10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Add Puffin Browser to your Browser Wardrobe

Browsers are a lot like a wardrobe of coats.  Just as you would never wear a windbreaker to a snowy, night football game, you also need the best browser for your mobile, iPad forays as well.

If you are using an iPad or Galaxy S, perhaps consider the comfort and ease of the Puffin Browser. http://www.puffinbrowser.com/

Puffin Browser helps webpages load more quickly on iPads than on traditional laptops and desktop machines. (Question: for those of us born born man walked on the moon, is the phrase “traditional laptop” an oxymoron?)

Ok, I digressed, now, back to the Puffin Browser.
Because the Puffin servers preprocess and compress web pages, speed is at a premium, even on slow mobile networks.

Puffin Browser gives you the full experience of a desktop version website, and the option to switch to mobile mode.
~From the Puffin Browser website

It is also an available app on iTunes

Think of browsers as a wardrobe of choices. Sometimes you need the anorak, sometimes only the bulky chainmail will do.

Think of the Puffin browser as a sleak, no-wrinkle option to life in the mobile fast lane.


Webinar Sanity and Success with an iPad 1:1

One Month From Today:

Mobile devices can transform education–if you can manage them effectively. Join Darryl LaGace of San Diego Unified, home of a large-scale iPad 1:1 deployment, for tips, tricks and best practices integral to making a mobile learning program safe and manageable. You’ll also hear about why mobile learning is an important consideration for schools; the challenges that make MDM different for schools than businesses; and solutions designed just for K12. Learn from a real-world story, see exciting new solutions, ask your questions, and join a discussion that everyone in education is asking: How can we make mobile learning really work in our district?

Mobile Device Management: Sanity and Success with an iPad 1:1
Presenter: Darryl LaGace, Chief Information and Technology Officer, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, California

Wednesday September 12, 2012
1 pm PST / 4 pm EST


iPad Apps by Subject Area

The most comprehensive list of iPad Apps by Subject Area I’ve seen.
It is arranged in a lovely grid format (which is my personal fave), organized by subject and grade level.

Thanks insightful innovators at TCEA!


TCEA iPad apps


Additional Webinar Offerings from EdWeb

  • Additional Webinar Offerings from EdWebI really like the format and pacing of these Webinars!
  • Wednesday, August 8th – 1PM Eastern Time “Summer Live Chat: Learning Characteristics of Autism”

    Presented by Nina Finkler, Eden Autism Services Join the community Teaching Students with Autism

  • Thursday, August 9th – 4PM Eastern Time “How Schools Use iPads to Increase Learning”

    Presented by David Vinca, Founder of eSpark and Colleen Loftus, Teacher and School Partnership Leader for eSpark Join the community Mobile Learning Explorations

  • Wednesday, August 15th – 1PM Eastern Time “Summer Live Chat: Social Characteristics of Autism”

    Presented by Nina Finkler, Eden Autism Services Join the community Teaching Students with Autism

  • Wednesday, August 15th – 5PM Eastern Time “How to Build a Rockin’ Volunteer Program”

    Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School Join the community Emerging Tech

  • Thursday, August 16th – 11AM Eastern Time “Skype in the Classroom”

    Presented by Gail Palumbo, former Director of Technology and Curriculum, Montgomery Township Schools, NJ Join the community Technology in Schools

VIEW recent webinars


EdWeb Webinar How Schools Are Using iPads to Increase Learning

EdWeb Webinar: How Schools Are Using iPads to Increase Learning: Three Case Studies

Presenters: David Vinca, Founder of eSpark and Colleen Loftus, Teacher and School Partnership Leader for eSpark

Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 4pm ET

Want to make your classroom more individualized, efficient, and fun? In our community’s next free webinar, David Vinca, Founder of eSpark Learning, and his colleague Colleen Loftus, will show you how three schools revitalized learning with successful iPad implementations.

They’ll begin with Mineola SD in New York, and discuss the value of letting students take home devices. David and Colleen will share how iPads can be used to increase hands-on, individualized learning and raise achievement levels on assessments, just like this New York school district did. Next, they will explore the unique ways that iPads can improve opportunities for Special Education populations. We’ll see how the KIPP charter school network in Chicago used iPads to improve learning outcomes of their special education students. Their final case study will show how the Utica School District re-imagined kindergarten. Hear all about this innovative program, including the efficient way the iPad hardware was deployed in this Michigan district.

Join David and Colleen on August 9th for ideas on how to use iPads to invigorate your classrooms.



What does it mean to go post-digital?

What does it mean to go post-digital? by Miguel Guhlin

Post-Digital actually is the end of the beginning. It marks the transition from the era where we’re excited by the shiny new digital toys that we have, and start to become excited by the changes that these shiny not-so-new toys are making in the way we live, in the objects we have around us.

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Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-ipad-usage-2012-7

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