instaGrok: An Education Search Engine

instaGrok: An Education Search Engine for Students

instaGrok is a next-generation research engine intended for academic settings to allow students to research any subject and see results in an interactive concept map, or “grok.” The grok features key facts, concepts and their relationships, images, videos, quizzes, and a glossary. Students can pin the information that they want to use to their grok and keep a bibliography or research notes in an integrated journal.

What makes instaGrok indispensable to teachers is its ability to facilitate self-directed learning of several critical skills, including researching and integrating discrete concepts.

My note: App for Android and iOS tablets is NOT available for smartphones and iTouch

no more MS Word; welcome mobile devices

Sorry, Microsoft! A Bunch Of Teenagers Just Talked About Doing School Work And None Of Them Use Word

“I’ll start typing essays on my iPhone’s Notes app,” one student said. Because of an Apple feature called “Handoff,” he can then pick up right where he left off on his computer.

employment for college graduates

Yesterday, we shared information about the new Coffee App
which offers easy approach to job search.

Please have the following article regarding LinkedIn and their approach to job search

Ranking and Networking

The new Linkedin ranking system ( tracks the success of college graduates in eight broad career paths, adding weight for jobs deemed “desirable.” It lists the top 25 institutions in each career category.

LinkedIn is ranking only a tiny swath of the academy.

LinkedIn also released a social networking application for prospective students to chat with each other about colleges, and to talk with current students.

Wearable Technology: How Teachers Could Use it with Students – See more at:

Wearable Technology: How Teachers Could Use it with Students – See more at:

Wearable Technology: How Teachers Could Use it with Students

Two Google Apps for iPAD

Google Authenticator

2-Step Verification for your Google Account to provide an additional layer of security when signing in. With 2-Step Verification, signing into your account will require both your password and a verification code you can generate with this app. Once configured, you can get verification codes without the need of a network or cellular connection.

Google Admin

take care of the most common tasks from anywhere you are. Add users, reset passwords, manage groups, contact support, and view domain setting changes.

50 Shades of Mobile

50 Shades of Mobile

Smart phones (MLDs)

Of Mice and Men: iPads, smartboards and how we acquire technology for education

in the latest news about scandals regarding technology acquisition for schools, it is only fair to ask ourselves:
how much involved do we WANT/NEED to be in the decision making process regarding such timely issue.
How much do we need to educate ourselves on 1. technology? 2. application of technology in education? compatible choices of technology, including performance, prices and brands? Do we discuss such issues or just let people above us and/or elected by us make the choices? What is your opinion?

What is your opinion about open source and alternative mobile devices?

The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know

Words of wisdom from the corporate world:

3 ways mobile can grow your business

1. Go mobile or bust

to grow your business, it’s important that you create a mobile-optimized website.It’s not hard. It’s not expensive. Get it done.

2. Focus on mobile advertising

you’ll need to consider advertising on those popular sites that people are visiting.

3. Accept there will be an app for that, and embrace it

In order to grow, you’re going to equip them [service employees] with tablets that run all sorts of applications they’ll need to use to get their jobs done.