OTR Links 04/03/2012
Duolingo | Learn English, Spanish and German for free
With Duolingo you learn a language for free,
and simultaneously translate the Web.
50 new tech tools you should know about – CNN.com
50 new tech tools you should know about
MIT App Inventor
Creating an App Inventor app begins in your browser, where you design how the app will look. Then, like fitting together puzzle pieces, you set your app’s behavior. All the while, through a live connection between your computer and your phone, your app appears on your phone.
25 Free Resources from Discovery Education – DEN Blog Network
25 Free Resources from Discovery Education
Old Maps Online
Old maps online – awesome walk through history
Listening To Students | Aviva Dunsiger
Gaming is something that I really struggle with in the classroom, as I want classroom activities to be about expectations first, and I don’t know how to ensure that these expectations are met using these games.
sigct – home
Welcome to the SIGCT (Computing Teachers) Wiki.
Home | Eggs Factor: The search is on for Ontario’s best egg!
The search is on for Ontario’s best egg! Our panel of “eggs-perts” are searching out Ontario’s finest and best decorators. With every valid entry, Egg Farmers of Ontario will donate $1 to Breakfast for Learning.
A unique classroom and teaching organizer app for the iPad (created with input from our readers!) | Emerging Education Technology
“iTeach Pad” is an easy to use organizer app for K – 12 teachers, developed with your feedback from dozens of EmergingEdTech readers.
Technology in Early Childhood: Advice For Parents and Teachers From A Trusted Source | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning
Some of the authors involved have devoted their lives to understanding how young children think and learn—and how the needs of, say, a 2-and-a-half-year-old are different from the needs of a 4-year-old. They spend their days interacting with and observing little kids through a developmental lens.
A Round Up of ALL of Google’s April Fools Jokes.
If there’s one thing Google clearly does better than its competing tech giants, it’s April Fools. We were honestly having difficulty writing up pieces on each of Google’s announcements as they flew in so to simplify things, for you (and us!), here’s a round up of all of them:
What makes a good book for young kids
Books with vivid imagery, exciting stories and strong characters will not only entertain your child but set them up to enjoy reading for the rest of their life.
Teaching and Modeling Good Digital Citizenship | MindShift
Teens are savvier than we might give them credit for when it comes to knowing their privacy boundaries on social networking sites. According to a recent Pew Internet study, 62% of teens surveyed said their posts can only be seen by friends, and 19% said that their profile is “partially private so that friends of friends or their networks can see some version of their profile.”
Social You: 6 More Reasons No One Follows You on Twitter | Switch and Shift
Recently Ted listed four reasons people don’t follow you on Twitter. The list wasn’t punitive. Rather, Ted shed some light on social mistakes that interfere with making connections with others, or in his words “hold you back.”
iGenApps™ : The App Generator
Create and build your own Apps straight from your iOS device without programming.
The history of distance learning [Infographic] | ZDNet
The world of snail-mail, shorthand typing and correspondence courses is a far cry from today’s range of certified online courses, Skype language lessons and mobile app-based education.
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