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Web 2.0 Resources - ThumannResources. Reading Rockets: Base: Reading Comprehension & Language Arts... Samuel J. Seymour, Last Surviving Witness Of Lincoln Assassination, Appears... Thanks to YouTube, this gem in American history has been preserved. In February 1956, two months before his death, 96-year-old Samuel J. Seymour appeared on the CBS television show "I've Got A Secret.

" His secret: he witnessed Abraham Lincoln's assassination when he was five years old. Sure enough, Seymour has been widely recognized as the last surviving person in America who had been present at Ford's Theatre the night of Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865. According to the Washington Times, Seymour attended the Ford's Theatre performance as a young boy with family friends. StumbleUpon. The Best on the Web for Teachers. Australia Education - Teacher Tools - Free tools. Capture your world in 3D. Encounters with Bioluminescent Creatures.

Instilling. Holocaust Resources for Teachers. Top 25 Free & Freemium Web Apps for College Students. 20 Awesome Web Tools For Teachers & Professors. The arrival of internet has brought about significant changes in the way we work and live.

20 Awesome Web Tools For Teachers & Professors

That includes the way we teach and study. Classrooms today aren't just about teachers writing on blackboards and students scribbling on paper. There are projectors, digital pens, laptops..and of course the internet, which is responsible for all these changes. Since the internet is now an integral part of teachers' lives, it's important that they are aware of the tools and resources available online that could help them impart education in an effective and efficient manner. The following lists mentions 20 such tools. 1. TeacherTube, as the name suggests, is YouTube for teachers. Hence the site can help make the learning interactive and fun while helping the teacher explain things in a better manner. 2. Google Docs is something which probably all the teachers and students are aware of at least if not using it. CatchFree - Free Community Approved Apps & Services. ScienceWorld.

Professional Development. Flipped Classrooms and Video as Homework. $25 USB Stick PC. OpenStudy – Make the World Your Study Group - StumbleUpon. What is a QR Code? - Qurify QR Codes. Have Fun Teaching. CanvasMol. Access your bookmarks anywhere. VUVOX - slideshows, photo, video and music sharing, Myspace codes. Futility Closet. Born to Learn ~ You are Born to Learn. - Free &Online: Convert and save PDF from any web page. Tag. Technology Integration Ideas that Work. Technology has become integrated in the classroom in so many ways, that we often don't even think about how we are using it.

Technology Integration Ideas that Work

The Education World Tech Team offers lessons and activities to help educators make better use of technology tools for instruction, and to help students improve their technology skills within the context of the regular curriculum. Online Projects Are for Everyone. Are you tired of locating the "perfect" Internet activity, only to find it full of dead links and confusing directions?

Online Projects Are for Everyone

Are you bored with P. Photoshop CS4: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words - Layers Magazine. I love Photoshop techniques that offer all kinds of possibilities for experimentation—and the following tutorial is a perfect example of one of those techniques.

Photoshop CS4: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words - Layers Magazine

In this issue, we’re going to take a portrait and replace the person’s image with text (think 2009 Grammy posters). Pick a portrait that offers good contrast—a photo that’s very dramatic and dark probably won’t work as well. I’ve had the best success with straight-on head and shoulder shots, but again, feel free to experiment with all types of photos. For the best results, choose a photo that has a light background (or select the background around the person and make it lighter). Create a new document (File>New) in a size that’s smaller than your photo: the specifics don’t really matter. Switch back to the photograph. Then, press Command-J (PC: Ctrl-J) to copy the selected pixels onto a new layer.

80+ Photoshop Actions for Giving Your Pictures a Vintage Look. Online Audio Converter (MP3, WAV, Ogg, WMA, M4A, AAC) - Famous &038; Major Historical Events in World History. Dynamic Periodic Table. The Best Sites for Royalty Free Stock Music and Sound Effects. You can't have video without audio... it just doesn't work.

The Best Sites for Royalty Free Stock Music and Sound Effects

That's why in high school it was A/V club, not just V Club... although that does sound pretty rad. Anywho... if you want to complete an animation, short film, commercial or whatever... you have to have good audio, and that means scores and sound effects! I have found some of the best places around the web to purchase packages, find individual songs, and even snag some free tracks for you and your work! AudioJungle AudioJungleWe can't leave out one of our most useful sites on the Envato Network! The Rest SmartSound.comA division of SonicFire Pro's awesome scoring software, the SmartSound library lets you pick from thousands of songs and hundreds of albums in their library.

Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century by Rank. Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and study games. DocsTeach. The Online Learning Blog from Study2U. Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television.

The Online Learning Blog from Study2U

Teach Parents Tech. Rubik cube solved in 20 movements or less. Diagramly - Draw Diagrams Online. 100 Amazing Web Tools for Hobbyist Scholars. Art & Design A student attending a school of art and design must learn how to communicate ideas through visual language.

100 Amazing Web Tools for Hobbyist Scholars

They study contemporary and classic artists, and learn traditional and modern methods of creating art, covering media like paint, sculpture, textiles, or digital design. Free Audio Books. Sort by Titles Per Page 1 - 10 of 11136 Titles by Dale Carnegie Available on:Audio Download The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie and Joseph B.

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By C.S. Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate. If you’re a professional who likes to be intellectually stimulated and you enjoy keeping up with the latest news and breaking trends, the internet provides you with an endless choice of carefully curated sites to visit.

Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate

Today, we bring you six of them that we believe are leaps and bounds above the rest. These sites will not only educate you on topics ranging from business and technology to art and design, they’ll motivate you to find your own, original ideas and see them through. They’re culturally relevant, they’re idea driven and most of all, they’re deeply inspirational. TED is short for three incredibly important subjects in our modern world; technology, entertainment and design. Started in 1984, TED brings together the most brilliant minds to teach us about issues that matter.

Tip: Download TED’s free iPad app to browse through 800 videos by date, popularity or keyword. Khan Academy. Shmoop: Homework Help, Teacher Resources, Test Prep. Free Social Teaching and Learning Network focused solely on education.

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