The following is a collection of tech tools that appear useful. I have not tested most of these. I keep them here for future use.
- docs.google.com – Google Docs is a FREE web-based office suite that is compatible with Microsoft Office Suite. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users live. Students can write reports, as well as make presentations, spreadsheets, forms and drawings. I am very happy with this product even though it is not nearly as useful as Microsoft Office. Google Docs stalls out frequently, especially with longer documents.
- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/using-wordpad – How to use MS Wordpad. Word Pad is already on the computer and easy to use.
- http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2008/08/is-cloud-computing-right-for-you.html#.UYe-8crCuWM – Wordprocessors and Cloud Computing
- http://www.openoffice.org – FREE alternative to Microsoft Office Suite. Has all the same items (word processor, spreadsheet, slideshow presentation) as Office does.
- http://www.box.com/personal – Get a Hard Drive in the Cloud: Online Storage – What if the files you need are on your laptop – but you’re on the road with your iPhone? No worries! With Box, you store files online – then access them anywhere, anytime, on any device.
- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449 – Keyboard shortcuts for Windows
- http://wordribbon.tips.net – How to use MS Word. MS Word is not free, but worth learning.
- http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/546879/20140407/google-docs-microsoft-office-online-drive-onedrive.htm#.U0VfA1d79ou – As of April 2014, MS Office Suite has a FREE online version. Since MS products are in most offices, it is important to learn them.
MAKE YOUR OWN MEDIA PRESENTATIONS
- http://ed.ted.com – software – Ted-ED is a handy curriculum making software designed so that I can use any YouTube video to create customized lessons. It allows me to tweak or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed’s site, or create lessons from scratch!
- http://www.edcanvas.com – Make your lessons come alive with rich multimedia.
- www.educational-freeware.com/online – software
- http://www.ck12.org – software – FlexBooks are customizable, standards-aligned, digital textbooks for grades K-12.
- http://www.freetech4teachers.com/p/video-creation-resources.html#.Uvh_mLQaxjY – video creation
- http://www.xtranormal.com – This turns your words into an animated video.
- http://www.powtoon.com/schooltube/?oid=1137_21 – video presentations
- See MATHS filed under LEARNING LINKS for charts, graphs, diagrams and CADD programs.
- See ART AND MUSIC filed under ELECTIVES under LEARNING LINKS for film making resources.
AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING
It is legal to make a copy of copyrighted material if it is only for your use and you keep the original. I only need one video and one audio recorder. I have a list because I want to review these.
- http://mediaconverter.org – How to download YouTube playlist
- http://keepvid.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWEXMB5wsl0w –
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os1sh3RPiJ4 – How to use the audio record feature in Window operating system.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEvtafjujTc – How to put cassette tapes onto your computer – Need to download Audacity.net
- http://www.youtube.com/user/ezvidinc?v=f68tDNasKPs – Ezvid Free Screen Recorder And Video Editor – http://ezvid.com ” – http://ezvid.com
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGVIyqFaOfw&list=TLlhvTSvrCa6Q – The Best 100% Free Minecraft Screen Recorder
- http://pcsmarties.wordpress.com/methods-to-remove-conduit – how to clean a hard drive of unwanted programs that piggy-backed on free downloads
- http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/11/using-schooltube-to-view-youtube.html – Using SchoolTube to View YouTube
- http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators – articles – Media and Technology Resources for Educators
- http://homeschoolmommy-lildread.blogspot.com/p/free-software.html#.T97GxsXeUVA – article about software
- http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/07/7-ways-to-use-video-in-your-classroom.html – 7 Ways to Use Video In Your Classroom
- http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/07/how-to-create-placemarks-and-tours-in.html – How to create placemarks and tours in Google Earth. A set of screenshots and videos.
- http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1na6j/GoogleforTeachers/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freetech4teachers.com%2F2010%2F03%2Ffree-33-page-guide-google-for-teachers.html – Google For Teachers I
- http://www.docstoc.com/docs/document-preview.aspx?doc_id=46159537 – Google For Teachers II
- http://www.google.com/edu/programs/google-teacher-academy – Google Teacher Academy
- http://www.edudemic.com/2013/08/how-to-flip-an-online-course – How To Flip An Online Course – 2013-08-19
- http://abud.me/digital-activities-for-visual-literacy – Digital Activities For Visual Literacy 7 – This entry was posted on August 16, 2013
- http://www.edudemic.com/2013/08/first-five-days-of-digital-citizenship-at-your-school – How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of SchoolAdded by Holly Clark – 2013-08-19
- http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/08/active-textbook-turn-pdfs-into.html – Active Textbook – Turn PDFs Into Multimedia Documents
- http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/08/submrge-ideas-for-teaching-with-games.html#.UhMHb22IbNI – Submrge – Ideas for Teaching With Games
- http://www.crossandquillmedia.com/2013/08/07/netflix-or-amazon – Video Schooling
- http://www.crosswordweaver.com – crossword puzzle maker
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Never forget your relationship with your child is as important as the academics you are attempting to pack into his brain. Cherish school time. Let learning be fun.