Just in time for your fall prep, Garin Horner and Michelle Hiscock have produced an amazing and searchable list of FREE online technology for the classroom. All of the basics plus loads for the expert: everyone will find something new and useful here.
Here are a few highlights:
bubbl.us A free mind map and brainstorming tool
http://www.capzles.com All your media, your life, your stories together like never before: combine documents, photos, video, blogs and music to create rich multimedia experiences.
http://fetchvideo.com Download any video to your hard drive with a simple copy and paste.
http://www.forvo.com/ the world’s largest pronunciation dictionary, all the words in all languages pronounced by native speakers.
http://www.overstream.net Add subtitles to any video.
http://rubistar.4teachers.org A free rubric tool.
http://www.slideshare.net One of the world’s most poplar site is really a depository of slide presentations, pots, pdfs, documents and videos. Free for you to use and alter, no wonder.
You get the idea. It is a great one-stop shop for your educational technology.
Not on their list, but here is a great new content site: CrashCourse. http://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse
These are short (10-15 min) summaries of popular topics in history, chemistry and literature. They are clever, hilarious and beautifully produced at a fast pace that is guaranteed to entertain college students. Many have over 1,000,000 hits, so already very popular. Just news to me.