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Archive for April, 2011

Screenr–web-based screen recorder.

April27

Nothing to install or download, record on your Mac or PC, plays everywhere, even on iPhones.  Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link.  Great for revealing tips, tricks and software shortcuts.  Video tutorials can be embedded on sites and blogs.

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360 Degree Panoramas of World Heritage Sites

April23

Patrimonium-Mundi.org:  Visitors to this site can rotate all of the images and some even zoom in and out to look at the details of UNESCO World Heritage sites.  Patrimonium-mundi.org is starting to capture and share 360 degree panoramas of up to 275 World Heritage sites. You can locate panoramas by browsing the world map or […]

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National Geographic Map Maker Interactive and Map Making Kits

April23

A new beta version of a interactive map-making tool from National Geographic.  Offers six themes on which users can create custom map displays.  Lots of subcategories such as Physical Systems-Land, Physical Systems–Political & Economic or Physical Systems-Climate, are available along with interactive areas for drawing and labeling the map for your use at any time.  […]

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The Teacher’s Guide for Interactive Sites

April17

The Teacher’s Guide:  Great interactive resource websites for the SMARTboard, PowerPoint, printables, and other interactive links with virtual field trips, whiteboard templates, book activities, songs organized by grade level, themes, or technology items.  Also included teacher-submitted materials all free for use by students or teachers.

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Palm Breeze Cafe Review– Interactive Sites for Students

April17

YouTube channel of Palm Breeze Cafe demonstrates very useful websites for geography. Interactive websites such as websites from the text book company, Houghton Mifflin, for your state,  have worksheets, maps and more. Crossmap:  Good website for information review and studying geography. Sheppard Software:  Free online learning games and activities for kids in all curriculum areas, […]

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4 Great Free Interactive Sites–ClassTools, Crossmap, Solar System Scope & PhED

April17

ClassTools.net: Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds and then post them to your own blog or website. No charge, no signup required. Templates abound in all areas of the curriculum. Students can design multiple interactive games from the same set of questions and answers. Newest template is “Fakebook” (a Facebook template […]

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How to Download YouTube Videos

April14

Embedding a YouTube video to your blog is fairly easy but with the blocking filters at our school, many times you can’t access that video link to play it. I find it handy to have the video file (usually mp4) downloaded and then added as media to my blog so students can access it without […]

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Google Docs Made Simple & What Teachers and Principals Say About Google Docs

April14

Here are a couple of embedded videos that might explain Google Docs and the reason for its use. Google Docs in Plain English [www.keepvid.com] (mp4 version) Teachers and Principals Talk about Google Docs [www.keepvid.com] (mp4 version)

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6th Graders Shadow Day

April10
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Advanced Google Search

April10

This information was presented on a blog by Mike Gorman through the Tech & Learning newletter dated April, 2011. Twelve Reasons To Teach Searching Techniques With Google Advanced Search… Even Before Using The Basic Search I would suggest that educators direct students towards the Google Advanced Search Engine even before using the Google Basic Search. […]

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