Looks like someone over on Team Pottermore forgot to lock down the assets for the widely anticipated website featuring the world of Harry Potter. This picture has been making the rounds on Twitter all morning.
The only hint from the official Pottermore.com page is: "Pottermore is a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books."
So what do you think? What features do you hope the Pottermore site has? Is this something you're anxioius to join and participate? Do you think this screenshot is legit? Or a crafty plan to distract everyone until the launch in October?
Let me know in the comments!
The findings, from Northwestern University, are being presented to childhood and telecommunications experts in Washington, D.C.
The results are from an analysis of two Kaiser Family Foundation surveys that tracked media use by kids 6 to 18.
Researchers analyzed that data to find out how black, Hispanic, Asian American and white youth use media for homework and for fun, and how long they're plugged in on any given day.
Among 8- to 18-year-olds, Asian Americans logged the most media use (13 hours, 13 minutes a day), followed by Hispanics (13 hours), blacks (12 hours, 59 minutes), and whites (8 hours, 36 minutes.)
The report shows that compared with white children, minority youth:
Read more about the Kaiser Family Foundation report on minority kids and media use >>>
Believe it or not, 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' is celebrating its 25th Anniversary!
The iconic Gen X teen movie follows the adventures of Ferris Bueller, played by Matthew Broderick, who pretends he's sick so he can ditch school and head off to Chicago with a couple friends.
Here's a round-up of some of the 25th Anniversary coverage of this classic, cult film:
The Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration was developed to help teachers use the Internet to "reach out" globally.
In his address to the Council on Foreign Relations in May 2010, Secretary Arne Duncan stated:
“We must improve language learning and international education at all levels if our nation is to continue to lead in the global economy to help bring security and stability to the world and to build stronger and more productive ties with our neighbors….We have never been more aware of the value of a multiliterate, multilingual society, a society that can appreciate all that makes other cultures and nations distinctive, even as it embraces all that they have in common.”
This Guide has been prepared as part of the Department of Education's effort to expand global awareness through collaboration between students and teachers in the US with their peers around the world.
On these pages, teachers will find many projects and suggestions to begin or expand classroom projects that reach across the globe and enable students to learn WITH the world, as well as about it.
In each section of this Guide we have also provided links to elementary, middle and high school projects and links to organizations that are involved in international education via the Internet and Web 2.0 tools.
Students tap away at their cell phones, laptops and iPads during Enrique Legaspi's high-tech history lesson.
In some grade schools, pulling out these devices during class would result in a one-way ticket to the principal's office. But Legaspi encourages this behavior, as long as the kids are using Twitter.
A technology enthusiast, Legaspi learned how to incorporate the social network into his 8th-grade curriculum while attending the annual Macworld convention in San Francisco earlier this year.
"I had an aha moment there," he said. "I said to myself, 'This is going to really engage my students.' "
Teachers across the country have been incorporating Twitter into classrooms for a few years, but the site's adoption by educational institutions appears to be limited. Read More >>>
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