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15 Wonderful Chrome Extensions for Students

15 Wonderful Chrome Extensions for Students
1- Docs Quickly Create a Google Doc, Spreadsheet, Presentation, or Drawing directly from your Chrome bar. No need to launch; just a single click, and you have a new document. 2- Save as PDF This extension lets you easily save web pages to pdf. 3- Evernote Web Clipper Use the Evernote extension to save things you see on the web into your Evernote account. 4- Write Space Write Space is a customizable full-screen text-editor that lives in your web-browser. 5- Easy Bib Tools Automatically cite web sites with one click using the EasyBib Toolbar. 6- is an intuitive and easy to use online Todo list, and Task Manager. If you have shared some documents with others on Google Docs, before you had to go check whether anyone's modified them. Easily share and save your attachments. 9- Send to Google Drive Allows you to upload a pdf version of the current page to your Google Drive using the pdfcrowd service. 10- Stay Focused ✔Keep all your to-dos in sync 15- Panic Button

Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech By: Drew Minock Augmented reality is defined as “a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics, or GPS data.” (Wikipedia) We have discovered that augmented reality is much more than the definition describes – it is the future of educational technology. It all started on March 21st at the MACUL Conference in Detroit when the great Leslie Fisher showed the $20 bill trick using an app called Aurasma. That was the moment that would change everything. Augmented reality allows us to put objects in the hands of our students that would have previously been impossible. There are several augmented reality applications available to download onto your mobile device, but few give you power to create your own experience like Aurasma. Augmented reality allows the students to engage in, and create a magical learning experience that their classmates can interact with.

How to integrate technology when nothing works right I’d love to do more with technology in the classroom, but I don’t have the equipment and infrastructure I need. What can I do? That’s the question we sought to answer at this morning’s Hack Education 2013 unconference in San Antonio, Texas. The following info is a combination of the notes I took during our discussion and my own elaboration. * Build the foundation for tech skills and integration. * Get your media before you go in the classroom so you can use it unplugged. * Use a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) system. * Encourage students to use the technology they have at home. * Get parents on board so they will make sure kids have more tech access to the tech at home (or will take them to the local library to use computers.) * Apply for grants to get more technology. * Remember the motto: “It’s better to ask for forgiveness later than permission now.” * Let go of the mindset that technology should be used all the time. * Use computers in centers. * Take baby steps.

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