From John Spencer - "I believe that informational texts can be inherently engaging, because we are naturally inclined to seek out information...So, with that in mind, here are seven ways to keep informational texts engaging for students
While schools' access to technology continues to increase, roughly 60 percent of K-12 officials surveyed by an industry group do not feel their schools have the bandwidth or devices to make them ready for summative, online testing.
The technology isn't distracting. It's that your former patterns and reflexes don't serve you invisibly, efficiently, automatically. You have to build in new patterns and reflexes even as you still have to get the same amount of work done. Of course it is difficult. Of course it is distracting. And of course it is multitasking.
From Richard Byrne - Visits is a new online tool for creating a location history timeline by using your Flickr images and Google Maps. The service allows you to select a set of your public Flickr images and match them to your Google Maps history. Visits uses the date information in your Flickr images and Google Maps history to create a timeline. The timeline events are represented as sets of circles. Watch the video below to see the process in action.