DEN Educator Carolyn Stanley shares how she's using Splashtop to stream Discovery Streaming to her ipad and the other uses that she's finding. This is something that teachers using ipads need to know about and test in their classrooms.
If you look at evernote for your school, you can have an evernote sponsored group. Here is the information on this. However, with the basic evernote being free, unless you want to share notebooks, etc. you may decide just to let everyone have the free account.
Skitch for the Ipad is here. This whiteboard drawing, mind mapping ipad tool saves to evernote. If you love evernote, this is a must download tool.
This blog gives ideas for how students can use evernote for research and collection of notes.
An online collaboration whiteboard. You can use it for free. Try using this for mindmapping and brainstorming between teams.
I love this post by Jessica Friday for one of her Flat Classroom 15 challenges. (She's in the Flat Classroom certified teacher program and has an advance draft of the book.)
She recommends the Pass the Past App, one developed to help students in Virginia master social studies including economics, geography, world history and Virginia history. It is going to be interesting to see how many states start releasing apps in lieu of textbook money.
She also recommends TapQuiz Maps to let users practice locating countries.
Interestingly, Microsoft will not provide services (according to this forum post I did in my research) to kids under 13. Additional parental approval is required to access some services. This doesn't like quite as smooth as perhaps Google's offering is.
Microsoft Windows Live @ Edu facts, cost, information. How this is working. It is interesting to me that the way this is written demonstrates how people don't seem to trust Microsoft.
You can also give accounts to alumni and parents, however, all over 18 receive advertising.
Dropbox tips for teachers.
(Password protected page.) If you have dropbox and invite someone with a .edu account and they join dropbox, you get 1GB per person! It is a great service. You have to log into dropbox to get to this page.
A comparison of Skydrive and iCloud side by side. There's Google apps, Skydrive, and iCloud as the big three of online cloud-based word processing and since we do so much writing in schools, it is likely that your school would select one of the three. If you haven't selected any, then you have a big problem unless you've got a masterful way of syncing locally. This is how we work in the 21st century and it is time to get with the program.
- Microsoft gives all SkyDrive users 25GB of free storage space. That’s a whole lot of bang for absolutely no bucks.
Microsoft Skydrive has come to the ipad. If you're using Office and their Skydrive service to share your files with students, this is the option for you. It also added PDF support to Skydrive as well. Remember that if you use onenote that it now has a fully supported iPad app, whereas Skydrive is not “optimized” for the ipad, it is a start.
As of December, Google+ is integrated with gmail if you have enabled the service. Remember that Google+ is only for people 18 and up.
Free Google Apps training center. This will take you through the tools that are part of Google apps for education. Share this with your teachers and students.
Information on Google apps for education. It is advisable for schools to provide their own emails to students to that the students are able to use tools and services (if set up in a COPPA compliant way.)
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