Friday, August 30, 2013

The Weirdest Things About America

Aniruddh Chaturvedi came from Mumbai to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn., where he is majoring in computer science. This past summer he interned at a tech company in Silicon Valley. During two years in the U.S.

via Pocket http://www.businessinsider.com/the-weirdest-things-about-america-2013-8

10 Incredible Cutting-Edge Technologies In Development

Don’t give up on flying cars or hoverboards just yet! As technology marches relentlessly on, everything goes into development sooner or later—as demonstrated by the existence of these things, which we’ll almost certainly see within our lifetimes.

via Pocket http://listverse.com/2013/08/29/10-incredible-cutting-edge-technologies-in-development/

Vast 466-mile-long canyon discovered under Greenland ice sheet





The hidden mega-canyon is at least 466 miles (740km) long and up to 2,624ft (800m) deep in places. The feature, resembling a meandering river channel, is believed to pre-date the ice sheet that has covered Greenland for millions of years.



via Pocket http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vast-466milelong-canyon-discovered-under-greenland-ice-sheet-8790842.html

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Power of Lurking and Learning!




Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with a “lurk and learner.” For those of you who do not know, a “lurker” is someone on Social Media who tends to sift through information, blogs, tweets, posts, or videos and quietly learns. They tend to follow more people then they have followers.



via Pocket http://drspikecook.com/2013/08/04/the-power-of-lurking-and-learning/

Redefining Digital Learning in Mathematics





In order to be considered an innovative educator, you must constantly strive to improve and push yourself forward. Doing something unique in your classroom may have your colleagues classifying you as innovative; a driver of change in education.



via Pocket http://tapintoteenminds.com/2013/08/04/redefining-digital-learning-in-mathematics/

Educators wary of latest Linden offer – Hypergrid Business

Linden Lab has restored the 50 percent discount for educators and non-profits last month, but some educators are wary of taking the company up on its offer.

via Pocket http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2013/08/educators-wary-of-latest-linden-offer/

YouTube embraces the nerd culture with easter egg surprises to celebrate Geek Week




This week, YouTube is celebrating the geek culture and in honor of the occasion, it has planted a few surprises in store for users.



via Pocket http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/08/05/youtube-embraces-the-nerd-culture-with-easter-egg-surprises-to-celebrate-geek-week/

7 Useful Cloud Storage Tools to Back up Your Digital Data ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning





With our increasing use of digital media and web technologies comes the risk of loosing our stored data because of software deficiencies or sudden crashes of operating systems.



via Pocket http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/08/7-useful-cloud-storage-tools-to-back-up.html

21 Common Core-Aligned Math Apps For High School Students From edshelf





If your high school has adopted Common Core Standards and provides students with iPads (either 1:1 or via an iPad cart), you will need to find apps that map to these standards. And if you teach math, you are in luck.



via Pocket http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/21-common-core-aligned-math-apps-for-high-school-students-from-edshelf/

Comparing Business to Teaching: A Wake up Call to the World





Of all of the jobs I’ve had in my life, teaching takes the most energy and patience and is by far the hardest of what I’ve done.



via Pocket http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2013/08/comparing-business-to-teaching-wake-up.html

Social media’s impact in schools





When it comes to social media in schools, most students don’t hesitate to collaborate with one another. But some schools and districts still worry about safety and responsible use. A new infographic lays out just how frequently, and in what ways, social media is being used in the classroom.



via Pocket http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/08/05/social-medias-impact-in-schools/?ps=74125-0013000000j0Hig-0033000000q5cHG








via Pocket http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2013/08/classroom_observations_are_not_about_compliance.html

Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant





Public school libraries have always served an admirable purpose in education. In an indirect way, K-12 libraries have given students support in learning endeavors and been a go-to spot for information.



via Pocket http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/education_futures/2013/08/keeping_public_school_libraries_relevant.html

Summer Learning Series-Putting The Internet To Work For You With IFTTT





Let's face it. The easier and more automated I can make certain things I do, the better off I am. While I haven't perfected my "Get Out Of Bed, Dress Me, Make Me Bacon" machine...yet, I have found a site that puts the power of the Internet to work for me.



via Pocket http://blog.web20classroom.org/2013/08/summer-learning-series-putting-internet.html

If you could actually see Wi-Fi, this is what it would look like — Tech News and Analysis





What if you could actually see Wi-Fi? It is something we all have wondered about.



via Pocket http://gigaom.com/2013/08/04/if-you-could-actually-see-wi-fi-this-is-what-it-would-look-like/

Iconical – Customize Your Homescreen Icons (No Jailbreak Required). Available On The App Store, August 6.





Set to land on the App Store tomorrow (August 6), Iconical is a new offering for iOS that will take advantage of the URL protocols for over 14,000 supported apps to allow the customisation of your homescreen icons, without the need to jailbreak your device.



via Pocket http://www.razorianfly.com/2013/08/05/iconical-customize-your-homescreen-icons-no-jailbreak-required-available-on-the-app-store-august-6/

New Trends in Web Design





Trends and tendencies come and go, we all know that, it's part of our industry's business model. There's the ever present need to come up with something different, to always adapt in order to keep the user's attention. We see this in the car design industry, fashion industry and web.



via Pocket http://abduzeedo.com/new-trends-web-design