Wednesday, July 28, 2010

iPad apps - and teaching with Mobile devices

10 Excellent iPad Apps for the Lifelong Learner
In spite of being involved with technology in one way or another for most of my working career, I’ve never been much of a gadget guy. So, I was a bit surprised when I saw the iPad and immediately felt like I had to have one.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

More Screencasting

Free Technology for Teachers: Screenjelly - Quick and Easy Screencasting

Screenjelly is a free web-based tool that allows anyone to quickly create a screencast video. To use Screenjelly all you need to do is go to and click the big red "record" button. Once clicked Screenjelly will begin recording your screen and your voice (if you choose) for up to three minutes. When you're done recording press "stop" and you can then share your video on Twitter and other social networks. You can also embed your Screenjelly recording into your blog or website.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Simple Diagrams

Free Technology for Teachers: Simple Diagrams - Free Diagram Creation Tool
Simple Diagrams offers a free tool that anyone can use to create diagrams using a combination of clip art, text, and free hand drawings. Simple Diagrams provides a large selection of shapes and drawings that you can drag and drop into your diagrams. You can adjust the size of each element you place in your diagram. Any element can also be altered by using the pencil drawing tool. The pencil tool can also be used to create a drawing from scratch.

Google Training

Google Apps for Education - Free hosted email (Gmail) for EDU
Google Apps Education Edition offers a free (and ad-free) set of customizable tools that enable faculty, staff and students to work together and learn more effectively

Digital Storytelling with the iPad

Digital Storytelling with the iPad
Digital Storytelling can transform your students' writing into a visual masterpiece that is filled with voice and emotion, while enhancing critical thinking skills. The iPad takes digital storytelling to a new level by making the process easier, and even more engaging for students of all grade levels as well as for their teachers.

Friday, July 02, 2010

In defence od PowerPoint

In Defense of PowerPoint - BusinessWeek
The presentation software has become a target of comedians and critics. The problem isn't PowerPoint, but how presenters abuse it

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Where do you rank - wuiz on your Technology Integration

QUIZ: Tech Savvy Teaching: How Do You Rank? | Edutopia
WHERE ARE YOU IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM? Are tech tools improving your teaching or just a distraction? The quiz below will rank you on our technology integration scale and provide you with smart tips to extend your tech comfort zone.