5 Government Procurement Practices That Stifle Innovation
This is a good read. You could substitute “Your Local School Board” anywhere that the word government appears. We constantly talk about change in education and it’s increasingly more difficult to get the new tools when you have to work your way through old processes. There is certainly a need to have a procurement policy in place to ensure that you’re getting the best value for the dollar and to honour the needs of the vendor by a solution that falls between the old process and desire to use the new technologies needs to be found.
Soundproofing the Skype Studio | ZDNet
Fortunately, the soundproofing and sound-sculpting materials work and work quite well. The room is now virtually silent and I’ve been able to get excellent recording and broadcast sound quality.
Core77 / industrial design magazine + resource / home
Design Magazine and Resource – terrific resource for digital inspiration
Walmart Goes Mobile With New Apps For iPhone & iPad | TechCrunch
Today, Walmart is launching an updated iPhone application and a new iPad app, in an effort to better connect customers’ offline and online shopping experiences. The iPhone app in particular brings a number of new features, including voice-enabled shopping list creation, barcode scanning and integrated manufacturers’ coupons, while the iPad app offers the ability to find items both online and at the local store.
Apps in Education: Great iPad PD Session – from BalancEdTech
This is an excellent prepared inservice for staff or students on the iPad. This is a very extensive introductory self contained learning module. Have a look at the comprehensive links that BalancEdTech have included in this 6-12 hour set of iPad Professional Development.
CPSR – The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics
The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics
Content curation: Best practices
Best practices in Content Curation Presentation
Presentation Sins « Ralph Talmont | Pictures, pixels & pages
As we all know, presentations can be either informative, interesting and inspiring or bland, boring and just plain bad. (Couldn’t resist the alliteration, eh.) What is interesting is that given the fact that both the presenters and the audience are usually drawn from the same pool of people, and no-one likes to attend boring presentations, why does it continue to happen? Doesn’t everyone already know what makes a dreadful presentation and what to avoid when making one?
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