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Mavenlink: A better way to manage your projects from start to finish

Mavenlink: A better way to manage your projects from start to finish | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Mavenlink is an entirely new way for businesses and consultants to work together. Project collaboration, budgets, time tracking, and invoicing in one place.
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Sense: Know More. Sleep Better.

Sense: Know More. Sleep Better. | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Sense is a simple system that tracks your sleep behavior, monitors the environment of your bedroom and reinvents the alarm.
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All I have to say is WOW and I WANT ONE or TEN!!

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | education | tech | design | Scoop.it

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

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This simple idea is one of a few great ones in this article, "When preservice teachers are confused as to why their students performed poorly on an assignment, I gently say, "Did you ask them why?" After all, having learners use their own vernacular to articulate why they are stuck can be profoundly useful for identifying where to target support."

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Dropbox Alternatives: Chinese Cloud Storage Services | CreativeHunt

Dropbox Alternatives: Chinese Cloud Storage Services | CreativeHunt | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Dropbox is great and all, but Chinese versions of the versatile cloud storage platform offer much more space (up to 10TB, even), and most of them are free too.
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Because I am in China, even with my VPN Dropbox and Box.com don't seem to work.  When I found Weiyun, with 10 Terabytes of free storage I thought it was unreal.  But it seems to work.  Because it is in English, I would recommend this to anyone around the world.  I am not sure if it would work though, because it asked me for a Chinese landline in order to connect the account.

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One Dumb Trick to Take Pro-Looking Product Photos With Your Phone

One Dumb Trick to Take Pro-Looking Product Photos With Your Phone | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
If you're selling stuff online, a few high-quality photos can really set you apart from the hordes of shady-seeming eBayers and Craigslisters. But what if you haven't got a DSLR camera and a bunch of spendy lenses? HouseholdHacker has a trick that's so stupid simple, you'll slap yourself for not having thought of it.
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This is a nice, simple way to take fancy small level photos.

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Find out what's taking space on your Mac hard drive - CNET

Find out what's taking space on your Mac hard drive - CNET | education | tech | design | Scoop.it

FilesYour Mac is running slow and suddenly warns that you're running low on disk space. But where did all that storage go? Find out with this easy guide.

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I don't know why Apple tries to hide things like this...and getting your files off your iPods, iPhones, etc. Why Apple? Why?

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Man Fined $2,700 In Unprecedented Facebook 'Fraping' Case | VICE News

Man Fined $2,700 In Unprecedented Facebook 'Fraping' Case | VICE News | education | tech | design | Scoop.it

This An Irish man found himself in court after he posted a defamatory status update on his ex-girlfriend's Facebook account.

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The term "fraping" is probably a term we will come to hear a lot in the future.  I wonder if this case sets a precedent or if it will be an outlier where we never hear of something like it again?

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Google+ Auto Backup for desktop - Picasa and Picasa Web Albums Help

It’s now easier than ever to backup all your photos with Google+ Auto Backup, available for Windows and Mac. Automatically sync photos from your desktop computer and any time you connect a p
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I have not been inclined to put all my photos on to Flikr or Picasa for some reason. But now that these are all accessible through my Google+ account and I have unlimited free storage space with under a 2048px photo I will batch upload them all after I download the product. Next, I need to organise them all.
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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Digital learning specialist Anna Adam provides a quick overview of seven apps that are appropriate for teaching younger children one of the most critical 21st century skills: coding.
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The title says it all.
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Sign in - Google Accounts

Sign in - Google Accounts | education | tech | design | Scoop.it

Download a copy of your data from Google.

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Supporting 17 products and counting…Bookmarks,Mail,Calendar,Contacts,Drive,Voice,Profile,Hangouts,Google+ Circles,Google+ Stream,+1s,Google+ Pages,Blogger,Messenger,YouTube,Google Photos,Google Play Books
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readingcomprehensiondownloads - Downloads

readingcomprehensiondownloads - Downloads | education | tech | design | Scoop.it

Reading Comprehension Teacher Resources

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This resource is used by a teacher at IICS in the Early Years.  I have not explored it in depth, but this is what he has to say, "Thought I would share this resource...I have used some of the graphic organisers with much success. Some great articles and powerpoints as well."

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Stop Cyberbullying Mobile App & Anti Cyberbullying Program for Students, Parents, & Schools | STOPit

Stop Cyberbullying Mobile App & Anti Cyberbullying Program for Students, Parents, & Schools | STOPit | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
A tool that empowers kids & school officials alike to take action against cyberbullying. Get the app, join the fight, and click here to learn more.
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This seems like a neat idea for an app that schools would recommend and promote.  I wonder how it is used practically by schools now.  Do kids think about the app when they are being bullied?  

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Education

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iPad is transforming the education landscape: providing digital text books and Apps, inspiring new ways for teachers and students to interact and allowing students to be always connected to a growing body of dynamically changing information.  But how do students ensure that their iPad is always charged, and how do administrators ensure that technology investments are protected?  LaunchPort provides the answer - with a clever charging and mounting system to hold, charge and protect iPads.

 
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No wires!  I like the idea that kids (and adults) can just mount the iPad to the charging station without having to plug anything in to it.  I wonder when Apple will develop these as part of their own product?

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Online Etymology Dictionary

Online Etymology Dictionary | education | tech | design | Scoop.it

This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.

The dates beside a word indicate the earliest year for which there is a surviving written record of that word (in English, unless otherwise indicated). This should be taken as approximate, especially before about 1700, since a word may have been used in conversation for hundreds of years before it turns up in a manuscript that has had the good fortune to survive the centuries.

The basic sources of this work are Weekley's "An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English," Klein's "A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language," "Oxford English Dictionary" (second edition), "Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology," Holthausen's "Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Englischen Sprache," and Kipfer and Chapman's "Dictionary of American Slang." A full list of print sources used in this compilation can be found here.

Since this dictionary went up, it has benefited from the suggestions of dozens of people I have never met, from around the world. Tremendous thanks and appreciation to all of you.

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Find the etymology of a word.

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Kickstarter

Kickstarter | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. A home for film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more.
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Want to start a program, platform, design, or some other project but don't have the funding?  This website might be the platform for you.

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How to Work Effectively with People Who Are Smarter Than You

How to Work Effectively with People Who Are Smarter Than You | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
It's entrepreneurship gospel--hire those who are smarter than you. There's no mystery to this wisdom. Clever, skilled employees require less management, constantly teach you new things, and shore up your weaknesses. But while the rationale behind this oft-repeated tip is simple, executing it isn't.
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My favorite part is the analogy by Andy Johns.

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History visualized through the life of the most important humans

Art historian Maximilian Schich put together this pretty visualization that records humanity's cultural history over 2,600 years. The blue and red dots you see above are the birthplaces and deaths for over 120,000 people who were "notable enough" to have their births and deaths recorded.
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This video and the Freebase website that it was built from must be very useful for humanities educators

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Estar takee - El primer Smartphone Holográfico 3D - YouTube

Segun dicen saldrá oficialmente el día 17 de Julio en China. http://weluv.net/2014/06/24/a-new-area-of-phone/
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I wonder if it is as real as it looks like in the video.  Wow!

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The Daily Routines Of Famous Creatives

The Daily Routines Of Famous Creatives | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
If imitation is sincerest form of flattery, replicating an individual's daily routine must sit somewhere further along the sinister end of the spectrum. Still, if it helps us strike on mimicking the creative capacities of these artists, writers and musicians, we're all for it.
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I am just thinking about the amount of sleep and work these great people did compared to what I do. Interesting.
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Guest Blog: Configuring Google Apps Content Filters to Support Anti Bullying

Guest Blog: Configuring Google Apps Content Filters to Support Anti Bullying | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
In this article, we will take a close look into mechanisms for content filtering available in the Google Apps platform.
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This is a way for Google School Administrators to filter emails for certain words and phrases to try to alleviate certain bullying tactics through email.
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5 tips to make your Facebook account safer [UPDATED]

5 tips to make your Facebook account safer [UPDATED] | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Here's an updated version of our invaluable tips to make your Facebook account safer. We take you step-by-step through the settings and options to limit your post visibility and prevent unauthorise...
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I didn't realise you could force a security code on login. For the rest of the ideas, I would argue that someone might not want to put something online that they don't expect the whole world to see.
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Google Classroom - Teacher and Student view - YouTube

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This is a handy look at both views of Google Classroom.  Google obviously needs to develop their product a little more, as Roger Nixon points out, but it is coming along.

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5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety

5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Help keep your kids' online experiences positive and productive by learning the truth (and ignoring the rumors) about what really makes them safe.
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These are introspective ideas that dispel things like: social media turning kids into bullies, not teaching kids to talk to strangers is not a good approach, kids act worse online, and more.

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Razer Nabu Smartband - The First Truly Social Wearable

Razer Nabu Smartband - The First Truly Social Wearable | education | tech | design | Scoop.it
Razer Nabu features two OLED notification screens, advanced sensors to track data for self-analysis, and band-to-band communication abilities.
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This looks like the band I want. It has options like the Nike Fuel band but a whole lot more. Cool!
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WordPress Plugins - jQuery Plugins - Bootstrap Plugins | CodeCanyon

Browse the largest script and code marketplace on the web. Find WordPress plugins, jQuery plugins, Javascript, CSS and more. Save time, Buy code.
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This is a great resource for Wordpress plugins.  Highly recommended by our school Wordpress guru.

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GPS Tracker Review 2014 | Best GPS Tracking Device | GPS Systems for Tracking - TopTenREVIEWS

GPS Tracker Review 2014 | Best GPS Tracking Device | GPS Systems for Tracking - TopTenREVIEWS | education | tech | design | Scoop.it

I am always on the Which is the best gps tracker for you? Find out here. Take a few seconds and easily compare several top rated trackers. See how each stacks up using a side-by-side feature comparison chart.

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I am always on the lookout for great GPS tracking devices now that I am a nervous father who likes to travel with his awesome son!  My worry with these devices is that they are restricted to a certain country.  Does anyone know of an international GPS tracking device?

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