Archive for the ‘September 2, 2010’ Category

YouTube Channels – Oregon State University

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/user/OregonStateUniv#p/p

YouTube allows organizations to create channels. This then then allows people to subscribe to channels (RSS) so when new things are posted you get notified. As more and more video content goes digital, and hardware devices are created to allow you to connect this content to your flat panels, a la Apple TV, understanding how channels work could be a useful tool!

One example is the Oregon State University channel. Here you can find everything from time lapse photography of Earth from the International Space Station to horses on treadmills.

ISTE – Wikispaces Site on Critical Thinking & The Web

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

http://critical-thinking.iste.wikispaces.net/Web+Resources

Tools and resources that can help students evaluate the information they find online.

ConceptuaMath – (Free Fractions Tools)

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

http://www.conceptuamath.com/fractions.html#IdentifyingFractions

This site provides commercial resources that can be purchased to help teach mathematics concepts. However, they do have some free tools that can be used to help teach the concepts of fractions. These might be useful when you get to the concept of fractions.

Copyright and Fair Use Explained

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Scribus – OpenSource Desktop Publishing Software

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

http://www.scribus.net/

Scribus is an OpenSource (free) desktop publishing application that comes in versions for Macintosh, Windows and Linux. It has professional level output capabilities CMYK color, seperations, Spot Colors, ICC color management and can be used to export to PDF.

Inkscape – Free Vector Based Drawing Application

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

http://www.inkscape.org/

This is an OpenSource (free) vector based drawing program. There are version for Macintosh, Windows and Linux.

CrocDoc

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

http://crocodoc.com/

“Crocodoc takes your PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations, and lets you view and mark them up online. Documents can be shared with others, who can collaboratively highlight or strikeout text, add notes and comments, and make revisions. All files are stored securely on our servers, and can be password protected and encrypted for maximum security.”

Be NetSavy

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

http://www.bnetsavvy.org/wp/internet-safety-month-sharing-information/

A great site with wonderful ideas and tips for parents and educators for helping students to navigate our digital world safely.

Docs Teach – The National Archives Experience

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

http://docsteach.org/activities

“Turn your students into historians with primary-source based activities that develop historical thinking skills. Activities are ready to use in your classroom. Or alter an existing activity to fit your unique needs. Exchange primary source documents and modify activity instructions. Log in to borrow from an even larger selection from fellow educators.”

The College Mindset of 2013

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2013.php

What is the mindset of the college student graduating in 2013? Check out this resource to see where they’re coming from…or any other year for that matter starting with the graduating class of 2002.

GoGooligans – Student Friendly Search Engine

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

http://gogooligans.com/

A safe search engine for students that utilizes Google’s Safe Search technologies.

HarperCollins Publishers – Free Access to Digital Books

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

http://browseinside.harpercollins.com/

You can browse current books published by Harper Collins and actually read some of their books completely online for free.