Extension 1: Twitter Button
- I thoroughly enjoy this button. It is easy for me to tweet at my computer without having to pull up a website. I can also check on what other people have been tweeting. We tweet a lot with the children help reflect and share about our learning. The parents love being able to see the different parts of our day through twitter. I would recommend this extension because it is easy to update your account without having to do too much work of switching browsers or tabs.
Extension 2: Pinterest Button
- My classroom and Preschool has a lot of different set-ups to help enrich and develop the whole child. One resource that we use to find ideas for different areas of the classroom is Pinterest. I downloaded the Pinterest button so it allows me to to pin ideas and resources from many different websites. Before, we would just search the actual Pinterest site. Now, I can pin and collect resources in one location from all over the web. If you are a pinner, I would definitely download this extension!
Extension 3: Save to Pocket
- Save to Pocket allows you to store websites or articles for a later date. This is nice because there are a lot of professional development articles that I would love to read but do not have time read at that moment. I have started saving articles but have yet to go back and read them. That is my next goal!
I will now reflect on the apps that I have downloaded.
App 1: Pixlr Touch Up
- This app allows you to edit photographs that are on your computer or in your google drive. Most photographs that I use for documentation are not edited. If they are, most of it is just cropping the photograph. I do not think I will use this for work but I do think I will edit my own personal photographs. It is easy to navigate around the app.
App 2: Workflowy
- I like this workflowy because it helps me create my endless lists. One way I stay organized is to create to do lists for work and home. I try to have different lists for different areas of life. This seems like a good system so I can keep all of my lists in one area. If you are a list person, I would say give this app a try!
App 3: Meegenius
- Meegenius allows you to download and view books. In general, this seems like a good app but unfortunately you have to pay for it. If I was a parent, I would consider this app but as a teacher at ISM I won't be keeping it and will delete it. We have Tumble Books which is a similar site.
ES Division: I added a comment to Star's introduction!
HS Division: I commented on Rachel's blog post about apps and extensions!