How to use Overcast to maximize your podcast fun News Apple may face $862 million in damages for allegedly infringing on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent licensing wing, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The Apple technologies which take advantage of said patent for increased processor efficiency? None other than the A7, A8 and A8X chips, which are found in the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus handsets, as well as several iPad models. Workshops for Educators - Technology in Education Experience the innovative technology in education found at the Google Teacher Academy. The CUE Google Workshop for Educators is now available to any educational institution. Incorporating web-based technology in education has never been easier. Now from only $120 per teacher per day* Brought to you by CUE, the producers of the Google Teacher Academy, the nationally acclaimed Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) introduces participants to innovative ways Google Apps for Education infuse technology in education.
Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. While the sheer number of education apps is still overwhelming, increasingly teachers have found what works for them and are sticking to them. “The conversations I had were radically different than they were a year ago,” said Michelle Luhtala, the librarian for New Canaan High School and host of an Emerging Tech webinar on edWeb. She tapped her professional learning network of educators, teaching all grades and located all over the country, to share their favorite tech tools. “A year ago people felt like it was this new thing that was so overwhelming,” Luhtala said, “and now it really seems much more comfortable.” Educators have become proficient with their favorite classroom apps and are getting more creative with using them to achieve teaching goals.
15 Essential Apps For The Organized Teacher Organization Apps? Here Are 15 Essential Apps For The Organized Teacher by TeachThought Staff There is no single way to effectively organize a classroom. The big idea behind organization is systematic accessibility. When there is a clear system that allows the parts of that system to be accessible to those who need it, that’s organization.
Online classrooms for FREE?! A Review of Free Online Learning Management Systems (LMS) September 2003 — Volume 7, Number 2 Introduction Online courses are moving into the mainstream and, as with all technology-driven teaching tools, the software commonly used to deliver online courses can be prohibitively expensive. Classes take place online through the use of software packages that have special classroom features such as discussion forums [Editor’s note: A TESL-EJ review of free online discussion forums, can be found here], calendars, “chat rooms” where participants can communicate in real time with each other, and quiz and polling capabilities. Files such as word processing documents, sound files, pictures, and videos can be uploaded to the virtual classroom for viewing by students. Thus, the “platform” is essentially a place that looks like a private website and is intended to work like an electronic classroom.
NomadCast Is A Powerful Live Streaming App With Embeddable Player Meet NomadCast, a recent addition to the live-streaming app space. While Meerkat, Periscope and YouNow have been focused on the social aspect of live streaming, NomadCast varies in many ways. NomadCast isn’t a social app, it’s an iOS live-streaming app first and foremost. The French company actually started working on its live streaming last year, so NomadCast isn’t a reaction to the hype behind Periscope and Meerkat, but a brand new take on live streaming. Here’s how it works. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class October 23, 2014 Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate.
Downloading Apps on Android: Everything You Need to Know So you’re new to Android, and you’re trying to find where you go to download apps? We understand that it can be confusing at first, so we’d like to step you through all your options. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about downloading apps on an Android phone or tablet. Academic Presenter With Academic Presenter you can create big graphs like hierarchical graphs with different levels. In each level, you may want to add some pictures or even videos to clarify the subject and lessen your pain. Because of structural flexibility any further changes can be done without any problem. 55 Apps That Can Make You More Productive Who isn’t looking to be a little more productive and efficient with their time? Any time you can decrease the time it takes to complete a task or streamline some complicated process, everyone wins. If there’s a task to be done, rest assured there’s a piece of software aiming to help you do it faster, cheaper, quicker. From browser plugins to services that help you maintain important relationships, productivity apps aim to do it all, even if that goal sounds a bit ambitious. I review a good deal of productivity software, and there are days when I’m not even sure what that classification means anymore. It used to refer primarily to office suites and their apps, like PowerPoint and Outlook, but now it can mean anything from dictation software to an app that replaces your standard Android keyboard for one that predicts text as you swipe-type.
Fastest Ways to Transfer Files Between PCs and Mobile Devices Remember when files had to be split between multiple floppy disks to move them between computers? Or the inconvenience of burning data to rewritable CDs? Thank goodness we’ve moved on from those primitive methods. The truth is, file transfers have never been faster than they are today. Yet, to many of us, transfer speeds still seem like they inch along and take forever to complete. Consumers Spend 85% Of Time On Smartphones In Apps, But Only 5 Apps See Heavy Use New research on mobile behavior released today points to the growing struggle that app businesses face in establishing themselves as a must-have download on users’ smartphones. Today’s consumers are spending over 85 percent of their time on their smartphones using native applications, but the majority of their time – 84 percent – is spent using just five non-native apps they’ve installed from the App Store. Those five apps will vary from person to person. For some, their top five could include social media or gaming, while others may spend more time in instant messaging. This data further supports a study Nielsen released earlier this month which also reiterated that there does appear to be an upper limit to how many apps consumers use on a monthly basis. While this new study from Forrester Research examines where consumers spent the majority of their time, Nielsen’s report noted that users would only use 26 to 27 apps per month in total.
Fluent Mind Map- Create Beautiful Mind Maps on Your iPad April 15, 2015Fluent Mind Map is an excellent iPad app that you can use to easily map your thoughts and generate and organize your ideas into an elegant mind map. Fluent Mind Map provides you with easy to use editor where you can add nodes, change text, make colourful nodes, zoom in and out, and many more. Mind maps you create on Fluent Mind Map can be shared in a variety of file formats including PNG, PDF, and SVG.