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A couple nice apps that are free today, great web sites, and more in this weeks list!

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Web sites and tools:

10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year from Edudemic - A few gems on the list I have not heard of!  How about Edpuzzle

Lenny VerMaas's math app site is a great resource for finding math apps to use within your classes. 

One from my Twitter feed:  Career Choices You Will Regret In 20 Years - SO TRUE!  http://goo.gl/x2iGEQ  great insight for students... and everyone.

A great website for citing resources... Knightcite 

If you have not seen the 1 1/2 minute Google Year in Search video... it's worth the watch.  This TechRepublic article tells us what the crystal ball looks like for tech: 2014: What Google searches tell us about the year in tech 

Seven Good Student Response Systems That Work On All Devices via Free Technology for Teachers 

Brilliant. How come I never thought of this before? http://goo.gl/LzXYeY Pretty cool idea

5 Web-based Audio Recording and Editing Tools Compared - Chart http://goo.gl/r3uhzK

 Nine Popular Student Response Tools Compared In One Chart - http://goo.gl/bHpcUV

So many new apps and websites to explore → "Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2014” http://goo.gl/wl5Qm9

Present and Share Your Prezi Presentations Remotely - If you have not tried Prezi for presentations... you should! They offer EDU accounts too. 

IOS apps:

Best Free iPhone Apps: 8 paid iOS apps that are now free http://goo.gl/tYOZbK

Free Today (1-8-15) Reg. $3.00 - SamCard-business card reader & business card scanner
By SamTeam (Snap a picture of a business card and add it right into your contacts on your iPhone!) 

Free Today (1-8-15) Reg. $1.99 SuperSlo - Slow Motion Video Editor and Camera IOS App is free today.  Awesome app and editor! http://goo.gl/MmyBwE 

The best iPhone apps for science lovers http://goo.gl/jA71wO

The best iPhone apps for moviemakers http://goo.gl/ECNuDb

Auxy: Beat Studio - A new way to make electronic music. Create and mix your own drums, bass lines, and synth melodies. Auxy is modern beat making without distractions. http://goo.gl/mhVzdf  

15 Essential Apps to Install on Your New iPad http://goo.gl/wFxw0l

Best iPhone apps of 2014 http://goo.gl/nLeRmZ

Great Apps to Complement Your iMovie App - http://goo.gl/Cc8m3v

eBooks and resources:

Five Tools for Creating Multimedia Textbooks - A Comparison Chart via Free Technology for Teachers - http://goo.gl/QHNEYB

IOS tips:

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students http://goo.gl/9N38aq

iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0  http://goo.gl/w7ny4F (Great resource and PDF resource!)


Google Apps and Tools:

Google A-Z - Great site with tools you may not of known about! 

Get started on organizing for the new year by checking out this Hangout on the benefits of GoogleClassroom

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Jeopardy-style Game in Google Spreadsheets - http://goo.gl/BrzTTU

Google Slides: Viewing Speaker Notes in a Presentation http://goo.gl/kRs5t2

6 Good Chromebook Apps for Recording and Editing Audio - http://goo.gl/W8L8oK

How to set up your new Chromebook the right way | Via PCWorld http://goo.gl/85sBNu

Extensity: The Essential Chrome App http://goo.gl/BMqahn  (If you use very many Chrome Extensions - This one is a must!)

Nice tip from Teacher Tech: Google Docs: Collaborating on a Long Document 

Google's new learning center offers a wealth of training on Google products and tools. Google's EDU on Google+ also offers some great tips and resources for the Google App world. 

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