Google Tone (click to download) is a great little Chrome extension that makes sharing a URL super easy. The extension uses the speakers and microphone on your device to send a URL through a sound byte.
Accessibility is huge. Especially in schools. Students come in all different shapes and sizes. They have differing abilities and hardships. We know that one size DOES NOT fit all when it comes to teaching. This is one of the reasons that technology can be a great equalizer. Technology makes tasks that before were difficult or … Continue reading Easy Text-To-Speech in Chrome
Google maps is nothing new. I've been using it for years for directions, seeing what is around me, finding stores, activities, etc. and to look at my surroundings. I trust it significantly more than Apple Maps, and it is always one of the first apps that I download on any new device that I purchase … Continue reading Google My Maps in your classroom
As the Technology Coordinator for more than one school, one of the things that I've found is a struggle is dealing with shared technology. I'm talking about shared carts of iPads, laptops, and anything that is rolled into or out of classrooms for multiple classes to borrow. Now, there are lots of problems with this … Continue reading Calendly makes technology scheduling easy!
Graphic design is not easy. It requires a knowledge of principles and elements of art. You have to know how people read images. You must be familiar with color harmonies. There's a lot to know. Oh, and it's time consuming too! Designing an effective and good-looking document can take quite some time. But there is … Continue reading Easy, Fantastic Graphic Design for anybody!
This will be a brief post. I tried something new today. I spoke with a teacher who was looking collect data from her students to quickly assess their level of understanding during the middle or at the conclusion of a lesson. Now, I don't know about you, but DDI is all the rage in my … Continue reading A great iOS app for Data-Driven-Instruction and more!
Disclaimer: I started to write this review a few weeks ago; I had just gotten and started to use this app and thought it was great. However, I decided to put off the review until I had been using the app for longer than a few days in case my view of the app changed. … Continue reading Remind 101: an app for classroom communication
My school has interactive whiteboards installed in every classroom. This is a fairly recently upgrade. It was just in the last few years that this “initiative” was completed. Every classroom, K-12, has a interactive whiteboard and projector (unless the teacher asked to be excluded, and a few did) Now don’t get me wrong, I think … Continue reading Why AppleTV & iPad beats Interactive Whiteboard….every time.
I stumbled across Re.vu last year. It was actually something an esteemed colleague sent me thinking I would like it because I'm interested in good, simple, eye catching design. Also, its something new. Re.vu is a online service that allows the user to "design an interactive, dynamic, visual resume". It's not an online resume, its … Continue reading Re.vu in schools- Great for Visual Resumes & more!!
So I just got an iPhone 5. To be fair, my wife actually got it for me while I was at work on Friday. I wanted to share my first thoughts after using the iPhone for a little more than a day, and through one battery cycle. First, the size and shape... The iPhone 5 … Continue reading 24 hours with the iPhone 5