Archives for April 26, 2012

  1. America – We Have a Problem: Smart people acting like squirrels!

    What follows is a section of Levinson and Grieder’s book: Following Through:A Revolutionary New Model for Finishing Whatever You Start p. 35 & 36 (2007).  I am fascinated by their example of how a squirrel’s brain is ‘hard wired’ to accomplish certain very specific tasks. Mr. Squirrel collects acorns for the winter because he’s pre-programmed […]

  2. So Johnny was in Aurora, Colorado Two Weekends Ago…

    On the weekend of April 14th-15th, I was in Aurora, CO for Colorado’s Day of Discovery. Just as I expected, the teachers were wildly enthusiastic about the Discovery Education products and I know for a fact that the seminar on accessing Streaming via the iPad was particularly popular since I had a plethora of teachers […]

  3. Teacher Appreciation Week (USA) is May 7 – 11, 2012

        Teacher Appreciation in the US is the week of May 7-12, with Teacher Appreciation Day being May 8th. “Teacher Day is a remarkable occasion for all of us to show our teacher appreciation, whether we are students or we wish to compliment a former teacher, or our kids’ teachers.” http://www.teacher-appreciation.info/Teachers_Day/USA_Teachers_day_and_week.asp   These days […]

  4. Google Drive is here! Free online file sync/storage

      Google Drive, Google’s online file storage system, is now live. With it you can upload and access all of your files including videos, photos, PDFs, Google Docs and more, just like with Dropbox or Sugarsync.   Google Docs is integrated with Google Drive so you can work on all your documents, presentations and spreadsheets, as well as share content […]

  5. Adobe Photoshop Touch Review – very nice app

      Adobe recently released a host of Adobe TouchApps – Photoshop Touch, Ideas, Collage, Debut, Kuler, Proto, and Carousel. Design, edit, and elegantly present your work using six new Adobe® Touch Apps designed for your tablet. Whether you use a stylus or just your fingertip, intuitive touchscreen features provide easy, precise control for a variety of creative tasks. Transfer […]

  6. CX – file sync, share and backup service with 10GB free account

      CX is a  file sync, share and backup service, similar to Dropbox or Sugarsync that I have reviewed before, but I’ve been using it more lately and really like how it works.   CX allows you to backup your files, sync them across multiple devices, share your files and collaborate on them with others, and even discover new ideas and […]

  7. CIA World Factbook – excellent resource about countries of the world

      The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) World Factbook is an incredible resource about the countries of the world. It’s free and available online and you can also download a copy for offline viewing and access. Older versions (back to 2000) are also available, which can be good for history teachers looking for older information.   The […]

  8. Google Maps adds Photo Tours of World Landmarks – in 3D

      Google Maps is an amazing resource. Google has just announced a new feature of Google Maps – Photo Tours. Photo Tours are 3D photo scenes of over 15,000 popular sites from around the world, including Yosemite, St. Mark’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, Buckingham Palace, the Anne Frank house and much more.   When you search for a location […]