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Miscellaneous Educational Resources 2-21-13

Thursday, February 21, 2013




Misc web resources and tools:

I know some of our staff is already using this great tool, but if you are an Elementary teacher and have not checked it out.... now is the time! New post: Using Class Dojo to Motivate Your Students - goo.gl/fb/6kpFr 

PBS LearningMedia offers thousands of videos for classroom use FREE: pbslearningmedia.org I know I have mentioned the PBS resources before, I would suggest getting signed up for their monthly emails to keep informed. 

Tech Learning : Top 100 Sites of 2012. This is a nice list with many new sites I had not used!

If you are a drop box user, this is a great article about additional tools: hongkiat.com/blog/dropbox-t…  Some awesome tools!

Top 20 educational technology Livebinders you should not miss: bit.ly/T5yMqk

Great history resource: Decades on American history. Also check out their links at the bottom of the page. 

The Teacher's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use - edudemic.com/2013/02/teache…

A Search Engine other than Google??  Maybe Hakia? http://teachamazing.com/hakia-semantic-search-portal/

Calendar: The ultimate guide  This is a great guide. How to add multiple calendars on your phone, etc... 

Twitter tools: 
Many image tweeting services exist. Probably the most popular is TwitPic. http://twitpic.com/ Here's a tool that delivers e-learning and audio as well. ScreenTweet does the job.  http://goo.gl/7bHr7

Are you involved with any Twitter Chats? If so, this site/tool may be a keeper! http://tweetchat.com/


IOS Apps
So you want some IOS apps... Here is an APP Smackdown Google Spreadsheet list that was recently used at another Nebraska school: bit.ly/15vK4bA 

Love the graphics of Random Name Selector iOS app; great for the classroom and free! bit.ly/WAVp6j

Penultimate Now a free IOS app. Download and use this resource: Taking the Penultimate Notes ow.ly/hLq7H

4 Apps for Taking Notes by  iPad.AppStorm  (Apps are not free, but if you took advantage of the free Penulate IOS app offer above, you already have one of these apps!) http://ipad.appstorm.net/roundups/design/4-apps-for-taking-notes/

IOS App/Android App:
CamNote: Snap handwritten notes to the cloud in Android and iOS (review) | ZDNet Free app: http://goo.gl/bkavU

Google, Gmail, Chrome and more...

A Short Guide to Using Google Drive on Your iPad  http://goo.gl/3GZuf  This free ebook (PDF format) is already downloaded and on our O drive folder: O:\eBooks -Free. Sync it to your iPad and your ready to go!

10 Chrome tricks to improve your browsing experience by TechRepublic -Great list! http://goo.gl/Gnyqd

How To Backup Your Data from the Cloud with Google Takeout: http://goo.gl/9UVVn 

This  Gmail trick is a must have for any teacher whose students do not have email accounts. http://goo.gl/tO6v1

How to get the most out of the new Google Forms: blog.ditoweb.com/2013/02/how-to…

EBooks 

I have promoted the CK12 ebooks in the past, here's how to make one by Richad Byrne  (@rmbyrneNew post: How to Create CK-12 Flexbooks goo.gl/fb/ozxzt

Project Guttenberg adds Dropbox support, perfect for synching ebooks to all your devices: bit.ly/14ZPt9r

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