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3 Simple Ways To Start Using Smartphones In The Classroom - Edudemic

3 Simple Ways To Start Using Smartphones In The Classroom - Edudemic | Books | Scoop.it
" "More students than ever are learning with a smartphone by their side. While some teachers fear that these devices distract students from their lessons, savvy educators embrace the latest technologies to engage with their students and encourage new learning strategies. Three of the most popular smartphone features – texting, social networking, and playing games – can all be utilized for digital-age learning. Here are some ideas how:"
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Scientists develop implant that could stop Parkinson's growth

Scientists develop implant that could stop Parkinson's growth | Books | Scoop.it
A team in Bristol have created an implant that encourages cells damaged by the disease to grow again. It does this through a system of tubes and catheters that pump proteins into patients’ brain once a month, potentially stopping the disease from progressing by encouraging the damaged cells to grow again. The port located behind a patient’s ear releases a protein called glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF). Six patients at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, have trialled the system, and doctors are now looking for another 36 to help them continue their research. Dr Kieran Breen, director of research and innovation at Parkinson's UK, said: “For years, the potential of GDNF as a treatment for Parkinson's has remained one of the great unanswered research questions. ”This new study will take us one step closer to finally answering this question once and for all.
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OsmAnd: Offline Maps & Navigation With OpenStreetMap Data

OsmAnd: Offline Maps & Navigation With OpenStreetMap Data | Books | Scoop.it
“ OsmAnd is an offline map and navigation app that is fed with high quality data from OpenStreetMap (OSM). The acronym stands for OSM Automated Navigation Directions. OSM, the source of the offline maps, is a free wiki world map.”
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Effective Apps And Web Tools For BYOD Classrooms - Edudemic

Effective Apps And Web Tools For BYOD Classrooms - Edudemic | Books | Scoop.it
“ I'd recommend using this chart as a jumping off point to new adventures in learning in BYOD classrooms and beyond!”
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iOS Component Enabling Custom Navigation Bars With Gradient Coloring And Translucency

“ I've mentioned a number of libraries inspired by the design of iOS 7 and here's a library that allows you to create custom colored navigation bars that look fantastic within iOS 7. CRGradientNaviga...”
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VirtCon: Cell Phones in the Classroom: Tricks and Treats by Discovery Education

“ Watch Discovery Education's VirtCon: Cell Phones in the Classroom: Tricks and Treats on Livestream.com. Tricks and treats for using cell phones in the classrooms as instructional tools.”
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