Review: Chromecast in the Classroom
Jul19

Review: Chromecast in the Classroom

The Chromecast is a small, portable streaming device that is backed by Google’s Chrome browser.  A winning combination right?  But how does it fit within the classroom environment and infrastructure? Strengths Small form factor – The Chromecast looks like an oversized thumbdrive that essentially plugs right into the HDMI port of a data projector or display. This makes for an easier installation as there is no need to stow...

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iPod Touch in the Classroom? Is it a good alternative to the iPad?
Jul02

iPod Touch in the Classroom? Is it a good alternative to the iPad?

I love the resources, tools and interactivity of the iPad within the learning environment but how does the smaller and cheaper iPod Touch fare in the classroom?  Educators looking to purchase an iOS device (or devices) for their school or classroom can currently select from 3 different sizes or form factors.  Although my preference has been the full size iPad (now the iPad Air) sporting the 9.7″ touch screen, there are...

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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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Rugged Rukus Review
Aug25

Rugged Rukus Review

This slideshow requires JavaScript. The Rugged Rukus by Eton is a speaker system that I really want to recommend and for the most part it delivers on what it promises but there is a persistent recharging issue that continues to dampen my enthusiasm for this portable speaker.   Pros: – great battery life – loud sound for a small device – recharges other portable devices via USB – connects to audio devices...

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