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According to Google, Chromebooks are built and optimized for the web. So we will get a faster, simpler and more secure experience from the Chromebooks.  Chromebooks boot in 8 seconds and resume instantly with full support for the latest web standards and Adobe Flash. Chromebooks will be available on June 6.  I can’t wait to test drive one.

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Today, over 3,000 of the Web 2.0 applications and services are available on the Web and many of them have great potentials in teaching and learning. The image link shown below was a presentation I delivered at the 2011 TxDLA 14th Conference in San Antonio two weeks ago. This presentation offers a list of 15 of the best Web 2.0 applications for teachers. These Web 2.0 tools are free and valuable to teachers and students.

http://prezi.com/suoreasmdbh9/15-must-have-web-tools-for-teachers/

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I recently found two great YouTube videos presenting interesting statistics as well as future predictions about mobile technology and mobile media.

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It is not surprising that 2010 was the year mobile connected the world. Armed with stunning statistics, facts, and visual cues, Mobile Future produced this informative video.  The video takes a tour of key consumer and technology mobile trends across an eventful year. Some highlights of the video include:

Massive increase in apps downloaded:

  • 5 billion apps downloaded – up from 300 million in 2009

Whopping expansion of location-based services

  • 5 million Foursquare users – up from 200,000 users in 2009

Surge in mobile social media platforms

  • 347 percent growth in Twitter mobile usage
  • 200 million mobile Facebook Users
  • 100 million YouTube videos played on mobile devices everyday

It is anticipated that mobile data traffic and apps will continue this phenomenal growth in 2011.  I think the mobile future is full of excitement and opportunity.

 

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