Advertisements

Ed Tech Ideas

Tech Integration for Busy Teachers

Top 3 Paragons of the Week – Episode 10

Paragons of the Week is a reoccurring post highlighting resources that I find to be worth mentioning. I come across 100s of useful tools for educators each week. Below are the top 3 “paragons” that I found this week that I feel teachers might dig. To view previous Paragons, click here.

1. SafeShare

Safeshare is a great site for showing YouTube videos without distractions. You simply enter the url of a YouTube video and Safeshare removes all the distracting related links and comments from the initial viewing page.

2. ABCya!

ABCya! is a word cloud generator very similar to Wordle that creates nice looking word clouds. The one-up ABCya! has over Wordle is that you may directly save your word cloud as a jpg without any registration.

3. Ribbon Hero

Thanks to klbeasley (via chamada) for this find. Ribbon Hero is an add-on for Microsoft Office that allows you to play a game within the office application (ie Word) that teaches some of the unique features of the program. Users playing Ribbon Hero earn points for doing different tasks within Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Advertisements

2 responses to “Top 3 Paragons of the Week – Episode 10

  1. colingally March 26, 2010 at 2:13 am

    Hey Keith, love your weekly paragons! Always a nice way to finish off a hectic work week!
    Cheers
    Colin.

    • Keith March 26, 2010 at 11:36 am

      Thanks Colin! I owe the majority of my finds to my PLN (you included).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: