In a world where children are glued to a tablet or computer to keep them busy, why not connect them with educational and entertaining content geared to their special and unique interests?
Blogging or web logging has long been used as a journaling method; the recording of one’s written thoughts and sharing it to the public space.
Ever wondered how people create and share quotes as images. There is definitely value in creating and displaying these quotes in the education context. Here are some tools to help you do that.
More and more teachers and educator are starting their own blog to publish education related content from lesson plans, course materials to video tutorials. This provides the students that they teach, access to targeted learning resources. Being on a blog also meant that these resources are available online for other students and schools. This indirectly […]
We look at the top 10 video sharing sites that are free and how you can make use of these for education purposes.
We reviewed the cloud based online editor right out of the Internet browser in our article Free Online Photo Editors Review. However, we are here this time to check out the Pixlr photo editing apps. Pixlr have made them available for both Android and iOS platforms. We reviewed a handful of free photo editing apps before, […]
Cloud computing is all the rage at the moment with more and more web apps designed to do everything that its desktop counterparts are capable of. The benefits are the applications and its’ data are stored securely in the cloud and accessible from any platform, without the need to install, maintain and backup the software […]
School districts and administrators contemplating BYOD—Bring-Your-Own-Device— should consider the benefits of enabling students to use personal smartphones, tablets and laptops in and outside the classroom. Provided the right IT environment is in place—one that supports secure, multi-device accessibility—students can gain universal access to existing applications, virtual desktops and digital learning resources, independent of the device […]
Move over Khan Academy, here is a brand new online maths resource website from a teacher in action. Mr Corbett’s Maths Page is an education blog barely a year old but has consistently been updated almost on a weekly basis since it’s inception in February 2012. Corbett’s Maths Page The site offers free and easy […]
The good people at dashburst has prepared for us an infographic on Influence and Social Media. The infographics look at how social media is everywhere and a comparative breakdown of social media platforms looking at the user base of Facebook, Youtube, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Flickr and Pinterest.
Flickr is one of the many photo sharing sites offering free and paid access to an online storage for your photos. Other similar services include Picasa Web Albums, PhotoBucket, SnapFish and Blipfoto. Most photo sharing sites are free to start with, offering a basic account with limited storage space but allows you to buy extra […]
Mention the words social network, Facebook or Twitter and most, if not all school administrators will brush this off as a nuisance and distraction. But, here is one that means business. And, while it is popular among professionals in industry and business, there is great potential for its use in education. In this article, we […]
The first in our series on “100 Free Web Tools for Schools” is one from Google called Hangouts. Google+ Hangouts is a group video, voice and text chat platform that allows up to 10 people to get together online at the same time. This free communication tool is comparable to Skype premium where if you […]
With the great push towards 1-to-1 devices, Amazon has been keen not to be left out either. The typical challenge of deploying, managing and administering of these devices has even been given significant thought with Amazon’s own Whispercast, a cloud based solution that lets schools and businesses manage their Kindle devices and its contents. This […]
A couple of weeks ago, we came across MercierMagic, a blog an entire website run by a clearly, very dedicated teacher, Tracy Mercier. It has snippets of information for a variety of audiences, from the children in the classroom, to fellow teachers, to parents and a host of useful interesting links. The thing that particularly attracted us to […]