Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Google - A Year in Search

Every year, Google recaps the previous year based on the most popular searches.  This would be a great opportunity for teachers and students to reflect back on the previous year and the events that marked 2014.  There are several events that I had already forgotten about while watching the video.  You can learn more on the official Google Blog or visit The Year in Search Google Trends home page for more information.  You can also see the video posted below.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Air Scanner - Wireless Document Camera App

Air Scanner is an App I discovered from a Facebook ad of all places.  It allows users connected to a Wifi to easily turn their iPhone into a mobile document camera.  The app provides a numerical web address that users can type into their browser.  Within the browser, whatever the camera is showing will appear within the browser window.  There is also an option to freeze the image if need be and turn on the camera's flash.

I could see Air Scanner being used by teachers to showcase student work from the desk or students could use the App to zoom in to presentations that were created on a Poster Board.  This is a free method for teachers to get a document camera and not be limited to a single location in the classroom.