Need to share a file with a colleague in a pinch? Try JustBeamIt - a drag-and-drop file sharing service. Just drag a file from your computer to the online program and JustBeamIt will generate a unique URL for you. Share this link with whoever you want to view the file - and they will be … Continue reading JustBeamIt: Secure, Drag-And-Drop File Sharing
Let me introduce you to one of my new go-to tech tools: Padlet. It's free, it's easy-to-use, and it's awesome. Oh, and did I mention... no signup needed? Padlet is essentially a digital poster that can be individually or collaboratively created. Simply visit the website and click "Create" to get started building your "wall" today. Then, … Continue reading 12 Ways To Use Padlet In Your Classroom Tomorrow!
A geography lesson, a technology exploration, a cultural experience and a problem-solving puzzle all in one! Meet Mystery Skype. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZdMnkWHG7s As you can see in the video, Mystery Skype in essence connects your classroom digitally with another anywhere in the world. Then, students must work collaboratively within the classroom and with the other community to … Continue reading Mystery Skype: Connect Your Classroom With The World!
Need to communicate with students remotely in a pinch? Check out Stoodle, a free, online platform that allows you to quickly hop on a whiteboard. No sign-ups and no downloads required! This platform is super easy to use and has a very clean, modern interface. Features include image uploads from Google Drive, online or your … Continue reading Stoodle: Free Virtual Whiteboard!
As you gear up for the start of the semester, it might be a good time to have students compile and collect information from the year 2013. A colleague of mine was interested in having students create timelines that showcased the 10 most important events they had learned about this year, and since we are … Continue reading 4 Free Tools For Creating Web-Based Timelines
I got an email this morning announcing a great new feature added to an already awesome tool: Dropbox. Dropbox now has a links feature, which allows users to quickly share files with people who don't have Dropbox! Just hover over any file until the "Share link" option appears, then click to get a URL you … Continue reading Dropbox Adds Links Feature: File-Sharing Just Got Even Easier!
A while ago I had shared with you information about Dabbleboard, an online whiteboard collaboration platform. Recently, I found out that Dabbleboard is no more! The loss of this simple, easy-to-use platform is sad, as it seemed to be one of the few online collaboration tools that was pain-free and setup-free. On my hunt to … Continue reading Twiddla: Easy Online Collaboration