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OTR Backup 04/01/2012

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? | MindShiftJust a few years ago, the idea of using a mobile phone as a legitimate learning tool in school seemed far-fetched, if not downright blasphemous. Kids were either prohibited from bringing their phones to school, or at the very least told to shut it off during school hours.tags:educationmlearningipadEdchatmobilelearning51% of households in the US own something made by Apple | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple WeblogAccording to a new survey put together by CNET, over half of all households in America now contain something made by our favorite company in Cupertino.tags:somethingappleunofficialweblogfruux | Contacts. Calendars. Tasks - Always in sync.Contacts. Calendars. Tasks.
tags:contactscalendarstaskssyncAll you need to know about Canada's penny withdrawal - Canada - CBC NewsThe government announced in the budget that it is eliminating the penny from Canada's coinage system. In about six months the Roya…

OTR Backup 03/31/2012

Cheapest home PCs for kids - and schools hold keyBBC research shows the cost of a PC can be a significant barrier to getting people online at home. With this in mind, we worked closely with our partners, such as Race Online, The Post Office and 3, to help make getting access to the internet a reality for all, regardless of financial situation or technical ability.tags:cheapestpcskidsschoolsholdkeyVizify TweetSheetVizify's TweetSheet showcases revealing details from your tweetstream, including: top followers, geographic impact, most-retweeted posts, and more.tags:twitterVisualizationinfographicanalyticstoolssocialmediaSocialNetworkingmediaCan iPads be SMART? « techchef4uI will fully admit that I am not so smart when it comes to SMART. Yes, I can tell you where to find the best SMART lessons and I feel comfortable editing existing lessons using SMART’s suite of tools. However, I do not feel so comfortable creating a SMART activity from scratch.tags:ipads10 steps to better blogging -…

OTR Backup 03/30/2012

What Happens in an Internet Minute?Do you know what happens in one minute on the Internet? In just one minute, more than 204 million emails are sent. Amazon rings up about $83,000 in sales. Around 20 million photos are viewed and 3,000 uploaded on Flickr. At least 6 million Facebook pages are viewed around the world. And more than 61,000 hours of music are played on Pandora while more than 1.3 million video clips are watched on YouTube.  tags:happensinternetminuteFree Picture Image Based Survey Questionnaire Tool | SurveyLegendCreate a picture based surveytags:surveypollsurveysimagetechnologytoolsenquêteTinkatolli™ | homeTinkatolli is the Epic World of Tinkering
where EVERYTHING you do helps you level up - even stuff you do in REAL LIFE!tags:websitesocialkidskidTip 110 - Auto Generate QR Codes in Google Spreadsheet!Enter some text or a URL in a spreadsheet and a QR code will be automatically created - all with the help of a little formula that you’ll learn about in this tip of the week…

OTR Backup 03/29/2012

edulicious - edulicious - Tablets or Laptops? Ask the Right Questions.TABLETS OR LAPTOPS? ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.tags:tabletslaptopsipad1:1iPadsTech Talk for Teachers: PowerPoints with PersonalityWhether you love 'em, hate 'em, or fall somewhere in between, PowerPoint presentations have become something of a staple in every teacher's bag of technology tricks.  Some of us create our own PowerPoints to present curriculum content, some of us have our students create them to show they've learned the curriculum content, and some of us do a little of each.
tags:techteacherspowerpointspersonalityThe Cockroach Beatbox - YouTubeBy dissecting a cockroach ... yes, live on stage ... TED Fellow and neuroscientist Greg Gage shows how brains receive and deliver electric impulses -- and how legs can respond. (Launching a series on Awesome Nature)tags:youtubesciencecockroach15 of the coolest hidden Google tricks | memeburnGoogle is awesome. Yes, there have been questions raised about …

OTR Backup 03/28/2012

StoryboardingInteractive storyboarding machine to help you create movies, stories, etc.tags:storyboardingdigitalstorytellingstoryboardwritinginteractivestorytellingtoolsIWBUsing Reading Prompts to Encourage Critical Thinking | Faculty FocusUsing Reading Prompts to Encourage Critical Thinkingtags:readingcritical thinkingeducationlearningresourcesenglishteachingresourcestoolsTeachTheCloudOnline Photo Editing: Picnik Alternativestags:technologyblogcloudweb2.0GoogleeducationteachthecloudelearningPiktochartYou are few steps away to create your own infographic!tags:infographicsNew Online Timeline Tool Available For EveryoneFollowing in the footsteps of Storify, a new free, open-source online timeline tool is innovating storytelling on the web.tags:onlinetimelinetoolHow Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses? » The Rapid eLearning BlogInfographics are the hot! They catch your attention because they look great and have strong visual hooks.tags:infographicsproducecoursesrapidelearn…

OTR Backup 03/27/2012

My TED talk: 7 ways games reward the brain | Tom ChatfieldI’ve had the huge pleasure of giving a talk at TED Global in Oxford, about the lessons games can teach us about engagement and about learning itself. The full video is now online on the TED website; below is a brief summary of a few central points.tags:TEDeducationgamingbrainrewardtechnologyDigital CitizenshipEssential information for students, teachers and parents about
digital citizenship and being safe, positive and responsible online.tags:digital citizenshipcybersafetydigital_Citizenshipdigitalcitizenshipdigitalcitizenshipcyber safetysafety mathematicstags:subtractionadditionmathdivisionmultiplicationgameinteractivecalculatorwhereonearthWhere on Earth?  Geography quiz game.Technology Integration Matrix | Arizona K12 CenterThe Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interd…

OTR Backup 03/26/2012

Email Large Documents Free - Beta1Email large documens in 2 easy stepstags:filesharingstoragesharingfilewebDo Not Track PlusBlocking tracking is its first priority
Stop worrying about ever-changing privacy policies and take the first step towards getting control back over your information. DNT+ keeps an eye out for advertising companies and social networks looking to gather your personal information.tags:privacyTrackNotwebDoPlus Scale of the Universe 2tags:scienceuniversescaleastronomysizevisualizationmathbiologyApple Begins Rejecting Apps for Using the Unique Device Identifier (UDID) - Mac RumorsTechCrunch reports that Apple has begun rejecting iOS apps for the use of a unique device identifier known as the UDID. The site notes that several developers have reported rejections for the use of the UDID in the past week, and Apple is said to be ramping up the enforcement of this policy over the next few weeks. tags: