It’s been a real busy week in the world with all of Japan’s problems, the Libyan situation, and of course, March Madness. All of this makes it very difficult to keep up with everything that you would like to add to your edtech resources.
So, to make it easier, here are 49 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed given the tremendous amount of world news this week.
I post a list like this every week and if you’re interested click here to see previous resources you may have missed.
- Pay Teachers More – NYTimes.com–Remember when public schools paid almost as well as law firms?
- U.S. Urged to Raise Teachers’ Status – NYTimes.com–An international education study says the United States must improve the way it recruits, trains and pays teachers.
- Interactive: A Visual Guide Inside Japan’s Reactors : NPR–Following the earthquake and tsunami, nuclear power plants in Fukushima, Japan, have been reeling from electrical failures that have disabled cooling pumps. Officials are scrambling to get water into the reactors to cool the nuclear cores. Here’s a visual guide to what’s going inside the reactors.
- Japan Quake Map–Time-lapse visualisation of the March 11, 2011 earthquake off the coast of Sendai, Japan and its aftershocks.
- Google Adds Discussions to Documents–Today Google Docs added a new feature that is very reminiscent of Google Wave.
- Twitter Finally Adds “Always use HTTPS” Option, You Should Enable It Now–From the “It’s about time” department: Twitter has finally joined Facebook and Gmail with a new “Always Use HTTPS” option in the preferences. If you use the twitter.com site, you should enable it right now.
- Blogger Finally Gets An Overhaul With New Dashboard & Features [News]–Google announced an overhaul of Blogger yesterday, which vastly improves the user interface for its many users worldwide
- 18 Best Sites To Download Free Audio Books–If you prefer to listen audio books rather than reading, you can check our latest research we have done to find best resources to download best free audio books.
- 10 Fantastic Creative Multi-Media & Video Applications–The tools listed all give you the ability to not only star in, but create, edit, publish, and share your very own artistic video making awesomeness
- The Best — And Easiest — Ways To Use YouTube If, Like Us, Only Teachers Have Access To It | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites–I’ve previously mentioned that our district recently loosened up its content filter to allow teachers to access many previously-blocked sites, like YouTube
- What Does “Technology Integration” Mean? | Edutopia–Blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her four levels of classroom technology integration: sparse, basic, comfortable, and seemless.
- 9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on Your Android Phone–To save you time working out what apps you really want we’ve selected from that long list nine “must-have” free Android apps that will add the features and functions for your new mobile phone that you really need.
- Goal 23: Integrate Technology Effectively #30Goals | Teacher Reboot Camp–Goal 23 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 “The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding . . .
- 25 Things I Hate About Google, Revisited 5 Years Later–Five years ago, I wrote a story called 25 Things I Hate About Google. It went viral, to my surprise. I thought it was worth revisiting that story
- Top 10 Free Online Mind Mapping Tools–As the name, mind mapping means that to draw your mind or ideas as a map, which are well-known for brainstorm, exploring your brain for many ideas.
- 13 Websites That Converts Photo Into a Cartoon Character–To give a new look to your profile, here are some of the good avatar-creator websites that will let you create a cool and funky caricature of yourself in just a few simple steps.
- Introducing GeoGebra Prim Beta « Mathematics and Multimedia–GeoGebra Prim is a variant of GeoGebra for primary school and middle school students that will soon be released (probably with GeoGebra 4.0). It is a more simplified version of GeoGebra – no drop down buttons, bigger text, and reduced number of tools
- Make Your Videos Compatible With All Devices With The Help Of Vid.ly [Unlimited Invitation Code]–Worldwide Internet connection speeds used to be the biggest problem when it came to distributing videos in the virtual world.
- Eight free Windows 7 tools you gotta try | Microsoft Windows – InfoWorld–Our Windows blogger recently found these utilities, which have made his PC environment that much more capable
- 6 Important PC Tools Most People Never Use–Virtually everyone who owns a computer and is connected to the Internet knows about the security implications
- 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
- Top Secret! Publishing and Sharing Unlisted YouTube Videos to a Secret Facebook Group–During a luncheon today, one of the members wanted to know how students could upload videos from their mobile devices and share them with a group–with the caveat that everything needed to be private.
- Let Others Upload Files to your Dropbox Folder Directly–You have a Dropbox account and you want to provide other people – like your clients or your friends – the ability to directly upload files to your Dropbox folder. How do you do that?
- 2 Ways To Annotate Your PDF Files Online–Whatever reason you have for needing a quick way to annotate PDF files, check out the following web-based PDF tools.
- The How-To Geek Guide to Audio Editing: Cutting, Trimming & Arranging–Audacity novices often start with lofty project ideas, but sometimes they lack the basics. Knowing how to cut and trim tracks is basic audio editing and is a fundamental starting point for making more elaborate arrangements.
- 5 Simple Rules To Keep Files Organized–If you want to maximize your productivity, you need to keep files organized so you can find them quickly and ensure they’re backed up. To proceed through this tutorial we will presume that you know how to create folders and also how to copy and move the folders.
- How to cut video fast & easily using Freemake Video Converter
- Security on Facebook – How to Have a Safe & Pleasant Experience | Windows 7 Tutorials–The last couple of Security for Everyone episodes, introduced two Facebook applications that help protect you by warning against threats on Facebook, specifically those found in your wall or news feed. Today we are going to introduce a couple more utilities that help protect you and also take a look at the privacy settings in Facebook
- Save PowerPoint Presentations as Flash Videos–PowerPoint works well for boardroom and classroom slideshow presentations, but PowerPoint presentations do not translate smoothly to the Web
- Five Excellent (Yet Free) Video Converters For Your iPhone And iPod–For my fellow iPhone and iPod owners who are looking for a competent yet free software solution for video conversion, here are 5 of the best options available online. I am sure that you will find them as useful as I did.
- Nine Powerful Apps That Convert Your iPhone Into A Knowledge Hub–To save your time that would otherwise be spent on searching for these apps, we present a wonderful list of free and useful iOS applications for iPhone or any type of iOS users.
- iPads in the Classroom–This site will be both a support site for my presentations about iPad use for teaching and learning and it also includes links to other iPad information pages.
- Eleven More Incredible iPad Resources Waiting To Raise Your iPad App…titude
- iPad In Education Wiki–Tons of iPad resources for educators
- Google Search for iPhone replaces Google Mobile app–Google Mobile for iPhone has become Google Search for iPhone, and the new name comes with a new look and some additional features
- Photoshop Express 2.0 for iOS adds $4 in-app purchase for noise reduction, self timer–For the grand old fee of $3.99 you can now have access to two very alluring photographic features on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Math Apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad–Math apps for students
- DropVox for iOS lets you record voice memos straight to Dropbox–DropVox for iOS is a neat app that only aims to do one simple thing, and does it very well. It lets you record voice
- In and Out Of Office: Putting iPads To Work | Walt Mossberg–A brief primer on how to get such documents into and out of an iPad, and how to view, edit and create them on the tablet.
- 17 iOS 4.3 Features, Tips, and Tricks | Mac|Life–It’s here, it’s here! iOS 4.3 dropped and it’s ready for your iOS devices. But like most Apple updates, the update is full of features that Apple either doesn’t advertise, or can be difficult to find if you don’t spend the day rummaging through an entire iOS device’s menu system.
- Six IT tools for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld–Some cool — and useful — IT products that manage data for Apple iOS devices
- Excellent Video Explaining Problem-Based Learning | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…–Thanks to Sheryl NussbaumBeach, here’s an excellent video describing the steps of problem-based learning
- Skype Launches Qik Video Connect iPhone App–Once a competitor of Skype, the video-streaming company Qik was acquired by the VOIP giant in January. But it appears this hasn’t ended the development of Qik’s live-streaming software, as Qik is launching a new iPhone app today. Qik Video Connect offers video streaming and video calling – available for real-time viewing or recorded and sent as a video message. The app will also allow you to post live video links to Facebook and Twitter….
- Online Audio Stories–Welcome to the magical kingdom of fairy tales, classics and poems for children.
- The Difference Between “Curating,” “Aggregating” & “Creating” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…–Earlier this week, Mashable had an post titled Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation
- AP Calculus AB – Ms.Roshan’s library–Ms. Roshan’s AP Calculus AB Class Videos — Based on Stewart’s “Calculus: Concepts and Contexts”
- What Does Your State do Worst? [infographic]–An infographic of what each state does worst.
- CMS vs. Web 2.0 vs. Social Media – Do You Know the Difference?–On the SLQOTD on Twitter today, I am asking “What is the difference between a Web 1.0, CMS, Web 2.0 and Social Media