Tag Archives: Tools and Web Sites

Copyright Resources for the Classroom

A recent Boston Globe article in the “Surfing the Net with Kids” series included links to help teach the “how’s” and “why’s” of copyright law.  “Copyright, intellectual property, fair use, and public domain are not subjects reserved for lawyers and corporate publishers. Every student … needs to understand the basics of what can and cannot

Turn Your Computer into a Whiteboard

Any teacher who has had access to a StarBoard, Promethean Board, or Interactive Whiteboard, etc. is lost when it malfunctions or for whatever reason is no longer accessible. Tablet PC’s may be used in a similar manner. True the functionalities and application tools may not be as top-notch, but any port in a storm. Well

Stay Connected

 Blog it UP!!! As we embark on a new school year, there is no better way to “get connected” with your learning community than blogging or microblogging.  Here are a few great sites to get you started: Blogs & Micro Blogging Blogger: your easy-to-use web site, where you can quickly post thoughts, interact with people,

New Interactive Projector

The Dell S300WI, a new Dell projector that is a perfect solution for an interactive classroom environment. Watch this brief 2-3 minute video for a quick demonstration of its capabilities. The Dell S300wi Interactive Projector lets you project on any surface and turn that surface into an Interactive White Board.  The Interactive Pen’s technology allows you

Resources for Teaching about 9/11

There are many excellent resources for teaching about 9/11. Discovery Education Streaming: Search “September 11” The top resource is a “Theme page” about September 11 “featuring resources selected and created by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts, this theme page offers teacher’s guides, video clips, and more.” “America Attacked: 9/11” — Awesome Stories Background information, video, audio

Web 2.0 Resources

Take the 30 day  Web 2.0 challenge. I recently saw this resource developed by Rita Mortensen that lists great Web 2.0 resources.  I love the format.  It is attractive and easy to read.  It also includes ways to use the resource and other similar sites.  Check it out.

Lodge McCammon

Have you ever wondered how Common Craft creates their simple yet informative digital videos? Well, thanks to Dr. Lodge McCammon and the DEN LC Symposium, your fearless DEN Leadership Council now knows, and we are here to share it with you!  Dr. Lodge McCammon, a good friend of the DEN, currently calls North Carolina his