Google Cloud Print: A Hopeful Solution for Wireless Classroom Printing
Jan19

Google Cloud Print: A Hopeful Solution for Wireless Classroom Printing

  First and foremost, I would suggest that schools need to print less. There is a huge cost (and potential waste) for schools that still rely on paper media to provide resources and course materials to students. But I concede that there are occasions whether at school or home where a hard copy of a document is required. For those looking to print from their iOS device, AirPrint is a technology that allows the user to wirelessly...

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Evernote Crashing on my RT: My Solution & a Bigger Problem?
Jan17

Evernote Crashing on my RT: My Solution & a Bigger Problem?

The ability to access and use Evernote across my computing and mobile devices has been an incredible way for me to record and organize my notes, thoughts and observations at work and home. It allows me to move between platforms and devices seamlessly and capture those moments when they occur as they occur. However my experience recently with Evernote Touch on the Microsoft Surface has been plagued with persistent crashing of this...

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The Surface RT (Surface) Tablet for the Classroom – One Year Later…
Jan12

The Surface RT (Surface) Tablet for the Classroom – One Year Later…

Looking back to December 2012, my first post on the Windows Surface RT explored the potential strengths and challenges of the Surface RT tablet in the classroom. Well, a lot can change in a year and it presents an opportunity to now reassess and see what the RT has to show since that first blog post. Windows 8.1 Updating the Surface RT to Windows 8.1 provided some critical improvements to the overall experience of the tablet. Battery...

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Pelican i1065 iPad Case Review
Jan12

Pelican i1065 iPad Case Review

After about a month with the Pelican i1065 case for the iPad, the Pelican brand lives up to its name and I now have a better sense of where this case can be used both in and out of the classroom. This slideshow requires JavaScript.   PELICAN PROTECTION If you are already familiar with the Pelican line of protective cases and storage units, the i1065 does not stray far from its siblings. The i1065 sports a solid hard case with...

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Designing an Online Learning Experience: Using Windows Movie Maker 2012

In completing my CSU course on Web Pedagogies, my second assignment will revolve around designing and creating a lesson or group of lessons that make use of a web tool (ex. Blogs, Wikis, Social Media etc.) and an online learning resource (ex. Websites, YouTube, Google Maps, etc.). When it comes to content and focus, the assignment asks us to support a learning goal or objective that supports a curriculum area in our current line of...

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