Monday, December 31, 2012

Capture to Cloud

This seems to be a very handy tool, not only for research, but also for collaboration.

Offers a basic free version with pay options for premium usage. Includes:
  • Build workspaces
  • Drag and drop desktop files
  • Add live webpages
  • Public and private sharing
  • Live activity stream
  • Mobile apps
  • Google and Dropbox integration
Why use it? Collaborative team work which includes media, webpages, and documents can be discussed in real time with a project team on any device - desktops, tablets, laptops, and mobile phones.  

While the CaptureToCloud app runs on the iPhone, it’s much easier to use on an iPad.

You have to be willing to sign in with a Google Account and then  Capture to Cloud requests permission to:

I used a school Google account to register because it tracks everything you do which is quite unsettling.  But it seems that Google tracks everything you do no matter what.  Hopefully I won't be targeted for more ads. The interface reminds me somewhat of Evernote, but it seems to have much more social functionality.  I also enjoy the "slideshow" view of all the items which are saved.

The help feature is robust and the first thing I will experiment with is organizing content into collections.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Flipped Classroom Resource and Research Tool Shared at our Morning Exchange Today

Today we discussed the ideas of Salman Khan for a "One World Schoolhouse"

  • see: Khan Academy  
    • At least 30% of our students are using this  
    • Either in class or on their own

View the Khan Academy TED Talk:

Pick up a copy of The One World Schoolhouse by - Salman Khan  at the New Trier Library 
Call Number: 371.334 K45

New Sharing tool which has mobile applications to any device:  Pocket

Pocket (Formerly Read It Later)

When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.

With our Gale In-Context Databases we have sharing functionality to share articles to Pocket.