The Stupid Things You Do on Facebook (and How to Fix Them)
Reluctantly or otherwise, Facebook is the place most of us have chosen to share our lives online. In spite of its many useful features, the social media site can be a constant source of annoyance, embarrassment, and trouble if you make a few stupid decisions you might not even realize you’re making. Fortunately, with a little effort, you can get Facebook under your control.
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MakeWaves – ultimate tool for mobile school bloggers?
John Johnston finds the ultimate mobile blogging app, from Radiowaves – and its free
‘MakeWaves’: ideal blog tool for Glow 2?
I’ve been aware of Radiowaves – used by more than 50,000 pupils for safe posting of podcasts and videos – for a long time. It was one of my inspirations for Radio Sandaig and started me podcasting.
Future U: Library 3.0 has more resources, greater challenges | Ars Technica
Libraries are changing, despite their facades. And they’re changing to high-tech service companies with embedded librarians, according to some library professionals. Of course, that assumes they aren’t defunded out of existence.
AASA :: The Making of a Weak Teacher
A preposterous notion about the role of administrators in crafting an unsupportive work environment
QR Codes in the Classroom
I demonstrated examples of doing an online spelling test using QR Codes, a matching vocabulary game (matching a flashcard with an explanation in a QR Code), a QR Code Maths Treasure Hunt, a QR Code Webquest, a QR Code Quiz, a story using talking QR Codes. I also showed how to put links to resources on QR Codes into QR Codes. The presentation I gave is embedded below from the Seomra Ranga Slideshare account. While it doesn’t really show the practical aspects of the workshop, it may give you a flavour of how QR Codes can be practically in the classroom.
Schools Go Into the ‘Cloud’ to Embrace the Popularity of Social Media – NYTimes.com
Several start-up companies have begun offering cloud-based platforms that combine education and social media. Companies like Teamie, based in Singapore, provide software that lets teachers create, share and manage academic content, and also let students collaborate on assignments on platforms that are similar to the “walls” used on Facebook.
Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School – School Leadership 2.0
Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School
Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.
Six great special-education resources for parents and teachers | News | eClassroom News
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of six special-education resources that provide vetted tools and technology that can help in many aspects of a child’s learning.
3 Ways Teachers Can Use Summer to Build Skills – US News and World Report
As the school year comes to a close, high school students look forward to months of rest and relaxation. But for teachers, summer is not only a time to take a break from school—it’s a time to develop skills and obtain credentials for the next school year.
Kiss Aero goodbye: Latest Windows 8 build reveals minimalistic desktop UI (update) — Engadget
While we’re still curious to see if Microsoft can better integrate the desktop and Metro environments of its latest operating system, the company has now revealed a significant change to the desktop portion of Windows 8 — a completely restyled visual appearance.
Growing number of Ontario college students need help in grade school math, study finds – Parentcentral.ca
Thousands of first-year students at Ontario community colleges are taking catch-up courses in basic math skills — fractions, decimals, percentages — that they should have learned in grades 6, 7 and 8, according to an alarming new study.
The Best of Draw Something – The Best Draw Something Drawings from iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android!
The best recent drawings are shown here. The most liked drawings in Latest Drawings will be promoted here, so get your votes in!