Edu app news: apps, ebooks, and sites for your classroom #mlearning 12/30/2011
Splashtop App Opens a Whole New World for me on my iPad – DEN Blog Network
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.
Evernote Sponsored Groups | Evernote Corporation
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 iPad! - Evernote User Forum
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.
Evernote for Students: The Ultimate Research Tool – Education Series « Evernote Blogcast
This blog gives ideas for how students can use evernote for research and collection of notes.
Dabbleboard - Online whiteboard for drawing & team collaboration - Interactive whiteboard software
An online collaboration whiteboard. You can use it for free. Try using this for mindmapping and brainstorming between teams.
Challenge #5 - Go Mobile! - Flat Classrooms
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.
Student Accounts: COPPA and Email Clarification - Outlook Live Answers
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: Why You Must Get Dropbox!
Dropbox tips for teachers.
Dropbox - Students - Simplify your life
(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.
Cloud Wars: Apple's iCloud Versus Microsoft's SkyDrive | Mac|Life
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.
Cloud wars: Microsoft SkyDrive now native on Apple's iPad and iPhone | ZDNet
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.
Google Apps update alerts: Additional Google+ integration with Gmail
As of December, Google+ is integrated with gmail if you have enabled the service. Remember that Google+ is only for people 18 and up.
Google Apps Education Training Center
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.
Google Apps for Education - Common Questions - Google Apps Help
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.)