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OTR Backup 01/01/2012

New Year's Eve House Party Requires Foursquare Checkin to Get InThis New Year’s Eve, some partygoers will find themselves checking in on Foursquare should they wish to gain entry to a house party in Brooklyn. No, this is not some checkin campaign cooked up by a brand, but instead the product of two New York technophiles who have jimmy-rigged their front door to unlock with each Foursquare checkin.tags:evehousepartyrequiresfoursquareAudioboo / Hack RapI have written and performed this to try to persuade children of the merits of choosing to study GCSE Computing at school. I decided to try something different from handouts, lectures and posters. I wanted something that would really grab their attention. The previous version already has 210 hits on YouTube, and video is not available yet! tags:hackrapCSLearning4UComputer Science Learning FOR YOU, as in you, as long as you want to learn some computer science. This isn't CS learning just for software developers, or just for Informa…

OTR Backup 12/31/2011

Superior Alternatives to Crappy OS X SoftwareMacs come bundled with a lot of software out of the box and while most of it is at least passable, much of it lacks the feature set power users need. That's the catch with a lot of default Mac software, it's easy, but the second you want to do something more with it, you're out of luck. We've compiled a list of our favorite replacements for the usually workable, but generally boring OS X default software.tags:macsoftwarealternativesos xosxlifehackerappletoolsApps in Education: 6 Apps for Creating Outlines on the iPad:Capturing information quickly and efficiently in a classroom is an important skill. So much of what we do in the classroom needs to be documented either by you, the teacher or by the students. Apps that make this process quick and easy are therefore vital. Here are a quick list that might work in your classroom - some are quite expensive but they do offer a vastly different product depending on who will be the p…

OTR Backup 12/30/2011

Pool Ball ChallengeArrange the pool balls so that the one between the other two is the absolute difference.tags:poolballchallengemathmathematicssmartboardTeacherLED Interactive Whiteboard Resource Fifteen PuzzleA difference puzzle. Very challenging. Great to show on a SMART Board.tags:subtractionmathsmathpuzzleMr Printables - Free Printables for Kids and Mums & Dads"Inside you'll find a huge selection of free printables for kids and parents to enjoy together.
Our focus is on quality original designs for children and all of our content is completely free to download for personal use. They are so much fun for the whole family and educational too!"tags:printablesprimaryflashcardsVocabularyholidaysalphabetresourcescraftsThe 22 Best Infographics We Found In 2011 | Co.DesignCollection of really interesting collections of infographics.  Definitely worth the time to peruse.tags:infographicsKB...Konnected • Project Planning Forms for Project Based LearningYou can access the …

OTR Backup 12/29/2011

Ash Furrow » Learn How to Write iOS AppsMy friend contacted me on twitter and asked for advice on different sources on how to learn iOS apps. Since this paragraph will already exceed 140 characters, I'm posting here, instead.tags:iosdevelopmentiphonesoftwareprogrammingappshow toblog10 Starter iPad Apps | iPads in Education Daily | Scoop.itiPads in Education Daily
“Finding key resources to help educators integrate mobile learning into the classroom.”tags:starteripadappsipadseducationdailyscoopDownload free textbooks online | Free Library | Scoop.itFree Library
“Free books, poems, films, documentaries, videos, textbooks...”tags:downloadfreetextbooksonlinelibraryscoopThe Top Ten Media Apps of 2011If you have the impression that 2011 was particularly rich in news, it’s not just you. According to CNN’s MD Tony Maddox, this was “the most demanding year we can remember.”

This busy year was not only about news itself, but also media apps, which have undergone significant transformations over…

OTR Backup 12/28/2011

http://www.solarsystemscope.com/scope.swfInteractive solar system viewer.tags:spacesolarhttp://multiplication.com/flashgames/farmfreakout/farmFreakout.swfFlash games to help learn mathematics.tags:multiplicationflashgamesAlliance for Young Artists & WritersRegistration for the 2012 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
is now open!tags:writingartseducationcontestsawardsscholasticcontestscholarshipsPora Ora : The Online 3D Educational Game for ChildrenExplore mysterious new worldstags:gameeducationinteractiveporaoralearningEnglishtechnologyDesign Thinking for EducatorsThe Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators contains the process and methods of design, adapted specifically for the context of education. tags:designdesignthinkingEducationIDEOteachingthinkingeducatorslearningFree Math AnimationsThis free site contains short animations that teachers can use in class.tags:mathmathematicsanimationslessonsanimationtutorialiwbmathswhiteboardSmartBoardwe7 - HomeWhat do you feel like listening …

OTR Backup 12/27/2011

BalancEdTech - Wikid Wide WallsTo work through this material in a self-paced workshop (hopefully with a partner or two), check out the Wiki Workshop which uses many of the resources mentioned below. Assessment, Inquiry, Problem-Solving, ...tags:Wikiswikiweb2.0resourcesProject Gutenberg - free ebooksFree eBooks by Project Gutenbergtags:ebooksbooksliteraturereferencegutenbergebooklibraryRubrics For Teachers | K-12 Rubrics and AssessmentA complete guide for Educational Teacher Rubrics and Assessmenttags:rubricsIXL - Grade 9 Math PracticeHere is a list of all of the skills students learn in grade 9! The skills are organized into categories, and you can move your mouse over any skill name to see a sample question. To start practising, just click on any link. IXL will track your score, and the questions will even increase in difficulty as you improve!tags:mathoperationspracticehttp://www.collaborizeclassroom.com/classroom-twCollaborize Classroom™ allows teachers to extend their classroom di…

OTR Backup 12/26/2011

Warren McCullough's Web Stuff - ICT Supporting the CurriculumLinks to all sorts of resources for schools, particularly related to the use of technology in K-12 schools.
These pages are designed to support innovative teachers who are integrating ICT in the curriculum.tags:linksresourcestechnologyeducationictSchoollistVirtual fetal Pig Dissection (VPD)WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES
This site is designed as a supplement to laboratory dissections exploring introductory mammalian anatomy and physiology — it is basic and many details have been omitted for clarity.  We hope that it is suitable for AP Biology students or for students of introductory anatomy and physiology at the college level.tags:dissectionsciencebiologypiganatomyeducationAnatomieBiologieWebsites That Will Let You Create Digital Magazines and Newspapers | blueblots.comNowadays, the digital version of print magazines and newspapers are becoming increasingly popular among publishers as they can save printing and postage costs as w…

OTR Backup 12/25/2011

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Get more done by giving each task a finite duration. Simply choose a number of minutes and a website or search, and enter them in your browser address bar, or use the form below.tags:timerproductivitytoolsminutestoolStephen Wildish - Design, Illustration and ArtDesigner, illustrator, artisttags:designillustrationartClay Yourself! | A Hotels.com ProductionCreate a clay version of you and your friends now.tags:avatarclaymationclayavatarsweb2.0generatoryourselfavataresShock the System | StartlWe founded Startl to pave the way for cool new digital media learning products to move from idea to funding and into learners’ hands. We’re working outside the established systems in a public-private partnership to break new ground in the education market and help to launch the next generation of digital tools for learning. tags:educationinnovationentrepreneurshipstartllearningstartupelearningstart-upFinance41 - Free Personal…

OTR Backup 12/24/2011

Plusist.com - Sync Google+ to Facebook, Twitter, Auto Share, Cross Post, PublishShare your Google+ posts to Facebook and Twitter automaticallytags:Twittergoogle+facebooksharingtoolHome – TagMyDocTagMyDoc allows you to apply a tag on a document which can be scanned and retrieved as a virtual copy.tags:QRcodesqrcodesharingdocumentqrtagqr_codepresentationMencap SpellathonThe Global Sponsored Spelling Eventtags:spellingEnglishcompetitionteachingLiteracyspellathoneducationhttp://www.fun4thebrain.com/English/treasureHunt2b.swfMy reading tools - Flash based - great for IWBtags:readingliteracygameEnglishspellingIWBSMARTBoardhttp://www.mswinston.com/Thesaurus.pdfPocket Thesaurus - pdf file for printing and duplicatingtags:thesaurusliteracywritingWhy BYOD Isn't a TrendThe big trend that many of you will find on several top ten lists this month, but not on mine, is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). The reason it is omitted is because this isn't news, at least to me. Ever since PCs first star…

OTR Backup 12/23/2011

Online radio | Listen to free music at AUPEO!Online radiotags:musicradioweb2.0Cloud Computing - Cloud Hosting Services, Storage & Security | JoyentHardware and software so efficient that you use less of it.tags:CLOUDhostingCloud9 - Your code anywhere, anytimeCloud9 is a state-of-the-art IDE that runs in your browser and lives in the cloud, allowing you to run, debug and deploy applications from anywhere, anytime. A complete game-changer that will change the way we develop applications forever.tags:idejavascripteditorprogrammingcloud9developmenttoolsajaxcohumanEasily delegate, track & prioritize your worktags:projectmanagementcollaborationcohumanmanagementprojetsweb2.0projectToolsGoogle Tools in EducationGoogle Tools in Educationtags:googleeducationtoolsSimcir - Java Logic Circuit Simulator AppletSimcir is a simple simulator of logic circuit.
Let's try your logic!tags:logicgatesPALibrarians - homeAs School Library Media Specialists, it is expected that we connect our student…