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Use Shareware and Web 2.0 tools to create exciting and interactive classroom resources Jan Coley, Educational Technology Specialist Math/Science Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Jefferson County Schools Jefferson County, Tennessee http://jc-schools.net
PrimoPDF http://www.primopdf. com/ http://www.primopdf. com/ Free PDF creator Creates a PDF from anything you can print including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
NVU (pronounced N-view) This a free, open source, WYSIWYG for web page creation. It is user friendly. Has a version for Windows Macintosh Linux exampletutorial
Library - folders Lightbox - Images in folder Picture tray - Images working with Favorite picture
Educational Uses Early language learners or English language learners can associate images with words Create a student portfolio Post images of field trips, projects, school events Show, create, or describe a process
Porta Porta is an open source, hassle-free photo album generator for web pages. It is fast and easy to use. It maybe downloaded from http://stegmann.dk/m ikkel/porta/ http://stegmann.dk/m ikkel/porta/ exampletutorial
Photo Story 3 Photostory 3 is a free download from Microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/windows xp/using/digitalphotography/phot ostory/default.mspx Digital Storytelling Class projects Individual student projects Communication of content knowledge Communication with community and parents example tutorial Instructional example
Cool Features Touch-up Crop Rotate pictures Remove red-eye Add special effects Add soundtracks Add narration Create music Use music from other sources
iTunes U http://www.apple.com /education/guidedtours /itunesu.html http://www.apple.com /education/guidedtours /itunesu.html Part of the iTunes store Educational, audio, and video content Most popular downloads Contents categories By University
Google Applications for Teachers Teachers Google!
Google Skyview ( Google Earth version 4.2 or later) From the VIEW drop down menu, selectSwitch to Sky Search the sky by names of heavenly objects (example: Orion) Currently, you can not search for the planets.
Google Moon http://www.google.com /moon/ http://www.google.com /moon/ Has placemarks for Apollo 11,12,14,15,16,and 17 The site was created to honor the memory of the first lunar landing.
On-line Bookmarks I keep Bookmarks www. ikeepbookmarks.com Porta Portal http://www.portaportal.com/ tutorial Del.icio.us http://del.icio.us/ tutorial I can always access my bookmarks and I can share these with my colleagues.
What are Blogs and Wikis? A blog is a website with the entries in reserve chronological order. A wiki is a type of computer software that allows users to easily create, edit and link web pages. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites. Example: Jefferson County HistoryJefferson County History
Free Fonts Fonts.goldenweb.it Fonts.goldenweb.it http://Fonts.goldenweb.ithttp://Fonts.goldenweb.ithttp://Fonts.goldenweb.it Simply the Best / /http://simplythebest.net/fonts/http://simplythebest.net/fonts/ 1001 Free Fonts http://www.1001freefonts.com/
Free Education Images Pics4Learning http://www.pics4learning.com/ FlickrFlickr (not for student use) www.flickr.com Awesome Clip art for Educators Awesome Clip art for Educators http://www.awesomeclipartforeducators.com/ Busy Teachers Café Busy Teachers Café http :// www.busyteacherscafe.com/graphics.htm Free animations Free animations http://www.gifanimations.com/action/MenuSelection/1/39 Brainy Betty http://www.brainybetty.com /
Teacher Tube The goal of TeacherTube.com is to provide an online community for sharing instructional teacher videos.TeacherTube.com Registration is required for uploading - Unlimited MB video upload space. - Unlimited MB bandwidth per month. - Unlimited video uploads. - All TeacherTube packages are FREE!
Probes - TEEMSS The T echnology E nhanced E lementary and M iddle S chool S cience project (TEEMSS) was funded by the National Science Foundation to bring the power of information and communication technology to science education in grades 3-8 by creating and disseminating valuable, proven, and easily implemented technology-based science learning materials and associated teacher professional development.
Free software that works with most of the leading probe vendors.
Illuminations by NTCM http://illuminations.ntcm.org/ http://illuminations.ntcm.org/
Visible Body Free online software designed for use by teachers, students, health professionals, and everyone. Register at http://www.visiblebody. com/start http://www.visiblebody. com/start Users must register with a valid email address. The Visible Body includes 3D models of over 1,700 anatomical structures.
Virtlab: A Virtual Laboratory Virtlab: A Virtual Laboratory Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry http://www.virtlab.com/main.aspx
MaMaMedia Designed for children of ages 5 to 12 and their families. Features activities that build kids' learning and technology skills online.
Exploratorium Newspaper Bridges Online Activities Site includes: Treasure Trove Learning Resources Library from National Science Digital Library (NSDL). Special Collections including a microscope imaging station, math explorer database, webcasts, podcasts and media downloads
The Mission Science Lab Designed for kids age 10–16 to learn basic principles of physics in a most entertaining way. click on a random object in the lab and complete a related mission. Meanwhile, theyre also trying to learn Professor XYZs secret identity and gain access to the final mission, Professor XYZs Grand Tour.
Wonderville http://www.wondervil le.ca/v1/home.html http://www.wondervil le.ca/v1/home.html 22 activities covering a wide range of science topics. Each animated activity opens up in its own window D not miss the The Robot Factory
BBC Science Clips http://www.bbc.co.uk/ schools/scienceclips/ag es/6_7/science_6_7.sht ml http://www.bbc.co.uk/ schools/scienceclips/ag es/6_7/science_6_7.sht ml Forces and Motion