If you need to get the "skinny" on colleges available tailored to your interests, then Welcome to College is a great tool to help you plan your post-secondary journey. Just sign up for a free account where you can choose and keep track of the colleges that suit your interest. The site lists nearby hotels, restaurants and campus hotspots to check out. After visiting the schools, students can rate the college and read about what other students have posted.
Skype in the Classroom is designed for educational professionals and students to bring together teachers, projects, and resources from around the world. It is also a FREE site intended for video conferencing and global learning. Skype is free software that supports chat, voice calls, and video conferencing
right over your computer! These capabilities open a whole new dimension to
classroom communications and collaboration with the world.
Check out many of the free tutorials and see what presentations you can be a part of to learn more.
School year is almost here and you know it will be time to complete one of those every pending presentations for class. With this nifty article from Tech and Learning you'll be able to produce those publications in a flash!
Be sure your virtual immunizations are up to date and your passport is current
before you set off on your whirlwind tour of some interesting countries in Asia. In each country you will be met by a guide who will show you some of the most interesting things about his or her country. You’ll learn about different aspects of the culture of each country, such as the importance of ancestors in Japan and respectful body language in Vietnam. Find out about special foods, the sports played in each country, and watch short videos of many events. There are several
activities to try, and for teachers, a guide that has the learning goals for
late elementary school students that are covered on this journey. -Taken from Tech and Learning
Looking for a test creator as an enrichment tool? Then Gnowledge will be an invaluable tool to help your child in future assessments. This has to be hands down, one of the best collaborative quize/test-creation sites around. This excellent looking site should be one that doesn't fall into the inevitable Internet wasteland due to under use from its patrons.
"Everyone is a student for a time period in one's life. As a student, we
practise exercises, do coursework and sit for exams. This applies to all
students worldwide, regardless of the syllabus. We aim to democratize education
by advocating community-generated content and assessment for every conceivable syllabus worldwide. What does this mean?
We want you to be able to access our whole breadth of exercises and test papers for free! You can search by title, subject, grade, school and/or country, so finding exactly what you need to practise on is easy.
You will also get the opportunity to be an influencer! Share your expertise by creating exercises or test papers and pass these on to others so that they can learn from you too. Anything you publish can be accessed by anyone who logs onto Gnowledge.
We hope to empower you and the world to help yourselves and each other. Let us all democratize education so that we may be better students in academics and in life together." - Gnowledge
Tech and Learning has just posted a wonderful article concerning Internet Gaming. With school starting up, make sure you have your resources available to help that special student of yours make the grade. Read on, and check out the hotest sites available for online learners.
40 Sites for Educational
If you are not familiar with word clouds, than here is a new idea to add pizzazz
to projects that will be upcoming this year. Wordle offers Free software than can be utilized by teachers, academic learning coaches, or students. What a great way to use an unique idea for all types of reinforcement.
You simply input a bunch of text, URL, or del.icio.us tag and Wordle creates the word cloud for you. Simple, easy, and fun! What a wonderful way to incorporate technology into your various lesson activities.
"Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.
The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the
source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color
schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like.
You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with
your friends." - Wordle
Here is a valuable site for Academic Learning Coaches. Pause for Later is a God send when trying to organize an already busy lifestyle and aiding your child's education at the same time. With this FREE website you can download videos and pause them when the need arises.
Simply sign up, and download appropriate video content. This way, you can view the material with your child, ask appropriate questions to ensure comprehension and pause it if dinner is calling. Then come back to the exact spot you left off.
Remember, being an Academic Learning Coach can be stressful. You may have added this to your already full plate not realizing the time it demands. Anything you can do to take the stress off will be beneficial to you and your child. Being there only a short time ago reminds me of all the tools I deemed necessary for my own survival. This one is tops!
Are you familar with VoiceThread? It's a tool for onversing by means of a different media. It's one of the best ways to talk about and share your images, documents, or videos. You create your VoiceThread, and others leave comments by telephone, text, webcam, microphone, or file upload. What a really cool resource for an upcoming project!
With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.
VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and
colleagues for them to record comments too.
Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies.
Does your child need a vocabulary boost? Vocabulary.com offers FREE sign up and usage to enhance basic vocabulary skills. This website offfers more than 40,000 questions for helping students imporve their vocabulary. It creates a model of students' knowledge with which to track their progress. Various judges liked its ease of use and raved about the adaptive technology, which helps students learn tough words.
Regardless of your education level or age, Vocabulary.com will help you to
master the words that are essential to academic and business success.