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Share your resources and assignment links on this wiki.

YouTube and Other Videos

Web 2.0 Resources

Brad's List
Prezi- online presentation tool, present from any angle Lynn Reedy's Prezi
BeFunky - Turn your photos into incredible art work in one click! Barbara Haeffner
Voki - Create personalized speaking avatars - Howard Gunther - access to any type of Web 2.0 and applications - Monika King
Clusty: "Cluster" and sort your search engine results
Sharetabs: Share your links as tabs on one page
Screen Toaster - this site is free, screen capture tool which does NOT require any download or install of software.
IrfanView - free graphic viewer with some basic image editing tools

Educational use of VT:
Voicethread in Education wiki:
DE Assignment with VT in it

Jane Cook's Share Tab of Resources That We Explored During the DE SI 2009 -

Glogster for Education
Glogster "How To" (Includes how to get embed code)
ktitracy's Glogster page with examples

ReadWrtieThink: Lots of Widgets to put into you Glog, Assingment or Writing Prompt

Teaching with Technology - Dawn Ruggiero Boch

Visit The Journal to learn about and sign up for free webinars related to Teaching with Technology in the Speak Up Series. Five upcoming 1-hour webinars (Digital Content; Web 2.0 and Education; 21st Century Skills; Top 10 Trends in Student Learning with Technology; Internet Safety) and 1 archived webinar (Mobile Devices within Instruction).
Looking for ways to spice up your PowerPoint? Check out Brainy Betty ( for templates, backgrounds, and music for PPT. Premium content for purchase but there’s lots of free stuff. Midi files for background music can be downloaded to your computer (right click the name of a music file and scroll down to “Save target as..”). To keep things organized on your computer save all items to a folder on your computer titled “PPT Resources.” Save music (midi files) within “PPT Resources” in a separate folder called “PPT Music.” Great way to stay organized and find your resources later on.

Google Earth- Embedding an Image into the placemark

Get your image from DE by right clicking on it and going to properties and copy the entire url. Go back to Google Earth and create your placemark. Type the following <img src="paste the url of the image here">

HTML Codes for Embedding on Google Earth

Balloon Car Lab

Balloon Car Kit (Science Kits)

Science Resources Links