- enhance the user experience (not just shiny new tools)
- are affordable
- appear to be durable
- user-friendly (minimal learning curve)
One of my absolute favorite tech gadgets is my portable speaker for my iPad/iPod. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've used this speaker. When I'm working in small groups, I can use this speaker to amplify the sounds while I'm using my mobile device. I've used it in meetings, in the classroom, on field trips, and even by the pool!
Solar powered charger:
I saw the solar powered window cling charger on Pinterest and immediately went to Amazon to find this gadget. We travel a lot, and we are always on the go. Though we have multi-plug adapters in our car, it would be nice to have the solar powered chargers for the kids in the backseat. You can click here to see more pictures of this gadget.
I'm also always at conferences where I'm searching for a seat next to an outlet. Now, I can enjoy a seat while soaking in the view! I know this will come in handy at the airport, too. Of course, you can use this in your classroom as well. I know many teachers that share charging carts. If you had a few devices that were low, you could quickly charge them without the cart. In my classroom, outlets are scarce. I'm very excited about not having to rearrange furniture to plug-in!
Twig: the amazing, portable cable for your iPhone
This video is amazing! My inner-geek has a big smile because this truly is inspiring (and I could see students doing inspiring work like this - they're so creative!).
The Mophie Keychain Charger:
thanks to @teachingwthsoul for the super site link
I have the Mophie charging case and love it! It's very handy to always have a charged battery.
Buy the The Keychain iPhone Charger at the Photojojo Store!
You can also get the small stickers to record audio and playback for centers, flashcards, or to turn any idea into an interactive experience - click here!
|Photo Credit: Jennifer Bond|