Saturday, March 26, 2011

Droad Apps for Education

Public Domain Images

Free Technology for Teachers: Lots of Great Public Domain Images of Nature
EagleSee that beautiful bald eagle image to the left? I found it on the site of Ken Thomas. That image and dozens of other great images of animals and other natural beauty are created by Mr. Thomas and released into the public domain. Mr. Thomas releases these images into the public domain because, in his own words, "When it comes to photos, I’m not trying to make art here. I take pictures of things. About 99% of the time, those are things that don’t belong to me. Claiming that I own the rights to a picture of a mountain, or a tree, or a sunset, just seems absurd to me when I don’t own the mountain, the tree, or the sun."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ubiquitous Learning?

FitFu Turns Your iPhone Into an Exercise-Motivation Tool [VIDEO]
Mobile fitness app FitFu hopes to get you out of your desk chair and on the ground doing situps — through a combination of push notifications, short exercise routines, social features and motivational speeches from a strange blue creature.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A great use of Google Docs

Free Tools Challenge #2: Create A Self Grading Multiple Choice Quiz Using Google Docs | Teacher Challenge
This is the 2nd post in the “30 days to using the best of the web’s free tools for educators” series. Be sure to subscribe to the Teacher Challenge blog by RSS, like us on facebook, and follow us on twitter to keep up with future challenge posts as they are published.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

iPad into an Interactive Whiteboard

Turn Your iPad 1 or 2 into an Interactive Whiteboard (Practical Practice)
Everyone is so excited about tethering the iPad 2 to a projector, admittedly very cool, that we have missed something else at least as good if not even better! Go all the way: make the iPad 1 or 2 into a complete interactive whiteboard solution!

If you already own an iPad, computer, and projector, this can be done for less than the cost of Apple's new Digital AV Adapter for the iPad 2. Ok, full disclosure: this solution only costs 2 cents less than the adapter. But for tethering with the Digital AV Adapter, you also have to purchase an HDMI to VGA cable too!

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Four Big Steps To Cutting The Cord

The Four Big Steps To Cutting The Cord
Do it! Cut the cord and free yourself from the tyranny of the cable mafia. The movement is slowly gaining traction but the whole task is daunting. What do you do next? Where does your TV content come from? What are the options? So many questions you need answered before you take the scissors to the coax line.

iPad: A Magical and Revolutionary Guide – Free Download

iPad: A Magical and Revolutionary Guide – Free Download — Tech the Plunge
iPad: A Magical and Revolutionary Guide – Free Download

by Jeffrey Thomas on March 10, 2011

iPad: A Magical and Revolutionary Guide was released today by It is another of their great guides on technology.

This guide is 28 pages long and features their list of the 40 best free apps for the iPad.

Make sure you let all your teacher friends know about this guide to get them started with their new iPad. In addition, it might not be a bad idea to send a link to your favorite administrator!

The guide is a free download in pdf form or you can read it on Scribd. – iPad Guide