It’s really difficult to keep up with all that happens in educational technology. This is my attempt to make it just a little easier. I post a Treasure Chest every Sunday!
- Best Kindergarten Teacher Websites–Here is a compilation of the top 10 kindergarten teacher websites on the web. This is a useful resource for all kindergarten teachers.
- World’s Simplest Online Safety Policy « My Island View–When it comes to upgrading education to the 21st Century, those who are less supportive of change, often hide behind, or are frightened of acronyms like FERPA, CIPA, COPPA
- Facebook In The Classroom. Seriously. | Emerging Education Technology–Do Popular Social Networking Applications Have A Place In The Classroom?
- The Innovative Educator: The World’s Simplest Social Media Policy–Social media is ubiquitous in the lives of our students and it makes sense to go to where the students are.
- Saving public education: Why teachers matter – thestar.com–Teachers are often the focus of anger when we ponder problems in our school system
- Social Networking In Schools: Educators Debate The Merits Of Technology In Classrooms–In this digital world, opportunities for education are available like never before. Though teachers using online tools are empowering students take part in their education, they may also expose them to inappropriate material, sexual predators, and bullying and harassment by peers.
- When Twittering Gets in the Way of Real Life – WSJ.com–There are certain relationship flashpoints: smoking, for instance, or religion, or money, writes Katherine Rosman. And then, these days, you have to add technology.
- What Bill Gates Could Learn from Chris Rock–In his recent article on TechCrunch, “Engineering vs. Liberal Arts: Who’s Right—Bill or Steve?,” Vivek Wadhwa sparked a national debate about education that raises important questions for us all.
- The Basics of Video Editing: The Complete Guide–Last week we learned the basics of video editing, covering everything from the general workflow to special effects and color correction to a primer on encoding and delivery. Here’s the complete guide with all the videos and notes in one convenient location.
- Children’s Book Apps: A New World Of Learning : NPR–With tablets and smartphones taking over the market, children’s books have had to adapt. NPR’s Lynn Neary takes on the new world of kids’ publishing and how it is affecting the way our children read.
- Get 5 GB of Free Online Storage for your Files – Amazon Cloud Drive–Amazon Cloud Drive is like an online hard drive – you get 5 GB of free online storage space to store documents, photos, music and all other files securely in the cloud. All you need is a free Amazon.com account and a web browser.
- Cloud Storage Faceoff: Windows Live SkyDrive vs. Dropbox vs. Amazon Cloud Drive–With Amazon’s recent entry into consumer cloud storage, we’ve got quite a few competitors offering great and varying options—but which one is the best? Here’s a look at Windows Live SkyDrive, Dropbox, and Amazon Cloud Drive, and our top pick for storing you files in the cloud.
- Everything You Need to Know About Google’s +1–A Google rep answers questions about the company’s +1 announcement today.
- Best Free Online Applications and Services–Online applications (also known as web applications or webware) are getting more popular, particularly when broadband Internet access has become more common and readily available to more users
- Summify Sends You the Day’s 5 Most Important Stories, Based on Your Reading Habits–If it seems like there are to many news stories and viral articles floating around the web each day, free service Summify will send you the five most important ones every day, based on your Google Reader, Twitter and/or Facebook feeds.
- 5 Best Free Online Scientific Calculator | Free Software–Here are 5 Best free Online scientific calculator. These provide trignometric functions, logarithmic functions, algebra, and geometrical functions.
- 4 Free Software to Capture Screenshots of Videos | Free Software–Here are 4 free software to capture screenshots from videos. These video to JPEG converter make it quite easy to extract images from videos.
- Upload – Dropdo–Dropdo is a file uploading site that lets your files be viewed instead of just downloaded. Upload a file and send the link to anyone you want to see it, without making them click ‘download.’ Supports audio, video, images, programming source code files, documents, powerpoint, excel, photoshop files, and many more.
- 3 New & Superb Ways To Share Files Online–With the advent of HTML5, which enables websites to do amazing things, the realm of file-sharing sites has definitely grown with newer options
- PDF Search – Search for PDF’s all around the web!
- Slide–Slide lets you use photos and other digital content to publish and discover the people and things that matter to you
- SugarSync Cloud Storage Gives Your iPhone 5GB of Tightly-Integrated Storage–SugarSync, a more selective (and bigger, at 5 GB) cloud storage and syncing app, has updated its iPhone and iPad apps with tighter, iOS-centric features
- DVD Tutorial: Make a DVD Movie from your Flip Video–Learn the basics of creating your own home video DVD movies. Use your Flip camcorder to capture HD video and transfer it to your PC for editing and DVD creating.
- Expert Help: Video Editing | PCMag.com–Video-editing software and tips from PC Magazine’s trusty experts.
- 3 Unique & Creative Uses For Dropbox Accounts–There is no end to just how useful Dropbox is, and it’s no secret how much all of us here at MakeUseOf love the service they provide
- 12 Highly Useful Google Cheatsheets For Free Download–Google cheatsheets: To reduce the time and increase the accuracy Google cheatsheets came into existence
- Beginner’s guide to Windows 7 | News | TechRadar UK–Beginner’s guide to Windows 7 How to get the most from your PC
- How to Use Crossfade in Audacity for Seamless Transitions Between Audio Tracks – How-To Geek
- Windows 7 Service Pack 1 – What’s New, Prep-Work, How to Install it & Getting Help | Windows 7 Tutorials–Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has been available since February 22nd, for those interested in installing it.
- Watch, Shoot, & Edit Videos with Vimeo’s New (Free) iPhone App–The video-sharing website Vimeo has finally released an iPhone app (iTunes link). And it’s totally worth the wait
- 5 Innovative iPad Apps That Will Evolve Your Classroom | K-12 Mobile Learning–Here are 5 iPad apps that enhance the teaching and learning experience across all content areas.
- Pad 2 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts – Slideshow from PCMag.com
- 5 Free Weather Apps for iPad | Free Software–Here are 5 free Weather apps for iPad. This includes Weather channel app, accuweather app, weatherbug. These weather apps work on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
- iPad Tutorial: Tips on How to Speed Up Typing on the iPad | iPad Academy–The iPad automatically adds the apostrophe to complete most contractions as you type. You tap the space bar to accept it and keep on typing
- Useful Bookmarklets for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Browser–Here’s a comprehensive list of useful bookmarklets that you can easily add to the mobile Safari browser of your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. With bookmarklets, you can translate web pages, make them more readable, find word meanings and more.
- My Mom Reviews the iPad, Her First Computer – PCWorld–David Worthington documents his mom’s fresh perspective on using the iPad in an enlightening interview.
- 5 Free Sports Apps for iPad | Free Software–Here are 5 of the best free sports apps for iPad. These include CBS sports app, Yahoo sportacular app, ESPN Scorecenter XP, Sports Illustrated, NBA Game time app for iPad.
- 6 Places To Read Old Newspapers & Archived News Online–It might be old and stale, but dated news still has its uses. Does the image of a guy who keeps stacks of yellowing newspapers in his attic seem somewhat out of the ordinary? It might be an obsessive disorder, and rummaging around in that pile may not appeal to us, but that pile could be a storehouse of valuable information.
- Coordinate Geometry Of Quadrilaterals–In this packet the properties of quadrilaterals and methods for determining what type of quadrilateral one is looking at on a coordinate plane will be explored.
- Flickr adds to sharing options, now easier to share photos across the Web–It sure is nice to see some new developer action over at Flickr.
- Free Technology for Teachers: All the World’s Nuclear Reactors on Google Earth
- Free Technology for Teachers: Primary Wall – A Sticky Note Wall for Young Students
- Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami: How They Happened | Open Culture–On March 11th, Japan suffered a 9.0 earthquake, followed by a massive tsunami. Just weeks later, NOVA has produced a 47 minute documentary