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OTR Backup 06/25/2012

Royalty Free Sound Effects (FX) Library for Download"The simplest way to search and find sounds."tags:soundsaudiosoundeffectssoundpodcastingsearchmediasoungle10 Warm Ups for Lesson Plans - Using Ice Breakers as Warm Ups10 Warm Ups for Lesson Planstags:icebreakerswarmupsteachingeducationteamLessonPlanningbuildingclassroomStoryKeepers - homeStories are not just for telling around campfires - they entertain, educate, motivate, incite and surprising to many also bring healing powers into our lives. Digital storytelling is not simply a technical playground but an artistic experience merging the ancient art of storytelling with a palette of digital tools. Mixing images, sounds, voices, and special effects together creates a sensory experience of well-written stories.tags:DigitalStorytellingstorytellingdigital_storytellingwikiresourcesDigital StorytellingmultimediaAuthorama - Public Domain BooksWelcome to Authorama.com, featuring completely free books from a variety of different au…

OTR Backup 06/24/2012

Tips for Blogging Successfully | Blogs RevealedIf you want to try your hand at blogging, you may want to read these tips for blogging successfully. This will help you learn how to be the best blogger you can be and more people will want to read your blogs. Whether you are writing for fun or profit, you can be sure you’re doing it right.tags:tipsbloggingblogsrevealedGoogle transforms its homepage into a Turing machine minigame | VentureBeatGoogle is celebrating the 100th birthday of computer-science pioneer Alan Turing with a minigame based on one of his “thinking” machines.tags:googlehomepagemachineEverything You Wanted to Know About Google+ on Flipboard | Inside FlipboardHaving just passed its first birthday, Google+ might be one of the younger social networks, but it’s brought some new concepts into the parlance of social media. Among Google+’s signature features is the +1, a way of liking something on the platform; Circles, a means of organizing and following specific groups of peo…

OTR Backup 06/23/2012

New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012 | eSchool NewsHowever, with new upgrades in touch technology, HD and 3D features, and the debut of the iPad, we’ve come up with a new list of the best Apple-based education apps for 2012.tags:appseducationipadappleRainwater Harvesting in the Amazon Cleans up Where Oil Left its MarkAll the while, the drilling operations were pouring pollution in the area’s air and water—so much pollution that last year an Ecuadorian judge ordered Chevron to pay a total $18 billion to a group of 30,000 indigenous people, represented by a coalition of lawyers from Ecuador and North America. tags:amazonoilmarkHow LeBron James focused for games: Reading books. Tell the kids. - The Answer Sheet - The Washington PostMiami Heat star LeBron James had a somewhat surprising practice that he used to focus before games, including during the final series in which he led his team to the National Basketball Association championship: He read books. Tell the kids.tag…

OTR Backup 06/22/2012

The most easy-to-use online survey software around. | Surveydaddy.comThe most easy-to-use
online survey software around.tags:surveyssurveypollstoolsAudacious Software: BooksBooks is a Mac application for cataloging personal book collections for Mac OS X 10.4 and later. Originally built by Chris Karr in 2003, Books has gone through three major iterations and continues to help users around the world catalog their collections.

tags:softwarebooksPretty Your Pinterest With This New Photo HackInspired by our previous Pinterest board hack, Eugene Chen of Vitamin Creativity made an incredibly easy tool, designed specifically to splice up images for the new Pinterest design.tags:photohackHow To Track Topics On The WebIt's easy to get obsessed with the super-fast, real-time cycle of online news. But don't forget that the Web is a massive treasure trove of information about any topic. With just a bit of work, you can set up tracking and get regular updates about topics you're passionat…

OTR Backup 06/21/2012

First Person Tutor: A Game of GradingSo, you want to be a teacher - how are you at marking essays?tags:persontutorgamegradingSPEEDbit Video Downloader - Download free video from YouTube and other sitesJust One-click to download and convert videostags:videodownloaderdownloadfreeyoutubesitesFilemaker’s Bento 4 for iPad is da bomb | ZDNetThe latest update to Bento for iPad gives users a powerful, customizable data collection platform at a killer price. With its new features, the app now works as a stand-alone information manager away from a host Macintosh.tags:filemakerbentoipadbombzdnetReader Idea | Personal Inquiry Projects With The Learning Network - NYTimes.comPersonal Inquiry Projects — independent research into topics students care about — with side lessons on judging the reliability of sources.tags:readerideapersonalinquiryprojectslearningnetworknytimesnytimes comcomSAMR and the Integration of Tech Standards | Learning for LifeHow can teachers and schools ensure that students are …

OTR Backup 06/20/2012

Think Wikipedia Isn’t Useful to Students? Think Again « Ed Tech IdeasHere’s a nice infographic showing facts and information about Wikipediatags:wikipediaNational - Adam Chandler - The Warts of 1812: The Unglamorous Truth About a Hyped-Up War - The AtlanticForget the bombs bursting in air over Baltimore. The conflict actually started with a botched U.S. invasion of Canada.  tags:nationaladamchandlerwartstruthwaratlanticMalaysian schools ‘wired’ for 4G | Oliver Quinlan: Live BlogsThe Malaysian authorities have taken a different approach to providing broadband access for schools: each school is connected with a high speed 4G mast on its roof.tags:schoolswiredoliverblogsWindows NewsroomWindows Newsroom: Windows 8 Videostags:windowsnewsroomQuality Student Blogs Part Two – Post Topics | Integrating Technology in the Primary ClassroomWhen students in my class earn their own blog, I generally have a chat to them about the sort of posts they’d like to write about. Some students like to make b…

OTR Backup 06/19/2012

Search Find Know - SearchFindKnowDevoted to providing resources and training to K-12 Educators, Parents, and Students.tags:searchfindknowtoolssearchingNow Available: 98 Tech Problems From the Classroom: and How Students Can Solve Them « Ask a Tech TeacherRunning a tech lab can be frightening. What if there’s a problem you don’t know how to answer? What if the computers break? What if they all break at once?

Several years ago, in an effort to create a practical strategy for technology success, I started tracking how often I got the same tech questions from students. Soon, I extended it to parents who, in a well-intentioned effort to help with school work, often got stuck on a techie issue. Some spent hours on a problem that could have been solved in minutes–if only they knew how to do that.tags:techproblemsclassroomstudentsteacherReimagining Books: How Citia's iPad App Compares to a Paper BookKevin Kelly's book What Technology Wants was one of my favorite non-fiction books of 20…