Joan McCullough

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Why Your Whole Staff Should Be on Twitter

<b>Today's guest post is written by two elementary principals from California who use Twitter as their daily communication tool!</b><p><b>Adam Welcome @awelcome -</b> …

Orange’s Libon app lets you take calls to your number over Wi-Fi

Image copyright Orange.Libon, the WhatsApp and Skype competitor from French carrier group Orange, has an interesting new feature called Reach Me, …

Telecoms

This Throwable Computer Teaches Kids How To Code

Hackaball gives kids the power to program their own games, and takes coding outside.<p>Coding is a great skill for kids to learn but it can be a lonely, sedentary endeavor. Hackaball, a new toy created from a partnership between the design agencies MAP and Made By Many, promises to get kids off their …

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

As the airborne particles turn: Across the globe, dust (red-orange) is lifted from land, sea salt (blue) swirls up from oceans, soot (green and yellow) rises from fires and sulfur (white) streams from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions.<p>It's March. It's freezing. And there's half a foot of snow on …

Pollution

Twitter’s Dilemma

Twitter is two things. It is a concept — everyone in the world connected in real time — that’s so obvious in retrospect that it is impossible to imagine it not existing. It is also a product that has had a rough time living up to that concept.<p>Much of its battles have had to do with convincing the …

Social Media

How to Use the Refine Edge Tool in Photoshop

Tutorials

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

18-Year-Old Artist's Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

Bryan Cranston

New algorithm turns 'Lord of the Flies' into an emotional ballad

Sure, you've read <i>Lord of the Flies</i>, but have you ever <i>danced</i> to it? Well, now you can. Researchers have created a way to digitally compose songs using the text from books. To make the jams, a computer program reads the book, applying sentiment analysis (the same thing marketers use to gauge emotions …

SOCIAL MEDIA in the EDUCATIONAL SPHERE

No notes for slide<p>Source: Jerry Chih-Yuan Sun - Rossier School of Education & Davis School of Gerontology - University of Southern California – The Digital Divide and Its Impact on Academic …

Social Media

Twitter EDU

UPDATE: This post has been vastly improved on, and made into an ebook.<p>Below, you’ll find the material this ebook is based on, but the ebook is much …

Social Media

Evernote's Quiet Destruction Of The Notepad

Calling it one of the <i>it</i>-apps of the moment wouldn’t do justice to Evernote, a company that’s been holding the line in the productivity space for years. The cross-platform note-taking program has found its way into the lives of some 90 million people and taken in a lot of growth capital on its way …

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

Pedagogy

How to Gamify Professional Development in Your School

Sometimes we act like professional development is hard. It doesn’t have to be. Sometimes we treat professional development like a chore. It should be …

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Flip Your PD for Extra Flexibility & Support

One of the most popular topics in education today is the Flipped Classroom, a model in which teachers send their students home with a lesson (usually …

Education Technology

Obama, tech firms to announce software donations to U.S. schools

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is set to announce on Friday that private companies have donated more than $400 million worth of software and software licenses to bring more technology to classrooms.<p>Adobe Systems, the San Jose-based software company, will make over $300 million of …

Twitter Chats: How to Create a Successful Tweet Chat

Shares 5K<p>Are you familiar with Twitter chats?<p>Wondering how Twitter chats can help market your business?<p>To learn more about Twitter chats and what …

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz<p>Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the …

Teaching

iPad Apps for School

Parts of this post originally appeared on my other blog, FreeTech4Teachers.com. Making animated...<p>Book Creator is a fantastic and popular iPad app …

Education Technology

5 Free Easy Ways to Publish eBooks by @ajjuliani @coolcatteacher

Teaching

Share Tier 2 Vocabulary Examples on Padlet

Created with Padlet<p>Thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.<p>Posted by<p>Carol Redmond at<p>12:43 AM<p>Labels: Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary

Home

Oops. Seems your browser doesn't have the modern web technologies required to run this site.<p>Download Chrome or another modern browser to enjoy the …

Software

Chrome Extensions for Educators

bit.ly/50Chrome<p>Please feel free to click File > Make a Copy to make any edits you’d like, add new extensions, or remove any extensions that you do …

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Excellent Chart Featuring Useful Web Tools for The Under 13s

Several of the web tools available online have restriction for the under 13 years old. This is really frustrating because students in primary schools …

Education Technology