As you prepare for back-to school investigate these learning apps from TCEA’s blog post by Dr. Bruce Ellis at this link
Is there a way(s) to include Snapchat as a Mobile tech affordance in classroom, online, hybrid instruction?
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.
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