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Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future

Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future | techyeah | Scoop.it
When you hear the word "drone," you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D'Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight -- from a flying wing that can hover and recover from disturbance to an eight-propeller craft that's ambivalent to orientation ... to a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters. Prepare to be dazzled by a dreamy, swirling array of flying machines as they dance like fireflies above the TED stage.
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It's not about the technology...or is it?

It's not about the technology...or is it? | techyeah | Scoop.it
One thing that I believe in deeply in my work is that we should always focus on relationships and learning, before technology, and if technology can't enhance those things, it is a very tough "sell...
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Improving Communication Between School and Home with Google Forms | Inquire and Inspire

Improving Communication Between School and Home with Google Forms | Inquire and Inspire | techyeah | Scoop.it
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The puzzle of motivation

The puzzle of motivation | techyeah | Scoop.it
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.
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Replace "business" with "education". Good reflection for all educators.

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Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?

Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time? | techyeah | Scoop.it
As children’s books, just like all the other ones, migrate to digital media, parents, pediatricians and researchers are struggling to find out if reading an e-book should be considered story time.
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Interesting read from both points of view.

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What Happens in One Minute on the Internet? | SocialTimes

What Happens in One Minute on the Internet? | SocialTimes | techyeah | Scoop.it

As millions of new Internet users log on every month, the numbers relating to the flow of information becomes ever more staggering. An infographic from analytics software provider Domo, attempts to quantify just how much data is generated in one minute online.

 

First thing’s first: Email is still a dominant sharing tool. Internet users send more than 200 million emails every minute. Searching Google is the second most-popular activity on the Web with more than four million queries every 60 seconds.

 

Surprise, surprise: Facebook holds dominion when it comes to social networks, with users posting nearly 2.5 million pieces of content. YouTube users upload a staggering 72 hours of content, while Twitter users tweet 277,000 times, and Vine users shared 8,333 clips. WhatsApp users share 347,222 photos, which actually beats Instagram, where there are only 216,000 new photos shared per minute.

 

Internet users also seem to love the same things online as they do offline: shopping, music and dating. For good or ill, Tinder users swipe 416,617 other users, Pandora users listen to more than 60,000 hours of music and Amazon makes $83,000 in online sales.

To be staggered by more statistics, see the infographic above. Don’t forget to compare it to Domo’s similar infographic from two years ago to see just how much more we’ve crammed into a minute.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Preschoolers in the Digital Sandbox

Preschoolers in the Digital Sandbox | techyeah | Scoop.it
The sandbox of today has gone digital and is filled with dynamic touch screens that permeate the play area with brilliant colors, music and animation. These devices provide opportunities to increase
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Mr. Young Room 216: Plickers: Free is better than $3000 for a clicker system

Mr. Young Room 216: Plickers: Free is better than $3000 for a clicker system | techyeah | Scoop.it
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Five iPad Apps That Help Students Learn Programming Basics

Five iPad Apps That Help Students Learn Programming Basics | techyeah | Scoop.it
Even if your students are never going to become professional app developers, learning the fundamentals of programming can be helpful in understanding how software works. Learning programming basics...
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Google Is Bringing Its VR Field Trips to Even More Schools

Google Is Bringing Its VR Field Trips to Even More Schools | techyeah | Scoop.it
The Google Expeditions program is about to launch a beta version of its app for Android, but only teachers and schools need apply.
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Qball: A Throwable Ball Shaped Microphone For Meetings and Classrooms

Qball: A Throwable Ball Shaped Microphone For Meetings and Classrooms | techyeah | Scoop.it
The Qball is a ball shaped microphone that allows you to toss the ball around so that everyone is able to speak through a microphone. Perfect for conference room meetings that have attendees on the ph...
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App Recommendations for Teachers teaching with Technology

App Recommendations for Teachers teaching with Technology | techyeah | Scoop.it
Apps recommendations for teachers teaching with technology, Google, Chromebooks & iPads organized by student learning activity
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Kids in sharing iPad classrooms score better than non-sharing ones

Kids in sharing iPad classrooms score better than non-sharing ones | techyeah | Scoop.it
Researchers found that students in shared iPad classrooms significantly outscored their peers in 1:1 classrooms (one iPad for each student) and non-iPad classrooms.
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The Most Awesome Lego Machine Robot You Will Ever See - YouTube

Controlling a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT with the iPad. Have you ever wanted to control your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot with your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook? Now you c...
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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter | techyeah | Scoop.it
In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we thought we'd incorporate some of his style into an infographic offering tips for Twitter.
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Here's Why We Need Video Games In Every Classroom - Jordan Shapiro

Video games teach critical thinking, problem solving skills, and perseverance while building metacognitive skills. Game-based learning can provide systematic,…
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Reading Bear

Reading Bear | techyeah | Scoop.it
Reading Bear is a collection of free, well-made, multimedia phonics presentations. Your child can learn to read with Reading Bear.
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Great resource for PK-2 reading teachers.

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World | techyeah | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:06 PM

What to teach when the students have access to technology- great back to school topics