Got a New iPhone? Here's 17 Starter Apps

The 21st Century Principal

As a result, we are now using iPhones. Here''s my must-download list of iPhone apps. For more information regarding QR Reader for the iPhone, check it out in iTunes. I can access my "To-Do List" on my desktop, the web, my iPad, and my iPhone. MakeUseOf Article on Kustomnote Calendars+: This is an easy to use calendar app that syncs with all your Google Calendars. Google Drive: Having an additional access point to my Google Drive documents is priceless.

Software that Supports Multilingual Dialogue


I could go on forever about this, but this post is actually about software that supports multilingual dialogue if it is something you are interested in trying for professional development or teaching/learning. Google translate (also available as app).

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Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google’s Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft. So which is better, Apple Maps or Google Maps?

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Free Up Phone Space with Gemini Photos


And it keeps your photos on your phone–nothing goes out to any server somewhere (*Google*). Productivity Reviews Software cleaning file management gemini iphone photography pics

New Products from Google and their Implication for Educators

The Electric Educator

Google's much anticipated October 4 product launch matched many leaks and rumors leading up to the event and features 4 new products, 1 product refresh, and several new connections points between new and existing hardware. Helps with search accuracy in Google Photos. google

What Skills Do Google, Pinterest, and Twitter Employees Think Kids Need To Succeed?


Here's the start to an interesting story: a Google program manager, a Twitter engineer, and a Pinterest employee walk into a bar. In today’s day and age, Google, Twitter and Pinterest are three of the largest employers in the United States and internationally. Alexandrea (Drea) Alphonso: I’m a Program Manager on the Google for Education team, responsible for bringing Google solutions, products, and programs to K-12 school districts.

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. Google sent me one of these to demo during one of my ISTE presentations, but I had to return it to Google (sad face). Update your Chromebook software.

Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

For the USB connection for the sensors, you need the USB connector and the Graphical Analysis Software. For the Wireless connection , you need the Labquest device and the software. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. chromebooks data Google for Educators STEM Vernier

What are apps?

Hansen's Link to Tech

When you hear the word apps you''ve probably heard it in the context of an iPhone/iPad. You may hear about apps for Google, Apple, Microsoft, or others. Here are the differences for the top companies: Apple What: Apps for Apple are always on an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod). Apple in Education APPitic Android What: Apps for Google platform devices (Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Kindle Fire, etc.)

Breaking Down Hangouts, Skype, FaceTime

Hansen's Link to Tech

Google + Hangouts By: Google Need : You need a G+ account to use it. Devices: Apple computers, iOS Devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad) Limitations: Limited to 1:1 video calls, no text based chatting, no social media connection, may not work with older devices, and only is available on iOS.

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Updates to Noisli


But the real magic happens when you create a free Noisli account (you can sign up with an email/password, or use a Google or Facebook login). You can download your text file to your machine or save it to Dropbox or Google Drive. There is also an iPhone app, but no Android app as of yet.

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9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

It has been great watching the stream of potential uses for Google Wave roll in. Here are what I believe to be the best potential uses of Google Wave. I could see the Google Wave being used for class discussions and assignments on these snow days. Google Wave

Text a Lot from iOS? Why You Might Want to Try Google’s GBoard


Last week, though, Google managed to release a keyboard that is simultaneously useful and not creepy: Gboard. GBoard does four things, each of which is in principle a great addition to typing on iOS: Integrated Google search from the virtual keyboard.

Is a learning portal different from an LMS?


It’s somewhat like the difference between an iPhone 6S and your iPhone 6S. An iPhone 6S has a 4.7″ Your iPhone 6S is rose gold, has a 4.7″ It’s still an iPhone 6S, but it’s your iPhone 6S. It isn’t, really. But it is.

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Friday 5 — 10.21.2016

Perry Hewitt

The Atlantic explores the role of moral integrity in software design. Google's flight-searching tool is my go-to for delays and gates -- I've had airlines notify me of a flight delay an hour into a wait on the tarmac. NYC folks: there's a Google popup store to check it out in Soho.).

Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back!

The Daring Librarian

Brøderbund''s Living Books Are Back for the iPad & iPhone Thanks to Wanderful Books ! shakes fist in air in mock fury] So, sniffing a bit with nostalgic ennui, I Googled them and EUREKA! What nostalgic software would you like to see come back?

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. software. free software is an intuitive way to graph motion, rate of change, and slope. In fact, it took me less than five minutes to unbox, setup, find the power button, and sync to the free app/software on my laptop and my iPhone.

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Five #GR8Finds #This Week 3.13.15 -- #Googleonthebrain: Calendar, CFO Resignation, Search Ranking, Red Alert, and a Conference

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

March 13, 2015 I did not intentionally aim for this list to be exclusively Google. ? The first three presented themselves, #4 was in today''s Maui News, and yes, I am so looking forward to the +EdTechTeam Google For Education Hawaii Summit next week!

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

To get started, a student will just scan the room using his or her digital device (like an iPad, iPhone, or Droid) before starting. Or you can use Tinkercad or any other 3D modeling software.

Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

Ask a Tech Teacher

To get started, I needed a mobile device (like an iPhone, Android phone, or an iPad–the latter is recommended), a Bluetooth connection, and a risk-takers mentality. No plugs, electricity, logins, registrations, software, or magic codes.

Revisiting Mailbox for Managing Emails


Since then a lot has happened with Mailbox: it was acquired by Dropbox , for one, and it has released openly-available apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android Phones, as well as a beta desktop application for OS X. Google’s Inbox, for instance, allows you to defer emails by both time (e.g.

5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Google Maps. Bring the latest version of the Google Maps app on your smartphone or iPad, complete with audio directions. Many of these can be used on an iPhone, smartphone, or iPad.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

Where we stand today is that the New Milford High School native mobile application is now in use by the students, faculty, staff, and parents at New Milford High School on iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices (smart phones and tablets).

#06: The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today

The CoolCatTeacher

” Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. She and her students love Google Apps for Education and can’t imagine life without them.

The One Present I Wish Parents Would Give My Students

The CoolCatTeacher

They are collaborating in Google Docs with their partners out of town. For his birthday, his parents helped him upgrade to an iPhone 7 because of the camera quality. Artists can use graphic tablets, software, or apps.

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Some Tricks to Ease Language Sample Transcription Pain.


Speech-to-Text (STT) technology, in which a device or some kind of software is used to transcribe spoken language, continues to evolve. Best I know, we still can't play a recording into STT tools (such as those built into a Mac or Google Docs) and have it accurately transcribe.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Why waste it with standard Google Start Page? Try Shelfit from EdTech Software.

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Friday 5 — 9.4.2015

Perry Hewitt

Related: Google switched this week to a sans serif logo, and the design community seems mostly to approve. If you’re a publisher serving ads on mobile, you are probably anxious about the new ad blocking capability coming to iPhone and iPads with iOS9.

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Productivity Tools: What Do You Use?

Reading By Example

This year, I have decided to keep all things school within Google. I would keep some things in Evernote, some in Google, and everything else on my desktop or in our district server. Having one overacrching software to reference has been really helpful in decluttering my professional life and keeping it separate to a degree from my personal endeavors. The challenge is that Google, to my knowledge, does not have a robust productivity tool in its bank of apps and extensions.

Future technologies now

Learning with 'e's

The latest virtual reality headsets were enjoyed by many who were fascinated by how low cost headsets, combined with iPhones or Android phones could create such rich and immersive experiences. Google Cardboard was on show, but so were other alternatives.

Productivity Tools: What Do You Use?

Reading By Example

This year, I have decided to keep all things school within Google. I would keep some things in Evernote, some in Google, and everything else on my desktop or in our district server. Having one overacrching software to reference has been really helpful in decluttering my professional life and keeping it separate to a degree from my personal endeavors. The challenge is that Google, to my knowledge, does not have a robust productivity tool in its bank of apps and extensions.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]


Besides BYOD funding programs, and allowing kids to use school devices, more measures can be taken in order to standardize the software students use. BYOD at school is more than the latest buzz phrase you hear at every corner of the teacher’s rooms or along school hallways.

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Five Apps Students Can Use To Make Podcasts


Of the more advanced, laptop-focused software, Audacity is one of the most popular ones we heard about. With Audacity, you can record directly on your computer’s microphone or an external one (although, the audio doesn’t need to be recorded with the software to edit it there).

An exciting week in Mac vocabulary


If you use Google Docs, this is a form of cloud computing. iOS 5 - iOS is the operating system for all the "i" devices- iPod, iPhone, iPad. This is how the original iPhone was introduced. It will likely involve a new iPhone model.

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Oculus Go: First Impressions


Just last year at ISTE, I saw Google add to Expeditions, companies that let students create VR, and companies that give students an all in one headset. You can run virtual reality software, purchase new experiences, and connect to the web all from inside the headset.