Best New Blog - Technology with Intention
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Best New Blog - Technology with Intention
Using the tool bar at the top of their home screen, you may choose SPED/Autism, Preschool, Themes, Multiple Intelligences, Bloom's or Tools categories. It's layout is crisp and clean with details of each app. Click This now!
Amazon Appstore for Android offers a paid app a day for FREE. Yesterday's free app was Butter Lion Memo, an app for cute and simple notes. Today's free app is Wordoku (regularly $1.00), a game similar to sudoku but with words. If you want the featured app, you have to grab the app that day. Once you click download for the app, it'll ask for your email or mobile number and then give you this neat video to walk you through the process on installing your new FREE app.
How to download or remove apps
3 Ways to Install Applications on Android Without the Market
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
To get started,you will have to request an invite. If you know someone already on Pinterest, you can shoot them an email, text, etc. and ask them to shoot you an invite. From what I've seen, Pinterest is mostly for crafters and designers but what about educators? I can definitely see it on that aspect since I found some pinboards specifically for the education field. I'm sure there are tons more but below are a couple. Just do a search for pinterest for education and I'm sure you'll get plenty of hits. Or even better, create your own. Start pinning now!
With the FREE iSpring application, you can:
- Convert .PPT, .PPTX, .PPS, .PPSX files to Flash
- Add Flash movies and YouTube videos
- Keep PowerPoint animations, trigger animations, styles, audio, video in Flash
- Create a single Flash (.SWF) file with all resources embedded
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Although it's still in BETA, I foresee this sticking around and being very useful for not only the business world but for the educational world as well. It's a side project from the This free service is a side project from the creators of Screencast-O-Matic.com. If you haven't checked out their site, click on over to check it out.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Check out this drawing app in the App Store. For a limited time, you get $2 off. For only a buck, you get 40 super cool and super cute animals. This wonderful app takes you through each step with friendly voice instructions. App includes a paint bucket, 6 brushes, 22 vibrant colors, 30 colorful backgrounds, editing tools, an easy interface and sharing tools.
iLuv Drawing Animals - Learn how to draw 40 animals
Updated: Dec 07, 2011
Copyright © 2011 Apple Inc.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
While you're checking out his Dropbox post on ways to use this tool, check out some of his other post as well. You'll find yourself learning a little something and becoming more techie too. He has them all catergorized into Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Music, Art and even Physical Development and Teachers and Special Needs.
Ron has devoted his time and energy in seeking out the best apps for his kids and ours, whether that's our own children or the kiddos we embrace in our classrooms. So now that you know a little about Ron, I'd have to say he's not that ordinary Dad I previously mentioned. He's a "SMART" Dad that the educational world should be thanking. So thanks Ron for your "quest to find the best educational apps for the iPad and iPhone"! Click on over to his Smart Apps for Kids site and check out his hard work for yourself. Once you do, you'll be hooked just like me.
Here is a little info about his site:
Smart Apps for Kids (taken from his about page - notice that huge increase on his Facebook page - Ron organized and operated a "monstrous" Open House App Friday - and I mean monstrous in a good way...totally awesome)
* We've experienced an 870 percent increase in visits and 1328 percent increase in page views since June, 2011.
* Visits from Facebook have increased from 667 in July to 11,818 in November (1746 percent).
* The site is ranked in top 10 (first page of search results) for more than 50 education/kids app Google searches, including numerous No. 1 rankings.
* We have more than 10,400 followers via Facebook, Twitter, RSS and email subscription.
* Smart Apps For Kids has received more than 440 thumbs up at StumbleUpon with a 94.1 thumbs up/thumbs down ratio.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Scoop.it is a FREE publishing-by-curation platform. The makers of Scoop.it make curation a simple new form of expression on the Web. For the education world, it's completely free. For businesses and companies, there is a monthly fee. Thank goodness you're in education, huh? Below you'll find a teachers scoop.it page on seasonal freebies and another one of tools for learners. If you're interested in creating you're own, Click This!
Here's a Scoop.it page that focuses on Seasonal Freebies for Teachers.
And here's another one that focuses on Tools for Learners.
And here's one that I'm loving. It's a scoop.it page on iPads in Education.
I know I tend to focus on iDevices (iPads, iPods, iPhones) cause hey, I'm a Mac! So here's another scoop.it for those who love Android. It focuses on Android for Education.
Monday, December 5, 2011
This South African company has a head office in Durban and a satellite office in London, UK. Below is a link to their main site and one to a specific area (I chose dolphins). View awesome media online or download it to your computer. Click This for more info on Earth-Touch.
With SoundCloud, anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks.
With one click, share your creations with Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Foursquare. Access your data anywhere using iPhone and Android apps, as well as other sharing apps.
While this is sad news for their thousands and thousands customers, the company is offering you an easy way to export your data stored on their sever. I just transferred it with one click. You can either download or move it over to Picasa. Good Luck and be sure to do it before they March 6th shutdown date.
Click This to get started on your chance to win.
or Click This!
Friday, December 2, 2011
This is a screenshot of their gzaas for dummies tutorial. Super simple, even for the technically challenged.
Where to gzaas! A gzaas is a link. So you can paste anywhere you want:
- Blog post & comments
- Street wall?
Teachers aren't paid enough... http://gzaas.com/LeF3dYb.