Leigh Anne Coles

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Students Do Paper Blogging | The Adventures in Mrs. Ripp's Class

A way we introduce commenting on blogs every year is by having students do thier paper blogs. Once they are all done, students move around the room …

Basic Ingredients for Blended Learning Success

As blended learning implementation managers, we feel the same anxiety as a sprinter on the starting block. We know that once upright with our legs …

Pope condemns economic inequality while the Vatican continues to censure nuns’ anti-poverty work

There is a growing rift between Pope Francis’ words and the entrenched positions of the Vatican<p>Pope Francis on Sunday strongly condemned economic inequality and what he called a global financial system that worships a “god of money.”<p>"We don't want this globalized economic system which does us so …

Apple’s iGlasses Are Real. Here’s Why You Might Never See Them

Apple started working on an augmented reality headset at least as early as 2006, but put the idea on ice because it seemed a mere curiosity compared to the iPhone.<p>Despite mostly rave reviews of the latest iPhone 5S, critics are already grousing that Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive are leaving the truly …

Cloud Computing: No Longer 'If' But 'When'

CIOs are no longer mere builders and operators of data centers. They’re fast becoming <i>service brokers</i>—providers of application and information services to the enterprise.<p>They’re embracing new technologies and service models to deliver IT faster, cheaper and smarter—while making their companies more …

Industry-drafted school curriculum aims to stop kids pirating

Sharing music and online content without paying for it is very naughty, children will learn at school<p>Get 'em while they're young. At least this seems to be the approach of content industry heavyweights, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry Association of America …

Mobincube, An App Builder That’s Spawned 18K Apps, Raises $946K For U.S., Int’l Push

Spanish startup Mobincube has closed a €700,000/$946,000 seed round for its drag and drop, web-based app builder which lets non-developers build their own mobile apps using a series of templates. The round was led by early stage VC firm Inveready. Others investors include the VC arm of Spanish …

Google launches 'Constitute,' a new tool for designing governments

The process of drafting a constitution is usually long, intricate and politically fraught — but with 160 different active constitutions to draw from, it's also uniquely amenable to data analysis. With that in mind, Google has partnered with the Comparative Constitutions Project to launch a new site …

Microsoft Offers 200GB of SkyDrive Storage for $100 Per Year

The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 were undoubtedly the centrepiece of Microsoft’s announcements today, but a couple of changes to SkyDrive were also revealed along the way.<p>Anyone with a next-generation Surface tablet-laptop hybrid will receive 200GB of SkyDrive storage for free over a two-year …

Can an iPhone app force you to read faster?

Velocity is the fastest way to get through your epic Pocket queue<p>"People can only read as fast as they can speak," say the makers behind Velocity, a new $2.99 speed-reading app for iOS 7. "Through silencing your inner voice," they say, you can effectively read much faster, and perhaps even raise …

AngelList Raises $24M, Having Raised $200M for Other Startups and Helped 3,000 People Get Jobs

AngelList, the startup matchmaking platform, has helped 1,300 startups raise $200 million and hire 3,000 employees. Now, it has raised money of its …

Instapaper creator takes aim at Apple with own iOS podcast app

Marco Arment says he's building a podcast app that he loves and is dubbing it Overcast.<p>Marco Arment, the developer behind the wildly popular Web-page-saving app, has decided to build something new.<p>Arment announced on Monday that he's currently working on a new application, called Overcast, that …

Finally, FDA tells mobile health app developers what it plans to regulate

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: iadams<p>More than two years after issuing its draft guidance on the regulation of mobile health apps, the U.S. Food and …

BlackBerry enters agreement for $4.7 billion sale of company to consortium led by Fairfax Financial

For the second time in as many trading days, shares of BlackBerry were halted in advance of some big news from the company. Today's news is no less big. BlackBerry has just announced that it's signed a letter of intent agreement for a sale of the company valued at $4.7 billion to a consortium led …

Headshot Photography Techniques

Peter Hurley believes he has the coolest job you could ever have. He arrived at his headshot photography career through trial and error. Just like …

New Coloring Book For Contemporary Art Lovers

A new coloring book has just been released called <i>Outside the Lines</i> that both kids and adults will enjoy. Over 100 of today's creatives including graphic artists, cartoonists, and street artists have come together to create some fun illustrations you can actually color! Contributors include artists …

Three Investing Billionaires Have Recently Come Out With Cautious Statements On The Stock Market

In unusual timing, we've recently heard from three investing billionaires (Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, and Stanley Druckenmiller) suggesting that the stock market is getting rich and fully valued.<p>From O'Rourke:<p>[Buffett] noted that the equity market was fairly valued and stocks were not overvalued. …

7 Creative Ideas to Spice Up Your Photography

Human beings are creatures of habit; we seek out patterns, we search for comfort and contentment, we settle into routines. These aren’t necessarily …

Government has failed on library closures, says children's laureate

The children's laureate, Malorie Blackman, has attacked the government for failing to intervene to stop local authorities closing libraries, arguing that they should be ringfenced from spending cuts.<p>At least 347 libraries shut their doors for the last time in the first two years of the coalition …

FaceTime Audio Is Apple’s Biggest Little Feature Addition In iOS 7

Quietly, gradually, but clearly Apple is building platform lock-in into its iOS products, with some features that are deeper than just a rich third-party software ecosystem. FaceTime Audio is the latest of these, VoIP calling built on the back of its FaceTime video chat service, which is tightly …

Save the economy, tax the rich

In his new documentary “Inequality for All,” Robert Reich explains how to fix America’s income inequality<p>It's one of the central issues of our time. It spawned both the Tea Party and the Occupy movements. It has the potential to deeply sabotage our economy. And, argues former U.S. secretary of …

Obamacare Will Increase Health Spending By $7,450 For A Typical Family of Four

<i>UPDATE: At the bottom of this post, the author responds to criticism of his argument. Over at National Review, Avik Roy says the critics are missing the point of Conover’s post.</i><p>It was one of candidate Obama’s most vivid and concrete campaign promises. Forget about high minded (some might say high …

How Teachers Are Turning to Social Media to Extend Learning

Social media is one of the trendiest ways teachers are enhancing lessons and engaging students both in and out of the classroom.<p>With just a …

The economist who predicted the financial crisis just sounded another alarm—it would be wise to listen this time

In his first official act as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan raised the benchmark interest rate from 7.25 to 7.5%, causing a ripple of surprise in financial circles and eliciting protests from various business representatives. But for people who know the current …

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