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Great Free Web Resources on Language Arts. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started posting a series of " a-lits-of-articles " containing free resources pertaining to different subject areas.

Great Free Web Resources on Language Arts

We are intent to provide teachers , no matter what discipline they teach, with an online springboard to help them better search for and find materials and resources relevant to the subject matter he/she is teaching. So after publishing free resources about Social Studies, Science, and Math, today we are providing you with a list of great free websites for Language Arts. Check it out and let us know what you think about it. 1- Education World This is one of my favourite resources online. A- Language and Literature Subject Centre It provides free reading, language arts, and literature teaching materials. B- Language Arts Worksheet Library It provides a variety of language arts lessons and worksheets for teachers to select from.

50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners. Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-08-13 Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school.

50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners

For them, life provides an overstuffed cornucopia of educational opportunities that don’t necessarily require hefty loans and navigating different professorial strategies. 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics. Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway?

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. Designing An Infographic Some great tips for designing infographics: Keep it simple! Ideas for infographic formats include: Timelines;Flow charts;Annotated maps;Graphs;Venn diagrams;Size comparisons;Showing familiar objects or similar size or value. Here are some great tutorials on infographic creation: Creating Your Infographic Plan and research.If required, use free software to create simple graphs and visualisations of data.Use vector graphic software to bring these visualisations into the one graphic.

Free Online Tools For Creating Infographics Stat Planet Hohli Hohli is an intuitive, simple online chart maker. Tools for Learners. The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology. I had included some links about computer history on The Best Eleven Websites For Students To Learn About Computers, but some new related links have recently been published.

The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology

So I’ve decided to make topic its very own list, and expanded it beyond just computers. You might also be interested in The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn About Inventions and The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet. Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The History of Technology (and are accessible to English Language Learners): TIME Magazine has come out with a nice slideshow titled A Brief History of The Computer. An Illustrated History of Computers is much more complete, but isn’t as accessible to ELL’s as the TIME slideshow.

A Modern History of Communication is a new infographic developed by Google. The Computer History Museum has an exhaustive Timeline of Computer History. Web 2.0 teaching tools to enhance education and learning — Edjudo. 3D Projects Alice – Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment (free) Blender - Excellent open source 3D content creation suite (free, must install) PhotoSynth - A Microsoft web application that takes your photos, mashes them together and recreates a 3D scene out of them that anyone can view and move around in.

Web 2.0 teaching tools to enhance education and learning — Edjudo

Windows only. 100+ Google Tricks for Teachers. It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it.

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? Digital Tools. Top 25 Free & Freemium Web Apps for College Students - StumbleUpon. What do you need for college?

Top 25 Free & Freemium Web Apps for College Students - StumbleUpon

We would guess that you need any tool that is helpful, but that it is even better if it also is free or freemium (free basic service, with payment for options). In the spirit of creating smart people, we offer 25 top free and freemium Web apps — some designed specifically to help college students. All apps listed below are designed to help you stay organized, be creative and to study and write smart. Organization Backpack allows anyone to share information with others. Creativity bubbl.us is a free and simple Web application that allows users to brainstorm online.

Writing Aids Bibme is a fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills your citations. Study Aids Awesome Highlighter lets you highlight text on Web pages and then gives you a small link to the highlighted page. If you enjoyed this article, please Save it on DeliciousSave it on Delicious. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011 — So Far. I usually just do a year-end list on Web 2.0 Applications For Education and many other topics, but it gets a little crazy having to review all of my zillion posts at once.

So, to make it easier for me — and perhaps, to make it a little more useful to readers — I’m going to start publishing mid-year lists, too. These won’t be ranked, unlike my year-end “The Best…” lists, and just because a site appears on a mid-year list doesn’t guarantee it will be included in an end-of-the-year one. But, at least, I won’t have to review all my year’s posts in December… As usual, in order to make this list, a site had to be: * accessible to English Language Learners and non-tech savvy users. * free-of-charge. * appropriate for classroom use. * completely browser-based with no download required.

It’s possible that a few of these sites began in 2010, but, if so, I’m including them in this list because they were “new to me” in 2011. You might want to visit previous editions: Feedback is welcome. The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators. Ideas to Inspire. Multimedia Learning Resources - Educaplay. 15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software.

Web applications have come a long way. They used to be amateur imitations of their desktop counterparts, with only one or two functions and not at all practical. But my, have these web apps grown. Web apps these days have become so powerful and useful that in some cases, they’ve begun to replace desktop software. Desktop programs are great and all, but they don’t provide the same benefits as web apps that make use of cloud computing.

With most web apps, you only need a browser and an internet connection to access all your data online. Without further ado, here are some great web alternatives to the popular desktop programs we all love. Sliderocket Replaces: Microsoft PowerPoint SlideRocket Sliderocket is a fully functional presentation web app that allows you to create, manage, edit, and share presentations on the fly. Acrobat.com Replaces: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Acrobat Acrobat.com is a suite of web applications by Adobe that replaces your office suite. 7 Essential multimedia tools and their free alternatives.

Why spend money on expensive multimedia tools when you can use comparable alternatives for free?

7 Essential multimedia tools and their free alternatives

They may not be an exact replacement, but how can you argue with the price? PHOTO EDITING: PhotoshopFree: Splashup Photoshop may be the industry leader when it comes to photo editing and graphic design, but Splashup, a free online tool, has many of the same capabilities at a much cheaper price. Splashup has lots of the tools you’d expect to find in Photoshop and has a similar layout, which is a bonus for those looking to get started right away. Splashup isn’t the only free online photo editing program, check out this list of 20 more. WEB DESIGN: DreamweaverFree: KompoZer Looking to create your next web site without paying big money for programs like Dreamweaver?

VIDEO: Final Cut, Adobe PremiereFree: iMovie, JayCut Many video editors, both novice and professional, use iMovie to create professional-looking videos and an amateur price. AUDIO: ProTools, Adobe AuditionFree: Audacity, GarageBand. Digital Portfolios. Note to all visitors to this page: This wiki is a collaborative learning space.

Digital Portfolios

If you want to contribute to this e-portfolio or digital portfolio page, please join the wiki and then add your thoughts, your notes or describe how you created digital portfolios for your students. Please say which programs the students used, or whether they utilized Web2 tools like blogs or Wikis. Thanks! General information about Electronic or Digital Portfolios Check out this great slide presentation about . What is a digital portfolio? Lots of resources to create electronic portfolios Scoop.it. ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education.