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Vicki Davis

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

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    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

Cacheopedia - Cacheopedia - 6 views

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    CAcheopedia indexes everything about geocaching, where you find caches that are stored using GPS coordinates and a GPS app. Many play it as a game that gets you back into nature.
Vicki Davis

13 Tech Products That Stood Out in 2013 - 12 views

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    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

Free Teacher Resources | Discovery Education - 3 views

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    If you're looking for free resources for Science,English,Math,and Social Studies to add some interest during December, this page from Discover;y has lots of great things separated by grade level including lesson plans and "learning adventures."
Vicki Davis

20 to Watch Recognition Program - 0 views

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    Nominate someone you know NOW. What a great way to share up and coming education technology leaders: "Do you know educators who are passionate about using technology to transform teaching and learning; who can inspire their colleagues to embrace new tools; and who are curious by nature and always looking for how the next innovation can be applied to education? If so, please submit their names by Wednesday, December 18th for consideration as part of the National School Boards Association's "20 to Watch" recognition program. The 2013-14 "20" will be honored in Washington, D.C. during CoSN's Annual Conference, March 19th, 2014 (www.cosn.org) and recognized during the Technology Leadership Network Luncheon at the NSBA Annual Conference in New Orleans, April 6, 2014. Questions? Please email Ann Flynn."
Vicki Davis

BBC News - Computer uses images to teach itself common sense - 3 views

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    Visual recognition and intelligent identification of objects is making progress. Soon, just a picture of a child could tell everyone that child's name if simple facial recognition is used. This is more than just facial recognition but is rather, trying to teach a computer to learn. This is an interesting article. "The aim is to see if computers can learn, in the same way a human would, what links images, to help them better understand the visual world. The Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) program is being run at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States. The work is being funded by the US Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research and Google. Since July, the NEIL program has looked at three million images. As a result it has managed to identify 1,500 objects in half a million images and 1,200 scenes in hundreds of thousands of images as well as making 2,500 associations."
Vicki Davis

Prizes for EVERY educator - Terms and Conditions | The Hour of Code 2013 - 5 views

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    There are many prizes for having an hour of code - including a set of laptops for your school or chats with some computer science leaders like Bill Gates. Have you signed up for the "hour of code?"
Vicki Davis

Microsoft pulls Windows RT 8.1 update from the Store | ZDNet - 0 views

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    FYI. Microsoft Pulled the Windows 8.1 update after it "bricked" some devices. So, if you're trying to update Windows, wait a little while longer.
Vicki Davis

Zidbits - Learn something new every day! - 11 views

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    Cool little "tidbits" of knowledge. If you like to have neat "hooks" before your lessons each day, zidbits might have some cool things for you. "What is the hardest language to learn?" "What is the most lethal poison?" These are just a few of the cool little facts. They have history, science, health, and news featured on this site. Enjoy.
Vicki Davis

Smell-O-Vision Might Actually Be Happening, But Who Even Knows Anymore - 1 views

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    You might think this is dumb, but I don't for one reason. If you look at the various senses, smell is one of the most powerful. I recall reading a study stating that if students smelled a certain smell in math class and smelled that same smell as they took the math tests, that they scored better. You can literally recall a smell years later. It is one of the most basic senses. So, although some think the smell-o-vision talked about in this Gizmodo article is "dumb" I know that there will be applications in education (and sales, most likely - just travel to the mall and smell the smells they pump out front of a Cinnabon or Starbucks.) Smell is powerful but it will likely be a bit more time until the practical applications come to market.
Vicki Davis

Technology Permission form for Catholic School system - 0 views

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    This permission form is comprehensive and includes permission for online presentations in Blackboard Collaborate, blogging, wikis, google apps, podcasts, videos, social bookmarking and RSS as well as images. It is very comprehensive and useful. Again, I'm not a lawyer, but of the forms I've seen, I think this one is comprehensive.
Vicki Davis

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

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    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."
Vicki Davis

Stylus Touch Pen - 15 views

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    This is the stylus that the college student working at GameStop in Atlanta swore was the best stylus for her Galaxy Tab. It is far better than any stylus I've ever used on my ipad and I admit that I was a bit jealous. I'm going to get one of these for my Kenna Tablet and try it out with Handy Notes.
Vicki Davis

Keeping Up with the Pace of Education Technology - 19 views

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    Was just on a radio show recently talking about how to keep up with the pace of education technology with my dear friend Maria Knee, Dr. Kathy King and others. It was a short but powerful conversation.
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Let's kill technology journalism | Jamie Kelly - 3 views

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    Jamie Kelly does a nice job of dissecting much of what is wrong with technology journalism - going for the trending topic instead of saying "this topic is trending because of misinformation" (i.e. Instagram terms of service changes). I think these points are excellent and can also apply to much of what happens in the education circles as well -- if everybody is talking about ___, then everyone is searching about ____, then everyone is writing about ____ so they will be found. Sometimes it is good not to be everybody but to be somebody who is different and more importantly, who goes through the hype to be as accurate as possible.
Vicki Davis

Secondary: ICT: Post 16 ICT projects teaching resources - TES - 4 views

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    During the summer, I like to look at projects in technology courses to get ideas and make improvements. This list of ICT (information computing & technology) projects by teachers is one that I'm reviewing.
Vicki Davis

Floe animation for Open Education Week | Open Education Week - 3 views

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    If you want to understand what FLOE does and how it can help you use free resources to help all learners, then you can watch this video. This is for everyone in special education and especially those developing curriculum for those in special education. The first year it is free and after that they do charge for the service, I believe.
Vicki Davis

How Students Use Technology [INFOGRAPHIC] - 8 views

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    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

Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing - 1 views

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    The announcement from Apple this week concerning textbooks is coming where they say they will announce a "Garage Band" for textbooks app on their platform. If you want to know more, this arstechnica article is the one that seems to be getting the most attention.
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