I was very happy to read that the developers at LiveBinders had created a version of their product for the iPad. Of course, I had to have it and downloaded it right away. It’s not that navigating through the site on the iPad is a tough thing; it’s the idea that I could pull in resources from the iPad without dealing with the web. So, I fired it up and soon realized that my thoughts about this application were different than what I had expected. I expected much of the same functionality that I would get from the web from inside the application. That functionality is there but it spawns Safari to get it done.
What you do get is a product that lets you manage your stuff on the LiveBinder site. But, that’s OK – I do have access to my things, public and private, and LiveBinders that I’m collaborating on. Not a bad start for a version 1.0 of the product. But, I was hoping to do some searching and browsing of others’ works. I’m just not seeing it. It is a handy way to access and keep tabs on your own content though.
As I clicked the icon in the bottom left, I left the application and was on the LiveBinder site on the web. From that point on, it was LiveBindering as usual. From the recesses of my memory, there was one thing that I’d always wanted to do at the site but kept forgetting. I wanted to know what resources had been created and shared to support the Ontario Curriculum. I was nicely pleased with the results. Sadly, judging from the number of hits, these resources don’t seem to be all that well known.
For the rest of this post, I’d like to highlight what you’ll find if you search for “Ontario”.
That’s certainly an interesting collection. If the curriculum shoe fits, give one a try and see if this offers a useful collection for your classroom.
Oh, and I had created one public collection as well.
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Top ten computer science teaching resources | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional
Top ten computer science teaching resources
A pioneering head of ICT shares some fantastic routes into teaching children code and computing
Does Microsoft Suffer from Premature Innovation? | getwired.com
Does Microsoft Suffer from Premature Innovation?
Posted on January 20, 2012
From when I joined Microsoft in 1997 until I left in 2004, and even since then (but especially during the heady days of the DOJ lawsuit), accusations flew fast and furious accusing Microsoft of misusing the word “innovation”, that Microsoft couldn’t innovate, or didn’t innovate.
Open Education Week 5-10 March 2012. Call for participation | eLearning
Open Education Week will take place from 5-10 March 2012 online (www.openeducationweek.org) and in locally hosted events around the world
Stanford AI Professor Thrun Leaves University to Start Udacity, an Online Learning Startup
It’s news that shouldn’t surprise anyone that read the fine print on the registration for Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence class offered last fall: Professor Stanford Thrun has announced he is resigning from the university to launch an online learning startup.
Let’s Ditch Google for DuckDuckGo — The Brooks Review
I don’t remember when, or where, I found out about DuckDuckGo, but a quick search of this site has me promoting it first in February of 2011. It’s my go to search engine right now and I am trying to not use Google for anything. Here’s how I am making DuckDuckGo a default across my computing.
Daily Mac App: AirBeam | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog
If you have an iPhone and iPad or Mac, you can set up an indoor surveillance system.
Twitter acquisition confirms that curation is the future — Tech News and Analysis
Twitter made an interesting acquisition on Thursday, when it bought a young Canadian startup called Summify, a company whose service (as its name implies) was designed to cut through the noise of all those social-media streams and summarize the content that matters.
4 Reasons that the ICT Programme of Study “had” to go – Articles – Educational Technology – ICT in Education
The fate of the ICT Programme of Study could have been predicted accurately long before Judge Gove donned his black cap and passed the death sentence. After several years of what might be justly described as a “war of attrition”, the weight of the “evidence”, such as it is, made such an outcome unavoidable.
Prototyping in eLearning | Upside Learning Blog
As Instructional Designers move away from purely being creators of content, to developers of tools and applications that assist learning and support performance, understanding the processes used by the software development industry becomes rather important.
Who’s Going to Buy Apple’s New eTextbooks? | doug woods
What I want to do, however, is take a slightly different look at the announcement; instead of looking at the hardware or software that has been announced, I simply want to ask who is going to buy the ebooks?
How Codecademy got so hot, so fast — Tech News and Analysis
Codecademy is on fire right now. The startup, which teaches users how to program with an interactive and social web application, has garnered more than 1 million users (including bold-faced names such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg) and made learning how to write computer code trendy with its “Code Year” program aimed at the New Year’s resolution crowd. And all this from a startup that’s only five months old, with just five full-time staffers.
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