This is by no means an exhaustive list of what’s happened during the previous week in EdTech–it is just a lot of things I found interesting and thought others might find interesting as well.
- 157 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet–157 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet
- Newspapermap – All onlinenewspapers in the world–Biggest newspaper site in the world – find and translate all newspapers in the world
- The Staggering Size of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]–How big is the Internet? Try huge. Enormous. Gigantic. Mind-blowing. With hundreds of millions of sites, billions of photos, and trillions of emails, the Internet circa 2010 was mammoth.
- Administrators Texting for Success: Six Ideas–Cell phones provide administrators with a powerful vehicle for connecting with parents, guardians, students, teachers and colleagues
- Google Apps Marketplace Gets An Education Category–Today, Google is creating additional categorization to the app marketplace by adding a new segment for education apps. Aimed for Google’s 10 million Google Apps for Education users, the category offers over 20 applications from 19 vendors including specialized apps for schools and universities such as social learning game Grockit, grading software LearnBoost, math teaching tool DreamBox, design apps Aviary and more.
- What If We Treated Doctors The Way We Treat Teachers?–Let us pretend that physicians of all specialties were held to similar measures of accountability and enveloped with the same kinds of discourses that we see in education reform debates. What might that look like?
- Video Search Engine Qwiki Is Now Available To The Public–TechCrunch Disrupt winner Qwiki launched publicly today after a week filled with the news, most notably that of an $8 million funding round led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and YouTube founder Jawed Karim. Qwiki, for those of you who haven’t been following the hype, basically reads heavily Wikipedia-sourced articles out loud with photo and video accompaniments.
- Florida lawmaker wants teachers to grade parents – CNN.com–If an elementary school teacher graded you on your involvement in your child’s education, what kind of a grade would you get?
- What is the Technology Footprint in Your Classroom?–Strategies and techniques are provided regarding the benefits of using digital tools to support teaching and learning in any content area or grade level.
- 50 Free Collaboration Tools That Are Awesome for Education | Accredited Online Colleges.com
- 100 Mobile Tools for Teachers | Cellphones.org–With all of the new mobile tools on the market today, teachers can more easily work from satellite locations, share educational resources and access school-related data directly from their cell phones. Here are 100 mobile tools for teachers that make the grade.
- The Best Third-Party Twitter Apps That Don’t Require Your Password | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…–This concern may be unfounded, but I shy away from third-party Twitter applications that require my Twitter password.
- LibreOffice 3.3 Final Gives the OpenOffice.org Suite a Fresh Start–Windows/Mac/Linux: The first finalized release of the OpenOffice.org spin-off, LibreOffice, has hit the web at version 3.3. It’s got a few unique features, an ever-so-slightly tweaked look, and the ability to export to Microsoft’s DOCX format by default.
- Surfboard – Display Any Website In a Flippable Style–Surfboard is a neat little service that displays any website in a flippable newspaper-like display
- Use Your Webcam With Multiple Programs Simultaneously–ManyCam lets you use your webcam with multiple applications simultaneously. After you have installed ManyCam, you can stream the video capture to multiple applications or devices.
- Convert PDF to Word Inside Facebook–There are many freeware apps for converting PDF to Word documents like PDF Tiger, PDFZilla and others. PDF to Word Converter Facebook edition does the job right inside of Facebook
- Free tools for teachers: Teacher guide–Engage your students, energize a lesson plan, and save time using free tools from Microsoft you can download today. Some of these include Windows Live Movie Maker, WorldWide Telescope, Microsoft Photosynth, Bing Maps, Digital Photostory, Songsmith, Office Live Workspaces, Windows Live Skydrive, and Autocollage.
- How I Use Google To Organize My Entire Online Digital Life.–I am talking about the fact that I have completely organized and simplified my online life using most of Google’s services.
- Tag People in Photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011–Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 comes with many great features. One of our favorites is face recognition, which allows you to identify and tag people in your photos. The more people you tag, the easier it is for Windows Live Photo Gallery to suggest tags for the people present in your pictures.
- 15 Best USB Device Tricks To Get The Best Out Of It–Learn about 15 best USB tricks including USB boot, hidden drive, speeding up Windows, USB encryption, tracking lost drives, portable apps and many more.
- How to Embed a PDF Document Into Your Website–MakeUseOf is no stranger to PDF documents as it’s home to a myriad of guides for all kinds of topics, and plenty of articles on PDF-reading and editing software
- VoiceThread – How to Use VoiceThread in the Classroom, and videos–A VoiceThread on how to use VoiceThread in the classroom
- How to leave a comment on Voicethread
- How to Check if Someone Else is Using Your Facebook Account?–Learn some simple tips that will help you determine is someone else is secretly logging into and using your Facebook account.
- Tips on how to protect your data when using public Wi-Fi or wireless networks | The Windows Club–Microsoft has released a brochure titled Protecting Your Information On the Go and it is now available for download at Microsoft.
iPad, iPod, etc
- What do Students Think of Using iPads in Class? Pilot Survey Results – iPads in Education–It’s almost a year since the iPad was first released and we have been using them in a high school pilot program since September
- Top 40 best free iPhone apps | News | TechRadar UK–Top 40 best free iPhone apps Essential free apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
- iPod Touch & iPad Resources LiveBinder–A collection of resources for educators who are interested in using the iPod Touch or iPad with students.
- 40 Interesting Ways* to use an iPad in the Classroom – “Google Docs”
- Top 50 Free Education Apps | iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch App Store App Reviews–Below is the top 50 free applications in the Education category(data is pulled from iTunes). We also have a list of the best paid education iPhone apps.
- Easel iPad App–Easel’s iPad app allows students to learn complex concepts easily and conveniently.
- Happy 1st Birthday, iPad [INFOGRAPHIC]–January 27, 2010 brought the launch of Apple’s iPad tablet device — Thursday marks its first year.
- 4 Free iPad Browsers To Replace Mobile Safari–While Mobile Safari has steadily improved with time, particularly on the iPad, there are several other free options available that bring additional features
- 5 Sites To Boost Your Brain Fitness With Fun Games & Puzzles–Fun brain games though can improve our skills when it comes to logic and cognition. For the elderly, brain games are as vital as physical activity.
- I Love Free Software–Best free software available all over the web. The free software categories include Windows Software, iPhone Applications, Social Networking Tools, and software installation videos.
- Meredith Ely: Why Don’t Techies Care About Education?–The education and technology worlds are coming together, but perhaps not as strategically or advantageously as they could.
- 100 Ideas for Data Projector and Document Camera | Umatilla-Morrow ESD
- What is Creative Commons?–Creative Commons is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001, that promotes the creative reuse of intellectual and artistic works — whether owned or in the public domain
- 10 Fascinating Facts About E-mail–You may use it every day, but how much do you really know about e-mail? Quiz yourself with this list of fun factoids.
- Bing Image Search gets a new Landing Page | The Windows Club–Bing has just announced a feature update. Its Image Search now has a new re-designed landing page
- The History of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]–From the first e-mail to the domination of Facebook, social media has come a long way, baby.
- Science Monster–Science Lessons, Science Games, and other Cool Science Stuff!
- HTML5games: A Directory Of Flash-Free Browser Based Games–Find fun games to play in your browser, without the use of flash. Whether you’re sick of flash causing your system to crash or you’re the proud owner of an iPad
- 14 Interesting Ways to use Web Conferencing in the Classroom
- Games in Education-Livebinder–These are articles that describe the benefits of using games in education.
- Teaching and Learning with Livescribe Pens – The Tempered Radical–Back in September, I stumbled across this New York Times article detailing the ways that students in Brian Licata’s Staten Island middle school were using Livescribe pens to review content in a math class