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Hello from Denver, Colorado where I teach and provide tech support at Colorado's Finest Alternative High School (CFAHS). Check out my class page at http://classes.chrisvandyke.com and my KidsTek website at http://kidstek.weebly.com. I'll be adding more Colorado links soon (I moved from Tucson, AZ).

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Add Effects to Photos | K-3 Great SMARTBoard Sites | ASL Fingerspelling | imagechef Word Mosaic | PhotoBooks - Inkubook | Learn Guitar Online | Good Teaching Top 10 | 100 Awesome Elementary Web Tools | Pod to Mac | Download eBooks | 100+ Leopard Tips | Must Have Menu Bar  | Teacher Tools (PAUSD) | 26 Awesome Web Apps | Popular Online App Alternatives | 9 Types of Adaptations | Brain-Based Learning | SpeedGeeking | ESL-Kids | Improve Your Writing (UK) | Free Books (LibrarianChick) | FOSSWiki | Simple Spark Web 2.0 | LiveBinders | SignAppNow | Qlubb | Yacapaca | Learning Zen 

GIMP Tutorials| 25 Blender Tutorials | Make A GIF | SimpleInvoices | Breaking News Map | OnSugar Publishing | BeFunky Photo Effects | Google Docs Templates | Making Teachers Nerdy | UsingMac.com Tweaking | Learn Cocoa | Smack Jeeves Comic Hosting | Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Linux Hacking & Security Software | Lesson Plan Ideas | Adobe CS4 Tutorials | Michelle's EdTech Cafe | Teachers on Twitter | BoostCam | Math Worksheet Wizard | E-learning for Kids 5-12 | What Are My Chances (college) | KidsFront Preschool Learning | Legal Hackintosh | EverSave | DoubleTake | ZSync | WolframAlpha Computational Search | ESL FlashCards | TypingWeb Tutor | ClasBrain Games | Instructify Blog | 25 Tools | Lecture Tools | HotChalk | ReadPrint Books | Capzles Presentations | Book Adventure | Shelfari | Kerpoof | Creaza | Xtra-Normal | Plurk | Wix | TheApple | BlockPosters | BigHugeLabs | PicArtia Mosaic | ImageChef | LiveMocha Social Language Learning | MathWay | DynamicPeriodicTable | LearnHTML | Ajax Animator | Greenfoot Programming | DIRT 

From Training: Gliffy | Webspiration | AT&T Text to Speech | Visuwords Thesaurus | Wordle | DotSub Videos | VoiceThread | SAS Curriculum Pathways 


Finally, don't forget to check out TechnoRescue in Denver and WorldCare in Tucson for recycled computers & more (map)!

NEW! Sites: 
+Edu 2.0 | PrintWhatYouLike | +Sumo Paint | BibMe | DarkCopy Writer | +Emurse Resume | FreeScreenCast 
Printable Paper | Soshiku Assignment Tracker | FirstYearTeacherHelp | Extract YouTube Audio | WebGraphicsMaker
+FreeRice | ChartGizmo | PlanningWiz room planner | Wakerupper reminders | FuseCal | Sandy Personal Assistant
+Weebly | Geni | Interactive | Shape-Book Patterns | Vixy | Bubble.us | Flickr | Picnik | Omnidrive | Dolch Sight Words

Christopher:  http://chrisvandyke.com   | 

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Search! Answers.com - Search Engine for accurate answers from reliable sources 
WebWare - Web 2.0 Sites for Audio, Video, & More (also
Go2Web and Listio Web 2.0)
OpenSourceSoftware (find free downloads for Mac/Linux/Windows)

FREE LMS (Learning Management Systems):
+Edu 2.0 | Haiku | RCampus
IndispensibleTools Wiki

Sitios en Espaņol
Plus: Living Microsoft Free | Creating Audiobooks/Podcasts with Student | KidsTek Aurora, CO

Portals (Links to Resources)   Sites with Englewood Schools Logins*
  1. TeacherXPress For Busy Teachers
  2. Teach-nology Web Portal
  3. Teachers.net (lessons, jobs, chat) 
  4. PBS Teacher Source
  5. FREE (Federal Resources for Ed. Excellence) 

    Plus: +Internet 4 Classrooms Skills 
    NEW! PortaPortal.com Interesting Things for Students 

    NEW! Sacred Cow Dung (Web 2.0 Listing)
    NEW! Go2Web Web 2.0 Directory!
  1. +PowerSchool & PowerTeacher 
  2. FirstClass Mail 
  3. Bridges (Choices) Career Planner 
  4. NWEA Testing 
  5. Apple Support 

    Plus: CFAHS Student Apps Online (Google)
Lesson Plans Templates & Graphic Organizers
  1. Thinkfinity (search lessons)
  2. 4Teachers.org Lesson Plans 
  3. Teachers.net Lesson Bank 
  4. NEA Lesson Plans Database
  5. LessonPlansPage.com 
  1. TUSD Templates & Graphics 
  2. Graphic Organizers (graphic.org) 
  3. Gameshow Templates 
  4. Free Tools for Teachers 
  5. EduPlace Graphic Organizers  
Drills and Handouts Worksheet Sites
  1. Internet 4 Classrooms Skills 
  2. Primary Games
  3. FunBrain
  4. Education4Kids  
  5. IKnowThat.com (good but popups!) 
  1. NEW! Worksheet Library 
  2. Easy Test Maker
  3. Worksheets 4 Teachers
  4. +Worksheet Generator
  5. APlusMath.com Worksheets  
  6. The Math Worksite 

    Plus: WorksheetLibrary ($30/yr.)

Elementary Math

Secondary Math

  1. BBC Skillswise 
  2. AAA Math 
  3. +Johnnie's Math Page 
  4. Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Math 
  5. Oswego Schools Math Games 

Plus: AchieveIT Grant 
Kids Online Resources - Math 
Download: Math Quiz (multiplication)

  1. +Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Math 
  2. I4C - Internet 4 Teachers 
  3. Interactive Math Miscellany & Puzzles 
  4. WebMath 
  5. GraphCalc (download graphing calculator)

 

Reading Literacy/ELL
  1. Book Adventure (reading motivation) 
  2. +StarFall  
  3. Reading A-Z 
  4. StoryPlace! 
  5. Kids Online Resources -- Language Arts 

Plus: Free-Reading.net (open source reading)
MagicKeys Storybook Links
 
NEW! FreeRice (learn vocabulary/give rice!)
StudyDog Angels (help low-income readers)
NEW! StoryLine Online (read by celebrities) 
NEW! Inkless Tales 
NEW! ZapReader (speed reader online)

  1. Tools for Reading, Writing & Thinking
  2. Activities 4 ESL Students
  3. +I4C - Internet 4 Teachers
  4. +Roy the Zebra (flash exercises) 
  5. Interesting Things for ESL Students 

Plus: 
NEW! Lanternfish for the ESL Teacher 
Outta Ray's Head Lesson Plans
 
Download: Site Words Buddy 
NEW! Dolch Sight Words (Jefferson Co., TN)

Science Sites

Foreign Language

  1. Science Sites for Teachers
  2. +SciFair.org
  3. Busy Teachers Science Website
  4. Science Fair Projects Home
  5. Exploratorium 

Plus: +Create-a-Graph (online)
PhET Interactive Physics Simulations

  1. Conjuguemos Language Practice
  2. MyLanguageExchange 
  3. Goethe Language Tests 
  4. I4C - Internet 4 Teachers 
  5. Quia.com 

    Download: Language Before You Know It Lite  
    (Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, etc.)

Social Studies

Maps & Geography

  1. Digital History
  2. +Primary Source Learning 
  3. +Best of History Web Sites 
  4. 50 States 
  5. Ben's Guide to Government 

Also: CrazyFads,
+
History Beat Timelines 
+Kids Voting AZ (Vote Online!) 
NEW! Geni (build your family tree)
NEW! PowerPoint Palooza 
Lincoln & His Circle (letters to/from Lincoln)
Digital Vaults\ (primary source docs)
8th Grade Civics Test

  1. National Geographic Xpeditions
  2. Sheppard Online Geography Games 
  3. WorldAtlas.com Outline Maps & Quizzes
  4. Education Place Outline Maps
  5. 50States.com Maps 

    Plus: Exhibit 2.0 (from MIT, create data-rich websites)

Music Sites

Arts Sites

  1. +K-12 Resources for Music Educators 
  2.  Songs for Teaching 
  3. Creating Music 
  4. Online Metronome! 
  5. Choral Public Domain Library 

Downloads: 
Finale Notepad 
FreeByte Music Software 

  1. TUSD Opening Minds Through the Arts 
  2. ArtEdventures
  3. +Art Education Page for K12 
  4. Learning Tools for Arts Teachers 
  5. AlbrightKnox Art Games

Reference Sites

Early Childhood

  1. Yahooligans! Reference
  2. KidsClick! Web Search
  3. +Ask Jeeves for Kids
  4. CIA World Fact Book
  5. +Wikipedia Encyclopedia & Citizendium 

Plus: +Thinkfinity (Marco Polo) 
NEW! Metaglossary (define terms)

  1. +Family Education (all grades)
  2. Early Childhood Links
  3. Kindergarten Home Page
  4. Preschool Rainbow
  5. Early Childhood Links  
    Plus: Special Ed/Early Learning;
    Owl & Mouse Educational Software
    (free); 
    NEW! Shape-Book Patterns (EduPlace)

Plus: Tumblebooks
(Log in with your Pima Library ID)

NEW! Health & Wellness

NEW! Environmental

  1. RealAge, Health Age Calculator, & Life Expectancy Calculator (assess health) 
  2. Action For Healthy Kids (teacher resources)
  3. California Healthy Kids (teacher resources) 
  4. MyFoodDiary (food and exercise calorie counter) 
  5. Calorie Allowance Calculator (NY Times)

    Plus: MyPyramid Plan (customized food guide); iStats (chart & share workout progress)
    PsychCentral (mental health)
    Zeer (nutrition information of food)
    WebMD
  1. Carbon Footprint Calculator (Nature Conservancey) 
  2. Carbon Calculator (Inconvenient Truth)
  3. Environmental Education For Kids (grades 4-8)
  4. Conservation International 
  5. EPA Student Center 
    Plus: The Green Squad
    David Suzuki Foundation For Kids 
    Recycle City (EPA) 
    PowerUp (online multiplayer environment game)
    CarbonRally (steps you can take to reduce CO2)
FinancesLinux & Programming
  1. Mint (manage your money)
  1. a
  2. Linux Backup Software
Typing/Keyboarding Sites Quiz/Assessment
  1. +BBC Online Typing (levels 1-4) 
  2. Fearless Frieda Typing & Spelling 
  3. Fearless Frieda II (surfing) 
  4. Powertyping plus (Barracuda Game)
  5. Typing with... 
    Burton (1); Booker (2); Carmen (3); Dwayne (4); Yasmin (5)

    Plus: 
    Typing Test
     
    Keyboarding Practice (old school)

  1. QuizStar (create online tests) 
  2. RubiStar (create project rubrics) 
  3. +4Teachers.org (above tools and more) 
  4. NEA Teacher Toolkit  
  5. I4C - Teacher Tools

Plus: 
Tools For Teachers
 
(Quiz Generators, Flashcards, +)

News NEW! Interactive Websites (JC Schools)
  1. The Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News
  2. Associated Press
  3. +Online Newspapers Worldwide
  4. The Christian Science Monitor
  5. National Public Radio
 Plus: +Arizona Daily Star 
http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/interactive.htm
  1. Reading 
  2. Language Arts 
  3. Math 
  4. Science 
  5. Social Studies

Plus: Assessment 

Test Prep

Publishers/Textbook Adoptions
  1. Quiz-Tree (various quizzes) 
  2. +4Tests.com (GED, SAT, & more) 
  3. LearningExpressLibrary (use your Tucson-Pima library account to login) 
  4. College Board SAT Practice Test 
  5. ADE AIMS Prep 
  1. Harcourt Trophies -- Farr
    (K-5 Language Arts Adoption) 
    Harcourt Math (pick a grade)
  2. Thompson Growing with Technology (K-5) 
  3. Cognitive Concepts GameGoo
    (Kids, Parents & Teachers) 
  4. Interactive "SMART Board" Sites
    (Collection of Interactive Sites) 
  5. +Saxon Publishers (math & phonics)

Plus: Thompson - "Growing Up With Technology" (computers skills, keyboarding)

Emulators Communicating
  1. +Virtual Apple (Apple ][e, Oregon Trail...)
  2. Math & Physics Emulators  
  3. Aeronautics Simulators 
  4. GameBoy Emulator
  5. TRS-80 Emulator
  1. +Gaggle.net (filtered e-mail, *free*) 
  2. +ePals (find penpals for *free*) 
  3. NiceNet Internet Classroom Assistant (threaded discussion, files, links) 
  4. Google Language Tools (translate + ) 
  5. Free E-mail: 
    Yahoo! Mail
    ; Google Mail (gMail) 

    Plus: Phonevite (send announcements 
    NEW! oovoo video conferencing
Technology Making Teaching Easier NEW! Planning Tools
  1. Weebly.com (free, nice website/blog)
  2. Alphabetizer (make list alphabetical)
  3. WritingSampleAnalyzer 
  4. oh, don't forget (reminders to cell phone)
  5. +Thinkfinity (Marco Polo) 

Plus: +Vyew (free conferencing & collaboration -- like WebEx!)

NEW! Son of Citation Machine (generate correctly-formatted citations)

NEW! MyProjectPages (post activity web pages)

  1. Doodle (plan a meeting via polling) 
  2. 30Boxes (shared calendar)
  3. ShortText (post text online right away)
  4. Thinkature (real-time collaboration)
  5. SlimTimer (plan your time)

    Plus: TaDa (share to-do lists)
    MyNoteIt (plan & track assignments)
    Notely (organize your academic life)
    Gradefix (plan studying around life)
     
    NEW! Mindomo (mind mapping online) 

    Web 2.0 Tools for Students (JeffCo, TN) 
    Scribd iPaper (post and share docs)

Video Editing & Posting

NEW! Video Download (YouTube, Google, etc)

  1. TeacherTube (view & publish)
  2. Google Video (upload videos)
  3. Viddler (upload videos)
  4. Online Web Editors: Jaycut; MuveeMix;MotionBox; EyeSpot 
  5. Social Networking/Video: Vimeo; Viddler

    Plus: Sharing Video (VideoHacks Tutorial)


  1. Vixy YouTube Downloader
  2. Movavi (online video conversion) 
  3. Mux Video Converter (online converter)
  4. MediaConverter (convert media files)
  5. ConvertYouTube (convert online video)

    Plus: Video Toolbox (150+ Sites)
    ReviveTube (watch delted YouTube videos)

NEW! Image Editing And Posting NEW! Brainstorming & Knowledge
  1. Flickr (upload & share images)
  2. Bubbleshare (create online slideshows) 
  3. PhotoBucket (image and video upload)
  4. Picnik (image editing) also FotoFlexer 
  5. Zooomr (photo sharing & hosting)

    Plus: FlipTrack (picture slideshow); 
    ScrapBlog
    (p
    Bloggingost and share images)
  1. Bubble.us (brainstorming)
  2. Mindomo (advanced brainstorming)
  3. Squidoo (everybody's an expert)
  4. FlashCardExchange (flashcards!)
  5. Quototi (quotes online)
Blogging Wikis & Podcasting
  1. Class Blogmeister 
  2. +Journalscape Blogging
  3. Blogspot (blogger.com)
  4. LiveJournal
  5. Blog.com; MindSay; tBlog; EduBlogs 
    NEW! 10 Ways to Use EduBlogs to Teach 

Plus:
OnSugar Publishing
NiceNet
Internet Classroom Assistant (threaded discussion, files, links)

Ted Talks (inspirational talks by leaders in education & business)

  1. +PBWiki 
  2. WikiSpaces.com for teachers  
  3. PodCasting Tools
  4. FeedBurn (create RSS resource) 
  5. Audacity  
    (download - free audio recorder & editor)
NEW! Free podcast hosting: 
+
podOmatic; PodBean; Twango; gcast 
Create RSS Feed & Validate:
tweakcms; FeedValidator 
Web Site Creation (easy)Helping Yourself & Others
  1. Weebly 
  2. Google Sites 
  3. Webon 
  4. Sauropol 
  5. Wikispaces
  1. FreeRice (vocab, math, and other subjects to donate free rice to poor countries) 
  2. HowCast (How do I...?)
  3. Instructables (how-to and DIY) 
  4. Kiva (small loans)
    Plus: Nymbler (find a baby name)

Top Web 2.0 Sites

Technology Lists

  1. Google Apps (create & share docs online) 
  2. VoiceThread (post images & docs for comments) 
  3. Scanr.com (camera phone into scan/copy/FAX) 
  4. theteachersuite.com (teacher web 2.0 community) 
  5. Google Maps (get directions, street views, satelite) 

    Plus: Back to School -w- the Class of Web 2.0 
  1. 30 Useful Sites 
  2. 101 Web Resources for Students 
  3. Popular Online Desktop Alternatives 
  4. 40 Unusual Sites to Bookmark 
  5. SEOmoz Top Web 2.0 2007

    Plus: eSchoolNews AV Buyer's Guide

NEW! Online Storage

NEW! File Conversion

  1. box.net (store & share large files)
  2. FlyUpload (post and share files 2GB)
  3. drop.io (store & share files)
  4. +Omnidrive (store files online)
  5. AllMyData (stofe files online)
  1. Convert Files Zamzar 
  2. MediaConverter (convert media files)
  3. FreePDFConvert (convert to PDF)
  4. PrimoPDF (convert to PDF and e-mail it)
  5. Neevia (document conversion)

Online Calendars

Web Applications* (free)
  1. Calendarhub.com 
  2. SpongeCell (reminders by e-mail, phone)
  3. +Google Calendar
  4. Kiko.com 
  5. Airset.com 

    Plus: Calendars.net 
    Yahoo! Calendars 
    HipCal.com (beta) 
  1. ThinkFree Office Online (web office)
  2. +YouSendIt and TransferBigFiles
  3. DocMorph (convert to PDF & more)
  4. Mail2Web (access your e-mail accounts)
  5. RememberTheMilk (lists & reminders)
    TextMemo (SMS reminders to cell phone)

Plus: 
Writely (word processor)
Google Spreadsheets; NumSum 
WebAppList (more Web apps) 

Yugma
(share screen x-platforms)
bookland (generate ISBN barcodes)

*These online websites duplicate software online.

Grants & Best Practices

Technology Standards

  1. Educational Enrichment Foundation
  2. +Just Grants! Arizona
  3. SchoolGrants.org
  4. Arizona K12 Center -- Best Practices
  5. Best Practices of Technology (Michigan)

    Plus: NEW! 10 Online Apps for Innovative Teachers 
    NEW! Dynamic Curriculum (Jefferson Co., TN)
  1. Intl. Society for Tech in Education (ISTE)
  2. EDUREF Technology Planning
  3. EDUREF Integration Technology
  4. +ISTE Natl. Ed. Tech. Standards (NETS)
  5. Best Evidence Encyclopedia (B.E.E.) 

Plus: Multimedia in the Classroom
Fusion: Cool Tools for Teachers

Webmaster Resources Website Tools
  1. Simply the Best Scripts, Dynamic Drive (scripts)
  2. Flaming Text (create fancy text)
  3. School-Clip-Art (large collection of clipart)
  4. +GifWorks Online Image Editor (edit graphics)
  5. Javascript Kit, Bravenet, HTML Tools  

Plus: 
Open Designs (Web Templates)
TheSiteWizard drop-down Menus 
NEW! Rounded Cornr (round corners) 
Countdown Timer (count down to events)
IzzyMenu (create CSS Menus)

InstantProjects (Webquest, Webpage)

NEW! Online Presentations with Thumstacks and Empressr 

Web Palette Generator (colors from images)

  1. SubmitPlus Tuneup!  (test your website)
  2. BrowserEmulator (try your site in other browsers)
  3. Web Banners (create banners)
  4. BraveHost free Webspace (web tools & widgets)
  5. Google Gadgets (widgets for your site)

    Plus: iWebTool (webmaster tools)
    Web Valet (accessibility check)
    Chami.com Web Tools and favicon.cc
    (favicon, split images,...) 

NEW! yourmailinglistprovider (create e-mail lists for parents, etc.)

NEW! Copyscape (search for copies of your site)

ValidChecker (check your RSS, CSS)
FreeWebmasterTools (various web tools)

NEW! Programming/Game Making Surveys & Forms
  1. Scratch (MIT, Free) 
  2. Game Maker (Free)
  3. Phrogram ($49.95) & Kids Programming Language (Free)
  4. StageCast Creator (Formerly Cocoa, KidSim; $49.95)
  5. AgentSheets (Interactive Simulations for the Web, $19.95) & The Games Factory (or Multimedia Fusion, $59 and $119)

Plus: 
Rockerfer BASIC Online
(online) &
TRS-80 BASIC Simulator (Online)

  1. Add-A-Form 
  2. Polldaddy 
  3. SurveyMonkey 
  4. Wufoo Web Forms
  5. Quimble Group Polling 

Office Tutorials

Education Blogs
  1. LearningElectric.com (Video Tutorials)
  2. +Office 2000 Tutorials (FCFU) 
  3. Tutorials for Teachers (BBCSD)
  4. Microsoft Office 2000 Tutorial (BCS Schools)
  5. 4Teachers.org Tutorials & More 
    Plus: Office 2003/XP from U. Wis. 

    Google Earth Lesson Plans
  1. Alan November
  2. David Warlick; Steve Denbo
  3. Will Richardson
  4. SupportBlogging 
  5. Improving Instruction Through... Blogs 
Portable PC Applications* (free) Sites Kids Use but Probably Shouldn't...
NEW! KidsTek Portable Freeware Apps - 310MB

PortableAppsSuite - 512mb: Office, Web, Mail, Antivirus, IM, Media Player and more... http://portableapps.com/ 

  1. Office: Portable OpenOffice (large!); AbiWord (small, Word substitute)
  2. Web Browser: +Portable Firefox
  3. Antivirus & Anti-Spam: AntiVir Personal Edition
  4. Graphics & Multimedia: XnView (open & convert images); Media Player Classic; CDEx (rip CDs); SilentNight Micro (CD/DVD/ISO burner); Foxit Reader (PDF viewer); Photofiltre (graphics editor) 
  5. Undelete files!: Restoration
    Plus: Smart Notebook on a Pen Drive!
    Digital Swiss Army Knife 
*Once downloaded, these applications will run off a pen or flash drive (i.e. they don't need to be installed on a PC)! 
  1. MySpace (& other social sites)
  2. YouTube (& other video sites)
  3. Google (especially images)
  4. Proxify (& other proxy sites)
  5. Pornography, Gambling, etc.

It's best not to let kids use the Internet without supervision.  

At school, direct students to specific previewed sites or search engines such as Answers.com.

For home, consider filtering web sites using the free OpenDNS proxy.

Geek Factor

More for Geeks!

  1. +Ubuntu, Xubuntu & Edubuntu Linux 
  2. +Create a Favicon for Your Website 
  3. Create Your Own Software Installer (Inno) 
  4. Mount a CD Image (virtual cd) 
  5. Auto-launch a CD (Autorun Pro
    Plus: Emergency Boot CD ISO; Wirelessly Connect your PC (Logitech PLay Link); Pandora Recovery (recover deleted files)
  1. Remote Control Your PC 
  2. PC Inspector File Recovery (freeware)
  3. Wink (create software tutorials)
  4. WampServer (Apache/PHP/MySQL Server)
  5. LinuxChooser (which Linux to use?)
    Plus: SlickScreen (record & share screen) 
    Enable Remote Desktop
    Yugma - Free conferencing and desktop sharing!

Technology Bargains

Internet Telephone (VOIP)

  1. +DealNews
  2. Tech Bargains
  3. Amazon.com
  4. +Epinions
  5. TechSoup (discount items for nonprofits) 

Plus: Craigslist (find local bargains!)
WorldCare in Tucson (map)!

  1. +Skype (free PC-PC + PC-Phone in 2006)
  2. AdCalls (free domestic calls - ads)
  3. VOIPBuster; VOIPCheap (worldwide)
  4. JaJah (link local phones over Internet)
  5. Vonage 

    Plus: Asterisk (run a PBX including VOIP - download) and MagicJack ($20/yr.)

Music Sites

Denver Events

  1. Pandora (build your own station)
  2. Shoutcast Music Directory 
  3. NPR Podcast Directory 
  4. Sky.FM (various streams)
  5. Batanga (musica latina) 

Plus: StreamPad

  1. +Denver Events from Westword  
  2. Denver Events from the Denver Post
  3. Denver Movie Times 
  4. Denver TV Times
  5. Englewood Weather

    Plus: Denver Maps (Parks & Rec, Crime, etc.)

PC Downloads (Office Freeware)

Mac Downloads (Free/Share - OS 9)

  1. +AbiWord  (word processor) 
  2. OpenOffice (office suite) 
  3. CutePDF (create pdf files from docs)
  4. SimpleOCR (ocr software for scan)
  5. NVU/KompoZer (web page editor) 
    Plus: Ned Wolf Freeware (great selection!)
    PCWorld.com 101 Fabulous Freebies 
  1. +TykeWriter ($10), BBEdit LIte (free),
    Nisus Writer & Compact
    (free)
  2. iCab Web Browser (free),
  3. GraphicConverter ($35)
  4. SoundApp (free), Player Pro (free)
  5. Flash-it Screen Capture (free)

Mac/PC Downloads: 
The Free Mac Classroom
Nikk Folts 

PC Downloads (Freeware)

Mac Downloads (Freeware - OSX)
  1. +Spybot (stop spyware)
  2. ClamWin (free antivirus software)
  3. FreeMind (free "Inspiration-like" mapping) 
  4. Firefox & Portable Firefox (web browser)
  5. HP Image Zone Express, GIMPshop and Inkscape (graphics editor) 
    FastStone Image Viewer
     
    ReadPlease Free
    +
    Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech

  1. ClamXav (antivirus) 
  2. +Mozilla Firefox (web browser) 
  3. OpenOffice & NeoOffice (office suites)
  4. GIMPshop & Inkscape (graphics editor) 
  5. RadioRecorder (record audio streams) 
    Forty-Two (dvd ripper)
    AbiWord (MS Word replacement)

    Selected from Brilliant Ignorance & 
    The Essential Mac Apps
     
    Plus: Apple's OSX Downloads (3rd party)
    100+ Free Applications For Mac OS X
Linux Downloads (Freeware)Free Audio/DJ/Mixing
  1. Ubuntu | Kubuntu | Xubuntu (free OS)
  2. Top 100 Open Source Applications 
  3. OpenOffice (free office suite)
  4. WINE (run Windows apps)
  5. GIMP (PhotoShop alternative)
  1. JamGlue (web-based)
  2. SpliceMusic (web-based)
  3. MIXX (Mac/Linux/Windows)
  4. Acid XPRESS (Windows)
  5. Audacity (multrack recording)
Tucson Events Sites with TUSD Logins* (old)
  1. +Tucson Events Calendar (Tucson Citizen) 
  2. University of Arizona Calendar 
  3. Arizona Events Guide 
  4. Tucson Movie Listings (Yahoo!) 
  5. Yahoo! Groups 
  1. +ASSET Website (videos, classes)
  2. +AZCIS Career Information System
  3. TUSDSTATS (Test Data, Report Card)
  4. Galileo (Student Testing) 
  5. DIBELS Scoring 

Plus: TUSD Webmail

Contact Educational Technology for help with logins: http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us or call 520-225-6278.

Sitios en Espaņol

Sitios Educativos

  1. Yahoo! en Espaņol 
  2. Computadora (tu computadora)
  3. Google Herramientas del Idioma  
  4. El Imparcial
  5. +Correo Electronico (Yahoo!)
  6. Diccionario (Ingles<->Espaņol) 
    Transducir Pāginas y Palabras (Babelfish)
    y: AyudaDigitales (manuales y Tutoriales)  
  1. +Mundo Latino 
  2. Correo del Maestro 
  3. Mi Tarea 
  4. Chicos y Escritores 
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