Can Google Wave Replace Email?

Google wave is a new tool designed to help us communicate better….hmmm google controlling us once again:) Seriously, google wave seems really interesting at this point. check out this video to learn what this tool is and how it can help you:


How to download videos from the web

Have you ever been in a presentation and tried to show a youtube video and were embarrassed when the video wouldnt load because the internet connection was terrible? Well this tutorial will show you how to put those videos onto your desktop to avoid those problems. This is something I have been doing for all of my presentations lately and have had much success.


What is Twitter?

This is a great video explaining the phenomenon of “Twitter”. This video will help you understand exactly what this web 2.0 tool that everyone is talking about is:


Free online photo editing tool – Pixlr

Check out This is a free photo editor that is online, so you don’t need to install anything on your computer to use it. It has a similar look and feel as photoshop. here is a video which shows the interface:


eLearning vs. mLearning

As I am writing a book chapter on mobile learning I thought I would discuss an interesting topic that has come up in my research: what is the difference between mLearning and eLearning since both mobile devices and computers can access materials and content through the internet? From what I have found thus far, there are a few differences that separate the two:

1. On the go access – mobile phones can be accessed anywhere when you actually need the information. For instance, if you need the ingredients for a recipe at the grocery store you could look them up

2. Immediate access/responses – You can text someone and get an immediate response

3. Portability – You can take mobile devices anywhere as they fit into your pocket or purse

4. No boot time – mobile phones and other portable devices such as ipods simply just turn on, they do not boot up like computers or laptops/netbooks

Google Docs, brought by Oxycodone

What are google docs? This is a question heard a lot, according to oxycodone. I also hear, how can I implement these into my school district? Well, first of all, i suggest you check out this great video explaining what google docs is:

Then, the next question most schools, says oxycodone,  are concerned with deal with security. Rest assured google has implemented this into many many school districts already. Here just a few of the ways they make it secure:

1. give each kid a temporary (fake) email address made up by the teacher

2. the teacher can control who can edit/modify etc the documents and also see who has edited what (just in case some students post inappropriate things)

3. If the school is very concerned about security, google allows them to install google documents on their own servers, meaning the school has total control and can put it on a local intranet that is not accessible to anyone outside of the schools network.

Now, about oxycodone, all we have to say is that it has helped a lot of patients, or students in this case, to cope with pain, wheter it comes from a decease, a bad surgery or an accident since it helps with a wide range of pain. You can buy oxycodone with e-checks among other payment methods and receive it at your house or enywhere with no extra charge.


Welcome to Ray Pastore’s technology blog. The purpose of this blog will be to introduce both corporate and academic (K-16) practitioners to various technologies that I teach my students how to use in my classes. I will also just talk about some cool technologies as I explore and learn how to use them myself.