These are my links for May 23rd through May 29th:
Filed Under (Resources) by Heather Hurley on 29-05-2008
I love the look a PDF file. It’s clean, crisp and unmarred by formatting errors. The only problem with them is that I haven’t been able to embed into my web pages/blogs. So when Katie Knapp sent the agenda for our VA Day of Discovery I wanted to try and figure out how to embed the PDF instead of simply linking to it. I did a quick Google search and came across two resources. I found both of these at The PDF Blog. One resource I was able to use and one was blocked from school as pornography. Who knew that embedding PDF’s was a pornographic act.
Below are the two resources I found from The PDF Blog:
With the new breed of Web 2.0 sites a new way has evolved that is a lot more reliable. Relatively new document sharing sites such as Scribd and Adobe Share (beta) let you upload your PDF files and, once on their site, they provide you with simple code to place in your web page which displays the contents of your PDF files inside a little Flash-based wrapper. From there users can zoom in and out, navigate between pages, and save the file to their local computer. The additional benefit, for some users, is the fact that using these free services reduces bandwidth as (sometimes quite large) PDFs are stored on an external server.
I was not able to access Sribd but maybe you all can try it. You can view and example of it here. I was able to use Adobe Share. It was a pretty neat program. To view how Adobe Share works, visit the VA DEN Day of Discovery Agenda and feel free to register while you’re there.
These are my links for May 15th through May 22nd:
These are my links for May 1st through May 13th:
Filed Under (Resources) by Heather Hurley on 01-05-2008
Heather B. Blanton an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher from Wise County Public Schools, Virginia sent an email to the VSTE ITRT listserve asking the following question: “If you could pick only one website to share with teachers (preK-4) what would it be?” She was looking to compile the top 25 resources. In the end she ended up with 50 and shared them with us. Enjoy!