Thor Prichard | February 9, 2013
About this time two years ago, while thinking about the growing void of quality mobile apps for education, an idea for a way to help fix that was born: EdAppCamp. The idea was simple, easy to implement and would spark interest in a problem that needed attention. And the perfect domain name was registered: edappcamp.org/net/me/com/mobi (we thought it was going to be big, right?). Unfortunately, with only 24 hours in a day competing with other priorities, the idea slowly fell by the wayside… until today.
Before the domains expire and get auto-registered from some remote corner in cyberspace, we’d like to transfer them (for free!) to an organization ready to carry the idea forward. Read more...
Peggy Grant | May 1, 2012
More and more teachers and classrooms are getting iPads, and it is exciting to explore the ways that teachers can use apps on these addictive devices to engage students, organize tasks, and get creative. Here are some great iPad apps for teachers.
*indicates that the app is also available on iPhones and iPod Touches.
Are you tired of lugging your laptop back and forth from school or needing to work on something at school and realizing you forgot your flash drive at home? This great service has been around for a few years, but, surprisingly, some teachers still haven’t discovered it. I helped a teacher friend of mine set up an account just a couple months ago.Read more...
Julia Fischer | March 27, 2012
As noted in earlier blogs this year, I finally bit the bullet and jumped on board as an iPad user. Of course now they have released a newer version of this technology, but I am still happy with what I have and while traveling I was going to take full advantage of all that the iPad has to offer.
First priority – staying connected. While traveling I needed to be able to access my online course, especially to respond to student communications. To help accomplish this task I was given a wireless keyboard to help expedite the typing. I have to say when set-up and used in a virtual office this really is a time saver. I also made sure that I had the latest version of Skype for the iPad and FaceTime so I could connect with students or family and friends if needed. Finding good wireless connections free or paid, were a challenge and made me wish that I had gotten a 3G compatible device.Read more...
Stefanie Hausman | March 9, 2010
Have an i-phone? Want to keep up-to-date with ed apps? I recently came across EduTecher, an app and Web site with links to education apps, or so I thought. Using it, I discovered several apps, such as issuu, Word Magnets, doris, and many more. Here’s what I liked and didn’t like about the app.Read more...