Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 12/25/2012

  • Buying, streaming, and storing your music: One place to do it all? | ZDNet

    An interesting overview of the different cloud matching services – interestingly the Apple iTunes Match (the most expensive option) will UPGRADE the quality of the music it matches for you, even if you have a lower quality version. Otherwise, as you make up your mind what to do, you'll want to read this article.

    tags: news music amazon itunes google

  • Get Started with the Amazon MP3 Store and Cloud Player

    The Amazon mp3 store and cloud player is another option for your music. If you've been buying music from Amazon, you already have some music in the cloud – I have to buy it on Amazon for the senior tribute movies I make for graduation because iTunes has so much DRM protection that it is hard to find music that I can use in the movies.

    tags: news amazon music apps

  • Google music News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip – Lifehacker

    I've been looking at cloud based music services – the Lifehacker people seem to recommend Google music (even if you have an ios device) although if you have more than 20,000 songs you may want to go with Amazon music for $25 a year for 250,000. iTunes Match is $25 a month no matter how much you have and will store everything in the cloud but it is expensive. As for me, I'm going to be setting up google music. Interestingly, some of the coolest gifts we give ourselves are apps in the cloud. this article shares all about Google music.

    tags: news google music

  • How to Set Up Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts (Properly) on iOS

    Caldav is what lifehacker recommends as an alternative to Google sync (which is going away January 31). I've been searching for an alternative to help our office manager figure out what to do. Lifehacker referenced this on their podcast from this week as still being currently the best way to replace Google calendar sync.

    tags: news apps gmail google outlook microsoft

  • Steganos infographic – data privacy » TechWeekEurope UK

    The biggest privacy offenders (hat tip Lifehacker podcast) include Facebook, gmail, MSN Live, Skype, Twitter, Dropbox, Google Plus. This demonstrates whoch internet service providers share your personal data without an official court order. If you look at the infographic, you'll see that Facebook is more than twice the second offender, gmail. Many concerned about privacy are moving to services like PATH for just that reason.

    tags: news privacy edtech digiteen tumblr

  • Guardian wants control over its content, pulls Facebook Social Reader | Digital Trends

    Guardian has pulled its social media sharing app from Facebook (it is my understanding Wall Street Journal has too as discussed on the TWIT.tv – this week in tech show). As I'm wrapping and washing clothes, I'm listening to Twit on the iCatcher app to keep up with things. Many like the Downcast app, but iCatcher has always worked for me.

    tags: news apps facebook

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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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