Tag Archives: Technology Tips

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Making Your Life Easier with Windows 7

Making Your Life Easier with Windows 7

As many school systems around the world convert their computers to Windows 7, I thought it would be timely to highlight some of the many handy features and add on programs that are available for free for teachers using this operating system. Snipping Tool: This cool little tool is already a part of your Windows

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Storing History in a Box

Are you looking for an interesting way for your students to show their understanding of social studies content and you don’t want to see another Power Point?  Then check out Museum Box http://museumbox.e2bn.org/. Boxes can be created to store audio, text, images, video, files, and links.  Students can create boxes that show their understanding of concepts

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Yudu: Read & Publish

  YUDU: “It’s a free library of digital content to read and explore. Find eBooks, magazines, and other documents as well as photos, music, podcasts and bookmarks to add to your own library.” {http://www.yudu.com/} Upload pdf or other types of documents and create a free published document. You can then share this document via Email,

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Photo Story: Book Talks and Virtual Tours

Photo Story 3 has made quite an impact on digital storytelling in the classroom. Offered as a free download from the Microsoft website, this application is surprisingly easy to use! Photo Story is an application that allows you to import digital, still images and create a photo slideshow that you can share. So imagine this,

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DEN Members Share Tips

The South Carolina Leadership Council treated DEN members to dinner in Columbia last night. Dinner with the DEN is a treat, but being able to share technology tips with fellow educators takes the cake! Cathy Nelson, Library Media Specialist and DEN member, shared two great sites: Cameroid Fun image generator for those who have access

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GPS Classroom Adventures

I’ve had the opportunity this school year to pilot a project to use GPS receivers with students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in Richland County School District One.  The funding was provided by Ida Thompson, Director of Instructional Technology Services.  The project has definitely been the highlight of my year.   I had

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TeacherTube

Have you signed up for TeacherTube? If you haven’t been there go! This site was launched March 6, 2007. Teachertube is a place to post educational videos you or your class create. Registration is FREE! TeacherTube is committed to stay educationally focused all videos uploaded are asked to address a specific learning objective and/or provide

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My Content – Unitedstreaming

Unitedstreaming-ETV streamline videos have become an important resource in my classroom.  Many topics are covered in short, easy to understand content for all subject areas, many with blackline masters to go along with the content.  Content can be searched by grade, by subject, or by standard.  The best part, in my opinion, is that once

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