DawsonITE November 24, 2014
Once again, Profweb brings you the current edition of DawsonITE. Featured are the following:
Presentation of the Week: DNA of a 21st Century Educator (from UNIMAS)
Video of the Week: An ultra-low-cost college degree (TED Talk).
The web tools are all listed (and clickable!) in the presentation linked above. Look for the chart to get a better sense of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy as well. Always useful for a refresher!
Facebook is working on extending its network beyond the social realm and into the professional world, according to the Financial Times, citing anonymous sources.
While Glass may find some specialized, even lucrative, uses in the workplace,“its prospects of becoming a consumer hit in the near future are slim, many developers say.”
Now there’s another way you can get to Skype – via a Web browser. The Skype team said Friday that it is rolling out Skype for Web, in beta.
Keeping students on task can be a challenge. And putting Internet-ready devices in all of their hands may seem daunting. But there are a number of techniques used by the author in class that can make technology work for you.
In the light of Edward Snowden’s revelations last year, interest in truly secure ways of communicating online has been on the rise. OneOne is a new app for Android and iOS that offers “private and untraceable” text messaging.
The program needs to be trained with captioned images, but it produces much more intelligible output than you’d get by picking out individual items.
Had enough of Facebook and Twitter? It may be time to switch up your go-to social network. These newer platforms could be working on the next big thing, so you’ll want to keep an eye out!
Public Wi-Fi networks – like those in coffee shops or hotels – are not nearly as safe as you think. Even if they have a password, you’re sharing a network with tons of other people, which means your data is at risk. Here’s how to stay safe when you’re out and about.
A new study shows for the first time that playing action video games improves learning capabilities more generally, not just the skills taught in the game.
Google for Education is an ecology of digital tools from Google designed to host and distribute digital documents, communication, and collaboration through cloud-based technology.