Learning Community: January 2010 Archives

Audio Owl is a great service for locating and listening to free audio books. Audio Owl catalogs public domain recordings of books that are in the public domain. Because the recordings are in the public domain anyone is free to download, listen to, and share the recordings. Audio Owl has arranged hundreds of recordings into an easy-to-browse collection. You can browse the collection by genre or search by title, author, or keyword. If you choose to browse by genre, Audio Owl presents all of the titles in a visually appealing display of book covers.
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This lesson plan is from Oxfam in the U.K. Two short but powerful embedded videos are used first to engage students' interest and then to draw the link between climate change and poverty, especially in women. Many different activities are used to reinforce this lesson. These range from simple worksheets, to solving a mystery, to different case studies and role plays. All required handouts are provided within the site. The teacher guide also has some excellent links to related sites to provide for further work and research. These activities are suitable for students in Social Studies 7 or Social Studies 20 (Grade 11).
Oxfam Education:
This website provides...

1. ABC'S

2. PHONICS

3. TOPICS

4. CRAFTS

5. STORY PATTERNS

6. NURSERY RHYMES

7. FLASHCARDS

8. TEACHING EXTRAS
KIZCLUB-Learning Resources for Kids
Simply upload your PDFs and other documents to create search engine friendly page-turning publications that can be added to your website or sent out on email. Create your own personalised library to store and share your digital magazines and other content with the world.
Publish Digital Magazines and More Online for Free | YUDU
Guide designed to provide teachers some ideas for using Google Earth in their classrooms.
Google Earth Across the Curriculum

ActiveScience

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Delve into the different sections on this resource and you will find a variety of science activities and information. There is something for everyone - from age 5 years upwards, including parents and teachers. All modules are based on educational recommendations from various sources and therefore have intrinsic educational value.
ActiveScience - GSK
Have you ever needed to take a screen shot to assist someone or change a web page into a PDF. If so, this site is for you! You can change any web site into a PDF instantly!
PDFmyURL.com - Convert and save pdf from any webpage for free
Looking for tools to help teach your students and patrons how to use Google more effectively?
Google Librarian Central - Tools

Zotero

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Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work--in the web browser itself.

Zotero | Home
I dedicated myself to creating this manual to make searching on the Internet easier for non-techie people. While most of us will know how to use search engines in their most basic form, there are numerous other ways we can go about finding these things, using specific methods for each particular kind of search. From images, to videos, to products - we've tried to cover all major search engine branches in this guide. We'll also explore how search engines work, to get a better understanding of them. This way you can optimize your search queries, as well as your own online content. Hope you enjoy it. ~Dean Sherwin

MakeUseOf.com_-_Searching.pdf (application/pdf Object)