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The Best Science Sites Of 2013 – So Far | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Science Sites Of 2013 – So Far | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2013/06/18/the-best-science-sites-of-2013-so-far/
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Don’t let NSA paranoia destroy your productivity

Don’t let NSA paranoia destroy your productivity | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There's an awful lot of paranoia going around these days. But the biggest threats to your privacy don't come from the NSA or the FBI. They come from private companies building massive databases to track your movements.
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'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs

'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Colleges of education are "an industry of mediocrity" that churns out unprepared teachers to work in the nation's elementary and secondary schools, according to a highly anticipated report. The report, "Teacher Prep Review," describes the findings of a controversial effort to rate the quality of programs at 1,130 institutions nationwide that prepare about 99 percent of the nation's traditionally trained teachers. Released on Tuesday, the report is the product of a partnership between the National Council on Teacher Quality and U.S. News & World Report.
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19 Great Tools to Create Educational Infographics ~ Teachers Tech Workshop

19 Great Tools to Create Educational Infographics ~ Teachers Tech Workshop | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
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iPad PD and iResources | A Pinterest Collection by Lisa Johnson aka TechChef4U

iPad PD and iResources | A Pinterest Collection by Lisa Johnson aka TechChef4U | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A growing list of professional development resources, handouts, posters, tutorials, tips, and tricks to support iPad deployment,integration, and workflow!
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iPad Science Fair

iPad Science Fair | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"If you’re looking for experiments for a school science fair or an easy way to access steps for an experiment, try DIY Nano HD. This free app focuses on an exploration of nanotechnologies, and the properties of atoms and molecules. It includes informational videos, easy to follow instructions and is great for all ages!"
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How your webcam can spy on you

How your webcam can spy on you | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Once installed, the “remote administration tool” (RAT) software allows hackers to take control of the machine at any time – similar to how IT workers fix office computers remotely. Hackers can then use a victim’s home computers as if sitting at it – doing everything from switching on the webcam to looking through personal files on the hard drive. Mr Neate said: “The most at-risk computers are those running older software, and those without up-to-date anti-virus software installed.”
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MrAndrewsOnline - iPads in Primary Education: 10 Practical Ways to Use Videoscribe HD in Education

MrAndrewsOnline - iPads in Primary Education: 10 Practical Ways to Use Videoscribe HD in Education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"In this post I'm going to share 10 practical ways Videoscribe HD can be used by teachers and pupils in their classrooms. Videoscribe HD is one of my favourite app, so much so I've recently signed up for the Pro Version on the Mac. Videoscribe is so simple to use, and once the animation and music are combined the finished presentation can be very empowering. It can produce real quality results in a matter of a few minutes by both children as young as Early Years right through older children and adult who can explore some of the more complex features."
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Google Docs: Trojan.APT.Seinup Hitting ASEAN

Google Docs: Trojan.APT.Seinup Hitting ASEAN | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
1. Executive Summary The FireEye research team has recently identified a number of spear phishing activities targeting Asia and ASEAN. This malware was found to have used a number of advance techniques which makes it interesting: - The malware leverages Google Docs to perform redirection to evade callback detection. - This technique was also found in the malware dubbed “Backdoor.Makadocs” reported by Takashi Katsuki (Katsuki, 2012).It is heavily equipped with a variety of cryptographic functions to perform some of its functions securely. - The malicious DLL is manually loaded into memory which hides from DLL listing.
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Facebook's Former Security Chief Now Works for the NSA

Facebook's Former Security Chief Now Works for the NSA | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
About a year after Facebook reportedly joined PRISM, Max Kelly, the social network's chief security officer left for a job at the National Security Agency, either a curious career move or one that makes complete sense...
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How To Use AirPlay Mirroring from iPad to Apple TV or a Mac | Ipads Advisor

How To Use AirPlay Mirroring from iPad to Apple TV or a Mac | Ipads Advisor | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"AirPlay Mirroring is a great attribute of iOS on the iPad. It lets you mirror your iPad display, and every little thing that you do on it, to an Apple TV or a Mac computer system. This is extremely beneficial when doing presentations and demos, producing screencasts or videos, or just enjoying your iPad photos or videos or games on a larger screen. And it’s unbelievably easy to utilize as long as you’ve the right setup. Right here’s a quick rundown of exactly what’s needed and the best ways to utilize AirPlay Mirroring on the iPad: "
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How To Address Negative Student Behavior in 1:1 Classrooms - Edudemic

How To Address Negative Student Behavior in 1:1 Classrooms - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"I strongly believe that technology is going to completely revolutionize the classroom. But when are we going to start addressing the negative aspects of the one-to-one classroom? When are we going to acknowledge the fact that just because every student has a device it does not mean that they will get a 36 on the ACT? I have seen videos of babies that can play with an iPad, but that does not mean that high school students intuitively know how to use one to effectively collaborate and communicate in the classroom. Let’s be honest: using technology in the classroom can be harder than teaching the ‘old way’."
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Download Our Free iPad Safety Poster

Download Our Free iPad Safety Poster | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"You love your students, and you love your shiny new iPad. But when you put the two together, you get a little nervous. You see, expensive technology doesn’t always mix with rambunctious second graders—or even clumsy high school seniors. That’s why we created this free iPad safety poster to share with your students. Download and print it today http://www.weareteachers.com/docs/printable-materials/keep-our-ipads-safe.pdf?sfvrsn=0 !"
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10 Big Pros of iPads as Technology in the Classroom

10 Big Pros of iPads as Technology in the Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
From kindergarten to college, the key to engaging students and enhancing learning is to bring ipad technology in the classroom.
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Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic

Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
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Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core | Getting Smart

Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core | Getting Smart | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"In the Digital Classroom, teachers have many opportunities to design flexible and engaging student-driven learning experiences that allow them to create. Adopting this style of teaching and learning can be overwhelming, especially when being expected to embrace new technology and also implement the Common Core Standards at the same time. After all, there are many individual CCSS standards to address and there are also a ton of apps to try. Here is some helpful advice and a few suggested apps to help teachers embrace the changing classroom climate."
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iProductivity: Apps for Note-taking, Workflow, & Assessment | Thinglink

iProductivity: Apps for Note-taking, Workflow, & Assessment |  Thinglink | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
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How to integrate technology when nothing works right - Angela Watson | The Cornerstone

How to integrate technology when nothing works right - Angela Watson |  The Cornerstone | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"’d love to do more with technology in the classroom, but I don’t have the equipment and infrastructure I need. What can I do? That’s the question we sought to answer at this morning’s Hack Education 2013 unconference in San Antonio, Texas. A group of about 25 educators had some casual conversations in a session we called Effective Tech Integration with Limited Classroom Resources. The following info is a combination of the notes I took during our discussion and my own elaboration. If you’re a teacher with one iPad for 30 kids or you have a handful of sporadically-working computers in your classroom, I hope you’ll find some helpful ideas below:"
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Educational Technology: Highly Used Apps in High Schools

Educational Technology: Highly Used Apps in High Schools | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Ask a group of high school teachers what they want from technology in the classroom, and you’re likely to hear variations on three answers: They want tools that help students write well, do research based on solid references, and improve time-management skills. When students enter high school, educational technology is no longer mainly for drilling or practice or simply keeping students engaged. Now tech provides the day-planner, the reference library, and the easily carried note-taking method that can help high school students succeed."
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ICT Awareness: What YOU SHOULD KNOW!

ICT Awareness: What YOU SHOULD KNOW! | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
. . . ICT Awareness: What YOU SHOULD KNOW! . Since 1998 already I am giving FREE courses about IT-Security and Cyber-Security (since 2002 pedagogical ones...) as well as I blog a lot about it and i... ===> In my humble opinion: WHEN NOT teaching the basics of Cyber-Security, I see this as NAIVETY and very close to stupidity! This is visually seen as let people drive a car and they make accidents with it and NOBODY will take its RESPONSIBILITY!!! Excuse-me, please <===
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15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
For many curious folks, their impassioned yearning to soak up as much of the world’s wonders as possible completely transcends the boundaries of a traditional classroom. Armed with an insatiable lust for knowledge, they set out to acquire it on their own terms, although a few pointers obviously can’t hurt before departure and landing! Not every possible technique will necessarily stick with all self-motivated learners, of course, but the only way to find out is to test them. Try some of the following and experiment with what works in a more independent educational setting.
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Benefits of Online, Face-to-Face Professional Development Similar, Study Finds

Benefits of Online, Face-to-Face Professional Development Similar, Study Finds | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Researchers found similar effects on student learning and teacher behavior regardless of whether teachers took part in online or face-to-face professional development. Fishman said that administrators and policymakers should see the findings as further evidence that online teacher professional development, while no silver bullet, can be a viable alternative to the traditional model. "There's some hesitation on the part of teachers who think that online [professional development] is somehow less valuable to them because of a lack of personal connection," Fishman said. "I think this study may make them a little more optimistic."
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iPad App Tip: Have Fun While Learning About Sound | iPad Academy

iPad App Tip: Have Fun While Learning About Sound | iPad Academy | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
This educational app will help you learn about sound. Designed like a book, this app includes on-screen objects and interactive graphics to encourage you to explore things that go bump, beep, boom, and vroom.
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39 Apps to Promote Student Creativity from edshelf

39 Apps to Promote Student Creativity from edshelf | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"It is always such a pleasure to see student creativity. To watch their creative muscles grow and see their fantastic imaginations blossom into works of art. Technology is a great medium through which students can craft their wonders. It offers abilities that aren’t possible in other media. Here is a recommended collection of creative iPad and iPhone apps from Glenda Stewart-Smith https://twitter.com/GlendaStewartS ; of Surrey School District #36 in Canada. It is a diverse collection covering creativity in art, photography, music, writing, and more. What apps would you recommend to foster creativity in students?"
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