Smart phones, BYOD, MDM and enterprise user challenges

Originally posted on Rayaz on cars, mobile devices and mobile apps:

Enterprise communication and collaboration for many years has been an exclusive Blackberry market, and though Nokia did try with Symbian powered E-series, they could not make much in-road into the enterprise. However how people use phones and the type of phones we use has changed drastically after the advent of iPhone/IPad era, and then the old bastions of Blackberry and Nokia have been brought to their knees when Google joined the fun with the Android Mobile OS.

Recently at work I was handed a small assignment to assist in defining the smartphone platforms to be supported as the organization stepped out from the Blackberry era (finally), and to see how popular MDM solutions in the market supported phone management considering the growing trend of BYOD.

While smartphones and apps may have been new innovation to the consumers in North America until Steve Jobs brainwashed all with the IPhone, North American…

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FlipQuiz – Gameshow-style boards

FlipQuiz – it’s a new online services for teachers to create the quiz.

Just having a quick try, it satisfied for me! As Flipquiz is easy to use, sign up then all gets to work!

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You can simply enter your board’s name. Entering the question and answer, the rest leave it to Flipquiz. All done in a second!

Then you can login in any devices PC/MAC, iPad or Android to start your board and review what you talk with students!

 

The Playground of Mathematics

The Playground of Mathematics - it’s an online service about math exercise. You can choose your language (13 types)  to do the exercises in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

playground math - home After you choose your right languages at the top of website, you can start your exercise.

playground math - typeAlso, you can set the difficulty on different types of math.

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After all the settings done, you can do your exercise via keyboard or just through the web!

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Application for Education

Just a quick try of the web. I really love this web so much. Easy to use and helpful. You can use it right on your desktop or mobile devices. And, it’s free!

Picozu – online Photo editor with layer support

Picozu – it’s a new online image editor which is support layer!

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Application for Education

After a short trial, I feel really awesome about this online service. If you know how to use Photoshop, you should give a try with free.

After you edited your image, you can save as various kinds of image format.  That’s good for teachers and students to handle their stuff.

Real Money, Virtual Wallets

Originally posted on Infographics King:

Finances are complex.  The average American has a monthly mortgage payment of $1,061; an average utility bill of $163, a student loan payment of $290, a car payment of $428, and a credit card debt of over $4,500.  With these numbers, it’s easy to see why Americans need to utilize budgeting tools.  And in this digital age, it’s easier than ever.  Unfortunately, 55.8% of Americans do not use a website to manage their money, and 72.8% don’t use a smartphone tablet app to manage their money either.  The younger generations, however, have caught on.  Financial management app usage is three times higher for younger adults than older generations.

Infographic Source:-  www.master-of-finance.org

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Flaticon – Free vectors icons

Flaticon – it can download Free vector icons in a second.

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It divided into 33 categories for you to choose the icons.

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All you have to do is choose the right one. You can download as “svg” or “png” Which can use it in illustrator or Photoshop. Or, you can download it both.

Also, you can click “trending icons” to see what icons are in trend. Really convenient for us.

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Application for Education

This is suitable for students to handle their homework with license  free. Really Great!

 

 

Infographic : Wired Child

Originally posted on Infographics King:

It seems like every generation is summed up by an idea, and this generation is no different.  The newest generation has been deemed, “Generation C”, or “The Connected Generation”.  With the emergence of tablets and touch screens, our children are learning about technology in a completely new way.  http://www.early-childhood-education-degrees.com has created an infographic entitled “The Wired Child”, showing the benefits of teaching a child to use technology, along with how to spot the signs of technology addiction.

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DeskConnect – Transfer your files between Mac and IOS

DeskConnect – it’s a new service to transfer your files, like photos, doc, Websites, to your Mac or iDevices.

The workflow is really simple: 1) installs the app from Mac store on your Mac  2) install the app from App Store.

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The advantages of DeskConnect is Free and convenient. No need to upgrade to IOS 7 but has the same functions on AirDrop.

After a short try, I like its speed which is really fast.

Application for Education

Teachers can use this app to transfer the files to students easily. I used this app to share the “Flash” content to my students’ devices and open it from “Puffin” directly!

Use Facebook in School: Facebook Guide for Educators

Originally posted on mattbritland.com:

Facebook Guide for Educators

Facebook Guide for Educators

A couple of months ago Facebook published ‘Facebook Guide for Educators’ which I was lucky enough to contribute to. Here is a taste:

“Schools are beginning to use Facebook Groups to communicate with students. This is a very powerful tool for sharing information and collaborating with students from a safe distance. Facebook Groups do not require members to be friends with each other. Members of the Groups can exchange files, links, information, polls and videos very quickly. Anytime someone contributes to the group its member will receive a notification. If you have the Facebook smartphone app these can be pushed to your device. Facebook Pages can also be used to create a central Page for students and teachers to share information”

Matt Britland,

Head of ICT at Kingston Grammar School

This is a fantastic document for those who are thinking about using Facebook in their institution…

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DictaNote – Dict your voice in Note

DictaNote - It is an online editor to type your text , insert the pictures. But this services not just that simple, it can turn your voice into test function!

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Before you want the system to turn your voice into text. You should change the settings before.

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The result is really amazing: fast and accurate!

Check this out! You will love it!

 

Recordmp3 – record online

Recordmp3 is an online service to let you recording mp3 online. After giving permission to use your computer’s mic and a video cam. You can start to record your voice.

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After your recording, you can save it as mp3 or share the link to others. Really simple to use.

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Applications for Education

Now Teachers can record their own voice to instruct student their homework after school. Students can record their conclusion of the report. Really easy to use and useful! No sign up is required.

Infographic: The Science of Study

Originally posted on Infographics King:

School may be out for the summer, but learning never stops.  But what does it mean to learn?  Besteducationdegrees.com has created an interesting infographic on the process of studying and learning-down to the chemical reactions that occur in the brain!

Your brain is a miracle.  Compromised of over 90,000 miles of fibers, this thinker completes thousands of processes a second.  From keeping your heart beating, to recognizing the name of a relative you haven’t seen in a few years-the brain is an amazing thing.

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