Friday, 3 August 2012

Susan M. Bearden, Jamie Portman and others share top stories

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For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire, A Principal's Reflections: Connectedness as the Standard, Tech-Savvy Teachers Turn to App-Making in the Classroom, Envisioning the future of technology, 10 Real-World BYOD Classrooms (And Whether Its Worked Or Not), Private Firms Eyeing Profits From U.S. Public Schools, Evernote for Mac Gets Account Switching for Premium Accounts and More, Still Looking For Paradise? Maldives, The Innovative Educator: Beware of the back-to-school testing success trap, 10 Best Free iPhone Games For you
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For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire
learning.blogs.nytimes.com  ❘   Shared by Steven Knight, edutopia and 3 others
We asked everyone who has written for or collaborated with us on the blog to answer two simple questions. Read what these 33 educators have to say to get over 100 great recommendations and ideas.
Steven Knight edutopia KevinHodgson Oakland Schools C4LPT
A Principal's Reflections: Connectedness as the Standard
esheninger.blogspot.com  ❘   Shared by Jamie Portman, Melanie Richey and 2 others
I am extremely excited that August is Connected Educator month .  In my opinion, being a connected learner, leader, and/oreducator is no longer an option.  My personal and professionaljourney in this area is well documented and something that I...
Jamie Portman Melanie Richey Eric Sheninger Tom Whitby
Tech-Savvy Teachers Turn to App-Making in the Classroom
spotlight.macfound.org  ❘   Shared by Valerie N. Ashmon, Linda Lindsay and 1 other
8.2.12 | We've all read about the usage of apps and other mobile technologies in the classroom (when classrooms allow them), but some educators are still unsatisfied with the quality of educational apps. Many teachers are making their own apps in...
Valerie N. Ashmon Linda Lindsay Edudemic
Envisioning the future of technology
envisioningtech.com  ❘   Shared by Lee Dunn, Pacific Metrics and 1 other
Why look at education? Education lies at a peculiar crossroad in society. On one hand it has the responsibility of anticipating real-life skills by preparing us for an increasingly complex world – but education methodologies can only be formalized...
Lee Dunn Pacific Metrics Tina Barseghian
10 Real-World BYOD Classrooms (And Whether It’s Worked Or Not)
edudemic.com  ❘   Shared by Danielle Hartman, fboss and 1 other
Oak Hills Local School District Oak Hills Local School District in Ohio has rolled out a BYOD program that permits both students and staff to bring in their own devices. The school jumped on the BYOD bandwagon because they believe using technology...
Danielle Hartman fboss Tom Whitby
Private Firms Eyeing Profits From U.S. Public Schools
huffingtonpost.com  ❘   Shared by jeffpiontek, Tony Baldasaro and 1 other
By Stephanie Simon NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The investors gathered in a tony private club in Manhattan were eager to hear about the next big thing, and education consultant Rob Lytle was happy to oblige. Think about the upcoming rollout of new national academic standards for public schools, he urged the crowd. If they're as rigorous as advertised, a huge number of schools will suddenly look really bad, their students testing way behind in reading and math.
jeffpiontek Tony Baldasaro Chris Lehmann
Evernote for Mac Gets Account Switching for Premium Accounts and More
blog.evernote.com  ❘   Shared by Susan M. Bearden and Matt Gomez
Today, Evernote for Mac (3.3) gets a bunch of new features, including a brand new Premium-only feature: account switching . Let's take a look at all the new stuff. Get Evernote for Mac New Premium Feature: Account Switching Evernote for Mac now...
Susan M. Bearden Matt Gomez
Still Looking For Paradise? Maldives
scoop.it  ❘   Shared by juandoming and Ana Cristina Pratas
A.nnotate offers online document review, annotation, collaboration, discussion, sticky notes, pdf indexing, pdf markup, sticky notes online, comments on web pages to annotate pdf documents online with online stikis... ...
juandoming Ana Cristina Pratas
The Innovative Educator: Beware of the back-to-school testing success trap
theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com  ❘   Shared by Tom Whitby and Terie Engelbrecht
Guest post by   Michael Soskil  - Crossposted at  A Teacher's Life for Me At our first teacher work day today, our Superintendent shared some data from the previous school year.  Most related to difficulties the district is facing due to budget...
Tom Whitby Terie Engelbrecht
10 Best Free iPhone Games For you
dailytechposts.com  ❘   Shared by Miss Noor ㋡ and Timo Ilomäki
iPhone is the most popular phone in mobile industry and every mobile lover wants that he must have iphone beacuse of its specifications but today we are not talking about iphone we are just share for our user best iphone games . and of course in this...
Miss Noor ㋡ Timo Ilomäki
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Sweden's centerback Dalibor Doder (in blue) vies with Icelandic players during a preliminary men's Olympic handball match in London on Thursday. Credit: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom
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