In today's round up of education and technology news we have an interesting replacement for document cameras, a cool app that lets you merge videos, photos, audio and your calendar, and the stellar K12 Online Conference. Take 15 minutes a day to learn new things, this blog post is one way to explore and learn. Be an educator who is a lifelong learner. Your students need it!
THE BELKIN TABLET STAGE | Belkin Business
Many great presentations are happening this week at the K12 online conference. Join in! You'll learn so much.
Very interesting tool to use for your classroom that sort of turns your ipad into a document camera/ presenter tool. It has already won several awards in the Apple app store. You might want to take a look at this if you're 1:1 ipad as an option to get rid of document cameras or not buy them at all. Very cool
Life Noted App
This app is Life Noted and merges camera, video, notetaking and more. It was recommended to me as a notetaking/ capturing tool for observation in the classroom by teachers of students, but I think that anyone evaluating another person might benefit from this sort of tool. Capture your notes and the speech about the notes and share it. Very interesting idea. It is free right now.
2013 Schedule | K12 Online Conference
So many great presentations and ideas from the K12 online conference this year. Check out the schedule and join in! The advantage of watching them now is that you can experience and discuss the topics while everyone else is. Conversing about these presentations online and on Twitter makes a difference. Take a moment to leave a message for presenters who do a great job. These videos take a long time to share.
24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools
If you're using mindmapping and brainstorming in the classroom, this list from Mashable is updated and useful. There are a lot of new tools out (many of them paid but some not.) If your students are writing collaboratively, you should have them brainstorming collaboratively before they ever type the first letter of the paper or website.
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