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100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers. Tools of the Trade.

100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers

Oh the joy of the first week of school. Nothing like going with mom to the store and buying your new clothes, school supplies and Snoopy lunch box. Today, students are probably no different. I can see it now... go with mom and dad to get a new laptop, iPod, digital camera and upgrade to unlimited text messaging on the cell phone along with the latest Snoopy lunch box (or not). I'm sure that the first day of school for teachers is not quite the same anymore either. Organization & Collaboration Save your bookmarks, collaborate with colleagues, and stay in touch with parents using these web tools.

Search Engines & Directories Make use of these search engines and directories that offer the best of the web. Google Google is known for its useful web tools, but did you know that a lot of them have incredible applications for education? Templates & Lesson Plans These simple tools will make your job just a little bit easier. Research & Reference Games Reading & Writing Math & Science. Open Course Library. OpenStudy – Make the World Your Study Group. UW CSE Course Webs. Free Courses and Resources.

Welcome to Notre Dame OpenCourseWare — Notre Dame OpenCourseWare. 135 Completely Free Distance Education Courses. Whether you’re studying online or at a traditional college, there’s no question that school is expensive.

135 Completely Free Distance Education Courses

But not everything has to cost an arm and a leg. There are plenty of free distance education resources out there for cash-strapped students—if you know where to look. Here are 135 free ways to enhance your education online. Free Classes Many of these schools and sites offer a large number of free courses and courseware. Access to scholarly journals: Google Scholar: Search scholarly articles with Google.Resource Shelf: See the results of searches performed by professional researchers, scholars, professors, and reference librarians.Directory of Open Access Journals: Online access to scholarly and scientific journals—all free.Rutgers Library Online: Rutgers library archives on African American history, literature, and culture.CiteULike.com: Privately-run website where academic researchers can store online academic papers—a user-contributed web library.Questia: Online library.

U.S. Top 10 Universities With Free Courses Online. #1 UC Berkeley Ranked as the #1 public school in the United States, Berkeley offers podcasts and webcasts of amazing professors lecturing.

Top 10 Universities With Free Courses Online

Each course has an RSS feed so you can track each new lecture. For printable assignments and notes you can check the professors homepage, which is usually given in the first lecture or google his name. Even though the notes, homework and tests are not directly printed in the berkeley website, as they are in MIT and other courseware sites, it's not a problem to find them. I personally tried to use it for John Wawrzynek's machine structures class and the nutrition courses. Visit:Berkeley WebcastsVisit:Berkeley RSS FeedsVisit:UC Berkeley on Google Video Getting The Most From Berkeley Webcasts Berkeley Videos are in .rm format and real player can be a pain. Download:Real Alternative PluginDownload:Media Player Classic For Windows XP/2000Download:Media Player Classic For Windows 98/ME #2 MIT Open Courseware Getting the Most Out of MIT OCW Download:Foxit Reader. 20 Places to Find Free Books Online.

The following is a guest post by Bailey Harris.

20 Places to Find Free Books Online

There are many different sites offer free books online. Within minutes, you could find enough reading material in the form of e-books and audio books to keep you and your family entertained for months, if not years. The following sites provide free books that can be enjoyed online, downloaded to your computer, or transferred to an e-reader or MP3 player. E-books Google Books – Google Books is a great place to find free classic books in the public domain. Read Print – Read Print makes thousands of novels, poems, and stories freely available online. Online Books Page – This University of Pennsylvania website lists over 800,000 books that can be read for free online.

Project Gutenberg – Project Gutenberg was the first site to provide free e-books online and is still among the most popular. Bibliomania – Bibliomania offers more than 2,000 free classic books, plays, poems, and short stories. Audio Books Children’s Books. UC Berkeley Video and Podcasts for Courses & Events. Free Online Course Materials. 25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites.

Posted by Mark on June 18th, 2009 Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible.

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites

Here are websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to anatomy, literature to government. 7 Wonders Panoramas – 360-degree views of the Seven Wonders of the World. Arounder Virtual Tour of the Moon – 360-degree panoramic views of the moon, courtesy of the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions. (Many other Earth locations also available on arounder.com.) Frissiras Museum – A virtual art gallery from Athens, Greece that allows you to explore paintings by clicking through their entire collection. Google Earth – Explore the geography of both land and sea (free download). Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Vital Signs: Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases – A virtual gallery teaching about heart disease.

Mount St. 10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free. Cool, but you need iTunes for nearly everything, and that gets an 'F.'

10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free

Are there really no other places to get these lessons? I was sure there are some on Academic Earth. Flagged 1. 7 of them are available via YouTube. 2. iTunes is free. 1. 2. Don't worry, we're looking out for you! While I have no personal beef with iTunes, I know that many people share your sentiments — so I actually made a concerted effort to include relevant youtube links when possible. 10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free. Teach yourself to program. We are entering the summer, the perfect time to improve yourself, you could go running or swimming, you could learn a new foreign language or perhaps you could learn to program.

Teach yourself to program

Self-learning is not as hard as it sounds, and it’s much easier than self-learning Spanish or French. There are really wonderful sources to start learning these new languages, understanding the concept behind programming and giving it a try with some interesting problems. Basic Programming Via XKCD To learn a new programming language, it’s much easier if you already know the concepts because you can start learning the new structures in no time. Programming Concepts : This is a brief tutorial for new programmers from the City University of New York. Learning a Language Whether you already know some programming languages or you are moving forward, you should choose a language to work with.

Learning HTML Via Cyanide and Happiness HTML is quite a simple language that doesn't use variables or operations. Learning Python. 5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School. 5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School One of the biggest reasons that people are denied the privilege of education is because they can’t afford it.

5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School

However, today we live in a world where knowledge and information are at our finger tips like never before. Technology has leveled the playing field so that anybody with an interest and an internet connection can receive a world class education. Bloggers, podcasters, search engines and digital content creators of all types of have made it possible for us to learn virtually anything we want to even if we don’t have the money. If you want to learn anything chances are there is somebody creating content about the subject and sharing it with the world at no cost.

Self Motivation is Not Optional Taking this kind of approach to educating yourself requires an extremely high degree of self motivation. 1. 2. Want to learn how to get in shape? 3. 4. 5. Education as we know it is changing rapidly. Academic Video Lectures. Open Learning Initiative. 45 Free Online Computer Science Courses. Missed lectures or hate teachers?

45 Free Online Computer Science Courses

Or want to study computer science courses without going to university? … You can study anytime anywhere because there are number of free online computer science courses available on internet that are very interactive. Here is the list of 45 free online computer science courses that are designed by teaching experts from best universities of the world (almost the whole graduation!). 1. Programming Methodology CS106A , Stanford University Course. Complete set of course materials. 2. This course is the natural successor to Programming Methodology and covers such advanced programming topics as recursion, algorithmic analysis, and data abstraction using the C++ programming language, which is similar to both C and Java. 3.

Advanced memory management features of C and C++; the differences between imperative and object-oriented paradigms. 4. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to basics of modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems. 5. 6. Science/Math. Free Online Course Materials. 10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should) Digital Tools Horla Varlan This week, the OCW Consortium is holding its annual meeting, celebrating 10 years of OpenCourseWare.

10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should)

The movement to make university-level content freely and openly available online began a decade ago, when the faculty at MIT agreed to put the materials from all 2,000 of the university’s courses on the Web. With that gesture, MIT OpenCourseWare helped launch an important educational movement, one that MIT President Susan Hockfield described in her opening remarks at yesterday’s meeting as both the child of technology and of a far more ancient academic tradition: “the tradition of the global intellectual commons.” We have looked here before at how OCW has shaped education in the last ten years, but in many ways much of the content that has been posted online remains very much “Web 1.0.” But as open educational resources and OCW increase in popularity and usage, there are a number of new resources out there that do offer just that. Related. Adobe Captivate Blog.

November 7, 2014 Personalized for therapeutic benefits inShare1 Personalized therapies for dementia patients can help elevate their moods and cognitive function, which leads to improved quality of live while it reduces caregiver burdens and the risk of acute incidents. With this in mind, Ceresti Health uses Adobe Creative Cloud for individuals and Adobe Captivate to create and deliver personalized web experiences that trigger memories and foster a sense of well-being.

“Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have a devastating impact on the person suffering from the condition, as well as his or her caregivers and family. October 20, 2014 Adobe Captivate 8 Essential Training now available on Lynda.com inShare15 Lynda.com has announced an Essential Training course on Adobe Captivate 8 by Aaron Quigley. Here’s one of the videos from the course. October 13, 2014 A free update to Adobe Captivate 8 is now available! InShare18 Once the update is installed, your new Captivate version will be 8.0.1.242. Free Beginners Computer Tutorials and Lessons. Hidden Video Courses in Math, Science, and Engineering » Data Wrangling Blog. Hidden Video Courses in Math, Science, and Engineering Over the last few years, a large number of open courseware directories and video lecture aggregators have popped up on the web. These sites often include introductory courses and research seminars, but it can be difficult to find full courses covering advanced topics.

For budgetary and copyright reasons, most upper level and smaller attendance courses are not recorded, or are only offered online for a fee. Many schools provide access-restricted videos of advanced courses to current students, but do not make them available to the wider community. To help remedy this, I have pulled together a big list of advanced courses with publicly available video lectures in math, physics, finance, and computer science that seem to have slipped through the cracks and included them in this post (scroll down to skip to the links).

What motivated me to pull this together? Enough motivation, on with the links: Physics Mathematics Machine Learning. Logic Games Online - Netwalk. In the game of Netwalk, you are a network administrator, and someone has scrambled your network. Your job is to rotate all the pieces so that every computer is connected to the server by pipes and there are no lose ends in your network. Of course, the less work you need to do to complete your network the better, so Netwalk is scored by the number of clicks it takes you to rotate everything into place. Left click to rotate a tile counter-clockwise, and right click to rotate a tile clockwise. When you are certain of a tile's orientation, press the spacebar with the mouse cursor over that tile. The background will turn blue and you won't be able to accidentally rotate it without toggling the background again.

The different difficulties correspond to different sizes, with Beginner being 5x5, Medium 7x7, and Expert 9x9, with the added difficulty in expert that connections can wrap from left to right and from top to bottom. Find useful tips for solving Netwalk puzzles in our Netwalk tutorial. E-Learning: Proefschrift Nadira Saab: Chat and Explore.