Martine Ellis

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A Guide to Following Blogs

flickr photo shared by Oblong under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-SA ) license <br>One of the challenges with blogs is how to follow. Although you could …

Use Your Phone to Control Google Slides Remotely

Earlier today Google announced a great update to the Google Slides apps for Android and iOS. The apps now support broadcasting through Chromecast and …

Periscope as a New Technology to Integrate in Higher Education Classrooms?

Since I joined the faculty ranks back in 2006, my preferred (and the students' preferred communication methods) have continued to evolve. For …

How to Create Image Collages and More on Canva

Canva is one of my favorite tools for creating image collages, slides, social media graphics, and infographics. The lesson plan library that Canva …

Microsoft introduces ‘Tossup’ iOS app to make scheduling outings with family & friends easier

Microsoft today has introduced a new app for iOS and Android that makes it considerably easier for friends and family to make plans while on the go. Dubbed Tossup, the app was developed by the Microsoft Garage, which means it implores new ideas and thinking that the company hopes will catch on to …

Coach.me - Goal Tracking, Habit Building & Motivational Coaching - appPicker

Coach.me will completely change your life! Read our reviews!<p>Start with our world-class goal and habit tracking. Our free tracking tools will change …

AppAdvice App Brief: Easily record video, carry a pocket scanner, get reminded with symbols and more

While we cover dozens of apps in the App Store each week at AppAdvice, we understand that sometimes things can slip into the cracks and you, our …

30+ tools for diverse learners

New discoveries about the workings of the learning brain have converged with advancements in educational technology to finally make possible the …

It’s Time for Gratuitous EdTech!

I’m so done with article after article about how we should use Technology in the Classroom when it is “called for” or “appropriate.” I think these …

A Very Good App for Creating Educational Screencasts

June, 2015<br>Screencastify is an excellent screen video recorder for teachers. It is also one of the few apps out there that works seamlessly on …

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23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn

<b>23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn</b>by <b>Nadya Khoja</b>, venngage.comIt’s no surprise that’s no surprise that there are so many tools available …

10 Things That Students Want To Know about Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

I polled some students who have been using Google Classroom and here are some tips they came up with for students using Google Classroom.<p>1) Ownership …

How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom

<b>How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>Like Apple and Microsoft, Google also wants a place in your …

10 Things to Start with in Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

NOTE: This blog post has been updated. CLICK HERE to link to the updated information.<p>In a nutshell, Google Classroom is Google Drive Management. It …

Feedback through Google Forms

Earlier in the year I was asked to write an article for ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) looking at how I use Google Forms in the …

Student Blogging Activities and Tools That Don't Rely on Text

When we think about blogging we often think about writing. But the great thing about blogging is that it doesn’t have to be limited to written text. …

Why technology in schools must serve a purpose

If you’re a student, teacher or parent, you might have noticed there is a massive push to use technology in the classroom these days. Hardly a day …

App Review: Explain Anything with Explain Everything

Regardless of whether you want to post product reviews on YouTube or create a tutorial for Grandma on how to use her iPad, <b>Explain Everything ($2.99)</b> offers an easy-to-use interface that creates professional quality presentations and videos.<p>Although the company itself calls the app an “interactive …

iPad App of the Week: Adobe Slate

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and …

Bring a New Dimension to the Classroom – Verso for iPad

There are so many educational apps for iPad out there, many are total rubbish, some fall into the category of “Cool, but not quite good enough to give me a tangible educational benefit”. A select few though are real bankers and very occasionally, an app comes along which enables me to change …