Ontario Votes 2011 – Vote Compass – CBC News
Vote Compass is an educational tool developed by political scientists. Answer a short series of questions to discover how you fit in the Ontario political landscape.
WARNING: 5 Reasons why you should NEVER fix a computer for free. – consulting, free, billing, clients
We’ve all done it. A friend, a neighbor, a relative, a good client, a bad client, a pretty girl… Whoever it was, and for whatever reason, we all threw them a technological bone and fixed something for free. In rare instances, it can be a rewarding experience. Perhaps your buddy gave you a beer. Maybe someone said thank you. Maybe there was a smile on their face, and that was rewarding enough.
Cube for Teachers – Online Teaching Resources for Ontario K-12 Educators
Unique, innovative, and truly cutting-edge, Cube for Teachers is an interactive database created exclusively for you, the Canadian K-12 educator. With its simple and user-friendly design, The Cube is progressively changing the way you search for your teaching resources.
Book Creator for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store
The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore. Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.
5 powerful apps that every Mac user should have – TNW Apps
Here, we bring to you five third-party applications for Mac OS X that we think you absolutely must have installed, and customised to your preferences, to comfortably use any Mac. Some of them have a bit of a learning curve, and it takes some time to customise them to your preferences, but once you get used to them, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.
School Libraries Struggle with E-Book Loans | MindShift
It isn’t just publishers that are scrambling to adjust their business models to the growing demand for e-books; so too are libraries having to reconsider how they will provide content for their patrons.
FamZoo: Prepare your kids for the “wild”. – Feedmyapp
FamZoo is an online “virtual family bank” that parents set up to teach their children (ages 5-18) about personal finance through hands-on practice. The parents own the bank, hold the real money, and set the ground rules.
In just a few minutes, parents can put in place any of the following learning tools:
Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps
Digital storytelling is a craft that uses the tools of digital technology to tell stories about our lives. Done properly, storytelling can be a powerful, evocative, and emotional way of communicating themes and stories, often touching us in deeper ways than one-dimensional videos that rarely probe beneath the surface of people’s lives.
The best such stories are at once both personal and universal. Storytellers may decide to create a work meant to be seen only by a few family members, but increasingly they’re sharing their stories online with a wider community. It’s remarkable how often these small snippets of life appeal to millions of us looking for meaning beyond the facile, artificial stories found on network television. In fact, we’re discovering that we all have stories to tell.
How to Collect Student Files with Dropbox | K-5 Computer Lab
Collecting student assignments and files.
Designing e-Learning for Maximum Motivation « Experiencing E-Learning
Quick Summary of the Motivation Rules
Levels of difficulty
Building An Online Learning Community by Kevin Wilcoxon : Learning Solutions Magazine
How can an instructional designer (ID) leverage social interaction online to engage learners, increase exchange and dialogue, and get better results, without losing the purposeful focus provided by an instructor or traditional course content and structure? Many IDs are intrigued by the potential of communal experiences online, but there is a great deal of uncertainty about how to proceed. Here are a couple of cases that you may find interesting. Afterward, I offer a roadmap for producing similar results.
Preparing Students for an Online World | Getting Smart
Blended, sometimes called hybrid, learning is more than another passing educational fad. It’s not only growing in its use, but it’s proving to be an effective means of instruction. As more public schools begin embracing blended learning, with some states even mandating the practice, universities are seeing a new need for high schools to fill.
Classroom Collaboration Using Social Bookmarking Service Diigo (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE
Classroom collaboration is an area that benefits directly from today’s Internet experience in that students can develop their potential for learning by becoming more actively involved. Indeed, they can learn to approach and solve problems by collaborating with other students and their teachers. Social bookmarking websites give them opportunities to discover and organize information.
OTR Links 10/05/2011
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