Twenty-four percent of K-12 schools ban cell phones altogether, and 62 percent allow phones on school grounds but ban them in the classroom, according to the most recent national data available. But it's about time for those schools to rethink those bans, said Kevin M. Thomas, assistant professor of education at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, who spoke at the 67th ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit in Philadelphia this weekend.
I absolutely love PDF files as they are very practical. They're easy to read, you can encrypt them, sign them, split, rotate and watermark them, merge them, and navigating a PDF is effortless. In fact, you don't really need the very expensive Adobe Acrobat because there are lots of services out there that will create PDF files for you (Office 2007 for example offers on-the-fly PDF creation of all Word files).
So many new features get added to iOS updates that we often don't take advantage of them all. The most recent iOS 5.0 and 5.1 updates for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch users make the devices a little easier to navigate with several useful features for the iPhone camera, and perhaps little known preference options in the Settings area. I've chosen 10 of my favorites.
That afternoon, the Facebook notifications just kept rolling in, one after the other. You've been tagged in a photo, the social giant eagerly announced via email, again and again. The subject of many of those photographs - we'll call her Stacey, as she has requested anonymity - was not expecting these images to be published online, to say the least. It's not that the photos were anything racy or of an especially private nature. Rather, it was because these pictures had been taken by a friend a few years earlier, well before Facebook was what it is today. They weren't...
Evernote for Android has rapidly become one of the most popular and engaging note taking application there is. And it’s not just for Android only, it can cross-platform quite easily and is always in-sync.
Deciding on which web browser is best is arguably one of the most contested disputes on the internet, with web surfers tending to opt for either Safari, Firefox or Google's Chrome offering. If you happen to be one of the many who prefer Google Chrome, and also happen to let Microsoft handle your smartphone requirements then the chances are that you could benefit from an app that allows easy, problem-free synchronization of data in between the two.