There are things we teach and things we SHOULD teach. Teaching ourselves to be happier is something we have to look for.
Barnes and Noble’s response to the Kindle: The Nook.
It uses the Android operating system (Google’s mobile OS) and can install 3rd party Android Apps. It also has an MP3 player but does not have built in text to speech (so no UDL here) –
If you use the free wifi at Barnes and Noble you can read any ebook for free – otherwise it is something that you need to buy.
Site that organizes youtube videos for students. This is very cool.
Must read article that is tearing through the blogs of librarians and media specialists like wildfire this October. If you work with libaries and media centers this is a must read and must pass along if only to spark conversation (and oh, it has.)
Darrent Kuropatwa has put together a list of class scribe blogs that you can review if you are intrigued as this trend.
Conversations about Computer Science education week are beginning to float around. I think we can do many easy things including webinars and sessions with leaders that students can interact with live and even just a hashtag for people to follow on twitter who care about the topic would be useful.
Computer Science Education week in the USA is going to be December 7th – Microsoft Blogger Alfred Thompson (and in my humble opinion one of the definitive leaders in advocating computer science education) has shared a blog post about this. If you teach computer science or touch on it, consider planning some things.
My good friend @Luke1946 on Twitter (we’ve also met before – he is SOOOOO smart) pointed me to the resources that he uses to help speed up the boot of computers. WE’re having sloowwww boot times in our computer lab and here is where I’m heading.
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Tips for minimizing teacher stress
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