Skitch – screenshot & drawing software from Plasq

Want a quick way to add simple text or drawing and then quickly post to email, blogs, etc.?   Skitch is  from Plasq, the makers of ComicLife software.  Not yet released, Skitch is going to let you drag its window over whatever’s on your screen, draw or add text on top …

A tablet MacBook? ModBook by Axiotron

The Axiotron ModBook™ The ModBook is the first Mac tablet computer solution.  This could be a great tool for students who need onscreen keyboards or other alternative input in a portable laptop.  It’s not even priced that much higher than a MacBook Pro.  Special ‘pre-reserve pricing’ is $2200-$2700 (specs at …

Apple Announces the iPhone

Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone today, a combo mobile phone – video iPod – e-mail & web browser with a 3.5″ touch screen, plus built-in 2 megapixel camera, microphone, speaker, Bluetooth and more. Given that the iPhone will also use Mac OSX, plus widgets, plus built-in maps, plus phone, plus …

Publish, Publish, Publish!

The Publish, Publish, Publish! section of Haugen’s Tech Tips includes how to’s, samples and web resources. The opportunity to publish inspires students to collaborate on, refine and share their best creative work.  We’ll explore and compare a variety of elementary publishing projects – a school newspaper, and a school anthology, …

A Vision for Learning – Digital Cameras & iPhoto for Kids

The Vision for Learning section of Haugen’s Tech Tips includes how to’s, samples and web resources. Digital photography empowers students to learn and communicate about math, science, history, reading, writing, and even social skills. In this lively and practical workshop, learn photography basics and tricks while exploring classroom-tested, curriculum-based projects. …

My Web Site and This Blog

As I explore the blog world more, it’s been a while since I last updated my Haugen’s Tech Tips Page, but there’s still quite a bit of useful information there on digital photography, student publishing and designing school web sites. powered by performancing firefox

Switch-adapted Digital Cameras

Digital photography can be both a fun hobby and a great learning and communication tool. But how does a kid who can’t click a tiny shutter button use a camera? With a switch! But, you need a switch adapted means to take the photos. A web cam will work… very …