If you are a fan of student response systems (clickers), you might fall in love with Socrative: http://www.socrative.com. Socrative is a free web application that turns any laptop, iOS or Android device into a clicker response system. Teachers can build a virtual response room online, create a variety of assessment questions, and then have students [...]
We’ve all been taught never to use “password” as a personal password, right? Though it may seem obvious that such a password is easy to guess, “password” is a frequently used, and easily hacked, password according to a recent study preformed by SplashData. The mobile software company recently published their annual list of the worst [...]
Saving a Microsoft Word file to PDF is rather easy; a range of tools provide free PDF file creation. Converting a PDF file back to a MS Word document is sometimes tricky and often akin to digital alchemy. To help facilitate the transmutation, NitroPDF offers a free online PDF to Word translator: http://www.pdftoword.com/. The NitroPDF [...]
I love this new website: http://www.teachparentstech.org/. “Teach Parents Tech” is a clever Google side project offering dozens of quick videos to help parents or grandparents learn computer and Internet basics. The videos are short and the instructions are clear.
I was disappointed to recently read that drop.io, the super simple online file sharing website, would be shutting down subsequent to their acquisition by Facebook. However, two nice alternatives are worth a serious look. Dropbox.com offers a great backup and sharing service allowing one to synch files from multiple devices to a single web account. [...]
Have you ever been frustrated by not having a copier or printer installed right when you needed it? Ever find yourself in a different building, needing to print and unable to do because the school’s copiers where not setup on your laptop? If so, you’ll love one of the newest tech tools- Self-Service printer installation [...]
The technology team often fields questions about home computer care, feeding and troubleshooting. Lately, we’ve been receiving a great number of inquiries regarding home anti-virus programs for Windows. While we continue to recommend Mac systems, staff and students who are running Windows at home may want to check out a no-cost alternative to paid anti-virus [...]