Tuesday, 3 July 2012

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14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class, Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Flipping...It's Not Just For The Classroom, 50,000 (And Counting) Education Apps Worth Knowing About, Using iPads in the Primary Grades, Boys' reading 'must be tackled'
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14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class
blogs.kqed.org  ❘   Shared by Scott Newcomb, Cheryl Davis and 4 others
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Scott Newcomb Cheryl Davis Jenny She Gerhard Bless LearningForYou Daniel Edwards
Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Flipping...It's Not Just For The Classroom
blog.web20classroom.org  ❘   Shared by debsnet, Lisa Dabbs and 4 others
debsnet Lisa Dabbs William King Jeff Delp Wanda Terral Neil
50,000 (And Counting) Education Apps Worth Knowing About
edudemic.com  ❘   Shared by eraser, Richard Prowse and 3 others
You probably saw the title of this post and thought 'okay there's no friggin' way he's going to assemble a list of the best 50,000 education apps. But thanks to a partnership between Edudemic and FindTheBest , we've done just that. We've been working...
eraser Richard Prowse Erin Klein Krystina Valdes Chris Stogdill
Using iPads in the Primary Grades
plpnetwork.com  ❘   Shared by Richard Prowse, Erin Klein and 2 others
Posted by Kathy Cassidy on Jul 2, 2012 in Creating Global Classrooms , Making The Shift , Voices , Web Tools That Deepen Learning | 0 comments Recently, I was given the opportunity to go one-to-one in my first grade classroom with iPads. To say...
Richard Prowse Erin Klein Derek James Richards Isabella Osswald
Boys' reading 'must be tackled'
bbc.co.uk  ❘   Shared by James Theobald, Louise Robinson-Lay and 2 others
The reading gap between boys and girls in England is widening but there is no official strategy to address it, a report says. The All-Party Parliamentary Literacy Group Commission says some boys find reading "nerdish" and receive less parental...
James Theobald Louise Robinson-Lay Carl McCarthy LibWithAttitude
Morning Report
Today's headlines from our Editor
Assad Accused Of Operating Torture Centers
President Bashar al Assad of Syria has been accused of Human Rights Watch of running an "archipelago" of 27 torture centers. "The systematic patterns of ill-treatment and torture that Human rights Watch documented clearly point to a state police of torture and ill-treatment and therefore constitute a crime against humanity," the report concludes.
Read more on nytimes.com
Barclays CEO Resigns
Bob Diamond, the CEO of Barclays, the battered British bank, announced his resignation on Tuesday. The bank was fined $450 million last week for rate-fixing during the global financial crisis, and Diamond is scheduled to testify before Parliament on Wednesday. "The external pressure placed on Barclays has reached a level that risks damaging the franchise -- I cannot let that happen," Diamond said in a statement.
Read more on cnn.com
This Is What Climate Change Looks Like
So far this summer, the U.S. has been hit with heat waves, wildfires, droughts, floods, and a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho. While they won't say that climate change is the cause of this terrible weather, scientist such as Jonathan Overpeck are comfortable suggesting that "this is what global warming looks like at the regional or personal level." So far this year, the U.S. has set more than 40,000 hot temperature records and less than 6,000 cold temperature records.
Read more on hosted.ap.org
Photo of the Day: A young Syrian boy with the Syrian reolutionary flag painted on his cheeks stares at the camera during an anti-government demonstration in the rebel-controlled northern city of Mareh. Credit: Vedat Xhymshiti/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom
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