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Safeshare.tv is a service that allows you to convert a YouTube link so that the viewer only sees the video. The up next list that normally appears to the right of a YouTube video is not visible.  While that list is useful for finding similar videos, often the featured video are not school appropriate.  Bottom line is that safeshare.tv eliminates all distractions and shows just the movie you wish to watch or show. The service is legal.  It also offers a download option and the video can be shared in a multitude of ways.  This is a very useful tool for teachers who want to show or share a video without the usual YouTube distractions.

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Read and Write for Google is Free For Educators

Read and Write for Google is a Google Chrome extension.   It is available in the Google Chrome Store .  Once you have installed the trial version, you can register as an educator, and the extension is free.  The yearly subscription is normally $100. The registration is on the upper right hand corner of  of a Drive document.  Listed below are some of the things Google Read and Write can do.  Also check out TextHELP for more information on this useful  extension.

  • Read Aloud with dual-color highlighting
  • Word Prediction
  • Translator
  • Talking and Picture Dictionaries
  • Fact Finder
  • Highlighters and ability to collect highlights
  • Vocabulary Builder to easily create a list of words with text definitions and images
  • Annotations (PDF and ePub)
  • Navigational tools (PDF and ePub)

Simplify Creative Commons Searches

CC Search is a great way to simplify Creative Commons Searches.  It includes the Flickr and Google Advanced Image Searches among others.  It is important that our students use media that doesn’t have all rights reserved.  Patti Morrissey has put this on the Crescent Lake Website. I have followed her lead on the KRMS site.  It would be a great idea to have this link on all of our school sites.


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Google Search Education

Google Search Education provides Common Core aligned lesson plans for beginner, intermediate, and  advanced Google Search users.  Learning how to interpret and refine searches may well be one of the most important skills that we can master in the 21st Century.  This is the link to the the homepage with very interesting links to multiple resources on Google Searches.     Homepage


Check out the “Live Training Videos”.  I found the video on “Believe it or not: Authority and credibility of sources on the web”  particular interesting.  The video “Creative Commons” is critical as everyone should by using creative searches in order to respect copyright  laws.

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What do you want to do? There is a tech tool for that from Educational Technology Guy

This is a great list of apps from “Educational Technology Guy”  based on what you want your students to do.  What do you want to do?  There is a tech tool for that.


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Twitter for Teachers by Erin Klein

It is worth checking out this short YouTube Video on using Twitter for Teachers from Erin Klein of Klienspiration.  Twitter is really a great staff development tool for teachers.  Even if you are not interested in “tweeting” yourself, Twitter offers the opportunity to follow the top people in education and just about every other field for that matter.  I presented on this topic at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference last year and will do so again.  I consider this to be one of the most useful tools on the Internet. Who would have believed years ago that we could all have a direct connection to the top people in our curriculum areas?

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A Great Blog Post from “Langwitches Blog” on Blogging in Education

Langwitches Blog is one of the best resources for educators on the Internet.  This series of articles is a very complete guide on the aspects of successfully introducing students to blogging. These are the links to the complete series:  Reading, Writing, Student Writing, Commenting, Connecting, Reciprocating,  Consistency and Quality.  Blogging is a great way to meet Common Core standards and this blog gives you what you need to know to get your students started.  Student blogs are also a great addition to student portfolios.


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This is an article that does a good job of explaining how I can help integrate technology in my district

I think the main points are that I’m available to collaborate on a one to one basis.  I am also in a position to research  and help find software, apps and projects that can help you enhance your curriculum using technology. These are things you may not have the time to do yourself. I can be there to help.  Perhaps more than anything else we all have the opportunity to experiment without worry about failing.  If it “blows up in our faces”  we can learn from that.  We won’t be negatively judged for trying.  We are more likely to be judged  for not trying. I have found that collaboration has produced some incredible results.  This article,“Two Case Studies: How connected Educators Can Transform Schools”   from Mind/Shift is a good example of what we would like to accomplish in the district. I just spent the day helping  students video and edit Skype interviews.  It is amazing how engaged they are.


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Edudemic-Social Media Citation Guide

TeachBytes created this chart showing the MLA and APA  formats for citing blog posts, You Tube Videos, Tweets, Facebook Posts, and e-mails.  This is the best Social Media Citation Guide I have seen.

What’s the Difference Between “Using Technology” and “Technology Integration” by Adito Rao

This is a chart that describes the important differences between simply using technology and truly integrating it.