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Darrel Branson

Map of the Internet 1.0. by The9988 on deviantART - 3 views

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    Extremely detailed map of the Internet!
Darrel Branson

Google Drive introduces activity streams to help you monitor your files | The Verge - 2 views

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    "The Google Drive team said today that it is rolling out an activity stream to help you monitor changes to your files and folders. A new ⓘ button that appears at the top right corner of the screen gives you access to the stream, which notes actions taken on files and folders in your Drive, and who took them. Edits, comments, new files, changed file names and more will all now appear inside the stream."
Darrel Branson

Google+ members can now email any Gmail user without their email address - 4 views

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    "Google does let you opt out, and every Gmail user will get an email from the company notifying them and pointing them to the privacy settings when the feature goes live. Here's what those privacy settings look like:"
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Age of Distraction: Why It's Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | MindShift - 0 views

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    Digital classroom tools like computers, tablets and smartphones offer exciting opportunities to deepen learning through creativity, collaboration and connection, but those very devices can also be distracting to students.
Darrel Branson

Tortuga de la Academia - aprender a programar en el logotipo en su navegador free progr... - 1 views

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    "The easy way to learn programming
    Turtle Academy makes it surprisingly easy to start creating amazing shapes using the LOGO language"
Darrel Branson

BYO time in classrooms as free laptops era ends | Hawkesbury Gazette - 2 views

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    "The NSW Department of Education and Communities will soon formally encourage schools to implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, allowing students to use their own devices, like laptops, tablets, smartphones or e-readers, in the classroom."
Darrel Branson

Ken Robinson: 10 talks on education | TED Playlists | TED - 2 views

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    "Education legend Sir Ken Robinson picked the talks he loves - all full of insight, bright ideas and, of course, creativity."
Darrel Branson

Smith Numbers - Numberphile - Videos about Numbers and Stuff - 8 views

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    Great videos about numbers!
Darrel Branson

MacHeist » Bundle - 7 views

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    Hurry... very cheap Mac software. iStopmotion alone is worth the $10 purchase!
Darrel Branson

2012 the year of Android infographics - 1 views

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    Year of Android - infographic on the rise of Android market share, revenue, and userbase!
Darrel Branson

RIP Google Reader - 0 views

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    "Google Reader, one of the world's most popular RSS readers, is shutting down on July 1, 2013, Google announced Wednesday.

    The search giant is pulling the plug on the 7-year old project citing "declining usage." Google says it is shuttering Reader and deprecating or shutting down a number of other services as part of the company's "spring cleaning" initiative - one that seeks to help the company focus on the features that need the most use."
Darrel Branson

How to Teach Computing across the Curriculum: Why not Logo? | Computing Education Blog - 5 views

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    Great post and great comments from Alan Kay, Brian Harvey and others!!!!!
    "Because of my recent posts on teaching with Logo and the culture of older programming languages, I've been poking around the Logo sites.  My most enjoyable find has been the Logo Books page of the Logo Foundation. "
Darrel Branson

What most schools don't teach - YouTube - 4 views

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    Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in in 90% of US schools. 
    Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. 
Darrel Branson

40+ Free Responsive WordPress Themes - 6 views

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    "Not every blogger or site owner is code-literate or design-savvy, but everyone deserves to get a responsive design for their site. If you're on WordPress, have we got a treat for you. Rather than bust your budget to hire a designer for a revamp, why not adopt one of these handpicked WordPress Themes that are available for free?"
Darrel Branson

How to Bring Podcasts Back Into The Music App in iOS 6 | MacTrast - 6 views

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    "One of the changes Apple made in iOS 6 was the removal of podcasts from the Music app, releasing a separate stand-alone Podcasts app instead. While some people preferred this approach, other people hate the change, and just want all of their audio in one place!"
Darrel Branson

Parents face laptop slug as funds run dry - 0 views

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    "THE federal government's scheme providing high school students with laptop computers is on the brink of collapse, leaving parents with hefty bills and educators with a chaotic start to the school year.
    Schools are already telling parents they must lease approved laptops for pupils this year, at a cost of hundreds of dollars. Some are telling students to bring their own computers, raising a raft of problems around internet capacity, security and provision of software, as well as placing pressure on low-income families."
Darrel Branson

LearnStreet - Coding Starts Here - 1 views

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    Code Academy type learning site.
Darrel Branson

"Minecraft Style" - A Parody of PSY's Gangnam Style (Music Video) - YouTube - 6 views

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    Gangman style minecraft paraody.
Darrel Branson

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - 5 views

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    "While we've witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we're struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We're sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn't have to make them."
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