Google Scribe

Posted by admin on June 17, 2011 in Assistive Technology, Google, Web Resources |

Google Scribe helps students write better documents! A free, web-based, word prediction tool provides students with related word or phrase completion suggestions as they type. It also checks documents for incorrect phrases, punctuations, and other errors like misspellings. Schools will welcome Google Scribe as an alternative to proprietary software such as WordQ™. Although Google Scribe […]

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Poll Your Students

Posted by admin on March 26, 2011 in Cell Phones, SMART, Web Resources |

So you have a SMART Board and you want to make your lessons more engaging. How do you make your interactive whiteboard more, umm, interactive? (Author’s note: you don’t need a SMART board to take advantage of the resource explained in this article.) You probably already know about the SMART Response interactive student response systems […]

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Government of Quebec Welcomes Open Source Software

Posted by admin on December 9, 2010 in Newsworthy |

Goodbye Microsoft and hello Ubuntu! Yesterday, the President of the Treasury Board and Minister of government services, Michelle Courchesne, announced Bill 133: Loi sur la gouvernance et la gestion des ressources informationnelles des organismes publics et des entreprises du gouvernement. The ambitious law hopes to save the government 200 million dollars by making a practice […]

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Screenshots and Screencaptures with Jing

Posted by admin on November 21, 2010 in How-to, Web Resources |

Jing is a free tool that I highly recommend for those who are looking to take snapshots of their screens (a.k.a. screenshot) or to record your screen as a video (a.k.a. screencapture). After downloading the computer on your PC or Mac, an icon in the shape of a sun will appear on the edge of […]

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Low Tech Worksheets

Posted by admin on November 4, 2010 in Web Resources |

Worksheets are synonymous with drills and, let’s face it, low tech. However, they have their place in education when reinforcing skills and/or knowledge. Introducing (drumroll please) WorksheetWorks.com which will help educators create more worksheets than they could ever (or should ever) use! Subjects such as Math, English, Geography are covered as well as various puzzles and […]

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XMIND: Mind Mapping and Brainstorming

Posted by admin on November 1, 2010 in Mind Mapping, Software |

XMind is an open source brainstorming and mind mapping software tool. It helps people to capture ideas, organise charts, and share them for collaboration. It supports mind maps, Ishikawa diagrams (also called fishbone diagrams or cause-and-effect diagrams), tree diagrams, organization charts, and spreadsheets. What are the advantages of using XMind? Easy-to-use Great for brainstorming and planning Cross-platform […]

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Mind Mapping Software

Posted by admin on October 29, 2010 in Mind Mapping, Software |

Looking for free mind mapping software? IHMC’s CmapTools is a MUST for every educator’s toolbox! The software allows the user to create diagrams to demonstrate the relationship among concepts in order to organize and represent knowledge graphically. How can this be used is schools? Note taking Communicating complex ideas Showing the steps in a process Collaboration […]

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Enter the (iPhone) Dragon!

Posted by admin on October 18, 2010 in iTunes Apps, Mobile Learning |

Dragon Naturally Speaking is a popular software speech-to-text and text-to-speech software with students that helps them overcome obstacles such as dyslexia, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), and various physical limitations. Until now, the software cost $99/license and required a laptop with a microphone. Great news! Now you can get the iPhone (or iPod Touch) app for […]

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Look Ma! No Hands!

Posted by admin on October 15, 2010 in Workshops |

Don’t miss my workshop “Look Ma! No Hands!” on Friday, November 26, 2010 at the annual QPAT Teachers’ Convention at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal! Look for me in room 522-A from 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Workshop description: Tired of forgetting your computer files at home? Wouldn’t it be dreamy if you could […]

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Skitch software

Posted by admin on August 13, 2009 in Software |

Take great screenshots now! If you have a Mac, you probably already know how to take screenshots?  You can use Grab in the Applications > Utilities folder; alternatively, you can use command + shift + 3 to capture the entire screen or command + shift + 4 for a portion of the screen (press the […]

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