Tag Archives: Technology Tools

Windows on your Mac? Apple makes it happen!

Windows on your Mac? Apple makes it happen!

Via Kim Lim: It’s official.  Windows XP is now completely supported on the new Intel Macs.  If you listen closely, you can hear the crowd in the street outside cheering.  Yes, this means you can have all the style of a Mac, the simplicity of a Mac, the wonderful integration of the iLife suite, and

Quick and easy polls for your website

Link: The Tech Savvy Educator ? Blog Archive ? Poll your students online, for free!. Ben at the Tech Savvy Educator has shared a great tool for getting student feedback quickly and easily through your website or blog.  The site is called Blogpoll. [You could] use Blogpoll as a tool to focus students on what

I Cosmeo, I Can

Think digital media has helped your students learn?  Then you’re going to love the latest from Discovery Education! Today Discovery launched Cosmeo, (formerly known as Discovery Learning Connection), a website with over 30,000 videos and a wide variety of educational activities for students.  Content is tailored to match state curriculum standards as well!  Think unitedstreaming,

Toyapalooza with Kathy Schrock

I’m a pretty big gadget freak.  If it’s shiny and has a battery in it, I’ve probably owned it or a variation of it at some point or another.  From the Palm to the Pocket PC, Archos Jukebox to iPod, I thought I’d tried them all. During yesterdays Ed-Tech Connect webinar with Kathy Schrock I

Discovery Education is all about the podcasting

If you have even a remote interest in podcasting and education, you have to read the article  Students and Teachers, From K to 12, Hit the Podcasts from the New York Times.  Not only does it feature Discovery Educator Jeanne Halderson, recently feature on the Wisconsin DEN blog, but it also features Kathy Schrock, a

Video editing without XP?

Since the DEN team is so involved with Digital Media, I try to share new resources as I find them.  Today I found Avid FREE DV, a free version of the Avid video editor, available for both XP and OSX.  A few minutes after sending out that email, I got a message from Chris Marshall

Millions of ‘free’ photos

Ok, I admit it.  There have been a few times that I’ve been in a pinch and needed an image for a presentation quickly.  In the past, I’ve gone to Google Images, did a quick search and just grabbed one that seemed to fit my needs.  I know, I know, I shouldn’t have done it. 

Teaching with the Tools of the New Generation

Research Kaiser Foundation Report – Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year Olds Pew Internet & American Life Project Education tool a phone call away – Technology – theage.com.au eSchool News online – Youths use cell phones as mini-PCs New Study Recasts Cell Phones as Effective Teaching Tool Every One Learns – Pedagogy,

Windows Media in Quicktime!

If you’re a Mac user, here’s a plugin for Quicktime that you’re going have to grab.  Flip4Mac has developed a way for you to watch Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) right from your Quicktime window.  I know from my years as a tech director, I was constantly installing Windows Media player for people who

MacWorld Handouts!

I’m here at MacWorld with a great crowd of people including David Warlick, Mike Lawrence, Mike Morrison, and the DEN gang of Scott Kinney, Coni Rechner, Jannita Demian, and many other teachers from the DEN.I wanted to post the handouts where everyone could have them!  These are lists of great sites where media resources can