Engaging Students and Collaborating with Mobile Devices

Welcome to the resources page for Addy Meira’s presentation at LCU on August 5th, 2014. To learn more about Addy and for contact info click here. Below you will find more details about the apps discussed and links to their websites and videos. ScanLife is a free app that allows users to read QR and bar codes. To create a QR code go to http://qrcode.kaywa.com/, paste your URL on the bar, click “generate,” then right click to save the image and add to any document you want it on (and any presentation).  To download this app for iOS click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE.   Remind (formerly […]

App of the Week – Wattpad

The app of the week is Wattpad. Wattpad is a free service that allows users to be part of a community where they can post poems, articles, stories while also commenting and joining community groups form the topics they are interested in. It is a great publishing tool for students as well as a way for them to read other students’ and other people’s written works. To download it for FREE for iOS click HERE. To download it for Android for FREE click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! […]

2014 Fall Book Club

This Fall, join the CETL for a fun weekly reading and group discussion of Seymour Papert’s Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas. Meetings will be held bi-weekly at the CETL office or other physical locations as well as virtually via Google Hangout. Participants will receive a copy of the book and are invited to share their thoughts online through the CETL blog and other social platforms. Full schedule to be posted soon. To sign up please fill out the form below: Book Club Sign-Up [contact-form-7 id=”6408″ title=”Book Club Signup”] Previous Book Clubs

App of the Week – Evernote

The app of the week this week is Evernote. It is an excellent free app that helps you stay organize and allows you to save your ideas between all your devices. You can create notes, set reminders, to-do lists. More importantly, it syncs with a lot of other apps such as the previously featured Skitch, Swipes, Squarespace Note, Scanner Pro, and others. To download it for FREE for iOS click HERE. To download it for Android for FREE click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We […]

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App of the Week – Cogi – Notes & Voice Recorder

This week’s app of the week is Cogi – Notes & Voice Recorder, a note-taking, call recorder, transcription and productivity app for Android. According to the description found in its Google Play page “Cogi is an easy-to-use, free and ad-free note taking and voice recording app that allows you to capture the important parts of meetings, lectures and conversations, all while remaining completing engaged, listening to what’s being said. Augment the important voice notes with images, text and tags to completely capture the key elements of a meeting or lecture. Cogi’s the next evolution in note taking, allowing you to record key ideas without writing the notes down.” To download […]


If this then that (IFTTT) is one of the most amazing services and apps out there (yes, I am very biased about it because it is indispensable for my life) where you create connections or recipes between all accounts you have. According to its website, you use Channels  (Facebook, Evernote, Email, Calendar) with Triggers (the “this” of the title – such as “I’m tagged in a photo on Facebook) and Actions (the “that” – which can be “send me a text” or “save it to a dropbox folder”). Each of those are “Ingredients” in a “Recipe” which you can share or that you can use from other IFTTT users. To download […]

App of the Week – Swipes

Swipes is a free Mailbox-like app that integrates with Evernote and is a great task management app. The integration with Evernote allows for users to attach Evernote notes to tasks and checkbox items from Evernote can be added as action steps within the Swipes app. To download it for the iPhone for free click HERE. To download it for the iPad for free click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE and sign up for the Beta version that is out. To get Swipes for the web click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom […]

App of the Week – Snapseed

Snapseed is a great and simple app that allows users to do a lot of photo editing from their iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The app is free and it is very simple to use. Some of its features include: easily adjusting your photos with a single tap using Auto Correct; you can tweak your photo to perfection with Tune Image; you can use Selective Adjust to enhance specific objects or areas in your photos; you can experiment with fun & innovative filters like Drama, Vintage, Grunge, and Tilt-Shift; you can add Image Borders for a finishing touch. To download it for iOS for free click HERE. To download it for […]


Welcome to the resources page for our presentation at the 2014 NMC Summer Conference. To earn your Credly badge, please CLICK HERE to complete a feedback survey. To understand the rationale for the implementation of our badges and points system, please read the information on our Rationale for Implementation page. To view all of the badges that we offer as well as the activities where faculty and staff can earn points, visit our Badges and Requirements page. To view the latest badges awarded by the CETL through our website, visit the Badges Awarded page. To view our most up-to-date leaderboard, visit our Leaderboard page. To watch a video with the […]

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