New & Not So New #7

A few odds and ends. Some new, some not.

  • Teach Parents Tech Not just for your parents! For anyone who needs a refresher on basic computer “stuff”. This fun (and really useful) site includes around 50 video tutorials on topics like: copy & paste, change your background, attach a file to an email,  browse the web with tabs and so much more. All those things that your family and your library patrons often ask for help with! Brought to you by the folks at Google.
  • The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators – Looking for some new tools for use in your classroom? Or looking for ways to use tools you already love? Give this free ebook a read. Covers tool for elementary, middle & high school, social media tools for educators and more. Can’t wait to have time to look over all the ideas in this book. via: Free Technology for Teachers

There are teachers around the world who want to use technology in their classrooms, but they’re just not sure where to start. That’s why eleven prominent bloggers, teachers, and school administrators got together to create this free ebook. In this book there introductions to more than six dozen web tools for K-12 teachers.

  • Reading Levels in Google: Google now includes a reading level information for search results when you select that option from the advanced search screen.   Need information about a complex topic that is simple to read? Need more in depth information about a topic? This feature can help! Curious how it rates your own writing? Do a search for your site. Here’s mine: