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A group where educators can learn and identify which Educational Technology tools are appropriate for them. I'm hoping to simplify this process for educators and am open to any feedback (organization, specific sites, beta vs ready, etc etc.)

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Just wanted to give a special thank you to Shelly Terrell for her thoughtful suggestions/influence regarding this group.

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How to reach young people (13-25 years) with important Health and Safety messages.

Started by Richard Wood Aug 9, 2012. 0 Replies

Part of the British Safety Council's Speak Up, Stay Safe campaign to buildawareness and understanding of work-related risks with young people (13-25years), the multi-platform app is a cutting edge…Continue


Started by Richard Wood Mar 14, 2012. 0 Replies

 The global Spellathon championship is taking place 21 - 27 May 2012. Giving children of all ages time to register, practice and fundraise for their school. Details & registration here:…Continue

K-12 Tech Tools

Started by Torrey Trust. Last reply by Richard Wood Dec 21, 2011. 2 Replies

Hey Amazing Educators!I put together a free database of over 2,000 kid-friendly, safe online resources categorized by grade level, subject, and standard: …Continue

NEW and Free online resource for English spelling practice...

Started by Richard Wood Dec 14, 2011. 0 Replies

Spellathon is a  free online teaching resource for English spelling practice in the classroom and at home. Its  fun, competitive and engaging.Spellathon is also the biggest sponsored global spelling…Continue


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Comment by David Kapuler on December 15, 2009 at 3:18pm
A nice great Tech&Learning article on nice Web 2.0 starter apps for people. Nice to see Screen Jelly, Etherpad, and Wall Wisher on here...
Comment by Wendy Villone on December 15, 2009 at 2:54pm
Hello Edtech group!
From: Wendy - HS Teacher - Computer/Business
Livonia New York
Comment by Naomi Harm on November 30, 2009 at 12:27pm
Great comprehensive list of screen casting tools David! A few to add to Davd's excellent suggestions include Screenr at, and a great blog on how to use screencasting in education Screen Jelly as mentioned, Mashable site , ZaidLearn and Tony's updated list Then...... by the end of the week there should 3-5 more web 2.0 tools someone has created for free :-) Enjoy everyone!
Comment by David Kapuler on November 30, 2009 at 12:08pm
Jing is a great free recording tool. The only issue I have is that the free version only saves as a flash (swf) file.

This won't play in Quicktime which is the standard for those of us that use Mac. However, there are other free options such as Screen Jelly. For a more complete list click here...
Comment by Paul Chenoweth on November 28, 2009 at 9:39pm
I will second Donna Murdoch's recommendation for Jing ( ) and would add that you might check out as well. Screentoaster includes a few more features but works similar to Jing.
Comment by Donna Murdoch on November 22, 2009 at 1:41am
Anyone who hasn't seen Jing should check it out right away. I am surprised I didn't discover it earlier. It allows you to capture a portion or all of your screen and do a voice over, explaining what you are showing or doing. There is a free version and a slightly better 14.95/year version. This is a don't miss - there are so many applications. As you record what's going on on the screen, it prompts you to talk and explain as a voiceover - a perfect teaching or explanation tool. It's a don't miss (I am obviously excited as I just discovered it).
Comment by Jocelyne Waddle on November 21, 2009 at 7:55pm
I am looking for technology to help me teach french 1 to two blind students. Thanks
Comment by Dave Sapp on November 20, 2009 at 9:20pm
I have a teacher that has a tank of salmon eggs to hatch and raise. We would like a web cam to stream video. We have a Microsoft Lifecam VX 3100. We also have a firewall. It worked for a couple days but now it is down. We are thinking thinking that we would like to use a web service. Any suggestions?
Comment by Donna Murdoch on November 19, 2009 at 11:26pm
Lorraine let me know how you like it!
Comment by Michael Shepherd on November 19, 2009 at 7:19pm
About to start using itouches with a Y5 class so we'll see how it goes! This builds on the work we've been doing with our Web 2.0 group which comprises of a group of children in Y6 who try out web 2.0 tools and feedback on how they think they will help learners. it's early days but is goin well - and all very exciting!

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