This is very hodge-podgy, but before I share the tech, I'm going to share the wreck that is my holiday shopping experience (first and last) with The Bradford Exchange. As mentioned previously, I ordered three separate items for Grandma 4444's Christmas and January birthday. The first came within a week but was not of good quality and had to be returned. The second came the day before Christmas and fell apart in my hands (I returned it and have yet to receive credit). The third item, while perfectly nice, arrived the Monday after Christmas, even though I ordered in on December 13th and was promised delivery by Christmas. Today, I spent 17 minutes on hold, waiting for an operator. When she answered, I kindly told her that I think 17 minutes is an unreasonable time to wait for "Customer Service," and she assured me that was a "standard" wait time. Okay, so I guess I have to just keep waiting for my refund. I figure I will keep complaining about it here until I get some kind of satisfaction. Thanks for letting me vent!
On to the tech!
I found some new apps for the iPad/iPhone recently, and I know at least some of you will find them very useful.
Sound Note-Wonderful tool for taking notes in school, at work, etc. Records sound as you put key words on the page. Later, click on one of your key words, and it will take you directly to the place in the recording in which you wrote it. [To answer Lisleman's question, I don't have students using it yet--I'm still figuring the thing out myself! However, I am positive I'll be having kids taking notes soon and will let you know how it goes.]
2Do Tasks in Style-This is an organizer that my 5th grade nephew showed me. (Thanks, Logan!) It's fantastic! It cost $5.99 and is worth well worth it. [And yes, Lisleman, I am SO organized, that my posts have begun publishing themselves without my knowledge lately. It's amazing, really.]
All Recipes-Awesome. Love the graphics. It's free, but the coolest features cost money. Enter the number of servings you're going to make, and it adjusts the amounts of the ingredients automatically. Who needs math anymore?! [shhhhh! Don't tell my students!] All Recipes also has a great website to use if you don't have need for apps. In fact, my sister Michelle made this absolutely wonderful Baked Potato Salad recntly, and I highly, highly recommend it!
Crazy, crazy, crazy busy with work/snow/life these days. Thanks for stopping by to say hi! :)