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- Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012

- Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012
It's that time of year again when I get to write my favorite post. This year instead of doing just my top favorite sites, I'm going to include apps due to the shift in education to mobile learning and the "flipped classroom." While last year's post included lots of educational networks, this year's has lots of curation sites, as well as writing/grammar sites. I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. *Any site on the 2011 top 100 list will not appear on this list. Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 MentorMob - Probably the coolest site I've come across this year. David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment.

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The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology Pinterest is quickly becoming one of the biggest sources inspiration and innovation when it comes to cooking, design, and education. That’s right, education is a prominent fixture on Pinterest now and that, of course, means that education technology plays a starring role. In an effort to help curate the massive amount of Pinterest boards about education technology, you can use the following list as a jumping off point to start your Pinterest journey. The following boards are curated by teachers, admins, and other education enthusiasts. You’ll likely find some new blogs, tools, and ideas among them.

Top 20 LiveBinders you should not Miss Digital bookmarking is a pivotal learning skill. It does not only allow you to organize your information into one single platform accessible from anywhere with an internet connection but can also help you in your professional growth. Web2.0 technologies have made it way easier for us to control and curate the content we come across online. I definitely believe that without the power of bookmarking we would never be able to manage the huge influx of information Internet provides. I have already talked in a previous post about the benefits of bookmarking for us as teachers and learner and I said that bookmarking web tools: I am also recommending the following bookmarking tools for you :

Try out These Cool iPad Video Making Apps Creating videos nowadays is way simpler than it ever used to be. Gone are the days when one had to buy and install software to create videos. Besides being expensive such software always eat up a lot of space from hard disk. Now with the boom of web 2.0 technologies, there are dozens of tools that one can use to create instant videos and without any need for any software installation. - 30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms by Michael Gorman 1 Comment May 28, 2012 By: Michael Gorman May 28 Written by: 5/28/2012 12:30 AM ShareThis Welcome to the another in a series of PBL Mania Posts here at Tech & Learning.

- 14 Edtech Integration Tips & 20+ Resources for the School Year 0 Comments September 16, 2012 By: Sep 16 Written by: 9/16/2012 1:52 PM ShareThis “Technology is just a tool. 9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class 1- Uniflip UniFlip converts your magazine, brochure or catalog from its original PDF format into an exciting, professional multi-media digital format with pages that flip. 2-Joomag Joomag is a web tool that lets you create your own magazines using a simple online editor. You can draw shapes, write texts, add rich media elements like video and audio players. Comparing #iPad Office Suites - Comparison Chart #NAI2012 Over the last few weeks, in collaboration with others (@mray29), I've been exploring various Office apps--view comparison chart below--to facilitate different uses in K-12 environment. The main challenge for me has been finding an iPad app with GoogleDocs integration, which has been sorely lacking in the iWorks suite. To that end, I've purchased the following apps by way of experiment:

7 Mobile Apps Students Can Use to Never Lose Handwritten Notes Again A couple of weeks ago on my Android blog I wrote about using the Google Drive app to create digital archives of handwritten notes. That post was prompted by a conversation that I had with a young lady entering her senior year at a high school in Rockingham County, North Carolina. That young lady explained to me that she preferred the act of handwriting her notes and outlines to typing them out on a keyboard. In a lot of ways I agreed with her because when I plan my keynote talks I always use pencil and scratch paper before creating and arranging slides. Try one or all of these seven apps ff you have students that prefer to handwrite their notes or if you prefer to handwrite your notes, but you're worried about those notes getting lost.

10 rules for a successful edtech program that have little to do with tech, part 1 Apr 1 Written by: 4/1/2013 7:03 AM By JD Ferries-Rowe, CIO Advisor 1. Form Relationships The first six months that I spent at Brebeuf Jesuit was an interesting time for me. The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet Here are some of the most useful websites on the internet that you may not know about. These web sites, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can memorize thus saving you a trip to Google. And if you find this list useful, also check out the expanded version – The Most Useful Websites – which now offers a collection of 150+ undiscovered and incredibly useful websites to enhance your productivity. ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops. dictation.io – online voice recognition in the browser itself.

Must-Have iPad Apps (07/18/2012) Suffer from "app addiction?" If so, you've come to the right place if you're into productivity tools for your iPad!! Here's my latest list for iPad along with a few extra items thrown in for good measure! I'll be revisiting this list from time to time, pruning it, expanding, so be sure to check back periodically!

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