My apologies to Mark Twain.
WordPress has added some new widgets to the suite that may be dragged and dropped into place on your blog. Of course, I was all over it to see what was new and how it could amuse me. Or, at the least, inform me.
Chances are, you might now be interested in the widgets that adorn this blog post and appear along the right side of this layout. (I would hope that you do but I know that they don’t appeal to everyone). It does add to the insights that I have about who is interested in what I’m posting.
To help with my informing, I’ve added three new widgets. At least for the time being, they’ll provide some information for me.
Top Posts & Pages
It’s difficult to keep track of who is clicking on what. This provides some idea of what’s currently appealing. Interestingly, the Anti-Bullying post goes back to April. Maybe that throws my theory of the importance of current posts for loop.
There’s nothing like having your blog as a portal to other places. But, where are people headed once they leave this blog? I know of at least one person who will be happen that the CSTA blog is the top destination!
This is so valuable. A blog is nothing without readers. Those who comment or like things put it over the top. Look at the “Community” of people that interact with the blog. They’re the best.
Yes, I realize that my ego is behind this post, but hey.
It is the truth and does provide some additional insight into the statistics of running the blog. For that, I’m thankful.
20 Hilarious Programming Jargon Phrases You Should Know When Talking To Engineers – Business Insider
Jeff Atwood, co-founder of question-and-answer site Stack Exchange, has a huge list of 30 new pieces of programming jargon that have emerged on the question-and-answer site.
The IPad And Parental Engagement In Education – MentorMob
All parents of iPad trial students were asked to complete a questionnaire, attend a focus group meeting and email any further thoughts to inform the decision making progress for future iPad use. A great deal of time was taken by these parents as they were keen to convey their thoughts to inform the research process and we are very grateful for all their efforts.
How to pick a new Linux distribution | News | TechRadar
You might not have noticed, but there’s more than one Linux distribution out there. In fact, there are hundreds, and the list is growing weekly.
Okay, you probably did notice, but the fact remains that the free software world is, primarily, one of choice, and that means developers can – and often do – scratch their own itches.
Internet Map your Guide to Popular Webistes Online
INTERNET MAP YOUR GUIDE TO POPULAR WEBISTES ONLINE
10 things parents should unlearn… « What Ed Said
I’ve heard that statement three times in the past week alone. Once was while discussing the purpose of student portfolios. The second was in the context of making our PYP exhibition more student led, focusing more on the learning than the presentation. The third related to student led conferences. Apparently most parents want time to discuss their children’s learning without the learner present.
25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education | Edudemic
Some teachers embrace technology and social media. Others lurk. Many ignore. So what does the average teacher do if they’re somewhere in the middle? Why, use the handy infographic from Online Colleges of course!
Twitter QR Code Bingo | Teacher Tech
This will create random bingo boards that will tweet out the question when scanned with a QR code reader. Have students then append something to the tweet.
Thanks to This Free Class, Every Educator Can Learn Design Thinking – Education – GOOD
Creativity is the number one quality prized by the CEOs of the nation’s top 500 companies, but can you actually teach kids to be creative?
Google Breadcrumb: Slightly Geeky and Fun Mobile Learning Tool | GeekMom | Wired.com
In addition, of those four billion mobile phone users, over 60% of them are using their devices to play games. Thanks to Google Breadcrumb, these four billion people can now create their own learning games without having any programming skills.
3 Excellent Tools to Easily Create Lesson Plans
3 EXCELLENT TOOLS TO EASILY CREATE LESSON PLANS
Kodak Patent Auctions: Apple & Microsoft vs Google & Samsung
Just when you thought that things were cooling off, the patent wars have gotten interesting again. With the Apple vs Samsung patent mega-lawsuit starting soon, and now Kodak’s patent auctions approved, we are in for a ride!
The History of HTML5 – The Infographic | Stunning Mesh
HTML5 – we’ve all heard the term enough over the past couple of years since its release. some of us even know what it is – a markup language that forms the backbone of nearly every website on the internet.
WordPress rolls out new widgets for bloggers | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere
Bloggers using WordPress may now have more widgets to spice up their sites, after the blogging platform rolled out the new items.
3 Places to Find Great Infographics to Share
Do you wonder where bloggers are finding all the cool infographics to share on their blogs? Here are three places you can search!
How Pete Cashmore made £60million from blogging – Yahoo! Finance UK
It’s every writer’s dream: You start blogging about your favourite subject, the blog becomes a cult success, advertisers flood in and before you know it you’re a millionaire. Well, for one Briton that dream came true – here’s how he did it.
5 Reasons to Consider Ubuntu for Your Small Business | Practical eCommerce
Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system focused on ease of use, simplicity, and security. This operating system is a good alternative to either Microsoft Windows or Apple’s OS X, and may help small businesses get improved performance while saving money.
Raising the Bar on Renewable Energy in Ontario – ECO Blog
With the long-awaited re-launch of the Feed-in Tariff Program [.pdf], the renewable energy industry in Ontario has been recharged.
On Agile: Why You Won’t Fix It Later
We’ve all been there. The deadline is looming, everything is behind schedule, and you’re in a rush to finish the FooBar module. You’re puzzling over one last glitch. You know how to fix it, but it looks like it will take a minor redesign of the module… probably 4-5 hours of work. You just don’t have that kind of time.
Summer widens rich/poor learning gap – thestar.com
Children in rich, educated families tend to become better readers over the summer — improving at almost the same pace as if they were in school — largely because they have more time with their highly literate parents, new research shows.
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