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December 26, 2010

A Year End Review of Over 50 Blog Posts!

Greetings,

What a year we had with all the blog entries we wrote over the past year.  Here is a detailed list of all the articles.  All you have to do is click on the blue underline link and it will take you to that specific article.  If you click on the black underlined link for the month, it will take you to all posts published for that month.

November 2009
November 14, 2009: Welcome!
November 22, 2009: Power Point Resources - Free!
November 29, 2009: Making Professional Movies with Digital Pictures/Videos for Free!

December 2009
December 6, 2009: Valuable Writing and Brain Based Resources!
December 13, 2009: Express Your Next List of Words With Creativity!
December 20, 2009: Tell the Whole World!
December 27, 2009: $30,000,000 Deal for Sharing Video!

January 2010
January 3, 2010: The New Flip Camcord Camera by Pure Digital
January 10, 2010: How to Take Pictures of Your Computer Screen Using MS Office 2007
January 17, 2010: How to Take Pictures of Your Computer Screen Using MS Office 2003
January 24, 2010: How to Turn any Room into a Presentation Room with Your Computer Part 1
January 31, 2010: How to Turn any Room into a Presentation Room With Your Computer Part 2

February 2010
February 7, 2010: How to Copy and Paste
February 14, 2010: Free Resources You Can Download and Use in Your Classroom!
February 21, 2010: How to Create a Podcast or Vodcast Part 1 of 3
February 28, 2010: How to Create a Podcast or Vodcast Part 2 of 3

March 2010
March 7, 2010: How to Create a Podcast or Vodcast Part 3 of 3
March 14, 2010: 1 Week to 5,000,000 Hits!
March 21, 2010: Why You Need to Back Up Your Files and Data Every Week!
March 28, 2010: How to Find Free Microsoft Office Power Point, Word and Excel Templates

April 2010
April 11, 2010: The Flip Digital Video Camera Introduction: Part 1
April 18, 2010: Digital Video Cameras in the Classroom: Part 2
April 25, 2010: How to Use the Pocket Digital Video Camera: Part 3

May 2010
May 2, 2010: Working with Video Footage and the Software: Part 4
May 9, 2010: Using Video Footage with Other Compatible Software: Part 5
May 16, 2010: What is Scribd and SlideShare?
May 30, 2010: The 21 Best Free Web Sites for Learning!

June 2010
June 6, 2010: Remembering Coach John Wooden
June 13, 2010: The 18 Best Subscription Based Web Sites for Learning
June 20, 2010: What Is IVC?
June 27, 2010: Part 2 of What is IVC?

July 2010
July 4, 2010: Happy 4th of July!
July 11, 2010: What is Cool Timer?
July 18, 2010: What is the Hat?
July 25, 2010: How to Search Google?

August 2010
August 1, 2010: How to Get a Free E-mail Account
August 8, 2010: How to Access Free Movies, Music, Books and Audiobooks!
August 15, 2010: How to be an Effective Teacher: Part 1 of 3
August 22, 2010: How to be an Effective Teacher: Part 2 of 3
August 29, 2010: How to be an Effective Teacher: Part 3 of 3

September 2010
September 5, 2010: 30 in 48 Days!
September 12, 2010: Teaching with Claymation: Part 1 of 3
September 19, 2010: Teaching with Claymation: Part 2 of 3
September 26, 2010: Teaching with Claymation: Part 3 of 3

October 2010
October 3, 2010: What is Scholastic Study Jams?
October 10, 2010: What is Storyline Online?
October 17, 2010: Free Quick References for You
October 24, 2010: What is a Pocket Projector?

November 2010
November 1, 2010: Power Point Keyboard Shortcuts
November 7, 2010: Creating Your Own Blog
November 15, 2010: Teaching Children Presentation Skills
November 22, 2010: What Are The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs?
November 28, 2010: What is Google Docs?

December 2010
December 7, 2010: What is Atomic Learning?
December 13, 2010: Free Multiplication Tables and Games!
December 19, 2010: Free Addition Tables and Games!
December 26, 2010: A Year End Review of over 50 Blog Posts!

We will see you next week with a new and exciting topic.  Happy Holidays!  See you next year.

December 19, 2010

Free Addition Tables and Games!

Greetings,

This week I am sharing with you addition tables I created in PowerPoint that you can use with your students to help them with their addition facts.  The way it works is you match up the blue colored squares to where they intersect each other.  For example,  2 + 2 = 4.  If you line up the 2 from the top blue area with the 2 on the left blue area, the answer will intersect each other at 4.  Simply click on the picture below to download the free PowerPoint.


Here is the 4 cut addition tables that you can download and print out.  Once you print them out, you will need to cut them out four to a sheet, then laminate them and let your students practice their addition tables.  Simply click on the picture below to download.


Here is the newest addition game in Excel.  You will get a message when you download this game to enable macros.  Look at the picture below. 


Once you click on options you will see the following picture below.  Follow the steps to Enable Macros.


This is a code that will let you color all the cells back to yellow when you have filled the table up with blue squares.  Remember if you get the answer correct the cell will turn blue.  If the anwer is incorrect, it will turn red.  Simply click on the picture below to download the game.


Hope you enjoy these free addition resources for your students.  I am getting a lot of requests on how to find some of my most popular blogs.  Next week, I will have a tutorial on how to search the site and I will have a year end review of all 57 articles I have published since November of 2009.  See you next week.

December 13, 2010

Free Multiplication Tables and Games!

Greetings,

Updated: April 8, 2012: Just added Multiplying 1 to 10 on the Multiplication Chart Video.  Simply click on the video below.



Today I am blogging about sharing some valuable tools I have created to assist your students with multiplication and division.  A lot of students who have performed at a high level in math have memorized their multiplication tables all the way up to their twelves. 

You can start teaching these tables as early as second grade.  These tools will give your son or daughter a great advantage when it come to multiplication and division.  Ok, here are the resources.

Just click on the picture below to save this free Power Point. It also has a blank multiplication table so your students can practice filling out the tables.


The next PowerPoint allows you to print a pocket version of the multiplication table.  When you download this PowerPoint, you can make copies, cut them out and pass them out to your students.  Simply click on the picture below to download this one.


Now you can dowload and print a free Multiplication 12 X 12 Blank Table to practice filling in your multiplication facts with your child.  Simply click on the picture below to dowload the free PDF


The last activity was created in Excel.  When you download this activity, you will get a message to enable macros.  You will want to enable macros. It is a code that will clear all the green cells and turn them all orange, so you can play again.  Follow the steps below.

Step 1

Step 2


You will notice that all the cells are colored orange.  When you fill in the cell with the correct number, the cell will turn green. When you fill in the cell with the incorrect answer, the cell will turn red. Simply click on the picture below to download and save.  When you exit the program, do not save it again.


I hope you enjoy these free tools you can use with your students to learn their multiplication tables.  Next week I will be posting additional PowerPoints on addition tables for your K - 2 students.  See you next week!

December 7, 2010

What is Atomic Learning?

Greetings,

Today I am blogging about one of the best subscription based web sites for teachers who want to improve their computer skills. Remember atomic learning (www.atomiclearning.com/)  is a subscription based web site.  They have over 600 three minute video and movie tutorials that you can access anytime from the comfort of your own home. For a detailed list of all the tutorials they have to offer, please visit: www.atomiclearning.com/k12/browse?page=tutorials

Atomic learning is for educators that teach in elementary school, middle school and high school. You can learn how to use a software program in about three hours. If you want a subscription, it is well worth the price of $129.99 a year.  To subscribe visit: https://store2.atomiclearning.com/  All you have to do is spend the time learning the software program you want. This is well worth what a computer learning center may charge you to take a computer class for $129 - $299.

Atomic learning also has software programs you can learn for your PC, Mac, iPod touch/iphone and even your iPad. If you would like to see a free tutorial on one of the programs on atomic learning, please visit www.atomiclearning.com/moviemaker2  Hope you enjoy this resource. I will see you next week.