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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it

In recognition of the widespread use of iPads in schools and

general education, Apple recently released a new Apps for Teachers category in the App Store.…


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, October 24, 2013 4:51 PM

This is great, there are many excellent apps for so many subjects/ skills/ features/ assignments/ lessons etc. in general and special education. It would be great if there was a way for teachers to add/ recommend apps as well as other professionals. I provide training on apps and have SO many to add to this list!

Linda Wallin's curator insight, January 17, 2014 10:05 PM

I am familiar with pages, keynote, numbers, notability, evernote, dropbox, annotate pdf, pbs, and edmodo. Look for videos on YouTube to see how they work.

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How to Use Google News to Find Primary Sources

The Google News archive is a great place to find primary sources. This short tutorial shows students how the archive works.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:06 PM

Learn how to use advanced search in Google search to find primary resources for projects.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:00 PM

Nice reminder of resources we could be using.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 11:08 PM

Nice video tutorial on using Google News to search and select primary sources.

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4 Easy Steps to Implement a Facebook Marketing Strategy | Social Media Examiner

4 Easy Steps to Implement a Facebook Marketing Strategy | Social Media Examiner | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Facebook: How to integrate your Facebook marketing with your overall marketing plan and get your Facebook marketing strategy in place.

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Debra Askanase's curator insight, July 8, 2013 10:07 AM

Love the Facebook Editorial Calendar and the Social Media Activity Calendar. The second, the activity calendar, is great for not getting "sucked in" to social media time wasting.

SocialEvolutionism's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:19 PM

Four crucial points that require full attention to have Facebook marketing strategy in place whether you are a novice or A Pro.

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10 Words You Mispronounce That Make People Think You’re an Idiot

10 Words You Mispronounce That Make People Think You’re an Idiot | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
It's been said, though we're not sure by whom, that it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, April 25, 2013 4:58 PM

I'll admit to "Sher-Bert", but that's the extent of mea-culpas.

John Michel's curator insight, May 2, 2013 8:32 AM

Worth the 180 second read to help shore up some common mispronunciations...I know I have some work to do after reading this piece :-) 

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20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers

20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Let's lay out some of the more confusing technology terms that educators will encounter on a regular basis and see just what is behind each one.

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Phillip Yiga's curator insight, March 25, 2013 9:47 AM

i like it

Dominique Parrish's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:25 PM

I like the simplicity of how these terms are described

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:28 PM

This scoop.it was useful for me to be more up-to-date with essential technology terms used in teaching.

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Retinal Implants Will Soon Fit Inside the Eye and Offer 20/20 Vision ...

Retinal Implants Will Soon Fit Inside the Eye and Offer 20/20 Vision ... | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it

A coming generation of devices promise clear, high-quality vision for the blind.


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Sony slashes price of PlayStation Vita in Japan

Sony slashes price of PlayStation Vita in Japan | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Sony said Monday it was slashing the price of its hand-held PlayStation Vita console in Japan by as much as… (【JapanToday】 Technology › Sony slashes price of PlayStation Vita in Japan http://t.co/3yD9obmr)...
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Face recognition technology aiding Lincoln police - San Francisco Chronicle

Face recognition technology aiding Lincoln police - San Francisco Chronicle | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Face recognition technology aiding Lincoln police
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police can now search for bad guys using the state's face recognition technology.
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A Must Have Poster on Copyright Guidelines for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Poster on Copyright Guidelines for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Poster on Copyright Guidelines for Teachers Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/iVcpr2uc #annastechtips
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Ultra-high capacity battery for mobile devices.

Small form factor ultra-high capacity battery that can re-charge any device that normally would charge from USB. No Outlet, No Problem! (I just backed Ultra-high capacity battery for mobile devices.
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World's First Bionic Eye Receives FDA Approval | Popular Science

World's First Bionic Eye Receives FDA Approval | Popular Science | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
World's First Bionic Eye Receives FDA Approval | Popular Science http://t.co/andJZS7k
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Quora for iPhone Gets Updated, Now With A Rich-Text Editing Feature

Quora for iPhone Gets Updated, Now With A Rich-Text Editing Feature | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Quora has updated its iPhone app to now include a rich-text editing feature. Posts can now be stylized and organized.
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A bit about rich-text and nope it's not about your IRA investment.

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Microsoft Blink Windows Phone Lens app gives users perfect ...

Microsoft Blink Windows Phone Lens app gives users perfect ... | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
It\'s no secret that Microsoft and Nokia are aiming to make Windows Phone the OS of choice when it comes to mobile photography, whether through optical.
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Do Your Students Know How To Search?

Do Your Students Know How To Search? | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 17, 2013 1:00 PM

Only 15% of students are considered power users who can transfer their tech skills from place to place. The divide is not on the horizon. It is with us.

rwestby's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:26 PM

Searching is not just for kids - Internet search skills are something needed even for adults.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:22 PM

Excellent, truly current information about teaching students to search and curate well. Use this for independent study!

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3 Common Mistakes iPhoneographers Make, by Paul Cahill

3 Common Mistakes iPhoneographers Make, by Paul Cahill | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Paul Cahill explains the three common mistakes iPhoneographers make and, thankfully, three pretty simple solutions to avoid them.

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Zbynek Kysela ✔'s curator insight, August 10, 2013 5:49 PM
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Facebook Introduces Embeddable Posts

Facebook Introduces Embeddable Posts | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Facebook is making its posts embeddable to give them wider circulation in news stories and blog posts.

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Debra Askanase's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:47 PM

Not "best practices and research" but certainly newsworth. For content publishers: you will eventually be able to grab public posts and embed them. For Facebook users: beware!

Elodie Binard's curator insight, August 1, 2013 6:23 AM

Facebook is making its posts embeddable to give them wider circulation in news stories and blog posts.

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DreamWorks to Buy Youth-Oriented YouTube Network

DreamWorks to Buy Youth-Oriented YouTube Network | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
DreamWorks Animation will pay $33 million for a tween- and teen-oriented YouTube network, The Wall Street Journal reported. (YO! “@Adweek: DreamWorks Animation will reportedly pay $33 million for a tween- and teen-oriented YouTube network.
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Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?

Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix? | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it

While experts like Gary Stager, founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge Summer Institute, recommend that computers be used to add “deep and meaningful experiences” to teachers’ lessons, much of what the 91percent of teachers with access to computers are doing may be just the opposite.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:56 AM

This is a well thought out articel questioning the way computer 'games' are used in the classroom.

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Hackers attack Microsoft computers

Hackers attack Microsoft computers | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft becomes the latest US technology firm - after Apple and Facebook - to confirm that it has been targeted by computer hackers.
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New touchscreen PCs are a threat to the iPad, analyst

New touchscreen PCs are a threat to the iPad, analyst | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Hybrid tablets incorporating touch screens and keyboards, and based on Intel's new Haswell processor, may threaten the iPad, according to an analyst.
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More Than Just Lower Heating Bills The Benefits Of Radiant Heating Systems

More Than Just Lower Heating Bills The Benefits Of Radiant Heating Systems | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
More than just lower heating bills- The benefits of radiant heating systems http://t.co/G0f673Ao #Heatingsystem #UnderfloorHeatingsystems
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30 best Android apps this week

30 best Android apps this week | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Material, NFC by Moo, The Simpsons, Zombie Minesweeper, Dr Seuss, NewsWhip and more. By Stuart Dredge (RT @gifted2you: gfited2you made it to the Guardian's Top 30 best Android apps this week.
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Samsung enriches learning with Smart School technology

Samsung enriches learning with Smart School technology | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Learning in the digital age trades the traditional dusty blackboard for an LCD electronic board with optical touch capacity which allows teachers can share content with their students.
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The Growth Of Mobile-Social Commerce - Business Insider

The Growth Of Mobile-Social Commerce - Business Insider | 50 plus technology | Scoop.it
Will social commerce hasten the death of traditional retail? ;
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Cell phone, smartphone or mobile. Call it what you want. It's extension of self. How will be used --- 

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