Friday, 6 July 2012

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The Best Google Features You're Probably Not Using, Summer Blogging Challenge, 20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom, Naace: The iPad as a Tool For Education, Realizing the Promise of New Education Technologies
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The Best Google Features You're Probably Not Using  ❘   Shared by Ban Ryan, LearningForYou and 2 others
Google is a vast machine with all types of apps, programs, and tools. A lot of these—like Gmail and Google Docs—are clearly useful and beloved by many. But hidden inside Google's network are some awesome, lesser-known gems that can make your life...
Ban Ryan LearningForYou Danielle Hartman Nicholas Provenzano
Summer Blogging Challenge  ❘   Shared by Ryan Bretag, Dave Meister and 2 others
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cambodia4kidsorg There are a ton of "challenges" out there about blogging daily or 30 blog posts in a month and I think they are absolutely great for many.  That being said, with summer here for many of us...
Ryan Bretag Dave Meister Steve Clark Danielle Hartman
20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom  ❘   Shared by Edudemic, Danielle Hartman and 2 others
The classroom of the future is on your doorstep. We're getting slapped in the face with technology (sorry about that, partially my fault), flipped classroom models , and innovative ideas . So what is the current state of the 21st century classroom?...
Edudemic Danielle Hartman Cindy Geddes welearnmore
Naace: The iPad as a Tool For Education  ❘   Shared by Vicky Loras, Tony Parkin and 2 others
It's really exciting to be able to announce that this week our research into the use of iPads will be published. After a successful implementation at Longfield Academy in Kent and two terms of embedded use, the research is showing some incredibly...
Vicky Loras Tony Parkin Dughall McCormick Oliver Quinlan
Realizing the Promise of New Education Technologies  ❘   Shared by Education Week, McGrawHill Education and 1 other
By Gary Natriello For the past 30 years, futurists, computer-software programmers, and entrepreneurs of all stripes have argued that the latest newfangled advances in technology would transform education into a more interactive and productive...
Education Week McGrawHill Education Scorebusters
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Today's headlines from our Editor
Top Syrian General Defects
General Manaf Tlas, a top Syrian officer with close personal ties to President Bashar al-Assad, has deserted the regime and is reported to be heading to Paris via Turkey. If the defection is confirmed, it would be read as a major blow to the embattled Assad, who has been struggling to put down an insurrection for over a year.
Argentina Convicts Former Dictators Of Stealing Babies
Argentina's former dictators Rafael Videla and Reynaldo Bigone were convicted of systematically stealing babies from political prisoners while they were in power 30 years ago in an effort to completely eradicate any trace of the armed leftist guerrilla movement they felt threatened the country's future. As many as 500 babies may have been stolen, though only 26 cases were made part of the trial.
India Considers Providing Free Drugs At State Hospitals
India is considering a proposal to provide hundreds of essential drugs free of charge to patients in state-run hospitals, officials told reporters on Thursday. The plan, if approved, would cost $5 billion over five years and may be the first step towards a universal healthcare system in the nation. Currently, Indian hospitals require patients to buy even the most basic drugs, such as IV fluids, on their own and such charges make up 70% of all medical costs for Indian citizens.
Photo of the Day: The peloton streaks past a field of poppies during the 5th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday. Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara (Team RadioShack-Nissan-Trek) currently leads the race. Credit: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom
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