The Internet provides people with the tools to be more productive, but what do you do when the number of those tools actually start making things more complicated? The answer is to integrate them. Case in point, Google tools. Google provides you with so many free resources and apps that it's hard to understand how…
Google's recent update to the KitKat camera app turns smartphones into mini DSLRs — but it can do even more. On the surface, the Google Camera app offers a handful of new features, including an F-stop like effect, which adds an artificial bokeh, and an improved graphical interface. Read more...
Evernote's an amazingly powerful notebook app. But it can also be rather overwhelming at first. Here's everything you need to get started with Evernote and get your info saved into notes, organized with notebooks and tags. You'll even learn how to clip anything you find online into your notebook, and search like a pro. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Medium; Tags: App Training, Productivity, Evernote
Empowering students is not the same as abdicating control of your classroom. The ASCD’s journal Educational Leadership defines student empowerment as “student ownership of learning.” That is a good way to look at it – helping students take control of their own education. But how do you do that?
"I’ve been writing about digital media for nearly 30 years, and over that time, I’ve been asked over and over again by readers, critics, scholars and myself: “Do these personal computers, digital networks, webs of unfiltered information, mobile attention magnets do us more good than harm — as individuals, families, communities, and societies?” I have come to believe that the answer is: “It depends on how many people know how to use these technologies to their own benefit and that of the commons.”
Excellent resource for EVERYONE online!! In today's age of information, it is no longer an issue of recalling information. "Just Google it" is much more than simply a catchy phrase. Nearly every bit of information can be obtained in seconds, somewhere online. The issue has become finding the proverbial "needle in the haystack".
It has become mush more important to understand how to filter the good from the bad and the ugly.
Smartphones could be the fastest growing technology we’ve ever seen. More than one in seven people worldwide currently own a smartphone. Some of us have already upgraded our smartphones several times over the years.
Steve Vaitl's insight:
Personally, I like #5 the best. Specifically the Cell Phones for Soldiers!
Creative Commons is a great source for an extremely wide variety of photos, sketches and graphics that can be used free of charge. No licensing or royalties, EVER! It is a way to share work by making it available free of charge while still protecting it from others taking advantage of your work. Multiple levels of licensing/protection can be attached, from free use and editing rights all the way to non-commercial personal/educational use only with attribution, commercial use requires permission.
"Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching can be brain-compatible with the varied student learning styles. It is only logical that respect for these individual learning styles be incorporated into assessment forms."