The following links should be helpful in
technology in your classroom and at home. Many of these sites
give you tools to assist in develop a web page as well.
- Helpful information on how to deal with the hassles thrown at
by Microsoft Windows in all its incarnations. Very thorough and
Doll's site - Not specifically technology, but interesting. An
education professor at LSU interested in applications of Chaos &
theories to teaching. [Gone. Dr. Doll retired a few years
ago. However, his book A
Postmodern Perspective on Curriculum is still in print and is
very much worthwhile reading.]
There are a handful of good free (or
sponsored) programs out there that I have gotten a lot of mileage out
Here are a few...
Vampire - A download
scheduler. Even if you have a fast connection, a drag-and-drop
collector saves a lot of time when pulling down large sets of files
from their own link.
- Downloads entire sites
to be available off-line. This is useful if you need an entire
as a back-up, reference, or template. Good insurance if a site
Voice Reader - Great
text-to-speech reader. Will read directly from a web page,
etc. It could use a little more work (alternatively, you could
for the extras), but it does the job.
Pop-up stopper - Kills
in both Explorer and Netscape. Has a little tray icon that you
toggle if it happens to block something you want.
- If your computer is
infected with spyware, this will clean your system.
Alarm - This is an
(and free!) firewall package that probably has saved me from countless
viruses. I wish I would have had it before the Blaster and/or
worms did a number on my hard drive.
- Terrific freeware gfx
Allows cropping, batch conversions/re-sizing/re-sampling, etc. No
but lots of function. I used it for all the images on my eBay
and almost all the graphics on this site.
- Looking for a used book (especially textbooks!)? Compares
prices across many sites, new and used and figured in the shipping
- As near a complete a software site as I've ever found.
Great help when it comes to making a