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December 22, 2014

Last Minute Gift Ideas for the High-Tech Teacher!

Trying to find some last minute gifts for the high tech teacher in your life? Or wondering what to do with all of those gift cards you've been getting this holiday season? Here are some ideas sure to make your holiday bright!

November 02, 2014

Start Up Spotlight: iPevo

In this week's Start Up Spotlight, I chat with Alex Yang from iPevo, a company creating innovative peripherals for classrooms. From a $69 doc cam that can fit in your pocket, to a system that turns any flat surface into an interactive whiteboard, iPevo is dreaming up and building low-case alternatives to many pricey classroom technology staples. In this interview, Alex tells me how iPevo got started, their makerspace culture and how teachers are driving their products.

April 11, 2014

A Higher APPtitude: 7 Favorite Apps / Programs

What makes me stop and listen are apps and programs that offer new opportunities for my students. Tools that amplify students' ideas, thinking, or access to the global learning community. I also perk up at tools that work collaboratively with other great tools. Open APIs, shared platforms or a willingness to adapt to support multiple systems are incredibly helpful as a teacher who needs to think about reconciling multiple apps, operating systems and workflow systems. So with this in mind, here are a seven of my favorite new (and not so new) apps, tools and programs that have me digging in deeper.

December 12, 2013

There are No Long-Term Relationships in EdTech

Pepsi or Coke? Mac or PC? Burger King or McDonalds? With brand rivalries like these people tend to pick their team and stick with it. I've witnessed patrons sending back drinks when they order a Coke and instead receive a Pepsi. I've seen wedding guests venomously arguing about which french fry reig...

October 31, 2013

Beware the Ghosts in your Budget: Scaring Out Hidden Tech Costs

Happy Halloween! Did you know that there may be ghosts in your tech budget? Today we're going to explore how to scare out these specters so as to make well-informed tech purchases. As you may know from reading this blog, I whole-heartedly advocate for 1:1 classrooms (that is, one device per student...

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