Thursday, November 25, 2010

Smart Data for education (IBM Smart world YouTube video)

We are at a point where we are seeing huge changes in school getting the data needed to complete the puzzle. We can easily and quickly bring data assessment together. In the past we had once a year data and then schools where looking were they went wrong with the process. I like to call this autopsy results and the student had died now we are just looking to see why. We are getting to the point where now we are like the doctors. We get the results before they are dead and assess what we can do to keep them from dying. We do this with RTI weekly assessments with the lowest 20% of our student population and progresses monitor them on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. This is an exciting time if you are a data driven educator. Does this mean we don't rely on our gut instincts and what we know as this is very important also. This data will just help us confirm and check to make sure what we think is working is working.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Google Docs on a smart phone Mobil





With Google Docs, Their always trying to make you more productive—and part of that means making it possible for you to get things done from anywhere, at anytime. That’s why we’re excited that the new documents editor now supports editing on your mobile browser. This is rolling out over the next few days.

That means that...

You can work on that important memo...while on the bus or train to work.
If you’re behind on a group proposal, but really want to make it to the ball game tonight, your whole team can work on it from the bleacher seats.
You can take minute-by-minute notes at a concert so you’ll always remember the set list. And your friends can jealously follow in real-time at home.
...and the list goes on!

It’s easy to get started: visit docs.google.com in a browser on a supported device, and select the document you want to edit. Then, when you’re viewing it, press the Edit button to switch to the mobile editor.

In the next few days, they’re rolling this out to English-language users around the world on Android with Froyo (version 2.2) and on iOS devices (version 3.0+) including the iPad. They’ll be adding support for other languages soon. And as before, we also support editing of spreadsheets from your mobile device’s browser.

Monday, November 15, 2010

BestTube Video App for your Andriod Smart Phone

BestTube
Need to save YouTube video to your phone check out this App it will help you to bring in YouTube video for your classroom.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Android in one to one computing

Here is a neat device that may stand to change one to one computing in K-12 Education. It competes with the IPad.

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