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EFL Classroom's Blog – August 2010 Archive (5)

Making online class newspapers

I'm a BIG HUGE CRAZY fan of the power of RSS and aggregation. If you don't know what RSS or "real simple syndication" is - watch this cool Common Craft video.


RSS basically brings things from around the web to you. I've used it…
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Wrttn

Wrttn is as they say, "simple, clean, no ads" place to write and share online. I really like these kinds of web 2.0 applications that allow classes (teacher and students) to work/write collaboratively at one place. I've reviewed Pirate Pad and recommend it…

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Geography at the Movies

I'm an anthropology major and later graduated teacher's college with a Geography specialization. Irregardless of training, I love geography so Geography at the Movies is just an outstanding site!



I've written about it before but finally they've made their old archive available with most of the best films. Wanted to let everyone know. On Geography at the… Continue

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Another Karaoke Option - Cantanding

Cantanding is a new online karaoke site. Traditional karaoke that uses youtube videos to stream / show karaoke songs.



It has a very easy to use search option, just plug in the song and you should get it. It is much like the traditional karaoke in our A/V player. Same midi background music. Unfortunately, there is no contextualizing of the song with background/photos/pictures. However, it could come in handy for… Continue

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Flixtime - make video presentations of photos

Flixtime looks like an interesting way to present some photos or better yet - introduce yourself as a teacher. It is similar to Animoto.



Basically, you upload photos and music and it will "blend" them and make a video for you. In the free version, you are allowed to post 15 photos. (I wouldn't bother paying - not until they get out of Beta and are a little more stable).



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