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Simple Booklet

April30

Simple Booklet is advertised as the “Web’s Simplest Do-it-yourself Digital Booklet”.  Using templates, you can create any type of booklet on the web.  The booklet can be any size, and you can publish it anywhere you want.  It can be emailed, embed it on a website or blog or even store it on simplebooklet.com and […]

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Books Should Be Free

April30

Books Should Be Free: Download an audio book in mp3, iPod or iTunes format for free. Broken down into many categories and you can choose from 85,000+ titles.  Search by title, author or genre.

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Best of the Web–many web sources from Free Technology for Teachers author

April29
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Open Source Learning Management System–Instructure “Canvas”

April29

Instructure Canvas is a new, open-source learning management system (LMS).  Features like integrated multimedia, ePortfolios, web conferencing, online testing, assignment submission, chat/video, and integrated calendar. Video below shows a quick start for Canvas. Great innovative feature of Speed Grader…the interface allows instructors to grade papers right in the LMS.  Students can submit their assignments as […]

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Word Clouds–Wordle and Beyond

April27

Five Ways to Make Word Clouds from Text Wordlings is a new service for creating word clouds from blocks of text. Sign into Wordlings with your Twitter or Facebook account to have it create a word cloud of your posts. You can also copy and paste chunks of text into Wordlings. Wordlings allows you to […]

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HOTTS (Higher Order Thinking/Technology Skills)

April27

A revised Bloom’s Taxonomy–comparing digital techniques to traditional standards that Bloom created.  This essay on ways to use free technology in schools to help students reach each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy is a good resource.  A short wiki version of information is posted on Free Technology For Teachers on April 16, 2011 but a more […]

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Geocaching

April27

In simple terms, geocaching is a treasure hunting game played by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices.  The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online.  A free online service, Geocaching.com , has good resources for getting started with geocaching.  Search for local geocaches or throughout the […]

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Where Did My Tax Dollars Go?

April27

April 15th  has come and gone but this is a easy, as well as, informational way to demystify Federal taxes and government spending.  This site “Where Did My Tax Dollars Go?” breaks down what you paid in taxes, where it goes and what is your effective tax rate.

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iMendi–a simple language learning site

April27

iMendi offers an easy practice (flashcard style)  for students to learn vocabulary words and terms.  Fairly straight forward for young students to use on their own.  To use iMendi, just select the language you speak and select the language you want to learn.  Language learning exercises in English, Spanish, Italian, German, French and Czech.

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Revolutionary War–7 Revolutionary War Resources

April27

Free Technology For Teachers Blog on April 18, 2011 listed some great resources for teaching and learning about the American Revolution.  Some of the sites listed would also apply to other historical time periods in American History, as well.  Check out the “Happy Patriots’ Day” blog…

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