I can't ignore a good deal and I like visualizations. Today, I had a chance to enjoy both! Cloudart was available for free on Friday - so I downloaded it - I can't ignore that. I've had some people ask for recommendations for a word cloud generator for the iPad so it seemed natural to … Continue reading Word Clouds on the iPad
Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs are very powerful web-based products. They work so nicely in the classroom - provided the students have email addresses, are able to work with the powerful products and find the menu items that do what they need to do. Then, there's the sharing and the hand-ins and ... From … Continue reading A First Look at Scrawlar
Yesterday, Alfred Thompson posted an interesting article titled "Why Web Apps?" I read it via mobile and was just going to let it lie but it must have been percolating in the back of my mind because I went back to it when I got to a computer and replied to his post. It really … Continue reading Life in a Browser
On the heels of yesterday's suggestion for an application for BYOD classes, I'd like to offer this quick and easy polling application. Like yesterday, you don't need "an app for that"; just access to the web. kwiqpoll quickly and easily lets you create a polling question, open the poll, collect and display the results, and … Continue reading An Easy Polling Program
From the fertile mind of Brian Aspinall comes another classroom ready application. This one has special appeal as I think you'll find as we dig into it. You may recall a previous mention of another web application written by Brian, Clipkwik, that I had blogged about last November. What's unique about Brian's efforts is that … Continue reading A New Sketching Program (and why you need it)
One of the most read post on this blog occurred on August 27, 2011. At that time, I talked about using Dropbox as a Hand-in Folder for the classroom. It's a great concept...a student uses the website Dropitto.me to send a file from your computer to her/his teacher. No more relying on USB keys … Continue reading Deja Drop
There has been much written about the new Apple Maps that comes with iOS6. While there have been a few that are fans of it, the majority of the press has been negative. I decided to take a look myself and see how it might impact my little world. Mapping for the consumer is a … Continue reading Who do you follow – Apple or Google?