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Vol.#58: 30 EdTech Tools in 13 minutes

Our Technology Facilitator Luke Miles recently offered a “30 Tech Tools in 30 Minutes” session at our school. I was familiar with some of these technology options and others I’ve been trying out since. 83 more words


Technology advancements extend to phone systems

Advancements in information technology solutions change the way businesses communicate with their customers. Customers expect instant reactions. The internet is how many people socialize and run their business because they can make their mark and relay information rapidly around the globe. 780 more words

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Shining the light: Banishing stubborn misconceptions, Part V

In the last post we looked at how online formative assessments can be used to expose student misconceptions. Now we take a look at how short online videos can be used to correct these misconceptions, like the sun driving away darkness. 180 more words

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Speaking at the SCBWI June Conference-Marketing & Self-Publishing

I am beyond thrilled to share that I have been asked to co-teach (with SCBWI President, Steve Mooser!!) a class at the SCBWI June Conference in Orlando, Florida. 41 more words


In light of MOOCs, intellectual property policy remains flexible

By Abhi Shah

When English professor Cathy Davidson announced her move to City University of New York, the question was raised as to who would retain the rights to the massive open online course she created while at Duke. 231 more words


Don Quixote tilting at Androids

I have recently been working on refactoring an Android library in the company I work for, and I have to say that despite not being a big fan of Java and the JDK, the Android SDK really raises the bar on software designs that suck big time. 577 more words



Recently, a major security vulnerability named “Heartbleed” has made headlines around the world. This is a severe vulnerability stemming from a coding mistake in a widely-used┬ásecurity utility called OpenSSL. 277 more words