Create an MP3 with Garageband

As we search for different ways for students to validate learning objectives via technology more and more teachers are searching for technology tools that can assist in the classroom. A great way to record auditory skills such as podcasts, foreign language, instrumental, and music is a free tool installed on OSX called Garageband. This is a quick tutorial on how to create a MP3 recording using Garageband.

 

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Find The Best Apps For Your Classroom with @edshelf

As many of you know I meet with my teachers once a week for Cyber Mondays to share several different Web 2.0 tools to use in the classroom. I find these tools in several different ways such as Twitter, Blogs, and Diigo. This can be a struggle sometimes to try and find the best tools that will work in each individual’s classroom. Edshelf has solved this problem by building a platform in which teachers can find the best tools for their classroom! Let’s take a look at Edshelf.

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5 Steps to Check into a Better Image For Your School

With services such as foursquare, Facebook Location, and Google Places a gaining traction, social checkin’s have become more popular than ever before. One thing I noticed about my area is I only had to create one location, all of the other locations (schools) have already been added by someone else. This was a good feeling as well as a terrifying one. The purpose of this post is to alert administrators that they are responsible for their building’s image physically as well as online. The good news is it can be controlled in 5 steps.

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Make the internet work for you! #ifttt

When I was recently on the “State of Tech Podcast” Episode 9 – Interactive Whiteboards – Part 1 Sean Beavers shared a great tool which has saved me a lot of time and automated much of my internet tasks that have been deemed repetitive in the passed. This service can be used for simple things like sending you a text message if it is going to rain tomorrow or change your Facebook picture when you change your twitter profile.  Lets check out If this than that!

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