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Twitter Timeline Widget

Do you have a favorite Twitter timeline widget for your WordPress site?

November 14, 2013: I have been working on embedding a Twitter timeline in my website today. I have done enough to screw up the metadata code on my site, so I had some meta tag information hanging out at the top of my website for a couple of hours this morning until I figured out where I screwed that up. (I had to go to Settings > Metadata, by the way.) I am very specific about what kind of Twitter timeline I want to put into my site. I want a timeline that updates in real-time, so as I post new Tweets, visitors to my site will see the new Tweets scroll and show up. I tried one that did not update as quickly as I had wanted, so that one has since been deleted. I will keep looking, but need your advice…

Do you have a favorite Twitter feed widget for your WordPress site?

20 Place Value Online Resources

ezk12lessons has two new counting and place value lessons:

Place Value Practice | Smartboard Template

Counting Lesson | Smartboard Template

In addition to these Smartboard lessons, use these online resources to enhance and expand your lessons:

1. Place Value Movie

http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=58200

2. Shark Pool Place Value

http://www.ictgames.com/sharknumbers.html

3. Place Value Puzzler

http://www.funbrain.com/tens/index.html

4. Digital Counter

http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U1L1GL.html#sm1

5. Match the numbers

http://www.dositey.com/addsub/Mystery10.htm

6. Comparing Numbers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/whatarenumbers/comparing/game.shtml

7. Pick a Number and then Find its Place Value

http://www.webmath.com/k8placevalue.html

8. Base Ten Blocks

http://www.learningbox.com/Base10/BaseTen.html

9. Base Ten Virtual Manipulatives

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_152_g_3_t_1.html

10. Get Past the Goalie!

http://www.ictgames.com/football2.html

11. Lifeguard—How many people can you save?

http://www.ictgames.com/LIFEGUARDS.html

12. FREE Place Value Worksheets

http://www.schoolexpress.com/fws/cat.php?id=2308

13. Splat Square (1-100)

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

14. Splat Square (0-99)

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq99.html

15. Give the Dog a Bone

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/dogbone/gamebone.html

16. Can you Find the Shell that is 10 More??

http://www.ictgames.com/octopus.html

17. Submarine Math (for 2 players)

http://www.ictgames.com/submarinenopad2.html

18. Place the Penguins

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/place_the_penguin/big_sound/full.shtml

19. Math Cats ~ Place Value Party

http://www.mathcats.com/explore/age/placevalueparty.html

20. Which Number is greater?

http://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/pv/greater_than.php

Add Custom Library in Inspiration Software

Add a Custom Library

For step-by-step instructions, print out the following document. [Add a Custom Library Tutorial]

  1. Go to utility > new symbol library.
  2. Type a name for your new symbol library. Click ok.
  3. Your new library should now show in the Symbols Palette.
  4. Right-click the picture you want to add to the new symbol library. Select add symbol to library.
  5. Select standard symbol size. Click ok.
  6. Your new symbols will appear in the Symbols Palette.
  7. Repeat Steps 4-6 with all pictures you want to add to the Symbols Palette.

 

How to use a digital worksheet (PDF): Annotating your PDF

I wanted to find a way to draw and write on a PDF file just like you would if you had a pen or pencil, in order to use those files digitally with students. I also wanted to find FREE apps for use in the classroom. Here are my findings:

iPad

Use a program such as Type on PDF: http://bit.ly/NAUxch
Students will open the PDF using this application and can add annotations (text, drawing), save the document with their name, and then send the document back to the instructor.

Android Tablet

Skitch: http://bit.ly/H6PM6g
Mantano Reader (Lite): http://bit.ly/LzJYIe
iAnnotate PDF: http://bit.ly/LYD1BM
Google Drive: I am not sure if this app will allow annotations on PDF’s, but will be looking into in the next few weeks.

On your computer:

Using Adobe Acrobat Pro: http://adobe.ly/PlpXW4

Good forum posts:

1.   http://bit.ly/Plq1VM
2.   http://bit.ly/MmQRMd
Feel like paying for some apps? Here are a couple that received high marks:
Repligo Reader$$: http://bit.ly/P5ZTur
ezPDFReader PDF Annotate Form$$– http://bit.ly/HoNmEw

Is it possible to link to a certain part of a webpage using Captivate?

Is it possible to link to a certain part of a webpage in Captivate? I tried linking to a specific part of a webpage today, hoping to keep my students from having to scroll down the page while viewing an Adobe Captivate presentation. There must be a way to tell it to move over a certain number of pixels and then down a certain number of pixels when that page loads within Captivate: something like (100,300), but I am not sure how to add this to my Captivate file.

1. Do I add a variable?

2. Do I add an advanced action?

3. Is it some kind of JQuery script? Can you add something like that to a Captivate file?

4. What would this script look like?

I was able to add an insert Web Object using a widget, but I need more control over how the webpage shows up within my Captivate file. In the end, I added a scroll bar option and the students will need to scroll down the page to view the assignment.

Typekit Fonts

I successfully added some of Adobe’s Typekit fonts to a course. This meant I had to add those fonts to a site that normally all of our users login in order to access those courses. If you haven’t checked out Adobe Typekit fonts, check them out at: https://typekit.com/ I had been looking for years now at how to easily embed and change the fonts on website I create without adding those fonts to an image and then uploading that image to the site (causing major lag in download time for certain pages). Thank you, Adobe.