This is a nice roundup of summer reading by Hapara. Super-saver tip: reserve books you’d like to read through your public library using Overdrive – and then download them to your (iPad, Kindle, tablet, laptop, etc.) for free! More money for suntan lotion!
A few weeks ago, I presented at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference on using Google Calendar. We also had a Lunch & Learn on the topic. Here is the slide presentation that I shared. If you go through it, you can learn:
- The basic anatomy of a Google Calendar
- How to create and invited people to events
- Use appointment slots for students or parents to sign up to see you before/after school
- Share a calendar with an audience
- Create a calendar for collaboration among many people
- Create and use Resource Rooms
Edshelf is a constantly-updated directory of apps and extensions that is organized by grade level, academic subject, or task (presentations, flashcards, augmented reality, etc.). You’ll get reviews of the apps from educators (which is why I likened it to Yelp!) – and the reviews contain useful information, like whether you need to pay money to use apps, or how easy/hard the learning curve is. There are also “shelves” where people curate their lists of apps, so if you find a like-minded teacher, you can follow him. It’s very user friendly – check it out!