Technology for the Modern Educator
753 views | +0 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by Conrad Albertson from Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE
onto Technology for the Modern Educator
Scoop.it!

Mashpedia - A Real-time Encyclopedia

Mashpedia - A Real-time Encyclopedia | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it

Mashpedia is an interesting service that matches reference articles from Wikipedia to materials from YouTube and news websites. The purpose of drawing materials from multiple sources is to provide users with a comprehensive view of news stories and reference topics. Mashpedia also presents Amazon lists of books related to your chosen topic.


Via Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
Conrad Albertson's insight:

Please read the following WARNING about inappropriate content that could show up in ANY search or website:

 "And if you are fortunate enough to work in a school that allows you to use YouTube, you still might want to use View Pure, Safe Share, or A Cleaner Internet to prevent the accidental display of inappropriate "related" videos or advertisements. "

more...
Technology for the Modern Educator
Technology in the classroom & online.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Streaming Box Showdown: Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Amazon Fire TV vs. Chromecast vs. Android TV

Streaming Box Showdown: Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Amazon Fire TV vs. Chromecast vs. Android TV | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that “smart” TVs aren’t really that smart. Generally, and a dedicated streaming box or stick is the way to go. There are quite a few to choose from, though, so how do you decide which is the best for your movie-viewing needs?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

9 Things to Do When You First Get an iPhone

9 Things to Do When You First Get an iPhone | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
You just got an iPhone, now what?  The amount of things to setup can be overwhelming for first-time users, but How-to Geek is here to guide you through the essential steps required to get your iPhone up and running.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Don’t Bother with Smart TV Software, Use a Streaming Stick or Set-Top Box Instead

Don’t Bother with Smart TV Software, Use a Streaming Stick or Set-Top Box Instead | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
It is all but impossible to buy a TV without getting some kind of bundled software that’s supposed to make your life easier (but mostly just frustrates everyone). If you’d rather enjoy using your TV (and get a longer life out of it), here’s our picks for streaming sticks and set-top boxes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

iOS 11 problems: how to fix them

iOS 11 problems: how to fix them | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Apple launched iOS 11 with wonderful new features, but also several minor, but annoying glitches. Here's how to fix them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Things That Principals Know About Great Teachers

Things That Principals Know About Great Teachers | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
I have had the privilege of working with many great teachers.  These are some things that are true about them: Great teachers don'
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Your Car Thermometer is Wrong | The Weather Channel

Your Car Thermometer is Wrong | The Weather Channel | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
If you're looking for an accurate reading of the temperature outside, pay no attention to your car's thermometer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Apple iOS 11.0.2 Starts Causing Problems

Apple iOS 11.0.2 Starts Causing Problems | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Apple rushed out iOS 11.0.2 as a second fast fix, but it is causing more problems than i
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Tested: Should You Unplug Chargers When You’re Not Using Them?

Tested: Should You Unplug Chargers When You’re Not Using Them? | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
How much energy do your smartphone, laptop, and tablet chargers really use? Should you unplug them when you aren’t using them to save power and money? We measured exactly how much power a variety of common chargers use, and how much keeping them plugged in will cost your each year.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

iOS 11 killed my battery life. Here's how I finally revived it and you can, too

iOS 11 killed my battery life. Here's how I finally revived it and you can, too | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
An hour after upgrading to iOS 11, my iPhone 7 Plus phone was at 30%. It was 11 a.m. and I had barely used it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Why Can’t I Listen to Radio If My Phone Has an FM Receiver In It?

Why Can’t I Listen to Radio If My Phone Has an FM Receiver In It? | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai just publicly called on Apple to activate the FM receiver chips found in iPhones for public safety reasons. Many Android phones also contain dormant FM chips. But, if your phone has an FM receiver, why can’t you already listen to the radio on it?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Eclipse2017 | Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Eclipse2017 | Total Solar Eclipse 2017 | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

How to use VoiceOver on iPhone and iPad

How to use VoiceOver on iPhone and iPad | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
If you have trouble seeing your iPhone or iPad's screen, VoiceOver is there to help! It reads out just about everything on your screen for you and uses different gestures to make things easier. Here's how to use VoiceOver!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018

A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018 | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

How to See All the Apps You’ve Ever Downloaded on Your iPhone or iPad

How to See All the Apps You’ve Ever Downloaded on Your iPhone or iPad | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
In the seven years I’ve been using an iPhone, I’ve downloaded hundreds of apps. I’ve deleted the vast majority of them off my iPhone, but iOS has kept a record. There’s a way to see every app you’ve ever downloaded and re-download them. Here’s how.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Donald Clark Plan B: 47% of jobs will be automated... oh yeah...10 reasons why they won’t….

Donald Clark Plan B: 47% of jobs will be automated... oh yeah...10 reasons why they won’t…. | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Top Tools: Rankings

Top Tools: Rankings | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Here are the rankings of the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 and the 3 sub-lists.  Main listing here # Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning Top 100…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

What Is Web 2.0

What Is Web 2.0 | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Tim O'Reilly attempts to clarify just what is meant by Web 2.0, the term first coined at a conference brainstorming session between O'Reilly Media and MediaLive International, which also spawned the Web 2.0 Conference.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Small Data vs. Big Data : Back to the basics

Small Data vs. Big Data : Back to the basics | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Small data is data in a volume and format that makes it accessible, informative and actionable.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

The Best Free Portable Apps for Your Flash Drive Toolkit

The Best Free Portable Apps for Your Flash Drive Toolkit | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Large capacity, small-sized, affordable USB flash drives provide us with the ability to easily carry around gigs of data in our pockets. Why not take our favorite programs with us as well so we can work on any computer?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Do USB 3.0 Connections Require USB 3.0 Cables?

Do USB 3.0 Connections Require USB 3.0 Cables? | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
If you are new to the world of USB 3.0, then you may have plenty of questions about the cables you can and/or should use with USB 3.0 enabled devices. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a curious reader learn the “ins and outs” of USB 3.0.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

37 Common iOS 11 Problems and Quick Fixes

37 Common iOS 11 Problems and Quick Fixes | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
iOS 11 updating maybe bring many unpredictable problems. Luckily this guide will list all iOS 11 issues, and offers respectively possible solutions to you.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Apple iOS 11.0.1 Starts Causing Problems

Apple iOS 11.0.1 Starts Causing Problems | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Apple's emergency iOS 11.0.1 release is causing serious problems for iPhone and iPa
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
And it’s a feature, not a bug.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Conrad Albertson
Scoop.it!

Five Key Questions About the State of Online Learning | teachonline.ca

Five Key Questions About the State of Online Learning | teachonline.ca | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
What are some of the biggest gains in online learning since 2010? There are a great many gains (and some losses), but these five appear to be the most significant: Wider acceptance of online learning as being not significantly different in terms of learning outcomes than face-to-face learning. We have close to 30 years of evaluation data which shows this clearly[3]. A deeper understanding of the importance of instructional design and the ways in which course design can better engage students in their learning[4]. A strong investment in the professional development of faculty and instructors – more focused engagement in how best to leverage online environments for learning. A renewed focus on learning outcomes and, more recently, competency- and capability-based learning. Online learning design really demands us to be explicit about what it is learners need to focus on. Really great uses of simulation and gaming, especially in health sciences and science, to engage students in their learning.
more...
No comment yet.