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OTR Backup 12/01/2011

Fowl Idea: Angry Birds Cookbook Finally ReleasedThe book is stocked with cute illustrations and characters from the popular, bird-slinging mobile game. As the title suggests, the cookbook is packed with egg recipes including breakfast dishes (omelets), heartier fare (egg sandwiches), desserts (souffle) and more adventurous options such as “Egg Sushi.”tags:ideabirdscookbookreleasedInstructor Experiences with Implementing Technology in Blended Learning CoursesOrganizational leaders in institutions of higher education expect instructors to implement blended learning courses without understanding instructor experiences with technology. Requiring faculty to teach blended learning courses without fully understanding the experiences instructors had implementing technology may lead to developing inappropriate professional training programs, ineffective use of technology, or to instructor disuse of technology in the future.tags:instructorexperiencestechnologyblendedblended learninglearningcour…

OTR Backup 11/30/2011

maschek.hu - Online Image Map EditorOnline Image Map Editortags:onlineimagemapeditorSolar System Exploration: PlanetsOur galaxy - the Milky Way - is a spiral galaxy with arms extending from the center like a pinwheel. Our solar system is in the Orion arm of the Milky Way. Our Sun is one of about 100 billion stars in the Milky Way. And our galaxy is just one of roughly 100 billion in the visible universe.tags:planetsScienceastronomyspacenasasolarsystemsolar systemsolarWelcome - OmmwriterOmmWriter is a beautiful writing environment that helps you concentrate and create. It has the necessary tools you need to write and manage files, without the distracting elements that you normally find in conventional writing applications. OmmWriter opens in fullscreen mode, and has a number of backgrounds and audio tracks to increase your concentration, and to create an open space where your creativity can roam freely.tags:writingsoftwaremaceditortoolsommwriterproductivityosxWishbox: Get User Feedback…

OTR Backup 11/29/2011

SMART Board Goodies » Blog Archive » Facebook & Twitter Guides for EducatorsA few weeks ago, I was asked to create Facebook and Twitter guides for educators in my district. They were released this week so I wanted to share them with you all! Click below to download them.tags:facebooktwittereducatorsCelebrating innovative education with Microsoft Partners in Learning > Microsoft EuropeThroughout the year, the Microsoft group Partners in Learning (PIL) hosts a series of professional development events and competitions for teachers and school leaders culminating in the Partners in Learning Global Forum, which this year took place in Washington, D.C. from November 7-10, 2011. Microsoft PIL is a global program focused on improving teaching and learning through the effective use of technology in the classroom.tags:educationmicrosoftpartnerslearningeuropeThe Awards for Excellence in Education2010/2011 Winners of the Awards for Excellence in Educationtags:awardsexcellenceeducationYour …

OTR Backup 11/28/2011

Magic Muggle Clock Visualizes Foursquare Check-InsWhat the Magic Muggle Clock does do is show you where your foursquare friends are based on the type of place of their most recent check-in.tags:magicclockfoursquareTechnology and Education | Box of TricksThese are some of the best free internet resources for education. This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here. You might also want to take a look at my Diigo account for more links. This list is not exhaustive in any way. In fact, if you think there is a tool or application for use in education that should be added to this list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and suggest it!tags:web2.0resourcestechnologyeducationtoolsteachinglistedtechTop 10 Signs That Your Teacher Is A GeekSo how do you know if geeks have infiltrated your school? Or even more concerning, how do you know you have not become one yourself? To help you unearth the technology elite in your …

OTR Backup 11/27/2011

Web Studio Live HomeBuilding a standards-compliant website in Web Studio Live is quick and painless. We pack a lot of intelligence under the hood in order to maintain a comfortable experience for the novice, while at the same time allowing more advanced designers to tweak their HTML, CSS, & Javascript.tags:webstudioPressBooks | simple book productionPressBooks lets you and your team easily author and output books in multiple formats including: epub, Kindle, print-on-demand-ready PDF, HTML, and inDesign-ready XML.tags:publishingebooksbook10 Free Wiki Software Platforms – Choose the Best One To Build You WikiAll of us are aware of Wikipedia, an ocean of information. It is basically a wiki, which allows easy creation and and editing of all the pages by all the visitors which either can submit as normal visitors or they just need to create an account and edit the pages or create some content. Wikis can be edited by using a normal Web Browser, without any extra plugin or add-on or exte…

OTR Backup 11/26/2011

Take A Stand TogetherTake a stand against bullying and build your avatar.tags:bullyingcyberbullyinginteractiveeducationaleducationWildcatWebSafety - homeWelcome to Wildcat Web Safety!
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To Keep You Safe Online!tags:internet safetysafetyInternetSafetydigital11trees: Better Documents. Fewer Trees.Annotate for Microsoft Word or Excel brings an easy-to-edit library of comments to your workflow.tags:gradingwritingtoolsedtechsoftwareteachingwordmarkingTechnology in the Classroom isn't Utopia. It's a must. | SNOWVisualize the perfect classroom.  In it you would notice couches, cosy seating arrangements on the floor as well as tables and comfortable chairs for conferencing.  An aquarium stands in the right hand corner, three brightly coloured stools in front of it.  Lighting can be softened via a dimmer switch.tags:technologyclassroomutopiasnow5 Uses of QR Codes in the Classroom « WizIQ BlogHere are five ways that teachers can use QR codes in the classroom:tags:qr…

OTR Backup 11/25/2011

Address Is Approximate on VimeoGoogle Street View stop motion animation short made as a personal project by director Tom Jenkins.

Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.tags:googleanimationstop-motionvimeostreetviewUnshredLooking for a puzzle to solve?  Wow.tags:puzzleonlineshredBC Hydro - Energy in BCHow does electricity get to your home?  See how with the assistance of Google Maps and the interface from BC Hydro.tags:hydroenergyTechniques for teaching children with disabilities - by Dean Traylor - HeliumChildren with disabilities don’t need to be babied or coddled.  Such actions may offend the child, as well as limit any potential they may have - despite their disabilities.  Also, in most cases, these children (as students) don’t need to have their course work “dumbed” down, either.tags:techniquesteachingchildrendisa…

OTR Backup 11/24/2011

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber HeroThe time is finally here for my annual list of my top favorite sites of the year.  This year I decided to up my post to the top 100 instead of 25 due to the number of sites that I reviewed and due to the popularity of the post. tags:blogweb2.0technologyeducationresourcestoolsBlogstidbitsiLibrarian » 5 Amazing Free Data Visualization ToolsWant to create your own maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams but don’t have the software to do it? Here are five top-notch applications which will let you create professional quality data visualizations for free.tags:visualizationdata visualizationtoolsdataweb2.0twitterWelcome to MapzoneMapZone® is a totally free, bright and lively web site produced by Ordnance Survey that aims to teach children, between 7 and 16 years, mapping skills in a fun way. This free resource offers interactive play with stimulating questions and answers together with animations and games to make the structured learning process a joy t…

OTR Backup 11/23/2011

Busy Teacher's Cafe - A K-6 site for busy teachers like you!Busy Teacher's Cafe is a K-6 resource site for busy teachers!  Here you will find resources, ideas, lessons, free printables, and more! Take a look around and enjoy your visit! tags:teachercafesiteteachersTop 10 Most Educational iPad Books | The Digital Media DietIn honor of Digital-Storytime’s recent makeover, this top ten list is a based on the books that scored high in a new category  - Educational. These are all top picks for iPad books that make learning especially fun. tags:iPadbookseducationaleducationQuantified Self GuideGuides to self-tracking toolstags:toolsself-trackingguidetrackingLifeLoggingselfQuantified SelfappsOLogyAmerican Museum of Natural History - huge collection of resources and interactives.tags:scienceteachingOlogyinteractivemuseumhistoryeducationelementaryJoytube.com - WordySpell words by clicking adjacent letters. More points are scored by spelling longer words and words with uncommon letters …

OTR Backup 11/22/2011

Google just used its Search app to sneak most of Chrome OS onto the iPadRegardless, it's a very slick application...tags:chromeoselementsgooglemanagedsearchEngaging ... - 21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning | Collaboration in the 21st Century classroom | Scoop.itCollaboration in the 21st Century classroom
“Information on how students can better collaborate in classrooms, across classrooms and outside classrooms”tags:educational technologytechnologylearningcollaborationclassroomscoopPrintable dice with text and images | free online dice maker, dice generator, worksheets and dice to printTools for Educators offers free printable worksheets, printables classroom materials, lesson plan resources, and a host of programs for teachers to use in their classes.

The free printable dice maker is a worksheet wizard that allows you to create dice with pictures, dice with text or printable dice with both images and text.tags:diceprintablesresourcestoolsgeneratoreducationteachingprin…