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Video of the Week: “What do we do with all this Big Data?” (TED Talk)

Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills because it’s hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.

Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? on Youtube

Presentation of the Week: A Research Study: College Students, Social Media, and the Self

Do social and digital technologies change the way we understand our “self”? The Presentation of the Week is on the research study: College Students, Social Media, and the Self from Paul Brown

21 Creative Digital Essays You Can Use In Your Classroom

A list of 21 of the more interesting (and academic-focused) presentations so that you can have a look-see. You can use them in your classroom for their content, or use them as models for students to see what’s possible.

How Computers Change the Way We Learn

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we’re headed into a new era of education. (Source: BBC)

Great Apps to Connect to Your Google Drive

Google Drive is fantastic for many reasons. The “out of the box” uses for Google Drive are what makes it great – Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings. This is what we all started with, and what our students start with. (Source: Kyle Pace)

What a MOOC Is and What It Isn’t

While there is growing awareness of the existence of MOOCs, there persists a good deal of confusion about what they actually are and what they can do. (Source: Your Training Edge)

Microsoft Adds Unlimited OneDrive Storage To All Office 365 Accounts

Microsoft has announced that all Office 365 accounts will come with unlimited OneDrive storage. Gone are the 1 terabyte caps that were recently introduced. If you pay for Office, your storage is free. (Source: TechCrunch)

The Top Eight Things You Need To Know About Online Education

There is a variety of opinions in the media these days regarding online learning. Depending on what you read, online education can appear to be either a cure-all or cancer. In an effort to cut through the smoke, here are the top eight established facts you need to know. (Source: Forbes)

Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

Learning first is, always, a matter of self. Who am I? What do I know? What is required of me by those I love? What do I need, want, and dream of? How do I relate to the world around me? Through what means, ways, and possibilities? (Source: Teach Thought)

20 Of The Best Study Apps For The Plugged-In Student

The following list graphic that collects some of the best study apps out there.  Studying isn’t just about content–it’s also about a comfortable student being able to save time, streamline processes, and focus on the task at hand. (Source: Teach Thought)

Using AirDrop in the Classroom

In the new version of OS X, Yosemite, AirDrop helps you quickly transfer files between your Mac and nearby Mac computers or iOS devices using Wi-Fi. The best part, especially in the school setting, is that your devices do not need to be on the same Wi-Fi network for AirDrop to work as they will create their own directly connected network to allow for file sharing. (Source: Instructional Tech Talk)

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