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Hurricane Katrina - NOLA.com

Hurricane Katrina - NOLA.com | Technology | Scoop.it
Hurricane Katrina: The storm we always feared...

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Self-Driving Car Startup , Raised $400 Million To Help It Put Driverless Cars On The Road Before Google

Self-Driving Car Startup , Raised $400 Million To Help It Put Driverless Cars On The Road Before Google | Technology | Scoop.it
Mobileye announced the closing of a $400M financing round by firms BlackRock, Fidelity Management, Wellington Management, Sailing Capital and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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5 Myths About Writing With Mobile Devices - Edudemic

5 Myths About Writing With Mobile Devices - Edudemic | Technology | Scoop.it
There are some big myths about writing with mobile devices. But are they actually true? The EdTechTeacher team weighs in on a controversial topic.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:28 AM

This article comes by way of @felixjacomino on ScoopIt. I really like this article, because it's main point is that people are trying to adapt old ways of writing to new technology. I believe the author, at some point, even points out that in education, it doesn't matter what software package a child learns as long as they learn technology and the basics of how to use word processing. I started out on WordPerfect years ago, and then had to adapt to Word 1.0 (what version are we up to now?). Same with CMS systems that I've learned in the past. People are always so stuck on knowing specific products in tech comm instead of realizing that if you know one software package, you can probably adapt fairly quickly to a new one if you are just shown the differences. That was definitely the case with my current position. 

 

But back to iPads and writing--I took copious notes on my iPad during the STC Summit, and wrote several long blog posts on my iPad as well. Yes, it was easier to type with a wireless keyboard, but that's only because I type very fast and legibility is important to me. It's a sensory thing for me.  I found that for basic writing tasks, I can use the iPad with ease, and that's the point of this article. No more excuses! Mobile is definitely an option. 

--techcommgeekmom

Richard Seal's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:31 AM

I have found it quite difficult doing long term typing on my iPad. Very interesting. 

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:52 PM

Review this article and provide your perspective.

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More School Districts End Ban on Cell Phones and Embrace BYOD

More School Districts End Ban on Cell Phones and Embrace BYOD | Technology | Scoop.it
In an effort to provide an enriched learning experience for students, more schools are navigating toward mobile-friendly policies.

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Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, June 18, 2013 7:51 PM

I agree BYOD can be beneficial in our schools. I would have a couple of cautionary suggestions before engaging in a BYOD initiative. The first, is to make sure you are happy with the performance of your school network (both wired and wireless) before you embark. The second, is to pilot a small BYOD program first to ensure your BYOD school guidelines are sound and your network is capable of handling the additional burden. That is from a technical point of view...other pedagogical considerations need to be considered. The overall message would be to move slowly and prepare!

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6 Home Gadgets Designed For The Laziest People In The World (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post

6 Home Gadgets Designed For The Laziest People In The World (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post | Technology | Scoop.it
6 Home Gadgets Designed For The Laziest People In The World (PHOTOS) Huffington Post Many people want to toss their VCRs out in favor of DVD players or new streaming technologies, but what about all of the cassettes featuring family videos from the...
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Is modern technology rendering our institutions obsolete? | Intrepid ...

Is modern technology rendering our institutions obsolete? | Intrepid ... | Technology | Scoop.it
So I just made up an answer, starting with a bit of honesty, saying while I had never read anything about this it seemed to me modern technology was not rendering our institutions obsolete because institutions evolved in the ...
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INTERACTIVE: How hurricanes form and cause damage | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

INTERACTIVE: How hurricanes form and cause damage | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Technology | Scoop.it
VIRGINIA CAN EXPECT to be affected by an average of one hurricane every four years. Hurricanes dump huge amounts of rain, have the potential to cause dangerous floods and storm surges, and can bring wind gusts in excess of 74 mph.

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A New Kind Of Battery Technology Could Make Gas-Powered Cars A Lot More Efficient

A New Kind Of Battery Technology Could Make Gas-Powered Cars A Lot More Efficient | Technology | Scoop.it
As American automakers prepare for stricter, federally-mandated fuel efficiency standards, anything that can take a car farther on a gallon of gas is welcome news.

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Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

Should Schools Still Teach Cursive? | Technology | Scoop.it
The decline in teaching cursive handwriting, the rise of the keyboard, and the introduction of the Common Core State Standards that do not require children to know cursive all question its relevance.

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Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:00 PM

I recently had a conversation about the relevance of teaching cursive handwriting in schools. What do you think?

Jennifer Shackles's comment, July 9, 2013 11:22 AM
How can students read "primary" historical documents if we have generations who cannot read cursive? Only linguists will be able to. How do these students "write" and "sign" their names on official documents? It may not need to be stressed as it once was, but I think it is still a necessary skill.
R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 3, 2013 7:48 AM
Cursive is very important because is helps develop motor skills. It's not just about pretty penmanship.
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'Wearable' computers will soon be inside us

'Wearable' computers will soon be inside us | Technology | Scoop.it
Wearable computing like Google Glass is just beginning to invade our lives. Soon, it will be inside our bodies.

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10 Surprising Things Found Inside Computers

10 Surprising Things Found Inside Computers | Technology | Scoop.it
This is why you should clean your computer once in a while!

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