5 - 10: Five Minutes - Ten Awesome Resources
1. Clocks seem so old-fashion. However, download your very own Polar Clock screen saver and discover the timeless fun of clock-watching! Versions available for Macintosh, Windows, and iPhone.
2. Glogs are a mix of text, photos, music, and videos about you! Create a poster of yourself and send links to your friends or post your Glog on Facebook.
3. Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows XP is a free program for creating slideshows, editing, and adding special effects. Think about how students might use this tool as an alternative to PowerPoint presentations. Download a copy today.
4. AT Cubed [Assistive Technology Tools, Tricks, and Tips (and Talk!)] is a blog written by Brian Wojcik. Thoughtful musings on assistive technology.
5. Do you need to add captions to your latest YouTube video? Checkout the free and easy-to-use tool: CaptionTube.
6. ClassTools.net allows you to create free educational games, activities, and diagrams using one of 17 different Flash templates. No programming experience is required. Host the materials on your own blog, website. or intranet. No signup, passwords, or charge!
7. Administrators are busy people. As a result, they need to be able to access high-quality resources without spending a great deal of time searching. Here's a web site you'll want to check out and then share with a favorite administrator: Just for Administrators.
8. Every school year brings new opportunities to help students with note taking. 50 Ways to Take Notes is part of an old blog but contains excellent links and strategies for struggling writers of all ages.
9. With the economic meltdown wiping out the college savings of many families, here's a tool that everyone is sure to find helpful: World's Simplest College Cost Calculator. What distinguishes this calculator from many similar tools is the extremely simple input required and the way that the program explicitly describes the assumptions so that users can make appropriate changes and recalculate.
10. How can you not be drawn to a web site with such a classy title? 101 CSS Resources to Add to Your Toolbelt of Awesomeness. Learn about Cascading Style Sheets to enhance your web page designs.