OK, so you’ve got your iPod Touch, iPad, or iPhone and you’ve got a long wait at the doctor’s office or anywhere for that matter. Of course, you’ve checked in with FourSquare but what do you do to kill time after that? Wouldn’t it be nice to kill time and get somewhat smarter?
Of course it is.
So, download this app. It’s called Awesome Facts and it’s up to version 3. Everyone marvels when you’re a wizard at producing those important facts that make the difference between a boring class and an engaging one. Or, a party in need of some life. Why not be the smartest one in the crowd? How can you not be impressed when the learning is this good. Is there any doubt that you should take up golfing?
It may be the best 99 cents that you’ll ever spend!
This isn’t the only trivia app that’s available. Do a search in the app store and you’ll run the gamut from free to nominal fee for the applications. There’s lots of great apps to download for those wishing to have more trivia at their fingertips.
With Awesome Facts, trivia is organized by categories like Science and Technology, Sports, Weather, etc. or you can have them all appear randomly. Search for a fact and mark the best as favourites. You can even send the fact to Twitter or Facebook – maybe that’s a little carried away – but a quick shake or tap on the screen moves you on the the next fact.
Be the life of the party. Get smarter. Get the app! Time just flies in the doctor’s office. And, it’s not like you’re in the middle of creating a blog post – when your name is called, drop everything and say awwwwww.
Given the season, here’s a bit of trivia to share with friends today.
The Must-Have App Review Rubric
Most of the things in this rubric are things that ICT Consultants go through all the time when evaluating software. However, it’s probably not a bad thing to share with the enthusiasts who want to use this technology in their own realm and require a sound basis for evaluating.
The Must-Have App Review Rubric | Edudemic
So you just downloaded a few educational apps that you think might be useful in your classroom. How do you accurately compare and contrast them? Thanks to a new app review rubric from by eMobilize, it’s easier than ever to understand just how useful an app may be in the classroom.
Learning Circuits has been designed to support units 4F and 6G of the UK National Curriculum Key Stage Two Science.
Geek your rig: on a budget – Help and How-to – Microsoft Windows
Watch this video to learn how to use Windows Media Center to create your own entertainment hub.
MIT launches online learning initiative – MIT News Office
MIT today announced the launch of an online learning initiative internally called “MITx.” MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses through an online interactive learning platform
TESiboard resources are primarily open-ended tools that enable teachers to enagage their pupils in a learning dialogue around the resource.
The resources are designed for use by the teacher on their interactive whiteboard but many are also suitable for pupil use, usually responding to a task or challenge set by the teacher.
Official Google Blog: Google+: A few big improvements before the New Year
Today we’re pleased to announce a goodie basket full of Google+ features and functionality for you to unpack and enjoy over the holidays. Some of these were on nearly everyone’s wishlist… and some we hope will be welcome surprises. These features will be rolling out over the next couple of days, and we hope you’ll find them useful this holiday season and beyond
Digital presentations in education | Scoop.it
Digital presentations in education
“Everything for and about presentations – tools, software, multimedia, interactive whiteboard, apps”
SlideJockey :: Home
SlideJockey is a new, non-lineair way of giving your presentations.
Sync all your presentations to your iPad and throw your slides on a screen of your choice draw on them and swap slides in a blink of an eye.
10 reasons why this is a great time to be a developer | TechRepublic
“Ever since I was a kid, being a programmer looked fun and exciting. But in the last decade, the novelty of the Internet has worn off, and it seems like we’ve just been spinning our wheels. With an increasingly uninteresting workload and stagnation in pay, a lot of folks have either left for other pastures or have thought about it. Well, in the last year or two, things have really changed. Here are 10 reasons why now is a great time to be a developer.”
App Inventor Code Snippets | Pura Vida Apps
“App Inventor Code Snippets”
What’s an IP Address, Difference Between Static & Dynamic IP Address?
If you are a regular internet user, I am sure you must have landed on pages showing a warning that they are monitoring your IP address, and thus you need to be a bit more careful with what you do etc etc.
No, it’s not FBI or CIA that’s after you (well, not always I’ll add), it’s just that some secured sites like banking and corporate firms always monitor the user’s device IP address.
Under The Dog House
“What if your life kept getting in the way of your life?”
One stop shopping for everything you’d want to know/have about graphic organizers.
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