MacHeist Â» 10 amazing Mac programs $49
Purchase a bundle of 10 award-winning Mac apps for just $49 (over 85% off) and have 25% donated to a charity of your choice.
If you’ve got a Mac there is some great software in this deal plus the karma points for charity. Delicious Library (I’ve always wanted this one- I even tried to get my library to use it instead of our district database) and NewsFire.Â I’m also excited to try FotoMagico (really interesting looking presentation software) and iClip4.
It’s going to be one of my Christmas presents.
NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Study Shows ‘Readability’ Scores Are Largely Inaccurate “Teachers, parents and textbook companies use technical “readability” formulas to determine how difficult reading materials are and to set reading levels by age group. But new research from North Carolina State University shows that the readability formulas are usually inaccurate and offer little insight into which age groups will be able to read and understand a text. ” Study Shows ‘Readability’ Scores Are Largely Inaccurate “Teachers, parents and textbook companies use technical… http://t.co/hlLBsk886g — Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) January 11, 2014 tags: IFTTT Twitter reading scores data weekly tweet 2014 Olympic Freestyle Uniforms – snow camo to mask movement from judges “One of the coolest innovations has to be the snow camo. Mogul skiers are judged by their amount of body movement while going through the course. With a unique pattern for each country, the hope is the snow camo will help mask some of the unwanted movement. “ tags: freestyle uniforms moguls technology camo judges olympics weekly tweet Scarlet Song | I like the result but the real interesting portion is the description of the process. tags: transmedia art photography process artist photo weekly © 2008 Gary S. Stager “I have strong reservations about both grades and rubrics. I believe that both practices […]
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