This is an interesting list of educational, entertainment and user activities for large memory iPods. There is a variety from SparkNotes to Bible online. Go through the list, I am sure you will find something you really like and can use right away.


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If you dare, you can make a poll that people can respond to by using their cell phones. Here is a sample you can try below. simply send a text message to 41411 and in the body of the text message put the word CAST and the number you wish to vote for, then send.




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I came across many of these on different people's blogs, enjoy!

Ten top ten lists from Time magazine

10 ways to inspire others

Half of 10 ways to inspire others without saying a word

10 Ways to destroy Earth

Top 10 teacher tips

Top 10 Free educational game simulations

Top 10 Innovative projects

Top ten ways to inspire others to be their best


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Sponsored by eSchool News, this page lists many of the previous "Site of the Week" links. Included in this list are items like Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation, Flash tutorials, science podcasts and many research links. Take some time to find something you can use in your classroom. This subscription to eSchool News is free and you can also find links to Best Practices in education along with research, and special reports.


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Not to be outdone by the One Hundred Dollar laptop project at MIT, the Innovations for Learning group has created a $50 handheld called teachermate. The teachermate is a small device about the size of a NintendoDS and has reading, math and classroom management software built in. There is a case which allows the teacher to charge and sync all of teachermates at the same time through one USB cable. Check it out!


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Creating a brochure can be a daunting task. If you want your students to create a brochure for some project at school, take a look at mybrochuremaker.com. It's free and you can download the file into .pdf format and review before printing. If you have a full version of Acrobat, you might be able to adjust spelling.


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Ray and Hollye are two teachers (he-physics, she-middle school Spanish)in the mid-west who talk about different links, gadgets, emerging technologies and integrating technology into lessons. They are easy to listen to with their "every so often" podcast and video podcasts. The show notes are great because they include all of the links from the program. Show #78 includes geography links, some online games, including the links below which were not on the show notes.
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This little artistic software company has just released some brand new products to compliment their current offerings. FableVision creator Peter H. Reynolds designed the Fizz and Martina characters for software which was part of the math software package from the Tom Snyder catalog. Now he ventures into more middle and high school projects. On the site, there are links to free materials for teachers. If you would like Peter to visit your school, you can arrange for this author/illustrator to provide a worthwhile program for your students.

FableVision is in the process of releasing some new titles. From the website: "This deceptively simple combination of movements and music can change the way we learn and remember. SmartMoves, a DVD, designed for students in grades 3-12, leads students through a series of increasingly complicated body movements that function as a kind of calisthenics for the brain. Forty Body Puzzles at varying levels of difficulty: Simple, Simple Too, Tricky, Challenging, and Formidable, are included in the SmartMoves DVD. A supplemental Teacher's Guide is also included."

Above image is from the website.




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This website, as suggested by Jim Gates of Tipline, has facts, flags, maps, and photos from countries around the world. There is a non-javascript menu available if you do not have the plug-in loaded.


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If you are not technology literate, this will alarm you! Well it alarms me too! There is too much of our information available for anyone to access. Watch this video!


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With the advent of all of the technologies teachers can use, video is still at the top of the list. All of the teachers in Pennsylvania have FREE access to netrekker.com and DiscoveryEducationStreaming. You need to get an access code from your technology leaders. In addition to these top notch sites, you can also find short videos for your lessons from the following sites, but be sure to carefully preview the full video before assigning it to your students to watch.


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  • Once again Lee Lefever and crew have created a visual for our entertainment/learning and it does not disappoint. This time, online photo sharing. See for yourself!


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