When BitTorrent Sync is the Right EdTech Tool

You can think of BitTorrent Sync as “Dropbox without the Cloud”. Not to be confused with the underlying technology of BitTorrent, this is a way of keeping a folder and files sync’d across multiple computers, but unlike Dropbox, your files are never stored on a remote cloud server. Instead, files …

Replace your Firefox and Chrome Plugins with Bookmarklets for Cross-Platform Productivity

  Two of the most popular posts here on TedCurran.net deal with replacing your too-huge collection of browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome to improve your browser’s speed and performance.  Replace Your Firefox Plugins with Mozilla Ubiquity and Over-Extending your Firefox with Extensions? Use Different Firefox-Powered Browsers for Different Tasks! Unfortunately, these posts …

Podcast an Audiobook to Reach Struggling Readers

Image via Wikipedia Even in the upper grades, students are struggling to make the transition from “learning-to-read” to “reading-to-learn”. Give a struggling reader a context-reduced novel written in old, antiquated language and you will realize that students need as much life-like context as we can provide. One way to help …