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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Randy Rodgers

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BlocksCAD - 9 views

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    Free, online CAD software with a blocks-based design familiar to Scratch users. Simple idea, yet mastery requires students (or adults) to understand and apply some serious math and engineering concepts.
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Online tool to create sketch, painting, drawing, outline effects - 20 views

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    Free online photo to pencil/painting tools.
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Vizwik - 14 views

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    Nice site to teach kids how to create and code mobile apps. Very good, easy to follow tutorials, and apps can (for a fee) actually be sold through the Vizwik app store or other app stores.
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Makey Makey | Lesson Plans - 22 views

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    New collection of lesson plans for using MakeyMakey in the classroom.
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Ardusat - 12 views

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    Arduino-based kits let students design and test experiments and then upload them to actual Cubesat satellites, where their experiments will be conducted and results sent back to students. Kits start at only $150.
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Go Bionic With These Wearable Arduino Projects | WIRED - 5 views

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    Cool, creative wearable technology projects
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Vocaroo | Online voice recorder - 3 views

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    Not new, but worth saving--free tool to record and share podcasts via link or embed code. Great for newbies and young students--no registration required.
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Paint Online - Sketch & Paint! - 19 views

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    Nice, simple, free drawing and painting tool. Variety of brushes and textures. No registration needed.
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Crumbles - 22 views

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    Fun site adds video clips of movie or television characters saying the words that users enter, using a computer generated voice for any words it doesn't know. Fun way for kids to tell a short story!
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Slipp - 26 views

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    Easy-to-use digital storytelling site makes stories that are perfectly formatted for mobile devices.
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Hack the Storybook - NEXMAP - 17 views

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    Very cool idea for using electronic components to make interactive, 21st century books, art, etc.
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Idea Springboard - Google Science Fair 2014 - 13 views

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    Truly cool tool from Google inspires learners' questions and projects. Input what you are good at, what subject you enjoy, and what you want to do, and Google provides a tapestry (Yes, I just used the word "tapestry.") of links, videos, books, and other resources to get the creative juices flowing.
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DropEvent - Home - 7 views

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    Create group photo albums where users can contribute images without registering via web browser. Free albums last 6 months.
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Quadblogging - Sign up - 8 views

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    Community that brings classes together in groups of 4 to provide student bloggers with authentic audiences.
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chibitronics - crafting with electricity - 8 views

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    Cool, stick-on electronic components. Could be a great tool for letting students create imaginative, innovative projects!
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PixiClip - 14 views

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    Online, collaborative whiteboard that includes ability to record voice, use webcam, more.
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Front Page | Explore MIT App Inventor - 10 views

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    Scratch-like tool from MIT lets students create their own mobile apps!
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Jauntful - 8 views

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    Site lets users create interactive maps of any location. Users add pins, then share stories or information, images, etc. Could be a good tool for students learning about historical places, local communities, etc. Also a good tool for writing short expository texts.
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Loupe | Shape Your Photos - 11 views

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    Fun tool lets users create photo collages in a variety of cool shapes. Also includes a tool for hunting for a photo in the spirit of Where's Waldo.
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Booktrack Classroom - Teachers - 11 views

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    Intriguing site lets students or teachers read along to stories with audio, movie-style soundtracks or create their own soundtracks for creative writing assignments. Includes a few sample lesson plans for using the site with elementary, middle, or high school students.
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