10 Google Search Tricks You Might Not Know
Certain tools are built in to Google’s search mechanics to provide quick, reliable answers. For example, if you need to convert a measurement unit, you’ll receive a quick answer at the top of Google search.
edulicious – edulicious – FV #27 – Subway Visuals
Things you can learn from a subway map.
Build your own robot
Old Maps Online
Old Maps just a zoom away
14 Things You Should Do To Protect Your Online Reputation
In 30 minutes, your SSN can be dug out using free internet resources. Recruiters sniff the net for personal data about you and base their hiring decisions on what they read. This can mean good news or bad news, depending on what kind of online reputation you have. Here’s what you should do to ensure your online presence is stigma free.
Doing Research with an iPad Part 2 — Reference Material « Macdrifter
This is the second part in a multipart series1 about using an iPad to do information gathering and processing. In the first part, I focused on using iCab as a web browser. While iCab is an excellent general purpose browser, there are some other tools I rely on for specific tasks. This post describes those applications and their strengths.
Thinking (Strategically) About Badges
The winners of the “Badges for Lifelong Learning” competition were announced this past week at DML2012. It’s hardly surprising, with it being the focus of the research competition, that much of the conference — formal sessions and informal conversations — was devoted to the questions surrounding badges: what are they for? what will they do? what practices will they reward? will badges change what we learn, what we value? how?
Teachers embrace social media in class – USATODAY.com
As social media become nearly inescapable on college campuses, a pair of recently published studies supports what many professors already have concluded: Students using Facebook or text messaging during a lecture tend to do worse when quizzed later.
Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand – Blog – Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps
My rubric also emphasizes the ability to customize content or settings and how the app encourages the use of higher order thinking skills. Admittedly, there are good apps that are not customizable and focus on lower order thinking skills. Factor Samurai, for example, is a fantastic game for identifying prime and composite numbers. It would be nice if the app had flexibility to adjust difficultly, but it’s still a good app if it is relevant to the learning purpose.
The “Invent with Python” Blog — Nobody Wants to Learn How to Program
I frequently see a problem when people (especially techies) try to teach programming to someone (especially non-techies). Many programming tutorials begin with basic programming principles: variables, loops, data types. This is both an obvious way to teach programming and almost certainly a wrong way to teach programming. It’s wrong because nobody wants to learn how to program
Why It’s Important to Talk Math With Kids | MindShift
Many of us feel completely comfortable talking about letters, words and sentences with our children—reading to them at night, helping them decode their own books, noting messages on street signs and billboards.
Windows 8’s new way of working: Messaging, Mail, and People
Windows 8 is a very different Windows. We’ve already seen that it will require Windows users to learn new ways of interacting with their computers, but there’s more to it than that. The way applications work and interact with each other on the new platform is new and different—and rather good.
First Impressions Microsoft Flight: The Future of Casual Flying
Microsoft’s Flight Simulator has always been something special. It has always been a game that we used to describe what a simulation on a PC could be — and should be.
Science of Baseball | Exploratorium
The science of baseball
Welcome to the Storyboard Generator.
You can choose a script and create a storyboard. Try building your own storyboard using background location photographs.
Once done, you can save and share your storyboard video with friends. Remember to register with Generator first if you would like to save your storyboard.
Online drawing tool – suitable for SMART Board