Archive for the ‘May 7, 2009’ Category

Fuel Your Creativity

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Site dedicated to the work of “professionals” in the arts, publishing, and communications world. Resources within this site may spark ideas…

California Governor Approves Initiative for OpenSource Textbooks

Thursday, May 7th, 2009


A sign of the severe trouble ahead with the State budget, or very forward thinking?


Thursday, May 7th, 2009


New graphic organizer application that is web based and can be installed on Windows, Macintosh or Linux computers.


Just For Fun! Create a Pollock Masterpiece

Thursday, May 7th, 2009


Try your hand at a little “splatter” art!

Easy Creative Commons Search on Flickr Tool

Thursday, May 7th, 2009


Looking for a tool to easily search images on Flickr that are licensened under Creative Commons? might be just the tool! Give it a try :-)

Virtual Field Trips

Thursday, May 7th, 2009


A growing list of virtual field trips and associated lessons.

A virtual field trip takes students on a tour of a location using a series of web sites that have been linked together, creating a guided experience.


Thursday, May 7th, 2009


Create Your Own “YouTube” like site to share classroom video projects, teacher created screencast tutorials, or other video resources.

Here is an example of a Fliggo site dedicated to geography:

Fliggo sites can be password protected to ensure only those you want to have access can view the videos.


Thursday, May 7th, 2009


Create surveys on line using Twitter and twtpoll.



Thursday, May 7th, 2009


Quickly create slide shows from photographs you can share and embed into your classroom Moodle site (web site/blog/etc.)!
Roy Lichtenstein on PhotoPeach

Samanimation – Tufts University

Thursday, May 7th, 2009


Free animation software designed specifically with students in mind. Teachers can sign up for an education account and organize students into classrooms where students can share their work.

YouTube Video Downloader Plug-in For Firefox

Thursday, May 7th, 2009



Thursday, May 7th, 2009


This site is being developed by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the static traditional Western art history textbook

“We are dissatisfied with the large expensive art history textbook. We find that they are difficult for many students, contain too many images, and just are not particularly engaging. In addition, we find the web resources developed by publishers to be woefully uncreative…”

More info about Smarthistory …