Five Reasons Why Video Games Power Up Learning | MindShift
What makes PeaceMaker, and videogames in general, powerful tools for learning is that a variety of effective learning principles are embedded within the game design. While there is a spectrum of learning principles embedded within good game design, I’ve distilled the list down to five cornerstones.
Chromebooks officially on sale: Is your school buying?
It will be interesting to hear the naysayers to this technology. Will they want the imaging, point of failure, software incompatibilities approach instead of something that just turns on and works?
Is Microsoft Azure Powering Apple’s iCloud? – Gizmodo
This is curious: InfiniteApple is saying they’ve confirmed that iCloud is powered by Microsoft’s Azure, at least for the moment.
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Text links are an important factor in today’s search engine optimization, and exchanging links with other websites is a good way to get them. However, doing a link exchange with a website that is penalized can have some detrimental results.
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Two dogs in a busy restaurant
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Your questions answered: What Chromebooks can and can’t do | TechRepublic
Chromebooks start shipping on June 15, 2011, but can you actually productively work on one? Kevin Purdy answers the questions everyone is asking.
Google’s done a decent job of getting the word out that the first wave of Chromebooks, the very portable laptops that run the nothing-but-the-web Chrome OS, are available for purchase and shipping out on pre-orders June 15. There is, however, still a vast distance between Google’s confidence in the cloud as a viable workspace and what most of us know about these new not-quite-a-netbook devices.
Net-Gold : Message: LIBRARY: CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION : BIBLIOGRAPHIES : WEBLIOGRAPHIES: It Often Takes Class to Find a Book in the Library: Learning About Library Classification Systems: A Selective Resource Guide
It Often Takes Class to Find a Book in the Library:
Learning About Library Classification Systems:
A Selective Resource Guide
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