Saturday, February 27, 2010

Prezis-for those who are sick of PowerPoint or looking for more....

Prezi is easy - Do all the work in p/point, save to pdf and the hyperlinks will remain. Watch-how to tutorials on prezi site
Check out these prezis to give you an idea of their potential as a presentation tool.

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2010 Death by PowerPoint-updated from 2008

New & Expanded version of Don McMillan's 2008 YouTube hit "Life After Death by PowerPoint".

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Teachers need to know how to screenshot too! 5 Steps to Online Safety

5 Steps to Internet Safety -Being able to take a screen capture is a very important skill for teachers. If inappropriate material is found it really helps if teachers can illustrate the material to facilitate the process of  blocking the site quickly. In the event of an error having a screen shot allows the IT help technicians to focus on the exact problem which helps to speed up the process of repairing the problem.

  "I have uploaded a copy of this to DocStoc and if you are using it at school to print and hand out to teachers, students, or parents in a non-profit manner (this means you're not making money off presenting the seminar) then go ahead and print away.  I am happy to share with schools and those who want to help others and are not profiting from it." COOL CAT TEACHER from 5 Steps to Online Safety

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Be Funky- Play with photos

BeFunky helps people turn their offline personalities within photos and videos into powerful online visual expressions.

See SBPS's  introduction to BeFunky.

Marvelous Photo Effects
-Get creative with 147 different effects
Fun! Fun! Fun!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Web2.0 tools you can use to support the Information Process-Sites2See

Centre for Learning Innovation presents:

Web 2.0 tools in the information skills process-Sites2See

There are six steps in the Information Process and Web2.0 tools can help at each step.

This is my Tagul cloud I made of this information about Web2.0tools in the Information Process.
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

WordItOut - a new Word Cloud Application

A Word Cloud is an attractive arrangement of randomly positioned words, where the most important words are bigger than the others.
  • Some people use them to summarise documents, reports or even answers to questionnaires.
  • Others simply think they look nice as pieces of art.

Made with WordItOut

New app approved- Student Response System- Stu Hasic

Student Response Network (SRN) is a powerful “virtual Clicker” student response system designed for use in school computer labs or with wireless laptop groups. It does away with the need for personal handheld “clicker” devices by providing a software-only solution for use with networked Windows desktops or laptops.

"SRN is a great add-on for QuizBoxes – have a look here: – this buzzer will give the first in and show who was second, third, fourth etc, but without timings.
I have response times and timeouts on the cards for the next major release of SRN along with some other great new features, but we can’t expect them until later in 2010." Stu Hasic

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Animoto for Educators now available.

 I was delighted to read on A hand-picked set of free Web programs to take to school this fall in the School Library Journal that: "Animoto became a hip, new resource used by librarians for creating quick library book trailers or attention-getting announcements. 

Image representing Animoto as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBase

However, most of us quickly discovered that our hard work was often blocked by school filtering systems. Now, the service has helped us to solve the accessibility problem by providing their Animoto for Educator's site, which allows K-12 educators the ability to use the software to create      exceptional clips for use in the classroom without the fear of unwanted content being accessed by students."

Animoto for Education - Bringing your classroom to live

3D in the classroom is here. Are you interested?

Make sure your classroom projector is 3D ready and prepare for the next trend in teaching.
With a 3D curriculum, you can create a  
completely immersive environment.
3D ready projectors operate in standard 2D and 3D modes automatically 
and are virtually the same price 
as a standard projector.

How does 3D work?
This imaging technology is so fast, it can actually produce TWO images on the screen at the same time: One for the “left” eye and one for the “right” eye. Then 3D glasses combine the two images to create an amazing 3D effect. Learning in 3D

Discover the advantages of teaching in 3D!

      Read this information about a trial in which  3D curriculum has been used: Classroom 3D case

      DLP Projector Advantages

       If you are interested in frequently asked questions click the following link: DLP Projectors

         Read more:Increase test scores. Teach in 3D