Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Late, I know, but Happy New Year, anyhow.

It's been a long time since I added anything to this, but I've been finding some really interesting things lately. I joined the Free Tech For Teachers blog feed and I get something interesting and helpful nearly every day. The great thing about this blog is that the person who writes it starts with a cool tool that he's found and then gives some classroom applications for it.

One of the things that came through on this morning's post is Password Bird. Password Bird asks you three questions and then generates a password that includes letters and numbers. I'm going to use this next year during lab orientation so that kids who are having a hard time thinking of a password can get one that is strong and safe.

Another interesting tool (this one from Kathy Schrock's fabulous listserve) is Slideshare. This tool allows you to upload slide shows you've created, it then generates a script based on the text on the slides and allows you to share your show with anyone. The education side has a bunch of shows on all sorts of topics that you can download and edit for use in your lectures.

That's it from the lab for now!

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