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influencers

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th October 2014

Who Are The Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, 2013?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2013/04/17/who-are-the-top-50-social-media-power-influencers-2013/

The 55 Unknown Rock Stars In Tech, According To Marc Andreessen

10 Twitter Chats for Teachers:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/77898268530455682

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tablets

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th October 2014

Hands-on with the new Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

http://www.cnet.com/pictures/apples-refreshed-ipad-line-pictures/

Apple created the A8X processor specifically for the iPad Air 2. The new chip has a second-generation 64-bit architecture, houses 3 billion transistors, and compared to the iPhone 6‘s A8 chip, has a 40 percent faster CPU, while its GPU is 2.5 times faster.

rear 8-megapixel iSight camera boasts a new sensor to capture 3,264×2,448 resolution photos and 1080p HD video.

Apple added an impressive anti-reflective coating to the iPad Air 2, which allegedly reduces glare by 56 percent.

Review: Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Merges Power and Productivity

http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2014/10/review-microsoft-surface-pro-3-packs-punch

250-gigabyte hard drive, the Surface Pro 3 offers 15GB of online storage through Microsoft OneDrive

12-inch screen’s 3:2 aspect ratio

Intel Core i5 that could crunch large Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft PowerPoint files with ease

 

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Google Glass issues

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th October 2014

Help – my glass can’t start – Explorers Community

I just received the glass yesterday.  After fully charge the glass and turn it on, it displays the “Glass” logo then keeps on “main stopped unexpectedly” -> “voice stopped unexpectedly” -> “camera stopped unexpectedly”.  What’s wrong with it? The seller told me it is a common problem. (boot looop?)  After a hard-reset, it still does not function.

call 1-800-Glass-XE for support

https://code.google.com/p/google-glass-api/issues/detail?id=533&can=1&sort=-id&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Priority%20Owner%20Component%20Summary

https://glass.google.com/myglass

Device 2

Last Activity: May 1, 2014, 7:11:43 AM
Registered: Apr 30, 2014, 9:11:17 AM
Software Version: XE16.11
Serial: LGCCC140574672
Wi-Fi MAC Address: f8:8f:ca:26:16:83
Talked to 1-800-Glass-XE. The issue is because the OS (XE16.11) is not updated. In order to to push the updates, GG needs to be reconnected to Wi-Fi. Easiest way is if GG “remembers” previous settings. In this case, any phone or tablet that GG has been connected before will do. Battery must be  charged at least 50% (at least an hour).
GG can take the updated also directly from Wifi, but the SCSU WiFi does NOT take devices like Google Glass yet.
If updates cannot be pushed to Google Glass, then the “owner” of the device has to talk to Google for replacement.

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Female Programmers

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 6th October 2014

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/10/06/345799830/the-forgotten-female-programmers-who-created-modern-tech

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Cloud LMS

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd October 2014

5 key security points to consider while evaluating a Cloud LMS

1. User and Data Access control security policies for the end user

2. Access Through Secured Connection ( TLS/SSL and HTTPS)

3. Network Security

4. Disaster Recovery, Environmental Safeguards and Physical Access Security Policies

5. Third-party Certificates

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Prioritize Learning When Using Technology

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st October 2014

8 Ways to Prioritize Learning When Using Technology in the Classroom

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/09/8-ways-to-prioritize-learning-when-using-technology-in-the-classroom

“Use technology to nudge students away from looking for confirmation for what they already know. Instead, challenge them — encourage risk and confusion that can’t be solved with a few clicks. Find learning technologies that identify and push against a student’s cognitive gap, that space between what a student knows and doesn’t know.

http://ideas.ted.com/

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Your q/s, our a/s: Supplemental Account for D2L

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th September 2014

Question: Can I add a visiting lecturer, who is not part of MnSCU to my D2L course? questions and answers

Answer:

Fill out this form: http://huskynet.stcloudstate.edu/myHuskyNet/supplemental-acct.asp

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free multimedia sources

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th September 2014

Sources of Free Sound Effects and Music for Multimedia Projects

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/09/sources-of-free-sound-effects-and-music.html

Royalty Free Music
Musopen’s collection
The Internet Archive
The Free Music Archive
FMA

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mobile eLearning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th September 2014

eLearning for the Mobile Generation

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/58054282672001378/

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History of Technology

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th September 2014

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/122441683594490275

Technology History

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