This week we’ve got lots of info on Creative Commons, Flickr, iPad, iPhone, elearning, and tons of resources!
- Creative Commons High Resolution Images on Flickr | Teacher Reboot Camp–Part of education transformation is sharing what works in our teaching and how we help motivate our students. Presenting is part of this sharing of resources. Hopefully, these tips will help you motivate your audiences and help save you time.
- 5 Internet Technologies That School Administrators Need To Know About | Emerging Internet Technologies for Education–These technologies can enable educators to improve communications, enhance student learning, controls costs, manage Internet access in the classroom, and more.
- Resources | Teaching Degree.org–A gigantic list of resources from Teaching Degree!!!
- Google Launches Interactive Book to Teach Everyone About the Web–In an attempt to teach the average person about the fundamental of browsers and the web, Google has released an interactive online book that explains the web.
- This Has To Be The Easiest Photo-Sharing Site Ever–The web is awash with photo-sharing sites, such as Flickr. But while these sites are a great way to show off your own work to others, and to share photos that you’ve taken, they don’t make it particularly easy to share the job of contributing the images. It’s generally accepted that one person will create and upload the pictures, and others will share the job of looking at them.
- RockMelt – The Social Web Browser for the Facebook Era–Groovy Technical and How To Articles for New and Advanced Computer Users
- The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide–Dropbox, the app we all (at least many of us) know and love, has a plethora of advanced uses to make life so much easier in managing data between multiple computers.
- Ed Tech Kit: A teacher’s guide to using audio and podcasting in the classroom–Audio recordings and podcasts serve a variety purposes in the classroom. They can support instruction by allowing teachers to deliver precise verbal instructions and capture lessons for archival purposes or future listening.
- Bit.ly’s New “Bundles” Are Perfect For Internet Scavenger Hunts | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…–Bit.ly, the wildly popular application that shortens url addresses, has just introduced Bit.ly Bundles.
- Ten Top Technology Tools for Teachers | Why did the Chickenman cross the road?–These tools are all free, easy to use, easy to access and can be used in any subject at any age to enhance the learning experience.
- Online Drawing and Painting Tools | edte.ch–After a few tweets, my network have shared with me some fantastic and unique online drawing and paint tools. I thought the list was worthy of sharing
- Filetweet: Send files using Twitter!–Use Twitter to send files!
iPad, iPod, etc
- Top iPad apps – Bing–Try Bing Visual Search. Find what you’re looking for faster with Bing’s new interactive search experience.
- Ipad App: ClipSketch | School Tech Talk–Creating a sketch board, picture with sketch board & previously drawn figures, Script sketching (storyboards) on Apple iPad
- Google Voice: The iPhone User’s Guide – PCWorld–Google Voice may not be a VoIP service or a way to call over a Wi-Fi or 3G data connection, but it does offer several ways to save time and effort.
- 15 Educational Apps for iPad that offer Video Out | DigMo!–When teaching with an iPad it is great to have a mobile device I can move around a group of students to display work or gather ideas in the likes of iThoughtsHD
- Free PDF Readers for iPad- Best PDF Readers–The best PDF reading apps for iPad – Free PDF readers for iPad
- How to Play Any Type Of Media Files In Windows – Make Tech Easier–As good as it may be, Windows Media Player is still not the best. Long time fans will know that WMP does not support all the media formats out there and there are plenty of times where you have to source elsewhere just to play that particular media file.
- Add Images to your Google Docs Spreadsheet Cells–You can now add images and icons to individual cells of a Google Docs spreadsheet using the IMAGE formula.
- 7 Brilliant Ways to use Edmodo that will Blow. Your. Mind.–Ok, maybe we’re exaggerating. But they are pretty fun ideas:) Following are unique ways to use Edmodo that go beyond the basic features.
- How-to Make 100% Free Conference Calls with Join.Me and Google Voice Chat–I can’t imagine that join.me won’t incorporate some kind of VoIP feature in the future, but until then, I thought I would show you a simple way you can still enjoy the best of both worlds and make 100% free conference calls with screen sharing to boot.
- How To Download A YouTube Video To Windows Media Player–The digital age is a dream come true for hoarders and collectors. No matter how much digital data or information you amass, it won’t take up a lot of space.
- 100 Terrific Cheat Sheets for K-12 Teachers | Teaching Degree.org–Cheat sheets have a bad rap as a way for students to succeed on tests without actually knowing the information, but now it’s time for them to have a more positive place in education. Cheat sheets can offer a succinct way for students to study their lessons and provide an excellent boost to what you are already teaching them in class. Cheat sheets can provide helpful information for teachers too. Browse through this selection to find cheat sheets for a variety of subjects.
- Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers | Teaching Degree.org–Gone are the days of children sneaking comics past diligent parents and teachers watching out for sub-par literature. The comics of today not only have plenty to offer, they are gaining well-deserved recognition and awards. Take advantage of the natural affinity children have for comics and use them as a powerful teaching tool in your classroom. The following tips, tools, and resources will get you started.
- The Innovative Educator: The Introductory Guide to Online Learning
- 24 best browser extensions | News | TechRadar UK–24 best browser extensions Essential add-ons for Firefox, Chrome and IE : TechRadar UK
- Facebook’s New Messaging System Explained [VIDEO]–Facebook has just finished sharing its new messaging system with the world.
- Facebook Introduces Anti-Email: Social Inbox, Seamless Messaging, Conversation History [Video] | Fast Company–”We don’t think that a modern messaging system is going to be email,” said Mark Zuckerberg, who was widely expected to introduce an email system at Facebook’s press conference today. Instead, the Facebook CEO was clear: “It’s not email,” he said.
- nstructify » Blog Archive » STEM videos at X-Stream Science–Using X-Stream Science, you can integrate STEM concepts into your lessons with these short videos and lesson plans.
- Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Top 10 Safe Search Engines–However, keep in mind when dealing w/ students and surfing the internet it’s important to remember that no site is really 100% safe even when dealing w/ filtered search engines. Although, when choosing to use search engines w/ students I would definitely recommend starting w/ the following sites below…
- 55 Questions for Students to Answer – NYTimes.com–A list of 55 Student Opinion questions we’ve asked since the school year began. Invite your students to come and post comments on any of them!
- 5 Fresh Places to Find Great Online Video–More and more sites are stepping up to help sift through the vast, expansive sea of online video. Here are five of our favorites.
- TimeMaps – A Journey through History–The only free interactive world history atlas that provides quality information and timelines for every civilization, nation and empire.
- Teachers’ Views on Technology in the Classroom – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com–The Times asked teachers to submit videos on how the use of technology has changed the way they teach.
- It’s Not Really Sharing When the Default Is Not (cogdogblog.com)
- The Ultimate Guide to Getting Inspired with Flickr (blueglass.com)
- Violating a Creative Commons License (edte.ch)
- Do the Mash: Mixing Tools to Create a Custom Cloud-Based Learning Tool (speedofcreativity.org)
- TeachersFirst: Audio Books Resources (teachersfirst.com)
- Your best ideas from Slate’s 21st-Century Classroom event at the Newseum. (slate.com)