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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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



  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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