Sometimes, you just need to blog so that you don’t lose the moment.
With the Canada Day fireworks at Fort Malden last night, I was really taken by the following infographic.
Until now, I thought that the fireworks were called “ooooh” and “aaaah”. I didn’t know that they had names like “Willow” and “Peony”. So, it’s offered as something to remember from last night and something to think about as the US fourth of July events are in the offing. One of the advantages to living near the international border is being able to see firework shows all week long!
Thanks to Visual.ly for this.
The only thing that’s missing is the infamous “Burning Schoolhouse” from the home fireworks kit. I wonder, in the days of monster fireworks shows, how many kids will miss out on this classic.
Probably just as well…
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20 Surprising Stats About Technology Use In College | Edudemic
A new infographic from Presta takes a colorful look at the current state of the modern college student. Do any of these stats surprise you? Personally, I’m a bit sad to see that 38% of students can’t go more than 10 minutes without checking their smartphone or other device.
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Some clarification of my position on private schools. | dougbelshaw.com/blog
After mentioning in today’s newsletter that I was getting more militant in my opposition to private schools, I received some pushback and a request for me to explain my position.
Educational Origami – Digital Citizenship & BYOD
As soon as a school starts allowing students to bring their own devices into school, they begin to surrender some of their control of the learning environment to the students. They do not have the ability to dictate and control what applications are or aren’t on the students machines. They can not control the media the student may have on the device as the computer is more than just a learning tool its also the young person social medium and often entertainment center.
Texting and Driving: A Crash Course [INFOGRAPHIC]
Texting and driving a car at the same time is a dangerous and irresponsible combination — but people do it anyway. A series of sparse, haunting public service ads from AT&T provides a spooky reminder that even sending or receiving short messages can lead to death or lifelong crippling injury.
5 Free Tools to Remove Annoying Features around YouTube Videos
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Careful, Twitter — remember what happened to MySpace and Digg — Tech News and Analysis
Twitter sent some shock waves through the technology community with a blog post on Friday that talked about its plans for the future, and suggested that those plans don’t necessarily involve third-party services and apps.
This Is Your Mom on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]| The Committed Sardine
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The Complete Guide to The Use of Skype in Education
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Education Rethink: Schools Shouldn’t Be Research-Based
The terms “data-driven” and “research-based” have become standard Buzzword Bingo items that we might as well call them the “free space.” However, often teachers blast the concept of “research” while rarely offering a critique of how we view, analyze and implement research-based strategies.
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