My 2012 Edublog Nominations #eddies12


2012 Edublog Award Nominations The following are my nominations for the 2012 Edublog Awards. Best individual blog - TJ Houston Best group blog - Edutopia Best new blog - The Mobile Native Best class blog - Ms. eddies12 blog awards eddies eddies12 edublog edublog 2012 edublog awards edublog nominations My goal with this year''s nominations was to nominate people who I did not nominate last year or to highlight a new site.

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Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. There is a full web console to control and monitor things and you can either create a Celly login or login with Facebook or Twitter.

Aviary launches free mobile app photo editor for iOS & Android

Educational Technology Guy

A while back, Aviary launched an add-on for mobile devices that allowed you to use Aviary within mobile apps. Yesterday they announced that Aviary is now available as a free, stand-alone mobile app for iOS and Android. The Aviary mobile app is free and features an easy-to-use, intuitive interface with effects, stickers, color balance, crop and rotate, brightness, contrast, saturation, drawing, text, cosmetic tools and more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Great infographic with mobile productivity tips and tools

Educational Technology Guy

We use our mobile devices more and more for work, business, school and more. Tony Vincent has a great site, Learning in Hand , where he has been posting information, tips and resources about using mobile device in learning for years, starting with the Palm PDA''s. He created a great infographic with his tips and tools for mobile productivity. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Edublog Awards Nominations 2012

The Daring Librarian

Video/Podcasts - Karen Mensing Best Educational Wiki - WebTools4U2Use by Aunty Tech Best Open PD - TLVirtual Cafe Social Network - LevelUpBookClub Mobile App - Dropbox and. Follow #Eddies12 on Twitter to keep up on the noms & stay tuned for when it''s YOUR t urn to be a part and V OTE!

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Mobile Interactivity That Won’t Break the Bank

A Principal's Reflections

A few months back I read some articles on Twitter describing how educators were pairing the iPad, Apple TV, and an HDMI projector to create an interactive whiteboard experience. After reading these tweets, I realized that not only was this potential setup mobile, but it was also very cost-effective. Image credit: [link] Our new interactive, mobile whiteboard project has now been in use for over a month and it has received rave reviews from teachers.

21st Principal’s 2012 Edublog Nominations

The 21st Century Principal

Here’s my 2012 Edublog nominations. Twitter Hashtag #edchat: The most influential and ongoing conversation about all things education. Social Network Twitter : Most useful social media tool yet. Mobile App Evernote : Evernote continues to evolve and change its mobile apps, always with the end user in mind.

mauilibrarian2's Nominations for the 2012 Edublog Awards #eddies12

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

My nominations for the 2012 EduBlogs Awards are all about being inspired and helped throughout this year. Best ed tech / resource sharing blog - Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Best twitter hashtag #TLChat. Best mobile app - TripIt. I highly recommend and nominate: Best group blog - Hawaii Book Blog (soon to be Hawaii Reads). Yes, I know it''s a local blog, but Misty-Lynn and Alex give me hope for the future.

2012 Edublog Award Nominations


Best twitter hashtag #slpeeps , of course, is my go-to hashtag when I have a question or just want to engage with other professionals. Best educational use of a social network Monthly #slpchat events continue to be an excellent reason for SLPs to check out twitter, recently covering such topics as AAC, autism and conference attendance strategies.

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QuickOffice mobile office app launches new help site

Educational Technology Guy

Follow me on Twitter and Google+. QuickOffice is an excellent app that allows you to read, view, edit, and create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It is available for Android, iOS, Symbian and webOS, with HD versions for Tablets. The free Quickoffice Lite allows you to view documents, but most people will want the full Pro version ($14.99 for smartphone, $19.99 for tablet).

Collection of free training resources for Windows, Office, Google Apps, and more

Educational Technology Guy

link] [link] - Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone/Mobile, and webOS resources, help, tips, and more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. I was putting together a list of free training resources and decided to share it with everyone.

EdTechSandyK's Top Five Posts of 2012


White Rocket Burst Used With Permission As the new year begins, I thought it would be interesting to start my 2013 postings by looking back on the five most popular posts on this blog from 2012. And so my Top Five Posts of 2012 list is complete.

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Edmodo - first year using it with my students - so far, AWESOME!

Educational Technology Guy

I can get notifications through the mobile app on my smartphone when a student messages me or completes an assignment. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Vote for SLPs Shortlisted for 2012 Edublog Awards


A couple weeks ago, you might have seen my post nominating some peers (always hard to make these choices) for the 2012 Edublog Awards, and may have seen many other posts if you hopefully follow some other SLP blogs. The way this works is that the folks at the "Eddies" need to comb through thousands of nominations made by all the people in the edublogosphere and create a manageable Shortlist.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2012 post. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve.

List of some Free Online Scientific/Graphing Calculators

Educational Technology Guy

Available on mobile browser. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Calculators are a necessary tool in science and math classes. But, they don''t have to cost the students anything.

kanban2go - free visual task management and organization

Educational Technology Guy

It''s simple and easy to use and accessible online from computer, tablet or smartphone (mobile site, not app). You can collaborate with others on the tasks and sync your tasks with Google Calendar , iCal, Outlook, Evernote and share your boards through email or on Twitter.

Nominations for 2012 Edublogs Awards


Here are my nominations for 2012: Best individual blog: Dare to Care by Denise Krebs Dare to Care Denise is a passionate educator who I learn so much from. I enjoy visiting her blog , and see her almost every time I''m on Twitter. Best twitter hashtag: #comments4kids @ wmchamberlain #comments4kids is my favorite hashtag because it''s a place where educators can ask others to comment on student posts.

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Livescribe Sky WiFi Smartpen - save notes and audio via WiFi to Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

29, 2012 —Livescribe Inc. Similarly, teachers can record interactive lessons or homework assignments, called pencasts, and post them to their class blog or website, where students can review the material from their computers or mobile devices before or after class.

How To Smile - collection of math and science resources

Educational Technology Guy

There is a newsletter to keep up to date on changes to the site, as well as a mobile app. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. How To Smile is a collection of math and science resources for teachers and students.

It's Easy Being Green (If You Have a Green Screen): a guest post by @billselak


You can remove the green on Apple computers with iMovie or on iOS devices with Green Screen Mobile Effects (free app). Visit Bill on his blog, [link] and on Twitter @billselak A special thank you to Bill for composing this post for my site.

Kustom Note - templates/fields for Evernote Notes

Educational Technology Guy

You can share your note template forms to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. KustomNote is mobile and everywhere. Future updates that are coming include offline access and mobile apps for iOS and Android. The site does have a mobile version for use on your mobile device.

Pinterest for Teachers


Being the Twitter fan that I am, I held out on Pinterest. I must admit, I typically only use Pinterest on my mobile devices due to the UI on my PC. Twitter friend, Eric Sheninger (better known on Twitter as @NMHS_Principal ), just published a post for Edutopia on Pinterest.

6 Must-Have Mobile Device Apps for the School Administrator

The 21st Century Principal

Ask yourself what makes an app on a mobile device useful, and the answer is that the most useful apps have these four characteristics: The app is available for and syncs across multiple devices. This rule applies to any software, but most especially to mobile apps. Being able to share using app has rapidly become an expectation, especially with mobile device apps. For Twitter for iPad, check out [link].

Reuse, update and recycle old technology

Educational Technology Guy

This means that all of my data is on my main computer, this netbook, those systems, and my mobile devices. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Technology changes rapidly and it seems like something you just bought last week is already outdated and replaced by something new.

KingSoft free office suite software

Educational Technology Guy

Related: Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office Google for Education Resources - includes Google Docs, free online office software LibreOffice - great free office suit e - free, easy to use QuickOffice - essential app for mobile devices Android for Education Resources.

Connect, Share, Learn

A Principal's Reflections

This has resulted in teams of other connected leaders descending upon New Milford High School to see firsthand how we have successfully implemented a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative, use of mobile learning devices (i.e.

Lifehacker App Packs for Students

Educational Technology Guy

Check them out here: [link] Related: Essential Apps and Installs for Windows, Chrome, Android Mobile Apps and Resources for Students and Teachers. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Google is buying QuickOffice - here's what that means

Educational Technology Guy

QuickOffice is a mobile app that allows users to view, edit, and create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, including Microsoft Office files. Related: QuickOffice - essential app for mobile devices Google for Education Resources Google Drive is here!

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Evernote Skitch meeets Windows to create a great, easy to use screen capture and image editing service.

Educational Technology Guy

Skitch is a free image editing and screen capture app that has been on mobile devices for a while and is now, finally, on Windows. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Evernote , the app I talk about way too much, has some other great apps that work with it. Skitch is one of them.

Zoho launches Zoho Sites website builder

Educational Technology Guy

The sites are automatically optimized for mobile and have support for Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google Maps, YouTube, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Picasa. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Google Drive gets updates for Android and iOS (including create and edit docs)

Educational Technology Guy

It''s web based, has Mac and Windows apps and mobile apps for iOS and Android. Source: Official Google Blog Android App: Google Drive in the Play Store iOS App: Google Drive in the App Store Here''s a video from Google about Google Drive for Mobile. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

My thoughts on the iPad2 after using it for a while

Educational Technology Guy

webOS is the slickest mobile OS in terms of user interface and multi-tasking. For mobile use, I use my Android smartphone, an HTC Droid Incredible 2 , most of the time and then use my TouchPad for some things. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Keep your Kids Safe Online


uKnowKids will make it easier for you to educate, engage with and protect your teen or tween when they use social networking or their mobile phone. Smart Tools. Safer Kids.

ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

Follow me on Twitter and Google+. ClassDojo is a free online system that helps teachers promote positive behavior in their classroom by letting them track and share student progress and positive behaviors and areas of concern. It''s easy to use and many teachers who use it have seen positive outcomes from using it with their students. The only issue was that it was online, so teachers had to go to their computers to update things.

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Get Connected, Globally-#WISE2012

The Web20Classroom

But as an American, listening to a VP from Exxon Mobile talk about how we need to focus on Teacher Training and hear him talk about their efforts in that area, when I definitely don''t want business involved in that aspect of education, is a tough pill to swallow for me. Just this morning I had conversations with educators from 3 continents on Twitter. I have traveled to Qatar for the World Innovation Summit on Education.

Education Dive - education news, trends, resources, tech and more

Educational Technology Guy

Education Dive describes itself as the "Mobile Dashboard for Educators." You can subscribe to it via email or RSS feed and follow them on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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My Favorite @Livebinders

The Web20Classroom

Mobile Motivation: Learning with Mobile Devices -Pretty much my go-to binder for everything Mobile Learning. An Educators Guide To Twitter -Ok, so yes, this is mine but its got a ton of resources learning about Twitter and how to use it both in the classroom and for your own professional growth. ''Round these parts lately, Livebinders have been all the rage. Well, actually they have been with me for a while now. I use the for everything.

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Adobe Creative Cloud launches today - CS6 apps, sync, storage system

Educational Technology Guy

By offering integration with Adobe Touch Apps, headlined by Photoshop® Touch, Adobe Creative Cloud enables new mobile workflows, from ideation to publishing, that bring the power of Adobe innovation to the classroom via iPad and Android tablets. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Curating Content

The Web20Classroom

Not only do I have it installed on every computer I have but on my mobile devices as well. Believe it or not I do a lot of my researching on Twitter. I can search by tag or key word and since I have it installed on my mobile devices I can read my saves when I have a moment or save something to my list when I am out and about. I do a whole lot of research.