With Google Reader on its way out, many users will be in need of a replacement for their RSS subscriptions. Here's a roundup of what we think are the best alternatives available. Read this article by Jaymar Cabebe on CNET.
"On Monday, I had the opportunity to participate in another fab edition of the TL Virtual Cafe webinar series. This month's PD offering was an "Edutech Smackdown" featuring the Queen of All Things Library: Joyce Valenza. I love these smackdown sessions because they are the ultimate crowdsourced PD. Everybody grabs a slide (or two or ten) and when their time comes, takes the mic to share something they love. They are fun, fast paced and the cream always seems to rise to the top. Delish!"
Social media technologies adapt quickly to people’s needs: new behaviours emerge as mashup of other, simpler ways of interaction. Profiles defined in Forrester’s Social Technographics collide into new forms of conversation.
See on Scoop.it – School Info Lit Champions “I've been looking at information literacy resources over the last few weeks, and have emailed a number of stakeholders drawn from my research and identified nominations and ...
"Technology is changing many of our everyday lives’ aspects. It is almost impossible to find someone who does not have a technological device that they use daily.
The iPad is undoubtedly the most popular among Americans. Its benefits (quick and easy access to the Internet, portability, and applications for almost anything that you can think of) are facilitating its adoption and integration into almost every field of study and work.
This infographic shows the state of iPad usage in the U.S., focusing on the Educational field, which is currently the one who is adopting mobile devices at the fastest pace. It was made using statistics from a 3-month period ending June 2012."
"Sometimes, while not often, there is a need to convert a photo to what appears to be a cartoon drawing. Fun for kids, and actually handy when trying to add some energy to a Presentation. As a added bit of fun, Toon Camera lets you record videos using a cartoon effect too.
Today, Toon Camera has gone Universal so a single purchase means the fun is on both your iPhone and iPad."
Why do so many students choose Wikipedia when asked to find information on the Internet? I believe the answer is that Wikipedia is like the McDonalds of the Internet, you can always find it and you know what you’re going to get.
Wes Freyer's awesome interactive resource for product-based learning.
Great examples how one can use 21st Century tools in the classroom while every part is well described with "Definition", *Workflow", *Tools", "Workshop Description"... This is how it should be, take it as a very good practice example!
Can I Use This Image On My Website?The handy flowchart will help you decide.
The handy flowchart style poster should help you decide whether or not you can a particular image on your website. If yes, the poster also suggest way on how you can properly credit the original source of the photograph.
"10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use I'm often asked for recommendations on how to help students use Google more effectively. This morning I sat down and thought about the recommendations that I make most frequently when I am asked. I wrote up my list and put it into PDF form for you to download and print if you like."
"I am thrilled to have Rebecca from ThirteenRedShoes back with us today. She has a great list of app recommendations for the young scientists in our lives.
Mariah asked me to put together a post on science apps available for children. Here are some great new apps that I have encountered recently. Please do leave the links to new applications in the area of science that you have found, as I would love to see more. This is an area that Master R loves and therefore we are always on the look out for new and engaging applications.
Here are my top science finds for little ones ages four and above:"
DuckDuckGo is an excellent alternative to using Google. As well as providing good results, the use of many short cuts that are quick and easy to remember (such as !images for example) DuckDuckGo is very strong on privacy, and doesn't store your search results. They're currently attacking Google both on that front and also on the concept of filter bubbles. This is a term coined by Eli Pariser, who says that Google is able to identify what you're interested in and adjust the results you see accordingly. Consequently you see more of what you like, and less of what you don't, which in turn reinforces your world view, and excludes important stuff to further down the list of results.