Thursday, December 9, 2010

Google Translate (for Docs and websites too)

Instantly translate among 70 languages via copy and paste, with Google docs and on any website. Super!

Google eBooks

Check out some of the free books! Lots of potential for educators.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Blekko: New Search Engine

Check out their 2 minute informational video.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010


I use this free screen capture tool almost every day.
Check out this screencast I made with Jing (you'll want your speakers/headphones on).


Click on the title of this post to go to the website. Watch their two minute video. Download and install it. You'll never be the same. It's synced, online storage. For example, I create a Word doc on my desktop at home. I drag it to the Dropbox folder on my desktop. When I get to school, the document is already on my laptop. You can sync any number of computers, share files (publically or privately) and your stuff is always available online as well (in the case where you find yourself on someone else's computer). Do yourself a favor, just watch the video on their website.


This browser app is genius. It turns this super annoying, busy page (above), into the large font, clean page (below). In short, it takes out all the web noise by just giving you the content related to what you are reading/viewing and filters out all the rest. Click on the title of this post and follow the two easy steps to install it in your browser.
It's so simple to use. Once it's installed in your browser, just click on it when you're on any website (except home pages) and it'll automatically make it "readable."

Watch a short screencast about it here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Augmented Reality: Tech Trend to Watch

Just search 'augmented reality' on Youtube. The Iphone has a couple great apps using this idea. Some fast reading HERE and HERE.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

News for You Online

Check out this website. It's updated monthly with news for adult readers.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Check out this cool online video annotation tool. You can use it to annotate (with text) any online video. Homegrown here in Minnesota.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Check it out. Looks promising and affordable.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Literacy and Technology in Minnesota Blog

Here's another great tech in teaching blog from my colleague Susan WB.

Adult and Family Education Links

Here's a nicely ordered website with great links organized by topic.