Tech Tips & Tricks
It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it.
Let's say you're buying sandals for your cat (go with me, here). Naturally, you type "cat sandals" into Google and hit "I'm feeling lucky." Do you end up with feline footwear or a list of Sandals Resorts hotels that cater to kitties?
Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense.
Everyone knows how easy it is to get music onto an iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the help of iTunes, but have you ever tried to get music off an iPod or iPhone and onto a new computer?
Make sure that you have a Dropbox account. Login and create a folder called "PDF to ePub converter". Create an account with Wappwolf by linking it to your Dropbox account. Then write an action so that any file uploaded to your "PDF to ePub" folder is automatically converted to an ePub. Create an account with Otixo.
QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) are just barcodes.
While many of you may be heading for the beach this week, it won't be long before you're ready to start exploring some new tools to help your students be better creators and collaborators when you go back to school in the fall. This week we published a new video on Nicole Dalesio, a fifth-grade teacher who uses all kinds of free technology tools in her class to keep her kids engaged (1) , and it inspired me to go hunt down the best tutorials for all these great, free Web 2.0 tools.