Recent Links 02/07/2009

  • time management made easy
    timeEdition is targeted at all users in a computer workplace who value detailed documentation of their working hours, whether they use it for customer billing or for monitoring the duration of individual projects.
    timeEdition focuses on simple usability and a thoroughly clear overview for day-to-day use. What does this mean in detail?

    Firstly, that users initially see only those functions that they need to record their daily working times.
    These are: a function to stop and start recording, a display showing the recording period and customer, project and activity selections.

    All other functions, such as creating and maintaining master data, export functions etc. can be easily accessed via dialog boxes opened from the menu.
    Platform independent
    The package includes program versions for Mac OS X and Windows as well as a Mac Widget.

    tags: tools, management, scheduling, resources

  • The Forum for Education and Democracy works to promote a public education system worthy of a democracy, one characterized by strong public schools, equity of educational resources, and supported by an involved citizenry. The election of Barack Obama brought unprecedented hope to students and educators, now help us turn that energy into action by joining the Yes We Will campaign.

    tags: educational reform, video, politics

  • This website is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Google Earth is the dynamic tool that will be used to accomplish this. Google Earth provides startling clear satellite views of the globe in an interactive 3D environment. Beyond the visual, users can add placemarks, annotations, photos, and models, as well as measure distances and draw paths.

    Within this site you will find lesson ideas, examples, and downloads for mathematics that embrace active learning, constructivism, and project-based learning while remaining true to the standards. The initial focus will be for grades 5 and up, but teachers of younger students may be able to find some uses or inspiration from the site. Higher level thinking skills, such as analysis, synthesis, and creativity are encouraged as well as technology skills and social learning. The scope of this site is mathematics, but many lessons lend themselves to interdisciplinary activities also.

    tags: math, googleearth, google, lesson plans, mathematics, maps

  • International Space Station Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev discuss and demonstrate spacesuits. You can mix and mash these video clips with NASA images and your own narration, original video, special effects and transitions. Preview the video and download the clips you want to use in your creative masterpiece.

    tags: video, resources, science, astronomy

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.