Friday, February 28, 2014

A Mom’s Fashion Blog

This blog features a Brooklyn mother’s sketches of what her daughter and her friends wear on a daily basis. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Word Formatting

Learn how to use format styling to design your entire document. Use formatting styles instead of formatting each individual section of the paper.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Physics Art Game

This beautiful game features touch sensitive graphics in physics-centered puzzles. The game is available as an app, but it is not a free resource. The game is offered for free on the website and is inspiring for game designers.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Flashlight, Strobe, and Glowstick

App Name: iHandy Torch Free

The iHandy app allows you to adjust the brightness of the flashlight on your phone. The app comes with multiple light features that could be used in an emergency.

Monday, February 24, 2014

New Products

Warning! You will spend the next hour skimming this website. It is extremely addictive and very interesting. Outgrow me features new innovative products.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Pick The Brain

This blog features topics an array of topics for self-improvement. Motivation, Personal Productivity and Self-Education are three of the five major topics the blog covers. Find ideas for motivation and organization for your lifestyle.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

100 Keyboard Shortcuts

This PDF features 100 easy to use keyboard shortcuts. These short cuts would be a great reminder for students as a warm-up activity.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fashion Business

The latest in fashion business is covered in this comprehensive website. Fashion leaders from across the globe talk about new trends. A great resource for the world of fashion and marketing.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Manage Social Media

App Name: HootSuite

HootSuite connects multiple social media outlets to one app for easy social media management. This app allows users to schedule messages for posting in advance, so that social media managers can stay on top of the constant information stream. Manage social media in one place at any time.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mind Map App

App: Mind Meister

Students can use this intuitive app to organize thoughts for projects and writing. Students can share the project map to organize writing or student projects. Brainstorming just got easier.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ask The Pilot

Have you ever wanted to ask a pilot a question about his/her job? This blog answers tons of posted questions from users across the globe about flying.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wakeup to Music

The Pandora app now features an alarm clock that allows you to wake up to your favorite station. Follow the easy tutorial to use the alarm clock function on the app. It even features a snooze button!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wristwatch Magazine

This website gives a look into the world of wristwatches. Some watches have evolved with fashion trends and others have stayed true to the original design. Reviews and critiques of watches give readers an insight to the timeless art of watches.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fast Formulas

App Name: iFormulas

Over 380 formulas divided into seven subjects for students to browse. Students can save their favorite formulas to their device. This would be a great reference tool!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Today I Found Out

A creditable website that features new facts about everything in life. The goal of the website is to provide thoroughly researched facts daily. The facts range from “The Origins of the Lorem Ipsum Dolor Text” to “Why Figure Skaters Don’t Seem Dizzy After Spinning”.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Cooking Blog

This blog features recipes organized into easy to use categories such as ingredients, season, and dietary restrictions. All of recipes came from cookbooks and are brought to life by the blogger trying them and taking vivid pictures of the process.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Flashlight Easy-Off

iOS 7 comes with a great command center for all of your immediate needs. One of the many tools it features is the flashlight. To access the flashlight, swipe up on your phone and select the flashlight icon. Instead of repeating this process in the dark, users can simply touch the camera icon or select the camera icon from the lock screen.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Billfold


Real-life stories about money and how it works. Students will learn about how their peers and others use and save money. These stories give a voice to how real people plan for retirement, deal with debt, and choose where to live.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Find a Book

App Name: Goodreads

Goodreads allows users to find and share books. Users can view friends reading lists and make a list of books they wish to read. Scan the barcode of a book with this app and view reviews of the book before you buy.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Kid-friendly Search Engine

This is a fun safe search engine powered by kids. Google’s SafeSearchTM powers the filters of the search engine making sure that the content is safe for children. It is a great resource for finding appropriate content for children and older students.

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Innovative Educator

Lisa Nielsen writes this blog to share innovative teaching ideas with educators and parents. She speaks to organizations about the future of technology and innovation in learning.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Does your Apple device chime into your device with notifications while you are working on something? To dismiss the notification and get back to what you are working on, simply swipe your finger up on the screen of the device. To select the notification, swipe down to get the full story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Child Development

Supersimplelearning is a free website that includes fun videos for young children. The videos come with directions for teachers and preparation ideas. Students can follow these easy to use lesson plans to practice their teaching skills.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Transfer Money Electronically

App Name: Venmo

Split the tab with easily with Venmo. This free app allows users to register their bank account for free and send money to others with registered bank accounts. No one is left searching for cash or covering the whole bill.  

Monday, January 27, 2014

Conference News

Conference Bites features bite-sized quotes from the latest conferences around the world. The website combs through social media outlets to find the best information from leading industry conferences. This is a great resource for learning about trends in any career cluster.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Apple Senior Editor

This blog is great for keeping up on the latest technology trends. Mr. Gurman’s blog posts get to the point without the fluff of long blog posts. Students will love his straight to the point approach to technology news. Mr. Gurman started with Apple when he was in highschool and just finished his freshman year in college. He is an inspiration to inspiring technology bloggers.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Autocorrect Insert

Use autocorrect to insert commonly used symbols or tasks. This is a great trick to correct documents quickly.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Background Noise

This app and website provides a soundtrack of coffeehouse ambiance. Research shows that a mix of calm and commotion can boost creativity. Sounds can be selected from background noises of University Undertones, Morning Murmur, or a Lunchtime Lounge.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Find an MBA Program

App Name: Which MBA?

The Economist features the world top 100 MBA programs together in this app. Access school profiles that include application details and program statistics. An evaluation of your top criteria for your professional and personal goals will display a ranking based on your needs.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Global Education

This blog explores teaching current events to children. Globicate aims to increase student’s cultural awareness. This blog includes some fun freebies as well!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Recent Documents

Tired of searching for the documents you were working on a few seconds ago? Use the Recent tab from the file menu to quickly jump from document to document. Much faster than using your windows search feature.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

TED Lessons

One of my favorite websites has launched an education version of their website. Users can take quizzes and answer essay questions along with the TED learning videos. Students can interact with the topic by answering the discussion questions.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Match That Color

App Name: Color Assist

You can finally match the color of your font to your favorite pair of high heels! This app is used by taking a picture of the color you would like to use and displaying the color output values. Make sure you are in natural light to get the best color results!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Language Learning Fun

App: Duolingo

Language learning becomes entertaining with Duolingo. Pick from Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English game modules. Each module expands on the next module.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Classroom Diversity

Twitter Feed: @TheJLV

As a math teacher and data analyst, Vilson serves on numerous boards dedicated to diversity in the classroom, including social media, social justice and civic engagement. He typically tweets about what he is doing in education.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Minimize Ribbon

Minimize the Ribbon by pressing Ctrl+F1 in Word 2010 and 2007. To restore the Ribbon, press Ctrl+F1 again, or double-click a Ribbon tab. This allows the screen to take up more room for easy reading.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Buzz Feed

This news app is a fast way to read the top headlines. BuzzFeed is an excellent example of how to get information to the social media-driven masses. Each article features pictures and videos along with stories of current popular viral content. Some of the most popular articles consist of “Top 10” articles. Users can also log in and customize their content by selecting categories that interest them.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Estimation Game

App Name: Questimate

Estimation comes alive with this free application. Students can create their own estimation questions using the online portal and make an educated guess reflecting the actual amount. The game is played in a multiplayer mode that will allow for some educational competition.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Red Laser Shopping

App: Red Laser

This price comparison app can teach students the value of bargain hunting. Simply scan the barcode of a product and the app compares the costs to other retail stores. This app is a great tool for students and teachers managing their own finances.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Best of: Classmate Communication

During the Winter Holiday, please review the most popular posts from this semester.

Re-posted from September, 15, 2013.

App: StudyBlue

Students can use this app to connect with other students within the same course. It can be used as a planner and collaboration tool for learning. Teachers and students can set up their classes and add current classes to their schedule. This would be a great resource for homework help and backchannel learning.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Best of: Scarf Tying

During the Winter Holiday, please review the most popular posts from this semester.

Re-posted from October 15, 2013

App Name: Hermes Silk Knots

Fall has started and scarfs are a staple in most winter wardrobes. Hermes Silk Knots app teaches users new and fun ways to use scarfs. Step by step videos turn scarfs into headbands, belts, and more!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Best of: Texas CTE

During the Winter Holiday, please review the most popular posts from this semester.

Re-posted from November, 15, 2013


This educational blogger has some great advice for career and technical educators. His posts range from differentiated learning to technology integration.