Category: Technology

This site needs a new owner

This site needs a new owner

| 16 April 2014 | Reply

After 4 years of curating on this blog I am giving my fingers a rest – permanently. I have decided to go on to something new. I don’t know what yet, but as a lifetime learner I’m sure there is lots of exciting stuff out there for me in my “retirement”. So if anyone would […]

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Heartbleed – What it is and what you need to do about it

Heartbleed – What it is and what you need to do about it

| 13 April 2014 | Reply

There’s been a lot in the news recently about the Heartbleed bug. This article gives you the low down on what it is, how it affects you and what you need to do about it. The video below is fairly typical of what came out inthe news this week: So as you can see the […]

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Just Google It: How Google Has Changed Research for Grad Students

Just Google It: How Google Has Changed Research for Grad Students

| 19 February 2014 | 1 Reply

Source: GradSchoolHub.com 94: percentage of U.S. students who equate research with using Google, or other search engines. 75: percentage of students who use Wikipedia and online encyclopedias. 87: the percentage of all US adults using the Internet who also use search engines. 2 billion: Or nearly 30 percent of all humans, use the Internet A […]

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10 tips to curate like a rockstar

10 tips to curate like a rockstar

| 7 February 2014 | Reply

Content curation is a great way to shine on the Web. But how do we make this easy and practical? At Scoop.it they’re constantly amazed by the great work awesome curators do with their content. Here’s a summary of the best tips to join them in the Content Curation Hall of Fame.

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10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

| 7 February 2014 | Reply

Feeling outdated, not connected, or even totally lost in the digital age? Well, let me assure you, droning on and on about grammatical structures is a surefire way to quickly lose student interest in the world language classroom. Instead, embrace something which truly interests the millennial student: social media. Utilizing it in the classroom will […]

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eLogic Learning Recognized in the 2014 “Top Five” LMS List by eLearning 24/7

eLogic Learning Recognized in the 2014 “Top Five” LMS List by eLearning 24/7

| 29 January 2014 | Reply

eLogic Learning (http://www.elogiclearning.com), is pleased and honored to announce they have been selected as one of the Top 5 Learning Management Systems by eLearning 24/7 in their annual listing of the Top Learning Management Systems. eLogic’s “eSSential” LMS moved up in the listing from 2013 and 2012 based on several factors including a current configurable […]

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UK Government is considering using MOOCs in classrooms

UK Government is considering using MOOCs in classrooms

| 29 January 2014 | Reply

Massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, could soon be used to augment the depth and variety of the curriculum taught in British schools, said education secretary Michael Gove speaking at the BETT conference in London today. The key to introducing new opportunities provided by developments in technology and the free, open courses now offered […]

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School expands technology use to give teachers instant feedback

School expands technology use to give teachers instant feedback

| 24 January 2014 | Reply

Immediately after answering four questions about fractions, Gabriella Martin knows she has the first, third and fourth right but the second has an X next to it, showing it is wrong. “There are X’s and checks. If you get an X, you try to do it again and see if you get it right,” said […]

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A Simple Way Teachers Can Learn To Make Apps

A Simple Way Teachers Can Learn To Make Apps

| 21 January 2014 | Reply

If you wish to create a multi-touch iOS app for the iPhone or iPad, then you will need to know how to use xCode Apple development software and the programming language Objective-C. While this is a bold endeavor, it is a massive time and learning commitment that most teachers can’t make. The average teacher with […]

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3-D technology makes math & science easier

3-D technology makes math & science easier

| 19 January 2014 | Reply

Last year, Robert Cundiff promised his seventh-grade science students at South View Middle School they would be the first to see a new way of learning … in 3-D. Cundiff made good on that promise Wednesday when the now-eighth-graders experienced firsthand the excitement of 3-D learning with the program, Classroom Cubed. Through a grant from […]

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15 Useful Educational Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

15 Useful Educational Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

| 15 January 2014 | Reply

Image courtesy of: Dan Spencer   Today, we’ve seen a massive influx of technology being used in the academe. It was evident that the use of digital devices in the classroom boosts student learning and participation in class. Based on the 2013 PBS Learning Media study, 74% of K-12 teachers in the United States are now employing […]

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Design the Future, Offered by Autodesk, Provides 3-D Printers to Secondary Schools

Design the Future, Offered by Autodesk, Provides 3-D Printers to Secondary Schools

| 9 January 2014 | Reply

The way most students learn the concept of buoyancy involves dropping a chunk of clay into water and watching it sink. The next step is to retrieve the clay, mold it into a boat shape, and watch it float. But that’s not how Brian Donnelly’s eighth-grade class does it. His students design a boat digitally; […]

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