TCEA 2012 had the Tech Chicks all a-twitter. Ha ha! Anyway, this is our round-up podcast about the sessions we attended and the vendors we loved.
Adobe Academy – Anna attended a great hands-on session on content creation with Adobe. Check out the Adobe Education site for great resources including lesson plans, ideas and tutorials.
Promethean – We love the new features in ActivInspire!
Lynell Burmark (http://www.lynellburmark.org/) had a session, IWB apps: From the iPad to the Wall which had us revisit an app we’d definitely overlooked…
Doceri is an awesome app for controlling your Mac or Windows machine from your iPad in the classroom. It has great markup tools and a nifty stylus which is handy for doing the drawing tools.
Splashtop Whiteboard is still a favorite of ours, too, don’t get us wrong. The pricing scheme of Doceri and Splashtop are such that you can pick whichever is most cost effective for your situation.
We had a QR code session with a great group of educators. Thanks for all who attended! Here are the resources we shared.
Loved seeing our Twitter friends @paulrwood, @technolibrary, @ipadsammy, @bryanpdoyle, @rrodgers, @neontetra and @mrhooker for BBQ and donuts! And then them and more including @kevinhoneycutt, @mradkins, and @jmaklary, and our local friends @JGraytxchk, @hlandez, @kevinfoxxy, and @jessicablanca at the official Twitter meet up.
Clever swag included a chair massage at some booth with an A… oh wait, Helen had to look it up for us. Absolute Software offered the chair massages. And then we think it was Flexile that was offering caricatures using their tools to show video conferencing and interactive whiteboards.
Inspiration is coming out with an iPad app which looks really awesome but is missing a critical feature in our opinion. Listen to find out what that is. Anna will probably still buy it because she’s an iOS app junkie.
We still love the Lock -n- Charge cart for charging the laptops. They have iPad charging carts, too, and they have REALLY thought out the needs of a charging cart!
Bretford furniture has built-in power. Can we have this for our houses?
We did a mobile learning session and want to give a special thanks to two of our new favorite apps, DoInk Express and GroupShot, that gave out promo codes for us to raffle! Here are our resources for that session.
DoInk Express is an awesome app for iPhone/iPod for tweening and flipbook animation. It’s the baby cousin to the DoInk for iPad app we talked about in a previous episode. It’s a mere $1.99 and worth every penny.
GroupShot is a magic app. MAGIC, we tell you! When you take several photos of a group of people trying to get the one perfect shot, you can actually merge the best heads from each shot into one. And it’s MAGIC. Wow! Seriously! Check it out! It’s 99 cents! Buy it now!
In conclusion, it was another great TCEA!