The New York Times is cheaper than ever for college students. The Times is now offering new student subscribers a $1 a week digital package, which grants full access to NYTimes.com and its apps.
Any student who is interested needs to sign up using a valid school email address and their graduation year.
Information Source: Fishbowl
News From GalleyCat: Evernote Now Lets Users Create eBooks
The popular note taking app Evernote has a new feature that lets users produce an eBook or PDF directly from the app. The new tool comes as part of an integration with self-publishing platform FastPencil. Users can publish a group of notes from Evernote or their entire notebook by importing the pages into FastPencil’s self-publishing platform from within the Evernote app.
Union ($1.99) by Pixite LLC is the latest photography app from the makers of Tangent and Fragment. If you’re a fan of superimposing images on top of other images, then Union was made for you. Learn more at this post
Go Comics has the complete Calvin and Hobbes archive. Read the comic strip online this weekend (and for everyday thereafter) Read the strip online or download the mobile app. There’s a C&H documentary premiering on November 15.
On New Year’s Eve, 1995 artist Bill Watterson decided to end the beloved Calvin and Hobbes comic strip he created. He avoided licensing his creations to toy makers or movie makers.
Summer is all about fun, food, and fabulous vacations. Googlewants to contribute to your vacay fun this summer.
Virtually, that is...
Google’s Field Trip free app, when installed on your Android phone, garners a free admission at 23 U.S. museums and zoos until the end of July. Travel destinations include The Museum of Arts and Design, Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco (a personal favorite), Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, Exploratorium, San Francisco, the Bronx Zoo in New York City and much more!
When you visit a location, Field Trip supplies information from publications such as Zagat. There is a read-aloud option for a great modification or auditory learner option. If your museum experience is limited to The Museum Gift Shop, a map view within the app also helps you find fun places nearby, with category searching.
Google originally launched Field Trip last September. The app runs in the background on your phone, and when it intuits that you’re around something noteworthy, it makes suggestions for places to visit.
To take advantage of the free ticket, download Google Field Trip from the App Store [App Store link] or Google Play [Google Play link], and head out on the town. When you’re near one of the attractions included in the offer, a free pass will automatically appear within the Nearby tab, granting you free admission from ticket-takers.
Source: Emily Price @ http://mashable.com/2013/07/05/google-field-trip-july-free/
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Sometimes it is advantageous to have your name on the list: the list for pre-sale announcements, the list for early bird registration, the list for first-class upgrades…
and The List for Google Play for Education. Google Play for Education will soon allow web developers to offer Apps to their schools. When this online portal premieres later this year, Google Play for Education will allow schools to discover, purchase, and distribute Apps and content in bulk to their students with ease. Three cheers for ghosted App delivery! Visit the edu developer microsite to learn more.
Google will soon expand its education offering to schools, districts, and/or school systems to include Nexus tablets and Google Play for Education. Advantages for schools include ease and portability of tablets together with up-to-date educational resources. Schools can easily manage tablets, and discover, purchase, and distribute content and apps seamlessly.
To get on The List for notification and information when the program launches later this year, complete the form at this link
Source: Rusty Meyners
This graphic matches educational and popular apps with the Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs.
Great exercise to replicated with high school students to demonstrate integration of disparate elements/finding connections.
Read full article at this link
More than 1 in 3 adults cannot read in sub-Saharan Africa, yet almost every home there has access to at least one mobile phone, according to USAID. Developing nations are among the fastest growing mobile markets in the world, but literacy is still a big problem. reported by Parmy Olson in this post at Forbes
Worldreader Mobile just launched out of “beta” mode. About a year ago it partnered with biNu, a mobile app platform for feature phones in developing countries, so that its Worldreader Mobile app would appear on the home screen. David Risher, a former executive at Amazon and co-founder of non-profit organization Worldreader Mobile, says that in the last year about 500,000 people accessed the app in beta. He hopes to get that number to 1 million by the end of 2014.