Sunday, December 27, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
In these times of "Climate Change", it becomes essential that the younger generation understand "living". The first resource is on Sustainaable Living, 3M Worldly Wise. Indeed a great site with separate sections for Teachers and Pupils. "Town Plan" is a great way to make pupils understand various concepts like Carbon Footprints, Renewable Energy, Recycling, etc. The Students also understand the applicability of these concepts in our daily living. It is real fun to browse through the " Town Plan" and understand things that matter to us for a "Sustainable Living". The teacher section has a range of Activity Worksheets to help teacher deliver the concept to pupils.
The second resource is 3M Streetwise, which is about "Child Road Safety" where there are three sections - for Pupils, Teachers and Parents. The resource has a range of options like Quiz, Science behind Safety, games, road safety knowledge, etc.
Though these resource are more applicable to UK and Ireland but still be relevant
for countries like India and others.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Here's a useful site, DOC2PDF , http://doc2pdf.net for converting the following
- word to pdf
- image from one format to another. you may visit the link, http://image.doc2pdf.net/ for image converting.
After converting, the files can be directly saved to desktop.
Hope you find it useful !
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
If you are looking for a simple, easy to use text 2 speech converter, here is a simple site/ tool - Spoken Text, http://spokentext.net. With its easy to use interface you may record text and save/ download it in various audio formats. You may record the text from among the following options
- text entered
- PDF document
- HTML/ Website
- types of file supported
- size of files supported
- type of converted audio file to be downloaded
Quite a useful tool even for non-English teaching instructors/ teachers
Hope you enjoy using the tool !!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
My nominations for Edublog Awards 2009 are as mentioned below:
Best individual blog : Mathematicslearning
Best class blog : Social Science
Best resource sharing blog : Math Class
Best educational wiki : Exploring Geography
Best educational use of a social networking service : Passionate Teachers
Best new blog : Biology
Monday, November 23, 2009
The Edublog awards ( http://edublogawards.com) are back. Get set to nominate your favourite blogs/ wikis/ social networking, etc. and support them whole heartedly. Just remember to nominate them in the right category.
Also, lets be honest and support/ nominate only worthy blogs/ wikis/ social networks i.e. those who deserve to be nominated.
One imporant thing - you cannot self-nominate your blog/ wiki/ social network, etc.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wishing all teachers in India a very "Happy Teachers Day". Wish there were more such days to celebrate for teachers. This small piece does deserve a place in this blog on technology as "Teaching/ Teacher" is incomplete without the "Learner". Teaching is more about relationship (teacher-pupil) than anything else. Any amount of technology is useless unless there is acceptance from the learner and there is the right impact on them. Lets pledge on thid day to mould our teaching-learning to how learners learn rather than how we teach. Sharing with you a beautiful poem about Teacher ( Author Unknown).
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Moreover, it allows to embed into quizzes multimedia objects as images, sounds and videos, since it is compatible with the more widespread Internet formats (JPEG, GIF, MID, MP3, AVI, MPEG), also with Macromedia Flash, Apple QuickTime, Liveupdate Crescendo, RealAudio, RealMedia browser plug-in.
A nice, simple to use tool for creating HTML quizzes easily.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
your students with ease for later use and sharing
YouTube Downloader 3000, www.download3000.com/download_19063.html
It allows you to easily grab and save desired youtube video to your local computer. Simply paste the URL of a video into the program, press Start , and the AVI file will be downloaded into the selected folder
YouTube Downloader, http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Simply paste the webpage address into the URL blank space and click on 'Convert to PDF' to get a pdf version of the same.
I have found the tool very useful when visiting webpages (websites) with scrolling windows or when wanting to retain a copy of the webpage for later reading and reference
The best part being that you can save the image for later use.
The tool offers a lot of features like 'Shape and Size', 'Appearance' and various Advanced options. The images could be dragged and dropped directly or the entire folder be added.
A must try tool for some of your image based needs.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Please note this Program is just being offered to Indian teachers teaching in Indian schools
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Need for the Tool:
While uploading photos/ images, at times there is an issue about compressing/ resizing the images so that they could be uploaded properly. Rather than using a software to do the resizing/ compression, this tool would do it automatically.
How the tool works:
Once installed, the tool would rest on the taskbar (bottom right hand side of the Windows) and whenever some image/ photo is being uploded, this would automatically resize/ compress it to the best possible size. The tool prompts you when it resizes/ compresses
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
No doubt, Youtube (www.youtube.com) is a highly popular and useful video hosting site and as a teacher you would like to share Youtube videos with your students. But because of factors/ reasons known to all, teachers do not want students to be directed to Youtube site. This is where this site, www.catchyoutube.com would be very useful.
Features of the site :
www.catchyoutube.com has some real useful features by way of providing options to save downloaded videos in various formats. Follow the following steps for downloading youtube videos
- Visit the Yoytube site to copy the specific video's url
- Paste the url in www.convertyoutube.com site
- select the format for saving the video
- click on "Convert & Download"
No need for providing/ embedding youtube links when you can save them offline for use with your students.
Get started with downloading your favourite videos
Thursday, February 26, 2009
WebKut requires AIR runtime ( by Adobe) so while installing WebKut please install the AIR when it prompts.
The tool may act funny when capturing very large web pages.
Hope you enjoy the tool !
Friday, February 20, 2009
- Adolix Split and Merge PDF, www.adolix.com/split-merge-pdf/ is a downloadable tool which does merging and splitting both. The tool is easy to use but has a limitation of merging only 5 pdf documents in a single instance. Also, there's no refresh screen option and so if one has to use it next time one has to delete the displayed files using the '-' (minus) button.