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Wacom Inkling Turns Sketches into Vectors. When we first heard about Wacom's new Inkling device we got excited: Imagine picking up a pen and paper, drawing whatever you want, and having it magically show up on your computer in a variety of formats.

Wacom Inkling Turns Sketches into Vectors

Add to that the ability to create new pages and layers on the fly and we were sold on the idea. The big question was whether Wacom, which has come out with a variety of sketch-to-digital products, could deliver on its promises. 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. 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. 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. Many thanks to Rick for inviting me to guest blog this week. Apps for Handwritten Notes. How many times have you been in a meeting or a conference and just wanted to jot down an ideas or sketch.

Apps for Handwritten Notes

You don't want to become totally distracted by typing reams but you do want to record it so it doesn't get lost. The following apps allow you to do just that. 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. 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

ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old! 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 “SlideShark has allowed me to ... teach patients, medical students, nurses and doctors in any situation—at the bedside, in a nursing station and a classroom, without the need of a computer and projector.” 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 The Aakash tablet's pros and cons.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Read more by staff and wire services reports After only a week, students say the program seems to be saving time and is less hassle than accessing the school's own ed-tech devices.

The Hanover High School students walked into their environmental science class, sat at the round black tables, and got out their class materials. The three-ring binders, notebooks, pens, and pencils were placed out of arm’s reach. 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.

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