November 11, 2014

DawsonITE for November 7, 2014

This text was initially published by Profweb under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence, before Eductive was launched.

Here is this week’s edition of on-line features from DawsonITE.

Presentation of the Week: Rethinking Learning in a Connected World

Rethinking learning from Dean Shareski

An Infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad

The infographic linked here details the most useful Google apps for the iPad. These are the apps that DawsonITE finds most useful not only for teachers, but any Google user.

How Are Teachers and Students Using Khan Academy?

What the videos and quizzes have done is help with tracking data, assigning practice exercises, and supplementing instruction into existing classroom structures. Researchers found a positive correlation with increased test scores, but little else to show that Khan Academy tools helped transform classrooms.

Here’s a list of 15 EU edtech startups you should memorize

Entrepreneurial activity in the field of education technology (commonly referred to as ‘edtech’) is picking up, so we decided to shed some light on 15 European startups that are tackling this space.  

5 Ways not to Teach Like a Dinosaur

The days of overly long, bored-to-tears lectures are drawing to an overdue end. There are so many tools and techniques at our disposal to make learning more active and encourage more student participation and ownership of learning.  

Brain-Based Learning Techniques to Try in Your Classroom

In a nutshell, teachers who use brain-based techniques don their “neuroscientist” hats and focus on creating experiences that cater to the inner workings of their students’ brains. The result: better learning experiences and better retention.  

What Happens to Your Online Accounts When You Die?

Here’s a brief look at how a few of the web’s biggest user-driven platforms suggest getting in contact with them so you can gain control of a deceased loved one’s account or have shut it down completely. 

Google and Facebook: voracious giants with the power to create the future

The internet powerhouses are using their billions to challenge in sectors far removed from their original business models.  

Google releases its new ‘Stars’ Bookmark Manager for Chrome

Google’s new Stars interface for the Chrome Bookmark Manager has launched on the Chrome Web store. Downloading the extension completely replaced Chrome’s old bookmarks interface, so you’ll want to keep that in mind if you’re thinking of installing.

Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard

We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled.

10 Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools)

Are you looking for ways to integrate technology into your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students?  With that in mind, here are 10 highly engaging uses of technology in the classroom, along with dozens of tools and resources for implementation.

10 Hottest Technologies in Higher Education

A list of the Ten Hottest Disruptive Technologies in Higher Education from the latest EDUCAUSE conference.

Video of the Week: A science award that makes you laugh, then think

Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think

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