Use Google Forms to Calculate Your Mileage

I am constantly looking for ways to simplify my work-flows. If it is not easy I try to find a way to make it easy. My district re-imburses me for mileage traveled between buildings as well as to conferences. I thought of a few different ways to accomplish this easily, I could use an app to track it, I could pull data from foursquare, or I could create a google form and have a link to it on my computer, my ipad, as well as my iphone.

Apple TV in Education

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.

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iChromy, Chrome like web browsing on the iPad


Today I was watching some tweets go by and one caught my eye (no not Charlie Sheen #winning) but something similar. As some of you may know I am a huge Google apps and cloud advocate. One of the things that I love is the Google Chrome web browser, I love the apps, I love the synching, I love the tabbed browsing and it is also lightning fast. Today someone shared an app that is called iChromy, a web browser similar to Google Chrome, but on the iPad! The application is not 100% the same as chrome but it is very close. Lets take a look at a few of the features.

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New Job, New Ideas, New Possibilities

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the Apple Leadership Symposium in Columbus Ohio. The days events included what I would call a Keynote from Jon Corippo (@jcorippo). Jon is an Apple Distinguished Educator and he shared a lot of insight about reforming the way we think about education and he also showed some amazing work from Minarets High School students. Jon recommended some very good thoughts and ideas. I really like his way of starting out the school year.

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YouCanBook.Me

YouCanBook.me is a site that takes your Google calendar to the next level for scheduling things like appointments, labs, conferences, and events that occur at your school. YCBM is a free service as long as you keep the logo on your calendar or you can pay about $1 a month to get rid of it.

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Creating “MailTo:” Hyperlinks in Google Docs

The whole point of cloud computing and Google Docs is to make your life easier. Recently I moved our teacher email list that was on our website to a Google Spreadsheet and used the Publish feature to make it available on our website. The issue with the spreadsheet was you were unable to click on the email address to automatically open your email program and set the To: portion in your program. Until now.

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