Got old computers that need to be discarded? Checkout Apple’s recycling program for all computers. Free! http://www.apple.com/education/recycling/
Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher - 27 more ways to be a better 21st century teacher infographic by Mia MacMeekin.
I ran across this via Pinterest from Sandra Doran's board. What I really like about this inforgraphic is how it emphasizes that as a teacher you need to be a technology user not just a demonstrator. Some many times we look at technology as an outcome and not a tool to improve productivity and learning. Live it don't just teach it!
Do you podcast or do audio recordings with your iPad, iPod or Smartphone? Check out the iRig Mic. This high quality microphone gives your the ability to do high end recordings with your favorite handheld device. Using a mic mini adaptor the Mic can plug into any device through the headphones jack.
At $60 including software downloads this is a great price. Check out more details at the IK Multimedia Site at http://goo.gl/dvupe.
I have been reminding educators that it is not about what you know, it’s about what you can do with what you know. Teaching (and learning) facts will not prepare students for success. Teaching them how to interpret, analyze, and evaluate and apply information will. Google is looking for critical and creative thinkers, not Jeopardy champions.
- A recent interview with Adam Bryant of the New York Times, the Senior VP of People Operations at Google discussed how Google hires and how they analyze job performance and hiring data. http://goo.gl/6uhqY
How many of your favorite tools have been killed off by Google over the years? Most people are still getting over the RIP of Google Reader, I however still miss Google Notebook. How many of these have you used and still miss?
This inforgraphic was created by WordStream and shared from the Make Use of blog at http://goo.gl/vpyJV
Looking for a free alternative to Adobe Acrobat? Check out Foxit Reader http://goo.gl/yNfht. This is a Windows only program but it provides the ability to read, create and share PDF files.
“Whether you’re a consumer, business, government agency, or educational organization, you need to read, create, sign, and annotate (comment on) PDF documents and fill out PDF forms. Foxit Reader is a small, lightning fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, sign, and print any PDF file. Foxit Reader is the only high volume PDF reader providing a complete PDF creation solution, providing the power of PDF creation to every desktop. Foxit Reader comes equipped with comprehensive protection against security vulnerabilities, keeping your system and company safe.”
If it requires a 1/3rd of the updates as Adobe it is a winner to me.