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10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About – 2011 Update

10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About – 2011 Update
These Technologies Are Changing Education. Are You Familiar With Them? It’s been nearly two and half years since the publication of the first “10 internet technologies that educators should be informed about” article on this site and given the fast paced evolution of technology it’s time for an update. The start of new school year is the perfect time to refresh this list! Below you will find updated information for 5 of the technologies from the original posting, and 5 new technologies that have earned their rightful place in the list (displacing 5 other types of tech, that while still worthy, are not quite as relevant today, IMHO). This is not intended to be a definitive listing, but rather an informed resource that provides insights and raises awareness. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Another important education technology trend is the exploding use of mobile devices. About Kelly Walsh Print This Post

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Web 2.0 Tools World Wide Web sites that use technology beyond the static pages of earlier Web sites A tag cloud (a typical Web 2.0 phenomenon in itself) presenting Web 2.0 themes Web 2.0 (also known as Participative (or Participatory)[1] and Social Web)[2] refers to websites that emphasize user-generated content, ease of use, participatory culture and interoperability (i.e., compatible with other products, systems, and devices) for end users. The term was invented by Darcy DiNucci in 1999 and later popularized by Tim O'Reilly and Dale Dougherty at the O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 Conference in late 2004.[3][4][5][6] The Web 2.0 framework specifies only the design and use of websites and does not place any technical demands or specifications on designers. The transition was gradual and, therefore, no precise date for when this change happened has been given.

The Kindle Fire 6.3 update may help light up the classroom I really enjoyed using the Amazon Kindle Fire and if I didn't have so many other tablets I would definitely have kept it in hand. I spent the day with a high school classmate last weekend and he was telling me all about the Kindle Fires he bought for his kids and how great it was to get powerful tablets for just $200. Some good news came from Amazon yesterday as they rolled out a significant software update that takes the Kindle Fire to version 6.3. This latest update provides the following: Sharing: Customers will be able to easily share favorite passages and notes from their books directly from Kindle Fire, without even leaving the book. Customers simply highlight a passage and select "Share" or choose the "Share" option from the toolbar within a book, write a note if they choose, and select which social network to share with.

Schools, technology, test scores, and the New York Times [cross-posted at The Huffington Post] Earlier this week the New York Times wondered whether investments in educational technology were worth it since most schools don’t see any concurrent improvement in students’ standardized test scores. That’s not exactly a new issue but it’s worth examining again. My Best of series You can find all of my “Best” lists in broad categories here. The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on another page where they are listed in the chronological order in which I originally posted them. You can find that link at the top of my blog by first clicking on About and then scrolling down to Websites of the Year.

iPad classroom examples BrainPop UK Bring learning to your fingertips with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free! Educators Cite Research to Shift Ed-Tech Focus From 'Why?' to 'How?' Published Online: July 12, 2011 Published in Print: July 13, 2011, as Educators Cite Research to Shift Ed-Tech Focus From 'Why' to 'How' Thousands gather in Philadelphia to share digital ideas, experiences, goals Philadelphia As Chris Lehmann closed the recent International Society for Technology in Education's annual conference, he implored the audience at his keynote address here to redraw the educational technology battle lines.

10 Best Online Presentation Tools Presentations are a great way of conveying ideas to your clients or co-workers. Creating presentations can sometimes be an irksome task and you might want to take advantage of one of the many resources present out there for creating online presentations. So today we list 10 Great Online Presentation Tools that you should definitely check out. Some of these tools are free while others come with a cost. Check the list out! Google Docs Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare. Hello, We launched Writeboard back in October of 2005 as a stand-alone service. A few years later we integrated Writeboards into Basecamp Classic and Backpack. Today, the vast majority of Writeboards are created inside those two products. As part of refocusing on Basecamp, we’ve decided to retire Writeboard.com. You’ll still be able to create Writeboards inside Basecamp Classic and Backpack, but you’ll no longer be able to start new stand-alone Writeboards here at Writeboard.com.

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