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14 Ways K–12 Librarians Can Teach Social Media by Joyce Valenza
Major shifts in our information and communication landscapes present new opportunities for librarians to teach and lead in areas that were always considered part of their role, helping learners of all ages effectively use, manage, evaluate, organize and communicate information, and to love reading in its glorious new variety.
25 ways to teach with Twitter by Sonja Cole
Here are 25 ways that teachers can use Twitter to ask for help, get lesson plan ideas, book and professional resource recommendations, connect with other professionals, and even host an online book club.
Are cell phones the 2009 “lipstick”?
Continuing our earlier recession coverage, a new survey from Pew Research Center indicates that the recession has forced Americans to reevaluate many items that used to be seen as necessities.
Feb 1, 2010
An organizational and sharing platform for educators to manage curricula.
Children who use technology are 'better writers'
Children who blog, text or use social networking websites are more confident about their writing skills, according to the National Literacy Trust.
Diva in a Bluetooth Dress
Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova presented a prototype dress to reporters that is designed to light up when the wearer's mobile telephone rings.
Does the Fourth Amendment cover 'the cloud'?
One of the biggest issues facing individuals and corporations choosing to adopt public cloud computing (or any Internet service, for that matter) is the relative lack of clarity with respect to legal rights over data stored online.
Jan 30, 2010
IEEE awards prizes for tech that benefits humanity
The world's largest technical professional society is granting prize money to students from around the world who develop "unique solutions to real-world problems using engineering, science, computing and leadership skills to benefit their community and/or humanity as a whole."
iPhone orchestra ready for debut
A group of US students has created an entire orchestra out of separate iPhone applications.
Jan 30, 2010
Job Security No More......(by Jen Wagner)
The false sense of pride of being the “techie know it all” not only alienated and limited my staff but also was selfish to myself and the burden I placed upon myself…because of my unwillingness to share the information. So now I am consciously striving to put myself out of a job.
Laptop becomes reality for Uruguay's schoolchildren
A laptop is now finding its place alongside a notebook and pen in schoolbags in Uruguay, the first and only country to offer an Internet-connected computers to all public primary school students.
Learning from the Premier League
So can the newspaper, movie and music businesses learn anything by looking at the Premier League - can they too get consumers to pay for compelling content by making sure there are no alternative means to get it?
OMG! Texting and IM-ing doesn't affect spelling
Parents, u r gonna be surprised by this, but a study from the University of Alberta says that the abbreviated and unpunctuated language commonly used in instant messaging and texting probably has no effect on your child's spelling abilities
Jan 30, 2010
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Feb 1, 2010
Say hello to .كوم as domain names go truly global
Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, and other characters are coming to Internet domain extensions thanks to a vote by ICANN. The organization said that the system has been in "intense" testing for years, and that it will help everyone reach more Internet users.
Student Involved Assessment by Dean Shareski
The concept of student involved assessment is hard to deny as a powerful learning practice. Students taking care of their own learning and being able to use meta-cognition to dissect understanding and progress and seek ideas and support to learn more.
Feb 1, 2010
Texting, Surfing, Studying?
That generational and technological gap reflects all the unanswered questions about what it means to grow up in this era, and probably accounts for some of the bewilderment many parents feel as they watch their children navigate the many and varied connections of modern adolescence.
Tracking your kids, stuff is the future, according to AT&T
More of your everyday stuff may be able to communicate with cell networks throughout 2010, at least if AT&T has anything to say about it. The company says that it plans to add services to a plethora of consumer products as part of an expansion of its mobile offerings, and that the first of these products may be available in the second half of this year.
Understanding the New Web Era: Web 3.0, Linked Data, Semantic Web
I've been following a fascinating 3-part series of posts this week by Greg Boutin, founder of Growthroute Ventures. The series aimed to tie together 3 big trends, all based around structured data: 1) the still nascent "Web 3.0" concept, 2) the relatively new kid on the structured Web block, Linked Data, and 3) the long-running saga that is the Semantic Web.
'Virtual graduation' for students
A university is to hold a "virtual graduation ceremony" for students on a distance learning course.
Feb 1, 2010
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