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The rise of mobile apps hasn’t taken anything away from the wide open world of web browsers and cross-platform HTML/CSS/JavaScript — other than supremacy. I think that bothers some, who saw the HTML/CSS/JavaScript browser-centric web’s decade-ago supremacy as the end point, the ultimate triumph of a truly open platform, rather than what it really was: just another milestone along the way of an industry that is always in flux, ever ebbing and flowing.

What we’ve gained, though, is a wide range of interaction capabilities that never could have existed in a web browser-centric world. That to me is cause for celebration.

John Gruber counter’s Chris Dixon’s anti-app screed with Rethinking What We Mean by ‘Mobile Web’ saying it’s all the web. (via stoweboyd)

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

Here are the free ones:

  1. iMotion HD (iOS: Free, Upgrade Available)
  2. Magisto Video Editor & Maker (Android: Free)
  3. Andromedia Video Editor (Android: Free)

And pay:

  1. iMovie (iOS: $4.99)
  2. PicPlayPost (iOS: $1.99)

Daily Meditation Helps with Mild-Moderate Anxiety, Depression - Psych Central News

This might be fun to try, since we’re at the beginning of the year and for many of you it’s a time for personal renewal.

Need an iOS app to get you started? One of my favourites is The Mindfulness App. You can set daily “mindfulness notices” to help you get in the habit, try a guided 3 or 5 minute break when you need it, or start/end the day calm with a 5 minute body scan.

Teach Real Algebra Instead of Wasting Time with Fun Apps

No one codes who doesn’t understand algebra — you know, the hard stuff that looks like a Slavic language with some numbers thrown in.  To get a lot more kids, especially ill-prepared urban kids, into the bright future that comes with computer science, someone had to build up their math first.So later on, Schanzer would create Bootstrap’s curriculum.  Because — buyer beware! — most of the apps and programs that currently promise to teach kids algebra are fun, but a total waste of time.“When you hear, ‘This is so amazing!  These apps teach kids to program!’  That’s snake oil.  Every minute your students spend on empty engagement while they’re failing algebra, you’re assuring that they’re not going to college.  Studies show that the grade kids get in Algebra I is the most significant grade to predict future income.”

image via flickr:CC | Ben Clinch High-res

Teach Real Algebra Instead of Wasting Time with Fun Apps

No one codes who doesn’t understand algebra — you know, the hard stuff that looks like a Slavic language with some numbers thrown in.  To get a lot more kids, especially ill-prepared urban kids, into the bright future that comes with computer science, someone had to build up their math first.

So later on, Schanzer would create Bootstrap’s curriculum.  Because — buyer beware! — most of the apps and programs that currently promise to teach kids algebra are fun, but a total waste of time.

“When you hear, ‘This is so amazing!  These apps teach kids to program!’  That’s snake oil.  Every minute your students spend on empty engagement while they’re failing algebra, you’re assuring that they’re not going to college.  Studies show that the grade kids get in Algebra I is the most significant grade to predict future income.”

image via flickr:CC | Ben Clinch

Are you designing for mobile?

Does your school make use of digital learning tools that are specifically designed to be accessed via all mobile technologies? Is interoperability guaranteed across all device types?
Is your school developing its own apps for learning? For example, does your library have an app? Your science department? Not just a Web presence … I’m talking app, available in iTunes or in Google Play?
Is your school developing a mobile Web experience for your community that projects the expertise and the value that is your school, and showcases student learning and accomplishment?
High-res

Are you designing for mobile?

Does your school make use of digital learning tools that are specifically designed to be accessed via all mobile technologies? Is interoperability guaranteed across all device types?

Is your school developing its own apps for learning? For example, does your library have an app? Your science department? Not just a Web presence … I’m talking app, available in iTunes or in Google Play?

Is your school developing a mobile Web experience for your community that projects the expertise and the value that is your school, and showcases student learning and accomplishment?

Today is World Autism Awareness Day.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now estimates that a staggering 1 in 88 children, including 1 in 54 boys, in the US  has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Edudemic shared 4 apps that can aid autistic students to better communicate with parents, teachers, and caregivers.
AutisMate is an app for iOS and Android devices that focuses on improving both communication and behavioral skills in both verbal and non-verbal individuals. 
Proloquo2Go is a full-featured augmentative and alternative communication solution for anyone who has difficulty speaking. 
TouchChat is an augmentative and alternative communication app, quite similar to Proloquo2Go. 
Autism Tracker Pro offers useful tracking for families that have an individual with autism. It allows you to track important items like mood, behavior, food, health, and more so that you can look at patterns, progress, and just keep track.

Today is World Autism Awareness Day.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now estimates that a staggering 1 in 88 children, including 1 in 54 boys, in the US  has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Edudemic shared 4 apps that can aid autistic students to better communicate with parents, teachers, and caregivers.

  1. AutisMate is an app for iOS and Android devices that focuses on improving both communication and behavioral skills in both verbal and non-verbal individuals.
  2. Proloquo2Go is a full-featured augmentative and alternative communication solution for anyone who has difficulty speaking.
  3. TouchChat is an augmentative and alternative communication app, quite similar to Proloquo2Go.
  4. Autism Tracker Pro offers useful tracking for families that have an individual with autism. It allows you to track important items like mood, behavior, food, health, and more so that you can look at patterns, progress, and just keep track.