Here’s something free from Microsoft for you to check out: Zoom.It which enables you to view and share high resolution imagery. It’s hard to explain exactly what this means so it’s better that you just click on one of the links below to experience it first hand. It does require the Silverlight download from Microsoft and it might not run on all computers.
How would you like to make your own dynamic high resolution photo that people could pan and zoom through online? It’s actually pretty easy provided you have someplace on the internet where you can paste an image. Then copy the image’s exact web address and take it to this site (Zoom.It) where all you have to do it paste in the address and wait a couple of seconds.
Skype is a free download that enables you to make free voice and video calls through the internet. It uses a combination of VoIP technology and peer-to-peer file sharing technology to deliver a virtually free video conferencing service to the world. You just need a webcam and/or microphone and a computer with internet access.
Making an online video is getting to be a pretty popular activity. Most budding digital film editors quickly realize what a huge part music plays in creating the atmosphere in a video. Unfortunately the use of copyrighted music in a home made video or school project might get you in a bit of legal trouble with the copyright owner. And by the way websites like YouTube.comhave developed some sophisticated ways to identify your illegal use of music. Instead, try using some of the music you can download for free from FreePD.com where you can find hundreds of musical arrangements that are available through a creative commons license.
As the Summer draws to a close students, teachers, parents and to a certain degree everyone else thinks about going back to school. If the TV ads haven’t reminded you maybe those school buses blocking your daily commute will.
Have you ever wanted to help a school or classroom in need? If you’re a teacher who needs help wouldn’t it be great if you could connect directly with the many concerned citizens who would like to help you? DonorsChoose.org gives you that opportunity.
Students respond with photos and thank you letters
It’s simple, it’s effective, and it’s an opportunity for everyone to make an important difference in the education of a child. Why not check you DonorsChoose.org today and consider what you could be doing to make a difference this school year.
“OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.”
The homepage features links to expert tips (Topics), online activities to test your “cyber smarts” (Games) and online videos about keeping safe online (Videos). Amazingly the site does incorporate materials that are relevant to all age groups and all levels of technology sophistication. Though it is a lot of information to review, anyone interested in protecting themselves online will be rewarded with valuable knowledge if they spend enough time on this site.
Schedule a refresher course on protecting yourself online, set aside 30 minutes or an hour to explore OnGuardOnline.gov today!
Why not teach the world? That’s what Salman Khan is doing.
“What started out as Sal making a few algebra videos for his cousins has grown to over 2,100 videos . . . covering everything from arithmatic to personal finance to history and physics” KahnAcademy.org delivers millions of simple 10 minute long lessons via the internet every day. Every video was created by Salman Kahn using Smoothdraw, Camstudio and Youtube. The lessons are simple and short and but very effective, based on the number of people viewing them online.
To survive, corporations have to be future oriented. This is especially true of technology companies but companies that supply the resources for developing technologies have to be on top of new developments too.
Corning is a 160+ year old glass company and it might surprise you to find out that they have a YouTube Channel. And what do they display on their YouTube Channel? Their vision of the future of course which just happens to highlight how vitally important their forte with glass is going to be in the future.
Enjoy the video below and consider how much of these futuristic ideas might come true.
Did you every have a frustrating email conversation with someone where you keep emailing attachments back and forth while trying to collaborate on something? Did you wish you could both be typing and editing the same document at the same time while communicating about it? How about doing all this online, real-time collaboration for free?
With over 4,000 audio books in it’s inventory, Librovox claims to be the largest online resource for free audio books. Librovox was started in 2005 by Hugh McGuire with the goal of using volunteer readers to create downloadable MP3 files of books.
More information from the website: “LibriVox audiobooks are free (*). You may use them for whatever purpose you like. Click here for information about our public domain license. Click here to hear some samples of LibriVox recordings.”
Why do you want to take a moment to explore Gapminder.org? Because regardless of what previous experience you might have had with statistics, this website is bound to change your opinions of the science of statistics as well as some of your own misconceptions about the world we live in. Take a look at this 4 minute video about the last 200 years of history to give you a taste of what statistics can tell us about our world.