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iPad and its touchscreen as a major benefit for people afflicted with autism 0

iPad and its touchscreen as a major benefit for people afflicted with autism

If you didn’t get a chance to see this last night on 60 Minutes – it’s worth it. Posted via email from Houtman’s Thoughts on Education and Technology

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011 0

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s...

Hard to believe these don’t exist – Modular Laptop Power Supplies 2

Hard to believe these don’t exist – Modular Laptop Power Supplies

I’m on a quest to fix the laptop cart.  Here’s the problem:  We have a few laptop carts – also known as Computers On Wheels (COWS).  Many times the laptops are used all day...

21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 0

21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020

Via Mind/Shift and WQED – 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 Just an amplification on: 6. DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION AS A SIGN OF DISTINGUISHED TEACHER The 21st century is customizable. In ten years,...

TargetMap – Geographic + Data Visualization 0

TargetMap – Geographic + Data Visualization

Target map looks like an interesting way to overlay demographic or other datasets over a map.   Once you launch a map, it goes full screen and would allow for navigation using the controls of...

Creating things versus following the recipe book 0

Creating things versus following the recipe book

Mr. Negroponte says this better than I do – and after what I’ve seen this week it needs to be said again.  I think we can take out the ‘in the developing world’ part...

Great SD memory card holder idea 0

Great SD memory card holder idea

This looks like a great idea to keep all of ones SD cards wrangled into one place.  Only $7.00 from http://sdcardholder.com/.  They seem like good stocking stuffer gifts for your photographer friends, or people...

I’m (im)famous 0

I’m (im)famous

Last week, I facilitated three sessions on Moodle at Godfrey-Lee Public Schools. While there, a reporter from a local TV station, WZZM-13, interviewed myself and a few other teachers on how their 1:1 program...

The capacitor plague strikes again! 0

The capacitor plague strikes again!

One of the things I believe very strongly in for our 21st Century learners is that they must have basic computer troubleshooting skills. What I am going to detail goes a bit beyond the...