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Browser Sandbox - The Browser Sandbox makes cross-browser testing and backwards compatibility easy. Just click Run for any browser to launch it instantly. Browsers run within an isolated virtual environment, eliminating the need for installs and allowing legacy browsers such as Internet Explorer 6 to run on Windows 7 and 8. Virtualized browsers behave exactly like installed browsers. I-SAIL The purpose of the Illinois Standards Aligned Instruction for Libraries (I-SAIL) document is to empower, educate, and encourage school library information specialists to plan strategically with other teachers to incorporate information literacy skills in lessons and thereby provide college and career readiness for students. The new I-SAIL is here! This document replaces the previous version. Below you will find the links for each grade level. This allows you to print out only the grade levels you need. You will also find a one page "Tips for Using I-SAIL" below with some ideas on how to use I-SAIL as an advocacy tool in your district.

Prezi - Advantages and Disadvantages Prezi is a great presentation tool for spicing up the mundane PowerPoint that you’ve been using for the past 10 years. It allows for new kinds of visualizations and opportunities to link imagery to motion, which in turn creates a deeper understanding and retention duration. With any technology, there are advantages and disadvantages that exist. Take a look at some of the ones I have come up with and then from there, you can weigh out the pros and cons to decide if Prezi is something worth adding to your classroom cannon. Advantages: 1.

40 Extraordinary Photoshop Text Effects The trouble with Photoshop Tutorials is that there are a lot of them out there, but you only want the very best, most creative ones. In this post, we’ve collected 40 of the very best and most extravagant tutorials for working with type. After working through a few of the most appealing looking ones to you, you should have more than a few ideas for creating your own, unique effects! Tutorials: How to Create a Stereoscopic Image for Crossed Eye Image Viewing This tutorial will teach you how to create a stereoscopic image for cross eye viewing and you will be able to view the final image in 3D and full color without any other objects. Lost in Space Typography in Photoshop Learn how to create an easy and super quick text effect in Photoshop.

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The 2012 Statistical Abstract What is the Statistical Abstract? The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so. While you can convert PowerPoint to video formats using a native PowerPoint feature, the same cannot be said for the Prezi application. However, you can convert Prezi to YouTube by using a workaround. Capture Prezi With A Screen Recording Tool As Prezis are zooming presentations, you can neatly capture your presentation using a screen capture tool. There are many handy screencast tools for various platforms that can be used across various types of operating systems for this job.

A Simple Visual Guide on How to Refine Google Search ( for Teachers and Students ) Upon the requests of several readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, I recently started a series of guides on how to effectively use some Google services in education. These guides are very simple and well illustrated with explanatory screenshots. The purpose is to help teachers and educators tap into the educational potential of Google. Here are the posts I have published in this series so far : Today, I am touching on how to refine your Google search.