Sunday, April 12, 2009

Extreme Makeover; Education Edition (Technology Enhanced Learning

Extreme Makeover; Education Edition (Technology Enhanced Learning List)

Welcome, Assalaamu'alaikum!


Some thing in here should be fun or helpful for you, feel free to leave your comments and resources.

Chart: Who Participates And What People Are Doing Online What people are doing

Microsoft Cool Tools

PC to PCs remote access and assistance with screen and mouse control
Awesome for techies like me ;)


Create a Virtual 3-D tour/model of any group of pictures, help students recognize details, backgrounds, settings, cultures, etc. ex. inauguration

Windows Movie Maker
Import pics and vids, drop into timeline, add title & effects, and publish to your computer

Community Clips great video archive to learn the features in MS Office that you just knew were there somewhere.

Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office - Essentials: Tools for Teachers
Tools for Teachers, Students:
Curriculum-based templates and toolbars for Microsoft Office Word, the
Microsoft Office PowerPoint® presentation graphics program and
Microsoft Office Excel® spreadsheet software help students and
educators get started, stay organized and successfully complete
high-quality work.

Save time on common tasks with Templates for handouts and presentations, grading rubrics, managing your classroom and more.
Download details: Word 2007 Add-in: Microsoft Math

The Microsoft Math Add-in adds computational and graphing capabilities to the Equation Tools Ribbon of Word 2007.
Plot a function, equation, or inequality in 2-D or 3-D; Solve an equation or inequality; Calculate a numerical result; Simplify an algebraib expression.
Teacher Tech Tuesday Webcast: Microsoft Education

Join each week for practical tips and information on how to use MS products and technologies in the classroom. Webcast are about 45 minutes.

Live Mesh Beta – Create your mesh

Create your mesh - your network of devices and synchronized folders. No more forgetting a file in the at work or at home when you can have access to both.
Innovative Teachers Network

global community of educators: features product tutorials, lesson plans, how-to articles, online discussions, virtual project teams, step-by-step instructions and more
Microsoft Education: Download free posters for your class

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, how about a free poster
contact: Patrick Sheren
for MS Way Cool K-12 Solutions in or around IL
Google Tools

(Need to set up a Google account)

Homepage gadgets
Gmail, BBC News, Aljazeera, Weather, How to, word, phrase, joke, history....of the day, Google docs, earthquake watch, webMD, Google calendar, Google notebook, Google reader, doppler radar, gmail, free fonts, translator, games,
Google Notebook
online, searchable, shareable note taking
(download extension for taking clips from sites)
Google Docs

Google Docs, word, presentations, spreadsheets online and collaborative "real time editing"and surveys or worksheets

Google Reader (RSS feeds)
Add a subscription (person, newspaper, news channel, sports, tech, education, teachers love smartboards, teaching ideas, smartboard lesson podcast,

Google Groups
join a group (Google for Educators Discussion Group) and share a calendar updates, email distribution,
More Google Products

Find and connect with businesses from your phone, for free

Google Photos & Picasa 3
web albums and pictures/video editing great for instant fixes and sharing; helps organize all of your pictures (see earlier post w/tutorial)
Research Tips from Google Book Search

Research Tips from Google Book Search
Search the full text of over 7 million books, track your sources, browse or dig deep
Google Scholar

Stand on the shoulders of giants
Search, Find, Locate, Learn
helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research
Google Earth
add placemarks, pictures/sketches, take tours, draw maps/directions, take a sample flight-simulator track distance and weather systems and more

Google Web Search/History
tracks time and date of sites visited for later reference
easily select multiple applications to download
Google for Educators Discussion Group | Google Groups

Google for Educators Discussion Group

Discussions - Google Apps Education Edition | Google Groups

Google Apps Education Edition

Web 2.0 Resources (Free :)
photos, motivator posters with your own photos

Twitter with default backgrounds or images from DE if desired poster of words showed ;)

Jog The Web Track search and managing global or personal photos browse through 1000s or just create you own web album fun, fun, fun
Lots of instant photo fun: create neat and exciting images and backgrounds with your web cam

WriteOnIt - Fake pictures Fun with pictures and backgrounds quick and easy audio recording online narrations very fun way of story telling! Create spot light videos with a few clicks: grab your photos, add text and sound, and walaa your video is completely animated. Educators get a free account, so stop delaying and start dragging and dropping. Homework planner online (calendar, alerts, news, links, assignments, discussions all in a very simple format.
need to repeat a lesson or join a class, flash meeting can do just that


KidsClick! Web Search

GoalForIt: Resource For Setting And Achieving Goals

Main Page - FreeReading

Gcast. Make your voice heard.

Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs) online classrooms and hotspots for your social learning and networking
easy to collaborate content and edit; wikis help kids learn from the beginning to any where in the middle
my favorite PLN! a wonderful way to learn, share, or explore what other people you are interested in know
Follow people in the same field or subject as you and gain unlimited resources and advice
a great place for teachers to start their PLNs

Free Conference Call, Phone Conferencing, Teleconferences -

Classroom Collaboratives
live boardcasting with multiple cams
quick presenting
Live boardcasting and presenting
Free computer to computer video/voice calls with chats, games, whiteboard, and collaboration of multiple callers

Going Green
rather than printing out daily homework reminders, let a student record it and send it forms
Please let students know that they can create ONE document online and share it with their partners (collaboratively) without having to travel to each other's homes.
adobe pdf downloads
download a free settings for adobe pdf creater to save your work in a non-editable way
Earth Hour US

Help save the planet from the greenhouse effect and conserve natural resources!
World Water Day: Join an Event on March 22, 2009
1 in 6 people in the world do NOT have clean or safe water to live.
Thank you.