@VoucherCloud #iPhone App

If you've never heard of Vouchercloud (or other similar apps, which I'd love to know about), I was told about this over Easter. If you don't have a smartphone (a variety are accessible), simply go to the website and download printed vouchers before you go. What does Vouchercloud do? Another example of global returning to local... On entering a postcode (or type of activity, or name of company), the app searches for nearby offers within…

Sleep Cycle #iPhone app

Why Sleep Cycle? For years I have complained of being tired, and have had all kinds of tests... but I think the general conclusion is that I just enjoying living life to the full too much, and consequently do too much (and I work best late at night too... why is culture built around morning larks rather than night owls)!! Recently, however, I have been waking up knowing that I have had a lot of…

How To… #iPhone Folders

I still have several months to run on my contract for my iPhone (3GS 32GB), so an iPhone 4 is definitely out of the question at the moment, and probably have to wait for iPhone 5! The only things I crave on the iPhone 4 are the improved battery life (although not the weight that comes with it) and the flash on the camera... Otherwise, I've updated to OS 4.0 on my phone, so I'm…

Talking Carl

Initially, during an 'app swap' session at an educational tech conference (#pelc10), I couldn't see the point of this app, but decided that it was only 59p, and my colleague seemed almost unable to use it for laughing. What Can You Do With It? Strictly speaking, there's not a lot to this app. Carl will repeat everything you say (and any music you play if loud enough) with a high-pitched voice. Tickle him, he will…

3 Ways Educators are Embracing Social Technology

"The modern American school faces rough challenges. Budget cuts have caused ballooning class sizes,  many teachers struggle with poorly motivated students, and in many schools a war is being waged on distracting technologies. In response, innovative educators are embracing social media to fight back against the onslaught of problems. Technologies such as Twitter and Skype offer ideal solutions as inexpensive tools of team-based education. Pockets of experimentation are emerging all around the world, and I…