Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ed Tech Resources: December 1st, 2013

Now that you have finished digesting all of the turkey, stuffing, and desserts, here are some of the articles and tweets that I found interesting over the last few days.

Blog Posts/News Articles

Slideshows in Sync
Some teachers already use an app called Nearpod to share class presentations with students. This blog post details this app, as well as many alternatives. Another option not included in this post (but was later mentioned somewhere else) is a new site called Presentain. This service is still in Beta mode, but one feature that looks promising is the ability to "push out" Google Presentations to students.

7 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen
Many of us already use the Reflector software, but it's always nice to know what's out there.

Zdeno Chara has Blueprint for Team Leadership
This has nothing to do with technology. However, we often encourage our students to step up and be leaders in and out of the classroom. There has been a lot of information in the news recently about a lack of leadership in sports. I think we can all learn something from the Bruins captain!


It's important to note that this guy retweeted her image. Just his retweet alone has been retweeted over 20,000 times!!! I imagine the original image has been seen over 100,000 times at this point. It's a great lesson to share with students regarding digital citizenship and how quickly images can go viral online.

If they're still on sale (and they may not be), my favorite app is Calendars 5. I like it much more than the native calendar iPad app.