Online Jobs Salaries [InfoGraphics]


Salaries for Popular Online Jobs - Infographic

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Thanks to http://www.staff.com/blog/salaries-for-popular-online-jobs-infographic/

15 Examples Of New Technology In Education


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What latest gadgets and gizmos are going to change your classroom in 2013?

It’s hard to know exactly what will catch on and what won’t, but the following list showcases some of the emerging new technologies, software, and platforms available. With their innovation and practicality, many of these are poised to enter the classroom and change the way students and teachers learn permanently.

15 Examples Of New Technology In Education

1. Flashnotes

Remember the days of doodling on the side of your spiral notebook while you tried to take copious notes from your boring biology teacher? Would you be more motivated if you knew that your notes would not only give you an edge on the exam, but could also earn you a bit of cash?

Flashnotes allows students to upload their lecture notes and sell them to other students who need more help or resources. The rating system allows the best note takers to get more business and the general pool of knowledge expands as students continue to share their work with one another.

2. Lore

The new startup is using a Facebook type platform- riding the wave of what works- and tailoring it for education. This social network allows professors and students to communicate, follow one another, and discuss class work and lectures.

In addition to the social aspect, it allows for document uploads, calendar sharing, and a grade book option. So why is this better than Facebook? Simply put, social networks aren’t always the best place to develop academic networks. Students can follow their professors and interact with them without worrying about that compromising photo from a crazy weekend party.

3. Study Blue

Imagine your smartphone as your primary source for study materials. This company has created an app that allows students to organize their coursework, store notes and flashcards, and share their materials with other students.

Study Blue’s main attraction is that it is mobile. Whether standing in line for coffee, riding the train, or waiting at the dentist, a student can easily access their class work and prepare for an exam. The social aspect also helps students find other people studying similar subjects, capitalizing on a different set of notes and study guides.

4. LEAP Motion

Imagine the ability to sign your name on a digital document using only your finger and the air. That is technology behind LEAP Motion, a company intent on giving people a more natural way to interact with the computer.

LEAP has developed a piece of hardware that allows anyone to write, draw, zoom, play, and interact with their computer screen using a finger, fingers, or entire hand. By moving your hand over the device, the mouse follows your movements.

This is a huge improvement from the days of the stylus and pad- even with the fine motor control- it was difficult to make drawings look authentic. LEAP is set to do that.

5. Papertab

Papertab won’t be ready to use in 2013, but I think it’s interesting enough to include it in this list. Paper, afterall, is HUGE part of the school life.

6. Chromebooks

Despite the rising popularity of tablets, Google’s Chromebook may snatch the competition in the lower grade school classrooms. The laptops have a few distinct advantages over the apple iPad:

-They are less expensive

-One-button-push easy setup

-Easy to control settings and restrictions

-Offers the traditional keyboard for fast typing and note taking

-Hardware fixes are easier and less costly

7. Celly

Teachers are continually fighting against the ever-growing list of distractions that a smart phone offers to bored or shy students in the back of the room. But Celly is a text-messaging network that allows anyone to create a network anywhere- at a rally, event, in the classroom, or on a field trip using smartphones.

Teachers that have used this in their classrooms have noted that those who normally never speak up…do. It forces students to write their thoughts clearly and concisely. Rather than fighting the tide against texting, instructors are using it for academic purposes.

8. Flipped Classroom

While not a technology per se, this teaching model is using technology to change the way instructors teach. Rather than spending the class time lecturing the students, the lectures are delivered to the student’s in video format for them to watch at home (or in study hall).

Then, the classroom time is set aside for 1 on 1 help, discussion, and interaction based on the lecture homework. With nearly every student carrying a mobile device or laptop, this model may give students and teachers more time to work on areas of difficulty rather than simple straight lecture. For too long, instructors have seen that precious class time go to waste while a teacher scribbles on a blackboard and has their back to the students.

9. Snagit, Jing, Camtasia

These screen capture video software programs are making it easy for instructors to give online tutorials. TechSmith offers a host of different products from a free screen capture to professional quality videos.

Imagine a tech-ed teacher trying to explain how to download an app. He/she can record narration while capturing the screen shots as he/she demonstrates the action. This feature can also be used for teachers who are correcting a paper or demonstrating a math problem.

10. LessonCast

Teachers need help and support with their lesson plans just as much as students need help with studying for exams. LessonCast allows teachers to submit a 2-minute lesson plan strategy, idea, or resource using video, documents, Powerpoint, etc. and share it with other instructors.

The free-based software is just another way to offer networking opportunities and a general pool of knowledge that globally impacts education in a positive way. Teachers Paying Teachers is a similar network that allows educators to sell their lesson plans to other instructors.

11. Kid Blog

Designed specifically for younger students; Kid Blog provides a safe opportunity for children to start up their own blog connected to the classroom.

Teachers can help students design a blog around a science project, a history lesson, or an entire year’s worth of school progress. The students get the benefit of other students and parents commenting on their work- a great motivation for hesitant writers. Kid Blog makes it easy to keep the child and content secure from the dangers of the Internet.

12. Glogster EDU

Gone are the days of laboring over a diorama made from a shoebox or wrestling with markers on a poster board. When it is report time, students can use Glogster to creatively display their research.

Glogster allows students to collage pictures, text, video, and custom graphics to create a visually appealing presentation for their latest project. The Glogs are easy to make and share!

13. Donors Choose

Funding websites are popping up all over the Internet. People who are frustrated with the bureaucracy of grant writing decide to strike out on their own and build a project from the ground up. With Donors Choose, you can pitch your idea for your classroom.

Teachers create projects they hope to accomplish with their students. Much like Kickstarter, individuals can fund or back any project they choose. Then they share it across social media and if a teacher has created the project pitch well, it gets the attention and money it needs.

14. Live Binders

Those handy three ring binders are now digital. Using the same idea as pinning and bookmarking, the binder allows educators to collect and organize resources for lesson plans.

The Live Binder can also work for students who are amassing resources for a big project. You can also browse other binders and share your own.

15. Knewton

This new technology company aims at personalizing content for optimal learning. The platform monitors the student’s activity and uses the information to give the student the best personalized resources based on their level of performance.

The technology also boasts integration among different disciplines creating a more comprehensive set of resources that interact with one another. Knewton grows more intuitive the more the student uses the software. It can follow a student through their entire education career.

This is a cross-post from opencolleges.edu.au; Image attribution flickr user intelde

Thanks to http://www.teachthought.com/technology/15-examples-of-new-technology/

 

Upgrade WordPress.com to WordPress.org [Tips]


 

WordPress.com is a great platform for users who want to easily create a free website or blog. With more than 23 billion pageviews in 2010, the service is a hit with millions of users.

Premium themes are now available for WordPress.com, but the nature of the system still limits what plugins can be used and how deeply customized a design and overall site structure can be.

For that reason, it is natural that some WordPress.com users will want to take the leap to the self-hostedWordPress.org software.

Transitioning from WordPress.com to WordPress.org may seem daunting — especially for users who have lots of content and multimedia already hosted on WordPress.com. That’s why we decided to put together this screencast that walks through the entire process from beginning to end.

Moving From WordPress.com to WordPress.org

Note: This process covers moving from an existing WordPress.com blog to an existing WordPress.org installation. If you need help installing WordPress.org or finding a web host to use with WordPress.org, WordPress offers some recommendations.

Using Plugins to Re-create WordPress.com Features

As I point out in the screencast, the real key to getting WordPress.org to function (and look) like an older WordPress.com site comes via plugins.

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, has customized its hosted version of WordPress to include some built-in features that just aren’t included in a standard WordPress.org installation.

As a result, some media like videos, embedded tweets and polls may not show up properly.

I mention some of the most common plugins in the video, but here are some quick links:

  • WordPress.com Stats — This will give you the same kind of stats on WordPress.org that are available to WordPress.com users.
  • VideoPress — If you have ever paid for the VideoPress video upgrade, this plugin will bring the same functionality (and access to your VideoPress videos) to WordPress.org.
  • Wickett Twitter Widget — This is the same widget WordPess.com uses to display tweets in the sidebar of a blog.
  • Grunion Contact Form — This plugin was used as the basis of the new Contact Form feature in WordPress.com.
  • PollDaddy — This plugin will enable any polls created in WordPress.com.

After the Move

After moving content from WordPress.com to WordPress.org and installing any plugins to enable native WordPress.com functionality, users may want to consider purchasing the Site Redirect upgrade from WordPress.com.

For $12 a year, WordPress.com will redirect your old WordPress site links to the new site. These are proper 301 redirects which means search engines will get updated to redirect traffic as well. That also means that most users won’t need to pay for the upgrade after the first year.

You can learn more about Site Redirect at WordPress.com and add the feature from the Upgrades section of the WordPress.com dashboard.

Thanks to http://mashable.com/2011/02/09/move-blog-wordpress-com-org/

How 3D Printing Works ?


 

Design a pair of shoes on your computer, hit “Print,” and wear them an hour later. If that kind of technology doesn’t blow your mind, you’re dead to me.

The cost of 3D printing technology is finally within the grasp of consumers, and many believe it’s poised torevolutionize commerce. Companies are rushing to get out in front of this new custom marketplace, offering 3D-printed fashionfurniture and even food.

But how does this technology work? What kind of materials does it utilize? And how fast is this industry growing? The folks at HighTable.com have created the visual explanation below. Regrettably, this infographic will only print in 2D — unless you fold it into some sort of origami swan. But that one’s on you.

3D Printing Infographic

Thanks to http://mashable.com/2012/08/01/how-does-3d-printing-work

 

8 Ways to Protect Yourself Online [Tips]


1. Guard Your Personal Information

Never respond to requests for personal or account information online (or over the phone). When your social security number is requested as an identifier, ask if you can provide alternate information. Watch out for convincing imitations of banks, card companies, charities and government agencies. Use legitimate sources of contact information to verify requests for information, such as your financial institution’s official website or the telephone number listed on statements.

2. Don’t Overshare

Don’t divulge your birth date, mother’s maiden name, pet’s name or any other identifying information on social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

3. Stay Up to Date

Install anti-virus software on your computer and keep it updated. Use the latest version of your web browser. Install security patches and software updates as soon as they are ready to install.

4. Make it Difficult

Use unique and hard-to-guess passwords. Don’t access secure websites using public Wi-Fi.

5. Beware of Fake Online Sweepstakes and Contests

All offers that require payment or private information before giving an award are bogus. Take the time to check out the validity of an offer. Ask for contact information from the sender and details about the company running the contest. Once you start asking a lot of questions and make it clear you won’t be pushed to make an immediate decision, most scammers will go away.

6. Go Paperless

Enroll in electronic statements, use direct deposit, and make bill payments online (to avoid mail theft).

7. Don’t Believe the Work at Home Hype

Thoroughly conduct a background check on the company, making as many phone calls and Internet searches as you can. If in doubt, visit a local law enforcement office and ask their opinion. All offers to earn pay for re-shipping goods sent to your address are bogus. Tragically, some work-from-home scams not only enlist the individual to defraud others, they also make an identity fraud victim out of the individual!

8. Ask What Your Bank Is Doing to Protect You

Understand banks’ guarantees for fraud protection: all large providers now offer zero-liability protection for debit and credit cards, while a few offer a guarantee for online banking transactions.

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Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Pakistan Android Training 25 – 26 May 2012 [Event]


Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Pakistan was set up by the Government of Punjab as an autonomous body to use synergies of the IT industry, academic institutions, and the government representatives on the PITB board to develop and implement consequential strategies, to enable our province to achieve its IT potential.

Due to the massive growth in Mobile application development in recent years, there is a severe shortage of resources who have expertise and knowledge of Android platform. There by, hundreds of skilled people are needed in this domain by the local industry. PITB is arranging trainings to fill the gap of supply side. Game industry is providing master trainer to train the IT graduates (preferably students already selected for Industrial training).

There seemed to be a spread of opinions about whether Pakistan has a cost advantage over other countries such as United States and Western Europe, Central Europe, and India etc. and how long will this advantage last. The general consensus seemed to be is that it costs about $15-25k to develop a decent game on a mobile device in Pakistan. Pakistan may be broadly in line with India in this regard and somewhat cheaper than Central Europe. The cost for doing the same in the United States is likely to be an order of magnitude higher. It is, therefore, possible for a small start-up of 10-12 people with a burn rate of $250k a year to develop 15-20 games per year – a number good enough to turn up at least one (perhaps two) “winner(s)” in the course of a year. Typical success ratio of a mobile game, for example, on Apple Store is 1 in 20-25 (3-4% by another account) and a typical Top-1o application on the AppleStore could do about $2 million worth of sales.

USA and Japan are the leading countries in this domain. Our local industry has able to get huge business of game development from Japan.

Training Outcome

  • To groom the IT graduates for the game and mobile application development industry
  • Local Game and mobile application development industry may get skilled human resource to get more business from off-shore market.

Training Plan

Resource Person: Ahmad Saleem Khawaja (Director Technical)

Day 1: 25th of May, 2011: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Day 2: 26th of May, 2011: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Contents for two days Android training:

Day 1: Android Basics 

1. Android Architecture

2. Android Projects

a. Making a Simple Android Application using eclipse and android SDK

b. Major components of the program

c. Walkthrough of the architecture on a running program

d. Deploying Android project on Emulator

e. Deploying Android application on Device.

f. Android App Market

3. Basic API Components

a. Activity

b. Intent

c. Widgets

d. Service

4. Resources

a. R.java

5. UI Elements

1. Lists

2. Drop Downs

3. Test Input Controls

4. Buttons

5. Menus

Day 2: Advanced Topics

1. Broadcast Receivers

2. Content Providers

3. Surface Views

4. Overview of OpenGL

There are limited seats; participants can register by sending email at registration@pitb.gov.pk on firstcome first basis.

For more details: http://pitb.gov.pk/mobileapplicationdevelopment

Which Social Network Is Right For You [InfoGraphics]


List of Collaboration Tools


SCREEN-SHARING

GoToMeeting (link)

eBLVD (link)

ConnectNow (link)

Microsoft Shared View

Crossloop (link)

Yuuguu (link)

WebExNow (link)

LiveLook (link)

Vyew (link)

Glance (link)

Yugma (link)

Teamviewer (link)

BeamYourScreen (link)

Remote Control

GoToAssist (link)

RealVNC

VNC

GoToMyPC (link)

logmein (link)

Teamviewer (link)

Webinars

Gatherplace (link)

GoToWebinar (link)

Ozity (link)

VOIP – AUDIO CONFERENCING

Skype (link)

ooVoo (link)

Voxox (link)

JahJah (link)

Gizmo (link)

REBTEL (link)

GTalk (link)

Ozity (link)

VIDEO CONFERENCING

Gchat

Skype (link)

TokBox (link)

Oovoo (link)

Sightspeed (link)

VSee (link)

Mebeam (link)

Flashmeeting (link)

EyeJot (link)

Qik (link)

CO-BROWSING

iVocalize (link)

PageShare (link)

Showdocument (link)

Flowgram (link)

WEB CONFERENCING

WebEx (link)

Elluminate (link)

Wimba Classroom (link)

DigitalSamba (free for 3) (link)

Elluminate VRoom (free for 3) (link)

Adobe Connect Now (free for 3) (link)

WebTrain (free for 2) (link)

iVocalize (link)

DimDim (link)

Spreed (link)

WebHuddle (link)

Convenos (link)

Zoho Meeting (link)

Ozity (link)

WEB PRESENTING

Slideshare (link)

SlideRocket (link)

woices.com (link)

PresenterNet.com (link)

InstantPresenter (link)

Vcasmo (link)

280 Slides (link)

Multimedia Presentations

Vuvox (link)

Animoto (link)

OneTrueMedia (link)

Scrapblog (link)

bubbleshare (link)

Voice Thread (link)

Flowgram (link)

WORKGROUPING

Ning (link)

Googlegroups (link)

YahooGroups (link)

meetup (link)

grouply (link)

Broadchoice Workspace (link)

WebOffice (link)

Yammer (link)

BarCamps (link)

Comindwork (link)

pbwiki (link)

WetPaint (link)

wikidot

mediawiki

wikispaces.com

for teachers (link)

GoogleDocs

Socialtext (link)

Zoho (link)

mindtouch Deki

etherpad

Scribd (link)

FILE SHARING

Microsoft Live Mesh (link)

Filedropper.com (link)

Filemail.com (link)

youSendIt (link)

drop.io (link)

transferbigfiles.com (link)

box.net (link)

dropbox (link)

senduit (link)

4shared.com (link)

Virtual desktops

Jooce (link)

Clip2Net (link)

Spider Oak (link)

COLLABORATIVE REVIEWING

Cozimo (link)

A.nnotate (link)

Diigo (link)

uptogo (link)

ReviewBasics (link)

ConceptShare (link)

Octopz (link)

Buzzword (link)

Note taking

evernote (link)

Textflow (link)

EVENT SCHEDULING

eventbrite (link)

GCalendar

Timebridge (link)

any iCal app

Chandler (link)

Schedgit (link)

Amiando (link)

MINDMAPPING

mindmeister (link)

webspiration.com (link)

web-based

http://www.mind42.com

Spinscape (link)

Mindomo (link)

Bubbl.us (link)

Mindnode (link)

freemind (link)

NovaMind

X Mind (link)

freemind (link)

the brain (link)

Gliffy (link)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PHProjekt

Basecamp (link)

Backpack

Comindwork (link)

Zoho planner (link)

Projjex (link)

Google Spreadsheet

Wrike (link)

Remember the Milk (link)

voo2do

VeoProject (link)

Collanos (link)

Projectinsight (link)

Trac (link)

INSTANT MESSAGING

Skype (link)

AOL IM (link)

Meebo (link)

Yahoo Messenger (link)

Digsby (link)

Google chat and video (link)

ICQ (link)

Jabber (link)

Windows Live Messenger (link)

Lotus Notes

Adium (link)

Thanks to ELearningTech

 

Track Your Happines [iPhone App]


Harvard researchers, using the iPhone to track people’s moods, have found a correlation between daydreaming and unhappiness. The app, aptly named “Track Your Happiness,” contacts iPhone users at random times during the day to ask how they’re feeling and what they are doing while answering these questions. Users have the option to decide when and how often they’ll be notified.

The researchers’ findings, published in the journal Science, were based on samples from 2,250 adults. Out of those surveyed, 58.8% were male, and 73.9% of them reside in the U.S. The mean age of those involved in the survey was 34. As DISCOVER reports, responders said they were daydreaming 46.9% of the time when the iPhone rang to check in on their thoughts. And those who said they were daydreaming were more likely to reveal that they were feeling unhappy.

That said, Jonathan Schooler, a psychology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, told The Boston Globe that the findings should not just be used to determine that a wandering mind is an unhappy one.

According to Schooler, mind-wandering is key for one’s problem solving abilities — and there is also evidence that it could be important for creativity.

As Schooler told the Globe, “Even if there are times when mind-wandering causes one to be unhappy, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not the thing that one should be doing.”

Meanwhile, “Track Your Happiness” is still out there, being used as a scientific tool to help researchers figure out the causes of one’s happiness. In order to take part in the study yourself, just visit TrackYourHappiness.org, where you’ll have to answer a few questions before becoming a participant.

Thanks to TrackYourHappiness.org

http://mashable.com/2010/11/12/iphone-app-measures-happiness/

Download TrackYourHappiness application from iTunes

Excellent Free iPhone Application Vone


Are you free after 9-5 job today ?

Or Wana relax on this Weekend ?

Want to attend Event of your own choice ?

It was very difficult for me to visit each time websites on my Computer and browsing through what’s happening around me; The Events about Art and Culture,  Exhibitions, Fun,  Seminars and many more what I need to know and go about.

Today I got installed it on my iPod and experiencing up-to-date anytime, anywhere.

Download Free iPhone Vone app

You can localize Vone for your city like; LahoreKarachiIslamabad and list goes on… including more than 30 cities of Pakistan.

So what is Vone;  A daily listing of noteworthy events taking place in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and other major cities across Pakistan!.

It is an online community portal where people can share information about cultural events in their cities. Vone is built on the idea to empower Pakistanis by providing free event information on an intuitive, fun, and useful platform.

Is it interesting ? Do you want to add your experience using it on your iPod / iPhone ?

Vone: http://www.vone.pk/

Vone on iTuneshttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vone/id492068585?mt=8/

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