Archive for February, 2008

Nice Model of Electronic Resource Sharing

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Michelle Krill, the technology coordinator at Southwestern School District in Hanover, PA has developed a site where teachers have created resources that follow the Houghton Mifflin language arts textbook adoption. They have shared them on their web site which is available here:

http://www.swsd.k12.pa.us/~michelle_krill/Student_FirstGrade.htm 

(These are actually the first grade resoures, but the links in the left margin will take you to the additional grade level resources.)

 This is an excellent example of teachers across a school district sharing resources via the web.

 What do you think?

Epson 400w Short Throw Projector

Friday, February 8th, 2008

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http://www.epson.com/cmc_upload/pdf/PL400NewsReleaseFINAL.pdf

This projector allows for a horizontal mounting off the front wall of your classroom. The projector is mounted on a 3′ bar that attaches to the wall.  This would seem like a great projector in older classrooms which were never designed for LCD projectors.

 Here are some specs:

Epson 400w Short Throw / Widescreen Projector: $1099 + $300 for Pole Mount

1800 ANSI Lumens

WXGA Resolution

60″ Image at 2′

3000/4000 Hr Lamp Life (Hi/Lo Modes)

7 Watt Speaker

Closed Captioning

RJ45 Networking

Instant On/Off

Shipping March 08

NetSmartz

Friday, February 8th, 2008

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www.netsmartz.org

A web site dedicated to information related to keeping children safe while using the Internet.

CTAP4 – One Stop Shop on Internet Safety

Friday, February 8th, 2008

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http://www.ctap4.org/cybersafety/

A bunch of excellent information and resources to keep children safe while using the Internet.

iSafe

Friday, February 8th, 2008

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www.isafe.org

Just for fun- Visual Multiplication

Friday, February 8th, 2008

WeGame

Friday, February 8th, 2008

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http://wegame.com/

In the area of machinima, taking popular 3d vitural game environments and creating short story films, this site provides those insterested with the tools to capture the action and share completed productions.