We as teachers and as students are relying heavily on the web for a lot of different things in education. Whether it be research for an essay or project, or even just to find material to use in class, the web is now our “go to” source for collecting ideas and many other things we use in our daily educational lives. But, how do you as an educator or student save all of this information? Are you doing it the old fashion way where you just bookmark everything? If this is you, or you are looking for an even better way to store the information you find on the web, then this post is going to be for you. The web, like a lot of other technology has evolved over the years and so has the storing of information that we gather. Although there are a variety of ways to save the “stuff” we find on the internet, today we are going to take a look at a web application that saves it all for us, in a nice, handy way. Let’s take a look at Dragdis.
I love having an iPad and using it for school and for personal use. But, one of the things that a lot of people don’t like about it is the fact that it is hard to type on. I will agree somewhat with that, in that I think the iPad is fine, but the iPad Mini is definitely harder to type on. So the next best alternative for people who want to use their iPad more for work, is to find a keyboard case. Well, let me tell you, I have tried many of them, and they all have fallen short of what I had hoped for them to be. But, that is until, I got my hands on the ClamCase keyboard case for the iPad. I personally have an iPad mini and with the ClamCase, I have never looked for another keyboard case.
I remember growing up always wanting to be a spelling bee champion and go to the state spelling bee. Well, needless to say, I never made it out of my own homeroom spelling bee contest. But, I never gave up on trying and I loved to do spelling words at home. Now, granted I know that not every student out there loves to do spelling, but with technology and texting, it seems like spelling is starting to go by the way side. Well, Spell Test by FunExam is here to hopefully put some fun back into spelling and to get students to want to learn.
One of the things that I would push my students on when I was teaching, was the ability to expand their vocabulary. I would teach them the importance of not using the same word so often in a paragraph and instead to look for synonyms that would work better. It would always amaze me how many of my middle school students had never used a thesaurus before. What is nice now technology is that we can now use it to our advantage, especially for things like this, making it even easier for students to look up words and alleviating this road block to students expanding their vocabulary.
As an educator, I tend to go back and forth between using my iPad and a notebook for taking notes during meetings. There is a part of me that loves the iPad because I can use it for more than just taking notes. But, there is still a part of me that is nostalgic and loves to use pen and paper. Well, Booq came out with an iPad cover that will satisfy the iPad loving, note taking person that I am. Let’s take a look.