Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sites Along The Way: You Don't Want To Miss These 07/17/2011 (a.m.)

  • tags: instructional technology technology learning teaching integration web 2.0 cloud computing computer E-Learning powerpoint rapid elearning blog

    • PowerPoint 2010 has built on that success and added a lot of features that will make the production process that much more efficient.  I can’t cover everything in a single post, so I am going to share five of the features I use most when creating elearning content with PowerPoint 2010.
  • Try these great math apps the next time you are looking for a new way to challenge your children with their number work. These apps are tried and tested classroom tools and would be a great addition to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

    They are aimed at kids between 5 and 12 years old, but grown ups can have just as much fun testing their brains with one of these innovative games.

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    • Try these great math apps the next time you are looking for a new way to challenge your children with their number work. These apps are tried and tested classroom tools and would be a great addition to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

       

      They are aimed at kids between 5 and 12 years old, but grown ups can have just as much fun testing their brains with one of these innovative games.

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    • Online Sticky Note Collaboration

       
       
       

      Add, discuss and organize ideas from multiple locations before, during and after (or instead of) your meetings.

       
       

      Build a storm using Edistorm Templates or leverage your existing business processes. Measure results with instant voting and reporting.

       
        
         
       
       
        No software to install. Works on any web browser, iPad™, iPhone™ or SMART Board™. 
  • "Increasingly, educators globally are transforming their classroom using Skype to create powerful, authentic, motivating learning experiences for their students.

    PDF version of the Skype guide

    From connecting with classrooms in other locations to learning about each others’ culture to connecting with content experts – educators are extending learning beyond classroom walls.

    So how do you use Skype effectively with your class?"

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  • We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. The following tools have not been verified and are simply based on the number of times each was mentioned on Twitter during this hashtag discussion.


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    • Languages Online logo  
       Free resources for language teachers and students
    • nload these free programs and create your own interactive games and activities. Follow the simple steps to add your own text, pictures or voice recordings. Suitable for all languages!
  • Innovative and creative. Fun, interactive storymaking site for kids!

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  • "Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It's lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it just works. "

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  • Zang Zang allows you to pull in photos from sites on the web (Facebook, Kodak, etc) and share. Others can contribute, as well.

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  • "We all know that teachers are always looking for tools, references, and resources for classrooms. Well, here's 80 "must see" trial, free, and paid websites recommended by Edutopia community members. Keep this list in your back pocket! It might come in handy. "

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  • "Features

    Make 2D screen based cartoon stories to illustrate conversations and dialogues. Stories can include an unlimited number of frames and are view frame by frame. Each frame can include:

    Images: Drag and drop library items onto the frame, or import your own digital photos or images saved from the web.
    Text bubbles: Select from a range text bubbles and information boxes. Drag and drop onto the frame and start typing! Text can be in any language and any script.
    Voice recordings: Add new voice recordings using the simple built in recording panel. You can also add recordings already saved on your computer.

    Stories are saved on your computer as HTML page (webpages), and can easily viewed by others on any computer using a web browser such as Internet Explorer. Stories can also be printed. Completed stories can also be loaded back into the Cartoon Story Maker and edited or added to.



    A character from the image library sits infront of an imported background image found on the web.

    Features list

    character and background libraries
    import your own images
    text bubbles and information boxes
    accent key panel
    import voice recordings
    built in recorder to add your own voice recordings
    unlimited number of frames
    copy and paste frames
    preview
    print function
    saved stories can be opened and edited
    copy and paste text from other documents
    help files (available online and included in the program)

    See the Help files for more details. "

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        Sentence game maker icon Cartoon Story Maker

         
          
          
          
         Downloads... 
          
         Information... 
          
         Examples... 
          
          Cartoon Story Maker v1.1 Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7(2.6MB) To install click on the link, select 'Run' (or 'Open'), and follow the prompts.

          Storyboard planning sheet (pdf 56kb). Plan your story first. Black and white master for photocopying.

          Help files (pdf 493kb). Print friendly version.

          <!-- <IMG SRC="../../images/bullet.gif" WIDTH=14 HEIGHT=9 alt=""><a class="homelink" href="../../pdfs/Game Maker rubric.doc">Assessment Rubric</a><span class="text2"> (Word 76kb) A sample rubric for teachers to assess students' work in making an interactive language game.</span><br><br>-->    
            
           Chinese
          Introductions
          ESL
          Phone call
          French
          My day in Paris
          My place
          At the chemist
          German
          My family
          Greek
          At the market
          At the cafe
          Indonesian
          At the market
          Phone call
          Italian
          Tour of Rome
          At the shop
          Running late
          Favorite pastimes
          Japanese
          Ordering a meal
          
         
                    

        A quick look at the Cartoon Story Maker

            
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        Features

         
         

        Make 2D screen based cartoon stories to illustrate conversations and dialogues. Stories can include an unlimited number of frames and are view frame by frame. Each frame can include:

         
        • Images: Drag and drop library items onto the frame, or import your own digital photos or images saved from the web. 
        • Text bubbles: Select from a range text bubbles and information boxes. Drag and drop onto the frame and start typing! Text can be in any language and any script. 
        • Voice recordings: Add new voice recordings using the simple built in recording panel. You can also add recordings already saved on your computer.  
        • character and background libraries 
        • import your own images 
        • text bubbles and information boxes 
        • accent key panel 
        • import voice recordings 
        • built in recorder to add your own voice recordings 
        • unlimited number of frames 
        • copy and paste frames 
        • preview 
          • print function 
          • saved stories can be opened and edited 
          • copy and paste text from other documents 
          • help files (available online and included in the program) 
           

          See the Help files for more details.  

      • Math Verisioin of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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      • Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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