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Great free software and websites to enhance and engage your science students.

Great free software and websites to enhance and engage your science students.

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  • NSTA Area Conference 2010 – Nashville, TN Jan Coley Instructional Technology Specialist Science Coordinator Jefferson County Schools http://jc-schools.net
  • Do PDF http://www.dopdf.com/ Installs a virtual printer on local computer doPDF is a free PDF converter for both personal and commercial use. Using doPDF you can create PDF files by selecting the "Print" command from virtually any application.
  • ClamWin Portable antivirus to go ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus packaged as a portable app, so you can take your antivirus with you to scan files on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.
  • Porta Porta is an open source, hassle-free photo album generator for web pages. It is fast and easy to use. It maybe downloaded from http://stegmann.dk/mikkel/porta/ example tutorial
  • iTunes U http://www.apple.com/e ducation/guidedtours/itu nesu.html Part of the iTunes store Educational, audio, and video content Most popular downloads Contents categories By University
  • Free Image Editors • Photoshop.com • https://www.photoshop.com/ • Picasa tutorial • http://www.picasa.com • Pixlr online tutorials •http://pixlr.com/ •Irfanview • http://www.irfanview.com/Picasa tutorial
  • Photoshop.com (online tools)You must set up an account and login into your account touse the tools. To edit an image, select the Express Editor.
  • Decorate Tab – fun for childrenAllows a Save to local computer!
  • Picasa Lightbox - Images in folderPicture tray - Images working withFavorite picture
  • Photo Story 3Photostory 3 is a free  Digital Storytelling download from  Class projects Microsoft.  Individual studenthttp://www.microsoft.com/windo wsxp/using/digitalphotography projects /photostory/default.mspx  Communication of content knowledge  Communication with example Instructional example community and parents tutorial
  • Cool Features Touch-up  Create music Crop  Use music from other Rotate pictures sources Remove red-eye Add special effects Add soundtracks Add narration
  • Animoto
  • Audacity  Free, fully functional multi-track audio editor  http://audacity.s ourceforge.net/ example tutorial
  • Educational Uses Early language learners or English language learners can associate images with words Create a student portfolio Post images of field trips, projects, school events Show, create, or describe a process
  • Jing Jing tutorial What is Jing and how to install it. Download Jing
  • Web Meetings DimDim - http://www.dimdim.com/ Skype – www.skype.com
  • On-line Bookmarks I keep Bookmarks • www.ikeepbookmarks.com Porta Portal  http://www.portaportal.com/ Del.icio.us  http://del.icio.us/
  • Free Education ImagesScience Kingdom Clipart http://science.phillipmartin.info/index.htmPics4Learning http://www.pics4learning.com/Flickr (not for student use) www.flickr.comClassroom Clipart – Science http://classroomclipart.com/Science.htmAccess Excellence – Visual Libraries http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/VL/index.php#graphiclibrariesFree animationshttp://www.gifanimations.com/animation/Index
  • ExploratoriumNewspaper BridgesOnline Activities Site includes:  Treasure Trove  Learning Resources Library from National Science Digital Library (NSDL).  Special Collections including a microscope imaging station, math explorer database, webcasts, podcasts and media downloads
  • Teacher TubeThe goal of TeacherTube.com is to provide an online community for sharing instructional teacher videos. Registration is required for uploading - Unlimited MB video upload space. - Unlimited MB bandwidth per month. - Unlimited video uploads. - All TeacherTube packages are FREE!
  • YouTube Ways to Use YouTube in the classroom:  Free Studio  http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/  YouTube downloader – changes to QuickTime format  http://download.cnet.com/YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4- 10647340.html?tag=mncol  YouTube downloader – changes to AVI and format  http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-YouTube- Download.htm  On-line submission and they email back to you  http://www.videodownloadx.com/
  • Google!Tutorial - Google Applications for Teachers
  • Advanced Search in Google
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  • Google Skyview ( Google Earth version 4.2 or later)  From the VIEW drop down menu, select “Switch to Sky”  Search the sky by names of heavenly objects (example: Orion)  Currently, you can not search for the planets.
  • Google Mars http://www.google.com/mars/
  • Google Moon http://www.google.c om/moon/ Has placemarks for Apollo 11,12,14,15,16,and 17 The site was created to honor the memory of the first lunar landing.
  • Teachers’ Domainhttp://www.teachersdomain.org/ Must have an account
  • Probes – TEEMSS http://teemss2.concord.org/ The Technology Enhanced Elementary and Middle School Science project (TEEMSS) was funded by the National Science Foundation to bring the power of information and communication technology to science education in grades 3-8 by creating and disseminating valuable, proven, and easily implemented technology-based science learning materials and associated teacher professional development.
  • Free software that works with most of the leading probe vendors.
  • Molecular Workbench http://workbench.concord.org/
  • Illuminations by NTCM http://illuminations.ntcm.org
  • Visible Body Online software designed for use by teachers, students, health professionals, and everyone. Register at http://www.visiblebody. com/start Users must register with a valid email address. The Visible Body includes 3D models of over 1,700 anatomical structures.
  • Virtlab: A Virtual Laboratory Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry http://www.virtlab.com/main.aspx
  • University of Virginia Virtual Lab Homepage
  • Science Courseware.org Produces interactive, online simulations for the life science laboratory or for earth science field studies. http://www.sciencecou rseware.com/ Middle School High School College
  • Wonderville http://www.wonderville.ca Robot Factory 22 activities covering a wide range of science topics. Each animated activity opens up in its own window Do not miss the “The Robot Factory”
  • The Mission Science Lab Designed for kids age 10–16 to learn basic principles of physics in a most entertaining way. click on a random object in the lab and complete a related “mission.” Meanwhile, they’re also trying to learn Professor XYZ’s secret identity and gain access to the final mission, “Professor http://nfbkids.ca/lamission/home_e.php XYZ’s Grand Tour.”
  • BBC Science Clips Bitesize 1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sch ools/scienceclips/ages/6_ 7/science_6_7.shtml Forces and Motion Bitesize2 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sch ools/ks2bitesize/science Bitesize3 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sch ools/ks3bitesize/science/
  • PhET: Free online science simulations Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.
  • Utah Education Network-K12 Student Center http://www.uen.org/k12student/ Great site for educational games for grades k-12 - all areas  K-2 Interactive sites  3-6 Interactive sites  7-12 Interactive sites
  • Jefferson Lab-Science Education http://education.jlab.org/  Teacher pages  Student pages  Games
  • Bio-Alive
  • The ChemCollective
  • World Wide Telescope (Web 2.0)
  • Quizlet quizlet.com (Web 2.0)TN 6th grade science academic vocabulary
  • Quizlet
  • Science News for Kids
  • Thinkfinity.org
  • NASA Educationhttp://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/index.html
  • Windows to the Universe
  • SciGirls from PBShttp://pbskids.org/scigirls/index
  • STEM Resources – Tennessee http://www.stemresources.com/
  • STEM Centerhttp://www.daytonregionalstemcenter.org/stem-curriculum/
  • Siemens STEM Academyhttp://www.siemensstemacademy.com/index.cfm?event=showHome&c=29
  • Engineering – Go For It http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/  Lesson Plans  Class Activities  Web Resources  K12 News  Currently published biannuallyCreated by the American Society forEngineering Education (ASEE), thisblog aims to be both a networking sitefor teachers and a trustworthy sourceof information and opportunities.
  • IXL
  • Kahn Academyhttp://www.khanacademy.org
  • Design Squad from PBS http://pbskids.org/designsquad/
  • SAS Curriculum Pathwayshttp://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/
  • http://jc-schools.net
  • DynamicCurriculum
  • Dynamic CurriculumTechnology Project for Jefferson County Schools
  • Each of the core curriculum content sites includes Links to General Resource Websites for the content area
  • Links to specific websites that aid in teaching specific standards, Checks for Understanding, and SPI’s
  • Teacher Created Materials
  • Educational Podcasts
  • You Are Teaching in an Age of Digital Learners
  • New Tools for the Classroom Podcasting Web 2.0 Digital Storytelling Streaming Media Web Distance lessons and Learning tutorials
  • What is on your disk? I Love Free Presentation plus some of the free software
  • Thank You! Questions?