One good way to put students through a meaningful, rigorous experience of analyzing source validity is with an annotated bibliography. Students have to not only summarize the source’s importance, but also evaluate its validity.
There are certain problems we all deal with every day, but don't know why. Here's the lowdown. (10 common tech questions & answers - There are certain problems we all deal with every day, but don't know why.
robyns tut's insight:
A really good article that explains certian technological issues that many people are aware of but never know why they are imporant. Also learned some new things about my laptop here
This study focused on how students perceive the use of mobile devices to create a personalized learning experience outside the classroom. Fifty-three students in three graduate TESOL classes participated in this study. All participants completed five class projects designed to help them explore mobile learning experiences with their own mobile devices, incorporating technologies such as YouTube and VoiceThread. We identified characteristics of these mobile users in Mobile Language Learning (MLL), and the results illuminate how MLL opens up new pedagogical scaffoldings.
I get so excited when I see more developments on tyring to intergrate technology and education. This is because by combining learning with education, scholars get the opportunity of understanding academics through everyday technology such as their mobile phones. This article also interests me because I am interested in finding out how technology can assist teachers in making subjects such as maths and science more easier for learners.
I am quite happy that Twitter has finally provided a solution for users who a victims of spams. it is really annoying and it actually does affect the functioning of computers. And I would like Twitter to actually sort it out, by protecting users from it.
Is it really worth changing the type of controller, why not just work on something a bit more hands free. What makes this controller better than the ones already on the market? it would also be good to explore if this controller can made to work with play stations ans wii. -Tanah
Grockit provides a really simple and fast way to build social tasks and interaction around any video from YouTube and it does it in a way that is much more suitable for delivery to students, as the interface removes many of the distractions that a direct link to YouTube would include.
I am happy for Apple and its success, but I still think that as much as they claim to be leading the technological world, in some instances I see that they tend to imitate Android and Samsung when they 'innovate' new features for their iPhones.
Blended learning means rethinking how class is structured, how time is used, and how limited resources are allocated. Compared to high-access environments, which simply provide devices for every student, blended learning includes an intentional shift to online instructional delivery for a portion of the day in order to boost learning and productivity. Productivity in this sense includes improvements to teacher access of data and its potential to inform instruction. Greater student productivity includes less time wasted on skills already mastered. Increased learning opportunities and improved student outcomes enhance overall system productivity.
The integration of technology and teaching is completely a good idea in my opinion. Especially given that we are living in a digital age, where learners have access to a lot of technical devices, which aim at improving and making life efficient. Thus by building curricula that welcomes the use of technology inside the classroom, will change the face of education - hopefully for the better. However my concern is the introduction of a 'customised' form of learning. Education is supposed to be unified experience where learners access information at the same time and at the same pace. It seems unfair that because there wil be fast learners in a class, that means they have to get to the end of the syllabus quicker than others. Everyone should receive attention in a similar manner, whether they understand the work or not. Teaching should not favour one person over the other.
With this, there is no more need for a PSP and would make it easier to have the two in one and would ean better games on your phone. However considering that phones have low life spans as it is, how will this reduce battery life further?
This is very helpfull because phones seem to freeze all the time and removing the batteryand rebooting is time consuming. A good story idea would be to look into what causes the phone to freeze and why manufacturers cannot fix this problem.
This is a great way to promote fitness. You may not know who your behaviour or energy level is perceived by others, but now your bird icon will show you. Very smart way to get people conscious of their health and exercise routine.
Given that the MOOC was targeted at new HE lecturers, this MOOC intentionally created a more supportive learning environment than is encountered in some traditional cMOOCs such as ChangeMOOC. Not only were ‘veterans’ encouraged to support participants new to MOOCs and lecturing in HE, but the three tutors and three technologists also had a greater ‘presence’ than is customary in some traditional cMOOCs, providing individual and whole group support, particularly for those participants being assessed, and by monitoring discussions and providing feedback on completed tasks.
The introduction of MOOCS to students all over the world has tremendously changed the face of higher education in the world. This is because it has provided a platform for university students to extend their learning beyond the lecture room to the comfort of their homes. Also MOOCS gives alternate study opportunities, meaning that students have access to an online university, thus they do not need to enrol in a traditional institution.
Players can enjoy even more from their game, as the online multiplayer will be released later today (http://t.co/ZWnjJ7GOrn Today's the day people #gtav #online)...
robyns tut's insight:
I found it interesting to read about such an extraordinary reaction to one game. The fact that GTA V cost so much to manufacture and that people stood in ques and got so excited about it shows just how much value people place on technology these days, whether it be computer and phones or an online game about stealing cars.
This is interesting becauswe games are becoming more and more real, to the point where the brain cannot tell the difference between real life and video games. video games are bad for people with certain medical conditions, why are they helping in this case. Also could explore results off gaming too much. -Tanah
Some of iOS 7's features -- including hidden settings -- could be killing your phone's battery life. Here's how to make sure your iPhone makes it through the day. Read this article by Sharon Vaknin on CNET.
I am finding this implementation to saving battery life for iPhone quite a good marketing tool, it will definitely attarct more people to the Apple family. I knoe a lot of people who love iPhones but are always complaining about its battery life. Being able to set your iPhone to last longer will be of great assistence to iPhone users because it will increase its efficiency.
I like the idea of this FaceTime product that Apple is introducing, however I cannot help but see it as 'regurgitation' of Skype or Gmail calling. This is becasue as much as this FaceTime product is available for iPhone users only, people who have iphones have already adapted to Skype on their cellphones, therefore having another video messenger will be reduntant. It probably will be embraced, but I think Apple is recycing features, i.e iOS7 (Android)
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