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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Screen Leap - Instant and Easy Screen Sharing

Screen Leap is a free screen sharing service that I recently learned about through a post by Vicki Davis. To share your screen using Screen Leap just visit the site, click "share your screen," enable the Java applet, and send the sharing code to the person you want to view your screen. The person receiving your invitation code will be able to see your screen when you have Screen Leap activated.

Applications for Education
Screen Leap could be a handy little tool for those times when it is easier to show someone how to do something than it is to tell them how to do it. I'm thinking it could be particularly useful when you're trying to walk someone through setting up an account on a new-to-them web service.

Here are some other screen sharing services you might want to try:
Quick Screen Share
Join.me
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Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine where I'm getting ready for two straight weeks of travel starting tomorrow with a trip to Discovery's headquarters for a forum titled Beyond the Textbook. Then I'm off to the Teacher2Teacher conference in Medicine Hat, Alberta, then to The American School in Lugano, Switzerland before coming home for EdCamp Maine. Thank you for reading, following, and sharing my blog posts. It's because of you that this blog continues to grow and provide me with these neat opportunities.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. TED Education - It's a Good Start
2. Numberphile - Videos About Curious Number Facts
3. Make Stop-Motion Movies With JellyCam 4.0
4. Mathnet on YouTube
5. Four Video Explanations of Daylight Saving Time
6. Create Study Materials from Evernote Notes
7. NCAA Geography Game


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