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OTR Backup 03/01/2012

5 Reasons You Need to Meet in Person | Inc.comNo matter what industry we’re in, we’re all in the people business. We’ll only be successful if we really get to know our customers and colleagues. Many of my tech marketing clients are so busy that they now prefer texting to even emails or calls. Skype, WebEx and audio calls are convenient and create the illusion we’re actually having a meeting -- but nothing beats the power of a truly personal, face-to-face connection. tags:reasonsmeetpersoninccomExploring Computer ScienceA K-12/University partnership committed to democratizing computer science.tags:programmingComputercurriculumscratchscienceeducationresourcesexploringLeap Year 2012 Google Doodle Frogs Share Stage With Gioachino Rossini - Search Engine Watch (#SEW)The frogs are back, and this time it’s musical. Today’s leap year Google Doodle on Google’s homepage marks two occasions: the extra day that shows up almost every four years on February 29, and the birthday of composer Gioachin…

OTR Backup 02/29/2012

5 Blogging Tools to Make You More ProductiveFace it: There’s always too much work to do and not enough time. That’s why the time you invest in creating shareable content must be cherished, guarded and used wisely. Whether you’re a freelancer, a marketing manager or blog just for fun, managing your time will help you write quickly and more often. Productivity doesn’t come naturally to most people, though. But luckily there are tools that can help.tags:bloggingtoolsAskGeo | Latitude and Longitude to Time Zone Conversion Web APIAskGeo provides a simple, fast, and accurate Interactive Map, Web API and Java Library for finding out the time zone information for a given location (latitude and longitude). It's simple: you give latitude and longitude and the API returns the unix (Olson) time zone ID (e.g., "America/Chicago", "Europe/London"), the Windows Standard Name for the time zone (e.g., "Pacific Standard Time", "Central European Standard Time")…

OTR Backup 02/28/2012

Apps in Education: I want my students to.....iPad Learning ObjectivesSometimes we intimidate people because the lists we create are just too big. Sometime bigger is not better. Yesterday I found a perfect example of this. I came across this website on twitter via @meesterkurt. I love the idea of having the apps organised by what you want your students to do. This makes so much sense, even from the student's point of view.tags:appseducationstudentsipadlearningobjectives1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price | EdudemicTCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) to the rescue! TCEA regularly tests available apps and recommends apps that teachers should be using.

TCEA maintains a list of recommended apps in a shared document via Google Docs. The list is organized by subject area and free apps are color coded in white.tags:ipadappsStrong Policies A Must For BYOD | Fortinet Security Blog“The problems with BYOD is that devices aren’t issued by the company. It may be difficu…

OTR Backup 02/27/2012

teachingwithted / FrontPageTED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.  TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world.tags:TEDteachingtechnologyTeaching Students to Effectively Use the InternetTeaching Students to Effectively Use the Internettags:internetsearchcontenttruthteachingevaluationstudentsresearchinternetsafetyeducationedtechlibrary30 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers30 Web 2.0 Tools for Teacherstags:toolsWebteachersweb toolsDuckDuckGo: An introduction to the anonymous search engineIn the wake of piracy advocates lashing out against Google's intrusion into user's browsing habits, Digital Trends talked to the founder of DuckDuckGo, an up-coming search engine that makes its user's privacy a top priority.tags:introductionsearchsearch engineengineEvery 60 seconds in social media (infographic) | Venture…

OTR Backup 02/26/2012

10 Wacky Science Project Ideas | Classroom Talk10 Wacky Science Project Ideas - Mentos/Coke, Lava Lamp, etc.tags:scienceThe Information Diet | Barbara Bray - Rethinking LearningAll of us have used the term “Information Overload”, but is it really that? This book, The Information Diet by Clay Johnson, has a different take on how we use information.tags:informationdietlearningStealthSearch engine with no tracking or cookiestags:searchPrivacyJohn Seely Brown: Chief of ConfusionI'm a visiting scholar at USC and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge.

In a previous life, I was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). I was deeply involved in the management of radical innovation and in the formation of corporate strategy and strategic positioning of Xerox as The Document Company.

Today, I'm Chief of Confusion, helping people ask the right questions, trying to make a difference through my work- speaking,…

OTR Backup 02/25/2012

Navegas: MusicConnect the World of Musictags:Musiclabs - Data Locker - AppSenseThe DataLocker suite, offered for free by AppSense Labs, includes native clients for Windows, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. The Windows and Mac clients are capable of encrypting and storing secure files in any local file system or cloud storage location, including Dropbox. The DataLocker iOS application stores files in Dropbox. (Additional storage options are planned in future versions of the iOS application.)tags:labsdatalockercloudHQ - Basecamp, Dropbox and Google DocsSynchronize Google Docs, Dropbox, and Basecamp
Replicate all your files between
Google Docs and Dropbox
In real time!tags:dropboxcloudgooglebasecampbackuptoolscloud computing500px / Home500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs.tags:photographyportfoliophotoscommunity500pxinspirationserviceblogLitCharts.com | LitCharts Study Guides | The faster, download…

OTR Backup 02/24/2012

Astronomy for KidsAstronomy for children, students, and kids of all ages. KidsAstronomy.com, part of the KidsKnowIt Network, is the absolutely free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.tags:astronomysciencekidsGoogle Image Search By DrawingThe "Search by Image" functionality is provided by Google. Accessible via a simple URL. The canvas drawing thingie is a fork of drawingCanvas by a guy called balaclark. The Flash webcam thingie was created by taboca.tags:googlesearchimagedrawSearchengineimage searchtoolengineFun English Games for Kids - Free Teaching Resources OnlineWelcome to Fun English Games for Kids! Find a wide range of free teaching resources that are perfect for students learning English, ESL classes and teachers looking for ideas online.tags:englishactivitiesgamesESLpearltrees • Free EnergyFree Energy Resourcetags:freeenergysciencepearltrees • Virtual Communities and Social MediaVirtual Communities and Social Media P…