There are probably a lot of ways to do this but I think that it’s the responsible thing to do when you’re a blogger. You need to keep tabs on what’s happening on and around the blog.
WordPress has created a Google Chrome extension that does a nice job of that.
Once installed, it just sits in the browser and checks for any activity. If something happens, a little badge with the number of events appears on the icon. That’s a visual to let you know that something has happened.
Prior to this, I would admit that it might be a while between checks to the WordPress dashboard. Now, it’s addictive to look and hope to see a notification!
But, there’s more than just that.
The extension includes a “Press This” button if you’re interested in blogging on a particular page. Plus, if you visit another blog, you’ve got the option to follow that it right in the extension.
If you’re a Chrome user, it’s a very useful extension to have. Download it here.
I keep thinking that I would go in and add all the Ontario Educational Bloggers to it but that list has grown so much, it would take a Herculean effort. But, if I was having a class full of students blogging, I should be able to monitor everything right in one spot while I go about everything else that I’m doing on the web.
15+ Pinterest Boards Teachers Should Be Following #edchat | Secondary Solutions
15+ Pinterest Boards Teachers Should Be Following #edchat
Ideas to Inspire
Inspiring ideas for your lessons, contributed by teachers around the world!
Interesting Ways | edte.ch
The Interesting Ways series continues to be a great example of crowdsourcing good quality classroom ideas and it has been a privilege connecting with all of the people who have taken time to add an idea.
It is remarkable what can be achieved and created together if you give people the right way to do it. Thanks for all the help so far.
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Explore thousands of images from DK’s picture library. Perfect for illustrating homework, school projects and generally being creative.
Author and Illustrator Birthdays | Through The Looking Glass Children’s Book Review
Here you will find a list of authors and illustrators who are celebrating their birthday this month. Please use the search feature to find titles created by these authors and illustrators.
Skylink Learning Theater
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Aurasma – The world’s first Visual Browser, bringing the physical and virtual worlds together
The World’s First Visual Browser, bringing the physical and virtual worlds together.
Aurasma is a free app that lets you discover, create and share amazing virtual content, integrated into the real world.
4 Best Google Chrome Extensions for WordPress | Tech18
4 Best Google Chrome Extensions for WordPress
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Google Music: 7 Things You Should Know
In contention with online music stores like Apple iTunes and Amazon MP3, Google has finally and officially launched its very own Google Music last Wednesday. At first glance, this cloud-based service seems pretty similar to what Apple and Amazon has to offer with their online music storage. However, there are a few subtle differences between Google Music and the rest that might eventually place the former on top of the competition.
21st Century Science Teaching: Getting students beyond formula hunting strategies | Powerful Learning Practice
In AP Physics (and many other science studies) the journey to find an answer to a problem is the most important component of the learning process – not the answer itself. Our need to make sure students think deeply about the subjects they study is one key reason The College Board AP Program is undergoing revisions of several courses and exams in history, science and world languages.
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Breaking Down Apple’s Billions
It’s no secret Apple, one of the most valuable public companies in the world, is making major cash off today’s tech gadgets — but how much?
A World With No Keyboard And No Mouse | Six Pixels of Separation – Marketing and Communications Blog – By Mitch Joel at Twist Image
It’s all about to change again… it’s all about to get even more complicated.
There has been a tonnage of content produced to analyze the value of Siri (the voice-initiated personal assistant that was introduced with Apple’s iPhone 4S). Along with Siri comes a nascent and emerging new way for people to navigate and engage with content: the voice. That’s not all. While our kids were futzing around with their Nintendo wii or Xbox Kinect, we may have missed another way to navigate and engage with content: kinetics (or natural gestures).
3 Ways To Keep Students Focused Amid All The Gadgets | Edudemic
How can we keep students focused on schoolwork with all the electronic temptations surrounding them? By engaging the students completely with our lessons, keeping students actively involved in their learning, and reflecting on our practice to avoid blaming the technology or kids’ short attention spans, in my opinion.
Millions Download New Trojan Discovered in Android Market
Symantec has discovered a new Android botnet that is still thriving in the Android Market and has already been downloaded several million times this year.
Canadian teens put a (Lego) man into space for just $400
It was probably a rather small step for Lego but it was certainly one giant leap for a Lego man when he was launched into space by a couple of Canadian teens recently.
Understand Your iPhone’s Serial Number | Cult of Mac
Did you know that your iPhone’s serial number says a lot about your device? It isn’t just a random string of digits. It reveals the factory in which your device was built, the year it was manufactured, its unique identifier, and more. Here’s how to decode your iPhone’s serial number.You can find your serial number either on your iPhone’s box, or in the About menu within the Settings app. If your device is connected to iTunes on your computer, you’ll also see it on the Summary page.
Microsoft Kinect Could Make Its Way to Laptops | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
The ability to control a Windows desktop with a simple hand gesture could become reality sooner than we once thought.
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