Tag Archives: helpful apps in classroom

Eye strain is a killer . . .

A productivity killer that is. If you’re like me (for your sake I hope your not) you spend a lot of your time staring at screen. I mean I am a computer teacher after all. That being said, I also … Continue reading

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Timeline Creator Summary

The spreadsheet Finally the timeline reviews can put to rest . . . for now. Dipity was the winner this year but Timeglider and Tiki Toki were both great in their own right. To get a quick breakdown (in spreadsheet … Continue reading

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What are you doing this summer?

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timetoast – The review!

Our reviews of timelines continue with timetoast! timetoast.com is nice. Not great, but nice. After working with xTimeline.com timetoast was a nice change of pace to see a timeline that actually looks like a timeline. It’s easy to use, like … Continue reading

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A changing of the guard

Way back in October I wrote a post about OpenOffice.org and how it is pretty awesome. Well bitter sweet news has befallen us. Oracle bought Sun in 2010 and took over the OpenOffice.org project. This week they have decided to … Continue reading

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HootCourse – YES

Hopefully you’ve read my post on what HootCourse is, if not click here. My colleague and I Omar have discussed HootCourse and are torn on the matter. Omar doesn’t feel that HootCourse has any functional place in the classroom. You … Continue reading

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HootCourse – Twitter for the classroom – THE VIDEO!

What can I say, Omar and I are on a HootCourse kick. This is a quick video about how to get started with HootCourse. Later this week Omar and I are going to duke it out over what we think … Continue reading

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Hootcourse – Twitter educationalized

That is definitely not a real word. Anyway, in this post I am going to share with you the online service HootCourse.com. This uses Twitter as a means to create a back channel chat, but it has some nice features … Continue reading

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Get your Omm on!

There are a lot of no frills word processors out there, but I love to think back to my Brother Word Processor days when all I saw were the words on the screen. No menus, no icons, no rulers, no … Continue reading

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Wordpress – How to set up your class blog

OK folks, as promised here is the guide to how to set up your class blog. I won’t be hitting all the ins and outs of WordPress.com, just the basics on how to create a blog, add your students, and … Continue reading

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