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Friday, December 10, 2010

Bring your epic to life with Plasq's "Comic Life 2"

If you have ever dreamed of creating your own superhero comic, now's your chance. With Thursday's release of "Comic Life 2," Plasq is giving comic book geeks the tools to build their own comics with the ability to import photos and upload the finished product to Facebook. The new version includes "smart shape" and free-form drawing tools, as well as a slew of new templates that users can customize at will.
 http://www.macworld.com/article/156309/2010/12/comic_life_2.html

Monday, December 6, 2010

How one school uses technology to make learning interactive

A Horry County, S.C., elementary school is using technology to implement interactive learning at all grade levels. Students as young as kindergarten are using technology such as iPods, white boards and computers to create individualized instruction that meet each student's needs. Teachers also are using iTunes University to access resources such as podcasts from universities.
http://www.thesunnews.com/2010/12/03/1847223/horry-students-plugged-in.html

Tablets, netbooks, thin clients, cheap desktops! What to buy?

"I’m not talking about specialized applications or high-end media labs here. I’m talking about getting as many kids online, interacting and collaborating as possible, for as little money as possible." By Christopher Dawson.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/education/tablets-netbooks-thin-clients-cheap-desktops-what-to-buy/4378?tag=nl.e623

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Education-technology trends to watch for in 2011

Technology experts predict more schools in 2011 will adopt mobile computing, Web-based instruction and tech-based tools to monitor student progress, plus gauge their understanding. Experts also expect schools to expand online professional development for teachers and use more cloud-based applications in the coming year. 
http://thejournal.com/articles/2010/12/02/5-k12-technology-trends-for-2011.aspx

Thursday, December 2, 2010

3 Business Books that Make Great Stocking Stuffers

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How To Use the Six Laws of Persuasion during a Negotiation

This paper will introduce you to the Six Laws of Persuasion and teach you how to use them during a negotiation.
http://whitepapers.zdnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=258612&promo=590&tag=nl.e590

5 Rules of Effective Negotiating

Negotiation is an interactive process by which people reach mutual agreement on solving a common problem, but for many people this is easier said than done In this white paper, Taylor Sparks discusses five tips for helping you approach and carry out your negotiations with confidence. Rule number one? You won't know what you can get until you ask.
http://whitepapers.zdnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=930105&promo=590&tag=nl.e590