September 2, 2009
I love that so many of you have started to use Prezi. It is such a cool presentation tool. I have added the link to the prezi manual on the resources page.
Remember! When you are downloading your finished Prezi presentation, it will be in a zipped file. You need to have winzip installed to unzip the file in order to show your prezi on an offline computer. Once you have the winzip, it’s easy to do. Winzip is available here if you are on the KIS network, or here to download.
Ask me if you need help!
July 30, 2009
At the moment our subscription to the database Academic Search Elite from EBSCO is not working. I have reported this to EBSCO and hopefully this will be solved very soon.
July 13, 2009
I am very happy to tell you that we now have an online subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica for Schools. The Encyclopedia is structured into 3 levels, Primary schools, Middle School and Senior High School. So hopefully this will be a useful resource for everyone that needs to check an encyclopedia for information.
The encyclopedia is very up to date. Film clips and news will be added almost immediately when major events in the world occur.
There are also teachers resources, and educational games.
I hope you will all find this useful! The link you will find on the library website under Find Information.
April 28, 2009
Denzin is an online magazine for Third Culture Kids and their parents.
“Denizen is an online magazine dedicated to today’s Third Culture Kids.
It represents the modern TCK community, complete with attitude, expression and creativity.”
You can also follow them on Twitter.
April 27, 2009
I know many of you probably thinks that the whole Classroom 2.0 is slightly overwhelming. I have been on the 2.0 scene since it started, and I am still overwhelmed most of the time ;). That’s why I like these kinds of lists. This is a list of 122 applications, softwares and sites that the writer, Cool Cat Teacher recommends, along with why she likes and uses them.
(And for those of you who are practicing Christians, she has written a post about Bible study and her ITouch! 🙂
PS. The link Classroom 2.0 goes to a great and very alive NING (online community) about classroom 2.0. Another way to get onto it is to become a member of that one and start exploring with the help of collegues from all over the world.
April 27, 2009
Now how cool is this? This site Non Fiction Videos, the online documentary archive, has(today) 131 documentaries uploaded. Some are very well known, like The Inconvenient Truth, I Love Trash and Supersize me.
“Our mission is to share the work of documentary film makers, increase awareness of various non-fiction topics, educate the public on various points of view as well as foster discussion and innovation within the community. “
April 23, 2009
All of us receive mass sent emails containing warnings and or spectacular news now and then. My take on those emails are always the same, very skeptic until proven true.
There are numerous sites that are worth a visit after you received a potential Hoax email. Here are some: