Friday, February 17, 2012

Google fun facts

I considered myself proficient with the Google basics. While this might be the case, the advances that Google has made really blow me away. The fact that basic and advanced math can be done right in front of you is awesome (but sucks for math teachers with students that know that). As a history teacher, I think the most interesting new thing for me was the fact that I can subtract a search term in order to get the results I am looking for. This helps sort through the junk and gets me to what otherwise might be an obscure topic.

Evernote should be everywhere

Evernote is a fantastic app. On top of being able to get rid of stickies, it's ability to be accessed on so many different devices makes it incredibly useful. This is helped by the simple fact that it is user friendly. Usability plus usefulness equals a great app.
Our students would really benefit from this and while they would hate how they were no longer able to lose their notes, it would ultimately be a great thing for them if we got universal usage out of Evernote.