Noel Erskine, Technology Coordinator Norris Schools

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Free apps and great web and tech tools for the week of 5-16-13

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Free App today - Lapse It Pro Need to do time lapse photography for a class project, or other uses... This app is Free today (5-16-13

Manage Photos with Google: I know I sent this out to staff a few weeks, but I recently updated it with a section on pulling pictures from Picasa right into Shutterfly.  Here is the Google Doc - Managing Photos- Picasa & Google+ 

Some great web resources: 
Animated maps of military history:… - I Wish they had these when I was kid... great for the visual learner!

Need to backup Facebook, Twitter or Gmail- Norton's Ditto service to the rescue FREE

Use (website) for creating Infographics & Data Visualization. Short 2 min. video about this service. - an innovative presentation tool & storytelling site- Many EDU uses. Cool web 2.0 site!

Create an EXE Video file using RAD Video Tools. (Freeware)  Article here

Supersize your free cloud storage to 100GB or more via @PCWorld 

Nice resource on copyright information

Create iPad and Android Magazines on Flipboard on the Web

Use AppCrawlr ( to find iOS and Android apps easily; lots of different ways to search.

Google is king, but there are a few others..... 5 Search Engine Alternatives or give Hakia a try

A Simple Video Explanation of Compound Interest  nice video for kids. 

More for the web page guru's (Requires web coding)  - Add a save to Google Drive Button on your graphics on your web site.

How to Create Multimedia Projects Using Mozilla's Popcorn Maker

100 best video sites for educators:…

Norris has a Phone app!  (Android only-- IOS coming soon!)
Thanks to Andrew Carlson for this!

Here is the link to it in the market:

Great Google and YouTube tools and tips:
"Perform Amazing Feats With These Useful Google Spreadsheet Functions"

The YouTube Trick- this 17 second trick is worth the watch.

New in Google Forms: Images! Wow.. great for online quizzing! 

Free Technology for Teachers: Use 121 Writing to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents

IOS (iPhone/iPad apps):

Adobe Ideas for iOS just went free (was $9.99). Includes drawing, tracing & saving to camera roll:

PRESENTATION SOFTWARE TO SET YOUR STORY FREE - Have you tried Haiku Deck yet? It's free and amazing for presenting on the iPad.

Need to find a great iPad app? Check out TCEA's list of recommended apps, sorted by subject area and topic: