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Vicki Davis

HP reenters smartphone market with two huge handsets - Tech News | The Star Online - 4 views

    Phablet is the new term - a portmanteau of phone and tablet - these larger devices really look more like the devices held by star trek officers. ;-) HP is back in because I guess they realize the future is in the palm of users hands. Increasingly our handheld device is becoming our major device and finding just the right size is the holy grail of manufacturers who are fighting for market share.
Vicki Davis

13 Tech Products That Stood Out in 2013 - 12 views

    Some very interesting gadgets and gizmos that you may want to add to wish lists for family and friends. Also a few I wouldn't have picked ( a car made the list) but still very interesting.
Vicki Davis

New SMART Table® 442i inspires collaborative learning - SMART Technologies - 8 views

    YEs, they are here. Smart furniture. This is the smart table. Expect to see desks and more as we begin to merge our technology with everything around us. This would make a great unit for a demo or cool interactive learning center.

    " SMART Table® 442i collaborative learning center. Publicly unveiled at the British Education Technology Conference in London today, the SMART Table features an engaging 360 degree, multitouch surface with a brilliant 106.68 cm (42") high-definition 1080p LCD display. The SMART Table enables up to eight students to interact simultaneously and actively collaborate to achieve shared learning goals."
Mark Gillingham

Background | - 2 views

    Development of important open source middleware to allow schools and districts to meet the demands of individualized instruction. 
edutopia .org

Unlocking Learning Mastery | Edutopia - 8 views

    Gamification is one response. By embedding diverse achievements into activities and assessments, learning progress can be refracted infinitely. These systems would be able to more flexibly respond to unique learner pathways and abilities, and would further serve as encouragement mechanics -- instead of one carrot stick, there are hundreds. And not just carrots, but every fruit and vegetable imaginable.
carlos villalobos

10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education | Co.Design: business + innov... - 8 views

    "Every day people around the globe are absorbed in exciting new forms of learning, and yet traditional schools and university systems are still struggling to leverage the many opportunities for innovation in this area.

    Recently frog has been researching how learning models are evolving--and how they can be improved--via the influence of mobile technologies. We've found that the education industry needs new models and fresh frameworks to avoid losing touch with the radically evolving needs of its many current and potential new constituencies. "
Vicki Davis

How Students Use Technology [INFOGRAPHIC] - 8 views

    Excellent infographic about how students are using technology.
    98% own a digital device
    3/4 say they wouldn't be able to study without technology
    46% say they'd be more likely to read an assignment in digital format
    and so forth.
Vicki Davis

8 Amazing Emerging Technologies From 2011 - 4 views

    Transmitting data via LED lightbulbs tops this list of 8 technologies from mashable.
Suzie Nestico

Teaching with Evernote: A 6th and 8th Grade Science Teacher Shares His Top Ti... - 27 views

      • For extending the classroom beyond school walls

        • I put up a daily itinerary on the whiteboard for my students to see what we’ll be working on that day. For anyone who isn’t in class, I snap a photo of it and put it in Evernote. You can see all of the past daily itineraries in my Shared Notebook. I use JotNot to take those shots, which integrates really well with Evern
  • vernote’s Shared Notebooks became a simple way for me to give students a way to access class notes, worksheets, PowerPoints and labs. Even though they couldn’t make it to class, they didn’t fall behind.
Suzie Nestico

Kids Programming Website - 19 views

    Small Basic is a lighter version of Visual basic. Interesting site to start kids out programming from a problem solving perspective. Demo'ed at #140ed conference to show how programming is not boring for kids.
Suzie Nestico

Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo - 42 views

      • Save important websites and access them on any computer.
      • Categorize websites by titles, notes, keyword tags, lists and groups.
      • Search through bookmarks to quickly find desired information.
      • Save a screenshot of a website and see how it has changed over time.
      • Annotate websites with highlighting or virtual "sticky notes."
      • View any annotations made by others on any website visited.
      • Share websites with groups or the entire Diigo social network.
      • Comment on the bookmarks of others or solicit comments to your shared bookmarks.
  • Professional Development

    Beyond extended student learning, Diigo can be used as a form of professional development. Diigo has several educator groups that are active in sharing and collaborating on bookmarks relevant to education. This group has almost 10,000 members. You can find over 200 other Diigo K-12 education groups here.
Suzie Nestico

k12wiki - tagging to help teachers - 18 views

    Wiki with detailed explanation of how to tag articles
Suzie Nestico

Google Plus: Is This the Social Tool Schools Have Been Waiting For? - 15 views

  • Will schools block Google+? Or will the finely-tuned privacy controls it offers trump schools', parents', and politicians' concerns?
    To use or not to use in schools? The +'s and -'s of Google+ integration into Google Apps for EDU
Suzie Nestico

Google+ could make Twitter the next Myspace | VentureBeat - 4 views

  • Although Twitter is growing (having just hit 200 million tweets a day), Twitter has left itself open to be displaced with a slow pace of adding features. Even newly returned founder Jack Dorsey has said that it was too difficult for “normal” people to use Twitter.

  • Google+ is decidedly in the Twitter camp — meaning you can follow anyone, including Google CEO Larry Page. Google+ lets you see Page’s posts and “like” his photos of kite surfing in Alaska. When posting on Google+, it forces users to select specific social circles they are posting to, which includes “everyone” as an option that mimics a Twitter-style broadcast. I
  • There are two different types of social networks, private and public — each defined by its default privacy setting. Facebook is by default private and meant to connect actual friends. Twitter by default is public and anyone can follow anyone else.
    Interesting article found on Google+ via @markwagner
Suzie Nestico

9 Reasons to Switch from Facebook to Google+ | PCWorld - 11 views

    Compares Google+ and Facebook.
Suzie Nestico

Google Plus Tips & Shortcuts - 11 views

  • According to Picasa, If you’ve signed up for Google+ photos up to 2048 x 2048 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes won’t count towards your free storage. (hat tip to Greg Grothaus)
  • To add people who have added you to their circles, but you haven’t add them, go to the “People who’ve added you” tab and select “Not yet in circles” from the sort menu.  All the people not in your circles will be listed first (hat tip to Owen Prater)
  • Right click on a circle and select “View circle in tab”. This is a terrific way to see who’s in a circle and allows you to do neat things like drag all the people inside it to another circle.
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  • If you have a lot of Circles and/or a lot of people in your various Circles views (e.g. “People in your circles”, “People who’ve added you”, etc.”), Mac users can use the pinch functionality to make the Circles section smaller so you can view all of your Circles.
  • Order of Circles in Left-Hand Nav: Default Circles appear first in this order – Friends, Family, Following, and Acquaintances. Then your personal circles are arranged alphabetically. You can rename any of the circles, including the default ones, and renaming a default one makes it part of the normal alphabetized list. Put an underscore in front of one that you want at the top of the list. You could also delete the default circles and start over in the order that you want.(hat tip to Donna Fontenont and Joe Hall)

    List of links and shortcuts for working/playing with the various functions and features of Google+
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