Finance for Android ★ Tons of FREE features; Phone + TABLET! ★✔ StockSpy keeps getting more awesome with great new upgrades! StockSpy - A slick app which simplifies tracking stocks, stock market, realtime quotes, charts, news, links & stats for stocks around the globe. Sky Map Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae and more. Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced. Troubleshooting/FAQThe Map doesn't move/points in the wrong placeMake sure you haven't switched into manual mode. Does your phone have a compass? A Practical Definition of Cloud There’s the NIST definition of cloud (PDF)—or, as they call it, “cloud computing” (this post explains why I don’t use “computing”). And I have also offered up my own definition: Cloud is a system where users acquire and manage technology resources on their own while the owners of those resources still maintain control of them. Whether you like mine or not, I think these two definitions offer nice book-ends: NIST’s is technical, and mine is conceptual. But neither is practical, though NIST gets closer than I do. What I mean by this is that, if you want to try to figure out whether cloud is the right model for a particular purpose, you need a definition of cloud that you can apply to that purpose to show the costs and benefits in measurable ways.
12 Online Tools For Effective Teacher to Student and Parent Communication Guest post by Reese Jones & Shelly Sanchez Terrell Having a clear and positive communication with the students and their parents are a vital necessity among educators. According to School Family, good communication results in increased student achievement and better services from the school. An effective way in pursuit of this is through the use of technology, specifically the internet. This practice is becoming evident among 21st century educators whose are utilizing digital facilities and implementing the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) system. Organizations like Microsoft and O2 support digital facilities and launch their own way of supporting education thru technology.
80 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms to Support Learning I am pleased to relaunch this popular resource form the Interesting Ways series after a little bit of TLC. If you are new to the idea behind the Interesting Ways series, they are open Google Presentations which teachers add their ideas to – one idea, one slide, one image. They have been running for years now and have proven massively helpful to teachers across the world as crowdsourced idea banks to share with colleagues. I have checked through this one on Google Forms and updated the first and last slides – I hope you find the ideas useful and of course please feel free to follow the link below to add your own ideas (jump to the last slide for info on what to do) after all that is what they are here for! Add your ideas by editing the document.
Sky Map Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae and more. Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced. Troubleshooting/FAQThe Map doesn't move/points in the wrong placeMake sure you haven't switched into manual mode. Does your phone have a compass? If not, Sky Map cannot tell your orientation. How To Create Courses That Sell Online Are you creating and marketing courses teaching others your expertise? Are you helping your clients to design courses they will market and leverage to grow their business? The “teaching others” business has expanded into a 7 billion industry and the opportunity to apply your e-learning design skills in this market is enormous.
Cool Ways to Use Google to Inspire Your Students to Create Dynamic Worlds Thanks to the Internet, we can now see more detailed views of the world than ever before. A student wondering what the Eiffel Tower looks like doesn’t have to wait for that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Paris: Google Street View has the answer. As interesting as virtual sightseeing can be, the novelty wears off sooner rather than later. However, having your students create and present their own tours for class assignments will maintain their interest. Google Maps and Google Earth, both free, are two of the most popular tools for taking virtual journeys. With both applications, students can create tours of the places they hope to visit someday—or, perhaps, the settings of their favorite books—and build tours of places they’ve been.
This is How to Automatically Grade Quizzes Using Google Forms March 26, 2014 Today somebody emailed me asking for a web tool to use for automatic grading. The first thing that comes to my mind is Flubaroo. Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade assignments and email grading reports to your students. I have been using it with my students and I love the work it does. 10 ways I use Google Forms in my tablet classroom Image courtesy of TBR Mohamed El-Ashiry takes a look at ways of using Google Forms in the classroom. I am one of Google Forms‘ biggest fans! I have many reasons to love the service, and I use it in many different ways.