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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 Related:  Herramientas google: plantillas, drive...

7 extensiones para poner fondos HD y más cosas en la “Nueva pestaña” de Chrome Con la multifuncional barra de URL de Chrome el espacio predeterminado de la página de “Nueva pestaña” del navegador pareciera desperdiciarse. Pues bien, compartimos hoy 7 excelentes extensiones, como actualización de este otro listado, que sí le dan un útil uso a este valioso y concurrido espacio llenándolo de coloridos fondos y productivas herramientas: 1. Google Art Project: Obras maestras de artistas famosos y nuevos exponentes Google Art Project, el proyecto de Google para virtualizar obras artísticas de todos los rincones de la tierra, ofrece una extensión que lleva fascinantes imágenes de sus colecciones culturales al navegador. 2. 3. ArchDaily es un popular portal enfocado en temas de Arquitectura, en particular, imágenes de novedosos proyectos, guías, noticias y otros contenidos especializados. 4. 5. 6. No se puede hablar de imágenes y fotografías de alta calidad sin hacer mención a la enorme base de Flickr. 7.

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.

70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom's Digital Taxonomy The number of web tools currently available to teachers, administrators, and students is downright absurd. You can’t swing an iPad without hitting a free web tool looking to revolutionize your classroom. Luckily, there are a few brave souls out in the world wide web attempting to organize the chaos a bit. We like to take our best shot here at Edudemic but also like to showcase some of the great organizing done by others. One of those fabulous organizers is Phillippa Cleaves ( @pipcleaves – worth following!) from Sydney, Australia who built the Prezi you see below. The web tools are all listed (and clickable!) NOTE: You can click on any of the web tools listed in the presentation to go to their respective website. Source of top image: Wikispaces

Making Digital Libraries Work, With or Without BYOD 21st Century Libraries | February 2013 Digital Edition Making Digital Libraries Work, With or Without BYOD Districts are experimenting with strategies for creating state-of-the-art K-12 digital libraries. By Bridget McCrea03/14/13 Three years ago, when the nation's K-12 schools started thinking seriously about creating digital libraries, the Mesquite Independent School District (TX) purchased several Sony eReaders, loaded them with books, and circulated them to students. "It was a nightmare because e-readers are meant to be personal devices," recalls Debbie Swartz, library technology facilitator for the district, which serves 38,000 K-12 students. A River of Reading Those specific limitations aside, device lending is still a feasible, if imperfect, option for some schools. "We picked Amazon because we can have an unlimited number of devices associated with our account," explains Thomas Corbett, executive director for the school's Fisher-Watkins Library.

8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement Google Slides isn’t just for delivering presentations to an audience. Here are eight activities that bring interactive learning to students. (Public domain image via So often, people think of presentation slides as just that: a visual aid for delivering a presentation in front of an audience. But these slide apps (like Google Slides and PowerPoint in Office 365) really are powerful tools for delivering interactive user experiences. By thinking outside the box with Google Slides, PowerPoint and other similar tools, teachers can create unique learning experiences for students. Here are eight Google Slides activities that use the unique features of online slide apps to create engaging learning experiences: 1. I created a PDF ebook to help you create PDF ebooks. ANOTHER FREE EBOOK — I wrote an ebook called “101 Practical Ways to Ditch That Textbook” as a gift to my readers. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. On the question slide, for each possible answer, create a link to the feedback slide. 8.

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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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 Science 360 by the National Science Foundation Level: ALL (grades K-12)Platform: iOS Website Science 360 is a science and engineering news app designed to engage the user in visual explorations through photos, videos, and text. There is new content added weekly by scientists, engineers, and the National Science Foundation. Tip: Have students explore Science 360 for possible science project ideas and explore current science in the news.