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BrainPOP Spotlight: Digital Citizenship (Free Videos!)

BrainPOP has a great digital

citizenship spotlight
, featuring the following topics:





http://www.brainpop.com/spotlight/digitalcitizenship/

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Added by Kurt Schollin on October 20, 2010 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Tufts University allowing YouTube video applications (prospective students)

For the first time in their application process, Tufts University is allowing applicants to submit short YouTube videos to go along with their applications.

Here is the article from the New York Times.


Added by Kurt Schollin on February 25, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Discovery Education's Web 2.0 for 2010 Portal

Discovery has launched a brand new Web 2.0 portal full of teacher tools featuring: Internet Safety, Media Literacy, Web 2.0 Tools, Tech Tips, and more.


Added by Kurt Schollin on February 24, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Magic Studio (Interactive Resources)

Build your own interactive resources, perfect for IWBs with Magic Studio.

With this free tool, teachers can easily create their own interactive maps, drag and drop activities, timelines, presentations, quizzes, and more. There is also the option to search material that has already been created and stored on the site library. …



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Added by Kurt Schollin on February 24, 2010 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

Teaching about the Earthquake in Haiti (resources and links)

The following is a list of resources to use in the classroom for teaching about the earthquake in Haiti. I hope they can be of some assistance. Feel free to comment with additional resources.



PBS News Hour Extra: Island Nation of Haiti Reels After Earthquake Causes 'Enormous' Damage



Reading Rockets:… Continue

Added by Kurt Schollin on January 15, 2010 at 11:39am — No Comments

Flickr CC (Creative Commons Images)

FlickrCC and Sprixi are two great sites for locating Creative Commons Images. These sites provide images that have been released under the creative commons license. FlickrCC allows you to edit the image in house (crop, resize, add text or a frame) or with Picnik (no need to log in).…



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Added by Kurt Schollin on January 5, 2010 at 3:57pm — No Comments

QUIET TUBE ROCKS!

I've always hated pulling up YouTube videos due to the comments, related videos, and other junk that are crawling all over the pages for individual videos. Well I have just found the cure from (@cliotech aka Jennifer Dorman on Twitter).

The cure is QUIET TUBE. All you need to do is drag the Quiet Tube button into your bookmark toolbar and when you find a video on YouTube or other related site you just need to click the Quiet Tube button and the video plays alone in a separate window...no… Continue

Added by Kurt Schollin on December 10, 2009 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Edchat Wordle from 12/1/09

I have yet to have the chance to participate in an Edchat discussion on Twitter, however I have spent some time looking over a few of the transcripts. I think this is a great tool/forum and look forward to participating in the near future. After looking over the transcript this evening, I decided to copy the text and create a Wordle (subtracting date, time, usernames, and other things like "RT", "@", and "#edchat")...it was easier than it might sound.



I thought it was neat to see the… Continue

Added by Kurt Schollin on December 1, 2009 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Watch Know: Videos for kids to learn from



As we all know, there are some great educational videos out there to use with our students. Some of us have the luxury of using Discovery Education Streaming, Safari Montage, Learn 360, BrainPop, or other subscription-type services. For those that do not, WatchKnow is a terrific site that "organizes all of the best free educational videos made for children."



"WatchKnow is both a… Continue

Added by Kurt Schollin on November 25, 2009 at 1:26am — No Comments

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