Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 02/28/2012

  • Preparing Teachers to Teach Online

    An excellent paper from Educational Technology magazine about preparing K-12 teachers to teach online. This article by Greg Kearsley and Robert Blomeyer is an excellent overview and still current.

    tags: education news k12 blending

  • Astronauts' Cravings: Hot Food for the Cold of Space Travel – ABC News

    This is fascinating. New conditions make for circumstances we cannot predict. Horseradish is a popular condiment in space because of the congestion astronauts experience. I find this interesting.

    “To make space food more interesting (and probably generate some buzz while they're at it), NASA invited Rachael Ray to create some spaceworthy recipes; the selections favored by astronauts included spicy Thai chicken and vegetable curry. Emeril Lagasse joined in too — with green beans in hot sauce.

    tags: education news change prediction

  • How One Ship's Anchor Disrupted Internet Access in 6 Countries – Alexis Madrigal – Technology – The Atlantic

    A ship drops anchor in Mombasa, Kenya and hits a set of fiberoptic cables and six countries experience outages and slower Internet: Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Etiopia, part of south Sudan.

    tags: education news internet connectivity digital divide

  • The New IT: Drivers, Challenges and Opportunities

    Those in IT will want to read Gartner's predictions for IT as a way to understand what is and what will happen. Aseducators, we need to make sure we understand the cybercrime impact and work towards creating an educated citizenry capable of protecting themselves.

    “Emerging technologies and innovation are accelerating changes in the business and IT. In “Gartner's Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2012 and Beyond: Control Slips Away,” several Strategic Planning Assumptions showcase the top trends associated with cloud computing, consumerization, and the proliferation of information or data. These trends will not only change the nature of business and the ways how work is done, but also impact the role of IT in the enterprise and the capabilities it needs to deliver to the business today and beyond:
    By 2015, mobile application development (AD) projects targeting smartphones and tablets will outnumber native PC projects by a ratio of 4:1.
    Through 2015, more than 85% of Fortune 500 organizations will fail to effectively exploit big data for competitive advantage.
    By 2015, 35% of enterprise IT expenditures for most organizations will be managed outside the IT department's budget.
    By 2015, low-cost cloud services will cannibalize up to 15% of top outsourcing players' revenue.
    Through 2016, the financial impact of cybercrime will grow 10% per year, due to the continuing discovery of new vulnerabilities.

    tags: education it news

  • Apple iPad 3 Shipments May Be En Route to US Already – Technorati Gadgets

    Those who love Apple will love this news. iPad 3 may already be shipping. I don't know which is more interesting – Apple rumors or the lengths that Apple fans go to verify rumors. In many ways, their secrecy has become a marketing tool for Apple.

    “To back these claims up of iPad 3 shipments en route to the US, are some shipping documents found on Weibo's forums seen below. The documents point out that the cargo is from Foxconn, and are requiring higher than normal and unusual security over the goods. The information is translated as follows

    tags: education news apple

  • Google to Sell Heads-Up Display Glasses by Year's End – NYTimes.com

    It is likely we will be asking for Google Glasses for Christmas. These will be android based glasses that we will wear that include 3G and 4G data connection including sensors and GPS detectors. Prepare for a new form factor — motion and the human eye, we may not be using tablets at all.

    tags: education news augmentedreality AR augmented

  • Technology Tools for Reflection – Reflection for Learning

    A wiki about reflective practice that includes a selection of tools for reflection. (by Helen Barrett and others) This is a very nice wiki built using Google sites with a lot of good information.

    tags: education news collaborativewriting

    • Attorney Says Pinterest Needs To Change Its Digital Copyright Policy

      Pinterest is a very cool site but it is obvious to a even a casual user that there are copyright issues. The site hinges around the use of graphics and the clean interface that lets you use the picture and add text may be what gets them in trouble. You have to click on the pic to see the copyright holder. Here is an overview at Read Write Web of the problems Pinterest is going to have legally and it could shape the future of the rapidly growing site.

      This happened just after Flickr added code to prevent pinterest from pinning Flickr pics. I think Flickr may find that it hurts them.

      tags: education pinterest social media news

    • When's the Best Time to Blog & Share?

      People read more on Mondays and share more on Thursdays. This will help you decide when to share your work, although it is great to share when others don't. Sometimes my most shared posts happen when others are asleep.

      tags: education social media news

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    Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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