Friday, December 2, 2011

Edublog Award Nominations Due Today

Just a quick reminder to submit your nominations by 11:59 p.m. EST tonight. Good luck to everyone.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Web 2.0 Tools: 11 Online File Converters

Converting from one file format to another is much easier than you think. Sharing a Word document file you'd like everyone to able to read? Make it a PDF. (Portable Document Format) Want to make a Flash media file from a PowerPoint presentation? There are over 50 different types of conversion combinations out there and lots of free programs to choose from. COOL FACT: Many teachers are using Zamzar to convert YouTube videos (Flash file) so they can view them in the classroom. Schools are publishing their school newspapers with Youblisher and ISSU, which make online viewing possible.

AuthorStream- convert your PowerPoint presentation into a Flash media file

CometDocs- free online file converter; 50 different file conversions

DocsPal- free online converter and viewer; converts audio, video, eBook and document files; view directly in browser or download through an emailed link

Issu-publish your document online; turn pages like a magazine

Online Convert- convert files from one format to another, including video, images, eBooks, documents and archives

PDF2Word- convert any PDF file to a Word document

PDF2WordExcel - covert your pdf file to an Excel spreadsheet

PDF Converter- convert to PDF online and they will email it to you

Web2PDF- convert a webpage to a PDF file

Youblisher- make your PDF document flippable online; turn pages like a magazine

Zamzar- coverts image, video, music, eBook and document files

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My 2011 Edublog Nominations

Best individual tweeter:  Shelly Terrell

Best ed tech / resource sharing blog: iLearn Technology

Best teacher blog: Teaching the Civil War with Technology

Best librarian / library blog: Neverending Search

Best School Administrator blog: A Principal's Reflections

Best free web tool: Edmodo

Best open PD / unconference / webinar series: EdCamp Philly

Lifetime achievement: Joyce Valenza

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thomas Suarez: 12 Year-Old App Developer

Every now and then you get to see an extraordinary kid doing extraordinary things, and Thomas Suarez is that young man. He taught himself how to create a few iPhone apps and started a club at his school called the App Club. He spoke at TEDxManhattanBeach in October 2011.


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