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    • Quality for news is mostly about solving the reputation issue
      Monday Note, Medium, Mar 25, 2017 I hear this sort of sentiment a lot, and also with respect to learning resource quality as well. The idea is to be sure you're depending on authoritative sources, or at the very least, reliable sources. But ho...
    • Twitter exploring premium subscription service
      Mike Murphy, Market Watch, Mar 25, 2017 The suggestion is that Twitter might roll out an enhanced 'tweet-deck' application for a monthly fee. "The premium version would be aimed at marketers, journalists and professionals." Twitter is stalled ...
    • Voice Is the Next Big Platform, Unless You Have an Accent
      Sonia Paul, Backchannel, Mar 25, 2017 I have mixed feelings about the importance of voice commands. Yes, we will need voice - we frequently need to communicate with a computer when we are otherwise occupied, as for example when we are driving....
    • This Article Won’t Change Your Mind
      Julie Beck, The Atlantic, Mar 25, 2017 Some time about 20 years ago I decided that i would stop arguing, and start explaining. It was no longer about convincing others, it was about making my own reasoning clear. Why? because after almost two ...
    • Brace Yourself For The Bitcoin Hard Fork
      Rob Blasetti, Decentralize Today, Mar 25, 2017 There's a lot of history behind this one, but essentially  the split is between the original developers, who want to keep the size of a block limited, and Bitcoin miners (ie., the people who ...


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    • Academic Websites Ain't Got It--The A/B test May 12, 2012
      The most dismaying article I have read in recent months is The A/B Test:  Inside the Technology that is Changing Business  in Wired.  So here is the basic idea.  Brian Christian...
    • Scholarship and Klout May 7, 2012
      My colleagues won't appreciate this comment, but I can't help but think that Klout will matter in the future in scholarship.  In some sense it all ready does, but we measure Klout by way of ci...
    • Comments, teaching & HuffPo Divorce Jun 12, 2011
      My most recent post on the Huffington Post has gotten the most comments to date.  (about 290 in 3 days).  Most of my other posts generally only got less than 50 comments.The comments vary...
    • Huffington Post Social Media & Web Strategy-- Mix Education with Tabloid Mar 2, 2011
      A central challenge in all teaching is to get the attention of the student.  So how is this done on the web? Bob Garfield, On the Media, asks this question of Farad Manjoo of Slate. ...
    • Interesting Huff Post pattern Feb 24, 2011
      The editors at Huffington Post are doing a nice job of mixing the various postings-- various practitioners (therapists, lawyers, authors of various types), a little research and lots of celebrity d...
    • Linking News, research and outreach--An example Feb 19, 2011
      One of the central themes in my work  (See my proposal for linking science to practice)  has been to champion the linking of research, news, and outreach activities in order to connect al...
    • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother-- Another opportunity to teach parenting Jan 16, 2011
      The book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua is stirring an important discussion of the role of parents in their children's success.  Some of the controversy over this book was stirred...




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      • The Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts Today 5:52 am
        Good morning from Maine where it is a great day for a walk in the woods. On a walk earlier this week the signs of spring were all around us as we saw frozen streams starting to melt and more birds ...
      • How to Add Interactive End Screens to YouTube Videos Today 4:30 am
        Last week YouTube announced that the popular annotations option in the YouTube editor is going to be removed at the end of April. While annotations will be missed by many, it was a great tool for c...
      • Kupiter - Asteroids Meets Review Game Yesterday
        Readers of a certain age may be reminded of the Atari game called Asteroids when they look at a new review game called Kupiter. Kupiter is a game in which students answer questions by moving and sh...
      • Create and Track ACT & SAT Prep Activities in PrepFactory Yesterday
        PrepFactory offers students a great selection of free SAT and ACT preparation activities. PrepFactory focuses on helping students develop good test-taking strategies while also not boring them with...
      • 3 Online Alternatives to Audacity Yesterday
        Earlier today I received this question on Twitter:@rmbyrne hi!! is there a free sound editor similar to audacity but online? To add music, effects still seems to require software. THANKS:)!!—...
      • Use Socrative to Create Quiz Games That Accept Short Answers Yesterday
        This morning I received an email from a reader who was looking for an alternative to Kahoot. He wrote, "I would love to have the same set up / timer / point distribution as Kahoot, but I'm now look...
      • Free Through the Weekend - Teach Your Monster to Read Mobile Apps Thursday
        Teach Your Monster to Read is one of my favorite online programs for helping children learn to recognize letters and sounds. The browser-based version of Teach Your Monster to Read is free and alwa...


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          • 30+ Web Tools, Apps, and Resources to Engage With Humor Mar 14, 2017
            I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. – Dr. Seuss April Fool’s Day is coming! Now is a great time to engage your learners with ...
          • Resources to Celebrate Women’s History Month Mar 7, 2017
            “How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” – Anaïs Nin March is Women’s History Month and March 8th...
          • 15 Ideas and Tons of Resources to Try with Learners in 2017 Dec 30, 2016
            “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” ~ Bill Gates Throughout the year, I’ve shared ma...
          • Motivate Learners This Holiday Season with a Digital Calendar Nov 25, 2016
            “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher December is right around the corner and one way to celebrate the holidays with your ...
          • The 30 Goals Challenge EduMovement: Make it Meaningful Nov 5, 2016
            Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! Each year, teachers come together from around the world to accomplish 1 to 30 goals to transform the learning in their classro...
          • Goal: Inspire Them to Inspire Oct 28, 2016
            Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert Goal: Encourage ...
          • Thanksgiving Ideas and Resources to Gobble Up! Oct 26, 2016
            “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” – W.J. Cameron Thanksgiving is an important event that teaches us about collaboration and acceptance between two vastly different c...


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          Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator

          Mobile Learning
          • This Site has Moved
            Because the Edublogs site (which hosts this blog) now requires me to pay to remove advertisements from all of my posts, and to enable basic blog features such as the ability to embed videos in my p...
          • “A kitten learns to fish using the iPad.”
            If a kitten can learn with an iPad… how much more can we learn? 🙂 Kitten learns to fish on an iPad. 🙂
          • Using Twitter in the classroom
            This video shows the positive use of mobile devices in the classroom to provide a “back channel”; and also discusses other aspects of mobility, such as the teacher being able to interac...
          • The iPad and its impact on m-learning.
            I’ve been engrossed in an article on the tech blog Gizmodo this morning, which reveals that Dr. Alan Kay made the following quote about the iPhone when it was launched: I’ve written sev...
          • Ubiquette.
            Over the last week or so, I’ve been keeping up with the story of the US school that activated the webcam on a student’s Macbook while the student was at home, and took photographs to al...
          • M-learning device for $60.
            The FLiP, made by V-Tech, is an e-book reader targeted at children aged 3-7. It features a 4.3-inch colour touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, rugged design and over 100 downloadable titles. A programmab...
          • This Edu-Netbook *might* be the best yet.
            The Mirus Schoolbook Convertible looks like it’s a decent step forward in the design of a low-cost mobile computing device for education. It’s a step up from existing netbooks and even ...


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