Treasure Chest-Einstein, Open Source, Twitter Tools, Parents, iPad, eBooks & So Much More

by on August 15, 2010

Big week of resources in this Treasure Chest Edition for August 15, 2010.  Thanks to my outstanding PLN for all their contributions!  I hope you find something you like!

Albert Einstein

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Ten Amazing Tips from Einstein to Implement Technology into the Classroom

Late last week I came across a an article from DumbLittleMan.com called Ten Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein.  I read it, tweeted it and even added it to The Teacher’s Hub Fan page on Facebook. But I thought more about it over the weekend and I couldn’t help but start applying those tidbits of wisdom to employing technology in the classroom. So with apologies to DumbLittleMan I present for you Ten Amazing Tips from Einstein to Implement Technology into the Classroom.

50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps — Datamation.com

The educational community has discovered open source tools in a big way. Analysts predict that schools will spend up to $489.9 million on support and services for open source software by 2012, and that only includes charges related to operating systems and learning management systems. Teachers, professors and home schoolers are using open source applications as part of their educational curriculum for a wide variety of subjects.

A Teacher’s Field Guide to Parents | Ecology of Education

So here is an very incomplete field guide to some common types of parents that both new & veteran teachers might come across, along with some handling strategies. Please feel free to add additional parent types or handling ideas in the comment section.

26 Ipad Apps to Up Your Productivity & Learning | The Teacher Toolbox

Do people really want a computer or do they just want the things a computer can do? Here are 26 apps that suit the way I work. They aid my creativity, connectivity and work flow & all from the comfort of where ever I choose to be – couch, park, bed. Nice.

25+ Useful Free E-books Every Blogger Should Read

Nowadays many of people are keenly interested in becoming a successful blogger thus in many ways you need to learn more about blogging fundamentals, tips and sharp techniques which may surely help you in making money. In such manner free e-book are one of best idea to gain a particular knowledge.

Pub Bud – Publish, Convert, Store, and Download free children’s ebooks online for the iPad!

Write, edit, and publish a book online now… for your family and friends or share it with the world: FREE!  Mail us any physical children’s book and we’ll “digitize” it for use on your iPad: FREE! Upload any ebook file you want to read on your iPad or share with the world, and we’ll convert it to ePub: FREE!

10 Interesting Ways to use Prezi in the Classroom – “Google Docs”

Do you use Prezi in the classroom?  If not, take a look at these 10 ways to use Prezi in the classroom.

How to edit Videos in Windows Live Movie Maker | The Windows Club

To do all the editing we have the excellent Windows Live Movie Maker. Actually people just add photos, videos in Windows Live Movie Maker and create a final movie without editing. This doesn’t look professional and I have come across many users, though they wanted to remove some footage but find it bit confusing to do. Let us see step-by-step how its done.

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Top 100 Tools for the Twittering Teacher | Best Colleges Online

Twitter has become a powerful tool for community organizers, marketers, and others who want to share and receive information in a fast, friendly environment. It’s no wonder, then, that teachers have also found success on Twitter, using the tool to connect with students, share information with parents, and find useful resources. Here, we’ll take a look at 100 tools that can help twittering teachers make the most out of this helpful microblogging tool.

Academic Film Archive of North America : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

The mission of The Academic Film Archive of North America (AFA) is to acquire, preserve, document, and promote academic film by providing an archive, resource, and forum for continuing scholarly advancement and public exhibition.

60 Educational Game Sites That You’ve Probably Never Seen « Tech:-)Happy

Ok, so you’ve probably seen some of these, but I needed a snazzy title. I recently compiled two lists of sites from Richard Byrne’s Blog – the site is an amazing resource, and I’m pretty certain that Richard doesn’t sleep. These aren’t in order of greatness – they all have their own specific applications for education. A few of these appear on my Sites for Kids (and Teachers) page.

Best Free Online Applications and Services

Online applications (also known as web applications or webware) are getting more popular, particularly when broadband Internet access has become more common and readily available to more users. With online applications and services, you do not need to download and install them into your computer for using them—you just need to open up a browser and access them online.

10 Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

Skype is a free downloadable software that lets you do voice and video calls combined with instant messaging for free. The possibilities of Skype to flatten your classroom are endless.

Slideshow Gold

Best iPhone Apps: The Must-Have Downloads

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How to Do 11 Techy Things in the New School Year via Free Technology for Teachers


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