The Coolest Things You Can Automatically Add to Google Calendar

Google Calendar is a wonderful tool. While many people may know that you can import pre-made calendars with lists of various holidays in them, there’s a ton more cool stuff you can do with the service that’s either baked right in, or possible with simple scripts and IFTTT recipes. http://lifehacker.com/the-coolest-things-you-can-automatically-add-to-google-1562119291  

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Tablets for Schools: An Updated Literature Review on the Use of Tablets in Education (PDF file)

This report will update the findings from the previous publication and discuss the findings from recent studies, as well as the limitations of the research to date. It will also discuss what, if anything, distinguishes Tablets from other technologies that have previously been introduced in schools, such as computers, laptops and netbooks. http://www.tabletsforschools.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/T4S-Literature-Review-9-4-14.pdf

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Researchers are working to get a clearer sense of the differences between online and print reading — comprehension, for starters, seems better with paper — and are grappling with what these differences could mean for understanding difficult material at work and school. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/serious-reading-takes-a-hit-from-online-scanning-and-skimming-researchers-say/2014/04/06/088028d2-b5d2-11e3-b899-20667de76985_story.html  

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How Google Has Changed Student Research

The handy infographic below takes a look at how Google has changed student research with a special focus on graduate students. Google is not only the most widely used search engine, but they’ve developed a lot of education specific research tools to help students out. http://www.edudemic.com/google-student-research/  

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Web Literacy Learning Pathways

A couple of months ago my extraordinarily productive and talented colleague, Laura Hilliger, created something epic: a huge spreadsheet of dependencies and next steps for the Web Literacy Map. https://dajbelshaw.makes.org/thimble/LTc3NjY2NzEzNg==/web-literacy-learning-pathw

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