Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tired of PowerPoint? Yeah us too... [LNL]



First things first, check out this amazing Prezi presentation below to get a feel for what Prezi is and how how useful and engaging Prezi can be for your students!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Using Web 2.0 with Students with Disabilities

I thought this blog post on FreeTech4Teachers.com  I saw sometime ago was very good.  It shows some great web 2.0 resources that you can use with your students that have special needs.  Please check it out and feel free to comment on this post with any other ideas you may have!  Enjoy :)

Article: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/02/web20-students-with-disabilities.html

The Brain and Alzheimer's Disease

Check out this awesome web 2.0 resource that talks about the brain's function and how Alzheimer's can affect it. This is an excellent resource for any health or science class.  Let us know what you think!  Enjoy :)



Monday, February 27, 2012

Google Search: Tips and Tricks

Check out this awesome infographic showing tips and tricks to searching Google.  Also be sure to check out the original post from How-To Geek.  Enjoy :)


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sculptris: 3D Modeling For Free





Sculptris is a great 3D modeling program that is available for free download online much like Blender.  For a more in depth look at this powerful tool check out MakeUseOf's post.

Check it out! Enjoy :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Digital Learning Environments by HP

Want to find out what new educational technologies are coming down the pipe? Check out the Guide to Digital Learning website!  This resource is huge for giving you ideas to integrate technology into your class as well as examples of how other schools have done so.


Wallwisher

Wallwisher is an awesome website that allows you to create your very own online post-it, bulletin board!  It's great for making a quick repository for important information that you can then allow others to access and add to.  Check it out! Enjoy :)


Friday, February 17, 2012

Socially Read and Publish Yourself

The title of this post describes Scribd to a "T". Scibd allows you to upload and publish any document, PDF, or PowerPoint and convert them into online published reading material.  Not only that, you can then interact with anyone who reads your material.  Also make sure you share your thoughts on other people's works.  Get to the uploading and enjoy! :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bloom's Taxonomy - Web 2.0 Version


Have you ever wondered how all of this Web 2.0 content fits into Bloom's?  Well, even though it may be a bit older, check out this great blog article about this very subject.

Also make sure you check out this site for more information on Bloom's Visual Taxonomy and more!

Slideshare

This was a previous post but it's such a good web resource that it was worth re-posting! Check it out!

Slideshare is an awesome website for sharing slide presentations, documents, PDFs, and much more!  The only requirement for use is signing up for a free account.  Slideshare is extremely helpful if you are looking for information on a particular topic and want to save yourself some time.  Saving time is so simple too! Most of the information that is shared on this website is downloadable! This means that you can download, change (unless otherwise stated by the person sharing the content), and then re-present that information for your needs and in the format you want it.

Not only can you download, but you can upload! Feel free to share any presentations or documents you have with the world.  Who knows, you just may help someone else out the way you have been helped!  Check it out and Enjoy!

Click here for a quick explanation of Slideshare, by Slideshare:
SlideShare Quick Tour - Summary of features

Create Your Own Magazine

Check out Tabbloid.  This is a great site that allows to compile and create your own personalized magazine based on your interests.  You can also have it automatically emailed to you when you want it!  Best of all there is no account required and it is free!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Feed Your App Addiction...

Addicted to apps?  How about educational apps?  Then APPitic is for you!  Check out this amazingly comprhensinve directory of educational apps and put them to use.  Please share back the apps you find that you love!  Enjoy :)

Blended Learning Example

For those of you getting into the blended learning movement, please check out this great Moodle site from the Open High School of Utah.  For EHOVE staff this is a great resource to check out as you build out your ItsLearning site.  Enjoy :)