Dropbox is currently offering 5GB of free space for beta testers to test their new camera upload feature.

Dropbox is currently offering 5GB of free space for beta testers to test their new camera upload feature.

I tried it this morning at home and am letting it run all day and
confirm that it’s working properly. For every 500mb of pics / videos
uploaded, you’ll get 500mb free up to 5GB. Not a bad deal if you’re a Dropbox user.

Here’s the link – not sure how long it’ll be available.

 

Dipity.com – Free Digital Timeline Site

Dipity.com – Free Digital Timelines

This has fantastic potential for subjects such as Social Studies, History, Music, Art, Science, etc. Thanks to Mrs. Dickinson for introducing this to us! Here are some fantastic examples from her students (view the comment section).

 

“Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Our mission is to organize the web’s content by date and time. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps.”

“Dipity timelines are for anyone who uses the Internet. Newspapers, journalists, celebrities, government organizations, politicians, financial institutions, community managers, museums, universities, teachers, students, non-profits and bloggers all use Dipity to create timelines.”

WatchKnow – Free educational video resource

Free educational videos delivered over the Internet. Viewed any time, from anywhere.

We believe that everyone should have the same opportunity to learn. The best way to make this possible, we believe, is to organize into one, super directory the hundreds of thousands of good videos currently available on the Internet. To make this a reality, we invite teachers, instructors and educators to suggest videos for inclusion into our directory, and then to review, approve, and assign those videos into appropriate categories using a wiki framework and philosophy. The videos are the highest quality found on the World Wide Web, cover all major educational topics from elementary to secondary schools (or age range 1 – 18), and are Kid Safe!

WatchKnow has indexed over 20,000 educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 3,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom and to students at home 24/7. Users can dive into our innovative directory or search for videos by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions, age level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness. Our Web site invites broad participation in a new kind of wiki system, guided by teachers. We have had a tremendously positive response from educators to the website. If we continue to work together, we can create an incredible, free, educational resource for students across the world.”

WhatKnow.org

20 Google Doc Templates for use in Science and Math Classrooms

20 Google Doc Templates for use in Science and Math Classrooms

I’ve listed a few examples below, but please click the above link for the full post with the complete list.

Science:

Math:

  • Math Content Vocabulary Cards – students complete these cards by providing symbols, definitions, math representations, and synonyms for math terms.
  • Math Quiz – generates problems automatically and you can even set the ranges of the numbers to generate in hidden fields (addition, subtraction, multiplication, operators, and facts.
  • Spreadsheets – a simple document to kick start your use of Google Docs in class.

General Math or Science:

10 Interactive Learning Websites For Some Fun & Games With Music

10 Interactive Learning Websites For Some Fun & Games With Music

“learning music is often recommended for developing creative intelligence. The ability to sense and visualize the world comes naturally from a deep appreciation of the arts.

Playing interactive musical games on the web could be a stepping stone to find out if your child has an ability for music. If the enthusiasm to learn about music is there, deciding on a more specific musical education becomes easy. Leaving aside all these serious thoughts on musical education, let’s also note that music is great fun. In tune or out of it, it is a way of self expression. Play on these ten interactive learning websites that feature fun and games with music.”


Google Chrome – Another Browser to Consider

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Google has released a new web browser for Windows and Mac, called Google Chrome. It’s been out for Windows for over a year, but for Mac only recently.

It’s fast loading, utilizes less system resources than some other browsers, and has a few very nice features. Some of the power comes from the wonderful integration of Google apps. If you’re a fan of Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, etc, you may want to give this a try.

As with other browsers, it supports extensions – individual programs that can extend the function of your browser. For example, you can easily integrate Gmail right from within the browser, so you can quickly read an email without actually opening Gmail. You can find extensions here.

Download Google Chrome here.