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Archive for March, 2011

History of the Internet

March24

Awesome website with personal interviews, videos, charts and resources all about the visionaries who changed the world and created the Internet in the 1960’s. Excellent site from the National Science Foundation!

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Cool Signs.net & Other Free Fonts

March22

Check out this website for lots of downloadable fonts for Windows & Mac

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Wallwisher

March21

Wallwisher is an online notice board maker. It allows people to post messages to a online bulletin board or “wall”. Audio, video and links can be added right to the “sticky-note” along with your own message. The owner of the wall can screen the posts. Anyone can add to the wall by just clicking and […]

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Foreign Language Websites

March21

There are a lot of places on the web where you can find flashcards, games, and quizzes designed to help you learn a new laguage.  Richard Byrne’s “Free Technology for Teachers” features eleven good places for foreign language study in his blog listing on 1/11/11.  He has added another to that list….Learn a Language.  It […]

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How Does Google Search?

March17

How Search Works—This video, How Search Works, produced by Google, features Google Search Engineer Matt Cutts explaining what happens when you do a web search on Google.  He explains how Google indexes and ranks websites. Check here for, How Search Works downloaded video if YouTube is not available.

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MathCasts

March15

Mathcasts are screencasts (screen movies of writing with voice) that focus on mathematics.  This site has a collection of mathcasts submitted by teachers, students, professionals and children.

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Popplets–Sticky Notes/NoteTaking/Mind Maps/Collaboration Tools All Rolled Into One

March15

A online sticky note service that allows collaborative mind mapping functions.  You can share the Popplets with others.  Your stickies can include videos and images that pull from online sites.  You can upload media from your desktop.  Also offers browser bookmarklet that you can use to add content from other webpages.  Your Popplet wall can […]

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KeepVid–Download YouTube Videos

March12

A easy to use, free, online site to download YouTube videos using the website address of the video you want. It will give you a choice of what file format you want to have on the video download–

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Graphic Organizer Site–Exploratree

March6

Exploratree: Free graphic organizer creation tool.  You can use pre-made graphic organizer templates called “thinking guides” or create you own templates.  The Exploratree thinking guides can be used online or downloaded and printed for offline use.  If you register, you can save and share your “thinking guides”.

PowerPoint Slide Show into Movie

March2

Having a PowerPoint Slide Show play as a video on a website it fairly easy to do.  There are instructions to completing that task but I found  straightforward step-by-step instructions on the following website…PowerPointMovie. This website also gives a good outline of the acceptable video and audio formats that work with PowerPoint.  And a good […]

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