Archive for May, 2010

Perfect Pitch – Music Instruction

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/perfectpitch/

Perfect Pitch is a music instruction tool developed by the Kennedy Center. This tool teaches students about traditional music group configurations and about the instruments in those groups.

Sort Fix

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://www.sortfix.com/

SortFix is a new search engine that could be used to help students learn to how to target their research queries.  It teaches web search strategies by focusing attention on key terms.

Donors Choose

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://www.donorschoose.org/

Do you have a special project in mind for your students? Is funding for the at project something that is preventing you from implementing it? DonorsChoose.org is an online charity connecting people to classrooms in need of help. Teachers post projects on the site and request donations for project’s resources.

Mathalicious

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://www.mathalicious.com/index.php

This site is aligned to math standards and presents lessons that address those lessons through engaging real-world applications.

The CreativeEducator Publication

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://www.thecreativeeducator.com

The Creative Educator publication is put out by Tech4Learning. This publication shares ideas and strategies for creating engaging lessons and learning in the classroom. Many of the ideas incorporate Tech4Learning tools but can be implemented with others.

C-Span Video Library – 20 Years of Video

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/

C-Span has over 20 years of video archives available for free at their site. Video archive spans from when they started in 1987 to the present totaling over 160,000 hours.

Wolframalpha for Educators

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://www.wolframalpha.com/educators/lessonplans.html

WolframAlpha is a relatively new search engine tool for the web. They have created a specific branch for educators.

Browse their collection of lesson plans from educators who use Wolfram|Alpha in the classroom.

Flux Studio – Simple Animation Tool

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://www.fluxtime.com/index.php

A very simple site that allows users to create basic animations, save, reuse, and share their creations.

Today’s Meet Back Channel

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://todaysmeet.com/

One of the drawbacks to attending a large keynote presentation is that you are stuck just listening to the presenter. You do not usually have an opportunity to participate or discuss with others what the presenter is sharing. TodaysMeet allows you to create a virtual room for others and yourself where people can share their ideas and thoughts in real-time as the presentation is taking place.

Picasso Head

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://www.mrpicassohead.com/

This site allows individuals to create illustrations in the style of a Picasso painting. Objects are dropped on to the “canvas” and manipulated by the individual to create an illustration.

AudioTool

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://www.audiotool.com/

Music creation tool that mimics the use of synthesizers, loops and samples.

CarryOutText – Text to MP3

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

http://www.carryouttext.com/Default.aspx

Import text from a document or copy/paste text to convert it to a MP3 file that can be downloaded and used in an MP3 Player.