94 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest February 26, 2012

by on February 26, 2012

Tech the Plunge IconWelcome to this week’s edition of Treasure Chest—94 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed.

It’s really difficult to keep up with all that happens in educational technology. This is my attempt to make it just a little easier. I post a Treasure Chest every Sunday!

Featured

Tools

How-To

How to Download YouTube Clips from Junior School on Vimeo.

How Social Media Helps You Break the Law

 

iOS

Save and Transfer YouTube Videos to an iPad

 

Android

Miscellaneous

  • Evernote for Educators – LiveBinder–Guide to using Evernote in the classroom
  • 13 Reasons Teachers Should Use Diigo – SimpleK12–Diigo stands for “Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff.” It is a social bookmarking program that allows you to save your ‘favorites’ online, so that they can be accessible from any computer with an internet connection. However, Diigo does much more than this.
  • 5 Hilarious Parodies of the ‘Facebook Parenting’ Viral Video–Tommy Jordan’s classic viral video, “Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen,” has inspired a number of hilarious parody spinoffs.
  • 5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In Education–Despite polarized views on the technology, there are some teachers using QR codes in education in some very inventive and innovative ways
  • Do’s and Don’ts For Using Storify–A lot of journalists are going to conferences and being told to use Storify, a site that lets you curate loads of social media on a given topic and present them in a narrative or timeline: you can, for example, pull tweets and YouTube videos, urls and Facebook posts. That is generally a good thing, providing they do it right. But, unfortunately, like a lot of things related to social media, people end up doing it just to say they’re doing it and don’t spend too much time thinking about how to do it well….
  • Remembering John Glenn’s Historic Space Flight, 50 Years Ago Today | Open Culture–On this day a half century ago, Mercury Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. On the morning of February 20, 1962, an anxious
  • This Is What Microsoft Should Do Next With SkyDrive | Redmond Pie–Over the weekend, there were two leaks revealing that a major SkyDrive update is in the works. The first one revealed that SkyDrive will be offering three tiers of additional storage — 20GB, 50GB, and 100GB upgrades to the existing 25GB for $10, $25, and $50, respectively, along with a desktop client for Windows and OS X — and the second revealed that SkyDrive will be getting URL shortening, direct sharing to Twitter, an increase of the individual file limit to 300MB (on par with Dropbox), support for OpenDocument formats, and the ability to manage BitLocker recovery keys. All in all, a pretty major upgrade showing that Microsoft is taking its cloud file storage service seriously.
  • Travel the World With These 10 Time-Lapse Videos–You don’t need a passport to travel around the world — you can travel the world right at home with these time-lapse videos.
  • 25 Cool Wallpapers of Popular TV Show Stars (House, Barney and More!)–Check out these 25 Awesome Wallpapers of Popular TV Show Stars (House, Barney and More!).
  • 5 Places to Get Digital Textbooks–The days of shuffling that 10-pound textbook to class or those countless fiction novels in your backpack are coming to a close. Check out these five digital text services.
  • Google Docs presentations slides out of preview, adds import and comment options (video) – Engadget–The slide-making masses have spoken and Google’s dutifully listened. After launching presentations for Docs as a preview last October, the search giant’s …
  • Educational Videos – Pinterest
  • 4 Stock Video Websites To Catch A Glimpse Of History Captured On Film–There are quite a few other websites out there which host stock video footage from key moments in history. They playback not only eyewitness accounts, but also give us history lessons in video…as it happened. So, which are the handful of these hosting sites which have a commendable selection of historic videos?
  • 10 Fun Outdoor Games To Play Using GPS Enabled Smartphones–If you’re looking for something new to do that will get you outdoors, use your smartphone and get involved in some great activities, you’ve probably considered playing some sort of GPS game. Since there are so many fun outdoor games to choose from, many of which have very similar names, it can get a little confusing. So, we’ve made a list of some of the best GPS games for you to try out.
  • Chill: It’s Like Pinterest For Video–Pinterest has been blowing up all over the Internet. Pinterest is focused on images, although you can pin videos too. Chill however is a video-only pinboard site, which is its differentiation. Based in Los Angeles, the site launched in its current iteration one month ago. It has received more than 500,000 unique visitors in the first month. Every day, users share 4,000 videos on the site. But should Chill really be called “the Pinterest of video”? “It’s not an unfair comparison given we both utilize the masonry user interface and emphasize the sharing of interesting content,” says Founder Brian Norgard..
  • Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: What Do You Mean Evernote Could Get Better?–Last time I wrote about the way I organize myself completely changed for the better with Evernote. Really, I can’t talk enough about this program and the endless possibilities there are for it. (Just look at the comments from that post.)

Video/Slideshow

How We Learn

 

Birth of the Moon

 

Puffer Fish Chases Laser
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