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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Before you download the latest update to your Facebook app, read this.

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This is by far the creepiest thing Facebook has done to collect data from its users – and it has to stop.

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

Wow! I wonder if this is true.  I don’t know that I will be running out to update the app.

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Freshdesk | Online customer support and helpdesk solution with a spoonful of freshness

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Freshdesk is a cloud-based customer support software that lets you support customers through traditional channels like phone and email, social channels like Facebook and Twitter, and your own branded community

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

I am always looking for solutions for ticketing systems.  We trialled Mavenlink.  It seemed promising but there was room for improvement.  This looks simple and possibly effective.

See on freshdesk.com

 
 

Could Wearable Tech Like Google Glass Play a Role in Connected Education?

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We’re not quite at the stage of all being cyborgs, but the wearable computing market is growing, and the number and type of devices is also increasing

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

Google Glass is still on the cusp for us over here in Eastern Europe.  I haven’t seen or experienced one yet.  However, I understand GG and other devices like it will present a new paradigm for users, for bystanders, for educators, and for those being educated.  This infographic presents a few ways that GG could be used in certain settings.  Print it.  Read it.  Maybe even make use of it.

See on www.online-phd-programs.org

 
 

Hey, Parents. What That IPad Is Doing to Your Kid Is Kind of Shocking. | 2machines

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“The restaurant is overrun with children. Some kids are antsy, others are well-behaved, but a good number of them have one thing in common: their heads are facing down, as they play games on smartphones and tablets.

Oh, and 1-in-10 have ADHD.”

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

I am acutely aware that my son plays on an iPad a lot.  I am always interested to read articles that argue this is not good practice in order to hear why.  This article explains some of the reward and dopamine effects that games and apps give to kids and that can’t continually be replicated in life.  

 

I was going to make a certain argument, but the author did it for me: “These games are compelling to the kids,” he said. “Instead of battling to eliminate them, we could use them to actually develop social skills.”

See on m.2machines.com

 
 

iOS%20Mirroring%20Options%203-14.pdf

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Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

We are looking for cheap, viable solutions to mirror iPad, iPhone devices on Macs.  This is a useful comparison chart.

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Registration

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Registration for Learning 2.0 Asia conference 2014: this year’s theme at is Empowering Community. Join now!

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

I have always wanted to go to this learning opportunity. Maybe this year I will get to go!

See on learning2asia.org

 
 

Plattan Black | Urbanears

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There’s no question about it, Plattan Black is a staple in our headphone collection. The perfect on-ear headphone, Plattan Black …

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

Great headphones for education.  Kids can plug in to other headphones on individual devices.

See on www.urbanears.com

 
 
 
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