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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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Solar Tent Charges Your Gadgets in the Wild

Solar Tent Charges Your Gadgets in the Wild | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Looking to venture into great outdoors but not quite ready to go on a total tech detox? The Katabatic solar-powered tent might be the camping product you've been waiting for.
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Wonderful!

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Strokes of genius: Here's how the most creative people get their ideas

Strokes of genius: Here's how the most creative people get their ideas | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Where do strokes of genius come from? Research shows eureka moments are a myth. Here's the truth about how the great geniuses of all time got their ideas.
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This writer seems to like "Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity:"  I have also heard great things about that book

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Must-Reads: The 6 Longreads You Missed This Week

Must-Reads: The 6 Longreads You Missed This Week | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
We present to you, in our weekly installation of Mashable Must-Reads, a curated collection of can't-miss stories to read and reflect on.

 

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Are we losing longreads?

 

--Ken's Note--
I feel like Mashable is losing it's focus on average.  Yet I still like their best stuff.  I feel that the fact that they call these fairly short reads 'longreads' is an indicator that they are going for the quick feel-good attention getting hits and likes. With that said, enjoy these insightful articles. I really like the one on Ipads and Google's new device.

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Technology Integration Matrix to Help Enhance Student Learning

Technology Integration Matrix to Help Enhance Student Learning | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

"The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells..."


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Dana Lott's curator insight, July 2, 2013 3:42 PM

I saw the author of this philosophy and rubric as ISTE in Denver a few years back. Really great thoughts! Thanks, Jenn!

יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, October 16, 2013 12:03 AM

יש לי את הגרסה הקודמת מתורגמת

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 3, 2014 7:58 PM

What does goal directed mean? Who decides what goal is important?

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Ask Arne: Talking Teacher Prep | ED.gov Blog

Ask Arne: Talking Teacher Prep | ED.gov Blog | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
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I am a graduate of Emporia State so I was happy to hear Arne Duncan talking about what Emporia State does well for preparing teachers for real teaching.

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The 25 Best Free iPad Apps

The 25 Best Free iPad Apps | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
This list of free iPad apps will save you from endless browsing in the App Store, and they'll all prove worthy of your homescreen.
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I fully support this list.  I learned about some new apps and there are no apps on my iPad that I would suggest to replace what is on this list. This is worth your time to view.

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How bad is that health 'mistake'?

How bad is that health 'mistake'? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
We reveal which parts of your daily routine you might want to rethink -- and which are no big deal.
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This list includes some nice tips about health.

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Bag2Go Luggage Has GPS In Case Your Airline Loses It [VIDEO]

Bag2Go Luggage Has GPS In Case Your Airline Loses It [VIDEO] | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus recently unveiled the Bag2Go, a so-called "smart bag" that's complete with GPS, RFID and 2G mobile data.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Samrl model

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Samrl model | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented approach that values intelligent solutions to open-ended problems, it won’t be sufficient to focus on the wonderful discoveries and authentic work that result from an...
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Elon Musk Will Reveal His High-Speed Hyperloop Transport Design By August 12 | TechCrunch

Elon Musk Will Reveal His High-Speed Hyperloop Transport Design By August 12 | TechCrunch | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Startup renaissance man Elon Musk has spent the past year or so not-so-subtly dropping hints about yet another ambitious transport project of his, and it seems he's getting ready to describe it in more detail.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk brought us Paypal.  What does he have in mind to change transportation?  We will learn in about three weeks.

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Track-Off Us | Watch a Film About Internet Privacy & Take Action

Track-Off Us | Watch a Film About Internet Privacy & Take Action | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

This is going to be a great documentary.  

ENOUGH ALREADY: Tell your lawmakers to educate themselves about online privacy rights. Urge them to watch the startling new film, Terms and Conditions May Apply and take action at www.trackoff.us

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"We decided that these would be the social norms now, and we just went for it."  - Mark Zuckerberg.  A new documentary to focus on privacy.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:04 AM

I'm pretty excited to learn from this documentary.  It looks like it was well made.

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chill music https://soundcloud.com/princewize/egyptian-adventure
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27 Brickin' Incredible Lego Creations

27 Brickin' Incredible Lego Creations | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Take a look at these creations Mashable rounded up. They're so incredible, you won't believe they're LEGOs.
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These are very impressive.  I couldn't choose a favorite.  Which one is your favorite?

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The 7 fastest growing industries of 2013 (infographic)

The 7 fastest growing industries of 2013 (infographic) | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
5 of the 7 fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy are fueled by technology startups.
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1) Green  & Sustainable Energy

2) Personal Care

3) Online & For-Profit Education

4) Social Network

5) Mobile Apps

6) 3d Printing

7) Generic Pharmacy

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Digital Student Citizenship Poster: When to or NOT to Share a Photo

Digital Student Citizenship Poster: When to or NOT to Share a Photo | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

The importance of students being aware of what they share on social media websites. Obviously, pictures are the most shared digital content on such platforms. In Facebook alone millions of pictures are uploaded to it daily. Given this explosive growth of online  photo sharing, we are hard pressed to teach our students and kinds about the ethics behind online photo sharing.


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 19, 2013 6:17 PM

This is neat aid for students to think through the issues of posting an image online.

Cori Araza's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:32 PM

The most important thing we can teach our students...HOW to utilize technology, social networking, and etiquette surrounding our new society.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 23, 2013 6:57 PM

A thorough guide that looks student friendly, thank you!

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Why is Digital Literacy Important?

Why is Digital Literacy Important? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Literacy skills have always been important. In centuries past, people communicated via letters. These letters soon turned into telegraph messages. From there we advanced to the telephone, internet...


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 23, 2013 6:29 PM

Because it is part of the world we live in. It is not the only part but still needs to be seen that way and we need to recognize challenges and opportunities.

Nadine Gregory Trinchero's curator insight, July 26, 2013 12:26 PM

good overview

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How Did This Giant Dragon Skull Land on a British Beach?

How Did This Giant Dragon Skull Land on a British Beach? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
A massive dragon skull washed up on a British beach, but it's actually just a cool and clever promo for 'Game of Thrones.'
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How to Opt Out of Facebook Social Ads

How to Opt Out of Facebook Social Ads | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
We show you how to opt out of Facebook's social ads, which use your activity to produce personalized ads.
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Some of the screen shots are outdated, but each of the steps are correct. This is worth spending 36 seconds to protect your privacy by opting out.

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SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
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MIT's Gmail Visualization Tool: How It Works

MIT's Gmail Visualization Tool: How It Works | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
A new tool created by MIT's Media Lab takes a record of your Gmail past and turns it into art.
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This really makes me wish that I had been using Gmail as a primary email account.  

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Storytelling in Web Design

Storytelling in Web Design | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 18, 2013 10:55 PM
Great comment Hannes. Marty
Tata Survi's curator insight, August 17, 2013 7:18 PM

Worth trying...

Mike Donahue's curator insight, August 28, 2013 10:05 AM

Had the good fortune to hear Denise present this earlier this year. Glad she put this down in writing because it really needs to be shared.

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Clinkle Opens Waitlists To U.S. College Students.

Clinkle Opens Waitlists To U.S. College Students. | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Clinkle, the much-hyped mobile payments startup that recently announced a $25 million round, announced today that it is opening its wait lists to college students across America.
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This article doesn't share much about the history or the future. However, I am sharing it because I have heard that Clinkle may be a disrupter that I should keep my eyes on.

 

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Apple TV in Schools

Apple TV in Schools | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Apple TV (US$99) is a box you attach to the projector / TV that picks up the screen of any iPad and displays it without the need for wires! The teacher can walk around their room and display anythi...
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