Thursday, March 24, 2011

Technology Meeting March 2011

Wordle: tech meeting march 2011

Betty Weycker/staff changes:
  • DeLea Payne took a position with "Race for the Top"
  • Zach LeGrande from the Help Desk/networking taking a position as an assistant manager at a Winston-Salem Health Club.

  • Quote: "This is going to change my life"--from an elderly lady who was receiving training and getting a computer.
  • Pay it forward kinda thing
  • They just distributed 62 computers, and 90 more "graduating" this week, and 200 more coming...
  • In Schools, finishing Saturday classes at Glenn and Ashley
  • Working on classes at Bolton, and other schools like Kimberely Park, N Hills, Kernersville Y, Downtown library, here, and elsewhere...
  • "Reagan Rooster"--February Issue--editorial opinion --what students like about parent assist, and parents--(Parent Assistant is our electronic gradebook..)
  • NCWISE has been bought by Pearson...a company of AAL
  • NCPearson has been in the business of student information management for a long time
  • Parent Assist:  needs more understanding--
  • If a teacher chooses to e-mail progress reports--that is a multi-step process
  • Quotes from Reagan's paper:  "What if there was a rule that says assignments had to be entered two weeks after they were assigned..."  What??  Hard to believe parents are asking that when policy says assignments are to be entered within one week into electronic gradebook...
  • What can we do to better communicate to teachers that the policy is that assignments must be entered within a week...? and they must post to parent assist (a date makes it available for parents to see)
  • Here's what they are doing:  Debbie Harmon and the data team have figured a way to lift that date out, and --everything that is blank would be viewable....on a screen--it looks like an excel spreadsheet and lists anything that is blank like post to parent, or a date of an assignment.  SAS will make this be available to see.
  • Betty will be presenting this to principals.
  • EOG will be counted like a final exam grade for Middle Schools--25 % of the final grade
  • For Elementary, EOG will be 25% of the 4th quarter grade.
  • AR 5124 is the policy on the EOG
  • Elementary, NCWISE for report cards for grades 3-5 starting at the beginning of next year
Unknown devices Issue/Purchasing
  • AR3240--policy on grant funding, 
  • As this train was rolling on unknown devices..teachers are finding grants for items that are not part of the standards...That is a philosophy they are not willing to accept.
  • Some teachers adamantly disagree with Betty on some of these issues...
  • Review of grant applications--clarification...Teachers must have a review by research and development...(#9 on her policy proposal change)-- purchase of all technology whether it be from school funds or PTA will have to go through department of technology>
  • For example, before you purchase software, it must be approved by software clearinghouse.  So basically all technology purchases should be requested for approval before buying.  Either with a HEAT ticket, or an electronic purchasing request form of some sort.
  • Question? What about Title 1 spending?  Sometimes people go out and buy "stuff" for schools with these monies--Betty says that Title 1 folks already work pretty well with technology purchases.
  • BYOD--"Bring your own device" some districts are already doing this.
Firmware update for Mobi/CPS pulse (newer systems with texting capability)
  • Brian:  Here is his blog on updating the firmware, Brian's Power Point (have to login to webportal)
    • mainly for the communication between the RF receiver and the remotes
    • 6.70 latest version of CPS
    • 8.90--latest version of workspace
    • Must first remove CPS from control panel--for re-installing from AICP
      • Open the e-instruction device manager
      • plug in the mobi receiver
      • right click on the mobi icon in the device manager and choose properties
      • press shift and control keys at the same time
      • click on the update mobi tab that appears
      • click browse and open the hex file that ends with f
      • update the firmware
      • the mobi will restart automatically
    • If  on time line, it ends in F, it's already updated
  • Updating the Pulse RF receiver
    • Plug in the cps pulse rf receiver
    • open device manager from e-instruction system tray
    • rc on the pulse rf receiver
    • etc--will be posted on the webportal...
  • updating the Pulse Remotes
    • to check if they need updating FIRST...
    • press the menu button
    • press the right arrow key 6 times until you see diagnostic
    • press send  the old version of the firmware is .00.47  and the new version is 00.54
    • only thing you have to do manually is put in the channel
    • make sure the receiver and the remotes are on the same channel
Kevin continued...
  • Self Mutilation is his middle name (ha!)--with all they are planning on doing this summer. 
Print Management Program
  • Signed up with a company that will monitor all network printing. 
  • The company will start shipping toner when cartridges start going monitors the level of toner.
  • This may save up to $3000.00 per school per year
  • cost is based on "per page" model
  • includes fuser replacements
  • All purchase orders have been put on hold for toner,  they are going to collect all the cartridges, and will have a central repository. and distribute until this company takes over. 
  • They did analysis and looked at how much people were using toner and printing from printers
  • What about stand alone printers?
    • as they roll this new program out, one printer per person may not work
  • What about network color printers?
    • cost for color printers is 8 cents per copy with this program, should still be less than the current cost of replacing those expensive cartridges.
  • Auditing will bring to light excessive printing :)
  • Company will be responsible for all on sight repairs including fusers and other items up to $200.00
  • Printers not on the network will have to be put on the network...or deal with some other way
  • They are going to audit every school and look at all the printers
  • There may be older printers that might not be part of the program
  • Guy Lucas is handling it from purchasing end...
Wireless Security Project:
  • How we provide access--currently uses WEP code.
  • WPA2 is the wireless encryption they are going to use.
  • machines will have to log into the network to be able get access to the wireless access point
  • Known issues with the R-40’s
  • Pilot testing at SE, Kimmel Farm and one other school
  • Will have to reconfigure access points at all the schools (Carla)
  • Will start working through the three pilot schools
  • will push policy to all workstations regardless of container
  • will get another update next time
  • No time frame on how long it will take until they get through the pilot schools
  • Some hacker maybe able to find a way to get that certificate, but it should be much more secure.

Race For the Top Money
  • Current plan is to start outfitting schools that don't have wireless.
  • Carla will be heading it up.
  • First phase will be to survey schools and see what they need in terms of wireless
Email migration to move away from lotus notes
  • E-rate dollars will help support this
  • It’s time to look at something a little more flexible
  • A hosted e-mail solution, no more servers
  • Windows live—is the hosted cloud version of outlook
  • Issues:
    • blackberry integration
    • Lotus Client issues, street files, and all those client based applications
  • Active directory will be the database for e-mail names
  • Goal is to have this rolling out in the next school year
  • totally web based, supports multiple browsers and platforms
Server Consolidation Program:
  • Will start testing ...printing is one of their big concerns
  • start migrating servers to central office
  • migrating to windows server 2008
  • SSO will be replaced by server 2008 management
Classroom solutions:
  • Still working on 2006 bond schools
Voice over IP roll out
  • Can't tell you when all the new schools will be on-board
  • goal to all front offices as soon as they can
Dell Partnership/AICP/power Management/computrace for inventory
  • Product called KACE--rolling out this summer
  • some things run now by servers will run from this management service
  • this will run an agent on the machine that will take care of inventory--will be more efficient
  • will not replace computrace--will still use for theft recovery
  • will have ability to uninstall unapproved software
  • will keep up with the number of licenses at schools
  • will also be new power management tool
  • starting roll out now, does not need help to install
  • laptops will have to come in and get it installed
New delivery application system
  • Thin client devices instead of full workstations  ($250.00) vs $750
  • Virtual desktop interface
  • When Betty presented this model, they do not cut the budget, and can refresh more schools with computers--new plan is to provide more resources with less of a machine.
  • Issue of Old computers in the Building?  Barbara Sasso
  • Betty what can we do to alleviate the fears of "shared services"?
    • Peggy: a place for frequently asked questions?
  • Betty: people coming from all around the state to see what we are doing to offer resources yet save money.
  • Side bar from Kevin:  When you don't get your H drive, every now and then it will drop a script, and not populate the home directory.  It is going to happen particularly during start-up times.
Marlo Gaddis:

  • Monday is March 28th...and Dr. Martin said all staff should be attending staff development...She has had to say "no" to several principals in terms of providing staff development--just not enough people to go around :(
  • Any teachers can take moodle courses, atomic learning...(Erin Mulhern asked about the password)
  • On the webportal:  info for tech facilitators for how to create a course in atomic learning
  • There is a course on how to set up a course
  • Must set up a workshop proposal in the workshop registration system
  • Workshop Agenda should include a list of all videos that they will watch, and copy into the agenda
  • Needs to be at least 45 minutes of tutorials
  • not just watch and walk away
  • Make some product for them to produce
  • The workshops are customizable
  • Atomic Learning Student logins:  all students should have accounts,  tied to their student id number and wsfcs
Marlo..patience is the word --
In light of all the projects they are under-taking...Heat tickets--patience
Lots of changes coming...Change does not scare Marlo--she is a fan of change
How to manage change--she would be glad to help us with us
Technology is always changing and changing faster than we are moving

Youtube--"Lost Generation"-- all it takes is a "reverse of thinking ..."
She talked with AP's yesterday
They really want to see the best things
"I am just thankful I have a job..."

Question about Youtube videos:
copyright still applies...
If they are copyrighted on Youtube, then technically it is illegal  to download and save.
Still using zamzar
Downs recommends

Betty --Couple of announcements
No open lab today--only been about 8-10 people who signed up...
Well regroup after today and decide on whether to have them or not, and whether they will be topic specific focus or not...
Matrix for passwords (log into Tech Facilitator web portal to access this)  is being revised...and will be posted on the TBT

 3 minutes input better communicate information:
From our table:
  • Frequently asked question resource site? 
    • a searchable Frequently asked question blog or database
  • Something to notify us when something happens--like the old Heat Site did--something that is affecting everyone 
  • More info about theme money and how it will affect us
  • an update and reorganization of the webportable (ditto from another group)
  • notes from this meeting posted somewhere?
  • Patience from you guys too and for our teachers
  • Not just putting it out once...Do a great job of telling us things are coming but then some where along the way it seems to get lost
  • Open labs--they like them...on a different day, topics announced that relate to the meeting?
  • Get an idea of training for new things this summer (scheduling vacations etc.)
  • On-line testing, writing testing, demands are to talk with assessment and give us a better idea when testing will impact computers
  • Links to the things are posted...
  • Common place for us to put in troubleshooting tips...
  • TBT is good on keeping us up to date
  • Possibly skype sessions to offer open labs so some locations would be more convenient
  • Do appreciate the helpdesk phone number...
  • A forum for tech facilitators for common problems...
Meeting in May will now be a test conflict:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Potpourri of education websites

At the NCTIES technology conference I recently attended in Raleigh, I was made aware of the following sites. I checked them out, and they seem really good, maybe something to investigate during your "freetime"... Just another recommendated site for student/classroom blogging. Kid blog is still great too!
This site is intended to be a collection of resources for those interested in using ePortfolios in Education.

If you need a website to help you edit your pictures (crop, red-eye, resize), you may want to try out some of these! These were actually recommended by the DOT too:

A few cool sites for making collaborative slide shows:

Digital story-telling sites: is a great site for recording quick narration and saving as wav files without having to use more "complicated" programs like audacity.

Finally,  Lots of discussion lately about the best way to download YouTube videos...was having this conversation over the weekend with Mr Bryant

Here are some suggestions: (got from

Try:  KeepVid is a simple site. No hassle, works not only for YouTube movies but for a number of other sites, including Google Video, MySpace Video, DailyMotion and others. Again, you have to add the .flv extension by hand.

You also might try this free download software for converting file types--this is the best free one that I know of:

YouTube Downloads takes the cake in the longest domain name contest. It also separates itself by using a proxy for downloading videos, which means that you might be able to get videos even if YouTube access is blocked at your workplace or in the country you live. Just search Google for YouTube videos, and copy/paste the URL into YouTube Downloads.

Windows Program:
YouTube Grabber downloads files from Youtube in .flv format. Just copy and paste the URL of a video from YouTube into the program, press grab, and the file will be downloaded into the same directory as the program.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Notes from the Edge--NCTIES 2011

The following are my notes from the North Carolina Technology in Education Conference (NCTIES) this Year.  It was excellent as always, and I am trying to wrap my head around what were the top things I learned:

My Current Top 5 things from the conference (this is tentative--I will probably discover more and discount others as I read more thoroughly through my notes!)

1) Tammy worcester is always a great speaker to attend, and I have already incorporated two things from her session on adding gadgets to a blog : (I added a google translate widget and also "a page/tab" (I added the note on spam from this week's TBT as a separate page/tab since I get a lot of questions on that from parents) to our tjms weekly memo blog --that was exciting! But Tammy's section on widgets is what I really want to go through in more detail.

2)  E-readers:  My friend, Jennifer Lagarde gave a great presentation on E-books ( ) , and it inspired me to at least try them at my school--She provided some great resources ( ) that are already out there and how people are using them. I have written a donor's choose grant, and am going to "keep on" my EC teachers to try the same :)

3) The session on Prezi reminded me how cool of a presentation resource Prezi is, and I want to revisit Prezi with teachers, and show them some of the cool new features that have been added recently.

4) Things I really want to try or revisit these tools (okay I know this raises my "top 5" to more):
5) Lastly, an overall theme that I was reminded of was:  to Choose 2-3 tools and committ to them...It's easy to get overwhelmed or feel guilty about what you are using or not using, but if the tools are good For example, google docs maybe as good as drop box--one is not necessarily better than the other--just different options)  I also want the IPAD2 !!
I will be sharing more in the weeks and months to come!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Conference Website:
NCTIES Conference Schedule:

Hey,  The following are a list of sessions that I attended and took notes--realizing I was taking these "on the fly" please excuse any grammatical errors, but I did try and go back and edit a little.  The purpose of these notes is "for the record" and as a resource if I need to go back and check something I heard and likely won't remember.  I will blog later about the top five or ten items that I feel will be really useful to me...You know how conferences are:  If you can take just a few good things away then it is a success.  For me, these conferences always inspire me to try new things, share new things and mainly learn from my wonderful colleagues who were there with me!  Thanks, Tanya, Erin, Cathy, Barbara, Gina, Jenny, Sandy, Jeannie, Lelsie, Maryanne, Peggy, Nanette--You all are the best!  John

Hooked on eBooks! Using eBook Readers to Promote Reading and Impact Achievement.

Prezi Presentation:
From choosing the right device to evaluating their success, participants will learn how to integrate eReader devices, (such as Nook and Kindle) into classroom instruction in ways that engage reluctant readers, integrate 21st century skills and impact achievement for all learners. Session materials will be available online.
Target Audience: Elementary, Middle, High, K-12, Administration, Other
Jennifer LaGarde, New Hanover County Schools
Christine James, New Hanover County Schools

Youtube video--high school that bagged textbooks for e-readers:
"Kindle, Nook and more educators"--resource webpage
Buffy Hamilton in Georgia--Kindle Program--google her--link is on
They went with the nook (Barnes and Noble--because they have onsite training at the store for their teachers, and you can walk in the store and get support)

They bought 30...$150.00 each--no discount--no tax free weekend. either.
Someone said--Durham would give a discount--

Tammy Worcester, Featured Presenter 11:10-12:10: Firday (11:10)

Blogging, podcasting, digital forms, shared calendars... it sounds overwhelming, doesn’t it? In this session, Tammy will show you how easy it is to go digital in your classroom. Using some fabulous free web tools, you will be able to share student successes, communicate with parents, gather feedback, organize events and more -- all in just a few minutes per week!

go her handout for today's session.
Make a "sandbox blog" to play, to demos... --must have a gmail account...
You can set up an email account to have email content, like pictures, etc. sent directly to the blog 
Could have students post pictures from cell phone camera...for example.
You probably don't want to allow "live" emails as "draft Posts" and then you can decide to publish or not...
Each blog that you create you can generate a separate email to send content to...
You can embed many things into blogs...for example sound.
Online voice recording software--need a microphone, click record button, allow...You can get the html code, or embed code,  copy code,  edit in html tab of blogger...put some instructions to say something like : click on triangle to hear my message
The great thing--It's on their server, so not having to save high MB files...

Blogger added something else about a year ago (Ability to add pages or tabs along the top of your blog)--go to posting tab--choose EDIT PAGES
You can add up to ten pages about your blog...
More information on widgets:

It then adds those pages as tabs to the top of your blog...

Google maps:
put a map of your school on the blog, create a custom map under my maps button
on the map, add a place mark, and give a title,etc.
go to upper right to "LINK" choose the html to embed on the website,
paste the code in the "about our school" tab...
You could have kids do this..."flat stanley project"
track the location of battles...etc.
For kids to be able to use custom maps, students will have to be logged into a google account,  could have a generic google account

Google docs--
she used a google spreadsheet for online lesson plans...
across the top, the subjects
Could then embed the spreadsheet into the blog
go to share menu, choose "publish as a webpage", chose the sheet you want to publish,  choose to publish as html to embed in a page
can create a new sheet in each spreadsheet
you can duplicate the spreadsheet to keep the colors etc.
then in your blog, go to html tab, and paste the code
you can play around with the sizes in the html code..

Google calendar is great--you can embed your calendar in your blog...
beside one of the calendar names, click on the triangles and go to calendar settings and it can give you the html code and  paste in the html tab.

Tammy has an entire help on embedding various things into your blog
You could create a twitter account just for your classroom, and
you can add code to add google translate to your entire blog

Prezi 101: Replacing Your Static PowerPoint Slides with an Interactive, Dynamic Canvas  9:10-10:10

Tired of your static, linear PowerPoint presentations? Want to create an entirely new type of Flash-based presentation that uses a map layout and zooming to engage your students? Join Patrick Crispen as he shows you the tips and tricks behind Prezi, a relatively new presentation-creating tool. You'll even learn how to get a free Prezi 'EDU Enjoy' account that will allow you to make your presentations private and even remove the Prezi watermark.
Patrick Crispen, Featured Presenter

Prezi Help is so easy and well done...
Creating hierarchy with size on a "canvas" --there is depth and scale
Prezi  accounts
CHOOSE Student Teacher on the bottom left corner--you can make the content private and your logo instead of Prezi's logo on it, and you get 500 MB free...
It is a cloud based solution, it is all on-line and works on mac/pc

edu/enjoy account
Limited number of fonts is actually a nice thing
The ring of the "zebra" allows you to change the (inside ring) font
The outter ring allows you to rotate
The lack of design types is actually a liberating thing--not so many choices and forces kids to focus on the content
If you get stuck in a mode, like color selection, just click up on the home circle
You can link to video sites if youtube is blocked, you can also convert using something like anyvideo converter to flv file types, 
but thing to remember...
You have to click on the edge of the frame to move a frame...
click anywhere to start typing
double click to edit existing text
done typing:  escape key works for getting you out
There is unlimited numbers of "UNDO's" during that session.
cntl c and cntrl v do work too

Setting up a path...with arrows and lines
space bar to always get the bubble bar back...
Show mode to see how it works...
list of known issues:  (have your teachers read)
Something about changing an "s" to a "t" for a power point show that is online and you want to be able to edit it...
Prezi meeting--allows you to invite someone to view your presentation...
can also invite someone else to edit it!
Barbara Sasso recommended:
Format Factory to convert Youtube videos...

Towards Best Practices for Integrating Web 2.0 Technologies in the Classroom  8:00-9:00 Friday March 4

The sheer number of the available Web 2.0 technologies and tools is incredible. For non-tech-savvy educators and teachers just beginning to integrate technology into their classrooms this fact can deter them from even trying. This session will propose a number of best practices that are emerging from our research with teachers of technology.
Target Audience: K-12
Matthew Kruger-Ross, North Carolina State University
Lori B. Holcomb, North Carolina State University

View Michael Wesch’s video on YouTube exploring Web 2.0 ideas at

Choose 2-3 tools and commit to them...(prezi--for example--use their help on their site)
join that community since they have the most enthusiasm and knowledge of it--Ask for help!
People are afraid to ask questions on google for some reason--just type in a question on google and you will probably find the answer.
Passwords:  review these passwords management tools

People to follow on twitter:
David Warlick
Follow Richard Byrne on twitter--from Maine--
follow Matt the speaker: @mjkruger on twitter
evernote--remember everything...
Has to be sound pedagogy and must have several backup is just the tool
TPACK--research framework/theoretical framework (technology/content knowledge/pedological knowledge--where they all intersect)
Dean Shareski--Google him!  Education is all about sharing

Location: 307,  3:50-4:50--What are you glogging about: Maureen Davis--Albermarle Middle School
What are you ''Glogging'' about?Maureen and her daughter spoke about applications in both elementary and Middle School.  It is very easy to add text, audio, video, links and digital images on glogster which is a basically an in-line poster maker.  She suggested you set up accounts on edu.glogster   (!/GlogsterEDU?sk=app_10442206389) is a site where students can create interactive, collage style posters. A ''Glog'' can include text, audio, video, links, and digital images included in Glogster library or upload your own. Learn how you and your students can create online posters and embed on your web page, blog, or wiki. Giving away 2 month FREE Teacher Premium Glogster License to participants while supplies last & Grand Door Prize = FREE 1 Year Teacher Premium Glogster License
Target Audience: K-12
Maureen Davis, Albemarle Middle School / Stanly County Schools
Brooke Davis, Aquadale Elementary / Stanly County Schools

Link to presentation:
as opposed to just
Follow glogster on face book with more ideas:
(Sorry Tanya-- I lost my notes on this one--wireless network failed, and this is all I have)  But, she bascially went through the different ways to add text, pictures, links on glogster.  She also talked about how easy kids took to this platform and ease of use, etc.

Bethany Smith--Will Ipads replace Laptops 2:40-3:40
The answer seems to be depends, Bethany outlined the pros and cons of both platforms:
She did a poll:

Here's a blog Bethany wrote on it:

It comes down what you are using it for, the limitations of flash (which ipads don't have).  Battery life is a great advantage of the ipad, portability and convenience.  She said that some of the upgrades of the ipad 2 are enticing like the fact that it will have a built in camera for skype, it is thinner and lighter!
Disadvantages--the lack of microsoft office applications?--not sure that is such a big deal with google docs, etc, but for some people it is a deal-breaker,
lack of flash programs,
and possibly keyboard or lack thereof (tho you can even get a keyboard built into your ipad cover!

Keynote Luncheon:  Rushton Hurley
Rushton--guest lunch speaker--tons of free stuff...
Google advanced search
Saving time, and have students download three power points on say...India, and critique them instead of making a power point on India--Saves time!  Isn't that the point of technology??
Have kids make videos on the things you teach!

From Leslie Fisher's ( ) Talk at NCTIES:

Are you a gadget head? Do you surf the net or listen closely to geeks talking in hopes of hearing about a cool software product or gizmo? Leslie Fisher (Gadget Freak) will show you some of her favorite hardware and software gadgets that do everything from make your life easier to provide piles of fun. Hardware, software and even completely off topic gadgets will be discussed.
Target Audience:
Leslie Fisher, Featured Presenter

Here is here presentation: way to manage events on-line!
Rockmelt.com—a smart web 2—based web browser
Based on google chromium
Also puts up the rss feeds on the tab on the right
Invite only—she has 250 invites
Go to—I would like an invitation—You can be—click on the facebook friend.
Google voice free –sign up and you get a free number, and someone calls it and they get a message, and you can get a voice mail to translate the message and you can set up a number, you can set up groups and have numbers forwarded without parents knowing your number
Primarypad.com—started as etherpad place to take notes in the cloud!
Go to her website and download her google presentration
Twitter:com goodies
Profile widget
on twitter ---Can be used to update website
  • One location for all your notes. Synchronizes your notes to all your devices…everything goes to the cloud (2 GB for free) and can share your folders with anything else
Great for sharing large presentations…
post videos live as they happen
  • website platform, and so easy to use!
  • googlesites is a little confusing at times…Hall Davidson is from Discovery Network has a page –looks kinda bad--she showed us how to make a page...
  • Many different designs
  • Google weebly for education
Cloud Backup
  • online encrypted backup for mac or pc
  • amazon s3 is another cloud backup
  • is a cloud based hard drive
  • enabling people to see your pogo –works like drop box
  • uses wiki or Ethernet to post your personal cloud 99$
  • Mac people:
  • If your mac is stolenwill secretly transmit the ip and router information
  • Take it to the apple store and the apple people will confiscate it
  • Orbigle is based on when you tell it to turn it on
  • –can purchase by the week/month year and can download as many as you want…
  • 15% off coupon
  • 90% are royalty free
Digital Cameras Leslie’s favorites:
  • In between camera—sony NEX, has interchangeable lenses…500-700
  • Selling very quickly
  • Sonycybershot HX5v
  • $349
  • She is sony focused
  • To her its all about the menu…right now her favorites are Sony and cannon
  • Camera slow: you probably bought a slow card
  • Rating 2, 4, 6—your card is affordable….
  • Want a category 8 or category 10
  • Lexar 1GB 133x speed
  • Or extreme 111
They also have a non profit
Hardware gadgets:
  • scanner to capture receipts, tax receipts
  • start at $199.00
  • Pinacle PCTV HD pro stick…
  • EYEYV Hybrid
  • Can record shows and bring into school
  • Sling Media
  • External box that hooks to yur home theater no matter …broadcasts the signal to your pc
  • Netflix is killing your internet connections everywhere…
  • Boxee
  • Home theatre nut
  • Logitech harmony one
  • Nanowatch band
  • Ipod hoodie??
  • Swipe
  • use one continuous motion to enter text
  • irock:
game changer:
every major text book editor is signing with the ipad
favorite apps
proloqou 2 go
star walk
istudiez pro
1-2 punch—her other favorites
Newsrack and Instapaper
Soundnote: record your notes
Ipad cases
Dodo case looks like an old copy book—might make it a little less conspicuous
Quirky cloak
Hard candy—protective case
blue tooth microscope for your ipad
the square reader_ swipe attachment for iphone
for phone: introducing word lens
translates—hold in front of a sign or whatever, take a picture and it translates what's there