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The 12 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To Teachers

The 12 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To Teachers | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it

A quick checklist to offer misguided souls who toss out off-handed comments to teachers they meet.


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I am sure we have heard most of these before, and cringed (or worse). I especially liked this one:

 

“When I retire, I still want to do something, so I think I might take up teaching.”

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"Teaching is not a hobby, like gardening or sailing. Teaching will likely make your old job feel like a vacation."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 27, 2014 12:15 AM

This is pretty good and will bring a chuckle.

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Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine

Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
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How to Remove Apple’s Built-In Apps from Your iOS Home Screen

How to Remove Apple’s Built-In Apps from Your iOS Home Screen | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
If you’re annoyed by the screen real estate that the stock Apple apps take up on your iPhone or iPad, there’s something new in iOS 10 you’ll love: the ability to remove them.
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What will future jobs look like?

What will future jobs look like? | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now.
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Fisher-Price Smart Teddy Bear Latest IoT Toy Under Hacker Scrutiny

Fisher-Price Smart Teddy Bear Latest IoT Toy Under Hacker Scrutiny | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
The latest device with a security vulnerability is Fisher-Price's Smart Toy, as flaws in the connected Internet of things world continue to mount.
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With the iPhone SE, Apple Returns to a Masterpiece of Design

With the iPhone SE, Apple Returns to a Masterpiece of Design | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
The iPhone 5 is the pinnacle of small-phone design. So of course Apple stuck with it for the new iPhone SE.
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A Simple Visual Guide on How to Refine Google Search ( for Teachers and Students )

A Simple Visual Guide on How to Refine Google Search ( for Teachers and Students ) | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
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Everything You Can Do on Your Apple Watch Without Your iPhone

Everything You Can Do on Your Apple Watch Without Your iPhone | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Your Apple Watch relies on your iPhone to get notifications, view data, and even send messages and make calls. However, your Apple Watch is not completely useless without your iPhone. Here some things you can do on your watch when your phone is out of range.
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New Features for SMART Notebook 14

Overview of some of the exciting new features coming in SMART Notebook 14.
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Waiting iPhone apps - how to install, update, reinstall stalled updates

Solution to the iPhone FAQ - I have a "waiting" iPhone app, how do I get it to finish installing or updating?
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Does iOS update 9.2.1 fix this?

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New York City to swap out payphones for free high-speed Wi-Fi hot spots

New York City to swap out payphones for free high-speed Wi-Fi hot spots | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
In January, New York City will begin to replace thousands of pay phones with Wi-Fi hot spots that should provide broadband service 100 times faster than that of wireless carriers.
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Apple is moving beyond smartphones by creating a world where you never take off your headphones

Apple is moving beyond smartphones by creating a world where you never take off your headphones | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Apple has a master plan with its new wireless EarPods.
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10+ Useful System Tools Hidden in Windows

10+ Useful System Tools Hidden in Windows | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Whether you’re using Windows 7, Windows 8, or an older version of Windows, Windows contains a variety of system utilities that are well-hidden. Some are buried deep in the Start menu, while others can only be accessed via a command.
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How to Easily Boost Your Cell Phone Signal at Home

How to Easily Boost Your Cell Phone Signal at Home | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Poor signal strength could be your carrier’s fault, or it could be because of signal-blocking materials in your home’s walls. Whatever the cause, you can boost that signal and get the maximum number of bars at home. Or, better yet, just use Wi-Fi calling on a modern phone.
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According to Apple support https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204039
Rogers, Bell, Fido and Virgin appear to support WiFi calling. Conversley MTS, Telus, Sasktel, eastlink and Videotron do not.
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From Teacher to Student: How Learning Helps Us Teach

From Teacher to Student: How Learning Helps Us Teach | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
This past year, I had the benefit of being both a student and a teacher. I experienced the pressures of meeting someone else’s expectations, the demands of keeping up with assignments, and the challenge of organizing my own learning. At the same time, I continued working with other teachers who suddenly found themselves in the …

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3 questions to ask when using new technology in the classroom

3 questions to ask when using new technology in the classroom | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Before introducing any new technology in the classroom, there are tough questions that must be asked — about student privacy, data ownership, and equal access across students. Based on my experienc…
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Smart IoT Tags Coming to 10 Billion Clothing Items in Next 3 Years

Smart IoT Tags Coming to 10 Billion Clothing Items in Next 3 Years | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
With integrated tags, labels and unique digital identities, the products will be able to link with smartphones in a variety of uses.
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5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016

5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016 | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it

The technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.

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PSA: Don’t Get Your iPhone Fixed by a Third-Party (and Back it Up if You Do)

PSA: Don’t Get Your iPhone Fixed by a Third-Party (and Back it Up if You Do) | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
If your iPhone 6’s screen is cracked or the home button is broken, you may want to think twice before getting it fixed by anyone other than Apple. Seeking repairs from a third-party repair service could render your device unusable the next time it updates.
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Watch Out: How to Buy a USB Type-C Cable That Won’t Damage Your Devices

Watch Out: How to Buy a USB Type-C Cable That Won’t Damage Your Devices | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
USB Type-C brings a new universal connector to laptops and smartphones, and many device are already starting to use it. But beware: many USB-C cables aren’t designed properly and could potentially damage your hardware.
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iOS 9.2.1 update arrives with security and MDM fixes

iOS 9.2.1 update arrives with security and MDM fixes | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
New point update is more focused on fixes than features.
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So far, it seems to be working with no further stalled updates.

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iOS 9, thoroughly reviewed

iOS 9, thoroughly reviewed | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Apple gives the iPad a lot of love as iOS goes back into spit-and-polish mode.
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You Should Unpack and Update Game Consoles Before Christmas

You Should Unpack and Update Game Consoles Before Christmas | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
The last thing you want on Christmas Day is for your kids to be unable to play the game console they’ve waited so long to enjoy. Read on as we highlight why you need to pre-game your console gift giving experience.
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This is a really good idea, as some updates, under normal conditions can take hours.  

It is also a great idea for teachers that plan to use a device they may not have used previously, including PC's, laptops or tablets that have been in storage for a while and may need a large or multitude of updates before they are able to do a presentation.

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ACC Center for Learning Innovation  on Flipboard

ACC Center for Learning Innovation  on Flipboard | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
By CLI Instructional Designers | This magazine supports the ACC course revitalization initiative. Articles are curated to assist faculty revitalize their courses and infuse technology in the classroom so they can model and integrate technology skills for students.
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