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Edcamp – The Unconference

Edcamp – The Unconference

This Saturday, I went to one of the best conferences I have ever attended.  I had run across mention of Edcamp Philly on my twitter feed, and was intrigued enough to visit the website to learn more.  The more I read, the more interesting the event sounded. Edcamp is billed as an ‘unconference’.  Instead of having a set schedule and industry reps trying to hawk their software/hardware, Edcamp is run by teachers, for teachers. ...

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Move Over, Powerpoint. Meet Prezi!

For years, Powerpoint has been the gold standard of presentation software.  I have a feeling that’s about to change with the advent of Prezi.  Prezi is billed as a Zooming Presentation Editor, and it moves away from the rather linear style of Powerpoint. Presentations have not evolved much in the 50 years since the slide was invented, but Prezi is changing that. Prezi lets you bring your ideas into one space and see how they relate,...

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Dropbox – Ditch Your Thumb Drive & Get Dropbox!

Dropbox – Ditch Your Thumb Drive & Get Dropbox!

File transport and sharing has come a long way.  When I was a student, if you wanted to move your data between computers or share it with others you had to save it to a floppy drive.  In the past few years, your options have expanded to include burning to a CD, saving to a thumb drive, or emailing it.  Now we have the next step along the way – Dropbox! Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers Put...

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