A super-simple package manager for OS X. If you are in Linux a lot and miss a “real” package manager this is a great little tool.
Find out everything you need to know @ https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/wiki
Today’s HBR post about “The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization” had me looking back through some of the presentation sites and links I’ve collected over the years.
Today, I had a chance to listen to a very bright guy from Gartner Research talk about how to create better metrics for the Infrastructure and Operations of our district IT department. He was on to some good things, some of my highlights:
As my mind wondered, I couldn’t help but think about how this is the same issue with Ed Tech. When technology is introduced into the classroom the metrics are usually focused around productivity. All of my students now have blogs, all of my teachers now have a Twitter PLN, all of my administrators now have a google apps account, etc…
We aren’t doing a very good job asking the critical questions that actually justify the huge investments that schools are making in Ed Tech:
As more of us are getting heaps of tech to meet the needs of online testing, how are you going to define your metrics to go beyond the number of students that successfully tested online?