We’ll let you in on a little secret. This episode was recorded just minutes after the last one. Back in March. Remember how we said in the description of the last podcast that we didn’t mean to wait so long to publish it? Well, that goes double for *this* one. We mention an app that was free last month and is $5 now. It’s still a good app but… free is so much better, no?
The Stellar Cafe: The Power of One Word
Inspiration from Peter Reynolds via Facebook post re: the ability of a teacher to inspire students to be creative and to share
MediaCollege.com is a free educational website for all forms of electronic media. Hundreds of exclusive tutorials covering video & television production, audio work, photography, graphics, web design and more. Also find utilities, reference material (e.g. user manuals), industry news and a helpful forum
Aviary is on a mission to make creation accessible to artists of all genres, from graphic design to audio editing. Tools include: image editor, effects editor, image markup, audio editor, color editor, vector editor, and screen capture.
Webnote is a tool for taking notes on your computer. It allows you to quickly write something down during a meeting, class, or any other time that you have a web browser available.
Our Courts is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Our Courts is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support. Games include Argument Wars, Do I Have a Right, Supreme Decision, eLections, Pick 12, ReDistricting, and There Should Be a Law.
The mission for Quizlet is to make learning vocabulary not a chore. Flashcard sets can be created by teachers and students and shared on the site. Groups can be created so that students can study together. Five study modes available.
CogDogRoo – StoryIdeas
Prompts for creating stories–one part of the 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story wiki.
StoryJumper is a place to create and discover stories for kids. What’s your story?™
Safe, fun, and educational online experience for kids that also gave parents the information and control they wanted. Utilizes the Adobe Air platform to create a browser interface for children. Includes games for math, reading, science, and social studies, along with creative and cognitive development and life skills games