Kara Young coordinated a terrific Cool Tools deep dive presentation on Monday, featuring 2 hours of useful tools and software. Quite a few CALL members stepped in to help out. Check it out!
Emily Barney: Surface Pro 3: Interactivity of a tablet, Productivity of a laptop
Tablets are built to be portable and intuitive to work with, but operate with a limited universe of apps and web access. Laptops allow a wider range of productive and creative activities when you can work with files directly, install a range of software and easily connect to other devices. Microsoft’s Surface line allows both.
Emily demonstrated how she uses her Surface for everything from notes and social media at the conference to image editing and coding on the go. She also showed some of the touch and stylus tips that make Windows 8 shine.
Debbie Ginsberg: Asana to the Rescue! Online task and project management
Need help keeping track of projects and tasks? Are your team members tired of hunting through their emails for project details and updates? Consider giving Asana a try! Asana is an online project and task management tool that makes it easy to track projects and tasks from your desktop or mobile device. Handout is here.
Jesse Bowman: Nearpod
Nearpod is a free platforms for creating interactive mobile presentations, with subscription options offering advanced features.The platform allows you to create interactive presentations, control students’ activity in real time, and incorporate slides, questions, polls, audio, and video. It is also platform-agnostic, so as long as students have some sort of technology with them, whether it’s a laptop with a web browser, a Chromebook, or a tablet, they can participate. Nearpod Handout.