App of the Week – Snapseed

Snapseed is a great and simple app that allows users to do a lot of photo editing from their iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The app is free and it is very simple to use. Some of its features include: easily adjusting your photos with a single tap using Auto Correct; you can tweak your photo to perfection with Tune Image; you can use Selective Adjust to enhance specific objects or areas in your photos; you can experiment with fun & innovative filters like Drama, Vintage, Grunge, and Tilt-Shift; you can add Image Borders for a finishing touch. To download it for iOS for free click HERE. To download it for […]

2014 Summer Institute Gallery

App of the Week – Shadow Puppet

Shadow Puppet is an app that allows you to add recordings through a series of pictures from your photo album and share those experiences with friends. It can be a great tool for story telling, to explain ideas behind photographs, or to teach something from a series of pictures you have taken or saved on your mobile device. Shadow Puppet is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. To download this app click HERE. To learn more about this app watch the video embedded below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love […]

2013 Fall Kickoff Gallery

Check out the pictures from the CETL Fall Kickoff event that happened Thursday, August 15th.

2013 Summer Institute Photo Gallery

The 2013 Summer Institute took place on May 15th, 2013 all day. Several faculty and staff participated in the professional development sessions and you can see some pictures taken during the Institute here.

Note Taking in 2012

I ran across this pic via twitter the other day, originally posted somewhere on Pinterest.  The general tenor of the comments on this pic were of the chuckling variety, as in “Ha.  Those kids today and their technology.  They think taking photos of something on the overhead is taking notes.  What a crazy world we live in!”  I think, however, this pic is provocative and useful in facilitating a discussion about technology in the classroom.  I’ve organized the observations and questions it provoked below in an attempt to spark further discussion. Look at all those kids with camera phones! I see seven, maybe eight high-school aged children here with phones that allow them to […]

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