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Top Web Annotation and Markup Tools Ever try browsing the web and came across some content that you wanted to save for later reference? Yes you can easily bookmark a site, but wouldn’t it be awesome if you can select and save the specific text in the content that interests you? You are at a page where you want to leave a comment or note but u can’t because the page does not provide a comment system, what do you do about it? Better example, what do you use when you are working on a document or website of your own and wanting to get feedback from users or collaborate with a friend or group? Pin it Annotation tools allows you to discuss, exchange ideas or even brainstorm with your colleagues and peers efficiently in shortest time possible.

Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities & More Search form Search Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious. Science of Cooking • Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and Webcasts.PreviousNext Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities, and More 10 Tips to Help Master Prezi Last week, I spent two days teaching Prezi at the Langley Center for New Media. As the event came to a close, a few attendees asked if I could sum up more than 16 hours of teaching in a top 10 list. Well, here’s my first stab at 10 tips that should help you become a better Prezi presenter and publisher.

200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites... This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we’re missing something good. Free Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks

21 Skype Lessons For Active Learning, Sorted By Topic Continuing our mini-series on using Skype in the classroom, I wanted to present a few of the many Skype lessons that are currently available for classrooms and everyone else to try out. What is a Skype lesson, you ask? It’s simply a pre-planned ‘call’ where you can watch and learn from others via Skype. Like a Google+ Hangout or other live video-based lesson. Below are just a very small number of Skype lessons you should consider checking out over at the official Skype in the Classroom website.

Thinking Gifted We do not read or hear much about gifted education these days. Many governments have swallowed the high stakes testing Kool-aid so that policy has swerved to focus on the middle ground and the mundane; yet all schools should be asking how they might best nurture the imagination, creativity and inquiry skills of all students. The situation in the USA is quite discouraging since funding for gifted education has died off completely under the Obama administration as reported by the NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children): The federal government does not provide funding directly to local school districts for programs and services for gifted and talented students. The only federal program for gifted children is the Jacob K.

{FREE} Weather Unit for ages 3-9 1StumbleUpon 0 I’ve covered various topics to teach my preschool and homeschool kids about weather, but I really wanted to make sure I covered it all (if there is such a thing =-) So I put together all the weather stuff I could possibly dream up in this mega 40 page Weather Unit Printable Pack! The Weather Worksheets are educational and fun for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd, grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade homeschoolers. FREE Weather Unit Pack for Preschool and Homeschoolers The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts If you’ve got a smartphone or a tablet in your classroom, you’re ready for the adventure to begin! By adventure I mean, of course, the world of active learning through digital scavenger hunts. In this hunt, students are tasked with finding a particular physical object, person, or place and have to use technology to track it down.

Web 2 Tools by Task Avators: Build your Wild Self - create a self portrait and learn about the animal parts incorporated into your avatar. Mikons - where people communicate through visual symbols, logos, icons, or avatars to tell a story Voki.com is a web application that produces animated characters to which you can add your voice (or anybody else’s). Blogging / Bookmarking Tools: browser tools Now you can have the power of lingro at your fingertips all the time! Once you install the lingro Firefox extension, instant translations will be available on every page you view. You'll also be able to type in words to look up in the search-as-you-type dictionary on the included toolbar. The Firefox extension is especially useful for translating words on sites like Facebook which can't be viewed with the web-based version of lingro. And of course lingro will still keep track of all the words you translate so you can review your personal vocabulary history using our study tools and games.

Digital Resources for Schools: inspiring research on World War One Alexander Bunyip's Under The Lake: The Real History of Lake Burley Griffin To celebrate the Lake's big birthday, join author, illustrator, and Bunyip wrangler Michael Salmon, to discover entertaining, true and highly probable histories, mysteries and legends, on, around and under the lake. Monday 26 May–Friday 30 May 10 am and 1 pm, 75 min Theatre, $5 per student (includes resources)

Audioboo Welcome to Audioboo It's fantastic for many things: interviews for your website, wonderful ambient sounds, music you've made, your children growing up, even a full-on radio show. You can use it for reporting, storytelling, education, as an online dictaphone, or just to let friends know what you're up to. Audioboo works on iOS and Android devices or via the web, and soon blackberry and windows 8. Our mission is to be the one platform you use when you want to record audio, share it or save it for the future. Recording Audio

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