Archive | January 2013

650 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

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Download 650 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device.

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19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators

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Would you like to relax your students’ tired eyes?  Is it sounds good to convert any written text such as Microsoft Word into spoken words? What about running a PowerPoint presentation and have a narration of the text on your slides?

Anica Petkoska‘s insight:

At the following list you will find 19 Free Text to Speech tools that your students’ will appreciate if you use. The most of them are user friendly. Some of them you have to instal them and some others to instal them at your browser. The most awesome about these tools is that are FREE!

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12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes | Training & E-Learning Zone for Quizzes

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I often receive a lot of questions about how to make online quizzes for free. Here is a collection of 12 free online quiz making applications I collect after

Anica Petkoska‘s insight:

Wondershare QuizCreator is the powerful quiz maker software that enables trainers and educators to create Flash-based quizzes and surveys with multimedia objects. With this quiz software, you can quickly create your assessment contents and publish them online.View sample >

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Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

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Santa left a new Kindle, iPad or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we’ll do ours. We’ll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media — great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest.

Anica Petkoska‘s insight:

Santa left a new Kindle, iPad or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we’ll do ours. We’ll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media — great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest. And if you didn’t get a new gadget, fear not. You can access all of these materials on the good old fashioned computer. Here we go:

Free eBooks: You have always wanted to read the great works. And now is your chance. When you dive into our Free eBooks collection you will find 375 great works by some classic writers (Dickens, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare and Tolstoy) and contemporary writers (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Kurt Vonnegut). The collection also gives you access to the 51-volume Harvard Classics.

If you’re an iPad/iPhone user, the download process is super easy. Just click the “iPad/iPhone” links and you’re good to go. Kindle and Nook users will generally want to click the “Kindle + Other Formats links” to download ebook files, but we’d suggest watching these instructional videos (Kindle –Nook) beforehand.

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TILE-SIG Feature: How Teens Do Research In The Digital World

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Your source for news from the world of literacy

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by Julie Coiro

In November 2012, the Pew Internet Project published the first of three reports designed to explore teachers’ views of the ways today’s digital environment is shaping the research and writing habits of today’s middle and high school students as well as the instructional practices that teachers use in their classrooms.

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What If Schools Created a Culture of “Do” INSTEAD of a Culture of “Know?” – The Tempered Radical

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Here at Educon yesterday, I had the chance to learn a bit more about design thinking from David Jakes. David’s central point was that schools and teachers often get stuck in a “Yeah, but…” mindset when thinking about change.

Anica Petkoska‘s insight:

Schools and teachers often get stuck in a "Yeah, but…" mindset when thinking about change. Instead of dreaming about what’s possible — taking a "What if" stance towards the challenges standing in our way — we’re all too ready to trip over the hurdles in front of us without even attempting to jump. 

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