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PUBLIC MARKS from knann

July 2009

SymbolWorld

SymbolWorld is a website created by Widgit Software, dedicated to people who use symbols. It has material for all ages and includes personal contributions, stories and learning materials. eLive is an on-line magazine within SymbolWorld especially for older readers

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

40 Must-See Resources And Inspirational Collections For Designers To Discover The Best Of The Web In March - Opensource, Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

a list of 40+ Must-See Resources And Inspirational Collections For Designers. We obviously cannot cover all the best from the web, but we have tried to cover as much as possible.

March 2009

Have Fun with Living History - Free streaming history videos & activities

American history is best served hot and there are lots of ways to warm up to it. At HFwH, we bring free streaming video, interactive presentations, and links to many other resources to bring history alive. Go a step beyond the social studies or history classroom and use all your senses to connect with American History through audio, video, and living history.

February 2009

IO - Intelligence Online

Teacher workspace for developing inquiry based projects, professional development, and teacher community

Remixing Canadain History: Calgary Science School Virtual Museum

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Amazing inquiry-based, technology rich social studies project on Candaian History using primary resources

Civilization.ca - Canada in a Box, Cigar Containers that Store Our Past 1883-1935

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Fascinating site on history depicting on Canadian Cigar Boxes. See the 7th grade project inspired by this resource http://www.galileo.org/initiatives/vmuseum-v1/

EDUCAUSE: The Future of Learning

Great resource for teacher professional development focusing on understanding the Learner, Learning Principles and Practices, and Learning Technologies. Look for the 7 things you need to know series.

JeopardyLabs - Online Jeopardy Template

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JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running.

TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills

TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on sixth and ninth grade standards. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for library media specialists and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students

iamliterate wiki

Great resource for teachers in understanding 21st century skills and the tools available.

BSD: Biography Maker

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Great site to enabling students to write a great biography using the following steps:To create an exciting biography, you will now follow these steps: 1. Questioning | 2. Learning | 3. Synthesis | 4. Story-Telling Six Traits of Effective Writing

Museum Box Homepage

Welcome to Museum Box, This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie.

23andMe - Genetics 101

23andMe provides a collection of educational materials to guide you on your personal journey of genetic discovery. Explore our learning resources and discover the world of genetics!

January 2009

microObservatory Guest Observer Portal

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Welcome to the MicroObservatory online telescope network. You can now explore the universe using working telescopes that YOU control via the Internet free of charge, and have access to your image within 48 hours! Each of our easy-to-follow activities allows you to investigate different aspects of the universe just like a professional astronomer. You select your target, choose exposure times or filters, then sit back and hope for clear skies! To start, click on an activity below.

Science Up Close

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Harcourt Science grades 1-6 with audio narration

Word List Generator

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The Word List Generator Project has created a database of 2084 words that elementary school teachers can use to help students practice and build sounding out and word-form recognition skills. Learn more about the project and how you can help. To generate a word list matching your students' instructional level, select parameters below--eg, to generate a list of CVC words beginning with continuous sounds, check the CVC checkbox and select "are continuous only" from the Initial sounds drop-down menu.

blender.org - Home

by 11 others
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite. Take a look at the gallery to see what is possible. Definitely read the Quick Start tutorial to save yourself from frustration!

FotoFlexer -

by 20 others (via)
The world's most advanced online photo editor with layers and special effects.

xtranormal

by 2 others
Create 3D movies using this Text-to-Movie tool!

December 2008

Your Take

Problem-solving/decision-making tool for students/teachers. Free until June 2009, but only $299 for site license. This is a great web-based tool for helping students analyze complex issues. Most appropriate for middle and high school

MVU CareerForward - Take the Challenge

interactive course to assist hs students in exploring career choices