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5 Mobile Payment Apps for Small Business - Fox Business

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5 Mobile Payment Apps for Small Business
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Today's businesses have a lot of options when it comes to accepting mobile payments. But most of these options have something in common: they all involve hefty credit card processing fees.

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Melissa St Hill's curator insight, June 10, 2013 1:53 PM

Another great bit of insight on the mobile app industry - mobile payments keep on pushing forward.

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Reading age jumps with tablet help

Reading age jumps with tablet help | Technology | Scoop.it
A new way of using tablet computers in schools could change how children are taught in Wales, after average reading ages at one primary leapt from nine to 13.

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Reading age jumps using tablets

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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 8, 2013 11:40 PM

Even better results than my teacher research project that indicated a gain of a year over their peers for sophomores.

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12 Ways To Be More Search Savvy | MindShift

12 Ways To Be More Search Savvy | MindShift | Technology | Scoop.it

Google has made it possible for us to have instant information gratification. Just start typing the first letters of your search word and the site intuits your question and offers you the smartest choice of answers.


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12 Ways to be Search savvy

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Shirley Blowers's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:02 PM

Great ideas.

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, May 23, 2013 9:20 PM

Tips to improve your searching technique

Nikolaus Wood's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:26 AM

Personally I never use this model of search beyong spell checking. Using google to find a new interst seems rather broken to me, instead I prefer to find connections from what I am already interested in. Therefor having relivant searches rather than just extensions of the letters already typed would be more beneficial.

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Can 1st Graders Make An iMovie in 20 Minutes?....YES!

Can 1st Graders Make An iMovie in 20 Minutes?....YES! | Technology | Scoop.it

"My plan was this...they had to pick three pictures already in their photo library from throughout the year.  When the imported the pics into iMovie, I wanted them to narrate over the top to tell a story.  This can be tricky, but there are a few tricks to make it easier.  Tell the kids to narrate as long as they want to because the pictures are simple to edit and make longer or shorter in the iMovie.  I also like them to narrate one slide at a time, to keep their thoughts focused on one picture.  The most difficult thing for first graders to understand is to accept and review their narration.  If they don't accept it, it will get lost in cyberlimbo, so make sure you go over that with the class."


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First grade students make a movie

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S. Amon's curator insight, June 10, 2013 7:20 AM

Maybe worth a budget spend?

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:00 AM

Awesome use of the iPad.

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Achieving the Early Learning Goals for Maths using 8 Great iPad Apps

Achieving the Early Learning Goals for Maths using 8 Great iPad Apps | Technology | Scoop.it

"For this post, I will focus on early learning goals for maths and numbers in the UK Primary National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and the Early Years Foundation Stage for age 5 and under. If you read the framework documentation, you will find the early learning goals for maths and numbers are:

 

"Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.”

 

If I may add one goal to the ones I already stated, it’s the ability to write numbers and speak the words fluently."


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Goals for math using iPad apps

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Terry Johnson's curator insight, June 10, 2013 1:09 PM

Good math apps that teach the basics.

Jennifer Hoover's curator insight, June 10, 2013 2:05 PM

math and technology blended

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Reading, Writing, and Role Play

Reading, Writing, and Role Play | Technology | Scoop.it
Here is an in-depth look at one schools reading and writing lessons as students go from kindergarten to grade 2. Find useful teaching techniques, like role playing, that can help your students with reading and writing.

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Shirley Blowers's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:01 PM

eading fluency is very important for students.

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Startific | Your Cloud Homepage

Startific | Your Cloud Homepage | Technology | Scoop.it
The startpage that connects and organize all your favorite links, bookmarks, social networks, favorite online services, into one single beautiful interface.

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Allows you to organize everything on one page!

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Pablo Barrios's curator insight, June 13, 2013 1:12 PM

Una opción a herramientas como Symbaloo para la creación de PLEs. Es bastante visual y tiene un para de caracteríticas que la hacen versátil. Interesante hacer una evaluación personal de la misma, para determinar su potencia, ventajas y oportunidades

Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:15 PM

organise your cloud

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, July 13, 2013 4:13 AM

The today’s classroom is changing. From when the school bell rings to study sessions that last well into the night, students are demanding more technology services from their schools. It’s important not only to keep pace with their evolving needs, but also to prepare them for the demands of the workplace tomorrow.

At the same time, education institutions are under increasing pressure to deliver more for less, and they need to find ways to offer rich, affordable services and tools. The results of the global financial crisis are visible all-around.  Those educators who can deliver these sophisticated communications environments, including the desktop applications that employers use today, will be helping their students find better jobs and greater opportunities in the future.

Cloud computing can help provide those solutions. It’s a network of computing resources—located just about anywhere—that can be shared. They bring to education a range of options not found in traditional IT models. In fact, the integration of software and assets you own with software and services in the cloud provides you with new choices for balancing system management, cost, and security while helping to improve services.

What’s in the cloud? Much of what’s on your desktop or in your data center right now. For example, e-mail in the cloud is, in many cases, free for schools and universities that need to upgrade legacy systems and expand services. The cloud helps ensure that students, teachers, faculty, parents, and staff have on-demand access to critical information using any device from anywhere. Both public and private institutions can use the cloud to deliver better services, even as they work with fewer resources. By sharing IT services in the cloud, your education institution can outsource noncore services and better concentrate on offering students, teachers, faculty, and staff the essential tools to help them succeed. The cloud is a bridge from the desktop to a world of devices, from the average on-campus school day to remote services anywhere and anytime. As much excitement as there is in cloud computing, it is just one piece of a technology landscape that spans from the on-premise data center to the cloud and reaches people through the computer, Web, and phone. By cloud computing, you are able to plan your long-term, data center strategy and as a result High Education Institutions i.e. Universities can benefit from opportunities in the cloud. The cloud has the power to drastically advance the goals of the educational system: to make it easier for institutions to empower their students to succeed while at the same time cutting costs and expanding accessibility. The cloud is poised to revolutionize the educational sector, and schools and learning institutions would be wise not to write off the cloud as just a business tool. The future opportunities for success or failure of students could rest in the cloud.

Using the cloud means low-cost; schools no longer have the heavy expense of dealing first-hand with their data storage and can instead devote their limited resources to purchasing effective digital eLearning resources. A cluster classroom is a regular mainstream classroom in which a small group or cluster of students with gifted identification are placed together. The classroom teacher has the skills necessary to meet the needs of gifted learners. Cloud computing is changing the ways people do personal learning, interactive learning and many-to-many learning, in the primary, secondary and higher education spheres

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Free PowerPoint Templates

Free PowerPoint Templates | Technology | Scoop.it

Download Free PowerPoint Templates and backgrounds for your presentations. This is a free collection of themes for Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 that you can download to make better presentations with unique styles and effects.


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Free PowerPoint Templates and backgrounds

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Janet Ilko's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:59 AM

Going to use these for my end of the year presentation to the school board! Quick and easy.

Ester Álvarez's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:32 AM

Descarga plantillas gratis para las presentaciones power point y dales un aspecto novedoso y más profesional.

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, July 7, 2013 2:12 PM

Good collection!

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5 Mobile Payment Apps for Small Business - Fox Business

5 Mobile Payment Apps for Small Business - Fox Business | Technology | Scoop.it
5 Mobile Payment Apps for Small Business
Fox Business
Today's businesses have a lot of options when it comes to accepting mobile payments. But most of these options have something in common: they all involve hefty credit card processing fees.

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Apps

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Melissa St Hill's curator insight, June 10, 2013 1:53 PM

Another great bit of insight on the mobile app industry - mobile payments keep on pushing forward.