Here is this week’s edition of Treasure Chest–63 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed. I know, that’s a lot! What’s funny though is that I thought this week would bring my fewest number of resources. Due to time constraints this week, I didn’t think I was doing a very good job of curating resources. So what happens? I have the most ever for a Treasure Chest! Go figure.
I would also like to thank Larry Ferlazzo for including this blog in his “The Best Blogs…” category. Larry’s blog is an excellent source of great material and if you haven’t checked it out you definitely should.
- “Tech The Plunge” Is A Blog Worth Reading | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…–Tech The Plunge is an excellent resource-sharing blog written by Jeff Thomas. I’ve added it to The Best Blogs For Sharing Resources/Links.
On with the show!
- Tom Barrett’s Interesting Ways Series—All in One Location!!!–The Interesting Ways to Use series has been really successful. I wanted to keep the family together in one place and give you one page to see them all, as so many of you have requested.
- 30 Goals 2011–Throughout the months of February/ March we will aim to accomplish 30 short-term goals related to education in 30 days. These are short-term goals we reflect on and see how they help us aim towards long-term goals
- Cybraryman Internet Catalogue—Symbaloo—Another outstanding page of resources from the Cybraryman Internet Catalogue. Symbaloo is a visual bookmarking system that can really organize your sites and save you time.
- Wikipedia in the Classroom | patrick r. lowenthal–Watch a recording of EDUCAUSES’ recent webinar, Wikipedia in the Classroom: Changing the Way Teachers and Students Use Wikipedia
- Against the Wind: More Thoughts on Awards–Cancelling awards ceremonies does not mean that students will lack understanding of their world outside of school.
- Google Apps for Education Guide to Going Google–This site contains tools and guidelines to use as a starting point to getting your students, faculty, alumni, and community ready and excited about bringing Google Apps for Education to campus
- HowStuffWorks Videos “The Coolest Stuff on the Planet Videos”–The Coolest Stuff On The Planet videos on HowStuffWorks include the best, most popular The Coolest Stuff On The Planet videos anywhere on the Web.
- Aviary’s 30 Days of Rock Spiffs Up Their Music Creator–Over the next 30 days the Aviary team will be adding a total of 50 musical instruments to their online Music Creator webapp, Roc.
- Ubiquitous Technology? « My Island View–I wonder where should American education fall with a policy on Mobile Learning Devices.
- 7 of the best online collaborative drawing tools–The web makes collaborative communication easier than ever before, and now you don’t even have to be in the same room as the other person to show them exactly what you mean.
- Educational Technology Guy: My Top 10 Free Web Resources for Teachers–These are resources that I use quite often and I truly believe that they help me be a better educator.
- Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English–Kids science, math, social studies, history, geography and other educational videos, lessons, quizzes and educational games for K-12 grade kids that make learning fun and interesting.
- Five Best Windows Timer Applications–Whether you’re timing the perfect cup of tea or counting down to your next break, a good timer application is invaluable. Here’s a look at the five most popular Windows timer applications.
- 50+ Twitter Links—Lots of Twitter links for educators
- Google Chrome Alarm Timer, Stopwatch & Countdown Clock Extensions–Here are some useful timer, countdown and alarm clocks extension for Google Chrome which will let you track the time spent on various tasks, web browsing, Facebook etc
- 10 Different Types Of Online Timers For Everyday Stuff–The reason for this list of free online timers lies in my hunt for an exercise timer.
- InSSider: Free WIFI Network Detection and Analysing Software–inSSIDer v 2.0 is a tool that facilitates your search for a strong WiFi network amongst multitude of available networks. Search, detect,analyse,monitor and connect the best WIFI network among a list of available ones
- Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension For Chrome–The announcement that Google would remove native H.264 playback support caused quite an uproar on the Internet
- Facebook for Chrome Extension–Facebook for Chrome extension to access Facebook right inside chrome browser
- View Outlook PST Files without Installing Outlook–Simple Freeware tool to view Outlook PST files without installing Outlook on Windows
- How to Use QR Codes in Student Projects – SimpleK12–Scannable bar codes may be just what you need to spark some student interest in your classroom – read on to learn how to use them to showcase your student work and give some life to your classroom’s infographics
- How to Use Google Documents: Video Series | eHow Videos–Learn how to use Google documents to organize personal and business documents and spreadsheets in this free software demonstration from our internet program expert
- How it works: the complete guide to HD –How it works: the complete guide to HD How TVs convert and display clear HD footage
- Editing Video in Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 | Windows 7 Tutorials–In our previous tutorials, we introduced you to Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 in screenshots and showed you how to Import Photos and Videos into Windows Live Movie Maker 2011. The next step is to begin editing your video clips in Windows Live Movie Maker 2011.
- Adding Music to Videos in Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 | Windows 7 Tutorials–Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 is all about ease of use, and when it comes to adding background music to your videos and photo slideshows, that theme remains the same.
- How To Upload Web Files to Google Docs the Easy Way–If the file is already online (perhaps on your blog or…) however did you know you can save a few steps by just uploading the file to Google Docs rather than downloading it to your PC then uploading it again to Google?
- How To Fix Your Mom’s Computer Once and For All–The next time you get a tech support call, be proactive and parent-proof your mom or dad’s computer. Here are some basic fixes that should get you started.
- Create audio recordings with Audacity – part 1 – basic recording and uploading
- Create audio recordings with Audacity – part 2 – basic editing
- How To Download The Offline Installer For Windows Live Essentials 2011–How do I directly download it so I can install it on a computer that doesn’t have internet access?
- How to Quickly Cut a Clip From a Video File with Avidemux – How-To Geek–Whether you’re cutting out the boring parts of your vacation video or getting a hilarious scene for an animated GIF, Avidemux provides a quick and easy way to cut clips from any video file.
- How to Search YouTube Like a PRO with Google Advanced Operators–There turns out to be some really tricky and smart ways to search YouTube using Google search operators.
- Use Microsoft Office Word 2010 to directly publish your Blog posts | The Windows Club–Using Microsoft Office 2010, you now have the ability to create your blog posts and publish them to your favorite blogs, including WordPress, straight from Office without ever loading your browser.
- How To Hide Your WiFi Network & Prevent It From Being Detected–Wireless networks are, by their nature, less secure than wired ones
- Secure Your Facebook Account – Set Up Email Login Alerts Or SMS–Secure my Facebook account from unauthorized access by setting up login alerts and registering devices, computers, IP address and network locations.
- Digital Landslides: How to Handle Your Feed Reader–When I first started using a RSS feed reader, I just stuck things in the box.1 Then, I stuck more things in the Google Reader box. Eventually, I learned to flush the whole thing by using the “Mark as Read” button…. it’s like an instant clean house. But eventually, my lack of organization caught up with me.
- How to Integrate Dropbox with Pages, Keynote, and Numbers on iPad – How-To Geek–You don’t need to give up on using Dropbox with iWork apps on iPad.
- Google Chrome Cheat Sheet: 10 Tips and Tricks–Even though it’s still the new kid on the block, Google’s Chrome is rapidly becoming the standard against which other browsers are measured. Use these 10 quick tips to get the most of Chrome
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- My Favorite iPad Apps–If you are curious to know what apps have I installed on my iPad, check these interactive screenshots for a complete list of my favorite iPad apps.
- smartr for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store–Smartr’s the fastest way to get your news on Twitter. It turns the links in your twitter feed into beautiful, readable content.
- with iPads – Learning Continuity—Learn with iPads by taking a look at these 75 apps
- 6 Best iPhone Apps to Watch TV Shows and Movies Online For Free–Round-up of free iPhone apps to watch TV Shows and Movies Online. If you miss your favorite TV show then these Top iPhone Apps will allow Live Streaming Television
- Digital Tools for Teachers: Travel Back in Time with Interactive Timelines–There are many interactive timelines which are available now, which provide an engaging way to look at history.
- Math Nook – Math and puzzle games, worksheets, teaching tools and more!–Very cool, free educational and fun online math games. Games target math vocabulary, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division , fractions, and other math skills
- The Best Free Science Games for Kids Online: Educational Fun for Everyone–Finding great, free science games for kids online is harder than you think. However, these top game sites are guaranteed to provide a fun, educational science experience for your young learners
- Learn It In 5 – Apture rules on-site search–If you haven’t tried Apture, you have not experienced on-site search. If Learn it in 5 handed out awards (who knows, maybe one day we will), Apture would certainly finish first in the search category.
- Google Docs Gets “Gmail-ified”–Google has released a major update to Google Docs that makes it easier to find, organize and share documents.
- Free Technology for Teachers: Videos and Mobile Apps from the National Archives–The National Archives’s YouTube channel offers twenty playlists of archival footage; in addition there are plenty of free apps you might want to consider using.
- Slimekids–Play games and more at SlimeKids. SlimeKids gives students the opportunity to choose from many of the best literacy-related resources and educational tools found online
- Wow, Zondle Sure Is An Ingenious Site For Learning Games! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…–Zondle is a pretty darn impressive for online learning games.
- Record Video Responses To Frequently Asked Questions With VYou–Have you ever had a video conversation with somebody that wasn’t live?
- The Best Video Players & Codecs For Playing Your AVI Movies–I bet this has happened to you! Trying to watch a movie, you ran into issues and then you frantically queried Google for a way to access it
- Goodbye Mr. Powerpoint: The adventures of taking teaching old school « Red Lips and Academics–Already, I’ve noticed some changes since I’ve stopped using Powerpoint.
- Caption It, a new interactive website from MSN | The Windows Club–Caption It! is an interactive site complete with text and images and, more importantly, the latest buzz.
- 10+ Google Chrome Extensions For The Newly Converted–If you’ve been a Firefox user for a long time, you’ll know it’s hard to consider changing to Chrome. Yes, there’s no doubt that there’s some great Chrome
- Neok12 : a resourceful tool for teachers ~ Educational Technology–Neok12 is a comprehensive collection of educational videos, lessons and games for k12students .
- 10 Incredible Interactive YouTube Videos–Interactive YouTube videos up engagement by letting the viewer decide the course of the action, or play around with the content. Here’s 10 great examples of the format, which we think will be big in 2011.
- Justin Tarte – Technology in schools…25 students sound off!–I thought it would only be fitting to take some time and ask what students thought. Here are the responses from 25 students at Seckman High School in Imperial, MO.
- Google “Art Project” Brings Great Paintings & Museums to You | Open Culture–More goodness out of Googleplex. Today, Google is rolling out a new tool called Art Project, which gives you access to more than 1,000 works of art
- The “Google Art Project” Is Amazing! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…–The Google Art Project puts some of the most important art museums, and their collections, online with amazing features, including being able to create your own art collection