These fun, mostly free tools can help educators easily create their own Infographics, and bring a very modern twist to instruction. “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
Take time to think about your technology this spring with these great tech tips from Whitson Gordon at Lifehacker.com!
Google Now is a personal assistant that is often compared to Apples Siri app. It was originally only available for Android devices but recently found its way to iOS as well.
Here are some reasons why you should use Google Now:
- Stay connected with important information on the go
- Google Now acts as power search engine with both voice searches and camera searches
- Google Now is available free for any Android Devices running Android 4.1 (Jellybeans) and iOS ver.6 and above
- Simple to use
- Managing daily life
- Get directions from your current location instantly, either driving, walking or by public transit
- Check the weather
- Check traffic updates
- Receive reminders of events as well as the shortest route to those events
- Look up movie schedules and buy tickets for a theatre near you
- Pick your favorite sports teams and Google Now will keep you updated on those teams
- Checking flight status
- Off-line language translation
- Currency conversion rates
- Be reminded of reservations based on live traffic information
- Track your stocks
- Get updates on your shipments and orders
- Reminders about upcoming appointments
Overwhelmed with tracking your favourite reading materials? Pulse makes reading fun and fast! This interactive visual news reader is customized with your choice of content – blogs, newspapers, magazines or social networks. Read on the go by syncing to all your devices (iOS, Android and Blackberry) or use Pulse for web on your favourite browser.
Ready to get started?
Step 1 – Sign up!
Step 2 – Pick your content.
Add your favourites or search by subject to find topics that inspire you.
Pulse is organized into pages and sources inside those pages. The interactive layout makes it easy to scan, swipe, tap, click or save to read later by tapping the star.
Step 3 – Connect your social media feeds – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and more.
Say good-bye to Google Reader – hello Pulse!
Step 4 – Find an article that you’d like to share, post it easily with a tap and send to Facebook or Twitter.
The pulse web and mobile apps will make help you keep up with the news that matters to you. Tackle information overload with Pulse!
Stop by the TECH BAR to check out our newest device – the Microsoft Surface Tablet. We’ve set up the Surface to give students and staff an opportunity to check out the features of a Windows-based tablet.
The surface runs Office 2013, includes video and music services, and several ports that make it easy to connect and share. Use the USB port to plug in a hard drive, thumb drive or charge your phone. The microSD card slot allows you to expand your storage with up to 64 GB. The Type Cover with keyboard makes this tablet feel more like a laptop.
Drop by for a test drive and let us know what you think!