Thursday, August 18, 2011

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The Seven Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools 

Sometimes teachers and administrators need a kick in the pants to see what they perceive as problems re-framed in a different way. Adam S. Bellow, author of The Tech Commandments, and founder of eduTecher, spoke to a roomful of receptive teachers at the recent ISTE 2011 conference, and demonstrated some of the ironies and contradictions the education system is mired in. And he had some advice. 

Detroit Design Festival, September 21-18

DDF is a weeklong festival in Detroit, including signature events that showcase Detroit design and designers, through exhibitions, installations, design shows, roundtable discussions, studio tours, and virtual discussions. Detroit creative practitioners connect to each other.

Automatic Mobile Rendering for Google Sites
As the dramatic growth of the mobile web changes the way people consume content, it’s becoming increasingly important for publishers to provide a good mobile experience. With this in mind, [Google] just added automatic mobile rendering in Google Sites for iOS 3.0+ and Android 2.2+ devices, and a mobile version of the Google Sites lists.

Apple v. Google
An operating system used to be device-specific. However, as we move further toward a completely cloud-based, mobile experience, the definition of an operating system becomes somewhat elusive.

AARP Begins an Internet Radio Service
The AARP, one of the biggest symbols of life in the gray years, is betting that a custom digital player on its Web site will rekindle its members’ love for discovering new music.Last month AARP quietly introduced a free Internet radio service for listeners 50 and older, with 18 channels programmed by the Concord Music Group.

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