Here’s my weekly Treasure Chest of EdTech resources you just may have missed over the past week. Once again, you’ve got two choices for your viewing pleasure! Storify and Flipboard have proven to be very nice in sharing these resources. Enjoy! View my Flipboard Magazine. Flipboard Version   View the story “EdTech Resources April 4 [...]

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Cast TED, Vimeo and Other Sites to Chromecast

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Chromecast is a great (and cheap) device that allows media to be streamed to your HDMI TV. Google has put out a list of apps that work with Chromecast here. Unfortunately, TED and Vimeo are not supported. Although many Vimeo and TED videos are also on YouTube, some are not. In addition, YouTube may be [...]

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Is There a Difference How Men and Women Use Social Media?

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Finances Online has put together an infographic about social media usage differences of men and women. As educators, it is imperative that we know our audience. This infographic will help you find out what might and might not work in your classroom presentations. As you will see, there are plenty of differences! Reviews by David [...]

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75 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed April 4 2014

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Here’s my weekly Treasure Chest of EdTech resources you just may have missed over the past week. Once again, you’ve got two choices for your viewing pleasure! Storify and Flipboard have proven to be very nice in sharing these resources. Enjoy! View my Flipboard Magazine. Flipboard Version   Storify Version View the story “EdTech Resources [...]

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It’s World Backup Day!!! Are You Ready for a Data Disaster?

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Today, March 31st, is World Backup Day! If you haven’t backed up your important data, then today is the day! Backing up your data has never been popular. It seems like one of those thankless and time-consuming tasks that’s not really worth it–until you lose your data! A hard drive goes bad and your data [...]

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United States and Canada Animated Through Time

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The Washington Post posted “Watch the United States grow before your eyes” today and it is a fantastic gif showing exactly what the title describes. Take a look: Click on the gif to enlarge. The United States animation moves pretty quickly. Upon further research I found a similar one for Canada that moves much more [...]

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Cyberlink PhotoDirector 4 for Free!

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If you’re interested in a powerful image editor but don’t have the money, then today’s your day! For a limited time (through tomorrow March 28, 2014) you can grab Cyberlinks’s PhotoDirector 4 for free!!! It’s available for both Mac and PC. PC Magazine is making this offer. Simply head over to this page and follow [...]

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The Surprising Lesson of “How I Got My Teacher Fired” YouTube Tutorials

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I’m not a journalist! I don’t even play one on TV! And I don’t think writing this blog qualifies me as one either. But, maybe that’s a good thing. Yesterday on FaceBook I came across this shocking video posted by a local radio celebrity. As I watched the video it left my disturbed and saddened. [...]

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66 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed!

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Here’s my weekly Treasure Chest of EdTech resources you just may have missed over the past week. Once again, you’ve got two choices for your viewing pleasure! Storify and Flipboard have proven to be very nice in sharing these resources. Enjoy! View my Flipboard Magazine. Flipboard Version   View the story “EdTech Resources March 18 [...]

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What was Your First Tweet

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Yesterday I celebrated Twitter’s eighth birthday. Since a day seems to short to celebrate birthdays anymore, here’s one more Twitter present. Do you remember what your first tweet was? Of course not! But there’s a way you can find out! Twitter has given us this new tool as a present for their birthday. You can [...]

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Happy Birthday Twitter! A Brief History

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Today is Twitter’s eighth birthday and Mashable posted a nice video outlining the history of Twitter. I joined Twitter in May 2008. If you want to find out your Twitter birthday and get your own birth certificate click here. Take a look at the video: In addtion, Twitter has been the subject of tons of [...]

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I Finally Can Use My iPad 1 Again

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m extremely disappointed in Apple’s decision to completely abandon the iPad 1.  It was released in April of 2010 and I received one for Christmas that same year. In September of 2012 Apple released iOS 6. But, it was not available for the iPad 1! So, for me, my iPad 1 [...]

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OneNote or Evernote? Here’s some help!

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I’ve been an Evernote user for a long time, but when Microsoft decided to make OneNote available for free, I couldn’t resist trying OneNote again after all these years. I’ve tried to embrace OneNote in the past but found that Evernote just worked better. So much so, in fact, I even purchased the premium version. [...]

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More Than 75 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed March 18, 2014

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Here are more than 75 EdTech Resources you may have missed during the past week. Once again, I am presenting them in two different ways–Storify and FlipBoard. Hopefully, one or the other will fit your needs. Enjoy View my Flipboard Magazine. Flipboard Version   View the story “EdTech Resources March 11 2014″ on Storify

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How to Navigate NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System

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While going through my feeds this morning I came across Richard Byrne’s post on Free Technology for Teachers about NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System site. I just had to check it out as I love astronomy. I remember my dad taking me out to the backyard and looking through the telescope at night. To [...]

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The Landscape of SmartPhone Apps

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The world is moving away from desktops/laptops to smartphone/tablets as their devices of choice. I can’t say I’m happy about that as I can still get much more done on my desktop than I could ever get done on my smartphone. There is, of course, that pesky portability problem! So, I have come to embrace [...]

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Celebrate Pi Day with these Resources

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Since I’ve spent my entire career as a math teacher, I love Pi Day. I’ve put together some resources that may help you celebrate Pi Day to its fullest! The first is this funny video from MITbloggers: Now, take a look at this creative video from Michael Blake: Next, here are some resources from American [...]

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