Live Documents - Office for the Internet Generation. Presentations, Spreadsheets, Word. The pre-eminent office productivity suite used by businesses worldwide is Microsoft Office - a set of twenty-year old applications that are still stuck to the desktop and have been completely untouched by the Internet zeitgeist. People still create documents on their desktop and use a variety of painful ways to share and manage these documents leading to spaghetti document versions and wasteful email cycles. Alternatives haven't taken off... The likes of Google have attempted to enlist the Internet to power their office applications (Google Docs) - however, the benefits that they bring to the table such as mobility and collaboration are offset by some inadequacies - lack of many features that users of Microsoft Office are familiar with and demand and loss of data and fidelity when you import/export your existing Microsoft Office documents. Presenting Live Documents - Office updated for the Internet Generation.
Using Primary Sources - Teachers Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience. Examining primary sources gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past.
Cloud Computing in Education What is “Cloud” Computing? As a technology metaphor, “cloud” computing usually refers the method by which applications and data are hosted and delivered over the Internet instead of local devices. For decades, people store data or run programs from the hard drive of the conventional computers, but the rapidly evolved “cloud” computing supporting real-time data synchronised on remote servers allows people to access the information anywhere, anytime. “Cloud” computing can be divided into three separate categories or levels. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the first level. For example, Amazon provides “Cloud” infrastructure, which can be used by other business to run their own systems and applications.
7 Great Tools to Annotate Webpages and Documents Internet is one of the main sources of information for us in education. As teachers and educators, we should always make sure we are equipped with the proper kit to dig into these sources and get what we are interested in. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been posting articles about different tools to help teachers get the maximum out of technology in their classroom teaching. Today I am going to share with you some awesome tools that I am adding to the list of the best free web annotation tools for teachers. These tools will allow you to easily highlight, annotate and clip any part of a webpage and share it with others.
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ePals Global Community Project: Literature Circles Students work in small groups reading a novel and assuming various roles in the Literature Circle in order to demonstrate their understanding of the novel and share... Project: Email Exchange