Thursday, July 31, 2008

What Time Is It In ??????

What Time Is It? will let you know the current time just about anywhere on the globe.

For locations in the US and Canada, simply type in the city and state. For international locations, select the country from the list and type in the city's name.

Click the What Time Is It? button and you'll see a clean, easy-to-read display of the current time in the location of your choice.
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Monday, July 28, 2008

Copyright Bay

Copyright rules are a reality that educators must come to grips with in a time when technology makes it easy to steal intellectual property. Educators in general have a lot to learn to become familiar with not only what copyright law restricts, but also what it allows in terms of that hazy concept, fair use.

A Visit to Copyright Bay attempts to explore fair use in the educational setting and presents it in an informative and entertaining way.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Find and Share Free Sound Effects and Loops is a platform to find and share free sound effects and loops - legally. Soundsnap is a collection of original sounds made or recorded by its users.

Originally, a small group of sound people from all over the world started Soundsnap. It is their belief that sounds and samples should be free for everyone to use in their projects.

High-quality sound clips can be previewed and downloaded as mp3, wav, or aiff format files.

Example 1
Example 2
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Monday, July 21, 2008

Lesson Writer

Lesson Writer is a web application that creates lesson plans and instructional materials for teaching English language skills from any reading passage, it ...
  • Analyzes any text for vocabulary, grammar and usage, pronunciation, and word roots and stems,
  • Creates a lesson plan and a lesson designed to teach any, some, or all of these skills in the context of the passage

Lesson Writer helps teachers save time, be creative, accommodate individual students, track classes, and design study units.

Lesson Writer helps students by customizing materials to make reading more manageable with a variety diverse presentation methods.
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Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Education Society /

The Education Society presents This Canadian site helps teachers and students understand and use the internet. The site presents offerings in seven major categories ...
  • Teach 2Day
  • Search and Research
  • What's Web 2.0?
  • Plagiarism
  • Copyright
  • Safety 'Net
  • Cyberbullying
Each major topic includes several sub-topics. For example, the sub-topics under Cyberbullying include An Overview, Teacher Resources, Student Resources, and Parent Resources.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Future of Instruction: Teacher as 'Co-Learner'

The expectations of students and the demands of the education community are changing radically in the 21st century. Necessarily, the role of the teacher is changing along with those. But what will that role be?
The Future of Instruction: Teacher as 'Co-Learner' : June 2008 : THE Journal

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

PBS Teachers Connect

PBS Teachers Connect is an online community of teachers exchanging ideas, resources and instructional strategies on the integration of digital media and technology.

PBS Teachers Connect offers ...
  • exclusive PBS content
  • save and tag classroom resources
  • media and technology discussions
  • discount at ShopPBS
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Great Free Online Calculator

eCalc is one of the best online calculator solutions I have seen yet. eCalc comes in two attractive, easy to use versions, basic and scientific. The basic version, as it's name suggests, performs the usual common functions that most students would use regularly. The scientific version performs the functions you'd expect from any scientific calculator including equation solving, complex numbers, RPN support, unit conversion, and more. And it does all this totally for FREE!

For more information, watch the eCalc video demo.
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Thursday, July 10, 2008

CFF in the New State Budget

The state's new education budget includes $45 million for technology and $15 million for professional development to continue the multi-year rollout of Classrooms for the Future. Thousands of high school English, math, science and social studies classrooms across Pennsylvania have been outfitted with laptop computers, electronic “smartboards,” and other high-tech tools so students can graduate with the skills needed to compete and succeed in a global economy. Because of the overwhelming demand from Pennsylvania's teachers and students, Gov. Rendell said he hopes to continue the expansion of Classrooms for the Future in the 2009-10 budget, enabling all interested high schools to benefit from this initiative.

Source: July 10, 2008 (Full article)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Technology Reshapes America's Classrooms | Reuters

Technology reshapes America's classrooms | Reuters article by Jason Szep ...
From online courses to kid-friendly laptops and virtual teachers, technology is spreading in America's classrooms, reducing the need for textbooks, notepads, paper and in some cases even the schools themselves.
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