Word Clouds on the iPad


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 toContinue reading “Word Clouds on the iPad”

A First Look at Scrawlar


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 … FromContinue reading “A First Look at Scrawlar”

Life in a Browser


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 reallyContinue reading “Life in a Browser”

An Easy Polling Program


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, andContinue reading “An Easy Polling Program”

A New Sketching Program (and why you need it)


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 thatContinue reading “A New Sketching Program (and why you need it)”