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NewsFlash: On Monday, January 17, 2011, Mark Fox (@theteachershub) is launching a new site:
iApps for the Educator
I’ve taken a sneak peek and it looks fantastic. I think it will be great to have a site dedicated to those iApps especially suited to educators.
Mark is located in Melbourne, Austrailia so by the time you are reading this, it may already be launch time for his new site. But for right now you can go to www.iapps.theteachershub.com. I’m not sure if that will be the final URL as I have noticed that his normal site www.theteachershub.com comes back with an “under construction” message. In any case, you’ll be able to find it with one of these two links!
- Google Global Science Fair 2011–Google is looking for the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today.
- Twitter – The New Rules of Engagement – NYTimes.com–According to a new study published in The Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Twitter can bolster student engagement and grade-point average.Teaching in 140 characters or less.
- Are we a part of the problem? | The Principal of Change–Now here we are with conflicting viewpoints that on one hand say using social media can be harmful to our students, while the other view discusses how these are skills that are useful to employers
- Get The Math–This is the preview website for Get the Math, a multimedia project about algebra in the real world. See how professionals working in fashion, videogame design, and music production use algebraic thinking. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers.
- How the Flipped Classroom Is Radically Transforming Learning – THE DAILY RIFF.–. . .AND how it changes the way teachers talk with parents – - -
- Top 25 Web 2.0 Sites for Education by David Kapuler–Web2.0 is a term that describes the second generation of the web and its collaborative and evolving nature. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite web 2.0 sites
- 100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers | Smart Teaching–Here are 100 YouTube videos that can provide supplementary information for the class, give inspiration, help you keep control of class and even provide a few laughs here and there.
- Implications of Full Open Courses from MIT « Education Stormfront–This will be an interesting experiment. MIT has for years offered some of their course materials online under the OpenCourseWare project. Now they are putting whole courses online.
- Free Project Gutenberg eBooks Download Directly to Kindle for iPad « Moving at the Speed of Creativity–Project Gutenberg currently includes over 33,000 free ebooks in the public domain or out of print. I was delighted to learn the latest version of Amazon’s Kindle software supports Project Gutenberg ebooks and the direct downloading of ebooks to the iOS Kindle app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Here’s how it works.
- Pupils need better IT teaching, not more technology,’ say industry experts – 1/13/2011 – Computer Weekly–Industry bodies have hit out against an outdated IT curriculum and unenthusiastic teaching staff
- A-Z Web Tools:A | Ozge Karaoglu’s Blog–Here is the first part of my A-Z Web Tools
- Wolfram MathWorld: The Web’s Most Extensive Mathematics Resource–Comprehensive encyclopedia of mathematics with 13,000 detailed entries. Continually updated, extensively illustrated, and with interactive examples.
- Touch Trigonometry–A nifty interactive trigonometry graph and circle featuring the six basic trig functions.
- 5 Dirpy Alternatives To Convert YouTube Videos to MP3–Web-based converters seem to be scarce but here are some of the better ones that fill the void, although they understandably pack many ads to survive. So enable your popup-blocker and convert away!
- 45 Different Services, Sites, and Apps to Help You Read Your Favorite Sites–Ever wonder how geeks stay connected with their favorite blogs and writers? Read on to learn about RSS feeds and how easy they are to use with these 45 apps, services, and websites that can help you stay current.
- HD Downloader – Download YouTube MP3 audio tracks and Videos in HD–Free YouTube MP3 and HD Video Downloader
- Ebook PDF Search Engine–Ebook Pdf Search Engine, Free unlimited pdf search and download. Millions of Popular PDF files in database.
- Calvin & Hobbes Search Engine – by Bing–“Calvin and Hobbes” Treasure Chest! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…–Many teachers use Calvin and Hobbes comic strips in lessons. There is now a Calvin and Hobbes search engine where you can type in your query — homework,
- OneLook Dictionary Search–19,044,271 words in 1062 dictionaries indexed
- Online Video Alarm Clock–Online Video Clock is an online alarm clock based on youtube – Set any youtube clip as your alarm with snooze option
- AlarmTube: Wake Yourself Up, Alarm Clock YouTube Mashup–AlarmTube is a perfect alarm clock for people who are sick of waking up to BUZZZZ. Wake up to an interesting YouTube video. Perfect for a sweet little nap
- From Dropbox Gurus: Ideas for Beginners, Intermediates and Wizards–We asked the experts at Dropbox to tell us their most unusual, unexpected and crazy ways to use this versatile tool.
- How to Make an Interactive Lesson Using Youtube « Knewton Blog–Youtube has a great tool called Spotlight that lets you make any video interactive. It’s really handy for lessons and quizzes. Essentially, you can ask students a question — or a series of questions — and when they answer show them a personalized video response according to how they did.
- Beginners How To Guide for Setting Up a New Computer–Here is a quick reference step-by-step for getting your new system optimized and loaded up with groovy software fast and easy.
- How To Add MP3 Support to Audacity (to Save in MP3 Format) – How-To Geek–You may have noticed that the default installation of Audacity doesn’t have built-in support for MP3s due to licensing issues. Here’s how to add it in yourself for free really easily in few simple steps.
- Tweet Deck Training Videos | Teacher Training Videos Free on-line training in using technology in teaching–Tweet Deck training videos. Award winning free on-line training videos for teachers interested in technology
- Baruch College’s Guide To Using Copyrighted Media in Your Courses–A free interactive guide to help faculty determine the appropriate copyright guidelines they must follow to use different types of copyright protected media in their courses.
- 10 Tips for Teachers Using Evernote – Education Series « Evernote Blogcast–Here are some ways to use Evernote to achieve your teaching goals
iPad, iPod, etc.
- Prezi for iPad on the iTunes App Store–Learn more, read reviews, and download Prezi by Prezi Inc. on the iTunes App Store.
- 10 of the best apps for education–As iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches become more integrated in classrooms, educators and students are looking for new ways to apply them to the learning process. In this special feature, we’ve assembled a list of education “apps” for Apple devices
- Top 10 YouTube Songs Created Using iPads and iPhones–We’ve put together a list of the most impressive videos on YouTube that have been created using iPads, and in some cases, iPhones, and other gadgets, to create both original and cover songs
- Wolfram Alpha Takes on Education With Algebra, Calculus & Music Theory Apps–Wolfram Alpha is on a mission to develop an app for every course.
- The Top 10 iPod Touch Apps for Math Teachers: Free iPod Touch Apps and Games–For teachers, the best free iPod Touch apps and games are the ones that students get the most use out of. This list compiles a collection of apps designed to do just that. My Top 10 iPod Touch Apps for Math Teachers has apps and games for students at elementary through high school. These are apps you can count on!
- My iPad Creativity Suite – The Constructivist Toolkit–Constructivist Tools for K-12 Education
- 7 Apps That Will Help You Use Your iPad For Writing Projects–A set of free available apps, from notebooks to fully fledged text editors in the App Store, as well a few computer syncing setups, are all you need for writing on the device.
- 7 Collaborative Storytelling Websites to Weave Your Own Digital Stories–Everyone loves a good story. Writing it is another matter.
- 10 Interactive Learning Websites For Some Fun & Games With Music–Play on these ten interactive learning websites that feature fun and games with music.
- Miscellaneous GeoGebra Links « Mathematics and Multimedia–Here are some excellent resources that you can use if you are teaching and learning GeoGebra.
- 50 Best Teaching Blogs You Aren’t Reading Yet–The following list contains 50 of the best and newest teaching blogs, beginning in February 2009. The blogs are listed by month of creation within 2010 and 2009.
- Top 100 School Administrator Blogs—Which ones do you read?
- Mapping America — Census Bureau 2005-9 American Community Survey – NYTimes.com–Browse local data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, which was conducted from 2005 to 2009
- A Review Of KidZui: The Internet For Kids -–The Internet is a scary virtual world for parents. Letting your children loose on the Internet is like sending them out on the street without a chaperone.
- In Warmup Match, Jeopardy All-Stars Defeated By IBM’s Supercomputer Watson | Popular Science–Can a computer beat a human in the most challenging trivia game on TV? Today, at IBM's headquarters in New York, we learned that the answer is yes
- Secondary Maths teaching resources – TES Connect–Huge collection of free secondary maths resources for teachers, including lesson plans, worksheets and advice about teaching in maths
- Center for Civil War Photography–The Center for Civil War Photography