Sky - Digital Learning Environment meets Content Management System Custom Curriculum Publishing is a tool used with the Learning.com platform that allows you to organize your district’s digital content into ready-to-assign lessons, units, or courses. These curriculum assets can be easily shared across your entire district or with a select number of schools. Easily Organize and Share By sharing your own digital curriculum assets, you can help support your district’s instructional goals, such as supporting new standards, preparing students for online assessments, integrating technology into core instruction, or implementing project-based learning. Custom Curriculum Publishing helps districts increase the availability of digital content and makes it simpler for teachers to implement in the classroom. To help you get started, Custom Curriculum Publishing includes templates, sample course, units, and lessons containing standards-aligned items, as well as training videos and user guides.
Gifts for User Experience Geeks 2011 Gifts for User Experience Geeks 2011Nov 28th, 2011 It is time for another installment of Gifts for User Experience Geeks! Just in time for the 2011 holiday season. Be sure to check out the last three years (2008, 2009, and 2010). This list is a collection of items I have come across over the last year that would make the ideal gifts for UX geeks like Information Architects, Usability Specialists, Interaction Designers, and even Web Designers. User Experience Software Diagramming Sketching Ideate for iPad ($3.99)Autodesk SketchBook Mobile for iPhone, iPad, or Android ($1.99)Adobe Ideas for iPad ($5.99)Penultimate for iPad ($0.99) Prototyping Adobe Proto for Android ($9.99)Invision Web-Based App ($8+/month)ProtoShare Web-Based App ($49+/month)Axure RP Pro 6 for Mac & Windows ($589)iRise Professional for Windows ($6,995/seat)UX Pin App Web-Based App (coming soon!) User Research Usability Evaluation Screen Sharing and Meeting Screen Capture Information Architecture and Content Document Share & Review
Responsify.it - A responsive template generator The Everywhereist | travel advice, tips, and stories Free Technology for Teachers How Khan Academy is using Machine Learning to Assess Student Mastery | David Hu See discussion on Hacker News and Reddit. The Khan Academy is well known for its extensive library of over 2600 video lessons. It should also be known for its rapidly-growing set of now 225 exercises — outnumbering stitches on a baseball — with close to 2 million problems done each day. To determine when a student has finished a certain exercise, we award proficiency to a user who has answered at least 10 problems in a row correctly — known as a streak. It turns out that the streak model has serious flaws. First, if we define proficiency as your chance of getting the next problem correct being above a certain threshold, then the streak becomes a poor binary classifier. False positives is not our only problem, but also false negatives. In Search of a Better Model These findings, presented by one of our full-time volunteers Jace, led us to investigate whether we could construct a better proficiency model. to this: and when full: % likely to get the next problem correct, for some threshold . .
Formatting ebooks - EPUB Straight to the Point When Apple presented iBooks on the iPad on January 27, 2010, I was very excited to see that they had adopted the standard EPUB format. But I especially wanted to know how they had created the beautiful EPUB format of Winnie the Pooh, and how they made it look so lovely on that gorgeous iPad. I decided to write a book on how to create EPUB format ebooks. My book about creating ebooks in EPUB format has garnered rave reviews. EPUB Straight to the Point explains how to create ebooks in the standard EPUB format, starting with tools you may already be familiar with: Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign, and how to use either one (not to mention the documents you may already have in those formats) to generate the files necessary for creating an EPUB format ebook. In the last chapter, the book explains how to take full advantage of the formatting strengths of EPUB, while taking into account the quirks of the iBooks ereader app on the iPad.
Taking Screenshots with Kindle Fire Renumbered at 4:02pm; Updated 3:47pm, thanks to corrections made by Wangen. (The mistakes were mine, not Erica’s.) Thanks, Wangen! I just got off the phone with Erica Sadun, geek girl extraordinaire, who had posted instructions yesterday on how to take screenshots on a Kindle Fire but who kindly walked me through the process today. Let me preface this with the fact that I've never used Android before today. 1First, connect your Kindle Fire to your Mac. 2Next, download the Android SDK. 3Unzip the folder and place it wherever you would like it to be on your computer. 4Next, open Terminal. 5When you open a Terminal window it defaults to your home directory. cd Documents/android (The cd stands for change directory.) 6Next type this: . The Android SDK Manager should appear. Erica told me to choose the "Android SDK Platform-tools" box and deselect everything else. Next, you'll get the "Choose Packages to Install" window. Once the package is installed, the ADB will have to be restarted. ln -s .. . .
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