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  1. Could This Be The Best Alternative To Flip Video Cameras?
  2. Even More On The Civil War
  3. “Dr. Stanley’s House 2″
  4. “Tweet When”
  5. Uh Oh, Cisco Shuts Down Flip Video Camera
  6. Library Resources
  7. Webby Awards Now Open For Voting — Here Are Two Good Sites
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  9. Search Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...
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Could This Be The Best Alternative To Flip Video Cameras?

Yesterday, I posted about Cisco closing down Flip Video Cameras (see Uh Oh, Cisco Shuts Down Flip Video Camera).

Today, the 10,000 Words blog posted Five Alternative Devices To Replace The Now-Dead Flip Cam.

The most promising one might be the Coby SNAP mini camcorder, which is selling for between $25 and $60.

Have any readers tried it out?

 

Even More On The Civil War

Here are some more new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The American Civil War:

Photo Essay: The Civil War: Between the Battles is from the PBS News Hour.

Here are several Civil War-related slideshows from LIFE.

Resources | Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War comes from The New York Times Learning Network.

Then and now: Civil War battlefields is from CNN.

Blogging History: Interpreting Civil War-Era Primary Sources is from The New York Times Learning Network.

 


“Dr. Stanley’s House 2″

“Dr. Stanley’s House 2″ is what is known as a “point-and-click” adventure game. Its “Walkthrough,” or instructions on how to win, can be found here.

You can my article, Free Online Games Develop ESL Students’ Language Skills, to learn how I use these kinds of games as a great language-development exercise.

 

“Tweet When”

Tweet When shows you the days and times when you get the most retweets.

I’m adding it to The Best Third-Party Twitter Apps That Don’t Require Your Password.

 

Uh Oh, Cisco Shuts Down Flip Video Camera

This is not good news to those of us using Flip Video Cameras with our students — Cisco has just announced they’re shutting the business down. Read about it at Farewell, Flip Camera over at Read Write Web and at Tech Crunch’s post, Cisco To Shut Down Flip Video Camera Business; Will Give Pink Slips To 550 Employees.

Cisco says “… it will support current FlipShare customers and partners during a transition plan” — whatever that means.

Smartphones that can take video have killed Flip, but that really isn’t going to help many of us who have students who still can’t afford Smartphones….

I’ll obviously be adding this news to The Best Sources For Advice On Using Flip Video Cameras.

 

Library Resources

National Library Week is April 10th-17th.

I figured it was a good time to update The Best Sites To Teach ELL’s About Libraries.

Additional suggestions are welcome.

 

Webby Awards Now Open For Voting — Here Are Two Good Sites

The People Choice Webby Awards are now open for voting. I am either more aware of what’s out there than I have been in earlier years, or there are just fewer sites on this year’s list that are useful in the classroom. Here are three that I found:

A Simple Switch seems to be a good personal carbon calculator. I’m adding it to The Best Online Carbon Calculators.

It appears that the Exploratorium appears to have revamped all their interactives into an Explore page. It’ll certainly be on this year’s list of best science sites of the year.

 

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