Thursday, August 7, 2014

Confessions of an Academic Platypus and other Matters of Interest

Apple Updates iTunes U Big-time
Teachers can now create and update their courses using the iTunes U app on their iPad—getting started is fast, simple, and completely free.

Confessions of an Academic Platypus
But this isn’t 1980, and BASIC SKILLS go far beyond paper and pencil.  Basic Skills now include software, clouds, blogging, and mobile communication.  I have said before, and I will say again and again and again: teaching students without technology is a form of educational malpractice.

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Steve Jobs was right: Tablet sales set to topple the PC market
Worldwide shipments of tablets will top the PC market by next year — with traditional PCs and laptops shipping a combined 317 million units in the year, while tablet shipments will top 320 million. This year, tablets ship in the region of 256 million, against 308 million PCs.

Survey: More US homes go landline-free
Among households with both landline and cellphones, about a third said that all or nearly all of their calls came in through their cellphones.

Top 5 Note-taking Apps for Teachers
Need a way to take notes easily and quickly? . . . . Perhaps one of these mobile apps can help, though anyone could always use handy note-taking app.

My Manuscript…(Just A Bit):“The Changing Face of Modern Leadership” 
If you believe that leading change was difficult in the past, it will be much more disruptive, strenuous and taxing in the future. The rate, turbulence and chaos of change in the world today, makes leading more intense, difficult and even a bit frightening. As we will have to spend more and more time, not only standing at the edge and staring out into the abyss…but, determining if, and even when we should jump.

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