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Malaysia: Chromebook/cloud provision for 10 million! (not taking the tablets)

Malaysia: Chromebook/cloud provision for 10 million! (not taking the tablets) | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it

In one stroke they’ve got a solution that solves all of those irritating problems, fiscal, technical and pedagogic, that plagues tablet projects. Chromebooks have quick start-up times, are robust, secure, use a cloud based approach that makes delivery of services and content easy and provides good analytics. At last a country that understands procurement and puts learning needs above shiny objects. I fly there this week, so hope to report back in more detail, but here’s a starting primer.


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Although this reads reads like a 'rah-rah Google is great' advert, there are some interesting ideas here about obviating some of the costs that come with buying IT for education - Chromebooks and similar low cost gear might be just the ticket...

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Interesting report on a different approach to OLPC.

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How to: Get started with Hyper-V virtualisation

How to: Get started with Hyper-V virtualisation | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s virtualisation host is now available to all users of Windows 8 Professional. Darien Graham-Smith shows you how to get started.
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How to Install Android in VirtualBox

How to Install Android in VirtualBox | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
Want to run Android on your PC? The Android-x86 Project has ported Android to the x86 platform from ARM. Android-x86 can be installed on netbooks with supported hardware, but you can also install Android in VirtualBox.
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How to Easily Reset a Computer Back to a Clean State Each Time It Boots

How to Easily Reset a Computer Back to a Clean State Each Time It Boots | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
When you’re managing a public computer, you need a special kind of tool. You need a way to reset that computer back to a clean state every time it boots so no one can make any harmful changes.
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NetSafe Security Central

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The NetSafe Cyber Security Initiative (NCSI) is one part of the government's published Cyber Security Strategy that aims to equip consumers and small businesses with the skills and resources to reduce the number of cyber incidents and money lost...
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A great New Zealand based resource that introduces computer security and safety basics

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Does Midland County have the Tech-iest Library in Texas?

Does Midland County have the Tech-iest Library in Texas? | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
The revamped Centennial Library provides digital signage touchscreens as interactive card catalogs, 60 virtualized computers, Wi-Fi and other new tech features.
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What To Do with a Raspberry Pi (The New $35 Computer That Could Replace Your Opac Terminals) - The Digital Shift

What To Do with a Raspberry Pi (The New $35 Computer That Could Replace Your Opac Terminals) - The Digital Shift | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
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What Most Schools Don't Teach - Short Film

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in 90% of US schools. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony H...

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27 Actions That Promote Self-Directed Learning

27 Actions That Promote Self-Directed Learning | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it

"Self-directed and social learning will undoubtedly be at the core of any sort of future learning–both near and far future. But to improve learning in both self-directed and teacher-centered learning environments, it can be illuminating to look past the activities, projects, and courses to try to see what sort of brain-level actions learners are performing. Like push-ups, wind sprints, and weight training are physical actions that help train an athlete’s body, what kind of cognitive actions train a learner’s mind?"


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The HTG Guide to Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

The HTG Guide to Getting Started with Raspberry Pi | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
Over the last year the Raspberry Pi, a cheap credit-card sized computer, has taken the computing and DIY world by storm. Read on as we guide you through everything from buying to powering to running the tiny dynamo.
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HTG Explains: Do You Really Need to Safely Remove USB Sticks?

HTG Explains: Do You Really Need to Safely Remove USB Sticks? | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard that you always need to use the Safely Remove Hardware icon before unplugging a USB device. However, there’s also a good chance that you’ve unplugged a USB device without using this option and everything worked fine.
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Creative Commons

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Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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'Creative Commons' is a term I've heard a lot about as I've been increasing my IT knowledge. Time to get up to speed!

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Malaysia: Chromebook/cloud provision for 10 million! (not taking the tablets)

Malaysia: Chromebook/cloud provision for 10 million! (not taking the tablets) | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it

In one stroke they’ve got a solution that solves all of those irritating problems, fiscal, technical and pedagogic, that plagues tablet projects. Chromebooks have quick start-up times, are robust, secure, use a cloud based approach that makes delivery of services and content easy and provides good analytics. At last a country that understands procurement and puts learning needs above shiny objects. I fly there this week, so hope to report back in more detail, but here’s a starting primer.


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Although this reads reads like a 'rah-rah Google is great' advert, there are some interesting ideas here about obviating some of the costs that come with buying IT for education - Chromebooks and similar low cost gear might be just the ticket...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:14 AM

Interesting report on a different approach to OLPC.

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Turn your flash drive into a portable PC survival kit | PCWorld

Turn your flash drive into a portable PC survival kit | PCWorld | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
When web utilities won't work and all hope fails, a properly loaded thumb drive can fix PC hassles in a flash.
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The future of libraries? In Japan, elevated study pods encourage conversation

The future of libraries? In Japan, elevated study pods encourage conversation | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
Japan’s Seikei University has ingeniously designed isolation spheres which can be used for meetings or for group work.
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9 Tips for Effective Self-Directed Learning | UnCollege

9 Tips for Effective Self-Directed Learning | UnCollege | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
9 Tips for Effective Self-Directed Learning. Posted on March 30, 2013; by Jean; in Uncategorized. By Matthew Manning. We all have things that we say we want to do—read more, become bilingual, or finally pick up that instrument—yet none of ...
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Not sure I agree with all these tips, but some nice ideas here...

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A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it

"A few weeks ago I posted here a poster on iPad basics which many of you have downloaded to use with their students in the class. Today, I am sharing with you another great resource on iPad. This is not a graphic but a quick reference card on everything you and your students need to know about iPad. From the hardware to networking features , this little manual can serve as a leading guide to a better manipulation of  your iPad.
 I am not sure how much iPading you are doing in your classroom but whether you use iPad just occasionally or you adopt it as a consistent learning and teaching tool,  the reference card below will definitely give you a hand in improving your iPad use. I suggest that you share it with your students and go through it with them section by section and make sure they understand it before they start using their iPads again.


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corneja's curator insight, March 23, 2013 1:40 PM

Undoubtedly useful. Thanks!

Shea Stehm's curator insight, March 24, 2013 8:02 PM

Most people on scoop-it! won't need this, but it is great for students or technologically challenged. 

Peggy Alvarez's curator insight, February 1, 2015 7:30 PM

This is a great resource for beginners.  An iPad basic cheat sheet.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Engaging Note-Taking Apps

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Engaging Note-Taking Apps | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it

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