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Make Your Own Infographic Infographics are to data what storytelling is to an annual report: a more engaging way to help bring attention and understanding to your nonprofit’s cause. Yesterday we looked at an interesting infographic that suggested a new way to view your volunteers. Today, let’s look at infographics in general – and resources to help your nonprofit get started on making your own. As Wikipedia explains, “Information graphics are visual devices intended to communicate complex information quickly and clearly”: Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. For example, compare the Portrait of a Volunteer infographic we talked about yesterday with Pew Internet’s more conventional Portrait of a Twitter User, where a similar type of data is presented in a simple table. Any time you can translate data into an infographic – a compelling visual representation – you’re making it easier for your audience to take in the meaning behind the numbers.

Configurator: Backing up and restoring data Learn how to back up your Apple Configurator data. This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple. About Configurator backups You can use Time Machine or another backup strategy to back up and restore Apple Configurator data including device configurations, users, apps, documents, iOS versions, and VPP redemption codes. Configurator stores most of its data in ~/Library/Containers/, the Supervision certificate is stored in ~/Library/Keychains and device pairing information is stored in /var/db/lockdown Make sure that these directories are not excluded from your backup. Use Time Machine to recover Configurator data If you previously backed up your data using Time Machine, you can recover your Apple Configurator data using these steps: If you're using third-party backup software, follow its instructions to restore ~/Library/Containers/, ~/Library/Keychains, and optionally /var/db/lockdown. Restoring data to a new Mac

ePals | Corporate Site BenchPrep Is Codecademy For Any Subject, High School To Med School Books are not the best way to learn. To retain knowledge you have to interact with it, and that’s where BenchPrep comes in. The startup licenses textbooks from big publishers like McGraw Hill and converts them into interactive web and mobile learning courses. Today, BenchPrep announces its expansion beyond college admission test prep. It will now offer courses to assist with high school, university, law, medicine, professional certifications, army, and more. It’s also releasing a new evaluation tool that determines a student’s weaknesses in a given subject. The diagnostic tool and additional courses should help the 7-month old BenchPrep build on its existing base of 200,000 users, 7,000 of which are paying customers. BenchPrep users can choose from over 30 courses such as AP US History, SAT Math, California Bar Exam, and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist — though it leaves computer programming education to Codecademy.

LearnSprout - Home Symbaloo EDU | PLE | Personal Learning Environment Symbaloo EDU PLE | Personal Learning Environment Free Version Premium Version Follow Symbaloo on Social Media! Combine any PD Certification with a Premium Package and SAVE! Our Partners Awards & Articles SymbalooEDU Premium Help Community Recent Posts Follow Get every new post delivered to your Inbox Join other followers: Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? Getty Just 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. But these days, it’s not unusual to hear a teacher say, “Class, turn on your cell. Harvard professor Chris Dede has been working in the field of education technology for decades, and is astonished at how quickly mobile devices are penetrating in schools. That’s not necessarily surprising, given that a staggering 80 percent of teens have cell phones. “People are talking about this being an inflection point,” said Elliot Soloway. “I’m petrified that we’ll apply new technology to old pedagogy.” The most recent data available is from 2010, and indicates that 62 percent of schools allow cell phones to be used on school grounds, though not in classrooms. More than 1.5 million iPads have been deployed in schools. This

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