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How to Move a PC Game to Another Hard Drive (Without Re-Downloading It)

How to Move a PC Game to Another Hard Drive (Without Re-Downloading It) | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
So you’re running out of hard drive space (maybe on that fast-but-tiny SSD of yours), and you need to move a few of your PC games to another hard drive. Don’t uninstall and re-download them! You can actually move your games to a new drive without having to wait hours to reinstall each one.
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Kids (and adults) seem to ask me this a lot.  

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3-D Printers: Understanding Copyright, Fair Use, and More

3-D Printers: Understanding Copyright, Fair Use, and More | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
An ALA information policy analyst outlines the legal issues relevant to 3-D printing in public and school libraries—and explains why librarians should lead the way in creating acceptable use policies for this technology.
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I have never thought about the idea that 3D printed objects will now need considerations about copyright.

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Food Comparison | TwoFoods

TwoFoods is an online food comparison tool that helps you choose healthy foods.
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Want to count calories?  Want to know which foods are comparably healthier? Want an exhaustive list?  Then this is the site for you.

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Why recommend the iPad for schools?

Why recommend the iPad for schools? | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
This blog is nearly 2 years old and I thought it was time to revisit the reason for its existence. I am still teaching 11 to 18 year-olds everyday in BYOD classrooms (not iPad only) and can claim a...
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There are some neat ideas in here.  Implementing an iPad program at our school, we were developing many of these reasons.  I like the idea of TILT and ACTIVE LEARNING.

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Want To See A Sliver Of What Google Knows About You?

Want To See A Sliver Of What Google Knows About You? | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
You can now download your entire Google search history.
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This is interesting to go back in time and see what you were searching for three years ago.  

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Home | MIT Video

Home | MIT Video | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
The MIT Video website aggregates and curates video produced by the Institute's offices, laboratories, centers and administration. This includes feature and editorial videos, event recordings, academic content and more.
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I was pointed to this resource through one of my courses.  It is an excellent free source of well-made, intelligent videos. 

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Tactile Keyboards That Rise Out of Touchscreens Are Finally Here

Tactile Keyboards That Rise Out of Touchscreens Are Finally Here | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
The endless mobile keyboard debate: physical versus digital. BlackBerry advocates and other old-school tech geeks swear by one while literally everyone else has moved on to the other. Tactus Technology thinks there's no reason why we can't have both—in the very same device. Physical keyboards that magically raise out of an otherwise flat screen are a dream the company has had for years, and they're finally ready to sell you on it.
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I have heard too many educators mention that typing skills could be lost because the students do not have tactile response using tablet and phone devices.  This sheath for iPads appears to be combatting that issue.  It will be interesting when the first devices are built with them embedded.

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K-12 Blueprint

K-12 Blueprint | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
K-12 Blueprint provides the insight and resources education leaders need to successfully plan and implement technology in education.
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This is a vast array of resources for teachers and educators that is sponsored by Intel.  It has help for common core, proof of concepts, one-to-one, STEM, BYOD, and many more issues.

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Makeblock-The Real Aluminum Robot Kit

Makeblock-The Real Aluminum Robot Kit | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Specializing in DIY robot kits and parts. New design aluminum parts, Arduino control system and easy-to-use sensors at makeblock.cc
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Lego + 10.  We were trying these out here at the Nanjing International School.  It seems the sets are versatile like lego, but of course, you need tools to put them together.  Also, because the instructions are not always super clear, there is greater thinking and problem-solving involved.

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This Cheap, Strong Cardboard Standing Desk Will Let You Ditch Your Deadly Office Sitting

This Cheap, Strong Cardboard Standing Desk Will Let You Ditch Your Deadly Office Sitting | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Have you always wanted to try out a standing desk but didn't want to commit? This recyclable model is assembled without any glue or fasteners and...
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I've always wanted one.  Now it is feasible and testable.

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hereO: The first GPS watch designed for young kids

hereO: The first GPS watch designed for young kids | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
The coolest, smallest GPS watch truly designed for kids with a great family locator app.
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I was at a playground the other day that was really busy.  For one moment I took my eyes off him.  In that moment, my son snuck into a paid area of the playground that he shouldn't have been able to get into.  My wife, my friends and I frantically looked for my son for two to three minutes.  They were the longest, most terrifying minutes of my life.  I have been wanting to get a device like this for quite some time, but never as much as I have now that I have been through the most frightening moment of my life.

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12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing -

12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing by Grant Wiggins Ed note: This post by Grant focuses on mistakes schools make when introducing Understanding by Design in schools. Certainly for that focus,...
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I would argue that these mistakes lend well to many things beyond just Understanding by Design (UbD).  For example, these ideas could transfer to system switches of things like computer course management, student reporting, or assessment systems.

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Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome. – DIY

Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome. – DIY | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Online community for learning skills and being awesome.
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You can learn almost anything through this site, but best of all it is also a social network that allows people to earn new levels and get badges and all that.  Cool.

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6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers -

6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers - | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
This post is updated from an article we published in April. At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and...
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Just like the SAMR model, I am always looking for models to describe learning and pedagogy that help to articulate ways of thinking and doing.  These are some alternatives to Bloom's Taxonomy.

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Lily Camera is the drone that will follow and video you

Lily Camera is the drone that will follow and video you | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Don't worry, it's not as creepy as it sounds.
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This looks like one of the better drone video cameras.  The controls look very easy to use.  Of course, I haven't tried one out myself.  So take it with a grain of salt.

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The 49 Best Health and Fitness Apps of 2015

The 49 Best Health and Fitness Apps of 2015 | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
There's an app for just about anything. We dug through hundreds of health and fitness apps to find the ones that are actually worthy of the precious space on your smartphone.
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Although the list doesn't have "Seven", my favourite fitness app, it still has some good ones.  Worth checking out.

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Why Email Will Be Obsolete by 2020

Why Email Will Be Obsolete by 2020 | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Stick a fork in your email--within five years, something else is going to replace it.
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There are a few ideas in this article about alternatives to email, including Campfire and Slack.  Worth a peak.

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25 Websites that will make you a Genius. Websites Educational

25 Websites that will make you a Genius. Websites Educational | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
There are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites.
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An excellent repository of resources to revisit.  I didn't know about number 23.  Any that were new to you?

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WallOfSilver.net - free Twitter wall solution

Show tweets on the big screen; suitable for conferences, events, shows, concerts, halls, waiting rooms...
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We have been exploring Twitter Feeds in preparation for a PD.  This stream seems to be one of the better ones because it features large images that a Twitter user posts.  I am looking forward to seeing TwitterFountain back in action.  

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PhotoMath

PhotoMath | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Get PhotoMath on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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This is an interesting app that educators should realize that students know about and therefore recognize how they can use its power to harness learning rather than try to fight against it.

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Skiplagged: The smart way to find cheap flights.

Skiplagged: The smart way to find cheap flights. | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Skiplagged is an airfare search engine that will make you realize that it's sometimes cheaper to buy more flights than you need. It shows you hidden city ticketing trips in addition to what sites like Expedia, KAYAK, and Travelocity show you. Save up to 80% on airfare today!
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For travelers out there who want to try to find the best deal - even if it might be against the airline company's rules and regulations, Skiplagged is a resource for you.  At present, we could log in but couldn't seem to search.  I hope that they get it up and running.  However, it could be that I am searching from China.

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7 Smartphone Photography Tips & Tricks - YouTube

Watch photographer Lorenz Holder demonstrate some creative smartphone photography tips & tricks using an iPhone 5S! Join the Cooperative of Photography: http...
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These are some simple tricks that I would like to come back to.  I especially like #6, the do-it-yourself tripod, and #7, the underwater housing.  Not sure about with waves.

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How To Design An Office That Actually Makes You Better At Work

How To Design An Office That Actually Makes You Better At Work | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Forget all the crazy offices designed to make employees more creative. In reality, you only need a few simple things for everyone to get the most out...
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Some of the best ideas we have seen before but we don't recognize them as worthy because of new fads in design.  These could include: individual quiet spaces, direct sources to sunlight, less 90 and 180 degree angles, and proper choice of color.

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Rethinking Teacher Time Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Rethinking Teacher Time Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
The Rethinking Teacher Time Infographic presents 3 recommendations from 15 teacher leaders and one administrator from CTQ-KY, a virtual community of more than 140 educators from across Kentucky
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I like these ideas and am happy that my current school implements many of them.  Some key points include time for planning, teacher-driven professional learning communities, and classroom structures.

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Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions

Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.
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Along the same lines as DIY.org, this site teaches anyone how to make almost anything.  Search for something according to a theme, technology, workshop, living, food, play, and outside.  There are forums, answers, and groups to join.  What more could a teacher or parent ask for to send kids to for ideas about what they would like to make.

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