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Get With the Computer Program - 2 views

started by Bonnie Sutton on 08 Oct 12 no follow-up yet
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Make: Online | Walled Gardens vs. Makers - 0 views

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    Cory Doctorow. Make. June 2011. "Consider the iPad for a moment. It's true that Apple's iTunes Store has inspired hundreds of thousands of apps, but every one of those apps is contingent on Apple's approval. If you want to make something for the iPad, you pay $99 to join the Developer Program, make it, then send it to Apple and pray. If Apple smiles on you, you can send your hack to the world. If Apple frowns on you, you cannot. What's more, Apple uses code signing to restrict which apps can run on the iPad (and iPhone): if your app isn't blessed by Apple, iPads will refuse to run it. Not that it's technically challenging to defeat this code signing, but doing so is illegal, thanks to the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which makes it a crime to circumvent a copyright-protection technology. So the only app store - or free repository - that can legally exist for Apple's devices is the one that Apple runs for itself. Some people say the iPad is a new kind of device: an appliance instead of a computer. But because Apple chose to add a thin veneer of DRM to the iPad, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applies here, something that's not true of any "appliance" you've ever seen. It's as if Apple built a toaster that you can only use Apple's bread in (or face a lawsuit), or a dishwasher that will only load Apple's plates. Apple fans will tell you that this doesn't matter. Hackers can simply hack their iPads or shell out $99 to get the developer license. But without a means of distributing (and receiving) hacks from all parties, we're back in the forbidden-knowledge Dark Ages - the poverty-stricken era in which a mere handful of ideas was counted as a fortune."
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    We discussed this article in the forum of lascuolachefunziona.it. Someone objected that the iPad was a great tool and gave far more liberty to developers than traditional print publishers. I retorted that it was precisely because the iPad was such a great tool that its proprietariness about content for it was irritating. Then Elena Favaron made an illuminating comparison: "There are also people who make coffee machines that work only with dedicated coffee capsules, and there are folks who even buy them..."

How teachers Facebook & tweet for students - 2 views

started by Bonnie Sutton on 10 Jun 11 no follow-up yet
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Save Yourself from Weiner-Caliber Online Embarrassment with Internet Shame Insurance - ... - 0 views

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    "Jun 9, 2011 - Adam Pash - The web is filled with opportunities to humiliate yourself. You reply all with a scathing takedown of your boss; you post pictures on Facebook of a drunken night out and your mom starts to worry; you accidentally tweet a picture of your downstairs business to the internet at large. This simple tool helps you protect the privacy of your Weiner whenever possible."
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College-Made Device Helps Visually Impaired Students See and Take Notes - Wired Campus ... - 0 views

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    "August 1, 2011, 5:51 pm By Rachel Wiseman College students with very poor vision have had to struggle to see a blackboard and take notes-basic tasks that can hold some back. Now a team of four students from Arizona State University has designed a system, called Note-Taker, that couples a tablet PC and a video camera, and could be a major advance over the small eyeglass-mounted telescopes that many students have had to rely on. It recently won second place in Microsoft's Imagine Cup technology competition. (...) The result was Note-Taker, which connects a tablet PC (a laptop with a screen you can write on) to a high-resolution video camera. Screen commands get the camera to pan and zoom. The video footage, along with audio, can be played in real time on the tablet and are also saved for later reference. Alongside the video is a space for typed or handwritten notes, which students can jot down using a stylus. That should be helpful in math and science courses, says Mr. Hayden, where students need to copy down graphs, charts, and symbols not readily available on a keyboard. (...) But no tool can replace institutional support, says Chris S. Danielsen, director of public relations for the [NFB]. "The university is always going to have to make sure that whatever technology it uses is accessible to blind and low-vision students," he says. (Arizona State U. has gotten in hot water in the past in just this area.) (...) This entry was posted in Gadgets."
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    In "(Arizona State U. has gotten in hot water in the past in just this area.)" the words "in the past" are linked to http://chronicle.com/article/Blind-Students-Demand-Access/125695/ , about a Spanish work book inaccessible to blind students, with a reference to the lawsuit against Arizona State U over the adoption of the Kindle. So classifying this post in "Gadgets" is particularly paradoxical: in fact one reason why Arizona State U. was sued over the adoption of the Kindle was that Amazon presented its text-to-speech as a gadget.
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Feedjit Live For ETCJ - following "Paris - Ile de France" - 5 views

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  • Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/21/9726/
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  • Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/15/9688/
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/08/9624/ 3:49:00 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/07/9611/ 3:49:12 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/02/9596/ 3:49:21 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/01/belgian-newspapers-against-google-decision/ 3:49:31 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/20/9715/ 4:18:12 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/16/9699/ 4:18:45 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/15/9688/ 4:18:45 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/15/9688/ 4:18:55 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/21/9726/ 06:44:25 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/05/19/reflections-on-teaching-about-web-2-0-tools/ 07:43:49 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2008/10/01/claude-almansi/ 11:41:58 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/15/9688/ 11:42:32 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/04/19/connectivism/ 11:52:23 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/21/9726/ 14:31:22 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/20/9715/ 14:31:35 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/16/9699/ 14:31:44 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/15/9688/ 14:31:54 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/08/9624/ 14:33:19 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/07/9611/ 14:33:34 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/02/9596/ 14:33:43 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/01/belgian-newspapers-against-google-decision/ 14:33:54 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2010/12/26/of-cows-captions-and-copyright/ 15:16:42 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2008/10/01/claude-almansi/ 17:39:11 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/21/9726/ 18:43:47 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2008/10/01/claude-almansi/ 19:35:08 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/05/19/reflections-on-teaching-about-web-2-0-tools/ 20:21:21 GMT on 2011-08-28
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    About this odd bookmark: on Aug. 28, 2011, the Feedjit gadget of ETCjournal.com reported a series of visits by "Paris - Ile de France", "using an unknown browser" and "running on Linux". So chances are that one user corresponds to that profile. As Feedjit is a dynamic service, I chose to use Diigo features to record what "Paris - Ile de France" was viewing and when. I first tried to do so by highlighting and adding sticky notes shared with the ETCJournal Diigo group: this didn't work well. So I added the missing instances by commenting the Diigo bookmark. The result is a bit messy, but all the data are there.
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/21/9726/ 0:27:21GMT on 2011-08-29
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/21/9726/ 5:10.40 GMT on 2011-08-29
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/20/9715/ 5:10.50 GMT on 2011-08-29
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/16/9699/ 5:10.59 GMT on 2011-08-29
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/15/9688/ 5:11.09 GMT on 2011-08-29
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/08/9624/ 5:11.30 GMT on 2011-08-29
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/07/9611/ 5:11.39 GMT on 2011-08-29
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/02/9596/ 5:11.49 GMT on 2011-08-29
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    Paris, Ile-de-France landed on http://etcjournal.com/2011/08/01/belgian-newspapers-against-google-decision/ 5:12:01 GMT on 2011-08-29
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Digital Promise - Knowledge. Technology. Possibility. - 0 views

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    "A new national center founded to spur breakthrough technologies that can help transform the way teachers teach and students learn. Educators Empowering you with tools to help you reach every single student. Innovators Making it easier for you to turn a great idea into a product that delivers results for learners of all ages. Researchers Translating cutting-edge research on how we learn into cutting-edge technologies that can help us learn. Citizens Preparing Americans of all races, regions, and backgrounds to succeed in college and a career. ..."
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    Main site of the Digital Promise initiative

Education Technology Is An Enabler, Not A Magic Wand - 1 views

started by Bonnie Sutton on 08 Sep 11 no follow-up yet
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The MOOC Guide - The Massive Open Online Course in Theory and in Practice - 0 views

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    "The purpose of this document is two-fold: - to offer an online history of the development of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - to use that history to describe major elements of a MOOC Each chapter of this guide looks at one of the first MOOCs and some early influences. It contains these parts: - a description of the MOOC, what it did, and what was learned - a description of the element of MOOC theory learned in the offering of the course - practical tools that can be used to develop that aspect of a MOOC - practical tips on how to be successful Contribute to this Book You are invited to contribute. (...) In order to participate, please email or message your contact details, and we'll you to the list of people who can edit pages. (...) Your contributions will be accepted and posted under a CC-By license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/"
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The KYVL for Kids Research Portal - How to do research Home Base - 0 views

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    "The Kentucky Virtual Library presents: How to do research! Step 1: Plan your project Plan your project tutorial Define your subject Brainstorm What do you already know? Group similar ideas Identify key words and phrases Make a quest strategy Gather your tools Step 2: Search for information Search for information tutorial The Kentucky Virtual Library The library catalog Encyclopedia Reference books: table of contents and index Magazines and newspaper articles Dictionary Search the World Wide Web What if you can't find anything? Step 3: Take Notes Take notes tutorial The KWL method Fact finder method Data sheets Clustering method (also called mapping or webbing) Venn diagram method Note cards Prints and photocopies Bibliography page Step 4: Use the information Use the information tutorial Scan the page first The five finger test Is the information true or bogus? Put it in your own words Organize the information Compare and contrast Put the information in order Add your own conclusions Step 5: Report Share what you've learned tutorial Step 6: Evaluate Ask yourself, "How did I do?" Glossary Back to the introduction page Portal | Home Base (Site Map) | Plan | Search | The Web | Take Notes | Use | Report | Glossary Teacher's Toolbox | Flash Version | Text Only Version Kentucky Virtual Library"
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Americans and Their Cell Phones | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project - 0 views

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    By Aaron Smith, Aug 15, 2011 "Overview Mobile phones have become a near-ubiquitous tool for information seeking and communicating--83% of American adults own some kind of cell phone--and these devices have an impact on many aspects of their owners' daily lives. In a nationally representative telephone survey, the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project found that, during the 30 days preceding the interview:..."
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Cathy Davidson: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (comment to David Palumbo-Liu's Literat... - 1 views

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    Sept. 9, 2011 "...we have not yet even begun to develop the protocols for the new world of communication parallel with the ones we created for the 19th and 20th century world of communication. We will. We're fifteen years into the commercialization of the internet and now is the perfect time to begin thinking how to protect ourselves as worker in an "adjunct" world (and not just for academe), how to train ourselves as life-long learners to make the tools help us not use us. "

ISTE REPORT - 4 views

started by Bonnie Sutton on 01 Jul 11 no follow-up yet
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EUROPA - Press Releases - Orphan works - Frequently asked questions - 0 views

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    Reference: MEMO/11/333 Date: 24/05/2011 "What does the proposal for a Directive on orphan works say? The Commission's proposal, which takes the form of an EU Directive, rests on three pillars. First, the proposal contains rules on how to identify orphan works. It provides that the user has to conduct a diligent search to find the copyright holder. In this search, the user should rely on sources such as databases and registries. One such tool that exists in the book publishing sector is ARROW, the Accessible Registry of Rights Information and Orphan Works. It is hoped that other sectors will also develop similar central rights information databases. Doing so would greatly simplify and streamline the conduct of a reliable diligent search. Secondly, the proposal establishes that if the diligent search does not yield the identity or location of the copyright holder, the work shall be recognised as an orphan work. This status shall then, by virtue of mutual recognition, be valid across the European Union. This implies that once a work is recognised as an orphan work, it shall be recognised as such across the European Union. The proposal also foresees that there will be a generally accessible record of all recognised orphan works. Thirdly, the proposal establishes the uses that can be made of the orphan works and the conditions for such uses depending on their nature. Thus, the current proposal should make a major contribution to the development of various European digital library initiatives and their accessibility for everyone throughout the European Union. Clear rules on what works can be posted online as orphan works will also provide the beneficiaries of the Directive - not only libraries, museums and archives but also film heritage institutions and public service broadcasters - with a sound legal framework that safeguards them against claims of copyright infringement. In this respect, a degree of legal certainty can be achieved that will exceed the one th
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    -> piece on British Library + Google and this EC directive?

ITIF to Privacy Chicken Little's: "The Sky Is Not Falling" - 0 views

started by Bonnie Sutton on 12 Oct 11 no follow-up yet

The App Gap - 2 views

started by Bonnie Sutton on 26 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
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