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Technology Improves Connections between Grandparents and ...

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In the latest analysis of experiences from the educational workshops, researchers have found that using the technology also helps open new communication doors with grandparents of the students. The shared positive ...
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'Pioneers of Digital' has key start-up advice - USA TODAY

'Pioneers of Digital' has key start-up advice - USA TODAY | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
'Pioneers of Digital' has key start-up adviceUSA TODAY... the end of the day." Pioneers of Digital makes for compelling reading about fascinating innovators.
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Why 2013 will be the year of the Internet of Things

Why 2013 will be the year of the Internet of Things | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
This year’s Le Web event in Paris was based around the them of the Internet of Things (IoT); the way in which objects around us will gather data and connect to controls or other machines ...

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DIY Project - Category - 2012 Internet of Things Awards

DIY Project - Category - 2012 Internet of Things Awards | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The 2012 Internet of Things Awards presented by Postscapes...

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Alexandra Enderle's curator insight, December 13, 2012 5:01 AM

Vote on the year's best DIY #IoT projects

 

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Mozilla launches Facebook Messenger for Firefox, lets you IM your friends from anywhere on the Web

Mozilla launches Facebook Messenger for Firefox, lets you IM your friends from anywhere on the Web | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Mozilla and Facebook today announced the official launch of Facebook Messenger for Firefox. While the new addition became available last month with the release of Firefox 17, Mozilla ...
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7 Pieces of Blogging Advice that New Bloggers Should Ditch Right Now

7 Pieces of Blogging Advice that New Bloggers Should Ditch Right Now | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
When you first start blogging, there are a ton of ideas that people will offer you to succeed. Here are 7 blogging tips new bloggers can ignore.

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Motorists Stranded Without Food And Water After Using Apple Maps ...

Motorists Stranded Without Food And Water After Using Apple Maps ... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
“Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees (115 degrees Fahrenheit), making this a potentially life-threatening issue,” according to the ...
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Senior Democrat Durbin urges talks on Medicare

Senior Democrat Durbin urges talks on Medicare | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dick Durbin, a senior Senate Democrat and close ally of President Barack Obama, urged fellow liberals on Tuesday to consider reforming Medicare and Medicaid, the U.S.
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The Group Behind the Republican Takeover

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"YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ABOUT the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which helps Republicans draft bills in statehouses. (We reported on the group last month.) But you’ve probably not heard of the Republican State Leadership Committee, which gets them elected in the first place."
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Gaming Reality - CNN.com

Gaming Reality - CNN.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Video gaming is a $90 billion business. Globally, we spend 1 billion hours per year inside games. But this virtual pastime has infiltrated the real world in unexpected ways. It's powering up our problem-solving.

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Girl Develop It: A Safe Environment to Learn Coding | ETC

Girl Develop It: A Safe Environment to Learn Coding | ETC | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Fields ensconced within the walls of academia grow more technical by the day. As Andrea Zellner of Michigan State University points out in a recent GradHacker post (“Learning to Code,” 14 Nov. 2012), programming skills have become increasingly important in disciplines outside of computer science, especially for those teaching online.

 

If you’re like me, the idea of learning to program is daunting. I’ve taken programming class after programming class, to mixed results. Zellner’s article had me thinking about the struggle to gain technology skills and how faculty members and teachers, already strapped for time, must feel in their pursuit. I asked for insight, and my Twitter network delivered yet again.

 

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bob dylan's the times they are a-changin played by computer equipment

bob dylan's the times they are a-changin played by computer equipment | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
chris cairns and is this good? have teamed up to create an orchestrated rendition of bob dylan's 'the times they are a-changin' using old computer equipment and retired brother electronics. (So creative& inspirational!
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This is fun if you have five minutes to spend.

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When technology goes bad - BurlingtonFreePress.com

When technology goes bad - BurlingtonFreePress.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
When technology goes badBurlingtonFreePress.comMONTPELIER — Since July, the Department of Information and Innovation has begun monitoring 25 technology projects across state government and more closely managing another dozen.
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SilkRoad Technology Partners With Medcom Trainex to Ease Healthcare ... - Marketwire (press release)

SilkRoad Technology Partners With Medcom Trainex to Ease Healthcare ... - Marketwire (press release) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
SilkRoad Technology Partners With Medcom Trainex to Ease Healthcare ...Marketwire (press release)CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Dec 10, 2012) - SilkRoad Technology, a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software, announced...
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International Society for Technology in Education Forms SIG3D Special Interest ... - 3Droundabout

International Society for Technology in Education Forms SIG3D Special Interest ...3DroundaboutSIG3D was formed as a community for bringing together educators, researchers, educational technology developers, instructional technology innovators, and...
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Water-resistant Stylistic QH582 slate among Fujitsu's Windows 8 lineup - CNET

Water-resistant Stylistic QH582 slate among Fujitsu's Windows 8 lineup - CNET | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
CNETWater-resistant Stylistic QH582 slate among Fujitsu's Windows 8 lineupCNETFujitsu has announced a new, water-resistant tablet to add to its existing lineup of enterprise Windows 8 devices.
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Internet | how to increase website traffic

Internet | how to increase website traffic | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
[5] In addition to the Web, a multitude of other services are implemented over the Internet, including e-mail, file transfer, remote computer control, newsgroups, and online games. Web (and other) services can be implemented ...
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Facebook builds a Preferred Marketing Developer Center app to better connect ad companies and vendors

Facebook builds a Preferred Marketing Developer Center app to better connect ad companies and vendors | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Today Facebook announced the release of a marketplace app for its Preferred Marketing Developer effort.

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Google Doodle celebrates Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer - Engadget

Siliconrepublic.comGoogle Doodle celebrates Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmerEngadgetToday's Google Doogle celebrates the 197th birthday of Ada Lovelace, the pioneering mathematician who is regarded as the world's first computer...
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Inside the U.S. Military’s Chemical-Weapons Tests

Inside the U.S. Military’s Chemical-Weapons Tests | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Col. James Ketchum was the military’s leading expert in a secret Cold War project: fighting enemies with clouds of psychochemicals that temporarily incapacitate the mind.
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The New Yorker article provides an insider"s view of  biotech experiments on the military. This interview with Ketchum delivers a very interesting look into the world of chemical-weapons test on American soldiers.

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Cracks surface in Republican unity on tax rates

Cracks surface in Republican unity on tax rates | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican unity against raising tax rates for the wealthy began to show cracks on Wednesday after a conservative congressman said he would back an agreement with President Barack...
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A Guide to Facilitating an Interactive Learning Project

A Guide to Facilitating an Interactive Learning Project | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

I have been creating a lot of student projects that use ThingLink as a tool for learning. I have also received a handful of of questions from teachers who are highly interested in facilitating a similiar project of their own, but need help with the management involved.


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24 Game Based Sites That Make Studying More Fun

24 Game Based Sites That Make Studying More Fun | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

The words “final exam” and “fun” rarely find themselves in close proximity, but with the advent of new game-based learning sites, that may be changing. There are numerous ways that you can now combine studying for your exams or just practicing skills for a course with having fun playing games and hanging out online. Really! Here are just a few of the great sites that are embracing game-based learning. Give them a try — they might just make you actually want to stay in to study for a change.


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Century-old technology launches us into the future

Century-old technology launches us into the future | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Slowly but surely, the wheel is being reinvented. By now, we are familiar with maglev trains.
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Organization and behaviour | The WritePass Journal

Organization and behaviour | The WritePass Journal | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
rodrigo | December 8, 2012. Contents. Introduction. Organizational structures/culture/factors; Leadership styles and organisational theories; Motivational theories & organisations; Nature of groups and technology; Conclusions.
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