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Miscellaneous Educational Resources 3-14-13

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Some web 2.0 tools and websites:

Last week was World Math Day. Find lots of great resources here: bit.ly/XCxwLa (Great for year long use too!)

This may be one to share with elementary parents. - http://www.zoowhiz.com/ Easily adaptable system to make learning fun & interactive for children j.mp/Q6peev  It's designed  for a parent to create an account for their child.  It's free, but does have additional content for a subscription price too. (It took me a while to setup a child and parent account, but looked like it would be worth the effort.)

More Twitter Resources:
Cyberman's web site has a ton of great resources.  Here is his Amazing list of Education hashtags for Twitter!! goo.gl/YPElr

Google Hangouts:
How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts Edutopia Article


Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By Teachers.  These are some great lists and tools! 

Some great YouTube tools:
Dragontape – Create Custom YouTube Mixes. This site allows you to search for YouTube videos and drag them to a timeline. You can then trim each movie’s beginning and ending points. http://teachamazing.com/dragontape-create-custom-youtube-mixes/

Install the Quietube bookmarklet (quietube.com) to show YouTube videos without all the distractions and ads.  I like this one, because it does not load an extension, etc... It is just a book mark on your bookmark bar. 

Annotate web pages with this site:
Use Bounce (bounceapp.com) to annotate a website for students to use in a lesson. This is a really nice tool, but it tool me a few seconds to figure out where to find your page link once you have annotated a web page. It is different than just grabbing a screenshot, you will see what I mean with the following link:
Here is a sample annotation: http://www.bounceapp.com/89343

Here is the key:
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