As incredible as it seems, it’s been over a year and a half since the original iPad was released, forever changing what the world thought of tablet computers. The old Tablet PCs were clunky, expensive machines that could run any Windows program, albeit slower and more awkwardly than a full computer. The iPad at first glance looks just like a scaled-up iPhone, but the wide range of apps and number of varied uses it’s found in homes, schools, and businesses has made tablets a permeant part of our computing ecosystem.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Using clicker systems is one of many ways that technology can be used to gather anonymous feedback from students in a classroom. One of the problems associated with those systems is the cost of acquiring them. Here are three alternatives to purchasing clicker systems for your school while still gathering anonymous feedback from students.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
As a college student, you might think that all computer games are meant for procrastinating and letting off steam. But these computer games are especially designed to teach you about social issues, from public health to the environment to human rights to poverty. Here are 50 serious (but still fun) games for social change.
Friday, October 14, 2011
There are hundreds of web tools that have been developed educators in mind. Although it is not possible for us to know and use all of them, there are some tools that we should all have in the bag.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
HOME » SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS » 10 TWITTER TOOLS TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE YOUR FOLLOWERS PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2009 @ 10:23 AUTHOR: +MANI KARTHIK 10 Twitter tools to effectively manage your followers 58 Share Managing your followers and friends on Twitter is not easy. But its a fact that your success ratio and influence power is directly proportional to how active your followers are. I’ve realized that rather than who follows you or how many people follow you, its important to know whom you are following and how active they are. Some of the factors that will determine your influence power on Twitter are - How active your followers are. - Do they ReTweet your tweets. - Whether they are regularly updated and have a good following. - Are those whom you follow, following you back etc. With the default options on Twitter, its not really easy to manage your followers, but here are some interesting web based applications that I found to be of great help. Hope you find them useful too.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Videodropper is a free service for sending your favorite YouTube videos to your Dropbox account. When you link your Dropbox account to Videodropper you'll be able send videos your Dropbox for download. With the two services connected you simply copy the url of a video into Videodropper and it will be sent to your Dropbox account and from there you can download the video to your computer.
Monday, October 10, 2011
It’s important to be aware of the latest education technology out there. So let’s say you want to have your students have a personalized blog that reflects their likes, dislikes and style. Where do you turn? There’s Facebook (too regimented and big), Tumblr (a good option but can be pricey for premium themes), WordPress.com (also good but can be a bit complicated for non-tech-savvy users) and many others. But there’s one relatively new service that you should know about.
Friday, October 07, 2011
Meeting the Goals of the National Education Technology Plan
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
The Document Foundation marks the first anniversary of the day developers broke away from Oracle-controlled OpenOffice.org to launch the LibreOffice office productivity suite.
Monday, October 03, 2011
How should Universites be retooling?
FOR more than a decade educators have been expecting the Internet to transform that bastion of tradition and authority, the university. Digital utopians have envisioned a world of virtual campuses and “distributed” learning. They imagine a business model in which online courses are consumer-rated like products on Amazon, tuition is set by auction services like eBay, and students are judged not by grades but by skills they have mastered, like levels of a videogame. Presumably, for the Friday kegger you go to the Genius Bar.