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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Web sites, tools and resources:

British Pathé Makes 85,000 Historical Clips Available on YouTube.  Thanks @CAHutzler for this one!

The 5 Best Cloud Storage Apps for Teachers and Students - There's one on this list, that I did not even know about. 

Ten Good Tools for Editing Images Online via Free Technology for Teachers

iPhone, iPads, and IOS apps, tips and more:

These 12 Tips Will Help You Get The Most Out Of Your iPhone - I learned a couple new things, after owning my iPhone for several years! 

7 Best Image Editing Apps for iPhone/iPad - I have recommended many of these in the past.  This is a nice list. 

Former Apple Genius Bar member gives you tips on how to extend battery life on your iPhone and iPad 
How to publish student created iPad video to a class YouTube channel. 

Flash is not dead yet... so this tip may be a good one! How to hack Adobe Flash onto your modern Android phone

5 Good iPad Apps for Teachers and Students of U.S. History

Shadow Puppet is a storytelling app for iPad and iPhone. - See how teachers are using this great free app in the classroom. 

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps | Edutopia

22 iPad and Apple TV Presentation Apps From edshelf.




MATH IPAD APP FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSGRAPHIA 
Description
ModMath is an adaptive program that improves math skills. The app lets you type math problems right onto the touch screen of an iPad rather than write them out long-hand. You can then solve the problems using the touch pad and print or e-mail the assignments all without ever picking up a pencil.

Google Chrome:

Search Tips for Chrome's App Launcher 

11 Chrome Extensions That Will Super-Power Your Gmail Experience. This is a great list!

Google Apps - tools, tips and more:
Video Guide to Using the Google Drive iPad App   and  Two Free Google Apps that Bring Out the Best In an iPad

Doctopus Is Now Easier to Use Than Ever Before - Automate Workflow in Google Drive. This update is awesome! 

7 of the Best New Add Ons for Google Docs and Sheets By the Google Gooru

100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Create a mail merge using Sheets data & print out your template with Docs thanks to the new Avery Label Merge add-on

If you have not used the Google research tool, you are missing out.  Here is a great short article to get you started. 

Google users who back up mobile photos on Google+ can now add them to Gmail much more quickly - This new feature was just added to gmail.  If you have not turned on the auto backup feature - Here's how to do it.  The GoogleGooru has a nice article on this one too. 

Convert an old Google Sheets to new Google Sheets. Here is a nice 2 minute video, on how to do it. (Did you know, that Google has added some great features to the new Google sheets? Each new Spreadsheet you create is in the new format, but your prior sheets are still the older version.)

10 Money Management Tools Inside Google Drive You Should Use Today http://goo.gl/z5HS9k

If you have not used Conditional formatting in Google Sheets - YOU ARE MISSING OUT!
Now... it's even more powerful in the new Google Sheets. Master new Sheets by using a custom formula in conditional formatting thanks to this guide on YouTube: http://goo.gl/C9a7gI

Google Forms:
Helpful Google Forms tutorials for teachers

Randomize answer options for Google Forms - Adds even more power for online quizzing using Google Forms! 

Here is How to Add Images and Videos to Your Google Forms

Chromebook tips:

Easy way to check your Chrome laptop battery health:
- Open a Chrome OS Shell <Ctrl>+<Alt>+T
- Type "battery_test 0" and press <Enter>

Multitasking on your Chromebook just got easier: you can now dock any small window, like Hangouts … More info here

Android Phone items:
Here’s A Free, Multi-Layered Plan To Back Up A Non-Rooted Android http://goo.gl/0pXwlP

Edmodo:

20 Ways To Use Edmodo In The Classroom

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