Google has a cool new app for Android, called “Field Trip“. It helps you find things about what’s around you. It runs in the background and when you get close to something interesting, it pops up with details about that location. You can use it to learn more about historical locations, buildings, stores and
Jumpshare is a service I just learned about that lets you easily share and view files online, for free. Simply drag and drop your files to the site and then you can share them. Other sites let you do this, but Jumpshare has a very cool feature of it’s own – people can
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Every year people ask me what my favorite tech tools, apps, and other resources are and what I use on a daily basis. Every year, this changes a little bit. I just had someone ask me for a list of what I use the most and what my favorite Ed Tech resources are, so
On a cold, rainy day, I sat at my desk. Trying to surf, using Google at best. I sat there with Google, we sat there we two, and I thought how I wish I could surf easier too. All my sites are in reach, yet so far away, it seems more like work, rather than play.