BYOT DaybyDay: 0 - The chaos before the storm The BYOT Day by Day Series will capture the first few weeks of implementation of the full BYOT program at Brebeuf Jesuit. Brebeuf Jesuit is 1:1 BYOT w/ financial aid support for over 25% of its student population in the form of technology grants. It will try to capture some of the tips, tricks, and pitfalls. It will highlight the successes and a few of the frustrations. Its 3am on the first day of school. A thunderstorm outside has been painting the sky with brilliant patterns of lightening for the better part of the night.
9 Excellent New Web Tools to Try This post is like the week in review post I publish here every Sunday evening except that this one contains web tools that, because of my time constraints, I have not reviewed before. Below is a list of some of the best new web tools I came across in different educational blogs and websites in the course of last week. All of these tools have an educational value and can be used for a variety of learning and teaching purposes. Our aim is to help you get the maximum from web 2.0 technologies and leverage their potential to your classroom. Check out this list :
Top 10 Misused English Words Humans Many people who’ve had to proof read documents start to develop a kind of compulsive “tutting” at misused words. Here’s my top ten words that are misused by either professional writers or public speakers who, let’s be honest, should really know better. I’m not being paid for this, so I don’t feel so bad if there are mistakes! “Refute” means to “disprove with evidence” and yet it’s commonly used, even by professional writers, to mean “rebut” which carries a similar meaning but isn’t quite so strong, as it can also mean “argue against.” The example here (“Simon Cowell refutes ‘scandalous’ claims he helped billionaire hide assets from wife he was divorcing”) is from a recent Daily Mail article.
BYOT DayByDay 1: Let the games begin! (and knock on some wood) So, I want to gratuitously steal this analogy from @40ishoracle, because it is too perfect for the description. Its a lot like a wedding. Years of planning, talking ad nauseum, trying to account for every last detail and every contingency...and then the day is here. Looking back... 10 Great Free Web Tools for Teachers and Educators Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has handpicked for you some great educational web tools that we have come across in different websites and blogs during the last week. We are adding the list to the section called Educational Web Tools where we provide busy teachers and educators with resources and links about educational web technologies . Check out the list below and let us know what you think. 1- The Borgeson Bunch The Borgeson Bunch is a website that is intended to be a place where students can learn to develop their skills in a variety of ways.
FBI Wants Backdoors in Facebook, Skype and Instant Messaging The FBI has been lobbying top internet companies like Yahoo and Google to support a proposal that would force them to provide backdoors for government surveillance, according to CNET. The Bureau has been quietly meeting with representatives of these companies, as well as Microsoft (which owns Hotmail and Skype), Facebook and others to argue for a legislative proposal, drafted by the FBI, that would require social-networking sites and VoIP, instant messaging and e-mail providers to alter their code to make their products wiretap-friendly. The FBI has previously complained to Congress about the so-called “Going Dark” problem – the difficulty of doing effective wiretap surveillance as more communications have moved from traditional telephone services to internet service companies. Under the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA, passed in 1994, telecommunications providers are required to make their systems wiretap-friendly.
BYOT DayByDay 2: High-Tech, High Teach The BYOT Day by Day Series will capture the first few weeks of implementation of the full BYOT program at Brebeuf Jesuit. Brebeuf Jesuit is 1:1 BYOT w/ financial aid support for over 25% of its student population in the form of technology grants. It will try to capture some of the tips, tricks, and pitfalls. It will highlight the successes and a few of the frustrations.Note: I notice that i keep writing this later and later into the morning.
15 Free Tools for Web-based Collaboration By Jacob Gube No man (or woman) is an island – and this statement can’t be any truer if you’re a designer or developer. Though paid/subscription services like Basecamp and Zimbra are great, individuals strapped for cash have a ton of alternatives that provide similar (if not better) features. In this article, you’ll find 15 free tools to help you facilitate remote/web-based collaboration. Whether you need basic whiteboarding/brainstorming tools or fully-featured project management applications – you should be able to find a tool or two that’s worth checking out. Google Docs
Virus removal tools: FixMeStick USB key plugs into your computer and deletes malware By Eddie Wrenn Published: 13:02 GMT, 18 June 2012 | Updated: 17:11 GMT, 18 June 2012 Getting a virus cleaned off your computer can be a burden at the best of times. But now a new USB stick aims to make it far easier by giving you the same tools as the professionals - and all you have to do is plug it in. BYOT DayByDay 4&5: Vignettes over Two Days The BYOT Day by Day Series will capture the first few weeks of implementation of the full BYOT program at Brebeuf Jesuit. Brebeuf Jesuit is 1:1 BYOT w/ financial aid support for over 25% of its student population in the form of technology grants. It will try to capture some of the tips, tricks, and pitfalls. It will highlight the successes and a few of the frustrations. Day 4, Student with an iPad "Can you help me?
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Great Websites To Develop Students Vocabulary Technology has made it dead easy to learn a foreign language. I can still remember all the difficulties and hardships I went through when I was learning French and German and now that I see all that technology offers to students to learn a new language I just wish I had them back then it would have been not only way easier but more fun too. An important part in the process of learning a language is learning its vocabulary. The richer this latter is the more freedom and possibilities learners have in expressing themselves and communicating messages via the target language. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has some cool web tools to help you or your students master vocabulary.
Firefox Add-On Collusion Shows Who's Tracking You Online If you're concerned about advertisers tracking you across the Web, Mozilla can now help you see exactly who's following you online with a new experimental Firefox add-on called Collusion. The browser extension creates a real-time graph of all the tracking cookies being deposited on your browser as you move around the Web. The add-on can differentiate between behavioral tracking (cookies that record links you click on, what content you view, searches you make on a site, etc.) and other potential tracking cookies. Collusion's graph also makes it easy to see which sites are using the same behavioral tracking advertisers. Collusion was originally developed as an independent project by Mozilla engineer Atul Varma. Mozilla is now developing the add-on with the support of the Ford Foundation.
Developing Critical Thinking Skills...By Being Flexible Way back, when we started this whole movement toward student choice of Bring Your Own Technology we articulated the program objective:The key to BYOT is choice… allowing students to access tools, evaluate their usage for the learning need and use the tool successfully.Funny thing about choice... The ChallengeI've been in correspondence with ed tech colleagues throughout the US. Many of them chose one device for their 1:1 initiatives... often citing the ease of selecting productivity tools when working with a single platform. The device makes the choice for you: Office for Windows, iWorks for Mac, Pages App for iPad.... I can honestly say, 8 days in to BYOT, that yes - it is easier to narrow the field of productivity tools in a single platform environment. So far we've lived the cross-platform challenges of:The textbook works on Windows and various predatory cat species of Mac OS.