Monday, February 13, 2012

Tammy Worcester's Tech Tip of the Week

One of the best speakers I heard at TCEA was Tammy Worcester. Her Tammy's Tech Tip of the Week is a great way to keep up with new tools to use on the web. She sends out a tip a week via email or through a RSS feed.  Her presentation is the one that introduced me to Evernote.  She also mentioned another site called Dropbox, which is a site where you can store files and then pick the file up on another computer--again an example of cloud computing.

Another cute idea from her weekly tips is the Ifake Text site.  A great idea for a research project, this site allows students to put information into a template that mimics a text chat on various carriers.  This would be a fun assignment as well as one that does not lend itself to plagarism.

I have a copy of Tammy's book Google Tools for Teaching and Learning (link courtesy of Amazon.)  It's not so much a book to read cover to cover but rather to keep handy for a reference.

If you get the chance to hear Tammy speak at a conference, by all means go!  And if you don't get the chance to hear her in person, at least make sure you sign up for her Tech Tips of the Week.  You'll learn so much from her!

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