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Added by Jeff Dunn on 2011-10-24 Earth has been around for awhile. So have humans. Or have we? According to this fascinating new picture I stumbled across on Google+ (via Ahmed Zeeshan ), humans would only represent, wait for it, 1 minute and 17 seconds if the entire Earth’s history was viewed as a 24 hour period. Takeaways: meteorites spent a lot of time bombarding our planet; the Earth took awhile to actually form; coal swamps (seriously, coal swamps?)
A curator pulls together and oversees collections of materials. The Internet, Web 2.0 tools and social media has expanded the traditional role of publisher to almost anyone. The role of curator is changing too. Anyone can “curate” online material, pulling together their own collections.
Learn to Read English Online at GCFLearnFree.org (provided by Goodwill Community Foundation International) is one of the topics of this awesome website full of content and interactivity totally free. You will find Computers, Math and Job Skills resources as well. On the Reading section there are videos and games to help you master the top 1,000 most frequently used words in the English language. The Activities (Letter Explorer, Word Explorer, Text Explorer, Word Videos, and much more!)
Routine Voice Interaction By 2015, Georges Nahon predicts, Siri-like services will be omnipresent on Web sites, where consumers will be able to ask personalized questions about products and services directly via their smartphones. These new systems will also complement and surpass the interactive voice response systems currently in use in most organizations. Submitted by Georges Nahon, chief executive of Orange Labs and founder of the Orange Institute.
Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to organize, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online. Unlike file sharing , the resources themselves aren't shared, merely bookmarks that reference them. ( Social Bookmarking - Wikipedia ). There are some benefits we can take from using this kind of web service. First, we can have our bookmarks safely kept on the clouds (service dataservers).
The response to our inforgraphic on sharing trends from 2010 was so high, we knew we had to follow up this year.
Education has truly come a long way. However, it still has a very long way to go. Thanks to social networks like Twitter, teachers are able to collaborate and share resources like never before. But what about students?
Editor's Note: Posts about the flipped class on The Daily Riff beginning in January 2011 have generated over 240,000 views to-date - thanks contributors and readers . . . See our other links related to the flipped class below this guest post. Since this post was written, Bergmann and Sams have released their book, Flip your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day . Do check it out. - C.J. Westerberg
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