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An Easy Way to Make a Great Venn Diagram, Concept Map, etc.

An Easy Way to Make a Great Venn Diagram, Concept Map, etc.

An Easy Way to Make a Great Venn Diagram, Concept Map, etc. Gliffy http://www.gliffy.com/ Create professional-looking flowcharts, Venn diagrams, SWOT analysis, technical drawings, and more in any web browser.  Gliffy is well equipped with templates and shapes, and very easy to use. Examples of Gliffy Diagrams Free accounts allow for 5 diagrams and 2 MB storage space. Discounted… Read more

Improve Public Speaking Skills with Pecha Kucha Presentations

Improve Public Speaking Skills with Pecha Kucha Presentations

Improve Public Speaking Skills – Assign a Pecha Kucha Presentation Pecha Kucha is a presentation format that allows the speaker 20 slides presented for 20 seconds each.  The slides automatically advance every 20 seconds for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.  You can click here to learn more.  It’s a great format for improving… Read more

KeepVid – an easy way to dowload streaming videos.

KeepVid – an easy way to dowload streaming videos.

KeepVid www.KeepVid.com KeepVid allows you to download streaming videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm, and more.  No software downloads required!  It’s a simple, free video downloader. Simply paste the URL of the video you want to download, select a format (MP4 – Max 480P works for me), and click “download.”  It couldn’t be easier.  … Read more

WeVideo – a Powerful, Feature-Filled Online Video Editor

WeVideo – a Powerful, Feature-Filled Online Video Editor

A Powerful, Feature-Filled Online Video Editor WeVideo www.wevideo.com WeVideo offers a full-featured video editor with nothing to download or install.   K-12 plans include a “walled-garden” feature that can be used to address safety and privacy concerns by limiting sharing of student-generated videos. Free, Engaging, Curriculum Aligned Online Film Fests Check out WeVideo’s  Education Channel.  The aim of this channel is to… Read more

Zamzar – easy online file conversion.

Zamzar – easy online file conversion.

Zamzar www.zamzar.com We’ve all been there: you need to convert a PDF to a document, or convert video or movie files to a different format. Before you start looking for the perfect program, give Zamzar a try. File conversion in 4 simple steps! Zamzar offers free online file conversion from nearly any type of file you have to… Read more

PosterMyWall – An online poster maker that is perfect for students.

PosterMyWall – An online poster maker that is perfect for students.

PosterMyWall www.postermywall.com Poster My Wall is an excellent online poster maker, but the site offers so much more for educators.   The Teachers Page lists many benefits: -Create projects to organize posters created by students. -Students are not required to create an account. -Students see only posters created within the classroom. No public sharing. -Students’ projects are never made public. -No… Read more

SafeShare.TV – Safely remove ads, related videos, and surprises that pop up when sharing YouTube videos.

SafeShare.TV – Safely remove ads, related videos, and surprises that pop up when sharing YouTube videos.

SafeShare.TV Simply paste a link to a YouTube video into the text-box on SafeShare.TV and they will provide you with a shareable link to a cleaned-up view of that video.  No ads, no related videos, no “popular videos” popping up. The site even gives you a few options for customizing your cleaned up video.  You can re-title it, change the… Read more

Fakebook – Create a Fake Facebook Wall

Fakebook – Create a Fake Facebook Wall

Fakebook Template This Google Drive template provides a quick and easy way for students to create a Facebook wall for historical figures, book characters, politicians, authors, etc.  My students have even created Fakebooks for endangered species.  You can explore the embedded Fakebook below.  Scroll down for a link to a usable template. The template is… Read more

Inbox Zero – Tame your Inbox and Reclaim Control of your Email

Inbox Zero – Tame your Inbox and Reclaim Control of your Email

Inbox Zero – Tame Your Inbox and Reclaim Control of Your Email Achieve Inbox Zero It’s time that I tame my email with an attempt at achieving “Inbox Zero.”   The original idea of emptying your inbox every day goes back to 2007, but I’m going to share some strategies and tools that I am using to help… Read more

Dipity – Create innovative timelines.

Dipity – Create innovative timelines.

Dipity www.dipity.com Update: Dipity appears to no longer be in business. Check out Timetoast instead. A few months ago, I came across Dipity as a way for my students to create online timelines of significant events in the history of Environmental Science.  While my students found it easy to manually add descriptions, pictures, and links, I discovered that Dipity… Read more