links for 2010-08-08

  • iWeb ’09, whether or not it is your Web builder of choice, has a terrific hidden talent: it can make quick work of graphics that are often cumbersome to create in Photoshop. It’s particularly adept at placing pictures within odd shapes, ranging from squares with rounded corners to speech bubbles with brush-stroked borders. All you have to do is put together a graphic in iWeb, publish the site to your hard drive, and then pluck the polished graphic out of the site folder.
  • Tired of seeking Wi-Fi hotspots for your iPad? Spending hours on the train with no Internet access? Offline Pages allows you to save entire web pages, including formatting and images, and read them offline on gorgeous iPad screen. To save a page for offline reading, touch the button while surfing the web using built-in browser. Better yet, send a link from any PC, Mac, or iPhone directly to your iPad using a handy browser bookmark. It supports all kinds of web pages, PDF and Word documents, and all image types. -App of the Day
    (tags: apps ipad)
  • Whereoscope is fully automated so you don't need to rely on your kids remembering to use the application. Once you've installed and set up the application you specify locations that your kid frequently visits like the homes of friends, school, etc. and you'll be notified when they come and go from those locations. The location-based notifications are the strongest selling point for Whereoscope, the majority of iPhone tracking tools simply report the location of the phone. -Lifehacker
  • IdiomDictionary is pretty simple to use; you just type a phrase in the search box and it will explain to you the idiom's meaning. It does have quite a few, including a large number that I had never even heard of before. You can browse by letter, if you'd like to just learn a bunch of new idioms you can rattle off, but the search is its most useful function. -Lifehacker
  • Create PDF files, comment and review, save PDF forms, extract text and images, type text directly onto the page, and more. free
    (tags: pdf editor free)
  • What Tripline is intended to do is to give you a platform to "present" your trips to others. Tripline allows you to add details to each stop on your itinerary, add images, and add music. When completed your map essentially becomes a slideshow tour.

    There are a few different ways that you can create trip on Tripline. You can use your mobile device to check-in at different locations and have Tripline plot those points for you. You can do that using Foursquare or by geolocating your Tweets. The other way that you can create trips on Tripline is to plot them directly on the Tripline. Maps can be embedded into your blog or website.

  • Icy Sparks book report by K Sechler
  • Problem: A teacher recently asked if there was an easy way to set up a private forum for each of her students that is visible to only the student and the teacher.

    Solution: Use Moodle’s group feature to achieve this.

  • yolink free online search tool fits into the gap between Search Engines and "Ctrl-F," allowing students to find better information, faster. Then easily export info to Google Docs, Diigo, and more.
  • easyVoter was developed to allow tutors to quickly and easily create interactive voting systems without the requirement of any handheld devices or third party software. The system is designed to be led by an instructor who controls the pace of the delivery. Moodle integration offers certain benefits: no student lists or registration of voters is required, Moodle skills are completely transferable to easyVoter, there is no financial outlay on handset voting technology, because as long as there is adequate computer access, the users keyboard becomes the input device.
    scalable multiple choice quizzes;
    text input ability;
    simple yes/no, true/false and numerical responses;
    the ability to easily embed video and Flash files;
    the ability to demonstrate responses by reveal (by name or anonymously) to modify learning;
    the ability to insert images, video, diagrams and flowcharts; and
    the ability to save results of voting activity for data interrogation and target settings.
  • Look up words in the Visuwords online graphical dictionary and thesaurus to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.
  • (tags: eportfolio)
  • YouTube Videos to Help You Study English
  • (tags: imovie apple mac)
  • YouTube videos from Dr. Chris Moersch on the Levels of Teaching Innovation (LOTI)
  • National Educational Technology Standards
    Electronic Portfolio Templates
  • Wetoku is a free service for quickly conducting, recording, and sharing video interviews using your webcam. To conduct an interview just log-in to your account, click "start new interview," and send the invitation link to whomever you want to interview. Wetoku records the videos from both participants in the interview. When you embed the recording, the videos of both participants appear side by side. If you want to make your videos password protected, Wetoku gives you that option.
  • Students (or teachers) can easily become authors of their own eBooks and upload those to the Stanza App or iBooks App for the iPhone, iPod or iPad. 

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