April 23, 2013
Assessment, Classroom Use, Organization / Efficiency
A quick one here (and, yes, I’m entering that standardized testing lacuna where I won’t write for about a month and then bang out about five in a week to catch up; that will be end of May-ish).
Called an audible at the beginning of Latin today to try out Edmodo, and from what I’ve seen so far it has a lot of potential; seems to cover a lot of the things I do separately: communication, calendar, etc.
On the other hand, it introduces that idea of account overload (more for my students than for me), such that at some point (this summer) I will have to make some decisions about what to maintain and what to jettison.
So, thoughts on Edmodo?
April 16, 2013
Anecdotes, Apps, General, Hardware, Organization / Efficiency
I had a paper due for a grad class I’m taking and had to spend the day it was due at a friend’s house watching our kids. I had of course brought my laptop but had forgotten some of my research on my home computer. It wasn’t in Dropbox (stupidly) so I was stuck without it. I remembered, though, that one of the Splashtop apps (I thought) could access the computer remotely. Honestly, I wasn’t hopeful. I’d never used this particular app, wasn’t sure my Splashtop Streamer was updated on the home computer, and just was skeptical about the functionality in general.
But indeed, when I dialed up Splashtop Remote on my iPad, it picked up both the laptop I had with me at my friends’ house and my desktop at home (with an icon to indicate that it was off site). I tapped the desktop and, there it was, the screen of my computer at home, 10 miles away. I navigated my Documents folder via my iPad and opened the research I needed. Perfect.
So, thank you, Splashtop Remote, for getting me to bed at least an hour or two earlier the night my paper was due.
April 1, 2013
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