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Google Docs For Education

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Your school and students can have access to a complete graphics suite for editing photos and creating illustrations, music composition tool similar to Apple’s GarageBand, the presentation tool SlideRocket, and a nifty tool students can use to create bibliographies and cite resources for their creations. In GoogleDocs for education, within the Google Marketplace, schools can now add Aviary, SlideRocket, and EasyBib for free, no charge for educational licenses used within GoogleDocs for education.

Google Gravity

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/google_gravity/

This one is just for fun. You will need to be sure you are running the latest version of Chrome or Firefox web browsers to make sure this works.  After you see what happens, try doing a search too. It sh0uld work ;-)

Google+ User? Now Edit Your Photos Right Within Google+

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

http://plus.google.com

A while back Google had purchased picnic.com, a web application for easily editing photographs. This technology has now been incorporated into Google+. See the short tutorial below to see how to access the editing tools in Google+:

LeadingEdge – Online Certification for Teachers

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

http://www.myctap.org/index.php/region/ctap6

https://cueweb.cue.org/cueweb/PDW/PDWWebStore.aspx?pagecode=leadingedge

CTAP Region 6 is announcing an Online Teacher Certification Course from the Leading Edge Alliance, a partnership of the leading educational technology organizations in California. The goal of Leading Edge Certification is to help each participant become a more effective online instructor and to provide a learning context that interests, excites, and challenges participants to explore effective teaching practices.

Mind42 – Graphic Organizer Tool

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

http://mind42.com/

Manage all your ideas, whether alone, twosome or working together with the whole world – collaborative, browser-based and for free.

Google Revamps Docs Presentation Tool!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Google has update their presentation tool with over 50 new features. These features include transitions, animations, new themes, drawings, tables, and more!

http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/10/fresh-start-for-google-presentations.html

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/fresh-start-for-google-presentations.html

Graph Words

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

http://graphwords.com/

It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it. This tool is created in HTM5 so it works on iPads and other iOS devices.

Comcast – InternetEssentials Low Cost Internet

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

http://internetessentials.com/

Internet Essentials is a Comcast program to support families with low cost home Internet access. This program is targeting those students’ families that qualify for free or reduced school lunch programs.

AnimMaps

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

http://www.animaps.com/#!home

Nice tool for creating GoogleLit Trip like maps.

QuickScreenShare

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

http://QuickScreenShare.com

Free screen sharing tool that allows supporting remote users. This tool is web based and easy to use.

Codify for the iPad

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

There has been much discussion about the limitations of creating content on the iPad. Codify allows the user to code and play their creations directly on the iPad.

Editors Room – News and Media Videos

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

http://editorsroom.5minmedia.com/

Library includes tens of thousands of videos across 20 categories and over 140 sub-categories, which are professionally produced and brand-safe. All free. This could be a good resource for teachers.