EDTech Talk Round Table 30 | Marshmallows Determine Your Future

ChrisJamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their edtech tips.

Articles of the WeekNewspaper-Articles

  1. How I Went From 1,000 Emails to Inbox Zero (and Stayed There) with Mailstrom lifehacker.comInbox zero: it’s the impossible dream that gets further and further away as you let your emails pile up, but you don’t have to get stuck with the clutter. Thanks to an awesome webapp called Mailstrom, I finally got my thousand-email inbox under
  2. control in an hour. Here’s how.
    Top 5 Articles: One Gigantic Predictor of Success for Students growingleaders.com
    Why is it important to teach kids how to wait? It might be more important than you think.
  3. Inbox Zero: Five sneaky email cheats | 43 Folders 43folders.com
    From back in 2006 but OH SO APPLICABLE still. From a series many people reference called “inbox zero” here are a few basic tips that will help you get started in getting your email inbox down to zero.
  4. Can’t We Do Better? – NYTimes.com nytimes.com
    THE latest results in the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, which compare how well 15-year-olds in 65 cities and countries can apply math, science and reading skills to solve real-world problems were released last week, and it wasn’t pretty for the home team. Andreas Schleicher, who manages PISA, told the Department of Education: “Three years ago, I came here with a special report benchmarking the U.S. against some of the best performing and rapidly improving education systems. Most of them have pulled further ahead, whether it is Brazil that advanced from the bottom, Germany and Poland that moved from adequate to good, or Shanghai and Singapore that moved from good to great. The math results of top-performer Shanghai are now two-and-a-half school years ahead even of those in Massachusetts — itself a leader within the U.S.”

Tech Tipstechtips

  1. Mouseposé boinx.com
    If you are ever doing a presentation on how to do something on the computer and want to give a little more emphasis on where your mouse is pointed this is a tech tip for you. Mouseposé puts a spotlight around your mouse to help your audience follow your movements with ease.
  2. What is Hola? Install Hola on your PC, phone or tablet to make your Internet faster, save data costs, and view sites that are otherwise censored in your country. It works by sharing the idle resources of its users for the benefit of all. Our ultimate goal is to make the Internet faster and uncensored.
  3. Maverick offers a powerful tool for flipping the classroom, or otherwise simply making reading more interactive.
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