Category «Web Tools»

Google Apps adds ten times more applications

Google has added a lot of its other apps to the Google Apps stable, beyond what they call the core suite of Gmail, Google docs, calendar,  sites, groups and video. Most of Google’s offerings are now available under Google Apps accounts. I’m most excited about Blogger, Maps, Picasa, Voice, and YouTube.

Web 2.0 Tools Made Easy

It’s hard to keep track of all the Web 2.0 tool appropriate for Education. But this tool that organizes according to Bloom’s Taxonomy does a nice job of showing a select set of tools that can be used at certain levels of thinking. www.usi.edu/distance/bdt.htm A more exhaustive list of Web 2.0 tools can be found …

Gates likes the online Khan Academy

Fortune Magazine lauds the online teaching library of the Khan Academy. Bill Gates is pretty impressed and so are thousands of others. Fortune reports that “by any measure (it’s) the most popular educational site on the web. Khan’s playlist of 1,630 tutorials (at last count) are now seen an average of 70,000 times a day …

Using Google SketchUp to create model “Green” dwellings

Paul Ferraris, lower house Digital Media Teacher at CAT, is doing a cool project using Google SketchUp. As part of a larger project on “Going Green” Paul is having students design green homes using SketchUp. As you can see from the picture of Paul’s demonstration design, this program can do a lot. I’m looking forward …