Monthly Archives: May 2012

Making Teacher Evaluations Public is a Bad Idea ~ Bill Gates

In an interview some weeks ago  with Weekend Edition Saturday‘s host Scott Simon, Gates went on to say. “The goal is to help teachers be better,” Gates said. “And when we run personnel systems where we want to be frank with employees about where they need to improve, having [evaluations] publicly available is not conducive

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 05/28/2012

8 Free Calendar Tools for Educators for Better Time Management Tags: no_tag Web 2.0 Research Tools – A Quick Guide Tags: research tools, web, Web 2.0 Posted from Diigo. The rest of Discovery Educator Network group favorite links are here.

QR Codes: A Beginner’s Guide

What are QR codes? QR codes are quick response 2D bar codes. They hold  a lot of information in one code, and can be scanned with a variety of devices such as Smartphones, iPod Touches, iPads, laptops with webcams, etc. When scanned they provide marketing information about products and companies, coupons, etc. How are QR

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 05/27/2012

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators Tags: no_tag Resources – EdLab Living Archive Tags: resources, ipad, ipads, students, mobilelearning, educations, teachers Posted from Diigo. The rest of Discovery Educator Network group favorite links are here.

App Recap with Zinepal

Here is a recap, courtesy of  Zinepal, of the great apps and educational tech tools highlighted by the Georgia DEN Blog Team this year.  I have created a Zinepal eBook of this year’s  blog posts. While in the eBook, just click on the blogger’s name to see a list of all of their posts. It’s

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 05/25/2012

Portfoliogen – Create a Free Customized Teacher Portfolio Webpage in Minutes! “Free online service for teachers to create their own customized portfolio webpage.” Includes a personal URL, ability to upload files, links, photos, etc. Tags: portfolio, ePortfolio, teachers, resume, professional, tools, teaching, eportfolios – By Randy Rodgers Spongelab | A Global Science Community | Home