Today while browsing @tonyvincent ‘s blog I noticed a cool tool that he was using to share his favorite IOS apps. Appsfire is a place for you to create a list of your favorite apps as well as find other apps that you may like. Appsfire also allows you to “Follow” a search term for updates in the future. You can also limit your search to free only apps. Another great feature of the site is the ability to share your “Device” on social networks. You can also add your device to your blog.
While reading through some tweets I noticed a project that Google is working on called What do You Love? it can be found at http://www.wdyl.com/. To test it out I typed in “Thomas Edison” and I was presented with all of Google’s services with the relevant content.
In this webinar we (@llacrosse and I) will overview 20 apps in 20 minutes. These are the apps that were used in the classroom and found to be effective supplements to the curriculum. They were used with 5th grade science students while working with ipads for an entire school year.
While writing my previous article about DotEpub I stumbled upon the best web browser I have seen so far on IOS. Yes even better than Diigo’s Ichromy which I praised in a previous article. I am SUPER psyched about iCab because of all of the features that will help me as an administrator, a teacher, as well as my personal musings.
Earlier I posted about adding PDF’s easily to your new iPad. Today Chad Reynolds shared a tool with me that will convert any webpage into an Epub to be read on e-readers like the Kindle and the Nook as well as tablets such as the iPad or iPod touch. Lets take a look at DotEpub.
QR codes are showing up more and more not only in real life but also in classrooms all over the world. A while back I wrote about using google to create QR codes and shorten URL’s . Recently I was turned onto a new chrome extension that does the same thing but its built into the browser. Lets take a look:
This was just a thought on my way to Iste 2011 in Philly… Lets take a step back and think about how we use the interactive white board. We use it to write down our notes and save them for students to use later. We mark up worksheets, sometimes we have students engage and have them solve equations or find the pronoun in the sentence. What if every student had the whiteboard in there hand and with a click of a button they are now sharing what they are working on to everyone in the classroom.