Google Apps for Education – Google Sites

Google Sites Ever wondered how nice it would be to create your own webpage without the hassle of coding? Especially for those of us who don’t know any programming languages, Google now offers Google Sites. Google Sites is a tool that helps you build sites. You can also build team websites through which you can share and collaborate…

App of the Week: QuizUp

This week’s App of the Week is actually a game. QuizUp, as is evident from the title, is a game where you put your knowledge to test. QuizUp prides itself for being the world’s largest trivia game with a plethora of categories ranging from ‘History’ to ‘Name the Flag’, and even ‘Beer’. You’re sure to find something…

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Introduction to Sway

What is Sway? Not Powerpoint! If you are using or intend to use Sway solely as a presentation tool, you’re probably using it wrong. Sway is a fresh new tool for easily creating web content. It is more suited to today’s audience than presentations. Embedding Content Currently you can embed the following content into sway making…

App of the Week: Flipd

Are you easily distracted by your phone? Do you spend hours swiping your screen when you’re actually supposed to be doing other productive work? Here’s an app that will make sure you do not procrastinate any more. Flipd, as their developers describe, offers a much-needed ‘digital detox’. What Flipd does is, it locks you out of…

Three Ways to Organise your Apps

We all love apps but the downside to it is that it clutters our phones and tablet devices. By default, most of the apps on our devices are arranged alphabetically. However, we have so many of them that it becomes hard to get access to them.Have you considered grouping them? Here’s how you can do it: Categorise them…

App of the Week: Clarisketch

Clarisketch is still in its beta mode but it seems like a useful tool to have on mobile devices. This app allows you to annotate on pictures and create narrated pictures. You either take a picture or choose one from your camera roll, draw on it, while also adding a narration to it. This is an…

App of the Week: SlidePick

This week’s app of the week is slightly different from the usual in that it is not aimed at learning or education. Instead, this app is to help you organise and manage the photographs on your phones and other tablet devices that you may own. Moving away from the boring choose and delete, SlidePick lets you choose…

Got an idea that could transform education?

If you think you have an idea that could transform education or improve research, then take part in the Student Summer of Innovation 2015 competition – Elevator. Elevator is Jisc’s open innovation platform that explores new ideas which use technology to improve education, research, and student life. Jisc is awarding funding and support to students who come up with…

App of the Week: Pocket

Whether you’re aimlessly browsing online or looking for something in particular on the internet, with Pocket you can now save all the webpages, articles, videos, blogs,and photographs that you’d like to revisit or view later. Pocket is available across all your devices, and so you can be sure that once it’s in your pocket you can…