Donny Khalaf

Archive for February, 2015|Monthly archive page

Free Educational Apps for limited time…

In Free apps, SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology on February 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Happy Friday!

Here is a bi-monthly free iOS apps for K-12 that I use from the TCEA blog. There is a lot of free good apps for each subject.

Check out the attachment below and if you find something you like, type the name of the app in the search within the App store to locate it or click on the link.

February 27, 2015 Free iOS Apps

Enjoy!

Donny 🙂

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Student and Teacher can check now to see eligibility for free Office from school…

In SmartPhone, Software, Tablet, Technology, Website on February 25, 2015 at 11:10 am

by Office 365 Team, on February 23, 2015

Millions of students around the world are eligible for free Office from their school and today we are announcing that we’ve made it easy for all eligible students globally to sign up themselves to get Office 365 and install free Office.* That includes the 5.5 million eligible students in Australia, the nearly 5 million eligible students in Germany, 7 million more in Brazil, 1.3 million at Anadolu University in Turkey, every student in Hong Kong and millions more. This service was previously available only in the U.S., but beginning today it can be accessed by any eligible student or teacher where Office 365 is available. You’ll need a valid school email address to complete the sign up. To check if you’re eligible for free Office from your school:

Students getting Office at no additional cost to schools is a benefit Microsoft provides to education institutions that buy Office for faculty and staff. That means teachers can also sign up and enjoy all the benefits of Office connected to a cloud service, like using the OneNote Class Notebook. Once signed up for Office 365 you get:

  • The latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access and Publisher installed on up to five PCs or Macs and up to five mobile devices like iPad, Android and Windows tablets.
  • 1TB of storage on OneDrive you can use to store and share all your documents across all your devices.
  • Office Online for in-browser editing, collaboration and co-authoring

Feel free to cheer.

Good luck, Donny 🙂

Google launching YouTube for Kids…

In Free apps, SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology on February 24, 2015 at 1:21 pm
Google is launching a version for kids of YouTube that will feature appropriate content and controls, in line with its strategy to redesign some of its products for use by this segment.

The free app, called YouTube Kids, will be available from Monday in the U.S. on Apple Apps Store and Google Play, starting now.

Kids are seen as the next big opportunity for Internet companies. A number of kids are known to lie about their age to wrangle accounts on social networks.

The new app will filter out certain search terms on it, USA Today said in a report Thursday. If a child types in a word such as “sex,” a message prompts the kid to try something else, the report said.

The app will give parents control over how much time the child can spend on it, according to sources. Parents will also have the ability to turn off search and sound. Channels and playlists will be organized into four categories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore.

Thanks,

Donny 😉

Amazing Free Math App for iPad and Chrome..

In Computer, Free apps, Interactive Whiteboard, Smartboard, Tablet, Technology, Website on February 24, 2015 at 7:51 am

Common Core Math for Teachers by Front Row is an amazing free app. It includes more than 28,000 math questions for all grade levels aligned to the Common Core (very similar to the Texas TEKS) that are assigned to students based on their performance on a pre-assessment and that are automatically graded.

The teacher must first create a free account on the app. Then he/she can set up classes, create student log ins, and make assignments. Students may either use the iPad app or log in to the web version in the Chrome browser. Administrators may review analytics on what the students have learned and which students may need additional assistance.

Hope you will find this useful to help your student with Math.

Enjoy!

Donny 😉

Free “Catching Fire” ebook from Google Play..

In SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology, Website on February 19, 2015 at 10:25 am

Thanks to TCEA for providing this information:

Catching Fire, the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy, is free today on Google Play. It is normally $12.99. You can read this on your computer or using the free iOS and Android Google Play apps.

Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase: I Really Rescued a Goat to Save Chinese New Year is free on Apple iBooks. This book includes read-aloud narration.

Enjoy the free ebook today!

Donny 😉

 

Help Your Students Become Digital Safety Experts…

In Computer, Interactive Whiteboard, Newsletter, Social Media, Technology, Training for Staff, Website on February 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm

THinkBefore

Being online offers opportunities for children to learn and connect with others. Unfortunately, it also opens up potential risks of sharing the wrong information or connecting with the wrong people. Intel®  Security and Discovery Education have partnered to bring you the Intel® Security Digital Safety Program , with resources you need to educate students about making smart and secure decisions online. 

With the new interactive lessons released this month, your students will learn how to keep their digital information safe and out of the hands of cybercriminals. Students will also learn about viruses, malware, phishing, spam, and more. Extend the learning with interactive, hands-on, in-class activities in the associated educator guide.

To begin the lessons, Click here!

Enjoy the lessons and empower the next generation of digital citizens!

Donny 😉

Air Transfer – Easy file sharing between PC and iOS devices..

In Free apps, SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology on February 11, 2015 at 9:35 am

Have you struggle to figure out how to transfer files between PC and iOS devices? Look no further.. This will allow you to transfer data without the need of using the cord. Make sure the Desktop computer and your iOS devices are connected to the same local area network (at school or work) or the same WiFi network (at Home) when using Air Transfer. Click WiFi button and input the Device URL in Web Browser on your Desktop. Then drop contents on drop areas on the left side in Web Browser.

Air Transfer moves what you’re seeing or playing on Mac/PC to your iPhone/iPad with just single drag & drop! It moves whatever you want; text memo, website address, photo, music, movie, document and so on.

The transferred items are auto-classified into 7-categories according to their type.
You can also see or play the items in Air Transfer right away!

Air Transfer works even in background mode, you can switch to other apps without stopping current transfer.

The best part, it is free. Click now AIR TRANSFER

Enjoy!

Donny 😉

Free “Kindle Books” for the time being….

In Free apps, SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology on February 10, 2015 at 10:17 am

Happy February!

I subscribed to a great blog and want to share you with a great offer which is a free “Kindle” books that something you want to check for your class. This is for anyone who use Kindle or Kindle App. Click on the link below:

Free Kindle Books for Children and Adult February 10, 2015.pdf

Enjoy the free children books!

Donny 🙂

Creation app for iOS for free..

In Free apps, SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology, Training for Staff on February 6, 2015 at 11:29 am

Lights, Camera, Play! Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world. With over 14 million cartoons created in 200+ countries, parents and teachers rave about the app… and kids can’t stop creating!

Making cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show – simply press the record button, move your characters onscreen, and tell your story. Toontastic records your animation and voice as a cartoon video to share with friends and family.

For more information, click on the link below:

Toontastic

It is also Common Core Aligned which you can find more information below:

Common Cored Aligned resources

Enjoy!

Donny 🙂

Android Apps for Android Tablet..

In Free apps, SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology on February 5, 2015 at 8:43 am

Thanks to TCEA for the information relating to Android Apps List which is an excellent tools for teacher and student that use an Android Tablet. It includes “Subject” or “Core” which give you better idea what to look for.

TCEA Android Apps List

Enjoy!

Donny 😉