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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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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.' Are there really no other places to get these lessons?

10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free

I was sure there are some on Academic Earth. Flagged 1. 7 of them are available via YouTube. 2. iTunes is free. 1. 2. 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. 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. 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. Science/Math. Free Online Course Materials. 10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should) Adobe Captivate Blog. August 4, 2015 Coming Soon: A brand new LMS from Adobe inShare556 Yes you heard it right!

Adobe Captivate Blog

An LMS from Adobe. We have been working on building a Learning Management System (LMS) for sometime now. As per some industry reports, there are more than 600 LMSs out there, so the obvious question you might have is why Adobe is trying to build another LMS. July 27, 2015. 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.

Hidden Video Courses in Math, Science, and Engineering » Data Wrangling Blog

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. 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. E-Learning: Proefschrift Nadira Saab: Chat and Explore.