Monday, February 20, 2012

Room with a Vyew

Vyew is an online java program that allows you to meet and share content in real-time or anytime. Upload images, files, documents and videos into a room. Users can access and contribute: white boarding, video conferencing, screen sharing, Voice-over-IP.  You can save your "rooms" so any document or video window or image open in a room will still be there when you come back.

"The most basic Vyew is free. It has all the same functionality as the paid packages. There are some usage limits, such as less people in a room at a time, and the free version includes advertising in the interface. The free version is NOT a time-based trial. It is always free forever."

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Simple Timer

Have you ever wanted a timer to help you keep on track?  Well if you have a computer in your classroom, office, kitchen, etc. want no more. Online timer: has just what you are looking for.  Time from a 5 second "test" to one hour, or anything in-between.  An alarm goes off when the time is up.  Just don't close the browser window while you are depending on it! Recommended by Gabe Oetjens.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

YouTube for Schools

Create a YouTube School account and guide your student access to appropriate YouTube content. Many videos from recognized educational sources (including Khan Academy.)

"School admins and teachers can log in and watch any video, but students cannot log in and can only watch YouTube EDU videos plus videos their school has added. All comments and related videos are disabled and search is limited to YouTube EDU videos."

Available also are playlists created by other educators.  Videos are aligned to common educational standards and organized by grade level and subject.

YouTube also has created a page for teachers,, to help them learn to use the site as a powerful educational tool.