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ZoomIt v4.1 By Mark Russinovich Published: October 21, 2009 Download ZoomIt (267 KB) Introduction ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations. ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs. Using ZoomIt The first time you run ZoomIt it presents a configuration dialog that describes ZoomIt's behavior, let's you specify alternate hotkeys for zooming and for entering drawing mode without zooming, and customize the drawing pen color and size. I use the draw-without-zoom option to annotate the screen at its native resolution, for example. ZoomIt also includes a break timer feature that remains active even when you tab away from the timer window and allows you to return to the timer window by clicking on the ZoomIt tray icon.
Some statistics on teen internet use for school:
- Nearly every online teen (94% of 12 to 17 year olds who report using the Internet) has used the Internet for school research;
- 71% used the Internet as the major source for their most recent school project
- 58% have used a Web site set up by school or a class;
- 34% have downloaded a study aid; and
- 17% have created a Web page for a school project.
Teens and the internet - 180 Free Technology Tip #29
DocVerse | Group Collaboration Bliss
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After a teacher or administrator registers a high school on the DreamSpark site, students from that school can sign up to download Expression Studio & other valuable Microsoft software at no charge.
These educational materials provide a variety of resources for learning Web design with the tools provided in Microsoft Expression Studio software. Students, educators and hobbyists of all ages will find quick tutorials, short learning units and extensive course content to fit their individual teaching and learning styles. The range of difficulty goes from easy - with the quick start tutorials that require no previous Web design experience- to a more advanced level for people who are already skillful at using Web technologies and employing design strategies. The one semester web design course is appropriate for high school and introductory post-secondary technology courses.
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|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
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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.
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Your audience - or even your
students - are tweeting : How do you draw them into your presentation?
By asking for their opinion, and displaying their tweets directly in your PowerPoint slides.
With Poll Everywhere, you can invite people to tweet a short comment directly to your slide in real-time, while still blocking inappropriate or off-topic tweets. You can also ask multiple choice questions and watch a graph evolve as people vote.
Download slides that show live results. Nothing to install!
Free and paid price plans
Use Twitter in PowerPoint | Poll Everywhere
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Scoopler is a new search engine that allows you to simultaneously search Delicious, Digg, Twitter, and Flickr in one place. Scoopler is quite simple, enter a search term and you'll find results from all four of those services. Results are sorted into two columns, "live" which provides the most recently shared links and "popular" which is based on the number of times a link has been shared.
Scoopler: Real-time search
Used by thousands of schools and colleges, with over 700,000 registered users and over 1.3 million monthly visitors (March 2009), TESconnect is the central focus for the UK teaching community to share their ideas, thoughts and views outside the staffroom. TESconnect is a social network that allows teachers to network, share resources and search for jobs. It is the world's largest social network for a single profession and allows teachers to connect with other professionals to find and share their best classroom resources and advice. Split into five user-friendly sections including jobs, community, resources and My TES, the site gives teachers access to tools that have the potential to transform lesson planning and the quality of lessons taught.
TES Connect - Teaching Jobs, Resources & Community
Conect and share with other educational technological educators.
Vocaroo | Record and send voice emails
It's 100% free!
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TeachersFirst: Gated Blogs for the Classroom
Science and Technology of WWII
For teachers Stop Disasters provides fact sheets to distribute to students about each type of natural disaster. Stop Disasters also provides teachers with teaching guides, lesson plan ideas, and links to additional reference materials.
Type and Search in your language with Free Online Multilingual Virtual Keyboard - LiteType.com
EtherPad: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing
Today, Google has launched YouTube EDU, which centralizes the content from over 100 universities and colleges (get list here). This robust collection gives you access to lectures by professors and world-renowned thought leaders, new research and campus tours. At the moment, you can access over 200 full courses from leading universities, including MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Yale and IIT/IISc. And it's all searchable within YouTube EDU.
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
In November, Google launched a 3D tour of Ancient Rome, circa 320 AD. The tour, produced with the help of the Rome Reborn project at the University of Virginia, features over 6,000 buildings, some rendered in fine detail, and it includes some interiors as well. The Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Basilica Julia, the Temple of Vesta -- they're all there. The video above introduces you to the tour, and shows you how to access it on Google Earth. (The software can be downloaded here). I should note that Google just held a competition that let educators develop history lessons (aimed at high school students) using elements of the 3D Tour. The winners and their lessons can be found here.
With this site, you'll be able to create your customized video player, which works great for conferences and events. What's the best part? You'll be able to tape your event, and alongside it, show the slides you used for your presentation. This makes your video a lot more useful, as people who are watching it from home will be further immersed into the online conference. It's great for professors who like to use this
Vocaroo is a super easy way for students to record a message -- of any length -- and then place a link or an embed code on a student or teacher website. It's got to be one of the most simple ways for audio recording out there -- no registration is required and you just click "record."
Smilebox makes scrapbooking fun, easy and free! Share birthdays, holidays, special occasions, vacations, family time and more in our many fabulous designs. Choose from hundreds of digital scrapbooking layouts from leading designers including Making Memories, K & Co. and design by dani. Just add your photos, words, music, even videos, to make an online scrapbook.
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!
to PC, iPod, iPhone, PSP and Mobile
DAEL promotes programs that help American adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. The major areas of support are Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English Language Acquisition. These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem-solving.
CREATE A "PHOTROPISM": At Phototropism you "create sculptures that react like plants to weather conditions." You can then email the link for posting. It's cool -- in a very weird sort of way.
Team resources for online collaboration. Powerful new features designed to let you work better together. Share resources with your team, co browse the web, annotate shared documents, video phone, skype calls ... share ideas, communicate & sync like never before. 'team-skrbl' is the next best thing to being in the same room.
Quick answers to real classroom technology questions.
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Create some cool effects on a photo you upload including a cube, puzzle, and many more
Listen and Write is a new web tool that I think has a lot of potential for English Language Learners.
A user first chooses a text he/she wants to hear read to him/her. Many of the choices are from the Voice of America, and are both high-interest and accessible. Their levels of difficulty are also indicated.
Then the story is dictated to you, and you have to type it correctly. You can choose the speed of the reading and how often it's repeated. When you type only the correct letters actually show-up on the screen, and you can ask for hints.
Students can watch movie trailers for popular films and then complete various language development activities related to them. It's free.
THIS IS COOL!!!!! Check it out Darren for your BOOK???
Leaving Audio comments on blogs..... interesting!! Might have to look into that !
This is something we explored at Cyber Port in Hong Kong.
Also, a project developed by a participant at the conference.
Welcome to the Games in Learning project website.
It has long been recognised that games hold an important place in learning. Interactive games engage
As a conversational process, the World Café is an innovative yet simple methodology for hosting conversations about questions that matter. These conversations link and build on each other as people move between groups, cross-pollinate ideas, and discover new insights into the questions or issues that are most important in their life, work, or community. As a process, the World Café can evoke and make visible the collective intelligence of any group, thus increasing people's capacity for effective action in pursuit of common aims.
D.Lee Beard answers viewer questions on how to convert songs and video into iPod compatible formats using iTunes, how to rip a DVD into a format that iMovie can read, and more.
Teachers are always looking for ways to make learning both educational yet fun for their students. And what better way to accomplish that then by participating in an Online Project!!
Online Projects allow you to not only teach a concept in your classroom but then enables you to share your results with other classrooms all over the world and compare/contrast with your own results! Students LOVE online collaboration!!