Archive for September, 2006


Thursday, September 7th, 2006


CaliforniaStreaming is more than an Internet provider of video and audio content, still images, and print resources in support of classroom curriculum. CaliforniaStreaming is California’s choice as a collaborative tool to enhance classroom opportunities and increase student motivation with student-produced projects, shared teacher tools, lessons, and much more-all specific to California’s needs!

teachers’s domain

Thursday, September 7th, 2006


Teachers’ Domain is an online educational service with two related components – collections and courses – that help teachers enhance their students’ learning experiences and advance their own teaching skills. The Teachers’ Domain collections include classroom-ready multimedia resources for use in lessons or independent study, and the Teacher Domain Professional Development courses utilize many of the same resources along with videos of exemplary classroom practice


Thursday, September 7th, 2006


The IHMC CmapTools software empowers users to construct, navigate, share, and criticize knowledge models represented as Concept Maps. This application is free and is similar to Inspiration.

Google Spreadsheets

Thursday, September 7th, 2006


This is a free web based spreadsheet application by Google.

Lunar Outpost Design Challenge

Thursday, September 7th, 2006


Mark your calendars:

Lunar Outpost Design Challenge

Challenge: October & November, 2006 (Grades 5-8)

Students will be challenged to design systems too support living and working on the moon. Registration begins in September.

NASA Quest Challenges are FREE web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes. The solutions relate to issues encountered daily by NASA personnel.

ASEC – Airspace System Education Cohort

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

The Airspace Systems Education Cohort is a nationwide network of motivated and creative teacher-mentors who inspire the next generation of explorers as only NASA can. Mentors engage students and teachers with quality NASA multimedia products that support math and science education in the context of Aerospace Technology. Look for an ASEC workshop in your area!

Social Studies Lesson – Chicago Tribune

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Oil In America – Chicago Tribune Report
Traces oil (gasoline) from a gas station in Chicago to it’s point of origin.

(Nice example of web technologies to tell a story.)

Welcome to the World of Scanning Electron Microscopy

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Iowa State University – Images of very small objects :-)


Thursday, September 7th, 2006


  • Highlight, Clip and Sticky-Note for any webpage
    • just as you would on paper –> write on any webpage!
    • make them private or public –> interact on any webpage!
  • Share your online findings with your friends and colleagues
    • complete with highlights and sticky notes
    • as lists, as blogs, as albums, as feeds, or via email
  • Diigo makes it easy to:
    • collect and compile your research findings


Thursday, September 7th, 2006


New web browser software, that incorporates your other web tools, such as Flickr.


Thursday, September 7th, 2006


A free tool, similar to Skype, but a little more IT friendly.


Thursday, September 7th, 2006


A digital (web based) locker for uploading, storing, and downloading files. A free 30 day trial is available on the site, and subscriptions are as low as $10 a year.