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File Format Conversion For Free

File Format Conversion For Free

Ever find yourself in the position where you “cant get there-ah from here-ah”? You know that you can use that file if only it was in the correct format! Here are a couple of tools that may help. The first is an online file conversion tool – Zmazar (http://www.zamzar.com/).  In Zamzar you upload a file

World Wide Telescope – an out of this world view!

I recently received a link to Microsoft Research’s World Wide Telescope – www.worldwidetelescope.org.  According to the user guide:  “The WorldWide Telescope is a software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—combining terabytes of imagery from such famous telescopes as Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer into one vast panorama of the universe. WorldWide

Photo Peach

Last week I had the good fortune to participate in a workshop led by Discovery’s own Kathy Schrock.   The Stafford Public Schools under the leadership of their Technology Integrator (and  CT Discovery Education Leadership Council majordomo)  Lynn Reedy, were awarded a grant for this school year under the CT State Dept. of Education’s  Enhancing Education Through

Green Gazelles Are Good!

Do you know about Gazelle? Gazelle is an online recycling service.  The company pays you cash for used electronics (cell phones, laptops, mp3 players, projectors, blu-ray players, digital cameras, and more).  You look up your item in their online data base, describing the condition, the site makes you an offer, and sends you a box.

Don’t Forget…Cite Your Sources!

As educators all of us tell students how important it is to cite sources. Of course the same is true when we are using videos from Discovery Education. What better way to drive the point home than to model citing sources for our students. The best part is….it is very easy to do! Download your favorite

Digital Storage Online

Many of us work on multiple computers which adds to our disorganization.  We can’t remember which computer has which file. This results in for most of us having many Jump Drives and not sure what is on which one.  We spend too much time searching USB drives for files or turning on and off multiple


Do you know TrueTube (http://www.truetube.co.uk/) ? As you can tell from the URL this is a UK based service. It is a place to debate social issues through the use of uploaded videos.  As they put it – “TrueTube is a free, website which uses real-life stories and issues to encourage teenagers to explore and