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Office Mix allows you to turn your PowerPoints into interactive online lessons or presentations. We install an add-in that gives you the ability to record audio, video, and handwriting, and insert interactive elements like quizzes, online videos, Khan Academy and CK-12 Foundation content, PhET Interactive Simulations, and even web pages. There’s even a screen capture tool so you can record anything on your PC.
Every year has its standouts, right? 2007 had the original iPhone, and 2010 had the iPad. But what has 2014 offered us in terms of awesome technology thus far? There’s been some chatter about things like Google Glass, but I have yet to see any notable number of folks walking around donning their Google specs. …
Teachers are pairing hardware and software to create lessons that engage students and inspire collaboration.
Creating classroom presentations that keep students engaged and on task is getting complicated for K-12 teachers, who have to rise above myriad distractions to get their points across. Fortunately, there are a number of hardware and software tools available that can help teachers break through the distractions and effectively engage students in class. Here, educators share eight presentation tools that they're using successfully in their 21st century classrooms.
Many schools that have adopted one-one tablet technology struggle with the pre-requisite skills associated with moving files from app to app. This process is now called App Smashing, and when you learn how to use it to your advantage, it really does make things nice and simple. Workflow is king and the easier it is …
Bored of those standard school exercise books? Would you like to get your pupils to be a little more creative? Well, now you can combine these two wishes with ‘The Inspiration Pad’ – a notebook in which each of the 48 pages features a unique variation of the typical lined notebook paper layout. The unconventional designs are intended to provoke creativity. Designed by Brussels-based design and advertising firm TM, and available from the TM Shop (click here to view), the pads do not come cheap (€20* each), but the unique design of each page should help spark creativity, providing a new stimulus to want to write.