This week I discovered Black Menu for Chrome, an extension that lets you access any of your Google tools from a dropdown in the browser. You can invoke it with a keystroke and quickly navigate to the tool you need. I’m finding this is a
As a teacher and frequent presenter, I always carry a MacBook Pro DVI to VGA adapter in my bag so I can connect to any overhead projector or flat screen wherever I’m speaking. This approach works well, but has several downsides that the amazing $35
Sending short text messages is one of the most popular ways to communicate with friends from your mobile device. It’s great because you don’t need a smartphone, a special app, or to all be using the same service — it works from any mobile device.
I am by no means an SEO expert, but I have learned a few tricks about driving meaningful traffic to my blog, TedCurran.net. This post outlines some of the tricks I use to average around 1500 hits a day on an education technology blog.
Over the years, the big social networks Facebook and Twitter have quietly removed your ability to export your contacts out of their systems. They do this to trap you on their service and make you feel like you’d lose all your friends if you
Managing a project where your team has to use several different cloud apps to get work done can be extremely confusing. I discovered this great app called Hojoki that binds all these various tools together into one coherent workspace so you can see everything
5by5 | The Web Ahead #60: Web Annotations with Doug Schepers. I have been listening to this episode of The Web Ahead that deals with annotations, or ways to leave comments on specific pieces of content across the web—even without the cooperation of the
It’s good practice to use a “Teach Timer” during class meetings to keep a good momentum between different activities. Generally, you shouldn’t do a class activity (like lecturing or project work time) for more than 20 minutes at a time, lest students’ interest and productivity
We all take it for granted that when you join up with a university, they give you a shiny new email address with a .edu address to help you communicate with the other students, faculty, and staff. This one shared communication network unites a university,
Everybody loves video chatting with friends, sharing files, instant messaging, and web surfing together. In education, it seems like we always need newer and better tools for working together collaboratively on the web in real time to make learning more immediate and dynamic. A new