Archive for the ‘September 4, 2008’ Category

Edmodo – Microblogging for Education

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

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http://www.edmodo.com/

Edmodo is a private microblogging platform developed for use in the classroom by teachers and students. Edmodo provides teachers and students the ability to share notes, links, and files to foster communication inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers also have the ability to post alerts, assignments, and events to share with their students.

Geobebra

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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http://www.geogebra.org/cms/

Geobebra is free software to help with students understanding of Algebra and Geometry. This software has been compared to the popular GeometerSketchpag. However, Geobebra is free!

Write Rhymes

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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http://www.writerhymes.com/

Have you ever struggled to find a word that rhymes with another when working with students on poetry. This site may help. Typing the troublesome “un-rhymable” and option-clicking this word will bring up a collection of single and multiple syllable words that rhyme with the word you “option-clicked.” Sound too good to be true? Give it a try!

Big Universe

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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 http://www.biguniverse.com/

“A World of Online Children’s Books”

This site not only allows you to read and link to their picture books, they include the tools to create and share your own picture book! Ever wanted to be a childrens’ book author? Have a look at this site!

LookyBook

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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http://www.lookybook.com/index.php

Lookybook is a site dedicated to picture books. They even let you embed their books into your web site:

If you’re looking to add some online literature to your classroom web site, this may be the ticket!

(click the eyeballs to view a larger version of the book)

Soungle

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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http://soungle.com

Have you ever been searching for the perfect sound effect for a presentation or multimedia project?  Well Soungle claims to be the simplest way to search and find sounds on the Internet.  Give it a try!

FontStruct

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/

Have you ever wanted to create your own font? If so, check this site out. Here you can use their free tool to create fonts and share them with the rest of the planet. There is also a huge collection of fonts others have created and shared on the site the you can dowload and use on your computer.

Lively

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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http://www.lively.com

Lively is one of the Google lab projects focusing on the development of virtual environments. It is currenlty in beta and users can sign up and experience Google’s take on virtual environments. Visitors interact with one another through their digital avatars in a “cartoon” like environment.

Memory Archive

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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http://www.memoryarchive.org

This is a site built on the same code that Wikipedia is built on. The focus of this site our people’s stories. Another nice example of the use of wikis to promote story telling.

Summize…now Twitter Search!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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 http://summize.com or http://search.twitter.com

Summize was bought by Twitter and now you can search the Twitter universe directly through Twitter. Search to see what people are currently “micro-blogging” about right now.

Sternest Meanings

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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http://www.sternestmeanings.com/

Stearnest Meanings is a bot (short for web robot) that creates anagrams out of what you type. Sternest Meanings is an anagram for “instant messenger.”

Not completely sure what an anagram is?  Check out www.anagramgenius.com for some “rawness.”  (…answers ;-)

Online Storage for Students

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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http://www.box.net

This site offers up to 1GB of free online storage. You can get more storage, but there is a cost. This is one of many companies providing online storage space sometimes referred to as a digital locker.