OK, if you hang out on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, you have no doubt noticed that quote graphics are uber popular. Yep, these visuals have gone viral—especially those that layer meaningful sayings with cool photos to project thoughts, beliefs, moods and attitudes...
Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you know that mobile learning (or mlearning) is on the rise. New technology is making mobile learning a realty, and the decrease in mlearning device prices is helping with overall adoption.
Take a moment and imagine a creative work environment. Don't worry about the kind of work going on. Just focus on the space. Close your eyes and picture it. What is that space like? What does it sound like? How are people interacting? Is there movement? Is there evidence of work in progress? Is it tidy, or busy-messy? Can you imagine working there?
We teach in amazing times. Just think about the technology that you carry around in your pocket or the things you are able to do on the Internet. Technology makes meaningful collaborative and engaging interactive classroom experiences possible with minimal effort.
I was looking for an easy way to have students and teachers put files in my dropbox account. Of course, there's http://DropItTo.me which allows senders to upload files through a web interface but on an iPad, that's limited to images and videos in your camera roll.
If only there was a way to email files to my dropbox directly. Well, there's https://sendtodropbox.com and that's exactly what it's for. The problem... the less than desirable email address you're given, like email@example.com. So I got to thinking.
Did you know that if you have a google mail address (gmail or your own domain), there's a neat trick that allows you to have more email address aliases without setting anything up? All you need to do is add a + and anything after it. For example: anything sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will arrive at email@example.com.
What I did next is, in my gmail settings, I added a forwarding email address and used the sendtodropbox address firstname.lastname@example.org. But wait, I need to verify that I own that account! Will that be a problem? Not without one little setting change. In SendToDropbox.com options, be sure to check BOTH "Include HTML email body (if available)" AND "Include plain text email body (if available)."
After doing so, send the verification email from your gmail > settings > forwarding and check your dropbox for the email body which will contain the verification code.
Once verified, create a gmail filter. Mine was simple. Any email sent to email@example.com, forward to firstname.lastname@example.org. I also selected to skip the inbox and add a label, but that was my personal preference. Feel free to customize as you see fit.
I tested by sending a small file from another email address to email@example.com and voilà, it worked! The file is uploaded to Dropbox > Apps >Attachments folder.
Today I am going to talk a little bit about Diffusion of Innovation Theory and relate it to our technology integration practices in education. Don't worry the post is not gonna be long , nor will it...
The best device a school can roll out is a teacher who can adapt to new and emerging technologies, does not always require formal training for learning and staying current, and is not tethered to a product in order to teach.