Tag archives for Web 2.0

  1. Adobe PhotoShop Touch for iPad2 now available

      Adobe announces the availability of Adobe Photoshop Touch for the iPad2. Photoshop is the premiere, industry standard, for photo editing and effects and having it available for the iPad expands it’s usability.   The Android version of Adobe Photoshop Touch, along with other Adobe Touch Apps, was launched on Android back in November 2011.   Photoshop Touch brings core Photoshop […]

  2. PETE&C DEN PreCon 2012 Resources

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    The best in the business–our PreCon presenters this year surpassed expectations. From California to the east coast, this PreCon promised and delivered an amazing day of learning and teaching the DEN way, creating and sharing. Exemplars all, they provided their resources quickly (thank you, Porter for collating) but I was the slow one. To make […]

  3. 60 in 60 – 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes with Brandon Lutz

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    Last year’s P.A.E.C.T. Advocate of the Year, this year’s P.A.E.C.T. Southeast Regional Director, and always a DEN (super) STAR, Brandon Lutz is a legend at PETE&C any year. His name is synonymous with 60 in 60, a presentation that packs an overflowing full house eager to cheer him as he achieves the superman impossible: 60 […]

  4. Discovery Education Science TechBooks – great resource – more than an e-text

      Discovery Education has a lot of great resources for educators, many free (over 30). They also have fee-based services such as DE Streaming with thousands of videos, audio files, images, lesson plans, and much more.   One of their other resources that I have been using lately is the Discovery Education Science Techbook.   The Discovery Education Science […]

  5. DonorsChoose – a great resource for funding classroom projects/supplies

          DonorsChoose is an awesome site, created by former educators, that allows educators to create a project idea, select the materials and equipment needed, and get funding for those supplies. The teacher fills out the project format and selects materials and then DonorsChoose does the rest. Donors go to the site (and the site is advertised) […]

  6. Vonage announces free iPhone and Android apps for calling and texting

    Vonage announces iPhone and Android apps that allow you to call and text message other Vonage Mobile app users for free, worldwide, on iPhone and Android. You can also call any phone number in over 200 different countries at discounted rates. You can even purchase calling credits through iTunes or Android market accounts. Calls will work over WiFi, […]

  7. 10 Tech Skills Every Student (and teacher) need to have

      Last month, I wrote “10 Important Skills Students Need for the Future.” After reading a few articles about specific tech skills, I thought I write what I think are the 10 Important Tech Skills Students Need.   1. Internet Search - students need to know how to do a proper internet search, using search terms and modifiers. This […]

  8. MashUp: ToonDoo and Discovery Education

    Are you looking for a fun way to integrate technology with a research project?   Try using ToonDoo.com with DiscoveryEducation.com resources to create factual comic strips! Start by using DiscoveryEducation.com with your students so they can learn about their topics.  Discovery has a variety of content for your students to explore (videos, articles, handouts, interactives, audio, songs, […]

  9. Mash It Up for Deeper Learning and Understanding

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    Common Core standards expect that “students will use digital media to…”. Mashup tools will help them to meet those 21st century core standards. Carmella Doty and Renee Henderson kicked off their mash up session at the DEN PETEnC pre-conference by  talking about Notaland where you can ” mash your ideas and media together with friends in a […]

  10. Quickly find free NASA educational resources

    NASA Educational Standards Quilts are a quick and easy way to find free NASA educational resources that align to National Math and Science Standards. The materials are available online for download and print, or you can order copies. The site starts with a menu of 5 quilts: Space Science, Mathematics, California Science, Girl Scouts, and More […]

  11. Helping Educators Get Started with Educational Technology

    Edudemic has a great article entitled “The Must-Have Guide To Helping Technophobic Teachers”. It explores ways to help non-tech savvy teachers get started using educational technology to improve teaching and learning. It has some great tips and points.   Over 2 years ago, I wrote an article entitled “Getting Started with Educational Technology” that also offered tips and […]

  12. Join Discovery Education at TCEA!

    Download a printable version of Discovery Education’s TCEA corporate room schedule here: DiscoveryEducation_2012_TCEA_flyer Discovery Education will be in lots of places at TCEA – from the exhibit floor (booth #1551), to featured sessions from Hall and Steve, to our very own room at the Austin Hilton where we’ll be doing sessions all day, every day, […]

  13. Evernote for Educators – get organized

    by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy   Evernote is a way to get organized. It is a great, free resource that allows you to easily capture information using whatever device or operating system you use. It then makes this information accessible and searchable from anywhere. Their tagline: “Remember Everything.” It is a digital notebook that allows you to take […]

  14. Hall and Steve are Featured Speakers at NCCE!

    Northwest educators, come Blaze the Educational Technology Trail at NCCE 2012 – Seattle, March 13-16! Steve Dembo and Hall Davidson are featured speakers at this action-packed conference, and no doubt they will be sharing all kinds of great ideas and resources that will keep your fire ablaze! Early bird registration is available until February 10, […]

  15. Tech&Learning – free educational magazine and web site

        Tech&Learning is a great resource for educators. It is a print/online magazine, along with a great website. They also produce TechForum educational conferences and Virtual TechForum.     The Tech&Learning magazine, available free to qualified educators, is released monthly and contains articles, tips, resources, product reviews, and much more.         The website has a link to […]

  16. 10 Important Skills Students need for the Future

    by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy   The future. What do our students really need to know and be able to do to succeed in future education and careers? Content is a part of what they need to know. Standardized tests test content knowledge and some skills. There are huge debates raging over standardized testing, curriculum, and the […]

  17. Making School Relevant for Students

    David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy (photo from victorisawesome.wordpress.com)   Today I overheard this comment by a student in one of my physics classes: “I like this class because I actually learn something real that I can use.” I was very happy to hear this.   I try to relate what I’m teaching and what students are doing to something […]