I wrote about this a while back and now the time is upon us. Google Drive app is going away in March. I’ve tried both alternatives, Backup and Sync, as well as, Drive File Stream. If you are in education, as I am, it turns out both are decent options, it really depends on how you … More Google Drive App is Changing – SOON!
THEY ARE OUT! Our 6th Annual Ted Talk event has been approved and are live for viewing! This is an amazing event where grade 11 students at my school are tasked with delivering a presentation that was both meaningful and research rich. The theme is ‘A Catalyst for Change’. 170 students delivered Ted Talk … More 6th Annual TedxYouth Event
We all should pay some attention to the news. In this time of ‘fake news,’ it is very cool that you decide where you get your news. This week I suggest PressReader.com. A free account can be set up with Google or Facebook. Then you simply select which news sources you want as well as … More Get YOUR news!
Look at your browser right now. Do you have too many tabs open? I do. A few tabs is ok, makes access a bit more efficient. Too many tabs and now we can’t find anything. I tried something this weekend, OneTab. This is a simple Chrome Extension that reduces your tabs and as a bonus it reduces … More Get focused with OneTab.
Ever wonder where I get the ideas for the apps I recommend each week? The truth is I follow a lot of other technology blogs and when I see something I save it for further exploration. I do actually test the apps I recommend and I try to make sure they are educational and … More Test Apps for YOU!
Last week a friend brought up how frustrated he was with students who do not use a calendar like Google’s. He listed all of the benefits; sharing, invites, cross-platform (computer and devices), tracking of assignments and the mobile updates. I believe he is right but forcing everyone to use the same calendar seems a bit … More Google Calendar Explained
I am going to start the year by recommending you get your tech organized. The article was published at NobleLife.com and written by Samual Ladan. It is a short article that takes a very matter-of-fact approach to streaming lining how you use your technology. I was made aware of how I am mixing and matching tech as … More Get your Tech Organized for the New Year
Want to read faster? The folks at BeeLine Reader have conducted research that proves their method of highlighting improves reading and speeds up the reading process. I tried this out and initially, it was a bit weird, but after a couple of pages, I noticed how easily I was moving through text on a page. It … More BeeLine Reader to read FASTER!
I’ve been reading about a lot of data hacks lately and how whether we like it or not, it is entirely likely that our data has been compromised. If you are really nervous about this and want to take every precaution there was a great article in Southern Living Magazine. Follow the steps listed there … More Take Control of YOUR Browser!
Right now a lot of students are working on projects that require images. You should always cite your images or seek Royalty Free or Creative Commons images which can be used without permission. Today I am suggesting 3 sites. PhotosforClass, Pics4Learning, and Pixabay. All of these image sites have royalty free images and are available to use for … More Images for students