30 August 2013

Corn Maze in Google Maps

Try the new Corn Maze in Google Maps


Have a look at the Google Earth corn maze in Edmonton. 
This is a really nice idea on how to show learners how to navigate in Google Maps.
Brilliant!!




27 August 2013

Did you know The 2013 version

Did you know The 2013 version


AWESOME, have a look!!

Facebook for teachers

Facebook for teachers


This is another Facebook for teachers.

This goes more in depth and shows you how to change piracy settings, 
keeping you safe, responsibility etc

Very good!


Facebook manual for teachers

Facebook manual for teachers


Here is a very good introduction for teachers on how to use 
Facebook in the classroom!
The file is 3.5 MB big


Why parents hate Facebook

Why parents hate Facebook


There are some very interesting stats here.
Have a good read!!

26 August 2013

Did You Know 3.0 (Officially updated for 2012)

Did You Know 3.0 (Officially updated for 2012)


I prefer the sound from the previous clips, but this is the new updated version!!
Very good!!

21st Century learning

21st Century learning


This is a very good, thought provocing video.
Have a watch, it is only just under 3 minutes long!!
Bloom's Taxonomy poster

Very cool!!

Bloom's Taxonomy poster

Bloom's Taxonomy poster


This is really cool!
Right click and open, then save and print!!

25 August 2013

Geogebra

Geogebra 




Geogebra  is a fabulous tool for any math teachers and students! 
The ability to dynamically look at mathematical concepts for free 
makes it one of the most useful web 2.0 tools for teaching and 
learning mathematics. 

There are also loads of materials and worksheets which are being 
shared on geogebratube.org.


21 August 2013

Pics4Learning

Pics4Learning



Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students 
can use the copyright-friendly photos & images for classrooms, multimedia 
projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any projects in an educational setting.
Very nice


Animated Science Lessons for Children

Animated Science Lessons for Children


The Children's University of Manchester has great collections of 
animated lessons covering seven science subjects for students of 
early elementary/ primary school age. The lessons cover The Body 
and Medicine, Energy and Environment, Earth and Beyond, Teeth
 and Eating, Micro-organisms, The Brain, and Exercise.


FontViewer

FontViewer


FontViewer is a small donloaded program that is installed on your computer.
You can arrange and view a large number of fonts which are installed on your 
computer, applying their various styles to text of your choice.
Font Viewer renders all installed font families in a scrollable grid view, 
and allows you to change the size, color, background-color and displayed text, 
all at the touch of a button.
Very cool!!


Your PC’s Font Viewer

Your PC’s Font Viewer


Sometimes when you are deciding which font to use takes a little longer than I’d like.  
A free web tool I found today will make that a whole lot easier.  
‘Your PC’s Font Viewer!!’  magically reads all the fonts installed on your 
computer as soon as you go to the website. 
This is really cool!!


16 August 2013

Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has a great selection of 
hands-on activities that teachers can use offline in their classrooms. 
There are activities for twelve topics that go from preschool to High School.
You can do a search for an activity by selecting the grade level and then the topic.
Some of the activities even have a step by step guide to making it.
Have a look at building a wind turbine as an example


AWESOME!!


The Story of Physics

The Story of Physics


This is a great animation about the history of physics.
It is only just under 4 minutes long.
Definitely worth a watch!!

McGraw Hill Mathematics eGlossary

McGraw Hill Mathematics eGlossary



This is really cool!!
The McGraw Hill Mathematics eGlossary provides written and 
verbal definitions and explanations of mathematics terms. 
The glossary is divided by grade level. 
Select your grade level then the first letter of the term for which you need an explanation. 
The explanation is offered in text form as well as verbal (click the speaker icon to listen). 
The eGlossary is also available in other languages including Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. 


11 August 2013

Maths 24

Maths 24


Maths24 is a competitive, arithmetical card game aimed predominantly 
at primary and high school pupils.  Very easy to play!!
Give it a go!!


09 August 2013

Quizlet

Quizlet


Quizlet is a website where users can create, share, and study flashcards. 
Users can make a study set on the internet and then study them on a 
computer or using the free Quizlet iOS app. The app is compatible 
with iPhone and iPod touch. Teachers can also make a study sets for 
their classes. Quizlet also offers pre-made flashcard sets for popular 
vocabulary books, SAT vocabulary, and more. Flashcards can also 
include images to aid in studying. Once the study set is open you can 
view the terms in list mode or in flashcard mode. 


Thinglink

Thinglink 


Thinglink is a free website that allows you to upload images and then 
make them interactive.  Comments can be added, video links can be 
added, and this can be either collaboratively or purely for viewing sake.
The images can then be embedded on your class website.


GrammarBase


GrammarBase


With GrammarBase.com’s spelling checker, you will get a more 
comprehensive scan of your writing. Contextual spelling is 
examined to ensure the right words are used in your document. 
This prevents mistakes that other spelling checkers overlook,
 so you get the very best final product with your writing.
Very nice!!


08 August 2013

Google Docs for Teachers

Google Docs for Teachers


The 40 page guide is designed to help teachers who have never used 
Google Documents.  This is an awesome book!!
This is a 29MB file


07 August 2013

Jellynote

Jellynote


Jellynote.com is the new social platform about music creation and performance: 
create and share music scores and covers! Jellynote is built by musicians who 
face that problem and want to share solution to the community. It also brings a 
new experience to play and learn music. As you are playing a song, Jellynote 
will listen to you and will give you a direct feedback in real time. 
This will make music learning easier.
You can find sheet music, tabs, scores & covers. 
Interactive scores that you can play back and practice with.

This is very cool!!!


06 August 2013

Fontpro

Fontpro


Font Pro - is a free fonts database with awesome typeface testing tool. 

It provides more than 20,000 free fonts and web fonts. Font Pro has 
made the process of searching fonts, previewing fonts, collecting fonts, 
to discovering new font combinations super easy and awesome. 
You can start a new project with a blank canvas, and get some pretty
detail options in minutes. Once you have done with your typeface project,
download the html, css, and all web fonts you use for your project
in at the push of button.
WOW!!

Picozu

Picozu


Picozu Editor is an online drawing and photo retouching application 
based on HTML5 and CSS3. The app provides you with an easy yet 
complex way to edit your photos, draw using various brushes, filters, layers 
and explore various editing tools such as color fill, magic eraser and more.
You do not even need to register, you can import and then save your 
photos without registering.
This is really awesome!!


05 August 2013

03 August 2013

A day of the Internet

A day of the Internet


Wow, this is really unbelievable!!

A Crash Course on Creativity

A Crash Course on Creativity


Whether we are struggling to generate fresh ideas or staring at problems with
no solutions in sight, the spark of creative genius often seems out of reach.
In this audio lecture fromStanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management

Institute, Stanford Professor Tina Seelig discusses how we can unlock our creative
genius through a set of tools and conditions we each have in our control—our
“innovation engine.” Based on real-world examples and a dozen years of experience
teaching courses on creativity and entrepreneurship in the Stanford School of
Engineering, Seelig challenges traditional assumptions about creativity to show us
how we can seek out the right resources and environment to fuel our innovation engines.
She contends that just as the scientific method demystifies the process of discovery,
there is a formal process for unlocking the pathway to innovation.

Well worth a listen!!!
It is 1 hour and 5 minutes long

Click below to download.  (This is a 60 MB file1)


02 August 2013

Movie Maker Manual

Movie Maker Manual


Here is a handy little 12 page manual on how to use Movie Maker.