Tuesday, February 9, 2010

You Convert It! Free Online Media File Conversion Website

Has Zamzar let you down?  Don't worry about it.  You Convert It! is a website that will quickly take your files and convert them into any format you can imagine. 

Here's how I used it recently: A colleague is trying to convert all of her flip mp4 files into a video format she can use to edit with Windows MovieMaker. We uploaded the files and converted into them into .wmv files with ease. Immediately these converted files were available on my email account for immediate download. You can use this site to convert files on youtube for class use.

Go to http://www.youconvertit.com/ to convert your media files as needed.  It even makes flash video files!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Scholastic Activities for SmartBoards

Go to this website to get wonderful interactive activity downloads created for your smartboard use by Scholastic.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Black History Month Projects and Resources

Thinkfinity is featuring some pretty awesome lesson plans, activities and resources for Black History Month.

"Searching for Black History Month lesson plans, activities and resources? Listen to black scientists. Use social and behavioral science to study the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trace the blues. Ride The Underground Railroad. And through it all, discover the contributions of African Americans to our nation's history."  - Thinkfinity.org

Go to this link to view and use worthwhile resources from National Geographic, ArtsEdge, Science Net Links, and many more valued contributors: