Daily Archives: December 15, 2011

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 12/15/2011

Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students Tags: technology, education, effects, classroom, motivation, research, DOE Posted from Diigo. The rest of Discovery Educator Network group favorite links are here.

Android OS Apps for Education

Culled from listserv responses, here are some suggested Android OS based apps useful for teachers or students: Spongelab is great for science. Middle School and High School FriendCaster for Facebook use (can’t use it to play games though) For good, free Android apps for children, check out Famigo Sandbox: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.famigo.sandbox One App that librarians should

Do you believe that America has fallen behind in the world it created?

America’s economy, infrastructure (airports, ports, bandwidth, bridges, rail system, etc.), educational system, open door to immigration, and safe guards to the natural environment and intellectual (encouragements to increase capital flow and innovation) environment have been what Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum have labeled as America’s historic “pillars of prosperity”.*  These pillars are less than

Is “Cultural Literacy” still relevant?

First a link to what is meant by cultural literacy: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cultural+literacy  See also references to the book Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch After sending out a question to my library listservs on what they thought students should know to be culturally literate these days, one respondent told me that in presenting this concept to a

Get Discovery Education Flash Content on your iPad

by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy     Discovery Education has a huge amount of great resources for educators, from videos to lesson plans to e-textbooks and more. Some of it is in Flash, so you can’t access it directly on your iOS device browser. However, iSwifter has partnered with Discovery Education to create Rover. Rover is an iPad

Notetaking Apps – a comparison of some popular ones

by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy   Notetaking apps are a great way to get organized and keep track of everything electronically. There are a lot of different ones out there, so I thought I would go through some of the more popular ones and list some of the features they have. Click on the links for

EduTecher – explore and share educational web tools

      by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy   EduTecher, founded by Adam Bellow, is a great site that has collections of educational web tools, resources on how to use the web tools in class, links, webisodes, a community and more.   The site is well designed and full of resources for teachers. Check it out