When I was in high school, I had a friend whose birthday was February 29. He joked and we joked back about his getting ripped off birthdays. After all, his birthday only came every fourth year. The good news is that it only makes him 12 or 13 now. Fortunately for him, his parents made it up for him with celebrations on the 28th.
But, February 29 is really an oddity with rules about what years are leap years and therefore have a leap day and which ones aren’t. It’s a really good opportunity for inquiry and curiosity at all levels.
I’ve always helped colleagues celebrate this special day with some web resources. For this year, I pulled them together into a Pinterest Board.
You can access the board here. There’s a little something for everything in there. Help yourself. Make tomorrow special for your students, especially if you have one with a birthday on the 29th.
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Apps in Education: I want my students to…..iPad Learning Objectives
Sometimes we intimidate people because the lists we create are just too big. Sometime bigger is not better. Yesterday I found a perfect example of this. I came across this website on twitter via @meesterkurt. I love the idea of having the apps organised by what you want your students to do. This makes so much sense, even from the student’s point of view.
1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price | Edudemic
TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) to the rescue! TCEA regularly tests available apps and recommends apps that teachers should be using.
TCEA maintains a list of recommended apps in a shared document via Google Docs. The list is organized by subject area and free apps are color coded in white.
Strong Policies A Must For BYOD | Fortinet Security Blog
“The problems with BYOD is that devices aren’t issued by the company. It may be difficult for employees to agree to put on remote management software or antivirus software. But there has to be some kind of tradeoff,” Bedwell says. “Organizations really have to get ahead of the curve. BYOD is here to stay.”
Microsoft Skydrive Gets Big Update – 25GB Of Cloud Storage
Microsoft SkyDrive has been around for a while, but was recently given a fairly significant update. We took some time to talk to Microsoft about the new features and play with it all, so here’s a breakdown of what you can expect.
Technology and Education | Box of Tricks
Latest update 10th October 2011 – These are some of the best free internet resources for education. This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here.
Charts in Press Releases enable Journalists and Bloggers to tell better stories | iCharts
When we had the original idea for iCharts sometime ago, one of things that drove us where that most articles online today that report on facts and figures are text based, at most contain tables, hardly ever charts are used. An image says a thousand words, everyone knows that but still, no charts in articles. Contrast that with print publications and you will find charts and visuals virtually in every printed publication that has some facts to report on. We spend a good time trying to understand why this is the case.
A new way to organize your life – Wunderkit
Your life is full of projects – Find out how Wunderkit can help you accomplish them all…
The 60-Second Guide To Digital Classrooms | Edudemic
Got a minute? Literally just one minute? Take a close look at this new infographic from our partners over at Online Universities. It’s a great way to quickly look at the tools affecting major change in classrooms around the world.
Education reform: Testing teaching, teaching testing | The Economist
Testing teaching, teaching testing
10 Education Technology Implementation Pitfalls and Ways to Avoid Them | Emerging Education Technology
With a little planning, many of these potential technology roll out and adoption issues can be avoided.
Digitally Speaking / Planning for Responsible Tech Integration
In February of 2012, full-time classroom teacher and technology author Bill Ferriter will be presenting to the Technology Committee of the Wake County Division of Principals on both the changing nature of teaching and learning in the 21st Century and the steps that school leaders can take to craft careful technology integration plans for their schools.
Edu-pinning: Pinterest in Education « ErHead
Pinterest has been named over and over as the hottest new website for 2012, with the rate of new users rising every week at a seemingly exponential rate
Adobe Releases “Photoshop Touch” for the iPad 2 | Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider
OK, I know you’re probably hoping this is a custom version of Photoshop designed for the iPad, and if you are, well guess what? That’s exactly what it is! (and I have to say, it’s pretty darn slick)!
15 Top Apps for Today’s Student: Technology & Education | News
There has never been a better time to be a student: there is a vast range of devices and programs to help you take the slog out of studying, leaving you to concentrate on the information that really matters. So take a plunge into the world of educational apps and you might be tempted to put them to use.
Canadian radio stations streaming live on the internet – Canadian Web Radio
Welcome to CanadianWebRadio.com, an internet radio directory listing over 600 radio stations from across Canada streaming live on the internet.
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