Here are a few blog posts and articles that have come my way recently telling us about things that are up and coming or have just arrived.


#1 Smartamp - SMART (the company that makes SMART boards) has unveiled a new way for students to collaborate and connect.  It is calles Smartamp.  I watched the live webinar last week to see the introduction to Smartamp, and I am impressed and excited for this new software.


Click here for the Smartamp site. Click here for a blog post by Vicki Davis.


#2 Adobe launched a new iPad app called Voice, a storytelling tool.  Click here for a blog post.  Click here to download the free app.


#3 New mobile apps for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.  The apps have been updated to make things quicker and easier to find, create and edit.  Click here for a blogpost.


#4 Google Maps also has some great updates!!


#5 Plickers is a new solution to polling a class without the need for clickers.  Plickers doesn't even require that students have a device! Watch this demonstration:



#6 Common Craft has made a video to explain computer programming.  I love the way that Common Craft explains complicated things.


#7 Microsoft introduced Office Mix, a new plug-in for Powerpoint that allows for multimedia and interactive elements.


#8 Kahoot now allows the teacher to kick out inappropriate names. Click here to see how.


#9 Google Classroom - Google will be releasing Classroom, a LMS, that will be available next September to anyone with the GAFE suite.  Click here for a blog post.

 


And there you have it!  Another week full of updates, new features and sites.  Enjoy!!