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Miscellaneous Educational Resources 2-12-13

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Some great web sites and resources for the week:

Find free, interactive, educational 3D images at 3D Toad: 3dtoad.com . Works on the iPad! <---- This one is Amazing!!!

Text students, colleagues, and parents for free with SendHub; great for BYOD campuses: sendhub.com/education/

Wallwisher Is Now Padlet goo.gl/fb/GgbHv (if you hae not tried this, pretty cool Web 2.0 toola nd works on iPads.  Use it for kids to post class interaction, questions, etc...

Create newspapers, brochures, posters, and flyers online easily with Printing Press: bit.ly/XPqwru (Does require flash - No iPads)

UNL's Dr. Guy Trainin shares 24 free apps for the one iPad classroom. youtube.com/watch?v=StnQQZ…

Good three-minute video tutorial on creating a diagram within a Google Doc: bit.ly/1151fRZ

1 Ninja Tricks for Making Evernote More Awesome buff.ly/HEwOIf

Cool Math -- A collection of games that are designed to be safe to use in the classroom, covering a variety of math subjects as well as reading, science and geography. http://www.coolmath4teachers.com/

Exploratorium -- As the website of San Francisco's Museum of Science, Art and Human Participation, Exploratorium links to a variety of online activities that make science fun. http://www.exploratorium.edu/ 

Melody Street -- A musical world where instruments come to life, offering games, music and online videos to help teach kids about instruments, melody and more. http://melodystreet.com/

Fun Brain -- Online games portal that focuses on games that have educational value for kids. Teachers can easily find games, curriculum and even flash cards that are perfect for whatever subject matter they're teaching. http://www.funbrain.com/teachers/index.html

Hippocampus -- A project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, the goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge. http://www.hippocampus.org/

iCivics -- Founded by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in US democracy. http://www.icivics.org/

Virtual Chemistry Lab: (needs Java installed) chm.davidson.edu/vce/index.html

Apps to Download - Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything http://www.schrockguide.net/workshop-apps.html

Create Fun Flipbooks With Animator for iPad | iPad Apps for School http://ipadapps4school.com/2013/02/01/create-fun-flipbooks-with-animator-for-ipad/

5 free programs educators shouldn't miss SmartBlogs http://goo.gl/bEnCx

For educators - showcase your students work with their own Flipping Book j.mp/Tqf5X0

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Essential Google Drive Skills For Teachers http://goo.gl/hkOuZ

A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment Tools goo.gl/fb/J5Pi3  (This ebook is downloaded here at Norris on the O drive in this location: O:\eBooks -Free)

Discover wonderful, free, educational videos at mobento.com. You can even search inside the video for spoken words.

NEW Podcast-how to use Testmoz a FREE online quiz-test generator-works great on the iPad, randomizes ?'s, and more youtu.be/UAPWxbVeHiw

Updated list of plagiarism checking tools: http://goo.gl/jBJiI

Some great distacne learning connections for your classroom!
NASA set to "hangout" with students via the International Space Station nasa.gov/connect/hangou…

Free Technology for Teachers: Have a Yellowstone Park Ranger Skype With Your Students http://goo.gl/eGSoz 

Twitter resources -- Are you on board yet???? Why not!
Education World: Using Twitter for Professional Development http://goo.gl/lOD4l  A FEW HASH TAGS FOR THE ELEM. TEACHERS: #elemchat   #kinderchat OR for general edu items try: #edchat

 @cybraryman1: My Twitter for Beginners: tinyurl.com/6a238y6 How to Chat: tinyurl.com/4utvwpd Ed Hashtags: bit.ly/5CyGvk

8 Useful and/or Fun Twitter Tools — Tony Vincent - Learning in Hand http://learninginhand.com/blog/8-useful-andor-fun-twitter-tools.html

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