Instructional Media or “What’s an Overhead?”

The Digital Library- My Go To sites for Royalty Free Music, Sounds, Video & Images

May 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Last year, while doing workshops on Digital Storytelling, Moviemaker and podcasting, I started to collect a series of sites which featured royalty free music, sound effects, and other resources that would be handy for doing the workshops and sharing with colleagues. That collection got moved to and has now been exported to Diigo. Some of my original collection are not Creative Commons licensed, so I have added some new ones which are. I have tagged those with CC Licenses with the “Creative Commons” tag so I can easily filter ones that are from the other sites offering free resources without licenses.

Here are my Diigo resources for sounds.

Tags: Internet Tools

Google Docs- the indispensable teacher tech tool

April 11th, 2010 · No Comments

UPDATE! Google has just announced new features for its Google Docs, including new formatting tools in documents, a drawing program, and real-time collaborative editing!

I have Richard Byrne’s wonderful Free Technology for Teachers Blog feed in my Google Reader and check his posts every day. There seems to be so many wonderful tech tools that he is able to share with the wider educator community. I often favourite his posts so they show up in my feed as well.
A recent post included a link to a 33 page free Google for Teachers guide. I think most teachers will find it useful.
You can use the link or see it embedded below. Your choice. I hope you choose to get on the Google Docs bandwagon.

Google for Teachers

Tags: Web2.0