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Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop or Tablet

Posted by Julia Robeck on 19th February 2015

A Short Guide to Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop and Tablet http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/02/a-short-guide-to-taking-screenshots-on.html?m=1 Chromebook: Diigo’s Awesome Screenshot tool. Awesome Screenshot is a simple one step installation TechSmith’s Snagit. Awesome Screenshot will only capture things that are displayed in your web browser. Snagit download the Snagit Chrome app and the Snagit browser extension. . Both tools allow you to […]

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Where the iPad should go next: Look toward Windows 10

Posted by Julia Robeck on 4th February 2015

What Microsoft is getting right with tablets–seamless synching between devices, more computing power, and accessories–and why Apple should go there too. “The iPad is nearly 5 years old. That product, ever since, has continued to ride a thin dividing line between iPhones and Macs: mobile, and computers. …Will there be both a 12-inch iPad and […]

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Nokia tablet

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th December 2014

Nokia N1 Android tablet: an iPad mini lookalike with the first reversible USB port http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nokia-unveils-n1-android-tablet-an-ipad-mini-lookalike-with-the-first-reversible-usb-port-9867400.html Visually the tablet is a dead-ringer for the iPad mini, but the N1 actually manages to be both thinner and lighter than Apple’s tablet – just 6.9mm thick and weighing in at 318 grams. The N1 looks very healthy spec-wise, […]

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tablets

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th October 2014

Hands-on with the new Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 http://www.cnet.com/pictures/apples-refreshed-ipad-line-pictures/ Apple created the A8X processor specifically for the iPad Air 2. The new chip has a second-generation 64-bit architecture, houses 3 billion transistors, and compared to the iPhone 6‘s A8 chip, has a 40 percent faster CPU, while its GPU is 2.5 times faster. […]

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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd October 2014

Announcing the NMC Horizon Report Europe > 2014 Schools Edition http://www.nmc.org/news/announcing-horizon-report-europe-2014-schools-edition Key Trends Accelerating Educational Technology Adoption in European Schools “Growing Ubiquity of Social Media” and “Rethinking the Roles of Teacher” as fast trends accelerating the adoption of educational technology in European schools over the next one to two years. Full report: http://cdn.nmc.org/media/2014-nmc-horizon-report-EU-EN.pdf

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10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th January 2014

Location-based integration. The domination of ebooks. Cloud computing in schools. Bring-your-own-device classrooms. Online collaborative learning.  The rise of the tablet. Online class management.  Social media for education. Snack learning. Mobile learning in workplace training. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/07/10-major-mobile-learning-trends-to-watch-for/

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Is it appropriate for schools to require that parents buy expensive electronics as school supplies?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th November 2013

Is it appropriate for schools to require that parents buy expensive electronics as school supplies? #edtech #edchat http://ow.ly/qtZUy Around 100 students wait for the library to open before the start of classes each day so that they can get on a computer, he said, and Framingham High is purchasing 400 inexpensive Chromebook laptop computers this year to help […]

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