SMART Technologies is offering a free, self-paced course through the SMART Learning Space called “Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying”. Check out this great course when you get some time. It only takes about 30 minutes!
OnBoard Academics provides SMART Notebook lessons for grade K-8 in three academic areas: ELA, Math, and Science. OnBoard was the first company to develop and publish (commercially) content for SMART interactive white boards. They were also the first company to be awarded SMART’s Select and Elite status.
Cranbrook Schools purchased their entire suite of lessons because we found them to be a great resource for our faculty. The lessons have very clear instructions for teachers and each lesson even contains ten SMART Response questions! The lessons are also tied to the Common Core Standards. The best part is that the interactivity is built right in! You can download six free lessons here: http://onboardacademics.com/free-lessons. Check them out. I think you will be impressed.
See an example file of a particularly good lesson on human skin HERE
Ever need to share a YouTube video, but were nervous about what links and related videos might pop up? The Quietube bookmarklet takes that video and displays it on a plain white background. Very neat and clean. Perfect for presentations and staff meetings.
Install it here: http://quietube.com/
Cooliris is a browser plug-in that revolutionizes how you find, view, and share photos and videos. Whether you’re browsing the Web or your desktop, Cooliris presents media on an infinite “3D wall” that lets you enjoy content without clicking page to page.
Cooliris works with Firefox, as well as Internet Exporer, Safari (Mac), and Google Chrome (Windows).
Got photos and videos?
With Cooliris, immerse yourself when visiting popular sites like Facebook, Google Images, Bing, YouTube, Flickr, and Picasa. Scan through hundreds of photos and videos in seconds. Navigate among albums, zoom in and out, view in full screen or slideshow mode, favorite, and share. You can even use Cooliris to find photos stored on your desktop.
Mobile technology is playing an increasingly large role in the classroom – most students have a phone of their own, so why not use a device that they’re familiar with to engage them with education? Ipadio technology is perfect for enhancing and improving the learning process.
In brief, Ipadio enables the live broadcast of audio directly to the internet… all from a phone. There’s never been an easier way to record oral assessments, create revision podcasts or collect homework.
Check out Ipadio Classroom Integration Ideas here: http://www.ipadio.com/page.asp?section=99§ionTitle=ipadio+in+Education
Wallwisher is an online notice board maker. You can
post stickies with text, images, links to websites and even videos. The notice-board is really simple to use and you can set access rights so that anyone can view and or post to it or only restricted people.
No registration required – click, write, post – that’s it!
Check out these two websites for some ways to use WallWisher in the classroom:
Digital Nation is a new, open source PBS project that explores what it means to be human in an entirely new world — a digital world. It consists of the Web site below as well as a major FRONTLINE documentary that aired on February 2nd, 2010 that you can now watch directly from the website: