A New Way to Connect Teachers With Technology

I’m excited to launch a new free product called Graphite in collaboration with Common Sense Media. Graphite will focus initially on ratings and reviews for educational web sites, apps, and services. A staff of experienced educators will offer their own editorial reviews. http://www.gatesnotes.com/Education/Graphite-Connecting-Teachers-with-Technology

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Apple launches iTunes U 2.0 with iPad-based course creation, student discussions, more

Apple have just issued a significant update to its iTunes U application for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The application focuses on enhancements for both teachers and students, and the application was first announced by Apple last week alongside the new Back to School retail initiatives. http://9to5mac.com/2014/07/08/apple-launches-itunes-u-2-0-with-ipad-based-course-creation-student-discussions-more/  

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Emerging Trends in Augmented Reality

Wearable devices have been in the news a lot recently with the launch of Google Glass to the UK consumer market and an explosion of other form factors such as smart watches, thermostats and fitness bands that monitor user biometrics. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/emerging-trends-in-augmented-reality-15-jul-2014  

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7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course

In this article I will take a closer look at how to choose images and graphics for your eLearning course. I’ll share some invaluable tips and advice that can help you to select the ideal visuals for your deliverable, so that you can develop eLearning content that is both informative and immersive. http://elearningindustry.com/7-tips-to-choose-images-and-graphics-for-elearning-course  

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Google announces Google Educator Groups – great resource for educators

Google has announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. This is a program made up of communities of educators who can connect with each other to learn, share, and help each other. While it is mainly online, there are real-world meetups and events as well. http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.ca/2014/06/google-announces-google-educator-groups.html  

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