OTR Links for 07/30/2011
AppleInsider | Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: AirDrop limited to modern Macs
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion introduces a new feature in the Finder named AirDrop, designed for easy file sharing between nearby systems. However to use AirDrop, you’ll need a Mac incorporating hardware support for the new feature, which involves Mac models built no earlier than late 2008.
The Unsung Heroes of Biscuit Embossing
Interestingly, when the Oreo was first introduced by Nabisco in 1912, it used a much more organic wreath for its emboss, later augmented with two pairs of turtledoves in a 1924 redesign. The contemporary Oreo stamp was introduced in 1952, and it has remained unchanged, and, in the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger, “the stuff of legend,” ever since.
Notes From McTeach: Learning to Blog Using Paper
That’s right…you heard me! And it’s one of my favorite activities all year long. Paper Blogs. I use them to introduce my seventh graders to the idea of blogging and, more importantly, commenting.
25 Great Free technologies for Teachers and Students – HOME – Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet.
Thanks to educational Portal for todays Article. In today’s economic climate, paying for technology isn’t prudent, and for some students, it isn’t even an option. Fortunately, there are plenty of freebies on the web that can help with document creation, research, writing, storage, collaboration, studying and more. Here are 25 free web apps and software programs that may be useful to students.
Leadership character: The role of selflessness – Guest Insights – The Washington Post
We’ve all had leaders who are really taken with their image in the mirror, so impressed by the power and influence they seemingly wield. They’re the center of attention, and pleasing them becomes the focus of all our efforts. It’s easy for us to notice their selfishness as they push the people in our organizations to increase the bottom line. And yet they’re often unaware of just how easily we see through their shallow veneer.
15 Creative QR Codes [PICS]
“Designer QR codes are not only a way to make your 2D barcode stand out, but they also add a more human element to the otherwise cold and techie appearance,” says Patrick Donnelly, QR code designer and expert. “This could be the difference between someone scanning your code or not.”
There’s a special app for that – Part 1: 5 Apps to improve organizational skills for students with learning disabilities | inov8 Educational Consulting
There’s a special app for that – Part 1: 5 Apps to improve organizational skills for students with learning disabilities
Create Sticky Notes and Speech Bubbles with Text using Google Charts
Google Charts is a perfect web-based tool for converting your data tables into colorful and attractive charts in few easy steps. It supports a wide variety of charts – from pie charts to sparklines to Venn diagrams – and there’s a helpful wizard to guide you through the process.
Evolution of Computer Languages [Infographic] | Tech the Plunge
Rackspace has put together a great infographic on the “Evolution of Computer Languages” so you can take a trip down memory lane or learn about it for the first time. If you are interested in more programming choices for kids take a look here.
Girls Go Geek… Again! – Fog Creek Blog
Computer science has always been a male-dominated field, right?
Breaking the Apple logo down Fibonacci style – 22 Words
Breaking the Apple logo down Fibonacci style
Creating an ePub Book Using Pages – How to Make the eBook Cover Look Good | iPad Academy
Creating an ePub Book Using Pages – How to Make the eBook Cover Look Good
GroupZap — Welcome
The easiest way to brainstorm and document your thoughts and strategies.
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