Posts By David Andrade

About David Andrade

Physics Teacher, Educational Technology Specialist, Blogger, DEN STAR and Leadership Council, Tech&Learning Advisor, and user and fan of Evernote, Google’s apps, and Project Based Learning.
My blog: http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com

  1. LibreOffice 4.0 released – better performance and greater interoperability

          LibreOffice is a free, open-source, powerful office suite software that is a great alternative to Microsoft Office. I use it on my home computers. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux and has six applications: Write (word processor), Calc (spreadsheet), Impress (presentation), Draw, Math and Base (database). It works great and the […]

  2. Google Slides Now Available offline

        Google Docs/Drive is a great, free resource that allows you to create, edit, share, collaborate on, and comment on Documents (Docs), Spreadsheets (Sheets), and Presentations (Slides), all online. Think Microsoft Office in the cloud with some other great features.   I use Google Slides (Presentations), the equivalent of PowerPoint, for all of my presentations. […]

  3. MyPhysicsLab – Free Physics Simulations

        MyPhysicsLab is a free site that contains, you guessed it, physics lab simulations. They are simple and created in Java, but illustrate the physics concept quite well. They are organized into topics: springs, pendulums, combinations, collisions, roller coasters, molecules. There is also a section that explains how they work and the math/physics/programming behind creating […]

  4. Any.do popular to-do app adds 12 new languages – still free

        Any.do is a very popular, free, to-do list app for Android, iOS and Chrome. It has now added 12 new languages and is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified & traditional) & Russian.   This makes this highly popular task app even better.     What’s nice about Any.do is that […]

  5. Enthread – quick, easy, free web based imaging editor

          Enthread is a web based image editor that has some easy to use, simple editing features. Simply drag your image to the center of the page and get started.   Adjustments include: Hue/Saturation/Lightness, Brightness and Contrast, Colors (RGB), Filters (sharpen and blur), and Process (Sepia, Desaturate, Solarize, Invert, and Edges). You can undo […]

  6. Evernote Skitch as a Teaching Tool

      Skitch is Evernote’s sketching app. It is a great app that allows you to create sketches and annotate, edit and save photos and sketches. It is very useful for taking notes that can’t be typed, annotating photos, and making sketches. It is available for desktop, iOS and Android.       Steve Lai, a teacher in Canada, has some […]

  7. Evernote Trunk for School – apps and resources that work with Evernote for School

      I love Evernote. I use it for everything. Lesson plans, lesson schedules, notes, web clippings, lesson resources, travel notes and much more. I can access it on any computer and from my smartphone. I can even share notes and notebooks with other people (like my students). It is an indispensable app for me.     […]

  8. K-12 Blueprint site updated – resources for planning and implementing EdTech

      This week, Tech & Learning and Intel released their improve K-12 Blueprint web site. The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives.   The site has resources about one-to-one programs, BYOD, digital content, reviews about technology, success stories and case studies, tips and ideas, webinars, educational technology news, and much more. This is […]

  9. Google Course Builder – create your own online courses

        Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. Your course can contain lesson materials, student activities, and assessments. There are also instructions for integrating […]

  10. Great FREE Resources from Discovery Education

    This is the presentation I did this past Saturday at the New England Day of Discovery, in Groton CT. There are some great, free resources from Discovery Education available that can help teachers, students, and parents. The content and design of these resources is excellent are are great resources to help students learn.     […]

  11. Discovery Educator Network – a great resource for any educator!

        This week is Open House Week at the DEN, so I decided to share what I like about the DEN. Discovery Education is an excellent resource for educators. They have great fee-based products (Streaming, Assessment, Science and more) and over 30 free resources available for educators. The Discovery Educator Network is also a great resource for educators where […]

  12. Welcome Back to School. Here are some Great Resources for All Educators

    Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to relax and recharge. Our district starts with teacher professional development and classroom setup this coming Thursday, K-9 start next Tuesday, and 10-12 start Wednesday. The summer has flown by!   The beginning of the year is always a little crazy […]

  13. Black Menu – access all of your Google apps from this great Chrome extension

      I’m a huge user of Google’s many apps and services. I use Sites, Blogger, Chrome, Chromebook, Android, Search, Reader, Calendar, Gmail, Tasks, and much more. While I have shortcuts on my new tab page in Chrome and on my Chromebook, I can’t fit all of them on one page. iGoogle is also being shutdown so I won’t have […]