idlebackup.nl Idlebackup can make a backup during idle time when set to automatic mode. It can also shutdown the machine after the backup is finished and can perform synchronized or sequential backups.
Arcademic Skill Builders: Online Educational Games Arcademic Skill Builders are online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills. These educational games provide fun and focused repetition practice.
TubeChop – Chop YouTube Videos TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it. Simply find the video you want to chop, select & cut interesting part of the video and share it with others.
TypeIt.org – Type foreign characters easily TypeIt lets you produce foreign characters easily. Just enter your text and then paste it wherever you need it. Type the foreign characters by clicking buttons or by pressing intuitive keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Letter).
Image Gallery Maker Image Gallery Maker will allow you to quickly and easily create professional-looking (LightBox style) web image galleries ready to be published on the Web. Support for all major image file formats (JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG).
Inclusive Science & Special Educational Needs Resources Diagram Maker is a drawing resource for producing neat, accurate diagrams of experimental apparatus. Produce high quality results independently for worksheets and assessments. Print or take a screencast of the final diagram.
http://www.fruitsdusavoir.org/index.php?page=10 Didapages is software designed for course authors and instructional tools. It can easily create books and interactive multimedia self-training, classroom or distance learning opportunities. It also provides many functions for monitoring the work of a learner. Runs on Windows 98, Me, 2000 or XP
Memoov – Animation Studio online Memoov is a free service for creating animated videos. Without downloading any software or having any special skills, Memoov allows users to create animated videos up to five minutes in length. Creating an animated video with Memoov can be as simple as selecting a setting image(s), selecting a character or characters, and adding dialogue.
Stupeflix – Video creation made easy – Welcome Stupeflix is a service that allows user to quickly and easily create video montages using their favorite images and audio clips. The tool allows users to drag and drop their images into the sequence that they would like the images to appear. Adding text to the images is easier in Stupeflix than it is on Animoto. Stupeflix offers only one default soundtrack so you have to upload your own audio clips. That said the advantage of Stupeflix is that you can use more than one audio clip within the same video.
MyGreatWorld – Your spot related photo community My Great World is a free photo sharing service with an emphasis on geography. It categorizes images by the country in which the photograph was taken. Users can submit their own images and rank the quality of images on a 1-10 scale. Visitors to the site can search for images by country or by photographers. The sharing element of My Great World allows registered users can swap images and network through My Great World’s messaging system
leading and learning This blog (from NZ educator Bruce Hammonds) is a great opportunity to share ideas about ways to transform schooling as we know it so as to help all students realise their talents passions and dreams.
BBC – Teachers Lots of information for teachers and students. Although obviously primarily aimed at the UK and Ireland, BBC teachers still has useful content for teachers in Australia. There are resources for teachers for all subject areas and all ages. Includes lesson plans, teaching activities and worksheets, online learning, links, podcasts, languages and more. Podcasts include World news for Children. Most of the links appear to be internal.
The Knowledge Sharing Place – LiveBinders “Livebinders is a free site and bills itself as ‘The knowledge sharing place’. It is a type of online binder where a number of websites can be ‘put inside’ the binder as a collection. Two great examples of use would be as an ePortfolio of websites that you have developed (blogs, wikis, netvibes, etc.) and as a repository for students’ school assignments, whether it be as a bibliography of sites uses or sites the students have developed themselves during their school career.”(BrightIdeas blog)
Ript™ “Part scrapbook, part “to-do” list (or to-buy list), Ript mimics the actions of ripping, piling and arranging scraps of information. If you can see it on your computer, you can “rip” it. Simply drag and drop images and text from the internet or your computer and arrange them however you please — making it easy to compile, print and share your handiwork.”
Learning to Teach to Bridge the Achievement Gap – NYTimes.com What is turbo-charging academics at this school? It is never easy to prove a cause-and-effect relationship in education, but three ingredients associated with success in other schools are at work: high expectations for everyone, constant assessment and family involvement. “