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. 10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

    This past January I wrote “10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have” and I have decided to modify it for the “10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have”. Here’s my list.   Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help […]

  2. EdTech Magazine’s 50 Must Read EdTech Blogs & my additions to list

      EdTech Magazine is a great, free website that has tons of articles, resources, product and service reviews, information and more about edtech topics and products. It is a great resource for any educator, educational technology specialist or director, or technology personnel.     They just published an article “50 Must Read K-12 IT Blogs” that is a […]

  3. New Chromebook, Chromebox and updated Chrome OS – look awesome, great for education

      Google and Samsung have just announced a new Chromebook, the Chromebox and the new version of Google’s Chrome OS.   I have been a long time user of Google’s Chrome OS and Chromebook (almost two years) on their beta device, the CR-48. I love it! I can do everything I need on it.   Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome […]

  4. eduClipper – clip anything, share everything – more info available now.

        eduClipper is a new app coming from EduTecher Adam Bellow that I wrote about last month. eduClipper is in sign up mode now and promises to provide a way to clip anything from the web and then share it with anyone.   It’s free and allows you to clip and capture anything from the web including articles, links, […]

  5. Google is buying QuickOffice – here’s what that means

           Yesterday, Google announced that it was buying QuickOffice. QuickOffice is a mobile app that allows users to view, edit, and create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, including Microsoft Office files. It integrates with Google Docs™, Dropbox, Evernote, Catch, Egnyte, Huddle™, Box, SugarSync, and MobileMe™, allowing you to access and work with your files on your mobile device.   Google will be integrating QuickOffice into […]

  6. Education Dive – education news, trends, resources, tech and more

        Education Dive describes itself as the “Mobile Dashboard for Educators.” It is a free site that has education news, trends, links, resources, technology, and much more for educators. There is some great information and some great resources available here.       You can subscribe to it via email or RSS feed and follow […]

  7. Wonderville – awesome, fun, educational science resources

      Wonderville is a great, free site I just learned about from an article in Tech & Learning magazine. Wonderville is an award winning site that has interactive science activities that are fun and educational. There are over 30 games on Wonderville that help students learn about science while having fun. There are also puzzles, activity sheets and crosswords, videos exploring […]

  8. WhatWasThere – historical photos linked to Google Maps – visit the past!

      WhatWasThere is an excellent resource for geography, history, and fun. It connects historical photos to Google Maps, letting you see what places looked like in the past. You can tour locations, browse photos and even upload your own historical photos.       This is a great way to explore the world historically, or just […]

  9. Nature Works Everywhere – free resources for learning about nature’s factory

      Nature Works Everywhere is a great, free site from The Nature Conservancy and Discovery Education. The site has resources to help learn about how nature works and the fact that nature is a factory, making many of the things we need.       There is an interactive online game that helps students discover the connections […]

  10. ISTE Newbie Project – help send a deserving teacher to ISTE conference

      ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) puts on a great, huge, educational conference each year. I was lucky enough to attend ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia last year (thanks to winning a Discovery Education contest that paid for it for me) and had a great time, learning, sharing, and connecting with educators from around the world. Philadelphia is also […]

  11. DENny Award Winners 2012 – Discovery Educator Network Awards

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      Last night was the DENny Awards 2012, the annual awards where the Discovery Educator Network and Discovery Education honor DEN members for their efforts throughout the years. It’s the Oscars for us. In fact, the Discovery Education employees that ran the event were wearing tuxedo t-shirts!   You can view the entire thing, which was live streamed from Discovery Education […]

  12. Lists, Descriptions and Training Resources for Using Discovery Education resources

    Discovery Education has tons of resources, programs and applications for educators. How do you find it all and learn how to use them? The Discovery Educator Network and this blog is one way. Here are some more ways: Training Resources for Discovery Education Tools and Apps:  http://goo.gl/usJsd – lots of great resources, tips, help and more. […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]