Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? | MindShift
Just a few years ago, the idea of using a mobile phone as a legitimate learning tool in school seemed far-fetched, if not downright blasphemous. Kids were either prohibited from bringing their phones to school, or at the very least told to shut it off during school hours.
51% of households in the US own something made by Apple | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog
According to a new survey put together by CNET, over half of all households in America now contain something made by our favorite company in Cupertino.
fruux | Contacts. Calendars. Tasks – Always in sync.
Contacts. Calendars. Tasks.
All you need to know about Canada’s penny withdrawal – Canada – CBC News
The government announced in the budget that it is eliminating the penny from Canada’s coinage system. In about six months the Royal Canadian Mint will stop distributing Canadian coppers
“Girls Around Me” Creeper App Just Might Get People To Pay Attention To Privacy Settings | TechCrunch
Cult of Mac has a great write-up of an app for iOS called Girls Around Me, which essentially displays the public check-ins and profiles of girls around you. With a little shift in context it could easily be confused for a hot new startup (discoverability meets speed dating!), but no, it really is just a way for guys to creep on nearby girls who have failed to lock down their info.
Educator Suspended When She Refused to Show Her Facebook Profile
A former teacher’s aide in Michigan says she’s been fired after refusing to give her Facebook password to her supervisors.
Top Five Best Smartphone Mobile Apps for Students | Creativeoverflow
When beginning or returning to college, many individuals face the startling reality that they are solely responsible for staying organized and prepared for their classes. For college students who aren’t too keen on the idea of falling behind due to lack of organization, there’s always the availability of student-specific smartphone apps to stay on top of items and facilitate better academic performance. If you’re a student who wants to enhance your learning environment, consider the following top five smartphone apps to help you make a more effective transition and stay focused until graduation
Alternatives to Moodle | Mindflash
Moodle has emerged as one of the most visible brands for creating and managing e-learning content online. As one of the few packages built on open-source software, it also enjoys a certain cachet among the digerati.
But as with all open-source software, there are trade-offs to using Moodle — the main one being the amount of programming work required to adapt it to your needs and maintain it over time. Every time you want to add a new feature to your lesson, you add that much more complexity and need for programmers. For small organizations, this alone can make Moodle cost-prohibitive.
HTML5 Resources for the Learning Community | onehundredfortywords
This page is intended to help professionals in the learning design and development community make sense out of the HTML5 craziness. It is maintained on a regular basis.
Microsoft quietly teams with Apple in backing OpenStreetMap | Electronista
Some extra sleuthing has confirmed that OpenStreetMap is getting more support from major companies than Apple. Microsoft not only hired OpenStreetMap’s founder Steve Coast as its main designer for Bing Mobile but has been in a two-way supply of content deal. Bing provides some map data for the project but also draws on OpenStreetMap to fill out its map content.