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100+ Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark (Updated for 2012)

100+ Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark (Updated for 2012)
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40 websites that will make you cleverer right now The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here are 40 of the best. – Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place. – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science. – Help end world hunger by correctly answering multiple-choice quizzes on a wide variety of subjects. – Blog/site dedicated to all things manly, great for learning life skills and good insights. – Randomly selects an educational video for you to watch. – An educational site that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. – Interesting articles guaranteed to make you smile and get you thinking. – Find out how the world of fashion really works and what you can do to combat it. – Learn to hack life!

uclacourses History 2D: Science, Magic, and Religion, Lecture 1, UCLA 118,378 views 5 years ago Lecture Title: "Course Introduction" March 31st, 2009 Professor Courtenay Raia lectures on science and religion as historical phenomena that have evolved over time. Some clips and images may have been blurred or removed to avoid copyright infringement. * See all the UCLA History 2D: Science, Magic, and Religion classes in this series: See more courses from UCLA: See more from UCLA's main channel on YouTube: Show less

7 Best Timeline Creators For Creating Awsome Timelines 11inShare11inShare When creating a timeline for a project or important event, it is best to use helpful tools or templates so that the timeline can be created accurately without any kind of miscalculations or flaws. One way of doing this is to use PowerPoint templates, such as the Workplan or Arrow PowerPoint timeline template. However, if the requirements of your timeline are too complex, then it might be worth using more comprehensive tools instead of a simple template. For this reason we have compiled a list of some of the best timeline creators that can be used for creating robust timelines, instead of having to create one from a blank timeline template. Preceden If you’re looking to create a professional timeline for work or personal use, look no further than Preceden. Go to Preceden Office Timeline If you are looking for a PowerPoint add-in that can help you create attractive timelines then the best option is to use Office Timeline. Office Timeline Add-In for PowerPoint TimeGlider

The Psycho-Educational Teacher: Helping Students with Recurrent Behavior Problems TeachThought - Learn better. Classroom Management Strategies | Classroom Management Strategies for teachers and lecturers If you want to use praise to reach your most troubled and troublesome students you need to be aware of a few factors which can make it less effective as a classroom management strategy and as a way of connecting with students. In this teacher training video you’ll discover why the usual way of using… Continue Reading → Making Praise More Effective Part 1 – Mistakes Made When Using Praise Continue Reading → Why Is Praise So Powerful? Here is a quick video which explains why praise is one of your most powerful classroom management strategies. Continue Reading → Why Is Praise So Powerful? Continue Reading → A little story about student engagement Designing lessons and activities that are engaging for every individual in a class, whilst keeping within the framework of an academically-weighted, restrictive and overly-prescriptive curriculum is one of the most frustrating challenges facing teachers; but if you get it right it can be an excellent way of avoiding disruptive behaviour. Free Report:

10 Open Source Tools For Busy Teachers There’s a pantload of premium products available to teachers right now. If you’re willing to pay a little (or a lot) then you can have professional-grade products. But what if you don’t need the ultra-fancy version? What if you just need to do a quick task and then move on? So now that we’ve established ‘free’ is a good price, let’s check out some of the more popular and powerful open source alternatives for teachers, students, and just about everyone else. WordPress WordPress powers a huge chunk of the world’s websites. Pidgin Pidgin lets you instant message / chat with all your friends in one place. Audacity Looking to do some quick sound-editing? Tomboy Need to take notes but don’t have an iPad, smartphone, or Evernote? MediaWiki This bit of software is insanely powerful but a bit more complex. Want to have a video player that you know will just work? PDF Creator Don’t have Acrobat but need to convert something to a PDF? Edubuntu Open Office GiMP GBrainy This is a fun one. BONUS!

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers 3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class 4- Exploit digital images for classroom use Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Web Tools to Edit Pictures without Installing any softwareTools to Convert Photos into Cartoons

How to Automatically Send Gmail Attachments to Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, SkyDrive Intelligently automating various online tasks can result in increased productivity. One such case is that of automatically sending the received attachments in Gmail to cloud storage. A number of solutions exist for automating this task; below is a step-by-step guide of using the popular service IFTTT to automatically send Gmail attachments to Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or SkyDrive. Create a free account on or login to an existing one. Select ‘Create‘ In the first section titled ‘Create a Recepie’: Select ‘this‘ Choose Trigger Channel: Select Gmail (You’ll need to authorize IFTTT to use Gmail if not done before)Choose a Trigger: Select ‘Add New Attachment’ Complete Trigger Fields: Click ‘Create Trigger’Select ‘that’ Done!