All Blog Posts Tagged 'tools' (58)

Weekend Website #13: MS Office--03 to 07

This is a two-fer, for those who are upgrading from Office 2003 to 2007. Here are the sites that will show you where all your favorite commands have gone in that pesky, confusing ribbon at the top of the


excel 2007

Added by Jacqui Murray on June 25, 2010 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Let Go and Let Learn | eLearning Today TV

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 18, 2010 at 8:24am — No Comments

Integration of Technology in the Classroom | e-Learning Today TV

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 11, 2010 at 8:02am — No Comments

21st Century Education is Happening: What does it look like?

The video posted on this page on 21st Century Learning suggests requirements that neither make all schools the same, nor require we drop everything we do. But it does suggest a framework for renewal. We need to:
  • Use a project/problem based curriculum and experiential learning
  • Have students address real world problems
  • Nurture and support creativity
  • Instill curiosity -- lifelong
  • See the arts as…

Added by Jeff Leppard on May 9, 2010 at 8:10pm — 2 Comments

eLearningToday.TV | Building a PLN as an Educator

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 5, 2010 at 7:42am — No Comments

Teach Kids Not Subjects

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 30, 2010 at 7:46am — No Comments

TESOL Confgerence 2010 Re-Imagining TESOL, Boston, Mass

I have just returned from the annual TESOL Conference in Boston, Mass. I am so energized with all of the information that was provided in the CALL sessions. There are so many online tools that can be used with our ESL/EFL students in the classroom. I would like to share some of the sessions that I attended.

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an… Continue

Added by Carol E. Kubota on March 30, 2010 at 8:55am — No Comments

How to start creating video in the classroom!

This week at the ITSC conference in Portland OR, I was really shocked at the amount of demand for anything to do with teachers learning how to use video creation in the classroom.

Those sessions looked to be full and maybe even overflowing!

As a media producer, I create video projects for the web for my clients so I am doing this week in and week out. I also

So, how many of you are wanting to get some help with the "How To" on… Continue

Added by Jay Noggle on February 18, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

The days of the netbook are over...

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

Well, at least according to Stuart Miles, founder and editor of technology blog Pocket Lint, as quoted today in a BBC technology article. The article discusses the success of Netbooks as the very possible "undoing" of them as a sustainable, cheaper, popular option for portable computing...especially… Continue

Added by Meg H on December 28, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

What do planet Earth, Madonna and Google all have in common? They are constantly evolving. Unlike the Earth and Madonna however, Google’s technology can really facilitate success. These services will…

What do planet Earth, Madonna and Google all have in common? They are constantly evolving. Unlike the Earth and Madonna however, Google’s technology can really facilitate success. These services will allow you to streamline your productivity and be on the forefront of technology—all the while putting you ahead of the curve in professional and personal spheres. Here are 25 of the best, most obscure Google programs that you’ve never heard of…


Universal Search… Continue

Added by Allie Freeland on November 18, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Changing with the thoughts on classroom technology

It has been said that, “the only constant is change itself.” Though difficult at times, we know that change breeds growth, a necessary part of life.

As teaching veteran with a quarter of a century's experience, I can say without hesitation that I have seen technology “change the face of education.” Literally amazed at times, I have watched in awe, as technology transformed the dynamic of my classroom in the most profound way. Through hard work, professional readings, and the… Continue

Added by Stacy Bodin on September 7, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

DIY Videos for Class Projects & Events

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

A number of educators are starting to use video technology to capture everything from class drama projects, to school activities and outings, or to make available supplementary notes or how-to instructions for assignments and projects. These video-taped items are typically made available to students via classroom computer(s) or the library's computers, however, many teachers are now taking advantage of… Continue

Added by Meg H on July 25, 2009 at 12:33am — No Comments

Can Wordnik be Used as a Literacy Tool?

The common problem with getting students to turn to dictionaries or similar tools to verify spelling, pronunciation, or simply learn the meaning of a word, is the basic limitations of the experience. When a generation that has grown up participating in and / or leading the creation of narrative online (via their social networks and blogs) is faced with a non-to-low interactive and non-social experience, we can easily predict the outcome: boredom and disinterest, and they will only do it if… Continue

Added by Meg H on June 25, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

EduBloggerCon - I'll be attending! (jcostilla)

I'll be there... jcostilla

EduBloggerCon / Classroom 2.0 "LIVE in DC" 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Main Room 206!

This is an international… Continue

Added by John Costilla on June 24, 2009 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Cell Phones in the classroom

I'm interested in hearing from anyone who is currently using, or thinking about using cellphones as part of integrated classroom technology. Anyone?

Added by Gary Bates on June 16, 2009 at 11:55am — 8 Comments

Simply the Best?

I love this blog post response to a leading news publication that states the following:

You Call These The “Best”?


Added by John Costilla on April 24, 2009 at 7:14am — No Comments

Using Internet Story Boarding Tools in Education

[This is a partial reproduction of the original post at, where I blog about the expanding array of free or low cost web based tools that are being used in instructional environments to better engage students, and to enrich the learning process. Stop by and check out a topic of interest today! - KW]

Today, the Internet abounds with tools that enable people of all levels of creativity to develop “digital… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on April 14, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Media-new for me

Ok-it's spring break and I've been up since 6 a. m. Not because I couldn't sleep, just because I like to get up early. I've spent the last 3 hours messing around with web tools I haven't had time to play with when school's in session. Yes, I think I am a nerd. But that's ok. I've been called worse.

The first type of media I started on this morning was Glogster. It's going to take a little bit more for me to get used to it. I set up an account for each of my 100 students. So now I'm… Continue

Added by Klista Lawyer-Reynolds on March 18, 2009 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Cool Web 2.0 for k-4

Looking for and sharing k-4 web 2.o tools.

Number one:

Powered by Disney; students can create stories, cards, doodles, and animated movie shorts by dragging and dropping. Also comes with great video tutorials. [Free]

Number two:

Powered by JamBav; they are working through a beta version that allows teachers to create a classroom specific url. Much like Kerpoof, students create cartoons that are commented on by others. Great for teachers… Continue

Added by Jason Kornoely on March 1, 2009 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Free Internet/Online Tools to Increase Student Achivement

Okay - Right now I'm at the above workshop at the NCCE Conference. It's been put together by Becky Firth and Kathy Dorr. Check out their wiki at

Anyway - I thought I would make a link here of all the sites they're sharing so I could easily access it later. Essentially an online version of Inspiration. It's a brainstorming software tool. I personally… Continue

Added by Patrick Kutkey on February 18, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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