Archive for the ‘March 11, 2010’ Category

CarrotSticks – Multi-Player Math Skills Game

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://www.carrotsticks.com/

CarrotSticks is an online multiplayer game that improves math skills for 1st-5th graders as they practice and compete with peers around the world! For teachers and classroom use it is free. Be sure to contact them for more information their free classroom edition.

MathLive

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me5l/html/Math5.html

From our friends to the North, Alberta, Cananda’s Education department created some slick mathematics resources targeting upper elementary age math skills. ┬áIf you’re interested, the Alberta Ed site can also be found at http://www.learnalberta.ca/Home.aspx?lang=en

(It appears you have to request guest access, since some of their resources are licensed for Canadian teachers only…, http://www.learnalberta.ca/UsingThisSite.aspx?HelpItem=HelpTeachersOutside&lang=en )

U.S. Department of Education National Education Technology Plan 2010

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010

TimeToast

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://www.timetoast.com/

TimeToast is a free tool to create timelines which then can be embedded into other web sites, Google Earth, or even Moodle.

U.S. Common Core Standards Proposal

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://www.corestandards.org/

The draft from the Common Core State Standards Initiative is available for download. 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia authored the proposal. The standards are open for public comment until Friday, April 2… and yes, California was one of the 48 states that helped author this proposal.

LibriVox – Public Domain Audio Books

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://librivox.org/

I’ve always thought creating a web site that would allow a class to collaborate on creating an audio book for classroom literature would be a great project (provided it wasn’t shared with people outside of class). This site has taken literature that is now in the public domain and did just that! …Download completed audio books or sign-up to become a reader!

AlternativeTo – Looking for software alternatives?

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://alternativeto.net/

This site well help you find different alternatives to some of the more popular commercial software applications. Many times these alternatives are a much lower cost or even free!

SafeShare.tv

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://www.safeshare.tv/

Easy way to share YouTube videos without advertising or any other links to other YouTube videos or sites. Using this tool will create a link that you can add to a web site and it will only display the selected video.

DVDVideoSoft – Video File Conversion Tool (Windows Only)

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://dvdvideosoft.com/

Occasionally you might run into a situation where you need a video file in a specific format for loading onto a web site. This free tool allows you to convert to-and-from almost all the most common video file formats.

Pixlr – Free Web Based Photo Editing Tool

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://pixlr.com/

This web based application allows you to import images for editing or create images from scratch. It uses a very “Photoshop” like user interface. It appears to be a nice alternative to Photoshop or other commercial image editing software.

Meehive

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://www.meehive.com/

Meehive lets you gather all your favorite sources of digital information and place them in a single online custom “newspaper.”

Youblisher.com

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

http://youblisher.com/

Add some flash to your PDF document… Turn any PDF document into an animated e-book.