20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas. NetAppVoice: Would You Track Customer Phones Like Nordstrom Did? Big data meets big brother? Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) is tracking customers as they wander through its stores. The retailer watches shoppers’ smartphone Wi-Fi, collecting big data to “optimize shopping experiences.”
Our exclusive interview with Linus Torvalds From > omgubuntu.co.uk Linus Torvalds has probably done more for the world than many know, and his influence stretches far and wide throughout all corners of the globe with a variety of amazing implementations of his original vision that started almost two decades ago. Whether you know it or not, at some stage in your day-to-day life you probably come into contact with Torvalds’ work. Without him, many wouldn’t be where they are today, Ubuntu wouldn’t exist, and Free Software wouldn’t be such a prevalent mainstream ideology used by millions of people.
Make your own study game W2L Info Published on December 1st, 2013 | by What2Learn Are you looking to make your own study game? At What2Learn you can quickly and easily create an incredibly wide range of interactive learning activities including hangman games, quizzes, interactive word searches, extended writing activities and much more. No technical skills or programming knowledge is required to make these fun and effective study games – simply fill in the blanks with your own questions and answers and your flash-based game is instantly created and available for your students to play online.
Where Do We Draw the Line on Religious Abuse? The recent push in Quebec to ban religious clothing and symbols such as the burka and niqab reignited the heated debate about the role of the state in preventing religious abuse of vulnerable people, mainly women and children. To some, this proposed ban is the result of the burka's association with anti-democratic ideology and misogynistic gender relations, while to others it is the result of xenophobia and a lack of religious tolerance. Either way, Quebec certainly isn't the first place to consider such a ban, as France currently has a lawon the books that bans burkas and punishes those who force others -- again, typically women and children -- to wear them. While outright bans on religious apparel are a serious limit on free speech and expression, those who support and wear religious clothing must also respect the rights of others to dress and live as they please, and should not be permitted to force their ideology or customs on others, even if they are family members.
What Will Meerkat Do Without Twitter? That’s the danger of building on someone else’s platform. You never know when they’ll pivot into your business and steamroll you. Last night, that happened to Meerkat. The livestreaming app was built entirely on Twitter, piggybacking on it for identity, communication, and distribution. Yesterday morning, Twitter confirmed reports that it had acquired an unlaunched competing app called Periscope, which also allows public livestreams, but also private streaming and replays of old broadcasts. 10 hours later, Buzzfeed’s Matt Honan reported that Twitter was cutting off Meerkat’s access to the Twitter social graph.
Bali 360 grados Diving on Bali Bali the noted tourist destination has many wonders above and below the water's surface. This is the wreck of the Liberty that was sunk by the submarine I-166 on January 11th 1942. The Liberty was originally built as a steam turbine powered ship in 1918, she was 395 feet long (120m) and grossed 6211 tons. A Conversation With Bill Gates - Technology By Jeffrey R. Young Bill Gates never finished college, but he is one of the single most powerful figures shaping higher education today. That influence comes through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, perhaps the world's richest philanthropy, which he co-chairs and which has made education one of its key missions. The Chronicle sat down with Mr. 8 Free Collaboration Tools for Educators Collaboration | Feature 8 Free Collaboration Tools for Educators By Bridget McCrea06/05/13 Ready to bring collaboration into your classroom? Here are eight free apps and tools you can use to get students working -- and learning -- together, in and out of the classroom. (Note that while some of the app developments may charge for "premium" versions of these products, all of the following apps are free to use at a basic level).
Guest Post: Social Skills Classes Help Autistic Kids By Mary Stefanski, mother of Daniel Stefanski, author of How to Talk to an Autistic Kid Since the publication of How to Talk to an Autistic Kid two years ago, people often ask me, “Does Daniel have more friends now?” I answer honestly: “He has more autistic friends but still no neurotypical friends. Why Meerkat and other live video apps are going to succeed If you thought you’d seen the last of the social media app frenzies, this week proved you wrong. Meerkat, the app that lets you live stream on Twitter with a tap, is two weeks old and already a giant — in the tech conversation, if not quite yet in reality. “That is so bizarre,” a friend told me after I’d streamed from a bar in northeast Seattle Tuesday night. I could tell you I’m withholding judgment. For any kind of social media app to succeed, it has to convince lots of people to pick up a new habit.