New Features in Discovery Streaming/Science
The download button has changed from a floppy disk to filmstrip. Flash downloads now available on some videos.
Shortcut to link directly to videos – Open the video, click on the “Click here to embed in browser” button. That will open it in stand alone viewer. Go to properties and copy the address. Paste that address in Word – students can click and go directly to video without needing to log in. (Does not work for interactives.)
Free and Open Source Software
AcidRip – rip parts of DVDs to create avi files
OpenOffice – Very similar to Microsoft Office and completely compatible.
Gimp – Very similar to Photoshop but free!! www.gimp.org
xmind – graphic organizer www.xmind.net. Must have an XMind account that is also free. (similar to Inspiration/Kidspiration, bubbl, and mywebspiration) (student140, student) (open the program first, then open files)
Using Web 2.0/Netbook Tools
GoogleDocs and gmail accounts can be set up to stay within a domain.
Average teenager spends 31 hours a week online.
Tons of great web 2.0 resources will be listed on the apstech ning – www.apstech.ning.com
GoogleDocs can be used to create forms and quizzes too.
Integrating Curriculum into Technology Instruction
Technology lessons created with Tech Integration Group are now available under math in each grade level on the Division of Instruction website.
New content on Atomic Learning
portaportal – alternate to delicious for listing bookmarks.
Rachel’s portaportal site www.guest.portaportal.com/rperickson