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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sites to See update

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.~~Samuel Johnson

Online YouTube Converter
There is some REALLY good stuff on YouTube, that hasn’t made it to TeacherTube yet. But since it’s blocked, the only way we can use a YouTube video is if we convert the videos to a different file type. This online, FREE (though you do have to register) converter will do that for you.

100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers
Now it should be clear why I led with the Converter tool this time. In the list you’ll find channels from universities, nonprofits, museums, and plenty of other places. It’s a fount of amazing ways to add some media to your classroom lessons.

Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition
The online gallery for a competition that challenges photographers using a light microscope. The images are beautiful, and can often highlight lessons in biology, chemistry, and art.

100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals
With the Digital Camera Learning Community offered by the Technology Department starting next week, and the already amazing photographs coming out of Kim Caskey’s class this year, I thought this one might be interesting to many of you.

Database Profile
Student Research Center, powered by EBSCOhost,cookie,uid&profile=SRC
Username & password: See Turney for this info.
This one of our “free” databases provided to all K-12 schools by the State. Like all good “free” things, if we don’t use it, we’ll lose it. Take some time to take a look. From the main page you can search for articles (magazines, newspapers, academic journals), books (including encyclopedias and biographies), radio and TV transcripts, country reports, state/province reports, primary source documents, or images (photos, maps, flags) on nearly every topic you can think of. Titles and information are updated almost daily, and in several cases I’ve read an article via the database before the magazine is delivered in my mail. All-around, it’s a wonderful resource for just about anything you’re interested in.

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