Sunday, June 26, 2005

[TIPS] - Free: expression (beta)

Thought I'd share this one now rather than wait until the summer. If you're a windows XP user then check this out. You'll have to register for the MS passport login, but it's really no big deal. The software looks very cool - especially for you artsy types. Oh, and this beta version is FREE!
"Acrylic" is the codename for an innovative illustration, painting and graphics tool that provides exciting creative capabilities for designers working in print, web, video, and interactive media.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

[TIPS] - megaconferencejr archive

About half way down this page are the links for the archive of the megaconferencejr event. Make sure it says: Created on: 05/19/2005 . It's an 11 hour event, but you can slide the ... "slider thing" (the official geek term).. to various parts and watch what interests you.
It will require that you install the viewer, and my XP machine (sigh) didn't want to install it as it was "unsigned." But, by clicking the "click here" link it forced the install.
The page displays the video on the left and the chat area on the right. That area is of little use, however - in my opinion - other than to show that this live chat was going on the entire day, along with the video event.
Steelton Highspire's part is early on. On my screen if I position that slider thing between the stop button and the "back to start" button I'll see it. A small group of little children dressed in Indian garb preceeds them. But, check out different parts of the day. As I've said before, this was a "goosebump day."

Friday, June 10, 2005

[TIPS] - last tip of the school year

With the exception of something that just cannot wait, this is the last tip of this school year. I do hope that you've found some of them to be of value.
Evite is the free social-planning site featuring invitations, social networking, local information and events listing. From planning a dinner party for friends to finding something to do on Saturday night, Evite makes it easy to explore local areas, communicate, coordinate, and make decisions. Launched in 1998, Evite is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI) Local and Media Services.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

[TIPS] - artrage from Ambient Design Ltd.


ArtRage is a painting package designed to provide a realistic and fun simulation of using paint on a canvas, along with pens, pencils, crayons, and other tools. ArtRage is available for both Windows and Mac OS X. It can be used with a mouse, but works better if you have a graphics tablet, or even better on a Tablet PC where ArtRage takes advantage of the unique interaction of pen and screen to produce a realistic painting feel.

ArtRage is all about playing with paint without the mess, and having fun in the process. You can paint your own image from a blank canvas to completed work, or load in a picture to trace and have the tools pick their colours for you as you paint over it.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

[TIPS] - JigZone Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw Puzzle paradise

How much time do you have?

An online Jigsaw Puzzle where you choose the level of difficulty from a simple 6 piece cut to a challenging 247 piece cut.

Monday, June 06, 2005

[TIPS] -If You Were President

If your student got the opportunity to be President of the US for a day, what would he or she do? Here's your chance to find out.

Friday, June 03, 2005

[TIPS] - eThemes eMINTS

eThemes is an extensive database of content-rich, age-appropriate resources organized around specific themes. These resources are created for educators to use in their classrooms.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

[TIPS] - Excel Files General

Think you know Excel? Want to be impressed by someone who REALLY knows Excel? Check it out. There are files to download and play around with so you, too, can learn how to make these VERY cool spreadsheets. From a spreadsheet to chart Climate data to an Animated Hypocycloid charts, and from a timeline chart to your own Keno game, this is cool stuff.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

[TIPS] - Store Wars:-) Fight of the organics...

Many thanks to Barry for sharing this one. Health teachers and anyone who is concerned about healthy eating will enjoy this Star Wars "takeoff." :-)  Very clever, indeed.