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Web 2.0

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TalkTyper - Speech Recognition in a Browser

An easy to use web app that gives you free speech to text dictation in a browser.

Free Internet Basics Tutorials at GCFLearnFree.org

Free Internet Basics Tutorials - Become Internet savvy with tutorials on how to browse smartly, maintain your safety, and network socially while online.

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Web 2.0 Tools A-H

Google Wave-invite people into a conversation, post any links you might have, see text in real time and use many gadgets Google has.

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet

IMAGE CONVERSION PROGRAMS Convert My Image- supports the following: PNG - Portable Network Graphic JPG or JPEG GIF - Graphics Interchange Format TIF or TIFF - Tagged Image File Format BMP - Bitmap RPG XPM - X Pixmap PIC - PICtor PDF - Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) EPS - Encapsulated PostScript PS - Adobe Photoshop IMVERTER YouConvertIt- the list is too long to put here, but this site offers file conversions of all types; web-based program allows up to 300MB file.

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet

Using Twitter in the Classroom- written by Michael Zimmer, whose blog is The Pursuit of Technology Integration Happiness. SCIENTIFIC CALCULATORS Basic Scientific Calculator Online- supports " sin, cos, tan, square root, xy, inverse, logarithmic, log base10, factorial, percentage, logarithm and basic calculator operations like addition, subtraction, division, multiplication".

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Infographics

Find and Make Your Own Infographic With Visual.ly Infographics as a Creative Assessment from Make Your Own Infographic- from Wild Apricot Blog Kathy Schrock on Vimeo.

Free Technology for Teachers: Best of the Web 2014

Earlier today at NCTIES 2014 I shared an entirely new version of my popular Best of the Web presentation. In this version I shared only tools that are new-to-me since last year's NCTIES conference and or have released significant enhancements in the last year. The slides from the session are embedded below.

How to Record Audio Interviews With Skype and QuickTime

Last week someone asked me if it was possible to record the audio portion of a Skype call. The answer is yes, you can. There is software designed specifically for that purpose ( VodBurner is a popular choice), but if you have a Mac you can record by using QuickTime.

Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites With Educational Portal

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

11 Ways to use Symbaloo in the Classroom

NOTE: This is a guest post by Mimi Chau from the Symbaloo team. Edublogs just rolled out a free Symbaloo plugin available to all users that we think you'll enjoy! What is Symbaloo? Symbaloo is a free social bookmarking tool. A fun and simple way to organize and store all your digital resources in the cloud.

The flip-a-holic's ultimate guide to subscribing, curating and sharing using Flipboard

I confess! I'm a Flipboard flip-a-holic! I wasn't always this way. I originally hated Flipbaord and found the magazine style layout cluttered. Life has changed and Flipboard is now the most used app on my tablet. And since I wrote my post on Google Reader replacements, I've had a lot of people ask me what benefits I gain using Flipboard that they missed!

- Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites With Educational Portal

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

We're living in a Web 2.5 kinda world. If that makes no sense to you, check out this chart. It shows that Web 2.0 consists of cautiously adopting technology, schools are still online and offline, and parents still view school as daycare. But we're evolving past that in short order (in education's typical pace, that is).

ChemCollective

Online Resources for Teaching and Learning Chemistry

Free Technology for Teachers: Edmodo Snapshot - Quickly Create Common Core-aligned Assessments

If you use Edmodo and you have to align your assessments to Common Core standards, Edmodo's new Snapshot tool is for you. Snapshot is a new tool that allows you to quickly create quizzes aligned to Common Core standards.

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

Welcome to a post I always have fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a half year went by, and I was up to 125 ways to use Word Clouds in the classroom.

Using Instagram, Bloom's Taxonomy & Student Interest As A Fun Part Of A Semester Final

I've previously posted about some elements in my upcoming finals (see My Best Posts On Writing Instruction and scroll down near the bottom). Another element I'm trying out this year is having students in all my classes create Instagrams (see other ways I've used Instagram and Vine in my classes at The Best Resources For Learning To Use The Video Apps "Vine" & Instagram).

12 Great Free Keyboarding Games to Teach Kids Typing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 5, 2014 Over the last few weeks I received a couple of emails asking for web games to help kids learn touch typing. I went through my archive and did some extra researching and came up with the list below. Touch typing is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys.

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology

Monday, 26 August 2013 20:19 Free Technology for Teachers Do you support Free Technology for Teachers ? If Yes, I highly encourage you to share this Free Educational Technology Resource with fellow teachers interested in implementing Free Technology in Classroom . I am a great supporter of Free Educational Technology.

- Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit, Part 2

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

Employers Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students' Lives

Business leaders and economic thinkers are worried that today's students aren't leaving school with the skills they'll need to succeed in the workplace. Representatives from tech companies and hiring experts are looking for applicants who show individuality, confidence in their abilities, ability to identify and communicate their strengths, and who are capable of thinking on their feet.

New Web 2.0 tools for education

A topic about new, changing, or even older Web 2.0 tools that educators could use for teaching both in the classroom or with online, elearning for higher education or high school

The Educators' Guide to Reddit - Sharing, Learning, and Where Students Are

Any blogger will know that social networking is a great (if not the greatest) way to direct traffic to your site. Many new bloggers struggle to find their audience, but with some careful link sharing on the various social sites, you can have traffic flooding to your site each time you add a new post.