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[icon name=”globe” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] If You’re Going to Learn Something New… Learn Something New

If Youre' Going to Learn Something New“I have heard some people say that SAMR is a ladder and you start a teacher new to technology with the S substitution level of the SAMR model. I disagree with this. SAMR is not something to climb, but rather just a rating system. (…) Your classroom should function differently when you introduce technology”.
Alice Keeler

TAGS Tech Integration • SAMR • Classroom Activities 
Teacher Tech, May 2016

[icon name=”globe” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] The secret army of cheerleaders policing China’s internet

The Secret Army of Cheerleaders Policing China's InternetProfessor King calls it “strategic distraction”, but really it’s the political equivalent of the LOLcats that keep western youth anaesthetised and off the streets.

TAGS Firewall • Censorship • China 
The Guardian, May 2016

[icon name=”globe” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Stop Facebook from Using your iPhone or Android to Listen to Everything you Say

How to Stop Facebook from Listening to Everything you Say“Yes, Facebook is listening in on the conversations you have when your phone is nearby and the app is open. Facebook doesn’t deny that it’s accessing the microphone of your phone. It’s a known feature of the social network”.

TAGS Privacy • Facebook • Smart Phones 
BGR, June 2016

[icon name=”globe” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Follow the Sun

Follow The Sun“In sunny places solar power is now “shoulder to shoulder” with gas, coal and wind”.
Cédric Philibert, International Energy Agency

TAGS Science • Energy • Solar Energy 
The Economist, April 2016


[icon name=”apple” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Algodoo – Amazing Physics Simulation App

“It’s so simple to use. You can make anything, and I mean anything, and make it do whatever you want it to.”

TAGS Physics • Science • Game 
Thanks to Lee Zalinger, May 2016


[icon name=”video-camera” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Teachers Who Tweet

“I have gotten so many opportunities just because of the social media aspect that’s tied to education. I live on Twitter it’s like a continuous feed of positive energy from people that you really want to be around “.
Samantha Hulsman

TAGS Social Media • Twitter • PLN 
The Gates Notes, August 2015

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