Daily Archives: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Edu-nology

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Thanks to Reneva Walker for this post: Need some suggestions on how to incorporate technology in your class? Read what other educators are doing…this captured my attention. Top Ten Technology Blogs for Education

You Can Post-It

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There has been a lot of talk and action about and with Post-It Notes this week. Thought you may be interested in a free template and directions on how to print your own. You can buy Post-It Glue for about $2.95 a stick. Click on the Post-It and it will take you to the DIY […]

Best Buy’s Website is Trying to Take on Amazon

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Thanks to Jan Mangos for this post: In Business, we’re deep into the study of amazon as the “retail disrupter.” A disrupter is a power so big and so strong that it can forever change the face of an industry.  Best Buy, along with other retailers, has been suffering because it could not adjust its […]

Does Texting Hurt Your Grammar?

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Thanks to Ashley Miller for this post: This article gives an overview of recent recent findings on how texting has affected students’ grammar, and what those findings suggest. The entire image of the infographic can be accessed in the article. I like the infographic because it presents detailed findings related to the article and presents […]

You Are Learning Something Important When It…

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Thanks to Shahnaz Kanani for this post on creating engagement for a subject: This post discusses one of the important aspects of teaching and learning: becoming involved, interested, and passionate about a subject matter. Personally I believe until I don’t help students become interested in the concept covered in a class session, they do not […]

Memorize Speeches? No Way!

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Thanks to Debra Hodges for this blog post on public speaking horror stories: Professional public speaker/communicator shares negative view of memorized speeches/talks

Physicsworld

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Thanks to Irina Struganova for this physics periodical: News and multimedia related to physics, technology, applications, and social issues. http://blog.physicsworld.com/

Can Video Games Make You Smarter

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Thanks to Ann Testa for this edition of the ASAPScience video blog. Lots of interesting information on how the brain works. Are video games a waste of time or can they make you smarter?? Does the cognitive function in your brain increase after playing video games?!  The video provides some interesting brain exercises.

The Lean Startup

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I’ve been reading business books this summer as I try to update the curriculum for Digital Industry Practices. “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries finally got me to understand concepts like ‘minimum viable project’ and ‘fast iteration’ that I hear my web developer friends talking about so often. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous […]

Big Changes at Google (Not Really)

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Google has made some big (not!) changes to their logo. (Hey- when you have billions in the bank, you can do this at will). Hear the radio story at: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/final-note/google-gets-makeover

Smart thinking Strategies by a young mind!

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I like this video, although it is cleverly done by a child in a humorous way, but it is nothing short of reality in life. Our good and bad experiences in life all boils down to our attitudes towards life, and how we perceive ourselves and our responsibilities at home, at work, and in the […]