Many of us have used Zamzar for file conversion of audio and video but a new online FREE service does even more. Online-Convert will convert the traditional audio and video files but also converts Ebooks, Images, Documents, Hash Tags and Archives to many other formats.
Select the type of conversion that you want to perform and then use the drop down menu to choose the format that you want to convert the file TO. Then click GO.
This will take you to another Internet Page where you will Click the Browse Button to Select your file or Paste in the URL of the file. Example: A YouTube movie URL.
There are other selections that you can make concerning the quality of the conversion and audio. I usually leave these alone and click Convert File.
The file will be uploaded, wait for about a minute, and then a window will open asking you to download the converted file.
You are Finished, File Converted. Very quick and Easy.
The Ebook converter could be very useful for individuals who have different Ebook readers.
We have to have some fun once in a while and the site Neave Interactive allows you to do just that! There are several interactive applications on the site but the one I am going to discuss here is for the webcam.
I have my students create Music Videos in PowerPoint and this site can be used for creating some great effects for the videos.
There are over 30 effects that you can try. Each picture can be downloaded as a .jpg photo for use in other programs.
Me, Normal, well as normal as I get.
Having a wedgie!
Is that an Alien?
Try Neave Interactive for fun or turn on your creativity! Your students will love seeng you as the Alien they thought you were!
LearningScience.org is a collaborative project of the Central Bucks School District in Doylestown, PA. LearningScience.org is organized around the National Science Education Standards and focuses on sharing with Science educators, “the newer and emerging “learning tools” of science education.”
The tools include, “real-time data collection, simulations, inquiry based lessons, interactive web lessons, remote instrumentation, micro-worlds, and imaging, …” All of their linked tools are reviewed by a panel of Science teachers and Scientists working in various Science fields.
Consider joining Learning Science.org.
Practical Science – K -12
Life Science – K -12
Web links are included for each Science topic and grade level.
Haven’t tried social networking yet? You are not on Facebook, come on, you most likely are and you have found FaceBook to be a fun and great resource for what is going on among your friends!
But have you used the same type of social network in your professional life? What is going on out there? Have you developed a professional network of friends? Do you need some new ideas for that lesson or have one to share?
Where do you think I get all of my ideas for oldteachnewtech? Blogs, Tweets, RSS feeds, etc.
In the latest rankings, Twitter was still the number one resource being used by teachers for collaboration. Give it a try (view the movie below to get started) or try one of the other sites listed below that are a little more organized.
The top 5 teacher sites for sharing ideas, blogging, discussing curriculum, sharing of resources, articles, videos, discussions, leave your own comment, … are:
Twitter – World wide sharing of information on all topics
Classroom 2.o – Join other teachers sharing ideas
Teacher 2.0 – A network of teachers sharing ideas
TeachAde – Sponsored by NEA, teachers are sharing ideas
Edweb – Join other teachers sharing ideas
Let Wyatt help you get started with Twitter and send out a tweet of what you are interested in finding or sharing! The world will answer!