoft wants to help solve the world's 'unsolvable problems' with $1bn cloud donation - 19 views

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    "As world leaders ponder the ramifications of artificial intelligence this week, Microsoft has announced a plan to donate $1bn in cloud resources to people who might find answers to those questions."
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    "As world leaders ponder the ramifications of artificial intelligence this week, Microsoft has announced a plan to donate $1bn in cloud resources to people who might find answers to those questions."
Rachel Hinton

Music Memos (iOS) Release Date, Price and Specs - 14 views

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    "When a bolt of musical inspiration hits, many musicians will reach for their smart phones, pop open the built-in voice-recorder app, and make a quick recording of some combination of guitar, voice or piano, hoping to capture the essence of the idea before it fades. But a voice memo is a blunt tool for capturing a song idea, and the artist is left on their own to figure out how to translate a rough recording into something more substantial -- or even to remember what chords were played."
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    "When a bolt of musical inspiration hits, many musicians will reach for their smart phones, pop open the built-in voice-recorder app, and make a quick recording of some combination of guitar, voice or piano, hoping to capture the essence of the idea before it fades. But a voice memo is a blunt tool for capturing a song idea, and the artist is left on their own to figure out how to translate a rough recording into something more substantial -- or even to remember what chords were played."
Rachel Hinton

iPad Pro frozen after a recharge? iOS 9.2 may fix the problem | ZDNet - 7 views

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    "Apple's support document for the issue doesn't exactly inspire confidence but the company says the latest software update may bring stability to the iPad Pro after a recharge."
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    "Apple's support document for the issue doesn't exactly inspire confidence but the company says the latest software update may bring stability to the iPad Pro after a recharge."
Rachel Hinton

Leaky batteries: How to prevent it happening, and what to do if it happens | ZDNet - 21 views

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    "What to do if your batteries leak out into a device of yours, and how to prevent it happening in the first place."
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    "What to do if your batteries leak out into a device of yours, and how to prevent it happening in the first place."
Rachel Hinton

12 Windows shortcuts every educator should know - Microsoft in Education Blog - Site Ho... - 132 views

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    "Teachers are busy people. While juggling student instruction, assignment review, lesson preparation, and professional development, you need technology to work for you, not against you. Here are some nifty time-saving techniques so you can focus on the things that matter."
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    Only one of these tips is limited to Windows 10.
Paul Beaufait

The purpose of aggregating bookmarks for the Diigo in Education group - 143 views

aggregations Diigo education groups purposes moderation noise-to-signal signal-to-noise tools
started by Paul Beaufait on 23 Mar 15 no follow-up yet
  • Rachel Hinton
     
    It might be helpful if diigo could provide a way to use the tags to create outlines. It could help categorize resources on large forums like this.
Rachel Hinton

Preschoolers Practice Programming with Help from MIT -- Campus Technology - 17 views

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    Can four-year-olds be taught programming concepts? A research project at MIT is examining just that question. The researchers in MIT's Media Lab are creating a system that lets children aged four to eight control a robot by showing it stickers they've placed on laminated sheets of paper.
Rachel Hinton

Why Software 'Containers' Won't Be Bad News for Programmers - 16 views

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    Are software makers writing themselves out of a good living? Recent trends in the computer business indicate we are about to see a phenomenal growth in computing power and the relative ease with which software can be created to utilize it.
Rachel Hinton

Colleges rush to create cybersecurity soldiers - 17 views

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    The now infamous computer hacks infuriated consumers who had personal information compromised and Hollywood honchos who had embarrassing emails made public. But headline-grabbing computer intrusions are only a fraction of what is going on in the Wild West of cybercrime. According to Nextgov, the online resource for federal technology decision makers, energy giant BP faces 50,000 attempts at cyberintrusion a day. The Pentagon? Ten million a day. The National Nuclear Security Administration? Another 10 million. Dramatic websites from two major computer security companies, Norse Corp. (http://map.ipviking.com) and Kaspersky Lab (https://cybermap.kasper sky.com) display vivid real-time maps of ongoing cyberwarfare being waged around the globe. That has sparked a mad dash for cybersecurity experts - and another mad dash to recruit and educate students in that field.
Rachel Hinton

Five mobile reference apps for quick access to the info you need - 53 views

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    From identifying fonts to monitoring data usage to tracking package deliveries, these apps can simplify the job of keeping up with vital info.
Rachel Hinton

Five apps for creating timelines - 88 views

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    Specialized tools make it much simpler to build and modify timelines of all kinds -- from charting career growth to showcasing the progress of a project.
Rachel Hinton

20 essential Android apps for college students - 76 views

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    Summary: Out of the thousands on offer to make your life easier, here is a roundup of the most essential Android applications for students.
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    Summary: Out of the thousands on offer to make your life easier, here is a roundup of the most essential Android applications for students.
Rachel Hinton

The sky is now the limit for OneDrive file size - 37 views

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    Microsoft has begun to lift the 2 GB file limit restriction on OneDrive cloud storage accounts.
Rachel Hinton

One day or ten years? Just how long do you need to learn how to teach coding? - TechRep... - 38 views

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    How long does it take to gain the knowledge needed to give kids a grounding in programming and computer science?
Rachel Hinton

Five apps to expand Word 2013's feature set - TechRepublic - 53 views

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    Why leave your document to use an external tool when you can integrate the functionality you need into Word? Check out these five free mini apps to add power to Word 2013.
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