Archive for the ‘June 1, 2006’ Category

StaySafeOnline.org – National Cyber Security Alliance

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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http://staysafeonline.org/connectedandprotected.html

Information for Educators
Basic information teachers, professors and administrators can use to help children and young adults stay safe online.
K-12 Curricula, Higher Education, School Administrators, Social Networking Tips

Family and Children
Practical tips and resources parents can use to help their children safely surf the Internet.
Protect Your Children Online, Cyber Safety Tips, Child Filter Resources, Social Networking Tips

The Media Family: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Their Parents

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Full Report Available at:  http://www.kff.org/entmedia/upload/7500.pdf 

NASA’s Kids Club

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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http://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub

At the National Science Teachers Association’s annual conference in April, NASA announced a new web site, called Kids’ Club, that features animated, entertaining, and educational activities for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Interactive games on the site teach children about exploring space, building and launching rockets, keeping airplanes on schedule, how a comet travels through the solar system, and more. The site serves a dual purpose, NASA said: Children can play games at home for entertainment, and educators can use it as a fun way to reach students in the classroom, during after-school programs, or anywhere children and computers are together. “Our goal with the Kids’ Club is to provide a medium that encourages children’s interest in exploring the subjects important to developing early skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,” said Angela Phillips Diaz, NASA’s acting assistant administrator for education. “The Kids’ Club combines entertainment with NASA’s unique mission content and educational resources.” Educational games and activities were developed for five different skill levels and reportedly support various national education standards in science and math.

Gliffy – Web Based Graphic Organizer

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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http://www.gliffy.com

Create flowcharts, webs, and graphic organizers using your web browser. Similar to the commonly used Inspiration software.

Thinkfree – Office Online

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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http://www.thinkfree.com

BONUS!
·  Get FREE 1GB Online file storage
·  Access important files
from any computer.

Jamendo

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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http://www.jamendo.com

jamendo is a new model for artists to promote, publish, and be paid for their music.

On jamendo, the artists distribute their music under Creative Commons licenses. In a nutshell, they allow you to download, remix and share their music freely. It’s a “Some rights reserved” agreement, perfectly suited for the new century.

These new rules make jamendo able to use the new powerful means of digital distribution like Peer-to-Peer networks such as BitTorrent or eMule to legally distribute albums at near-zero cost.

jamendo users can discover and share albums, but also review them or start a discussion on the forums. Albums are democratically rated based on the visitors’ reviews. If they fancy an artist they can support him by making a donation.
jamendo is the only platform that joins together :

  • A legal framework protecting the artists (thanks to the Creative Commons licenses).
  • Free, simple and quick access to the music, for everyone.
  • The use of the lastest Peer-to-Peer technologies
  • The possibility of making direct donations to the artists.

An adaptive music recommendation system based on iRATE to help listeners discover new artists based on their tastes and on other criterias such as their location

Vaestro- Asynchronous Voice Discussion

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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http://vaestro.com/index.php

Vaestro is audio forum software that you can use on your website for free. Talk to your friends, host interactive podcasts, or use it like an audio blog. With Vaestro, everyone has a chance to speak and be heard.

IMMEX – UCLA National Science Foundation Grant Project

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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http://www.immex.ucla.edu/ 

What is IMMEX? Click link to read more…  http://www.immex.ucla.edu/docs/publications/pdf/iste.pdf 

Google Notebook

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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http://www.google.com/notebook/

Simailar to MS OneNote in ability…however no collaboration.

http://www.google.com/googlenotebook/overview.html

 

Mozzilla – Firefox Add-Ons

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

http://amb.vis.ne.jp/mozilla/scrapbook/index.php?lang=en

Scrapbook – ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and manage the collection. Key features are lightness, speed, accuracy and multi-language support. Major features are:

Text edit feature resembling Opera’s Notes

NASA’s World Wind

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/

World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.Virtually visit any place in the world. Look across the Andes, into the Grand Canyon, over the Alps, or along the African Sahara… 

 

BeanArena

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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http://beanarena.com

Create engaging interactive lessons that are relevant to your style of teaching. Lessons can be used for in-class instruction and then given as assignments for homework.Lessons created with BeanArena make learning fun for your students. Import rich media assets and imagery to bring your curriculum to life. BeanArena’s Lesson Builder interface gives you the freedom to design instructional materials the way you feel is best.

Express your instructional style without being locked down to predefined templates and formats that make every lesson look the same.