Monday, October 22, 2012

GIZMOS - Featured OSAPAC Resource

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This post is the second of a series of posts highliting software available to
Ontario Teachers and
Students through the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee (OSAPAC)
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Teachers... are you asking the question, 

"Where can I find engaging, interactive Science and Mathematics activities for my students ?"

 
GIZMOS may be the answer. 

GIZMOS is a Ministry Licensed piece of software available
to all Ontario students and teachers at no cost. 

For further information about OSAPAC Software, please visit the OSAPAC website, or contact your school Board's e-Learning Contact (eLC). 


For a high-quality version of this poster, please download here

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This post is the second of a series of posts highliting software available to
Ontario Teachers and 
Students through the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee (OSAPAC)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Thursday, October 18, 2012

COMIC LIFE - Featured OSAPAC Software

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This post is the first of a series of posts highliting software available to
Ontario Teachers and
Students through the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee (OSAPAC)
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Teachers... are you asking the question, 

"
How can my students create their own stories in a fun, engaging way?"

COMIC LIFE may be the answer. 

Comic Life is a Ministry Licensed piece of software available
to all Ontario students and teachers at no cost. 

For further information about OSAPAC Software, please visit the OSAPAC website, or contact your school Board's e-Learning Contact (eLC). 


For a high-quality version of this poster, please download here

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________
This post is the first of a series of posts highliting software available to
Ontario Teachers and 
Students through the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee (OSAPAC)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Monday, October 15, 2012

New(ish) Youtube Feature

Have you ever wanted to share only part of a YouTube video. Well, it turns out that you can (sort of). Take for example Vi Hart's latest fun math video about Hexaflexagons seen below
Although this is a great video, my favourite part is when she creates a hexaflexagon with a pita. That happens at 3:45 into the video. So I click on the Share button and I now have a choice of starting the video somewhere other than the normal position
So now when I copy the new link the video should start exactly where I want. Click here to get the new starting point. Note, however, you cannot embed a video with this feature but you can link to it (at least I haven't figured out how to embed it). Now this doesn't eliminate the rest of the video (so you cannot get rid of content you don't want seen) but it can let you get right to the point when showing a video



Thursday, October 11, 2012

FREE PD? EdCampSWO This Saturday


Educators, Future Educators and Educational Leaders,


edcampSWO

We invite you to consider this awesome homegrown professional learning opportunity.  Please read and forward to your school conference at your discretion.

Why homegrown?  Kristen Wideen, Eric Wideen, Shannon Hazel, James Cowper, Chad Barrette, Doug Sadler, Brian Aspinall and Shawn Dufour are coordinating the day with a larger team including other teachers from the GECDSB, WECDSB, LKDSB!

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EdCamps are held worldwide.  They are a  free, "unconference" style professional learning opportunity.  Professionals gather at one location and learn together.  The learning is defined by the participants that arrive that day.  

EdCampSWO is being held at the University of Windsor (Faculty of Education Building) on Saturday, October 13th from 8:30-4 pm.

If you would like to get your FREE tickets for this event see this link.  www.edcampswo.eventbrite.ca

Sign up today....help us beat the EdCampDetroit mark of 200 participants!

There will be lots of technology-integration learning available (with Free WiFi!):

  • iPads in the classroom
  • Twitter for learning
  • using Smart technologies
  • Web 2.0 for you
  • Leading change with technology
  • iPads in Secondary
  • integrating tech into your literacy program
  • LiveScribes in schools
  • Math and the iPad
  • blogging, glogging and vlogging!
  • GoogleDocs, Hangout and SKype in the classroom, etc!
 We are expecting educators from all around Southwestern Ontario!

If you are interested in an awesome professional learning opportunity, check out the link below for more info about EdCamp SWO (south western ontario).


Check it out!  Also, please feel free to forward to others who may be interested.  Thanks!

You can follow EdCamp SWO on Twitter @edcampSWO

Thanks everyone....see you there!  We are even having a social gathering afterwards at a local restaurant!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A new iPod for free... really

Are you the owner of a 1st generation iPod Nano?

Apple is replacing these units for free with the latest iPod 6th generation nano at no cost to the consumer. 

Simply complete the online form, Apple sends you a UPS box for you to send back the old unit, drop it off at any UPS store, and wait for your new iPod.






I have done this myself and within 4 days of completing the online form,
 I received my new iPod nano with 8 GB of space.



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Portable USB Document Camera ( Great for a Classroom setting )


The Point 2 View USB Document Camera provides real-time video capture for documents, pictures, and three-dimensional objects, its portable and easy to setup and if your using EVERNOTE try it out, i used it at one of the schools, it works perfect and the price is not bad.
Check it out:Point 2 view Document Camera



IPEVO Document Cameras Now with EVERNOTE Support!