Archive: May 2009

Imagination Cubed: Interactive Online Whiteboard by GE

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When it comes to online collaboration, Google Docs is great… for text. But, what about sharing thoughts or ideas that can’t quite be put into words? Try Imagination Cubed »

Imagination CubedCreated by the brilliant minds at General Electric (GE), Imagination Cubed is an interactive whiteboard application that gives anyone with web access the ability to collaborate online with friends and colleagues directly from a web browser. There’s no software to install, no account to setup and its absolutely free.

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Fliggo: Build a YouTube-like site for your class

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FliggoTired of all the “junk” on YouTube?… Ever wish you could create cleaner version for your class? Now you can…

Launched in late 2008, Fliggo lets anybody create their own video sharing websites in just a few steps. Check out a list of the available features:

  • Let others upload videos to your site
    Expand your site by allowing anybody, or just yours friends and family, to upload to your site. Build a community around your interest.
  • Customize the look & feel of your site
    Choose from one of our designs or choose your own colors. Add a background image or upload a logo and really make your site unique.
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Visual Dictionary: Improve Your Vocubulary with Images

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Visual DictionaryA 2009 Webbie Award Nominee in Education, The Visual Dictionary by Merriam-Webster is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work.

When you know what something looks like but not what it’s called, or when you know the word but can’t picture the object, The Visual Dictionary has the answer. In a quick look, you can match the word to the image.

In the classroom: Science teachers will find the Visual Dictionary extremely useful as a secondary reference to their existing textbook diagrams. The website covers a wide range of topics from Chemistry to Physics as well as other Biology-related subjects.

My Award Maker: Personalized Award Certificates for Classroom Achievement

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My Award MakerMyAwardMaker is a free, web-based service that gives teachers access to more than 80 education-related certificate templates that they can download, fill out and print. (Note: Requires Acrobat Reader 8.0)

The website also includes a selection of tips and ideas for the use of award certificates in the classroom.

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iClicker: The Simple Solution for a Student Response System

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iClickerStudent Response Systems, or “clickers,” have been making their way into the K-12 classroom after years of success in colleges and universities around the country. The most popular among them is iClicker whose reputation for affordability, ease of use and reliability has resulted in campus wide adoption in more than 50 schools across North America including Cornell, UC Berkeley and Boston College (to name a few).

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