Tag archives for Web Tools

  1. Newsmap: A Visual of Today’s News

    Newsmap is a site that provides a visual representation of the news as aggregated  from Google News.  What I like about Newsmap is the how color is used to differentiate between types of new stories.  For example, the blue headlines are all sports related while the gradients of those colors also show you how recent the […]

  2. Discovery Education at your fingertips…..literally!

    On October 8, 2010 Discovery Education streamed across the web using Livestream to announce their release of Discovery Education on the iPad.  Yes, your fingers can now do some walking through Discovery Education. This site provides you a wealth of options with videos already matched up to meet your interests.  Here is the list of […]

  3. Google Apps goes YouTube

    In reading through my Google Reader subscriptions I came across a Google Docs blog posting talking about tutorial videos for several of their applications.  The applications include spreadsheets, forms, documents, presentations as well as functionality within each application.  Additionally, I feel there are two great features available on the Google Docs YouTube channel.  The first feature is how the […]

  4. Social Side of Bookmarking

    Last May, Steve Dembo (@teach42 on Twitter), from Discovery Education, asked if I would be interested in participating in their Summer School 2010 webinar series.  It did not take me long, maybe 30 seconds, to agree on presenting as part of the PLN Week.  Steve asked if I would discuss Social Bookmarking (Social Bookmarking in Plain […]

  5. Enhancing LiveBinders

    The ladies of LiveBinders, Tina and Barbara, have announced recent updates to enhance the ability of this great web 2.0 tool. The enhancements have improved searching for educational resources (education based binders), the long awaited functionality of managing uploaded files, and providing insight into the methods used to secure your LiveBinders files. Here are the […]

  6. "Spark" the New You

    Starting a new year with New Year’s resolutions fresh in our minds, here is a tool for all of you who are interested in tracking your fitness, nutrition and health goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/ This site allows you to track meals, find recipes, create workouts, set fitness goals, network with other people, read health articles and view […]

  7. Glogster EDU – Newly Improved

    This summer Glogster launched Glogster EDU, which was totally awesome because the EDU version is completely safe and filtered so teachers don’t have to worry about students viewing inappropriate content. For those that don’t know what Glogster EDU is, it’s basically an virtual poster creator. But it is so much more! Users can upload or […]

  8. Get Scientific with Discovery Education

    DEN’s SCIcon: Saturday, January 9, 2010 Join the DEN community for our first ever Science-themed virtual conference!  From 9 AM to 4 PM (ET) on Saturday, January 9, 2010 we will explore creative ways to use the amazing resources available in DE Science and DE streaming.  We will also tap into the abundance of free resources available […]

  9. Wallwisher

    Have you heard about Wallwisher? Basically, it’s online post-it notes and can be used in a number of ways. As a teacher all you have to do is create an account, create your wall, and send your students to the wall. When creating your wall there are a number of options for who can see […]

  10. Free Fonts

    Do you like to add cool fonts to your projects? Take a look at this site for free fonts for your computer. http://www.1001freefonts.com/horror-fonts.php. Download either the Mac or Windows version and add a little visual excitement to your words!

  11. AudioPal

    Wouldn’t it be great if your blog would read the posts aloud to your students? Or if your wiki would read activity directions to your students? Or maybe if your students could narrate a story that will be posted on your class blog, wiki, or website? Well you can do this and much more with […]

  12. MediaShare – Did you Know?

    So what exactly is MediaShare? Well on the Quick Start Guide, Discovery Education describes it as “a web-based content   sharing system that enables educators to utilize the best resources through uploading, sharing, managing, and distributing user-created or licensed, digital content.” But what does that mean? Well basically, as a member of the Discovery Educator Network […]