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- Top 100 Sites of 2011

- Top 100 Sites of 2011
0 Comments November 23, 2011 By: David Kapuler Nov 23 Written by: 11/23/2011 3:54 AM ShareThis The time is finally here for my annual list of favorite sites of the year. Conduit Mobile - Without a doubt the coolest, most innovative site I came across this year. David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system: Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords.

1 Tool at a Time: Build Your Toolbelt - home The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. 20 Free and Fun Ways To Curate Web Content 23.98K Views 0 Likes What's the best way to organize it all into at least some reasonable manner? It’s Time To Crowdsource Your School’s Social Media Policy 12.53K Views 0 Likes Every school has a different policy when it comes to social media. Is the Certificate the New College Degree? - Education Going to college is still one of the best ways to set yourself up for success in the workforce, but not every job in the 21st century economy requires a four-year degree. Sometimes a certificate is all you need to get on your desired career path. Indeed, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, certificates are the fastest growing form of postsecondary credential around. In 1980 only 6 percent of Americans earned a certificate, but that’s skyrocketed up to 22 percent, with more than one million of us earning a certificate every year. What’s the appeal? They're less time consuming—54 percent take under a year to earn—and are therefore less expensive than either a bachelor’s or associate’s degree. On average, certificate holders earn about $39,000. Notice we said "male." So should you go get a certificate to make yourself more employable in a tough job market? Photo via (cc) Flickr user rutlo

Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine The 7 Top Document Sharing Websites for Teachers As a teacher embracing technology in his/ her instruction, you might be in need of some online document sharing communities where you can upload, download, share, and interact with other educators.These communities are so important for your professional development , for they are not only the right places to search for educational and academic papers but you can also get to know people, follow them, and learn from their own experiences. In this regard I have assembled some of the best document sharing platforms for you to try out. Check out the list below and share with your colleagues. 1- Calameo Calameo is a free platform where you can publish your magazine, presentations or documents and share them with the world. 2- Docuter Docuter is a great tool to manage documents, projects, workflows, shared calendars and many more. 3- Wepapers Webpapers lets you store all your papers, exams, lecture notes and research work in one place, and get organized. 4- Share Zoho 5- Edocr 6- Scribd

8 Ways Anyone Can Learn To Code Their Own Software There’s a lot of talk about hardware, devices, and tools for the classroom. But if we learned anything from yesterday’s WWDC Apple keynote, it’s that software is king. It’s what makes or breaks a new product or device. Those days are gone. Get Your Code On So instead of sitting back and waiting for Apple or Google to churn out the software we want, why not learn how to build it yourself? So whether you think you don’t need to learn how to code or just want to dip your toes into the pool, read on. Below are just a few of an increasingly crowded marketplace. Patience Is A Virtue Important note: coding takes time. W3Schools Skill Level: Beginner If you’re new to coding (I’m talking about ‘no idea what code is’ kinda new) then this is THE place for you. In my experience, W3Schools has some of the best-organized guides to using the popular coding languages of today. Codecademy Skill Level: Intermediate This free service is extremely useful to anyone with a moderate level of coding ability.

Fact checking on the internet - 180 Free Technology Tip #39 Technology Tip Number 39 I can't believe it... "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." ~ Winston Churchill With the internet it’s probably possible for a lie to get all the way around the world several times before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. So how do you find the truth online? Here are a couple of websites that can help you sort fact from fiction and outright lies: For sorting through urban legends and dubious emails there is no better website than: This site is dedicated to stomping out “eRumors” that show up in your email: This site was made famous in the last presidential election. Speaking of politics, if you prefer your facts with a specific political slant you might want to consider one of these two websites: Fact checking with a conservative slant Fact checking with a liberal slant Have a nice day!

5 Important New Web Tools for Educators Part of our job here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is to help you explore and discover the best free web tools to use both in your instruction and for your professional development.Often times we would publish a list of the recent new tools we stumble upon online and because of our time constraints , we are unable to cover each tool in a single post therefore we assemble them in one article with a short description attached to each one of them to help you learn about the tool before you click on it. Today, we have compiled another list of some awesome tools that you can use for educational purposes. Check out the list below and tell us what you think about them : 1- Vizify This is an awesome new tool that allow users to create visual representation of their activities in multiple social media sites.Registration is based on invitation. 2- Stipple Stipple is a web tool that lets users add annotations to their photos. 3-Storywheel 4- Wikibrain 5- Websites Like

1000 Awesome Things | A time-ticking countdown of 1000 awesome things by Neil Pasricha 41 Websites for Teachers to Integrate Tech into Your Classroom « Ask a Tech Teacher Any cookies on my website are used to ensure normal website functions (for instance, Youtube videos won’t work without their own identifiers). These cookies cannot be switched off because the website wouldn’t work properly anymore. However, these identifiers do not store any personal data. When you leave a comment, WordPress stores your gravatar name, IP Address, comment, and email address. Your personal information will not be sold or shared with any third parties under any circumstances. 9 YouTube Tips and Tricks for Teachers Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates and/or follow me on Twitter. Info on how to contact me is on the About page. Thanks for visiting! YouTube is still the best place to find videos to use in the classroom, despite being blocked in many schools. If your school does allow you to use YouTube there are a few cool tips and tricks to improve your use of YouTube in the classroom. Remove the clutter: Often, the biggest problem with YouTube isn’t the video content, but some of the inappropriate comments that can occur in the space below the video. 1. 2. 3. 4. (Update – sadly XL is no more. Other YouTube Tricks 5. If you now use this link as a hyperlink in your IWB software or PowerPoint, the video will start playing at the point that you chose. 6. 7. Don’t forget that you can choose the video quality of the video, where available. 8. If available, you can turn on subtitles by clicking on the CC button. 9. Got any more YouTube tips or tricks?

Great Websites User-friendly, kid-tested. Organized by grade and topic–scroll down until you find your grade. Click to go to its page. Teacher resource websites are found here. Send me an email with any websites you use with your students. Developers: If you have a website you would like considered for this list, please contact me so I can review it by clicking here. Animals Art Collections Digital Citizenship GIF’s (animated images) Holidays Human Body Images Keyboarding Math Mouse Skills Music News Poetry Programming Publishing Reading Research Science Simulations Special Needs Study Guides Stories Virtual Tours Visual Learning Word Study Writing Like this: Like Loading...