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Research Tools

Interactive Activities

Education Technology Organizations

Michigan Education Technology Standards


Example Protopages

Scribd - online document publishing

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Welcome to my Protopage!

This is a one-stop shop for information and resources that focus on the integration technology into education and MORE.

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Contact Information


(810) 364-8990 X 4007


Direct # (810) 455-4007


Professional Development Calendar

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RESA's Consultant Page

Web page

Office 2007 Training


Excel 2007 Helpful Resources

Getting Started

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Excel Agenda

Excel 2007 Training Agenda:


What’s NewVideo Overview


Basics Features of Excel

·        Entering Data

·        Copying

·        Formatting

·        Templates

·        Filtering

·        Saving and Printing



·        Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing

·        AutoSum

·        Copying a Formula


Charts and Graphs

·        Creating a Graph

·        Formatting a Graph


Hands-On Exploration

·        Take some time to play around and ask questions as needed.



Online Resources



·        Interactive Guides



PowerPoint Agenda

PowerPoint 2007 Training Agenda:




What’s NewVideo Overview


Feature Overview

Looking at the different tabs

Working with the Insert Tab
Clip Art
Photo Album
Word Art

Working with the Design tab
Color Schemes
Formatting the Background

Working with the Animations and SlideShow tabs
Applying Animations
Set Up Slideshow
Rehearse Timings

Saving and Printing


Universal Design for Learning


Free Text to Speech Programs

Links from Nov. 7 UDL Conference

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A Brief Description



Source: Universal Disign for Learning: Reaching all students with digital media written by David W. Cochran, Ed.D. Creative Educator  Fall 2008 p14-16.

UDL VIdeos

Click the link below to access several videos that the Cast organization has created to help people understand the big ideas behind Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

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Assitive Technology Teacher Testimonial

Universal Design for Learning Solutions

Universal Design for Learning Solutions
Get your own at Scribd or explore others: Education udl

UDL Articles

Click on the link below to see of a list of and be linked to articles that the Cast organization has recommended to further your understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 



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Center for Applied Special Technology


UDL Cartoon



Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing


How to find a Podcast

Awesome Student Podcasts

Resources: How to Record a Podcast

Free Podcast Publishers

Podcasting Resources

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7 Things you shoud know about Flip Camcorders

Google Applications


Google Earth

Additional Resources

Google SketchUp

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Google Earth

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky.


You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others.

Google Applications

Google Applications, or more commonly known as Google Apps, are a collection of free services that allow you and your collegues to collaborate across space and time. A benefit to Google apps is that you can access files/projects that you are working on from any computer with an internet connection.


Google apps also have word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, comparible to Microsoft Officfe, for free .   


Some of the services Google provides:


Google SketchUp is free software that can be used to create, export and present 3D models.


Whether you want to design a new deck for your house, build models for Google Earth, or teach geometry to your fifth-graders, you can use SketchUp to see your ideas in 3D.


When you're done, you can export an image, make a movie or print out a view of what you made.

Link to the Google Docs YouTube Channel

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Creating a Custom Search Engine


Digital Storytelling


Copyright Resources

Helpful Links

Royalty Free Audio/Sound Effects

Kid Appropriate Image Sites

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Example of a Digital Story

Digital Storytelling Project Ideas

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Digital Storytelling Rubric

Digital Storytelling Rubric
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: digital story)

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Digital Storytelling Resources



Universal Design for Learning Task Force

Steve Spangler's Blog


Model Classroom Blogs

What are Blogs?

Notable Blogs

Create a Blog

Resources for Blogging

Edublogs Resources

Blog Search Engines

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Blogs in Plain English


RSS Feeds


Free Technology for Teachers


What is RSS?

RSS News Aggregators

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RSS Feeds

RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication.


Managing your RSS News Feeds

If you subscribe to multiple RSS feeds you may need a news aggregator to act as a one-stop-shop for all of your RSS feed information. 

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RSS for Educators


RSS Icon

When you see this icon on a webpage it means that there is the option of subscribing to the feed.

Photo Sharing/Enhancing Sites





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By the Way

You can search FLICKR or VOICETHREAD for educational content to share with your students. Why?... because research has supported that multimedia can be an effective way of: Activating prior knowledge Engaging visual learners

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Photo Sharing Applications

Picasa is free software from Google that helps you locate and organize, edit, add effects, and share your photos with others.  There are also 3rd party tools to help you embed your Picasa webalbum into your blog or webpage.


Flickr is a free website that allows you to upload pictures and make a slideshow for others to view. There are also privacy controls to secure your Flickr presentation.


A VoiceThread is a free online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents, and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish.


Flickr Photostream

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Animate a Picture



Video Sharing Sites

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Learning to Change, Changing to Learn Video

Learning to Change, Changing to Learn


This video was created by the Pearson Foundation in conjunction with The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). This public service announcement-like video addresses the opportunities and challenges of technology integration in education.


The "stars" of the video include Daniel Pink, Young Zhao, Ken Kay, and other educational stakeholders that realize the urgency for the education system to evolve and respond to the new set of 21st Century skills that students need in order to compete in the global marketplace.  

Pop Screen

Pop Screen is an bookmarking service that allows you to bookmark online videos.

Think before you Text


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To Meet the Demands of a New Age from Steven H on Vimeo.



Important Links

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Directions for Making a Jing Screencast

How to Make a Screen Cast With Jing
Publish at Scribd or explore others:

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Screencasting Resources

Screencasting Explained

Jing Project Webpage


The concept of Jing - the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere.

Animation/Comic Creators


Comic/Cartoon Creators



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Elementary Resources


Math Resources

Reading Resources

K-2 Resources

Science Videos

Multimedia Sites

Flash Card Generators

Science Resources

Printables for Teachers

Spelling Resources

Writing Resources

Resources for All Content Areas

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Simple Science Video

5E Earth, Moon and Sun Video from Simple Science on Vimeo.

QAR Guide

QAR in My Head Handout
Publish at Scribd or explore others: Education How-To Guides & DIY qar

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Reading Comprehension Strategies

HIgh School Resources


Science Resources

Algebra Resources

English Resources

Math Tutorials

Science Simulations


Periodic Tables

Social Studies

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National Science Digital Library

Middle School Resources


Math Tutorials


Science Resources

Social Studies Multimedia

More Helpful Math Resources

Math Movie Clips

SocialStudies Resources

Teacher Professional Development

ELA Resources

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Free Unit Conversion Tool

Unit Conversion Tool



Need to know how many ounces in a gallon?  Or do you need to know how many grams in a kilogram?  Use the conversion tables below to convert just about anything to anything!


Acceleration Equivalents, Area Equivalents, Energy/Work Equivalents, Power Equivalents, Length Equivalents, Mass Equivalents, Metrology Equivalents, Pressure Equivalents, Temperature Equivalents, U.S. Fluid or Liquid Equivalents, Velocity Equivalents, Volume/Capacity Equivalents


Digital Literacy

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Web Searching in Plain English

Web Search Strategies in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.