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Built for Schools: How efficacious are digital textbooks?

Yes, that is an important question. Many school organizations are moving to digital textbooks, but the question remains, how efficacious are digital textbooks? Source: More Summary

Digital Textbooks and eBooks in Schools

Thanks to the Texas School Business journal for highlighting a San Antonio area school district in their September, 2014 cover article. The article (page 12), written by Shelley Seale (@shelleyseale), spotlights a picture of Jeff Johnson...Show More Summary

Selecting a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Provider - #PrivateInternetAccess @buyvpnservice

Private Internet Access - It works and great price! As my daughter went off to college, she remarked that she'd have free WiFi in her apartment. "Really?" I asked. "Is it encrypted?" "No," she replied. "Does it need to be?" Data theft occurs at several different levels online. Show More Summary

Lee County Board Member, Mary Fischer, Wants to Change Her Vote at 8:30 AM Tuesday Morning

Clip from may be a thing of the past.Lee County School Board member Mary Fischer said Friday afternoon that she changed her mind about the benefits of opting out, calling for the board to rescind the motion atShow More Summary

Free Tutorials for MS Office, OpenOffice and GoogleDocs #inpictures

As technology changes at an astounding rate, and given how many people are making how-to tutorials in video and print, making how-to tutorials has fallen by the wayside. Why bother making a tutorial for teachers if you can just findShow More Summary

Sharing Ideas with Freshmen Students via @postachio @evernote #PostachioEd

Image Source: In response to my education-focused series--featuring over 13 articles--on the use of Evernote and, Professor Michael Flowers writes the following: The posting describing this process is very helpful to me. Show More Summary

Xiamen Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Xiamen’s first Boeing 787 conducting test flights at Paine Field – Photo: The Boeing Company On Friday, another airline took delivery of their first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner; Xiamen Airlines. This event was special for the airline, since the 787 is the first wide-body to join their fleet. The airline currently operates Boeing 737-700s, 737-800s [...]Show More Summary

Make Your Own Book Study eBook! @evernote @postachio #PostachioEd

Earlier this week, a colleague in Texas asked, Does anyone have suggestions for a book study that includes tech integration, instructional practices and is research based? The study is geared for teachers and administrators. Image Source:...Show More Summary

A Baker's Dozen of Education Tips Using @evernote and @postachio #PostachioEd @arguhlin

Over the last 2-3 weeks, I've shared a variety of articles focusing on the use of Evernote and in education to impact teaching, learning and leading. Although the series has come to an end, in this blog entry, you'll find a recap of 16 relevant blog entries. Show More Summary

Japan's high-speed maglev: is the US buying?

High-speed rail in the US is languishing in the doldrums, leaving important regions like the Northeast Corridor (NEC) underserved. Could an offer from Japan to bring high-speed maglev tech to the NEC, with the promise of connecting Washington DC and …

Study Group Organization via @Evernote & @Postachio via @arguhlin

By Aida Guhlin (@arguhlin), A Geographer's Musings How do study groups work? No, really. Does one person do all the work of reading the material and then breaking it down for their study buddies? Does the group break up the materialShow More Summary

Picture ePortfolios with @Evernote and @Postachio

“Margarita,” asks Ms. Nuñez, third grade bilingual teacher, “cual de estos te gustaría compartir con el mundo hoy? What work would you like to share with the world today?” Margarita smiles and holds up her Día de Los Muertos poster. Ms. Show More Summary

A Better Way: Preparing Feedback for Student Work (Updated)

Note: This continues my series on Evernote and to impact teaching, learning and leading. If you decide to get an Evernote Premium account, I hope you use this referral link. My daughter hunched over her spiral notebook, words flowing, one letter at a time, from the BIC ballpoint pen she clasped tensely in her hand. Show More Summary

Aerial View of VIA's Ocean Outside Bathurst

Check out this really cool drone video of VIA 15 aka the Ocean crossing the Tetagouche River south of Bathurst, New Brunswick. François Foulem does some really good camera work with his drone - steady, clear video. Nice job!

CBS Exec Steve Capus Discusses the Evolution of the Evening News

Specs Who Steve Capus New gig Executive editor, CBS News;executive producer, CBS Evening News Old gig President, NBC News;executive producer, NBC Nightly News Age 50 Twitter @SteveCapus Photo: Alfred Maskeroni What insider knowledgeShow More Summary

Box Office End of Summer: Some Profitable Hits In An Overall Blah Season

The summer frame, defined this year as May 2 through Labor Day, is down an estimated 14.8% versus the same period in 2013, when the industry was headed to a record year. In 2013,Iron Man 3 was phenomenal on the domestic front, grossing $409M to be the summer's top film. Show More Summary

Who Is Chuck Todd Anyway?

This morning, “Meet the Press” introduced viewers to Chuck Todd, with reflections from his mother, his wife, Tom Brokaw from Montana and Brian Williams at the Jersey Shore. Todd and substitute host Andrea Mitchell discussed the legacy of the show and the coverage of politics today. Show More Summary

Album Sales In America Just Hit An All-Time Low

U.S. album sales hit 3.97-million last week, the smallest weekly total for album sales since Nielsen SoundScan first began tracking data in 1991, Billboard's Ed Christman and Glenn Peoples report. It's also the first time during that period that weekly sales have fallen below 4 million, they write. Show More Summary

What being overwhelmed by rules and regulations looks like

My morning practice session started out with a few patients arriving early, so I was able to get a jump on the day, and it looked like I was going to actually be running on time. As I was walking from one exam room to the other, my administrator came down the hallway, grabbed my […]

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