>Emailing Large Files

>Do you find yourself stuck because you have a large file to email and either your email provider or your recipient’s email provider says your file is TOO LARGE. YouSendIt has the answer for you. It is a fast, save & convenient way to transfer large files. Give it a try and see how …

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>Missing a Driver??

>Have you ever gone to reinstall your Scanner, Digital Camera or Printer and misplaced the software with the Drivers … Well don’t despair because you can download the Drivers you need from a few different places on the web. Driver Guide is a one stop Driver location. You will find over 100,000 drivers on this …

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>Kindergarten Blog

>I came across a Kindergarten Blog for all of those teachers looking for online Kinder resources. This is definately a good place to start! This teacher had compliled a lot of great resources at Kinderworks Blogspot.

>Bad Links

>Time to start thinking about your home room webpage again … here is a cool tool to check to see if all of your links on your page work. Link Checker All you have to do is paste your URL in the box and this tool will check all of your links and report the …

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>Online Typing Games

>It is back to school and back to typing. Practicing keyboarding is an important skill especially if you want to type your essays with lighten bolt speed! If your students are in need of more typing practice here are a few links to help build those typing skills games are appropriate for grades 3-8. …

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>Creating PDF Files

>Do you need to convert a document to a PDF file? Check out this site! You can convert a file from anywhere with this online version. PDF Creator It works really well when you are not at a computer with Adobe Acrobat Professional.

>Email Forwards

>Do you forward Email?? I tend to receive a lot of forwarded Email and there is nothing more annoying then trying to read past all of the >>>>>. I have a solution called Stripmail It is a free utility which:

Strips the characters “>” and “|” from forwarded e-mails.
Formats the text into paragraphs, making …

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>ieSpell "Free"

>Here is a free add-on to Internet Explorer to check your spelling called ieSpell. This little application would be handy to use when you are building your Learning Village WebPage.

>Start Menu Too Big …

>Here is a Free File to help you manage and organize your start menu. It categorizes your programs, ie. Entertainment, Games … It helps to keep your PC neat and tidy. Tidy Start Menu

>Word Games

>Do you have extra time and want to keep your mind sharp … Then these online Word Games are just what you looking for! These games can also be used with your entire class .. A great way to get students engaged and excited about Words! Just a word of caution that there are links …

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>FeedWhip

>FeedWhip is a service that will watch a web site and email you whenever changes are made to the site.
Great for sites, such as my school division web site!

>Online Image & Sound Tools

>I came across this site that has it all! Online Image & Sound Tools. Well has it all if you are doing anything with images, graphics, art or sound. Most of the applications are free and are online. I haven’t looked through all of the sites but there are some applications that could be used …

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>Free Files

>One of my favorite sites for free files is from the Call for Help show notes. There are a lot cool little applications for your PC or Mac.

>Encylopedia of Life

>There was a big announcement to create an Encyclopedia of Life that would take about 10 years to develop and 300 million pages. The educational implications would be incredible as they plan to share information on all of the species of animals and will allow information on SIGHTINGS from “amateurs.” The San Jose Mercury News …

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>Does Technology Matter in Schools?

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A big question that our school division is now asking is whether the use of technology is improving student learning? We are not the only people asking questions, the US Dept. of Learning is also inquiring. Here are the questions they asked as outlined in The Journal:

In what ways has technology improved the effectiveness of …

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>MyCoolBook

>When I saw the title of this webpage MyCoolBook. com I wasn’t overly enthused .. but sometimes first impressions are not always correct. It is a pretty cool tool that is really easy to use!

>Darfur is Dying

>Darfur is Dying is a viral video game for change that provides a window into the experience of the 2.5 million refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan. Players must keep their refugee camp functioning in the face of possible attack by Janjaweed militias. Players can also learn more about the genocide in Darfur that …

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>More Free Online Applications

>I came across a multi-purpose online application called zoho. It is an online office, word processor, spreadsheet, presentation and more. You can work independently or collaborate.