Smile, you're on Candid Camera. What a fun show. Most of this was innocent funny circumstances and most of the people were good sports, but with YouTube and the social networking sites like myspace, your video can turn up anywhere, anytime. You may not even know that you are being filmed or that it is posted online. So many kids have digital phones capable of making a movie. Still not convinced? Read this alarming article from ABC.com/news.


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This article is from an ezine for IT business leaders. They were surveyed and asked which web2.0 tools they use most often and the results are about the same as they would be for educators who use web2.0 tools. Interesting..... we must be on the right track.


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Top 100 Classic websites and top 100 undiscovered websites as described by PCMagazine. They have also included the 100 most undiscovered sites.


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There are several sources of free books on this site from hardcover books to electronic books to download. Try a few of the websites to find one that suits your needs.


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This article from Teacher Magazine offers some good specific ideas to help you get off to a good start to the year. Much is gained from good classroom management says the author, so heed this advice.


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If you have not played with GoogleEarth yet, what are you waiting for? If you like GE, you must get the upgade to the stars. Really, now you can view constellations from anywhere with GoogleEarth/Sky. There are lesson plans, ideas and pre-planed locations to explore. The short video will explain how it works.


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This story in USAToday addresses a long time problem of how to hold a pencil properly. A retired teacher has developed a new triangular pencil for early elementary students to get a better grip on their skills. No photo was included in the story. I'm so visual, I wish I could see it!


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This resource is full of links for all topics from k-12. Be sure to look at the Jeopardy games that are prepared for you.


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Follow this website to elementary, intermediate and advanced lessons for speaking Spanish. You can listen to the instructor, assign it for homework, or model your own lessons after this page.


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I came across this while Stumbling on the internet. Quick lesson plans to go
Fun activities for students, teachers, homeschoolers and parents.


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I read about this VoiceThread on someone's blog and thought I would give it a try. This may be a fantastic forum for another type of student project! My example is from a stop on our summer trip to Edison's Home in Ft.Myers, Florida.



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OK everyone is starting to become more environmentally correct (is that EC?). Well if you have been to as many conferences as I have you probably have a closet full of canvas bags. Why not put them in to the largest of your bags, drop them in the trunk and be prepared to take them into the grocery store or WAWA to pick up your goods! It may not seem like much, but you may inspire someone else to do this too. I think I will pack them with the greener light bulbs. Add your tip to the comments.


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From worksheets to lessons, this page offers a lot of free ideas and activities for teachers of all levels. Be sure to look at the bottom of the page for two additional links.


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Looking for a different way to talk about book characters, or famous Americans, First Ladies, or historical places? Try creating a trading card at this website, BigHugeLabs.Com. Choose from a variety of backgrouds, choose an image, write a description, then publish! Students can create a whole series of cards for your bulletin board. I created this one for a unit on Symbols of Freedom.


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Want to add a nice looking sign to a document or web page? Try AddingLetters.com for a variety of signs and images that you can put your own phrase in the image. Bart is just one of the examples!


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This is a new toy I found for creating some fun images for your blog or web page. You can put your own words into the animation too. Visit ImageChef for some fun. ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more


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From your classroom, you can circle the globe in hundreds of ways. Steve Burt had this on his Web 2. Education blog. Just put in the airport locations and it will plot a route for you! Might be a fun activity for a geography class or a math lesson.


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