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Pages and Files
1) Assignment Architecture
2) Organization Tools
3) Generic Projects
3)a. Making Videos
4) Building Blocks Tools
5) Internet Resources
6) Evaluating Information
8) Google Power
9) Internet Safety & Etiquette
9a) Social Networking
Avatars and Pictures
Digital Blooms in Wordle
Mobile Devices Integration
Add "All Pages"
4) Building Blocks Tools
tech_creation jing kick_you_tube
Building Blocks Tools
Converting Files Tools
Converts many different file types. Handy!
You can convert files up to 200 MB using Media Convert. Scroll down the page to see all the file conversion types available. Media Convert is free and does not require registration or software downloads.
You can convert files up to 100 MB using Zamzar. Go to
to see the all the file conversions you can make. Zamzar is free and does not require registration or software downloads.
You can download this PDF Creator and use it to create PDF documents from Windows files -- and maybe other files.
You Convert It
Screen Capture Tools
Snipping Tool on Vista
Vista has a snipping tool that allows you to capture all or part of your screen. Go to
to get the simple directions.
This is a small application that does a lot and quickly. I never found directions, but the reviews kept saying it was easy to use. I think a few directions are in order. Download it. It will be in your programs. Click on it. It will be open. To get it started, click on Print Screen. Once you do that, the application starts and you can create a box around what you want to capture. After that, you can add arrows and even text. Nice little application!
You need to add their bookmarklet which you can set to open in a new window, the same window, or both. This allows you to capture a part of the screen too.
Music: Copyright Friendly
Royalty Free Music
to see more information about the links listed below. I only listed them in case this site became unavailable.
Copyright Friendly Music and Sound
Another Joyce Valenza pathfinder.
Students can create their own music with JamStudio. Teacher needs to register to get a class scholarship.
Music: Non Royalty Free
If you have found some non-royalty free music that you want to use in your project, go to
to find out how to contact the owner of the copyright (usually the publisher) to get a license to use the music.
Pictures: Create Avatars
Joyce Valenza Pathfinder
11 Sites to Create Your Own Avatar
I used the first one in the list:
. You would need to preview each of these before selecting one for your students to use.
Photos and Wallpapers
START HERE! Go to
My Avatar Editor
Create Super Hero Avatar
Pictures: Copyright Friendly Pictures
Joyced Valenza's Pathfinder
Click next to Creative Commons until ONLY is displayed.
Creaza -- Use to edit Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam videos. Creaza also has an impressive comic creator.Jaycut -- Use to edit Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam videos.
Video: SavingYou Tube Videos
Kick You Tube
You actually start on the You Tube page. See the directions from Tammy Worcester's Tip of the Week #63. You need to subscribe to her blog!!
Last time I tried this, it took forever and then didn't work. Catchyoutube worked, still took a bit of time, and you have to field through ads, but still . . .
You don't have to download any software. It is a simple cut and paste process.
Some Notes: You need to register. No download is required. When typing in the security code during registration, it seems to only work if you use the number pad (for the numbers) on the righthand side of the keyboard. After registering, you click on Enter. Instantly an ad page will come up. Just go back to the main page. You will be waiting a while.
Video: Embedding videos
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"