During a Q&A after a reading at Duke, Jonathan Safran Foer described his writing process as “more an act of collecting than one of genesis; something created from nothing.” How did I remember that quote? I didn’t, initially, but I did take notes on my iPhone throughout the evening and then emailed them straight to Evernote. When I started writing this post, I ran a search in Evernote for “writing” and “collecting” and bam!—I had my opener!
A nice personal account of how one professor uses Evernote. . .
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I know there are several of you out there having the same problem with their students. Plagiarism is one of the worst things technology brought about or let's say plagiarism was already there even before the coming of technology but this latter exacerbated plagiarism and made it way worse. Check out the tools below
The big push to teach kids about real computing and coding in schools is getting some massive assistance from Google: The search firm, partnered with six educational bodies, is sending 15,000 Raspberry Pi units into British schools.
17. Successful teachers take time to explore new tools
With the advance of technology, there are fresh new resources and tools that can add great functionality to your classroom and curriculum. There is no doubt that the students you are teaching (far younger than you) probably already use technologies you haven’t tapped into yet. Don’t be afraid to push for technology in the classroom. It is often an underfunded area but in this current world and climate, your students will be growing up in a world where technology is everywhere. Give them a headstart and use technology in your classroom.
The ability for classrooms to beam in authors, subject experts, and fellow students from around the world has been one of the great advantages afforded by Skype. Commonly used by librarians and other K–12 educators to provide real-time engagement for their students, the service just got better. As of today, existing members of Skype in the classroom or new registrants can use Skype’s Group Video Calling free of charge.
Finally. . .but it's still only 10 participants. Google+ Hangouts offer up to 15!
Digital literacy is not only about knowing how to use technology but also when and why to use it.Not everything can be taught using technology because technology is not an end in and for itself but only a means to improve learning and teaching.
Now with collaboration Create a form faster than ever. Just as with Docs, Sheets and Slides, you can now collaborate with others in real-time. If you need to work with two colleagues on a survey, all three of you can work on the same form simultaneously and even have a group chat on the side, without leaving the form.
This update to Forms will be rolling out to Rapid Release over the next few days, and to Scheduled Release in the coming weeks.
A bold experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organization has shown “encouraging” results.
"Earlier this year, OLPC workers dropped off closed boxes containing the tablets, taped shut, with no instruction. . .Within four minutes, one kid not only opened the box, found the on-off switch … powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child, per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs in the village, and within five months, they had hacked Android,”