Think Wikipedia Isn’t Useful to Students? Think Again « Ed Tech Ideas
Here’s a nice infographic showing facts and information about Wikipedia
National – Adam Chandler – The Warts of 1812: The Unglamorous Truth About a Hyped-Up War – The Atlantic
Forget the bombs bursting in air over Baltimore. The conflict actually started with a botched U.S. invasion of Canada.
Malaysian schools ‘wired’ for 4G | Oliver Quinlan: Live Blogs
The Malaysian authorities have taken a different approach to providing broadband access for schools: each school is connected with a high speed 4G mast on its roof.
Windows Newsroom: Windows 8 Videos
Quality Student Blogs Part Two – Post Topics | Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom
When students in my class earn their own blog, I generally have a chat to them about the sort of posts they’d like to write about. Some students like to make blogs with a particular theme, such as cooking or sport. More often than not, students like to create blogs with a variety of post topics.
Free Tools to Go Paperless for Teachers
Have you ever thought of going to school paperless ? Well if you have not, then you need to consider it. I know people still have that standard image of the teacher in that white apron with a desk full of papers and binders.
10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future | Edudemic
Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and we’d tracked down 10 trends, concepts, and resources to make it happen.
You can now record your iOS device’s screen with Display Recorder | How To – CNET
Display Recorder is the first iOS app allowed in the App Store to record the screen of your iOS device. Here’s how it works.
Apps bring museum studies to life | Education | guardian.co.uk
The term “museum” is an unlikely partner for “new technology” in any game of word association. But mention museums to master’s students at the University of Leicester and the links have more to do with computer apps than history.
8 Great Kids Video Websites
When trying to look for kids materials online then several red flags start to waive. Content that is to be delivered to kids has to undergo a certain kind of scrutiny and precautions should be taken because internet is like that jungle where predators are on the guard for their preys. As teachers and parents, the responsibility of keeping our kids learning needs digitally satisfied while being safe is even bigger but it is not impossible. Kids too have their right to access and watch videos in a risk-free environment just like adults do. This is exactly where this post fits in.
The technology mistake: Confusing access to information with becoming educated – The Answer Sheet – The Washington Post
Claims about the power of new electronic devices to “revolutionize” schooling are a dime a dozen. Yet, if they are nearly worthless, why have smart people said them over and over again?
Did You Miss Microsoft’s Surface keynote? Watch it Here [Video]
The two tablets run different versions of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system — one with all-in Metro (Windows RT) and the other with a full touch and desktop platform (Windows 8 Pro) — come with 10.6-inch form factors and varying hardware features. You can read the detailed specifications, here.
The 50 Coolest Book Covers Ever – Entertainment – ShortList Magazine
Like a record sleeve, a book cover is a crucial element of the reading experience.
It’s the first thing you see, and a great cover can draw you in and persuade you to start that journey of discovery, page by page. We’ve picked 50 of the coolest for you to enjoy: some are iconic; some are clever; some are beautiful; some are scary and many have transcended their original home to become as famous as the book itself.