>Here is a perfect site for busy teachers! 180 Free Tech Tips allows you to learn at your own pace and at your own convenience. It is packed with weblinks from Microsoft Excel tutorials to learning how to clean up your “home computer” desktop. It is definitely worthwhile to check out!
>6 Million Others is a project inspired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand which looks into the lives of other people around the world. Yann asks people to share their insight into Life, Love, Death, Happiness, Sadness and more. You may be surprised to see how much we have in common with people from around the world.Details
>PowerPoint can be a highly effective tool. However, you should be careful about how NOT to use PowerPoint as this comedian points out:
>Most classrooms have access to a digital camera but often the pictures that are taken never get viewed. Here are some quick ideas to use digital pictures in your classroom:
Add the pictures to a classroom blog to share with your parents.
Create a book.
Create a slide show .. showcasing a special event that can be …
>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 …Details
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>In a recent ISTE journal there was a really good article on how to teach students to use a word processor to revise their work.Here are the five steps to help students articulate their thoughts:
Open a short piece of text and ask them to insert returns after each sentence so they stand alone. Ask students …Details
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 …Details
>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 …Details
>YouTube is an excellent place to store mini-videos clips from your classroom. Not only can you upload your videos but you can also view the stored videos. It may be useful in social studies to view natural resources. Here is a video about Alberta Sands Oil or check out the Wind Turbines …Details
>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 …Details