Friday, February 1, 2013

Friends of CTE

The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) brings you a blog series called “Friends of CTE”. This series brings together business and industry in support of Career and Technical Education.


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Paste Special

Copying and pasting saves a lot of time, but you may not want all of the original document’s colors or fonts. Instead of selecting paste, select edit then “Paste Special”. This will allow just the text to transfer to your document instead of the formatting.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

File Storage Option


I have featured content sharing websites before, but I wanted to add this to the Techtalk column to give an alternative to Dropbox. Store up to 5 GB of free data and access your files from computer, tablet, or phone.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

STEM Astronaut App

App Name: Jnr Astronaut

This beautiful application teaches students ages (9-16) about the wonders of space travel. Walk through modules with interactive games that will inspire students. Students will combine their knowledge of space and physics to see their potential in the STEM industry.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Customize Digital Flashcards

App Name: Brainscape

I have featured digital flashcard applications before, but this one takes the idea to a new level. Students can use Brainscapes ready-made flash cards or make their own. When the student finishes the card, the student rates the card on a scale of 1-5 of their knowledge. A low rating will keep the card in circulation, but a high rating will allow new content to be introduced.