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Wacom Inkling Turns Sketches into Vectors. 13 Tech Tools for a Paper-Free Life. Ari Meisel is co-founder at Less Doing, where he works on making every task in life and business more efficient.

13 Tech Tools for a Paper-Free Life

He used self-tracking to overcome Crohn's Disease and compete in Ironman France. You can follow him on Twitter @liontex and read his blog at arimeisel.com. I was recently working on a real estate development project, and the mountain of paperwork that was produced and wasted was heartbreaking. Every time the plans changed, an oversized set of prints was made — a copy for the owner, the builder, the engineer, and one for the town building department.

The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas. NOTE: You might also be interested in My Best Posts On The Basics Of Small Groups In The Classroom You might also find my Education Week Teacher post, Response: Do’s and Don’ts for Better Project-Based Learning, useful.

The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas

I’m now working on my third book, which is focused on instructional and classroom management strategies geared towards developing student autonomy and personal responsibility (as opposed to student obedience or student rebellion). Eye On Education is planning on publishing it in early 2011 — assuming I meet my deadlines I’ll be writing a post soon inviting reader contributions to the book, too. One of the strategies I’ll be writing about is cooperative learning. I’ve divided them into two sections — one sites that provide research results on its use and the second section with sites offering more practical ideas on how to implement cooperative learning in the classroom. Khan Computer Science Editor-Canvas Alpha Demo. The Relationship Status of Teachers and Educational Technology: It's Complicated - Rick Hess Straight Up. Note: Roxanna Elden is the author of See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers.

The Relationship Status of Teachers and Educational Technology: It's Complicated - Rick Hess Straight Up

She is a National Board Certified high school teacher currently teaching in Miami. Apps for Handwritten Notes. 25 Essential iPad 2 Apps that Will Help You Graduate College Faster. You can ask anyone in the field of education right now, this is a very exciting time.

25 Essential iPad 2 Apps that Will Help You Graduate College Faster

It seems like not a day goes by when there isn't a new computer, piece of software, or application that's taking education to the next level. Leading the way in this revolution in educational technology is the iPad…well, the iPad 2 that is. With amazing new features, like the AirPlay, Video Mirroring, and a Front and Rear Facing Camera, the new iPad 2 is poised to renovate the world of education - making classrooms, presentations, studying, and projects more efficient, exciting, and well just a whole lot more fun. So, just in time for the release of this much anticipated piece of technological amazement, we have created our list of the top 25 education apps to help you be a better student and graduate faster.

Prepare yourself for success, and check out these 25 amazing iPad 2 apps for education. Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students. Creative drawing projects. MyVision Classroom Management Software. ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard. Description Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

Another excellent brainstorming & collaboration tool. PowerPoint Presentations on the iPad. SlideShark is the award-winning app used by sales professionals and other presenters worldwide to present and share PowerPoint® from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch the way they were meant to be seen—accurately and professionally every time.

PowerPoint Presentations on the iPad

Learn More. 30 Web Sites to Teach You About Technology Integration. Does India's budget tablet computer work? 15 October 2011Last updated at 00:22 By Prasanto K Roy Technology writer Continue reading the main story.

Does India's budget tablet computer work?

Matterhorn. Capture & Administration Matterhorn provides specs for building your own capture agent to automatically record audio, video and VGA signal, and a sophisticated set of administration tools to manage recordings.

Matterhorn

Media Processing Matterhorn's configurable media processing workflow system provides a scalable set of services for dispatching processing jobs across multiple worker nodes. Services include video encoding, metadata generation, scene detection, preview image generation, trimming and captioning and text analysis. Distribution Matterhorn can publish recordings for both progressive download and streaming server, including a local search index. Engage The engage player can be used as a standalone application, or embedded inside of other applications such as blogs, wikis or content management systems.

Open Source Web Conferencing. Open Source Web Conferencing. Web 2.0. Hakia – Semantic Search Portal Of course I love Google and use it to search about a zillion times a day.

Web 2.0

However, many times I don’t think I am getting the complete picture. I really want various content types on the same search results page. Enter Hakia. Vuvox Express – Great Presentation Alternative This tool allows you to easily create ridiculously awesome slideshows with completely innovative looks. Free Drawing and Sketching Android App: Draw-n-Chat. By Deepika Arora on October 14, 2011 | Sponsored Links Draw-n-Chart is a free drawing and sketching Android app that allows you to share your drawings and sketching with your friends over Wi-Fi connection.

Free Drawing and Sketching Android App: Draw-n-Chat

This excellent free drawing and sketching Android app supports real-time screen sharing components where you along with your friend, can share your sketches, drawings and all your casually engraved doodles. In addition, you also send and receive unlimited number of messages. With Draw-n-Chat, you can quickly collaborate with your friends, colleagues or your business partners and share your doodles or sketches on a blank screen or on a selected background image of your choice. You can choose any wallpaper or your own photo as background. Sponsored Links However, in order to get started with Draw-n-Chat Android App, you need to download app from the Android Market.

Quick Screen Share: Screen Sharing Without Client Software Or User Accounts [Cross-Platform] Quickly see, and even control, a friend’s computer without installing software or signing up for a service. Java-based web app Quick Screen Share is the simplest way to offer support out there, and it’s free. Best of all, it works on and between Linux, Windows and Mac computers. If you’re reading this blog you’re likely the unofficial tech support for at least some of your friends.

You probably know there’s no shortage of screen sharing app on the web, but the overwhelming majority of it is a pain to set up. The problem is getting your technically challenged friend to launch any service. Inside a 'Bring Your Own Device' program. In what has become a popular trend, students bring their own educational technology to Pennsylvania’s Hanover High School From staff and wire reports.

Does BYOD Solve or Worsen K-12 Tech Woes? Over the weekend, educator and journalist Gary Stager penned a fiery blog post calling BYOD (“bring your own device”) the “worst idea of the 21st century.” Stager’s post is a response to the increasing popularity among K-12 schools to allow students to bring their own computers to schools, whether they’re laptops, netbooks, iPads, or cellphones. Stager, who has been an advocate for one-to-one computing initiatives for about as long as the concept has been around, argues that by opting to support BYOD, schools are eschewing their responsibilities to provide students with equitable access to technology.

Among his complaints: BYOD “enshrines inequality” by allowing affluent classmates to have better tools than others. BYOD – Worst Idea of the 21st Century? In 1990, I began helping schools across the globe realize the transformational learning potential of a laptop for every child. From the start there was a recognition of the certain inevitability that every student would own their a personal mobile personal computer in the near future, whether school provided it or not. Draw It Live. Common Sense: There’s No App for That « Mathalicious. iPad beware: Android tablets gain foothold in higher education » E-Mail. More than 300 students and educators at Seton Hall University will use the Android-powered tablets during the fall semester.