Thursday, November 1, 2012

Apps, Twitter, Google Earth and More

Redefining Medicine With Apps and iPads
The history of medicine is defined by advances born of bioscience. But never before has it been driven to this degree by digital technology.  The proliferation of gadgets, apps and Web-based information has given clinicians . . . a black bag of new tools: new ways to diagnose symptoms and treat patients, to obtain and share information, to think about what it means to be both a doctor and a patient

10 Amazing Google Earth and Maps Discoveries
Today, it’s easy to be an explorer — all you need is a computer, access to satellite technology and a sense of adventure . . . . Even though the average person can use these services to explore the planet, researchers and other scientific professionals use Google Earth and Google Maps as preliminary tools to analyze areas around the globe, uncovering some pretty amazing things we’ve never seen before.

The Best Apps, Communities, and Tools for Writers and Journalists
Richard Bach once said, “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”. . . .Those bound by the written word can always benefit from a leg up in the digital age. Here, we give you some of the best apps, tools, and communities for writers and journalists

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators
Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass . . . . Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.

10 Great Websites for Creating Free Online Exams and Quizzes
By creating tests for students online, you as a teacher are not only saving time and resources, but you are also making the creation, distribution and grading of the tests much more convenient and fluid as a process. Here is a list of ten fantastic sites that allow teachers to make professional looking and easy-to-follow tests and quizzes for their students, completely free of charge.

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