Nik Peachey found a cool site about words that I’ve decided to use to welcome you to this week’s edition of Treasure Chest–a list of the best EdTech resources and tools I’ve found during the past week.
You can visit his post by clicking on the link below to read his ideas on how to use Twist our Words in the classroom. In the meantime, feel free to play my introduction I made from the site!
Nik’s Quick Shout: Creating Video Sentences–Twist Our Words is a great site I spotted while watching TV in the UK. It enables you to create video sentences that are ‘mashed up’ from a collection of clips of UK TV celebrities saying each word.
- Announcing the 2010 Edublog Awards Winners!–Pretty self-explanatory. If you’d like to see the top 3 for all categories, check it out here.
- Lessons learned from the 2010 Edublog Awards | Kirsten Winkler–Analyzing the results of the 2010 Edublog Awards and what it means for Social Media.
- How To Export Delicious Bookmarks–With the future of Delicious up in the air, the least you can do is make a backup of your Delicious bookmarks! Here’s how!
- Teach Parents Tech–Keep tech support a family business. Send a tech support care package to mom & dad.
- How social media saved winter break | Imagine This!–50 ways to use social media in the classroom. Use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogger/Wordpress, and Flickr to engage your students in learning and encourage critical thinking.
- The Art Of QR Codes – Video–Here are some interesting videos which shows how we can create different forms of Art by combining QR codes in real life.
- 48ers: Real Time Search Engine For Social Networks – Make Tech Easier–Everything these days is geared toward social. Whether it is an application for the web or mobile, there will always be a way to share information with others.
- Connect Safely |A Parents’ Guide to Facebook | Safety Advice Articles–Read or print out our free Parents’ Guide to Facebook.
- HOW TO: Use Twitter’s Advanced Search [VIDEO]–Twitter’s advanced search functionality is a great way to find very specific real-time information. This screencast will show you how.
- 5 Easy Troubleshooting Tips For When You Have Problems Sending Email–As a part of my job, I deal with a lot of email issues – problems sending and receiving email. Here are 5 tips for when you get stuck.
- Everything You Need To Know About Using And Customizing Your Google Chrome Web Apps–Step to step guide on how to use and customize your google chrome web apps. You can synchronize and use your chrome web apps from any computer in the world.
- Twitter for Teachers: A Guide for Beginners | The Creative Education Blog–Twitter is a fantastic place for teachers to network and share, if you’re just getting started you’ll find this guide helpful
- 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom | Teaching Degree.org–With Skype, students can learn from other students, connect with other cultures, and expand their knowledge in amazing ways. Teachers and parents can also benefit from Skype in the classroom.
- 10 Great Chrome Web Apps Built For Chrome–By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Google’s new Chrome Web Store and some of the great apps you can find there.
- Easily Tweak Firefox Configuration Settings Using a Graphical Interface–Firefox allows you to change many settings to customize your browsing experience. To do this, type “about:config” (without the quotes) in the address bar and press Enter.
- Customize colors, fonts! – Prezi.com Blog–Let’s celebrate this holiday season with some long awaited Prezi features! Color Wizard Finally you can customize Prezi themes!
- 50 Time Saving Firefox Add-ons–Design weblog for designers, bloggers and tech users. Covering useful tools, tutorials, tips and inspirational photos
- 6 Tools That Allow You To Write Longer Twitter Tweets–So for those times when you want to stay within the Twitterverse without posting a dozen tweets, there are several options available to do just that. Here are 6 possibilities you should check out, which allow you to write longer Tweets on Twitter.
iPad, iPod, etc.
- The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials – How-To Geek–The Apple iPad is an amazing tablet, and to help you get the most out of it, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of every tip, trick, and tutorial for you.
- 11 Free iPad Board Games You Shouldn’t Miss–If you love board games and iPads, then here’s the perfect marriage of the two.
- 5 Classic Children’s Tales Reinvented for the iPad–After a somewhat exhaustive search, we’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the five best classic children’s books available for the iPad.
- 10 Free Christmas iPhone/iPad Apps to Get You in a Festive Mood–There’s less than a week til Christmas, so if you’re still having trouble, try these apps to get you in the mood.
- 8 iPad Apps for Brilliant Writing | Copyblogger–Here are 8 tools you can use for your own brilliant writing
- From Diary Writing to PDF Forms: 5 Awesome Free iPad Apps You Should Get–Over the last week or so, I’ve downloaded a handful of practical apps fully optimized for the iPad. This is not a definitive list by a long shot, but if you’re an iPad owner, you will no doubt want to add one or more of these free iPad apps to your collection.
- 75 really useful iPad tips and tricks | News | TechRadar UK–75 really useful iPad tips and tricks Save time using your new iPad with these handy tips : TechRadar UK
- Learn It in 5 How-to video: Creating digital stories with Storybird–Storybird is a digital storytelling, sharing and publishing tool.
- 100+ Absolutely Essential Android Apps & Tips | Android.AppStorm–15 Categories and over 100 tips
- 100 Seriously Cool Classroom Blogs for Teaching Ideas & Inspiration | Online Classes–Here are some great blogs that offer insights into what classes of kids are doing around the world as well as providing some great advice on everything from dealing with parents to figuring out grades.
- The Ultimate Twitter Glossary From @ To Z | Edudemic–This Official Twitter Glossary comes straight from Twitter and holds literally every thing you can do on Twitter… from @ to z.
- Twitter Rubric–This rubric may be used for assessing use of Twitter for instructional assignments. PDF version for printing
- The Ten Best Videos For Educators — 2010 | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…–Here are my picks for The Ten Best Videos For Educators — 2010 (not in order of preference):
- 5 Best Websites With Awesome Christmas Wallpaper For Your Desktop–It’s that time of the year again. There’s snow on the ground, you’ve got your holiday shopping done (right?), and everybody’s in a festive mood.
- 50 Must-Have Educational Apps | Edudemic–From learning the ABCs to doodling, there’s plenty of terrific apps out there that will pass the time but also educate
- Windows Live Writer, Movie Maker, and Photo Gallery get a new, no-frills plug-in site–At long last, Microsoft has given plug-ins for Windows Live apps their own home. You’ll now find enhancements for Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and Live Writer
- The Facebook Classroom: 25 Facebook Apps That Are Perfect for Online Education–Check out these applications that represent some of the ideal tools Facebook has to offer for online education.
- New YouTube Home Page ~ Chris Pirillo–Beginning today, you can opt-in to take part in the brand-new YouTube home page.
- Vimeo Video School–Vimeo Video School is a fun place for anyone to learn how to make better videos. Start by browsing our Vimeo Lessons, or find specific video tutorials created by other members.
- Thank You! 2010 Edublog Awards (freetech4teachers.com)
- Week in Review – Edublog Awards Edition (freetech4teachers.com)
- Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 12/19/2010 (coolcatteacher.blogspot.com)