December 6, 2013 | Posted At: 07:42 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Software
Aspex’s AppliTracks goal of doing away with paper from hiring and maintaining employees got a step closer to reality with the platform’s new mobile interface. In addition to three dashboards, which show the most important information for open jobs, employees and applicants. The software works with all platforms and shows real-time data as well as the ability to link to other programs. It’s available and free for current users.
December 3, 2013 | Posted At: 08:24 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Software
The latest software from TabPilot Learning Systems is its third-generation flagship classroom monitoring app. TabPilot 3.0 links with the company’s online Control Tower service to allow a teacher to remotely watch and control what every student in the class is doing with their tablet. In addition to showing one screen to the whole class or freezing the entire class’s displays, the software can save what’s on any screen – like a math problem being solved – along with a time stamp. It works with most Android slates, including Nook tablets.
December 2, 2013 | Posted At: 07:51 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Software
With teachers and students using phones, tablets and traditional computers to teach and learn, one of the hardest things to come to grips with at school is which software works with which platform. No more, because Smart Technologies’ amp software will cut through the software clutter by working on anything with a Web browser and will have content delivered by Google’s Cloud service.
November 25, 2013 | Posted At: 07:28 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Software
MasteryConnect’s Resource Pinner is an exchange for teacher resources like no other. The idea is to create a Pinterest-like community for K-through-12 teachers to share items like lesson plans, hot educational Web sites and classroom materials. The software works with Android phones and tablets, is free and can save a school a lot of money and hassle.
November 22, 2013 | Posted At: 09:04 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Software
If you’re spending too much time thinking about software than actually working with students, Moxtra has a novel solution. The Android and iOS app combines collaboration with chat (with a single student or the whole class), virtual meetings and graphic as well as audio messaging into a single interface. Best of all, it’s free.
November 19, 2013 | Posted At: 07:37 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Software
The latest Mac OSX Mavericks operating software is out and upgrading a school’s Apple computers is free. JAMF and its comprehensive Casper Suite can provide the support and maintenance the OS requires to get the most out of it. In addition to help integrating and configuring the new software, JAMF can manage encrypted disks, increase security and make sure that every system is up to date. The company also supports Apple’s iOS software. Price is the best part because the company waives the standard fee and only charges schools $18 a year for support and maintenance for OSX or $9 for iOS.
November 8, 2013 | Posted At: 07:02 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Software
From teachers to students, there’s one thing that everybody hates: Microsoft’s Paint drawing program. Enter Inkscape, a free vector graphics program that runs rings around Paint. In addition to a wide variety of tools and filters, Inkscape provides exact color control. The latest version is 0.48 and it’s a free download for PCs and Macs.
October 31, 2013 | Posted At: 06:25 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Software
To help teachers cope with the onslaught of
Common Core requirements, Mimio has updated its MimioStudio software with a slew of
new features to enhance learning and collaboration. In addition to impromptu
open response assessments, the software can automatically grade most tests.
Plus, the latest version of MimioMobile adds compatibility for recent iPod Touch
devices and iPhones as well as Android tablets.
October 29, 2013 | Posted At: 06:12 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Software
requiring a different program for each platform, itslearning does everything in
the cloud, so that all you need is a computer that can access the Web. The system does everything
from curriculum and classroom management to professional and classroom
development. It can even help get parents get involved in the classroom. There’s
a free demo so you can try it out before committing to it.
October 24, 2013 | Posted At: 06:19 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Software
Are the Personnel department’s file cabinets in control of your school? Aspex
Solutions’ AppliTrack HR Files can pitch the paper because it is a Web service
that can work with just about any computer. The system is built around digital
forms for payroll, teacher evaluations and for absences; it’s easy to add your
own special forms. The software is being used in 60 school districts and will
cost $365 a year for a school with 250 students.