links for 2010-02-23

  • create your own "bundle" in google reader to share your subscriptions with a link or by embedding
  • * writing the comment like a letter (greeting, body, closing, signature)
    * using correct spelling, punctuation and spacing,
    * reading over the comment and editing before submitting,
    * complimenting the writer in a specific way, asking a question, and/or adding new information to the post,
    * writing a relevant comment that is related to the post,
    * not revealing personal information in your comment.
  • Silvia Tolisano, author of the excellent Langwitches blog, has an awesome free ebook about digital storytelling. Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators is a 120 page guide to using digital storytelling tools in your classroom. The guide offers clear directions for using tools like Audacity, Google Maps, Photo Story, VoiceThread, and other digital media creation tools. Silvia's directions are aided by clearly annotated screenshots of each digital storytelling tool.
    Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators also provides a good explanation of digital storytelling in general and the benefits of using digital storytelling in your classroom. You can download the ebook for free on Lulu.
  • free tools for musicians
    Guitar tuner, Drumbot – digital drummer from you can edit and download tracks, Metronome – stay in time as you practice, Pattern-Sequencer – drum pattern sequencer, Tap BPM – find the best of a song
  • The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.
    We have 1000+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.
    The Khan Academy and Salman Khan have received a 2009 Tech Award in Education.
  • why and how
  • A teacher's digital portfolio documenting how she is meeting/exceeding expectations
  • an online video portal for TV shows. It indexes free high quality streaming videos of the most popular TV shows today, so you can watch them online and at your own pace.
    (tags: tv hulu)

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