TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more http://www.teachercast.net On Demand Educational Professional Development featuring the worlds brightest educators. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Welcome to the TeacherCast Podcasting Network. Join host Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) and the worlds finest educators and educational technology creators as we discuss the latest in educational tech and pedagogy. Our goal is to help you find and use the right educational technology for your classroom. Subscribe today! Jeffrey D. Bradbury @TeacherCast clean Jeffrey D. Bradbury @TeacherCast feedback@teachercast.net feedback@teachercast.net (Jeffrey D. Bradbury @TeacherCast) 2014 TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network The TeacherCast Broadcasting Network: Your Educational Professional Development Podcast Network with Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast education,k-12,technology,edtech,teachercast,teacher,school,iPad,school,leadership,social media TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more http://teachercast-net.jeffreybradbury.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/TC-LARGE-1400x1400-text.png http://www.teachercast.net TV-G New Jersey, USA Weekly Dropbox updates Pro users to 1TB of online Space! Sign Up Today. http://www.teachercast.net/dropbox-updates-pro-users-1tb-online-space-sign-today/ http://www.teachercast.net/dropbox-updates-pro-users-1tb-online-space-sign-today/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:30:00 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19197

Rolling out over the next few days is a brand new version of DropBox Pro. Dropbox is an amazing online storage system that allows users to store and sync their digital files across all of their devices. Traditionally, DropBox Pro users paid $9.99 a month or $99 a year for 100 Gigs of online space.…

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Rolling out over the next few days is a brand new version of DropBox Pro. Dropbox is an amazing online storage system that allows users to store and sync their digital files across all of their devices. Traditionally, DropBox Pro users paid $9.99 a month or $99 a year for 100 Gigs of online space. This week, DropBox is rolling out a complete overhaul and update to their pro accounts while keeping the same prices.

Starting this week, DropBox Pro users will have a major upgrade to their online storage. Users will now have access to a full Terabyte of online storage. Additionally dropbox is adding these features:

New sharing controls

Simple collaboration is one of the reasons people choose Dropbox Pro, but we’ve heard you ask for more ways to protect the stuff you share. That’s why we’re bringing new sharing controls to Dropbox Pro.

New safeguards for lost devices

Remote wipe lets you delete your Dropbox files from a lost or stolen device while keeping them safely backed up in Dropbox. For example, if you’ve ever left your laptop on a plane, you’re not just worried about the laptop — you’re worried about the stuff that’s on it.

Of course, DropBox can be used and accessed as a FREE account.  Users can sign up for free using this link and take advantage of some pretty amazing features including file storage and file sharing.

To Sign up for the FREE DropBox account and receive an extra 500 MB of Free Space

To sign up for DropBox Pro

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Google Unleashes their new #Google Slides app on iOS !!! Learn how to use it in your classroom here! #GoogleEdu http://www.teachercast.net/google-unleashes-new-google-slides-app-ios-learn-use-classroom/ http://www.teachercast.net/google-unleashes-new-google-slides-app-ios-learn-use-classroom/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:48:40 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19179

Google Brings Slides and Presentations to the iPhone and iPad! On Monday August 25, the day after the TechEducator Podcast produced an amazing Google Slides Smackdown (see video above) Google heard our cries and released an amazing addition to the iPad lineup.  Google Slides is a free downloadable app that integrates seamlessly with your personal…

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Google Slides on iPadGoogle Brings Slides and Presentations to the iPhone and iPad!

On Monday August 25, the day after the TechEducator Podcast produced an amazing Google Slides Smackdown (see video above) Google heard our cries and released an amazing addition to the iPad lineup.  Google Slides is a free downloadable app that integrates seamlessly with your personal Google account or your Google Apps for Education suite.

When you first start up slides you will be prompted to sign in to your Google Account or add a new account.

From this point, Google Slides will provide you access to all of your created Google Presentations.  It didn’t seem to matter where in your drive it was located, this app brought all of your slides in a beautiful color landscape to the front for you to view and manipulate.  From this point, users can search through all of their existing Google Slides or create a new one.  The Slides app provides users with either a grid vide or a list view for their slides library.

Menu options allow the user to see their slides, organize them by “starring” them, download them onto your iPad or switch over to the new Google Drive app.

Creating your First Google Slide Presentation on your iPad

To create your new presentation, simply click the PLUS sign on the bottom right of your iPad screen and name your new presentation.The controls are very similar to what you would see on the desktop version.  All of your text and graphic controls are available to create beautiful slides.  From the app, slides can be presented, edited and also shared with others.

One of the added features that is very nice in this app is the ability to create Speaker notes that are shown on the bottom of your iPad screen.  Once in presentation mode, it was very easy to connect to a large screen using either an Apple TV, or the Reflector app.

Should We use this app?

This is a great free app that integrates with your Google Apps for Education accounts.  The fact that students (who may only have iPod Touches) now have the ability to create these types of files on their mobile devices further helps the fact that at no point in time can a dog eat their homework.  This is the perfect companion app to the new Google Drive, Google Docs and Google Sheets app.

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Podcast: Check out these awesome Google Presentation Tips / @DesignSaunders and @MrGFactOfTheDay | #TechEducator 64 http://www.teachercast.net/tep64/ http://www.teachercast.net/tep64/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:48:48 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19173

Welcome to the the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb and Christopher Nesi.  The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com. Many great ways to participate in the TechEducator Podcast. TechEducatorPodcast.com Follow us Live on Video: http://www.TeacherCast.tv Leave a Voice…

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Welcome to the the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb and Christopher Nesi.  The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com.
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http://www.teachercast.net/tep64/feed/ 0 Welcome to the the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb and Christopher Nesi.  The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, Welcome to the the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb and Christopher Nesi.  The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com. Many great ways to participate in the TechEducator Podcast. TechEducatorPodcast.com Follow us Live on Video: http://www.TeacherCast.tv Leave a Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail Email: feedback@Teachercast.net Twitter: @TechEdShow (http://www.twitter.com/techedshow) Hashtag: #TechEducator Hosts: Jeff Bradbury - TeacherCast.net - @TeacherCast Jeff Herb - InstructionalTechTalk.com - @InstTechTalk Sam Patterson - MyPaperlessClassroom.com - @SamPatue Chris Nesi - Education the Nesi Way - @MrNesi Guests: David Saunders (@DesignSaunders) Josh Gauthier (@mrgfactoftheday) Show Information https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt9F7tKcZcU https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/office-editing-for-docs-s/gbkeegbaiigmenfmjfclcdgdpimamgkj?hl=en http://www.coolcatteacher.com/best-google-drive-add-ons/ https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2375012?hl=en Google For Education Virtual Conference: http://www.giesummit.org/ Please join the TechEducator Podcast LIVE every Sunday night at 7:00 P.M. EST on http://www.TeacherCast.tv Please contact TeacherCast with any Questions or to become a guest on the show Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes Watch LIVE: http://www.TeacherCast.tv | Broadcasting Schedule (http://www.teachercast.net/showcal)TeacherCast Broadcasting Community: http://www.TeacherCast.net/broadcastingcommunity Interested in starting your own podcast? Check out our Educators Guide to Podcasting today! | Video | Slideshare Presentation Hire TeacherCast to Speak or Broadcast at your conference Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!  Contact Jeff Today! Check out more TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network Shows TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/education/teachercast-broadcasting/) TeacherCast App Spotlight (http://www.teachercast.net/education/teachercast-broadcasting/the-teachercast-app-spotlight/) The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com) Jeffrey Bradbury clean 1:07:44
Learn how to create Authentic Learning Environments | A TeacherCast Keynote Address http://www.teachercast.net/edtechnj-keynote-2013/ http://www.teachercast.net/edtechnj-keynote-2013/#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:10:59 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19171

In 2013, I had the privilege of providing the Keynote Address at EdTechNJ in Edison New Jersey. During the presentation, we discussed various ways for teachers to create authentic learning environments in their classrooms and provided several great examples of tools for students of all ages. For more information about having me at your conference,…

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In 2013, I had the privilege of providing the Keynote Address at EdTechNJ in Edison New Jersey. During the presentation, we discussed various ways for teachers to create authentic learning environments in their classrooms and provided several great examples of tools for students of all ages. For more information about having me at your conference, please connect on Twitter @TeacherCast or email at Feedback@TeacherCast.net

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UNSPLASH by @crewlabs provides students a great place to find free images and a great inspiration for creative blog posts http://www.teachercast.net/unsplash-free-images/ http://www.teachercast.net/unsplash-free-images/#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:46:23 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19165

It’s that time of year where we teach our students the tips and tricks to creating digital citizens.  As we fire up the student blogs and digital portfolios, it’s sometimes important to teach about digital privacy.  Sure, it’s easy to do a Google image search for graphics for your website, who doesn’t do it….  but…

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It’s that time of year where we teach our students the tips and tricks to creating digital citizens.  As we fire up the student blogs and digital portfolios, it’s sometimes important to teach about digital privacy.  Sure, it’s easy to do a Google image search for graphics for your website, who doesn’t do it….  but where can you find some amazing FREE images for your students imaginations?

UNSPLASH

Unsplash is a great site that offers hundreds of high quality digital images.  These photos are created by photographers are willingly providing these images free of charge for you to use openly.  The majority of these images are nature scenes, which makes for some amazing creative writing projects for your students.  All of the images are easily downloadable and are complimented with the contact information of the photographer.  Additionally, for those interested in sharing their photographs with the world, you may sign up to submit your own work.  http://unsplash.com

Lesson Plan Ideas?

Each day, Unsplash unleashes 10 free digital images to your desktop.  One great idea is to project a photo on your wall and as students come in ask them to give their story of what is happening in the photo.  This could lead to a great class discussion, or creative writing assignment.

How can you use images such as those found on Unsplash?  Leave us a comment below!

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Podcast: Learn why @ExitTicket is a great way to track student progress and gather feedback| A TeacherCast App Spotlight http://www.teachercast.net/exitticket/ http://www.teachercast.net/exitticket/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:22:08 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19162

Jeff sits down with Dan Adiletta to discuss how ExitTicket is being used worldwide to track student progress and gather powerful feedback. About ExitTicket ExitTicket is more than just a simple voting/polling clicker or interactive student response system. ExitTicket was created by Leadership Public Schools (LPS) in the San Francisco Bay area to address a…

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Jeff sits down with Dan Adiletta to discuss how ExitTicket is being used worldwide to track student progress and gather powerful feedback.

About ExitTicket

ExitTicket is more than just a simple voting/polling clicker or interactive student response system. ExitTicket was created by Leadership Public Schools (LPS) in the San Francisco Bay area to address a critical issue facing many schools in America: too many students are entering high school substantially below grade level. In LPS’s case, a high number of 9th graders enter at a 4th and 5th grade comprehension level. To stack the odds against an LPS student even higher: California ranks 49th in spending per pupil and 79% of LPS’s students qualify for free and reduced lunch with many coming from low-income urban neighborhoods. 85% of LPS students have parents who’ve never attended college.  

In order to overcome this problem, LPS started with a hybrid mix of various technologies and approaches, including using ‘clicker’ based voting/polling systems. It wasn’t enough, and only yielded an average 1.5 year gain. In order to get them to ‘college ready,’ LPS had to accelerate a student’s education by 8 years within their four years of high school.

The ExitTicket concept was created from the simple need to massively kickstart and accelerate student growth. To solve this problem, the ExitTicket design team parked themselves in a classroom for 6 weeks and developed ExitTicket directly with teachers and students in real time. ExitTicket then expanded to more teachers, classrooms and more schools across the LPS network. At the end of two years of intense research and development, LPS students were benchmarking an average MAP 2.6 grade level gain in a single year by using ExitTicket. This substantial achievement paved the way to make the pivotal change from a “College Ready” focus, to a “97% College Bound” result for all LPS students. 

How does LPS and ExitTicket do it? ExitTicket’s power lies in its tight integration between real time student response technologies and impactful instructional strategies. It teaches students that wrong answers lead to learning and that micro-successes lead to mastery, empowering them to own their academic progress. It empowers teachers by giving them real-time data to realistically do what they have always wanted – differentiate instruction and provide immediate intervention for all students. It changes teaching because it has been designed directly by teachers to greatly reduce grading and give them more time to invest in planning high quality questioning and differentiated support. 

Links of Interest

http://twitter.com/exitticket
http://facebook.com/exitticket
http://exitticket.org/toolkit

About Us Video
Why We Created ExitTicket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K6xnqmuYDw&list=PL_JS5ztwk2L9mJpvMH68U078RU99nVQpn&index=2

About our Guest

Daniel Adiletta is a licensed teacher with experience implementing 1:1 programs. While guiding an iPad initiative and teaching Computer Science, Adiletta went through numerous response systems until he found ExitTicket. It was exactly what he was looking for and he told his colleagues about it via YouTube. Now he’s a part of the ExitTicket team.

 

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http://www.teachercast.net/exitticket/feed/ 0 App Spotlight,podcast,teachercast,video Jeff sits down with Dan Adiletta to discuss how ExitTicket is being used worldwide to track student progress and gather powerful feedback. About ExitTicket ExitTicket is more than just a simple voting/polling clicker or interactive student response ... Jeff sits down with Dan Adiletta to discuss how ExitTicket is being used worldwide to track student progress and gather powerful feedback. About ExitTicket ExitTicket is more than just a simple voting/polling clicker or interactive student response system. ExitTicket was created by Leadership Public Schools (LPS) in the San Francisco Bay area to address a critical issue facing many schools in America: too many students are entering high school substantially below grade level. In LPS's case, a high number of 9th graders enter at a 4th and 5th grade comprehension level. To stack the odds against an LPS student even higher: California ranks 49th in spending per pupil and 79% of LPS's students qualify for free and reduced lunch with many coming from low-income urban neighborhoods. 85% of LPS students have parents who've never attended college.  In order to overcome this problem, LPS started with a hybrid mix of various technologies and approaches, including using 'clicker' based voting/polling systems. It wasn't enough, and only yielded an average 1.5 year gain. In order to get them to 'college ready,' LPS had to accelerate a student's education by 8 years within their four years of high school.The ExitTicket concept was created from the simple need to massively kickstart and accelerate student growth. To solve this problem, the ExitTicket design team parked themselves in a classroom for 6 weeks and developed ExitTicket directly with teachers and students in real time. ExitTicket then expanded to more teachers, classrooms and more schools across the LPS network. At the end of two years of intense research and development, LPS students were benchmarking an average MAP 2.6 grade level gain in a single year by using ExitTicket. This substantial achievement paved the way to make the pivotal change from a "College Ready" focus, to a "97% College Bound" result for all LPS students. How does LPS and ExitTicket do it? ExitTicket’s power lies in its tight integration between real time student response technologies and impactful instructional strategies. It teaches students that wrong answers lead to learning and that micro-successes lead to mastery, empowering them to own their academic progress. It empowers teachers by giving them real-time data to realistically do what they have always wanted - differentiate instruction and provide immediate intervention for all students. It changes teaching because it has been designed directly by teachers to greatly reduce grading and give them more time to invest in planning high quality questioning and differentiated support.  Links of Interest http://twitter.com/exittickethttp://facebook.com/exittickethttp://exitticket.org/toolkitAbout Us VideoWhy We Created ExitTicket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K6xnqmuYDw&list=PL_JS5ztwk2L9mJpvMH68U078RU99nVQpn&index=2 About our Guest Daniel Adiletta is a licensed teacher with experience implementing 1:1 programs. While guiding an iPad initiative and teaching Computer Science, Adiletta went through numerous response systems until he found ExitTicket. It was exactly what he was looking for and he told his colleagues about it via YouTube. Now he's a part of the ExitTicket team.   Jeffrey Bradbury clean 20:42
It’s Official…. The @TeacherCast App Updated! Check it out today!! http://www.teachercast.net/official-teachercast-app-updated-check-today/ http://www.teachercast.net/official-teachercast-app-updated-check-today/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:13:40 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19158

Download the app today used by more than 60,000 educators worldwide!  The Brand New TeacherCast app has been redesigned from the ground up to provide great on demand audio and video content.  Available both on Apple and Android Platforms, the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting App is the best place to keep up to date with your…

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Download the app today used by more than 60,000 educators worldwide!  The Brand New TeacherCast app has been redesigned from the ground up to provide great on demand audio and video content.  Available both on Apple and Android Platforms, the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting App is the best place to keep up to date with your professional learning.

 


 

 
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Welcome to the TeacherCast Podcasting Network. Join host Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) and the worlds finest educators and educational technology creators as we discuss the latest in educational tech and pedagogy. Our goal is to help you find and use the right educational technology for your classroom. Subscribe today! For more information, please visit http://www.TeacherCast.net and follow us on our social media channels http://www.TeacherCast.net/youtube http://www.TeacherCast.net/twitter http://www.TeacherCast.net/facebook http://www.TeacherCast.net/googleplus http://www.TeacherCast.net/itunes
 

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Learn how TeacherCast provides Global Prof Dev | A @liveclass20 Production http://www.teachercast.net/learn-teachercast-provides-global-prof-dev-liveclass20-production/ http://www.teachercast.net/learn-teachercast-provides-global-prof-dev-liveclass20-production/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:59:45 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19154

Ever wonder what makes TeacherCast tic? TeacherCast is a worldwide professional development network that includes blogs, app reviews, ibooks, mobile apps, podcasts, broadcasts, online courses and much more. Check out this slide deck that accompanied our interview on Classroom 2.0.   How TeacherCast.net provides Professional Development WorldWide from Jeffrey Bradbury

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Video: Learn how to create great class websites using Sandvox from @Karelia | A @TeacherCast Webinar http://www.teachercast.net/video-learn-how-to-create-great-class-websites-using-sandvox-from-karelia-a-teachercast-webinar/ http://www.teachercast.net/video-learn-how-to-create-great-class-websites-using-sandvox-from-karelia-a-teachercast-webinar/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:41:01 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19149

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Website creation for the Mac, that's as easy to use as the Mac. Sandvox lets anybody, even non-experts, create slick modern websites, fast. Named to Mac App Store's Best of 2012 at v2.7, v2.8 adds built-in optimization for Retina graphics, two new website designs, and more social sharing tools. Only Sandvox — winner of an Apple Design Award — features a user experience that lets you combine and spotlight your own drag-and-drop content while automatically creating a modern, feature-rich, standards-compliant website as you go. See your website come alive before your eyes! When ready, just upload your site to your favorite host directly from within Sandvox. It's that easy. “Sandvox 2 is an excellent visual website-design tool for individuals and businesses that need to create attractive sites without having to learn the HTML/CSS/JavaScript that goes into it. Its superior user experience and feature set makes Sandvox a worthy alternative to Apple's soon-to-be-obsolete iWeb. EXCELLENT ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — Mac|Life TOP FEATURES • Choose from dozens of stylish site designs, including two brand new designs, Hydrogen and Kryptonite • Over 20 different, customizable content objects help you build the site of your dreams • Easily add text, images, or movies • Showcase your images with Photo Grids and lightbox-style Galleries, automatically optimized for Retina displays • Super easy blogging, with built-in archiving • Instantly add connections to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+ • Syndicate your blog or podcast and offer easy-to-grab RSS feeds • Incorporate content from other websites such as weather and news headlines • Show selected products from Amazon.com • Feature YouTube videos • Include a Contact Form for feedback • Automatically generate a sitemap • Comment support via Disqus, IntenseDebate and Facebook Comments • Insert custom features with Raw HTML “ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ” — MacNN · “ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — SVMMac · “ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — Cult of Mac EVEN MORE POWER • iMedia Browser — Effortlessly browse your Pictures folder, iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom, and Flickr. Grab movies from iPhoto and iTunes. Build a podcast. The iMedia Browser puts your resources at your fingertips. • Raw HTML Objects — Directly place HTML, JavaScript, PHP, or other inserted web code, such as embed codes provided by other sites. • Advanced Customization — Code injection, custom CSS, built-in jQuery support and a brand new Cocoa…… Read more]]>
 
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Website creation for the Mac, that's as easy to use as the Mac. Sandvox lets anybody, even non-experts, create slick modern websites, fast. Named to Mac App Store's Best of 2012 at v2.7, v2.8 adds built-in optimization for Retina graphics, two new website designs, and more social sharing tools. Only Sandvox — winner of an Apple Design Award — features a user experience that lets you combine and spotlight your own drag-and-drop content while automatically creating a modern, feature-rich, standards-compliant website as you go. See your website come alive before your eyes! When ready, just upload your site to your favorite host directly from within Sandvox. It's that easy. “Sandvox 2 is an excellent visual website-design tool for individuals and businesses that need to create attractive sites without having to learn the HTML/CSS/JavaScript that goes into it. Its superior user experience and feature set makes Sandvox a worthy alternative to Apple's soon-to-be-obsolete iWeb. EXCELLENT ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — Mac|Life TOP FEATURES • Choose from dozens of stylish site designs, including two brand new designs, Hydrogen and Kryptonite • Over 20 different, customizable content objects help you build the site of your dreams • Easily add text, images, or movies • Showcase your images with Photo Grids and lightbox-style Galleries, automatically optimized for Retina displays • Super easy blogging, with built-in archiving • Instantly add connections to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+ • Syndicate your blog or podcast and offer easy-to-grab RSS feeds • Incorporate content from other websites such as weather and news headlines • Show selected products from Amazon.com • Feature YouTube videos • Include a Contact Form for feedback • Automatically generate a sitemap • Comment support via Disqus, IntenseDebate and Facebook Comments • Insert custom features with Raw HTML “ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ” — MacNN · “ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — SVMMac · “ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — Cult of Mac EVEN MORE POWER • iMedia Browser — Effortlessly browse your Pictures folder, iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom, and Flickr. Grab movies from iPhoto and iTunes. Build a podcast. The iMedia Browser puts your resources at your fingertips. • Raw HTML Objects — Directly place HTML, JavaScript, PHP, or other inserted web code, such as embed codes provided by other sites. • Advanced Customization — Code injection, custom CSS, built-in jQuery support and a brand new Cocoa…
 

Release Notes:

Sandvox 2.8 can publish high-resolution images for Retina displays, includes two new designs, and offers more social sharing capabilities, including support for Pinterest and LinkedIn.

SANDVOX 2.8.9

• Fixes a bug which stopped Graphical Text appearing within Sandvox
• Addresses an issue pasting or dragging some pages containing images
• Localization updates


SANDVOX 2.8

Retina Optimization

Sandvox 2.8 can automatically take advantage of high-resolution source images to optimize for display on Retina screen devices, whenever they are available. Controls for this have been added to the Appearance tab of the Document Inspector and Metrics Inspector:

• Dimensions are now measured in points instead of pixels (Retina displays contain 4x as many pixels as ‘regular’ resolution displays)
• If an image will appear at less than full quality (on either regular or Retina displays), a warning message will appear
• The Size button now acts as a toggle between ‘Retina’ & ‘regular’ quality, preventing over-sizing of images

When Retina support is turned on, Sandvox makes high-resolution images “retina-ready” so that people who view your website on Retina screens will see images that are optimized for their screens. This includes:

• Image objects, including logos
• Banners (your custom banners & built-in banners for *most* Designs)
• Photo Grid (including Gallery), Slide Show, and Titles & Summaries indexes
• Amazon Lists
• Badges & icons: RSS and Sandvox badges, and AIM Status objects (unfortunately not possible for other IM services at present)


Designs

• Two new included Designs: Hydrogen and Kryptonite. You can choose to use either a left-side Sidebar or a right-side Sidebar with Hydrogen or Kryptonite.


Social & Sharing

• Sharing Bar — A new Sharing Bar object can be added to the end of any page, bringing together all of our supported Sharing buttons in a neat, convenient row.
• Sharing buttons — including the Sharing Bar — are now organized into their own Sharing section of the Objects toolbar item
• Pinterest & LinkedIn — Support for buttons for both Pinterest & LinkedIn have been added. These buttons can be placed on any page
• Twitter — The Twitter button now features additional button types/options, including Hashtag and Follow
• Facebook — The Facebook button now supports many other configurations, including Like Box and Activity Feed


Objects

• Google Maps are now automatically localized into your site's language, where supported
• Contact Form has a new “Send from karelia.com” checkbox, that, if enabled, will improve the chances that visitors' messages will get to your inbox, instead of being filtered to your 'junk' folder as SPAM.
• Amazon objects can now open links in a new window


Publishing

• When publishing media, Sandvox now replaces any spaces in filenames with hyphens instead of underscores
• Podcast RSS feeds now include images suitable for iTunes listings. The image for each episode can be previewed and changed using the Appearance tab of the Page inspector
• The “Legacy (ConnectionKit)” FTP system has been removed


Other

• Improved responsiveness while large documents are saving
• Links to pages which have since been deleted are automatically unlinked
 
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Website creation for the Mac, that's as easy to use as the Mac. Sandvox lets anybody, even non-experts, create slick modern websites, fast. Named to Mac App Store's Best of 2012 at v2.7, v2.8 adds built-in optimization for Retina graphics, two new website designs, and more social sharing tools. Only Sandvox — winner of an Apple Design Award — features a user experience that lets you combine and spotlight your own drag-and-drop content while automatically creating a modern, feature-rich, standards-compliant website as you go. See your website come alive before your eyes! When ready, just upload your site to your favorite host directly from within Sandvox. It's that easy. “Sandvox 2 is an excellent visual website-design tool for individuals and businesses that need to create attractive sites without having to learn the HTML/CSS/JavaScript that goes into it. Its superior user experience and feature set makes Sandvox a worthy alternative to Apple's soon-to-be-obsolete iWeb. EXCELLENT ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — Mac|Life TOP FEATURES • Choose from dozens of stylish site designs, including two brand new designs, Hydrogen and Kryptonite • Over 20 different, customizable content objects help you build the site of your dreams • Easily add text, images, or movies • Showcase your images with Photo Grids and lightbox-style Galleries, automatically optimized for Retina displays • Super easy blogging, with built-in archiving • Instantly add connections to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+ • Syndicate your blog or podcast and offer easy-to-grab RSS feeds • Incorporate content from other websites such as weather and news headlines • Show selected products from Amazon.com • Feature YouTube videos • Include a Contact Form for feedback • Automatically generate a sitemap • Comment support via Disqus, IntenseDebate and Facebook Comments • Insert custom features with Raw HTML “ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ” — MacNN · “ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — SVMMac · “ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — Cult of Mac EVEN MORE POWER • iMedia Browser — Effortlessly browse your Pictures folder, iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom, and Flickr. Grab movies from iPhoto and iTunes. Build a podcast. The iMedia Browser puts your resources at your fingertips. • Raw HTML Objects — Directly place HTML, JavaScript, PHP, or other inserted web code, such as embed codes provided by other sites. • Advanced Customization — Code injection, custom CSS, built-in jQuery support and a brand new Cocoa…… Read more]]>
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An Educators Guide to Podcasting and Broadcasting by @TeacherCast from Jeffrey Bradbury Are you interested in Podcasting or Live Broadcasting with your students? In this presentation, TeacherCast walks you through the tips and tricks that helped to create the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.  For more information about inviting Jeff to your venue to present, please…

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