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
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
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/
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
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 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.
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
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
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.