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Teacher Freebies / lastpass.com
« on: February 23, 2010, 10:01:10 PM »
I struggle to remember user names and passwords because I have a lot of them. I have found this site very useful. Its a free download that stores all passwords, user names, account numbers etc and instantly enters them. It is secure and allows you the option to not store any passwords etc. that you feel are too sensitive.
A great tool for flipping in and out of numerous sites that require log in.

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Teacher Freebies / Portaportal.com
« on: January 22, 2010, 12:56:08 AM »
Portaportal is a web based bookmarking utility that lets you store links to your favorite websites online. Now your bookmarks are no longer limited to any one machine and it is FREE

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Teacher Freebies / wiziq.com a free site worth checking out
« on: January 13, 2010, 03:11:06 AM »
WiZiQ is a place to learn and teach online

Attend live online classes on a variety of subjects,
given by experts from all around the world

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Teacher Freebies / create on-line tutorials free
« on: January 05, 2010, 02:50:02 PM »
 Screentoaster [http://www.screentoaster.com/]  - with it you can create tutorials, lectures that can be embeded to any web site or can be uploaded to youtube.

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Teacher Freebies / Glogster.com
« on: December 10, 2009, 01:49:03 AM »
Glogster is a great technology tool to use in the classroom because it is so flexible. You can use it for biographies, time lines, math formulas, instructional writing, experiment results, spelling plural verbs, country or state profiles, and much more. Many EFL teachers love it for its visual impact, and teachers from elementary all the way up to high school can find a use for this classroom technology. Basically, any poster you can do on paper, can be done better as a glog. You can share them on interactive whiteboards, on LCD projectors, or embed them in class websites or student blogs. Glogs can be worked on in school and out of school. Best of all, students love to create glogs

Here is a link to a recent article/explanation of how it is useful in the classroom: http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/57951.aspx

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Teacher Freebies / File sharing
« on: December 07, 2009, 12:53:45 AM »
If you have two computers or devices and would like to easily share documents between them, Dropbox is the tool for the job. Your files are automatically updated, so there is no need to worry about copying and dragging, pasting and cutting or backing up.

Also, Dropbox shared folders let you share or collaborate on a set of files. When someone joins a shared folder, the folder appears inside their Dropbox, and syncs to their computers automatically.

I use Dropbox daily. It works perfectly and saves me a lot of time. The best part is it is free!

Just use this link to sign up: https://www.dropbox.com

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General Chat / Teaching jobs in Canada
« on: December 02, 2009, 02:25:50 AM »
http://www.educationcanada.com/

Just discovered this site (perhaps everyone knows of it already???) It looks very comprehensive.

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Teacher Freebies / curriculum development
« on: December 01, 2009, 02:37:11 AM »
ascd.org

ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is a membership organization that develops programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

It also has some great info on backward design lesson planning

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Teacher Freebies / free class tools
« on: November 20, 2009, 02:25:00 AM »
Classtools.net allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge!

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Teacher Freebies / Moodle online course development
« on: November 18, 2009, 03:26:49 AM »
Moodle is a course management system designed to help educators who want to create quality online courses. The software is used all over the world by universities, schools, companies and independent teachers. Moodle is open source and completely free to use:
www.moodle.com

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General Chat / Polls
« on: November 10, 2009, 02:11:47 AM »
Forum Members please scroll down and respond to the 3 polls - it will help us in to improve the site - thanks!

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