Thursday, September 12, 2013

AirWatch's Mobile Content Management (MCM)

Is a Chromebook Right for You?

Video hands-on with Google's new $249 Chromebook

Google's newest Chromebook, made by Samsung, only costs $249 and offers the same general performance of ChromeOS is a smaller, lighter package. How'd they do it? This model uses the same chip type that powers smartphones and tablets. Take a look at my hands-on thoughts

Saturday, September 7, 2013

STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS





STOP STEALING DREAMS: On the future of education & what we can do about it.

Seth Godin is the author of 14 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. Permission Marketing was a New York Times bestseller, Unleashing the Ideavirus is the most popular ebook every published, and Purple Cow is the bestselling marketing book of the decade. His free ebook on what education is for is called STOP STEALING DREAMS and it's been downloaded millions of times since it launched in January, 2012.

In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth is founder of squidoo.com, a fast growing, easy to use website. His blog (which you can find by typing "seth" into Google) is one of the most popular in the world.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of standardised assessment.

Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference - Jan 25th 2012- London (LWF 12)

Mr. Flanagan you need to fund education, if the business people want trained employees.

If the corporation in the state would pay there taxes they and not find loop holes how to get out of paying taxes then there would be enough money to support the educational process that is needed for the skills that they are looking for. When will the leadership in the legislative branch and the government employees see that we are not funding education to be able to create the students that business wants.

Bill Gates and his thoughts on the CBS Show TEACH

TEACH | Premiering on CBS on 9/6 at 8pm ET/PT

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Can Technology Help Students Find the “Sweet Spot” for Learning? | MindShift

Can Technology Help Students Find the “Sweet Spot” for Learning? | MindShift: "Can Technology Help Students Find the “Sweet Spot” for Learning?"

'via Blog this'

Khan Academy Idaho | Shelby Harris & Kuna, ID

What is a 3D printer? in less that 2 minutes

Removing Spyware and Malware from a Windows PC Using Spybot Search and D...

Are you ready for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and statewide online assessments

What you need today may not be what you need tomorrow. Future network needs associated with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and statewide online assessments will require even greater investments in bandwidth. Are you ready?

I predict with the new requirements of Mobil computing that there will be a high demand for true enterprise wireless networks. The technology leaders will need to look at the Internet Bandwidth demands and be able to supply a solid network backbones ready to carry 10 gig traffic on all be the smallest networks.

Bandwidth for 21st Century Learning and understand how Ethernet Services play a role Simplified network architecture - Running multiple applications on a single network
Your staff - Use technology already familiar to them Network changes on the fly
Modify routing schemes, insert encryption, and run protocols of your choice Scale ability - For future growth as your district expands
Technology is transforming - Teaching and learning.

Start planning for your future bandwidth needs today.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Introducing the Chromebook

Chromebooks are built and optimized for the web, so you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers. Take a look: http://www.google.com/chromebook

Chromebook - Guided Tour

Chromebook - Speed

Chromebooks for Education: For every student

Chromebooks are fast, intuitive, and easy-to-manage computers that gives students and teachers access to all the educational resources of the web.

Whole Brain Teaching: Grade 1 Classroom

Whole Brain Teaching in first grade classroom.

TechDecisions Chromebooks in the Classroom

iOS 7 on the iPad Hands-On

It's been two weeks since Apple released iOS 7 beta to developers, and even though it's a dramatic refresh to the user interface, that doesn't mean that like every piece of pre-production software, it didn't have its significant bugs. Apple has now released iOS 7 beta 2, and among the changes we have some apparent enhancements to how natural the voice of Siri is, the voice recorder app returns to the iPhone, and other bug fixes here and there.

Probably the coolest news about this update is that iOS 7 now works on the iPad. In this video we go hands-on this new refresh to Apple's tablet line-up and tell you all there is to know. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder and we will admit that the refresh does make the iPad look better than it ever did, but then again, not everything seems finished in this update, so make sure you watch the video to make your own opinion.


Why technology is important to education

Did You Know - Technology and why we need to look at our educational system

Monday, September 2, 2013

Khan Academy on 60 Minuets

Installing Active Directory, DNS and DHCP to Create a Windows Server 201...

Sal Khan talks to Arne Duncan

EducationCity: Engaging student activities and teaching resources

Teachers all across the world have come to trust and use a preferred provider of curriculum content: EducationCity.com! Let's find out why!

Plato Courseware Overview

Plato Courseware provides courses in a wide range of core subjects, electives, global languages, honors, and Advanced Placement® offerings. Courses consist of integrated assessments; including exemptive pretests that allow learners to forgo content they have already mastered and focus on the concepts that need additional work. Course-level assessments also include tests for each course module to ensure concept mastery.

LL - Teachers Role in Star Math

LL - Student Experience 2

LL- Star Math Explanation

How to Set Up New Users on Dibels.net

Educational Innovation at UW-Madison: The "Backward Design" Framework

What do you want your students to know and be able to do by the end of your course? How do you identify learning goals? Do the activities you assign actually help students meet those goals? Professor Erica Halverson in the School of Education talks about curricular redesign and how the "backward design" framework can help you think through these issues.

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation



Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.

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