What did this post teach me? I really need to keep a planner/todo list in Evernote.I had totally forgotten about Clearly. Need to use that more often.I have really fallen in love with ifttt. This has me thinking about using it in a new way.I am going to try Evernote Food.
What would you like to try?
Remember the olden days when you had a cork board and cut articles out of your favorite teaching magazines of things you wanted to try? Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that lets you organize and share all of the amazing things you find on the web. The best part is that you can browse boards created by your fellow educators-collaboration at its finest!
Are you on Pinterest? If not, e-mail Colin or Angie to request an invitation. You will need to have a Facebook or Twitter account.
If you are, I would HIGHLY recommend you start following the LiNC team. (And by team.... I mean crazy Pinterest Queen Angie M.) http://pinterest.com/lindberghlinc/ You will not want to miss out on all of the awesomeness we will be posting to our boards.
If you want to learn more about Pinterest, you can check out their help page by clicking on this link.
There is this website that turns you into a VC. (Venture Capitalist) It will allow you to back certain projects at the ground level. You fund the project and you get a little something in return. The more you give the more you get.
Here is the direct explanation from the website.
What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.
We believe that:
• A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide.
• A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.
Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.
Take a look at Kickstarter and then at the link below. This simple project has me up at night thinking about all the amazing possibilities. This watch serves as an extension of your phone. I know I can't really explain it so just watch the video.
10 Tips for Teachers Using Evernote
This post was written by a teacher using Evernote in the classroom. I really like the way he breaks down how he starts to categorize how he uses this software/app. Read the post. I have added a few points to give you an idea of his organizational style.
Prior to Class Using it to keep all PD notes and ideas in one spot.A common place to keep all rubics.Sub plansDuring Class Sharing a notebook with fellow teachers.Taking pictures of what the students are doing AND pictures of what is on the board.Handouts in a searchable location.After Class GradingKeeping after school activities in order
What is a QR code you ask? It's short for "Quick Response" and is usually in the shape of a square. It looks like a bar code with tiny squares rather than lines. You use the camera on your device to scan the code with a QR reader.
Free Technology for Teachers
This is one of the best blogs out there for ideas, curriculum and technology.
Look on the right side of the blog. Looking for a book on google docs, web tools or digital story telling? Richard Byrne has written for you. Cost? Free!
Not convinced that this blog is worth your time? Here are a few ideas on what his posts will talk about. Sounds Maps from The British Library - Over 50,000 recordings that fall under 9 different categories. Some very useful clips.Weather and the Titanic - Many resources for a topic that is very popular today due to the 100th anniversary.11 Free Tools for Creating Websites and Simple Webpages- What can't you do with this post? 11 tools you and your class can use to create interesting content.
What did you find on the blog? Post your interesting finds in the comments section.
It appears that autonomous google cars have only driven 200,000 miles. I had heard multiple people talk about the million mile mark and I mentioned that a few times. I just needed to clear that air. Thanks!
BTW - read this CEO update from google. Interesting stuff. This is where I read about the mileage.
What else might you find in this article? Read about what they are going to do with search. It will blow your mind! Do you still carry a wallet? That will be a thing of the past! One hour of video uploaded to youtube per second. Search by using a photo and not text.Adword - what can't you do with them!Failing can be a good experience.