Monthly Archives: December 2011

5 education technology trends from 2011 (and to keep watching in 2012)

2011 will be history in just a few days. It’s time to reflect upon some developments of the past year and where they’re headed as we move on to 2012. Just as in 2010, 2011 brought a number of events … Read

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5 Android and iPhone apps to use while traveling

I’m going to piggy-back off Aaron’s tips for traveling with technology and share a few apps to use on iPhone (and other Apple mobile devices) or Android while traveling this busy holiday season. Whether you’re taking a plane, train, or … Read

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4 tips for traveling with technology

Are you getting ready to hit the road, air, or train this week? You’re no doubt bringing along some gadgets to keep you (or your family) entertained. Here are some thoughts on making all that technology do more for you … Read

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Monday morning links for December 19, 2011

More recent readings worth a few minutes of your time: Don’t be a free user: This is a really nice, short piece from the developer of Pinboard, my favorite online bookmarking service. If you’re one to complain about web services … Read

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Five ways to avoid traveling for meetings

Traveling for meetings is still usually expensive, time-consuming, and often thought to be unavoidable. If you can get away with it, joining or conducting a meeting via teleconferencing technology is definitely the way to go (until we perfect teleportation, that … Read

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Using Siri on my new iPhone 4S

Apple’s newest mobile device, the iPhone 4S, has been out for a few months now and I recently received one as a gift. It has been quite the upgrade from my iPhone 3G as far as speed, battery life, storage, … Read

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YouTube now offering schools filtered access to educational content

Many schools still filter or completely block YouTube from being accessed by students and teachers on their networks. While this keeps a lot of questionable content off of school computers, it also limits teachers from being able to use a … Read

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Monday morning links for December 12, 2011

Here are three things I read over the weekend and thought I’d share with you. iPad 2 as a serious writing machine: An interesting counter-argument to my leave your iPad keyboard at home argument. James Kendrick shares the tools (both … Read

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In defense of leaving your iPad’s external keyboard at home

Amber and I have written a number of posts on the benefits of connecting a physical keyboard to your iPad. Today, though I’d like to share reasons I have pretty much quit toting my BlueTooth keyboard along with my iPad. … Read

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What is Pinterest?

…and how does it apply to me? Pinterest.com launched in March of 2010 but really gained popularity in 2011. This free website allows you to browse images and save them into groups that you’ve organized. Pinterest makes it easy for … Read

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