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How Society Grades Teachers

How Society Grades Teachers | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
Study shows how educators contribute to social change and innovation

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A MUST read!!!

 

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Educators' influence in far-reaching and long lasting. We are going to re-post on our blog today.
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200 Free Or Discounted Apps For World Autism Awareness Day

200 Free Or Discounted Apps For World Autism Awareness Day | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
Today, because of the World Autism Awareness Day, some app developers are offering special discounts and in some cases even their apps for free.
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Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 2: (Un)Mapping the Terrain | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 2: (Un)Mapping the Terrain | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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Exclusive: Udemy lands on mobile so students can learn on the go | GigaOM EdTech News

Exclusive: Udemy lands on mobile so students can learn on the go | GigaOM EdTech News | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it

When it comes to picking up new skills, you might have all the motivation in the world, but actually finding the time to do the work is where the real challenge lies.

 

Since launching in 2010, online learning startup Udemy has offered learners the opportunity to take online classes from home. On Tuesday, the company upped the convenience factor with an iOS app that lets students take classes directly from their smartphones.

 

With 600,000 users enrolled in the company’s paid and free classes, Udemy is attracting a strong following. But given competition from longtime online learning company lynda.com, as well as startups Skillshare and Codecademy, Udemy clearly wants another way to hook and keep students. While lynda.com does have a mobile app for users, several other Udemy rivals do not.

 

Dinesh Thiru, Udemy’s vice president of marketing, said the company’s students, many of whom are enrolled in classes with hopes of career advancement, are professionals with busy lives.

 

“They know learning is important, but they struggle to find the time,” he said. “We built the Udemy iPhone app to help them find that time… to enable them to learn whenever and wherever they find those extra fifteen minutes.”

 

From the new app, students can enroll in free and paid courses and access video and audio lectures, presentations, articles and other course components. It also enables students to save courses for offline viewing (for subway commutes and plane rides), as well as watch videos at accelerated speeds.

 

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ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive

ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
ThingLink lets users add interactive links to any photo and turn them into fun web experiences that drive engagement. (http://t.co/HYFROiyGR2 was our Lunch N' Learn today!
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Project-Based Learning

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Discover how project-based learning teaches students to explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.
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Discount Electronics CEO: Guilty as charged, but happy - Austin Business Journal

Discount Electronics CEO: Guilty as charged, but happy - Austin Business Journal | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
A run-in with the Internal Revenue Service has just about concluded and Discount...
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Google's Same-Day-Delivery Service Goes Live In San Francisco

Google's Same-Day-Delivery Service Goes Live In San Francisco | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
Google has launched a delivery service in the San Francisco Bay Area that promises same-day delivery for products bought at some of its online e-commerce partner stores.
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What technology could we wear?

What technology could we wear? | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
From Bluetooth earmuffs to a glove that works as a phone, David Reid looks at the trend of wearable devices

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Check it out and wonder what the future of Technology is...

 

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Announcing TechCrunch’s 2013 Meetups + Pitch-Off: Austin, Seattle, San Diego, And Boston | TechCrunch

Announcing TechCrunch’s 2013 Meetups + Pitch-Off: Austin, Seattle, San Diego, And Boston | TechCrunch | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
After the amazing success of our New York Pitch-Off in February, we thought it would be fun to bring the energy and excitement of a mini-Disrupt to more cities across the country.
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7 tips for the perfect boomer résumé - MarketWatch

7 tips for the perfect boomer résumé - MarketWatch | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
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The real threat to Apple. Google's ultracheap Chromebeook could upend the tech economy and hurt Apple. See full story. With BlackRock deal, Fidelity bets on ETFs.
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Boomer Brain Health Aided By Technology - Baby Boomer Media

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This is a guest article by our friend Mike Gaudreau from Boomer-Technology.com. Much has been written and said of late regarding Baby Boomers. Naturally, as one myself, I take notice as many of us have.

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Koeppel Direct Analyzes Technology Usage Among Baby Boomers and the Elderly

Koeppel Direct Analyzes Technology Usage Among Baby Boomers and the Elderly | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - The powerhouse direct media buying group Koeppel Direct has gathered and released current research related to the technology usage of Baby Boomers and the elderly. Organized in an informational graphic,...
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What Is a Unified Cloud, and Why are Schools Choosing to Build Them?

What Is a Unified Cloud, and Why are Schools Choosing to Build Them? | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
Stoneware users from Indiana, Massachusetts and Michigan reveal why and how they’re using the cloud. (What Is a Unified Cloud, and Why are Schools Choosing to Build Them?
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create YouTube Photo Slideshows - A Good Alternative to Animoto

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create YouTube Photo Slideshows - A Good Alternative to Animoto | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it

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Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 1: Beyond the LMS | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 1: Beyond the LMS | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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"...the LMS convinced us that teaching online was not only possible, it was easy -- that digital pedagogy was a mere work of relocation. Take your lectures and your assignments, create a slideshow or a video or a piece of audio, load it all up, and there you have it: online learning. Many early instructional designers believed that if we employed interactive Flash exercises and scaffolded learning according to Bloom's taxonomy, we'd end up with robust learning that engaged students in a way duplicate to classroom interaction."

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Facebook and Gates Foundation join forces to promote education

Facebook and Gates Foundation join forces to promote education | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
After a successful education-focused hackathon last year, the two tech giants are expanding the program with two events, female teams, and prizes for the best ed tech apps. Read this article by Dara Kerr on CNET News.
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Autistic Children Find a Voice Through Ed Tech

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Autistic Children Find a Voice Through Ed Tech (RT @TeachHub: Autistic Children Find a Voice Through Ed Tech #edtech #edchat #elemchat | http://t.co/RM9wwA8h89)...
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What The Heck Is A Dongle - Boomer Technology

What The Heck Is A Dongle - Boomer Technology | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
What The Heck Is A Dongle ? This week two people in the tech industry lost their jobs because of jokes gone awry at a conference. A couple of male developer.
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Walmart adds Texas stores to testing phase of new iPhone "Scan & Go" checkouts - 2013-Mar-21

Walmart adds Texas stores to testing phase of new iPhone "Scan & Go" checkouts - 2013-Mar-21 | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
Walmart will soon give a select number of Texas shoppers the power to scan their purchases right out of the palm of their hand. According to a report by Reuters, ...
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Austin Technology Council's Startup Showdown and Third Annual CEO Summit on May 7-8 - SiliconHills

Austin Technology Council's Startup Showdown and Third Annual CEO Summit on May 7-8 - SiliconHills | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
RT @wedgepinner: #atx #tech Councils #startup Showdown and Third Annual CEO Summit ... - http://t.co/qO75sRcn8y
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Marissa Mayer's Misstep And The Unstoppable Rise Of Telecommuting - Forbes

Marissa Mayer's Misstep And The Unstoppable Rise Of Telecommuting - Forbes | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
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Tech-oriented places like Austin, Portland, Denver, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle all rank among the cities with the highest percentage of people working at home.
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5 Tech Terms Boomers Should Use at Work with Millennials | The ...

5 Tech Terms Boomers Should Use at Work with Millennials | The ... | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
Do you ever notice that young people often talk in technology terms? They seem to have their own language much different than the Boomer's language of the 60s and 70s. We used to say a great experience was “bomb” or ...
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Tech Events Roundup March 19-24 | Austin Geek | Austin Post

Tech Events Roundup March 19-24 | Austin Geek | Austin Post | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
Once a week we round up the best tech events in Austin.
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Tech Savvy Baby Boomers Flex Their Muscles

Tech Savvy Baby Boomers Flex Their Muscles | Austin Boomer Tech | Scoop.it
RT @LighthouseWlth: Look Generation Y Baby Boomers are more connected then presumed. Great info-graphic on Baby Boomer Tech trends http://t.co/GUvMcpvkE1
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