November 24, 2014

DawsonITE November 24, 2014

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

Once again, Profweb brings you the current edition of DawsonITE. Featured are the following:

Video of the Week: An ultra-low-cost college degree (TED Talk).

70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

‎The web tools are all listed (and clickable!) in the presentation linked above. Look for the chart to get a better sense of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy as well. Always useful for a refresher!

Facebook is making ‘Facebook at Work’, so you can Facebook at work

‎Facebook is working on extending its network beyond the social realm and into the professional world, according to the Financial Times, citing anonymous sources.

Why Google Glass Isn’t the Future

‎While Glass may find some specialized, even lucrative, uses in the workplace,“its prospects of becoming a consumer hit in the near future are slim, many developers say.”

Now you can use Skype via a Web browser, without downloading an app

‎Now there’s another way you can get to Skype – via a Web browser. The Skype team said Friday that it is rolling out Skype for Web, in beta.

7 Tricks to Keep Tech Productive in Your Class

‎Keeping students on task can be a challenge. And putting Internet-ready devices in all of their hands may seem daunting. But there are a number of techniques used by the author in class that can make technology work for you.

OneOne is a new secure messaging app designed to make your chats untraceable

In the light of Edward Snowden’s revelations last year, interest in truly secure ways of communicating online has been on the rise. OneOne is a new app for Android and iOS that offers “private and untraceable” text messaging.

Computers can now describe images using language you’d understand

‎The program needs to be trained with captioned images, but it produces much more intelligible output than you’d get by picking out individual items.

10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

Had enough of Facebook and Twitter? It may be time to switch up your go-to social network. These newer platforms could be working on the next big thing, so you’ll want to keep an eye out!

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Public Wi-Fi networks – like those in coffee shops or hotels – are not nearly as safe as you think. Even if they have a password, you’re sharing a network with tons of other people, which means your data is at risk. Here’s how to stay safe when you’re out and about.

Playing action video games can boost learning

‎A new study shows for the first time that playing action video games improves learning capabilities more generally, not just the skills taught in the game.

All That You Need to Know About Google For Education (Video)

Google for Education is an ecology of digital tools from Google designed to host and distribute digital documents, communication, and collaboration through cloud-based technology.

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