Category: Featured Education App

FETC: Office Mix

I downloaded Office Mix a while ago, but I did not really play around with it too much. I should have. While still technically in preview mode, Mix is an add-in to Microsoft PowerPoint, that gives the ability to make PowerPoint presentations quickly and easily.

Whereas sometimes my experience with PowerPoint is that it could be a “black hole of time”, with Mix I found it very easy to make interactive presentations with a minimal amount of time. Below is a little introduction to Mix.

FETC: Office 365 Apps You May Not Know About

The DePorres Pages just returned from the FETC Conference in Orlando, and boy did we learn a lot. Over the next few days there will be updates as to some of the highlights of our time there. While we certainly cannot present everything, we will try to organize things to make what we liked easier for you to read.

One app we really liked was Office Mix. Technically a plug in for PowerPoint, this makes animating PowerPoint presentations easy, especially for online learning. Most of the highlights will be presented using this program.

Education Website of the Week: Busted Halo

If you are looking for information as a theology teacher, you know that most likely multiple sources of information and resources are necessary for effective teaching. One helpful source for Catholic theology is Busted Halo. Designed for young adults, the web site also provides information that is appropriate for high school students too.

Education App of the Week: WordPress

It might seem strange that the education app and the education website are the same, but there is a reason for this. First, we are considering the ability to download and install WordPress on your own server to be different than a website. But by going to, you can do just that. Also, there are apps to update your blog, either on or that are available for various platforms.

Education Website of the Week: Funbrain

Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.

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