OTR Links 04/16/2012
Mark Anderson’s Blog » Teachers use Twitter as their preferred CPD tool
Teachers use Twitter as their preferred CPD tool
Does Curiosity Guide Children’s Learning? | Psychology Today
Suppose you observe this unlikely scene: A warm-blooded six-year-old is offered a plateful of droopy steamed broccoli or a luscious chocolate cupcake, and he chooses the broccoli.
Educational Technology Guy: Great resources for New Teachers – advice, support, and training
Great resources for New Teachers – advice, support, and training
10 Google Products You (Probably) Never Knew Existed
I don’t know about you, but it feels like Google launches a new product every time I turn my laptop on.
Top 10 Awesome Things You Can Do With the Underused Gadgets You Already Own
If you’re a fan of technology, chances are you’ve retired a few gadgets over the years and they’re sitting in a box in your closet. Today’s the day to dig out your leftovers and start thinking about what you can do to let them live and breathe again. Here are ten of our favorite ideas to get you started.
Connected Learning | The Slow Hunch
Yesterday at the Center for Civic Media, our lunch guest was S. Craig Watkins, a professor at UT Austin working on a variety of projects under the heading of “Connected Learning”. In his blog post about the idea, Dr. Watkins defines this as:
15 Current Technologies My Newborn Son Won’t Use
A surprising number of the gadgets and technologies we have today are on the verge of extinction. Laptop Mag’s Avram Piltch walks us through more than a dozen, knowing that his newborn son will be about as familiar with them as today’s teens are with Betamax. And some of this batch might surprise you
What I’m Seeing: Magical Math Content | Getting Smart
My friend MarieBjerede said, “There are no really good math apps out there.” She comes to that conclusion based on “promise of technology has been to make learning more personalized and engaging” including these five features:
How To Train Your Robot « Dr. Techniko’s Children’s Stories
Last Sunday, I taught six kids of ages 5 to 7 how to program. “In what programming language?” you may ask. Well…I didn’t use a programming language, at least none that you know of. In fact, I didn’t even use a computer. Instead, I devised a game called “How To Train Your Robot”. Before I explain how the game works, let me tell my motivation.
Psst — did you hear? | StarTribune.com
A chat with an expert on girls, friendships and new forms of bullying via social media.
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