These links are may be solve your problem.
I will have to try again later. Dreamweaver is the editing program that was mentioned but I used Pagebreeze. I like Kompozer but I had difficutly getting it to work properly. I ended up having to upload my files into a flipchart. This seemed to work.
P.S. Have you ever tried to use any of the videos in Watch Know Learn?
Educational CyberPlayground is an interesting site. Eva, what do you like best about it?
You may have received packets from the Mineral Information Institute. They have a lot of great stuff, including lesson plans, related to minerals, geology, and chemistry: http://www.mii.org/ (not to be confused with the mii from the wii game console).
Eva, are you referring to the mii website or to other sites that seemed worthwhile at first and then not as good on second thought?
I have seen websites and other resources that I liked at first but was disappointed later on. One site I used to use with my students but not much anymore (it has great potential but needs an upgrade) is minyanland (learning about money).
I have some links of free educational resource
Free Apps for Kids
These are some of the great free apps we will be trying this year to get them creating their own stories, listening to stories, increasing their reading skills, and improving their English proficiency. These are available on the iPod Touch and iPad as well but may not be free on those platforms.
- Talking Tom- Kids talk to Tom and he repeats everything said with a funny voice, pet him to make him purr, pour a glass of milk for him, and poke his head, belly or feet, grab his tail. The best part is that within seconds what the students say to Tom is recorded as an avi video which can be uploaded to YouTube and Facebook or sent by email. This app really gets young learners speaking English!
- StoryKit- Create an electronic storybook by drawing on the screen, uploading images, recording sound effects and voice, laying out the elements of the story (text boxes, images, and sound clips) freely by dragging them or pinching to resize, reordering pages, and uploading to the StoryKit web server. Email a link to the story. The application includes four public domain children’s books to rewrite and rearrange into a new story.
- Fotobabble- Quickly create and easily share talking photos in 3 steps (Snap or select or a photo, speak into the microphone to record audio, share with friends via email, Facebook or Twitter).
- StoryCorps-Listen to the weekly story; share stories via email, Facebook, and Twitter; get tips for recording stories on mobile devices; create and email a list of questions for an interview with StoryCorps.
- Read Me Stories- Children’s books- A new talking picture book everyday teaches children new concepts, new words and how to say them. Free limited time trial. Keeps track of favorite books to read again and purchase from Amazon.com.
- K12 Timed Reading Practice Lite- 25 short, engaging stories for K-4 readers, variety of fiction and non-fiction, 10 Flesh-Kincade reading levels, view recommendations for moving up or down in reading difficulty based on recorded Words per Minute scores, and track one reader’s stories read, words per minute, percent above or below average reading rates, and what’s next on the reading list.
- Library Of Congress – Virtual Tour for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad- Includes highlights of exhibitions and architectural features, with photos, audio by curators and other experts, links to more detailed online exhibitions, and even a video about the history of Thomas Jefferson’s Library.
- Puppet Animation Lite- Kids animate uploaded images or sample puppets; animate them by choosing swing, elastic, or scaling; save as an animated gif to send via email or Twitter.
- Kids Apps: 13 in 1- 13 different applications ranging from math games, over 600 flash cards, interactive tracing drills, ABCs, counting, vocabulary, number and letter tracing, Math Whiz quiz, music instruments vocabulary, house words and pictures, and more.
- Animoto- Upload images, choose a soundtrack from the library, and click a button to make a 30-second video. Sync your videos with your Animoto.com account, download videos for offline viewing, and make longer ones with an All-Access Pass.
- Chicktionary Lite- The chickens head bobs and clucks when kids use one of their letters to make a word. The “beak sneak” option fills in one letter from each of the words not yet found. Has 12 levels.
- Tales2Go- Free for 30 days. Instant, on-demand and unlimited access to over 1,200 stories from leading audio publishers and storytellers.
Free Apps for Kids
- Recommended iPod Apps (Grade Levels & Subjects)
- Best games for kids on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
- 50 Fun iPhone Apps to Get Kids Reading and Learning
- Best iPhone Apps for Autism
Glenn, just posted the below information about free 50Gs of storage space. Also see his thread...
"In addition to Dropbox (which I have used for years) I have a Box account. By default, the free "Personal" box is limited to 5 GB. I just learned that through December 2, 2011 - if you download, install and log into your Box account from an "app" that space is increased to 50GB (lifetime!) The app can be downloaded from your favorite "app store" (iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone or android device.) After you log into the device app, you get a message of the "instant upgrade." Like Dropbox, Box allows you to share files and people can share links to those files."
Here is a FREE program you can download onto you Mac or PC.
It was created for teachers and contains 20 interactive resources that are easy to edit, adapt, save and share. It has timers, spinners, quiz formats that are modeled after game shows.
See information below from an email.
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