August 2009 Archives

Atmosphere Design Lab

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Interactive about the earth's atmosphere- change the levels of carbon dioxide, oxygen, and ozone to see the effects on the earth.
Atmosphere Design Lab

EtherPad

EtherPad is the only web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time.

When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone's screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate on text documents, useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more.


EtherPad: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing

The Mutopia Project

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The Mutopia Project The Mutopia Project offers sheet music editions of classical music for free download. These are based on editions in the public domain, and include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Mozart, and many others. A team of volunteers are involved in typesetting the music by computer using the LilyPond software. Why not join them?! See the page on how to contribute for more information. We also host a growing number of modern editions, arrangements and new music. The respective editors, arrangers and composers have chosen to make these works freely available.
One aspect of the Museum of Humor is a large collection of lesson plans for teaching with humor. In this collection there are links to fun and humorous lesson plans for every content area and grade level. In addition to the lesson plans you will find links to printable fun activities. If you're looking for a fun way to introduce a new topic or review before an assessment, check out the Museum of Humor's lesson plan database.


Museum of Humor

All learners benefit from having a range of options available when it comes to showing what they know or presenting what they've learned.  Some learners may benefit more than others.  That's because some learners will never do well when limited to the traditional option of pen and paper, or even when using a word processor.

In our digital era,  all learners benefit from developing proficiency with multimedia presentation tools.  For some learners, especially those who struggle with using text to share thoughts and ideas, multimedia tools may be essential.  This is why I am so eager to promote effective applications for multimedia presentation.


PhotoPeach - free photo slideshows with music

TADO EDUCATOR PD Lounge

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What there is "TA DO" in Educational Technology

Cyber School's newest development is an On-line Professional Development
Lounge for All Educational Staff from our own school division and

from around the world. 


The Lounge is active and vibrant and updated almost daily by Cyber School Educational Technology Specialists.


The PD Lounge houses a multitude of both self-directed and guided short
courses
geared specifically towards integrating technology into the classroom.  

Communicate and collaborate with other educators regarding Smart Boards, Wikis's and blogs (Just to name a few).

In Addition to this, there is a vast amount of other Software Tutorials,
Smart Board lessons as well as access to Atomic Learning a company
who specializes in tutorials for most software applications used in schools.

 

*Please note: These tutorials can be used with or by students as well.*
Do you need some refreshers or introductions to Cyber Planets, Learning Communities, Hybrid courses or Blogs?

If so, Cyber School is posting videos of all staff delivered In-services so that
anyone can access them at anytime.

 

Click Here To Register for FREE!!!!!!

TADO EDUCATOR PD Lounge

Social Sciences Courses

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Social Sciences

  Anthropology
  Archaeology
  Criminal Justice
  Geography
  Government
  Health and Human Performance
  History
  Law
  Political Science
  Psychology
  Religion
  Sociology

Science Education Courses

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Science Education

Astronomy

Whether you are studying backyard stargazing or exploring the possibility of becoming a professional astronomer, Astronomy Education at Free-Ed.Net can get you started and sustain your learning for years to come.

  1. General Astronomy
  2. Planetary Astronomy
  3. Stars and Galaxies
  4. Cosmology

Biology

  • General Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biometrics
  • Zoology

Chemistry

This place is right for you if you simply want to be better informed, want to get a first-hand look at what it is like to study chemistry, or want to further your education in the field.

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Earth Sciences

The Greeks separated all matter into air, earth, and fire. Today's earth sciences are a bit more sophisticated, but they are all about the air around us, the earth beneath our feet, and the bodies of water that cover most of the world.

  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Soil Science
  • Oceanography
  • Meteorology
  • General Physics -- Descriptive

  • General Physics -- Algebra

  • General Physics -- Calculus

  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • Theoretical Physics


Mathematics Courses

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Mathematics at Free-Ed.Net

General Mathematics

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The series of 13 videos explores major themes in the field of mathematics, from mankind's earliest study of prime numbers to the cutting edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe.

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See how mathematics influences everything from the success of savvy entrepreneurs to the fairness of voting practices.

Mathematics Courses and Resources

bullet Arithmetic and Basic Math
bullet Pre-Algebra
bullet Algebra
bullet Trigonometry
bullet Pre-Calculus
bullet Calculus
bullet Statistics and Probability
bullet Linear Algebra

Statistics & Probability

video01.jpg (433 bytes) A Video Survey of Modern Statistics

Probability Theory: The Logic of Science

Linear Algebra

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Health Care Studies Courses

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Information Technology Education

Computer Science

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
This intensive, academic programming course uses the free e-text offered here.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Programming using QBasic
This is a gentle introduction to programming using the computer programming language QBasic.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Computer Science using Java
This is a first course in Computer Science using the programming language Java. It covers the fundamentals of programming and of computer science.

Computer Programming

Fundamentals of  Visual Basic

One of the most complete and popular courses in Visual Basic. The course is supported by a free online textbook.

 

 

Fundamentals of C#

A complete presentation of C# programming. The course is supported by a free online textbook.

Fundamentals of Visual Studio .NET

A complete survey of Visual Studio .NET principles and applications. This course is supported by a free online textbook.

Fundamentals of Visual C++

A complete presentation of Visual C++ programming. The course is supported by a free online textbook.

Fundamentals of Java

A complete presentation of Java programming. The course is supported by a free online textbook.

Introduction to MIPS Assembly Language

This is a programmed course in assembly language programming of the MIPS processor

Web Scripting & Design

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of JavaScript
A complete presentation of JavaScript scripting and Web applications. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes) Hands-On JavaScript
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples and an online editor.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of HTML Scripting & Web Design
A complete presentation of HTML scripting and Web design. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Hands-On HTML
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples and an online editor.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes) Hands-On VBScript
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples and an online editor.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Microsoft FrontPage
Get a running start or brush up on your FrontPage techniques. This mini-course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Perl Programming
One of the most complete and popular training resources for Perl programming. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Practical Perl Programming
All anyone needs to know about Perl.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Hands-On XML
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Hands-On ASP
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples.

Operating Systems

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of Windows XP
A complete round-up of Windows XP principles and applications. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of Windows 2000 Professional
A complete survey of  Windows 2000 that provides free access to a best-selling online book.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of Mac OS X
A thorough introduction to the Mac operating system, including a complete online textbook that is provided free of charge.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of Red Hat Linux
A complete course in the principles and design of Linux applications, including a complete online textbook that is provided free of charge.

Personal Computer Hardware

A First Look at Personal Computer Hardware

 

Database Applications

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes) Fundamentals of SQL
A complete round-up of SQL programming and applications. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes) Hands-On SQL
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples and an online editor.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes) Essentials of Access
A practical introduction to this powerful database.

Productivity Applications

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of Microsoft Office
A complete round-up of Microsoft Office applications. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
Get a running start or brush up on your PowerPoint techniques. This mini-course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Get a running start or brush up on your Excel techniques. This mini-course is supported by a free online textbook.
Microsoft Office Suite
Office 2000 Series, courtesy of Florida Gulf Coast University
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Word
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Excel
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Power Point
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Access
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)FrontPage

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Learning Corel Presentations

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Lotus 1-2-3

Computer Graphics & Gaming

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Vector Math Tutorial for Computer Graphics
Interactive tutorial in mathematical preliminaries for computer graphics.

Some lessons are better learned by experience. Now you can start your own business in the robust economy of a 3D virtual world. It's lovingly known as Start-Up Boot Camp.

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Franchising
A thorough (and neutral) introduction to the essential element of franchising. This is an interactive presentation provide by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)How to Write a Business Plan
A thorough introduction to the essential element of a good business plan. This is an interactive presentation provide by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Small Business Primer: Guide to Starting a Business

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Technologies for Small Business Start-Ups

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pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Strategic Planning and Execution
Extensive audio/slide presentation provided courtesy of SmallBizU.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Principles of Business Management
This course of study is built around  Contemporary Management, 4/e; authored by Jones and George; and is provided courtesy of McGraw-Hill Higher Education.  
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes) Developing Breakthrough Products and Services video01.jpg (433 bytes)
This course covers modern tools and methods for product design and development. The cornerstone is a project in which teams of management, engineering, and industrial design students conceive, design, and prototype a physical product. The video and printed material is provided courtesy of the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Building & Construction Trades

Building & Construction: General and Core Topics

Esitmating for Residential Construction
PowerPoint Presentations

Architectural Drafting & Design
Sample documents and video clips

Residential Construction
Videos of house construction

Glossary of Terms
 

Carpentry

Professional Carpentry
Although a DIY (do-it-yourselfer) can learn a lot from this course, it is mainly intended for professionals and apprentice carpenters.

Building Construction & Finishing
This is our premium, apprentice-level building/construction course.

Concrete/Masonry

Essentials of Masonry
This is a terrific introduction to bricks, concrete blocks, mortar, and the construction of wall structures.

Electrical

Electrical Principles
Videos

House Wiring
Videos

Survey of Electrical Construction
A study sequence intended to familiarize prospective electricians with a sense of the theory and practical skills required for a successful apprenticeship and career.

Installing Electrical Conduit Systems
This course is designed to teach the knowledge necessary to classify and size, cut and thread, and bend and install conduit and conductors.

Plumbing

Essentials of Plumbing
This is a complete introductory course to plumbing installation and repair.  It is intended for professional and apprentice plumbers, but a do-it-yourselfer can also learn a lot about home installation and repair.

Welding

Essentials of Welding
This welding course provides prospective tradesmen with an in-depth view of the theory, principles, methods, and techniques related to modern welding.

Painting

Painting for Professionals
This painting course is part of a series of professional development courses for crew leaders,  tradesmen and apprentices.


Art and Art Appreciation
Select a course or study resource:

Art Appreciation

bullet Works in Progress
This is a video instructional series on art appreciation. Each of the 10 half-hour segments is devoted to a contemporary artist who takes one or more works of art from start to finish.
 
bullet Essays from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
bullet Online Works of Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art History

bullet Art of the Western World 
This is a video instructional series on art history for college and high school classrooms and adult learners
 
bullet Art History
Art History
is a survey of the subject, presented in 29 outlined lessons.

Studio Art

bullet Art School
Roger Elliott's well-known and highly respected online tutorials for the mechanics
bullet Learn to Draw Portraits
Video lessons.

Journalism at Free-Ed.Net

Introduction to Journalism
Here is a brief introduction to the basic elements of modern journalism , including research methods and interview techniques.

Writing the News

A video survey of modern journalism

Basic Photography for Journalists
This short course includes five relatively brief lessons that give journalists the tools necessary to perform as a photojournalist.  These lessons provide a general knowledge and understanding of using 35mm and digital cameras; film and digital recording media; power sources; exposure and light control; image processing and ethical considerations of photojournalism.


 
  Back to School Checklists
...this site links to sites to help you get off to a good start
 
 
  Back to School from Scholastic
...icebreakers, plans, and units for the K-5 grade levels
 
 
  Back to School Technology Activities
...teacher-submitted ideas for technology use at the start of the school year
 
 
  Back to School Theme
...all types of back-to-school lessons and ideas
 
 
  End of Year Planning
...links to lessons and activities for the end of the school year
 
 
  First Day Activities
...links to lots of ideas for fun and useful activities for the first day of school
 
 
  First Day of School Sites
...a link to all types of sites to help you get ready for the first day of school
 
 
  Icebreakers and Energizers
...a nice list of beginning-of-school year activities
 
 
  Icebreakers for the First Day of School
...teacher-tested ideas for the first week back to school
 
 
  Icebreakers, Warm-up, Review, and Motivator Activities
...icebreaker activities and revies for every age
 
 
  Icebreakers, Warmups, Energizers, & Deinhibitizers
...some icebreakers for older students as well as link to other sites
 
 
  101 Things for the First Three Weeks
...common sense and practical tips for setting the stage for a good year
 
 
  Student Interest Inventory #1
...a fun interest inventory to give to students at the start of the school year to learn more about them
 
 
  Student Interest Inventory #2
...a interest inventory to give to students to learn more about them
 
 
  Teaching Hearts Ultimate Back to School Stop
...tons of resources for early primary teachers and easily adaptable for the higher grades
 
 
  Tips for Getting Organized
...all kinds of ideas for organizing your classsroom, your students, and much more

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Educational Resource Lists - Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
The WGBH video collections brings together talks from the world's leading scientists, educators, policymakers, artists, and authors. Some pieces come from PBS, NPR, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and The Lowell Institute.
WGBH Forum Network | Free Online Lectures

Annenberg Media

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Annenberg Media uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. This mandate is carried out chiefly by the funding and broad distribution of educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers. It is part of The Annenberg Foundation and advances the Foundation's goal of encouraging the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.

Annenberg Media's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home. All Annenberg Media videos exemplify excellent teaching.


Annenberg Media
Academic Earth makes it easy to find high quality, academically appropriate videos. These videos and courses could make a nice supplement to an advanced placement high school course. The videos can be embedded in your course blog where you can then have students watch and comment. Or you can, after embedding a video into your blog, post a questions for your students to answer as they watch a video lecture.
Academic Earth - Video lectures from the world's top scholars

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