August 1, 2014

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations

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We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—SLJ columnist Richard Byrne cites his go-to applications.

Mobile Apps Make Student Assessment Easy and Interactive | Cool Tools

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Regardless of what curriculum areas we teach, observing and assessing our students is something that we all do every day. Thanks to mobile devices like iPads and Android tablets, recording our informal observations and formal assessments has never been easier.

Sarah Ludwig’s Picks: Top Tech Tools

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“What are your go-to applications?” SLJ recently posed the question to Sarah Ludwig, tech coordinator at Hamden Hall School in Connecticut, and the subject of our April 2012 cover story.

Libraries, Chromebooks, and Google Apps

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Whether Chromebooks will catch on in libraries remains to be seen, but Google Apps, the free-to-use cloud-based suite of office tools at the heart of the Chromebook, has been making inroads in libraries for years, due in part to its relatively low cost compared to Microsoft Office.