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R:ED April 17th to April 23rd 2011

Square’s Disruptive Payment Service About To Get A Huge Retail Boost From Apple – “Mobile payments company Square has landed a big coup—sales placement on Apple’s online store. […] Apple will start selling Square devices in all of its U.S. retail stores starting this week.” TechCrunch

Touchscreens For All? – “New technology could make smartphones the norm in the developing world, and might have a host of other applications yet to be imagined.” Fast Company

Babel or babble? – “Languages all have their roots in the same part of the world. But they are not as similar to each other as was once thought.” The Economist

What The Telephone’s Unbeatable Functionality Teaches Us About Innovation – “Single-mindedness is a virtue, both in products and in people.” Fast Co Design

MIT Creates The One Video Game You’ll Be Thrilled To See Your Kid Get Hooked On – “Over many years, after conducting many surveys, the NSF made an intriguing conclusion: A good deal of the public’s understanding of science derives from outside of the classroom.” Fast Company

Social Media Abstinence Education Is Not Working For Pre-Teens – “Banning kids from Facebook isn’t realistic. Is education the answer?” Fast Company

Page Sharing Service Bo.lt Lets You Copy, Edit And Share Almost Any Webpage – “Like a “Bit.ly on steroids,” the service lets you paste any URL into its copy engine or bookmarklet, creating a duplicate of the page on its servers.” TechCrunch

Weebly Launches Support For Multiple Editor Accounts – “[…] you’ll now be able to let other users edit your website (or portions of it), without handing over your main Weebly account credentials.” TechCrunch

Amazon Partnering With OverDrive To Bring Kindle Library Lending To 11,000 Libraries Across The US – “The company’s latest venture brings the power of the Kindle to public and educational libraries through a partnership with OverDrive.” CrunchGear

Google To Offer Chrome Notebook Subscriptions [REPORT] – “Google will be offering Chrome OS-based notebooks this summer on a subscription basis, charging between $10 and $20 per month per user.” Mashable

Every Teacher Needs a Home – Profiles are Dorm Rooms

You need to have a home, a place you can refer people to when they are searching for your services.

And every home is better than just a profile on no matter what platform. Referring someone to your profile is like inviting a client to your dorm room in college. Not appropriate if you plan to really sign a deal.

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R:ED July 25th to July 31st 2010

R:ED (read) is a list of stories which we have not covered on this blog but are nevertheless worth to take a look at. We will  set up such a list each Sunday from now on and hope that you will find it useful.

  1. India unveils world’s cheapest laptop
  2. LearnBoost Raises $975K To Help Teachers Manage Grades And Classrooms Online
  3. Ask.com Reinvents Itself with a Focus on Community Q&A
  4. Tinychat Boasts 500 Million Minutes Of Usage And 300,000 New Users Per Month
  5. Weebly’s ImagePerfect Gives Users Drag-And-Drop Image Editing
  6. Pearson to acquire Wall Street Institute: acquisition extends Pearson’s position as world leader in English language teaching
  7. YouTube Boosts Maximum Upload Limit To 15 Minutes
  8. Become the Master of Any Subject with a Suite of New iPhone Apps

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Weebly for Education

One of my favourite providers for free drag and drop building websites Weebly.com has now an extra offer for teachers!

I already recommended Weebly on the E-Teachers Academy because of its simplicity and the great choice of features.

The educational features include

  • Easily create a classroom website & blog
  • Manage your students’ accounts
  • Accept homework assignments online
  • Keep your parents up to date

There is also the possibility for schools or entire districts to subscribe to Weebly.

Therefore, if you are a teacher and don’t have your own homepage yet, check out Weebly today.