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Michael Beutner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Instructional Technology
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Postal Address
Mike Beutner, Instructional Technology,
Strauss Hall 152,
College of Education and Human Development
University of Louisiana at Monroe
700 University Avenue  71209    USA


Office Phone/Voice Mail: (318) 342-3142
Office: Strauss Hall 152
Email : beutner@ulm.edu

Recommended Way To Send Email
When sending email related to a course, please include this in the subject line:

CORS4567FirstName LastName, YourTopic

Substitute "CORS" ("course") with the course letters and "4567" with the course number. Then, add your own first and last name and your own topic. This helps me to answer email MUCH more quickly!  
                       
Always contact me if you have any concerns!



Office Hours: Spring  2014
Dr. Mike Beutner, Strauss Hall 152 
Office Hours Printout:  Spring 2014  

CURR 2085 (60368) 8:00-9:15, T/Th, Strauss 151
EDFN 5024 (60440) Online.
EDIT 5028 (61496)
Online.
EDIT 6028 (61497) Online.
EDIT 6083 (62486) Online

Office number: (318) 342.3142    Note: If you leave a voice message, please say your phone number TWICE.

Monday:  
    11:15 - 11:45 AM; 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:  
   By confirmed appointment.
Wednesday11:15 - 11:45 AM; 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday:     2:00 - 5:00 PM
Friday:         By confirmed appointment.
These times are based on USA Central Time (CST).

(Additional optional lab sessions to supplement online courses are scheduled and confirmed in Moodle.)


Your Taskstream Account: Q&A
Q. What is "Taskstream"?
A. "Taskstream" is an online commercial serv
ice application (taskstream.com) for storing digital course content for certification purposes. In order to receive a course grade in the College of Education and Human Development, you need to have an active Taskstream account so that you can submit your eFolio for evaluation, for each course you take in the College of Education and Human Development.

Q. You mean that if I don't have a Taskstream account, I won't get a grade for the course?
A. That's correct. The course syllabus describes this requirement. If your Taskstream requirement is not satisfied, you can only get an "I" or a grade of "Incomplete".

Q. How do I get a Taskstream account?
A. It costs money. You can either order a subscription online at http://taskstream.com or purchase a subscription code from the ULM Bookstore. The cost averages out to about $5 per month.

Q. Do I need a Taskstream account for each of my courses?
A. You only need one active Taskstream account for all of your courses.

Q. When I get a Taskstream account, what do I need to do?
A. After you activate your Taskstream account, write down your login and password. Then, follow the instructions for registering your account by supplying the requested information. Finally, you need to "subscribe" to 2 programs using "program codes".

Q. That sounds complicated. Is there a visual tutorial for getting started with Taskstream?
A. Click on this link to view a visual tutorial about getting started with Taskstream. 

Q. Does the College maintain a webpage about Taskstream?
A. Yes. Here is the link to the webpage about Taskstream.


General Resources
Academic Search Complete Tutorials
These two different "visual document tutorials", created by students, describe how to access ULM's online research databases of thousands of peer-reviewed academic journal articles. The directions show how to access this valuable ULM resource remotely:

(Official) Login Directions For Off-Campus Access To ULM Library Databases

Visual Tutorial A
Visual Tutorial B
 
Academic Search Complete (a huge online database of academic journals) 

Finding Lesson Resources: An Example
This student-created example describes how visual descriptions can be used to provide familiarity with professional goals, like finding lessons online.

Example Of A Powerpoint Presentation Used At A Technology Conference
This Powerpoint presentation was used at a technology conference to demonstrate a "new way" to teach problem solving with technology.

eFolio Summary
This page summarizes strategies for creating an interactive electronic portfolio.

Accessing ULM Library Resources Online, From Off-Campus
http://www.ulm.edu/library/offcampus.html

Accessing Academic Search Complete
ULM offers excellent online databases of very useful information. Make sure you become very familiar with this resource! This excellent guide, developed by students, describes, step by step, how to use this very important research tool

Evaluating Web Pages
This Berkeley University Library site describes ways to evaluate websites. Related terms to consider: currency, credibility, accuracy, authority.
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html

Video: Capturing an Image
This video shows how to capture any portion of a screen display as an image that you can paste into Word, Powerpoint, or Excel.
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/flash/capture1/2005-22.html

Video: Getting Started With Powerpoint
This video will show you how to make a simple Powerpoint presentation.
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/ws/ppt/getting-started-with-powerpoint-12.html

Video: Using Microsoft Paint
This video demonstrates the features of Paint by drawing an apple before your eyes.
http://www.ulm.edu/~beutner/mm/apples/An-Apple-A-Day--Paint.avi

Audio: Reducing Calories (MP3)
This 3-minute audio "MP3" file (711K) from National Public Radio describes a way for kids to lose weight.
http://www.ulm.edu/~beutner/mm/mp3/calories-npr-03-06-2006.mp3 

Audio: Sample Music File (WAV)
This is a 20-second audio "WAV" file (910K) that you can use for experimentation.
http://www.ulm.edu/~beutner/mm/music.wav

Advanced Webpage Editing
Advanced users may be interested in creating internal hyperlinks, within one webpage. Here's how:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/ulm3/start.html

Jeopardy-Style Quiz Questions
Feel free to modify or adapt this Powerpoint file in any way you like to create a "Jeopardy quiz" for your class:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/ws/ppt/Interactive-Class-Quiz-11.ppt

Bingo Template
This is a wonderful way to use Excel to create Bingo games out of class content:
http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/kadkins/templates/bingo_master.xls


Trifold Template

Make a "trifold" pamphlet with this template:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/ppt/trifold.ppt

Interactive "About Me"

Edit this interactive Powerpoint file template:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/A/About-Me-Interactive-FirstName-LastName-01.ppt 

Interactive Menu Example

This Powerpoint file template demonstrates how to create an interactive menu example.
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/ppt/powerpoint-interactive-menu-11.ppt

For Graduate School

Want to improve your vocabulary? You might want to check this list of words used frequently in exams for graduate school admission:
http://www.testprepreview.com/vocabulary.htm

Class Name Tag
(No Photo)
This class name tag template may come in very handy in the future. You may use it freely.
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/285files/name-tag.ppt

Electronic Portfolio Template

This template, in Zip file format, contains a folder and 13 files. You need to "extract" the files to your USB flash drive.
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/zip/electronic-portfolio-template.7z

"Phishing"

Here's how to avoid many common scams with email:

http://www.ulm.edu/computingcenter/itsupport/bin/simple/main.cgi?ID=103


Sample Excel Grade Book

Here's a sample grade book that can be adapted for grading of a class:

http://ulm.edu/~beutner/A2/Gradebook-Group-Your_Group_Number.xls

Quality Cycle
AAAA Quality Cycle
Every improvement in quality or achievement involves an "iterative process" or "feedback loop" based on 4 interdependent and distinct steps. Every team that uses this model will become more effective in reaching its goals. Every school that uses the Quality Cycle will become a better place for students to learn and grow.

To simplify the process, substitute the words "plan", "organize", and "coordinate" with the single word "agree".  Consensus is the foundation for long-term systemic change.

Math For Young Learners
Here are wonderful math games for young learners of mathematics:

http://pbskids.org/games/math.html

Thousands Of Math Videos
This unusual site offers teachers thousands of standards-based videos on math.
http://www.tenmarks.com/tmother/teacher-index

Working Memory
This "breezy" blog article describes very succinctly how working memory works and what strategies are involved in enhancing learning.

Instructional Design, Simplified
This excellent resource describes the instructional design process very nicely.

Young Learners: Colors!
This interactive audio example demonstrates how young learners can read the words for colors by touching or clicking on objects to hear audio. (This online application was developed for use on interactive classroom boards.)

Last updated:   February  9, 2014  
http://ulm.edu/~beutner
About 
This webpage is a general resource storage area of online resources used in graduate and undergraduate Instructional Technology courses at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. "Storage area" is an accurate term.  Feel free to use and modify any resources that I've developed, without permission. To see the most recent version, click on the "refresh" or "reload" button in your browser menu.

Events In Louisiana: Mark Your Calendar!

Event Description Date
Do You Teach In A Louisiana High School? (February 14, 2014)
If so, please enter a student team, at no cost, to participate in the annual Louisiana High School Online Technology Challenge! This online event takes place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014! It will mark the 8th annual state-wide online high school competition in the great state of Louisiana. Every Louisiana high school is eligible to participate! Website:  http://ulm.edu/techchallenge/

The deadline for team registration is Thursday midnight, February 20, 2014. Registration is free thanks to sponsorship by CenturyLink. This competition is limited to the first 100 registered teams. 
February 14, 2014

Registration Deadline (Free)


Funding Opportunities, K-12 Classrooms, Schools, Districts
This is an actively updated list of grant funding sources sorted by application due date and by institution type for K-12 institutions in the United States.  http://thejournal.com/articles/list/grant-listings.aspx?=THE21

Trends In Instructional Technology
eJournal: Current Trends In Instructional Technology (2012, Beta)
Graduate students of the ULM Instructional Technology program produced this beta version eJournal to describe how technology trends can affect future instructional environments. With an emphasis on the potential of open-source applications, graduate students examine, consider, and evaluate dozens of types of technology applications that should be "on the radar" of teaching and eLearning professionals.

Instructional Design Best Practices
"Rapid eLearning" Tutorials In Instructional Design
This free website is one of the best sources for current professional practical tutorials of "best practices" in eLearning. You can access video tutorials designed for teachers and eLearning professionals to produce online interactive learning content. . Although this very popular website is supported by a software company called Articulate (Articulate sells GREAT but quite expensive software!), this site by Tom Kuhlman does cover MANY creative and interactive ways to use very popular software applications. You will be surprised what you can do with advanced applications of Powerpoint. This is an EXCELLENT compilation of advanced tutorials for developing practical online eLearning content. 

Webpage Template For Graduate Courses (Version: March 2012)
Here are website templates for graduate courses; you can edit a template with the free "Kompozer" HTML editor and and upload the folder to your ULM student website account with a free FTP application like "WinSCP". Edit a template to describe your best work in a graduate course of the online Instructional Technology program:
1. This is a "skeleton" (minimalized) webpage template, ready to edit:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/template/5678.zip

2. This webpage template includes visual directions for editing:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/template/Website-Template-With-Directions-March-2012.zip

Note: You'll need to "unzip" a "zip file" with a "zip" utility program.. Recommended: Use the free "7-Zip" zip file application.
Open Source Portable Publishing Kit  (Version 6, March 2012)
If you use Windows, this "portable publishing kit" contains "portable" applications that can run off your USB flash drive as a complete publishing kit. Download and "unzip" this 34.7 open source megabyte file. A "portable" application can run on nearly every PC without installation. This kit includes Kompozer, Audacity, WinSCP, MP3Gain, and CDex.

Document Template, Visual Project Proposal In Specific Graduate Courses
For specific graduate courses, use this document template to describe your class project as a proposal. Edit the document and include your own "cognitive map" that visually identifies 10 or so files that you will created for your intended project. By the end of the semester, you will upload this and your other files to your ULM student website account. Consider your proposal as a "blueprint" for creating an online interactive professional portfolio.

Plain Document Template For "A Visual Reflection Topic"
Use this document template for your assigned reflections. This format encourages the use of visual and active web-linked resources. Directions for "capturing" and "modifying the layout" of an image are included. Edit or adapt this template, as needed, and save it as your reflection.

Enhanced Document Template: "A Visual Reflection Topic With Cognitive Map"
Use this document template with cognitive map for your assigned reflections. A cognitive map is included. This format encourages visualizing whatever a teaching professional would be interested in. Directions for "capturing", "modifying the layout" of an image, and linking are included. Edit this template and save it as your reflection.

A Document Template For "A Visual Academic Paper" (With Bibliography)

Use this document template for a visual academic paper. This format encourages the use of visual and linked elements, including an optional "cognitive map". There is a section for a bibliography to list your references in APA format. APA guidelines are described and included in the bibliography section with sample entries.  (Revised.)

Project Proposal Template (Graduate Students)
Use this document template to describe your project proposal. Notice that you include a visual "cognitive map" to describe your key points.
In this template, describe your cited sources and link to your online resources in the reference section.

A Brief Grant Proposal 
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/assets/1-page-sample-proposal.doc
This is a sample 1-page successful grant proposal. Sometimes, being brief can be beneficial. The main point is to be clear and direct about the need, the benefits, the costs, how it will be accomplished, by whom, and when. 


Powerpoint Template 1  (Generic, With Navigation Arrows and Interactive Menu)
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/assets/Template---Generic-PPT--With-Menu-03.ppt
This generic template can be adapted for any type of Powerpoint presentation. The first slide includes an interactive menu. This template includes active links for "Previous", "Next", and "First Slide". Edit freely.

Powerpoint Template 2  (Visual Menu, With Navigation Arrows)
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/assets/Template--Visual-Menu-Powerpoint--01.ppt
This visual menu template can be adapted for very young learners. This template includes active links for "Previous", "Next", and "First Slide". Edit freely.

Powerpoint Template 3  (100% Visual Menu, Lesson Introduction, No Words, With Navigation Arrows, Link To An Online Video)
This 100% visual menu template can be adapted to introduce a lesson without words. It's particularly useful for very young learners. This template includes active links for "Previous", "Next", and "First Slide". Edit freely. As you display the images, ask questions and let students actively say what they feel or think. It's very possible to spend a minute or two on a single slide. Allow students to express themselves openly. Listen to what students say; this provides a very rich and accurate "probe" of what they already know... or don't know. Do not use this time for correcting mistakes or formal teaching. Just ask questions or provide encouraging comments; but, don't provide answers. Use this time to "prime the pump" and get all students focused and prepared for the lesson; students will get interested and curious if you let them communicate freely. Edit freely.

Powerpoint Template 4  (Generic Menu, Navigation Arrows, "Kiosk")
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/assets/Template--Visual-Menu-Powerpoint-Kiosk.ppt
This visual menu template has a generic menu and navigation arrows in "kiosk" mode; only clicks on active hyperlinks work. Edit freely.

Updated (May 4, 2013): This file now includes several tutorial slides to describe how to actively link to project files. In other words, this template file could be used as a Powerpoint-based eFolio


A Sample "Webquest" Assignment
This Powerpoint file describes a way for students to solve problems using a relevant example that can be solved with online information found by students working cooperatively. This example includes a sample math webquest.  (Special thanks to Dave Matthews for this resource!)

"About Me" Interactive Powerpoint Presentation (Kiosk Mode)
This interactive Powerpoint template includes editable topics with various types of hyperlinks.

Lesson Description Template
This Word document template can be used to describe a lesson of your choice. Refer to the Louisiana Department of Education online resources, as described in the included directions; links to online resources are provided.


Your Online Electronic Portfolio ("eFolio") 
Updated: Spring 2013:  
HTML Webpage "eFolio" Template
This eFolio template describes a project for a course called EDIT "6083". This online "electronic portfolio" example is by James Truxillo, a graduate student. (Thanks, James!) Consider it as a template that you may freely adapt.
      http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~truxiljs/6083/index.html

This is another example of a project created by an undergraduate Japanese student (Thanks, Nami!):
       http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~katohn/2085/2085efolio/
(Notice that there is a difference because the eFolio is "inside" of the folder called 2085efolio; the renamed folder contains all of the eFolio files and uses the SAME template..)

Notice that the eFolio design is very visual with active linked images that "light up" when the mouse rolls over them ("mouse rollovers"). You will find it includes "internal links" by using "anchors". Here is the organization of the eFolio template:
 
Click here to download this eFolio template as a "zipped file" (approximately 8.5 megabytes). After you "unzip" the template, use the free Kompozer HTML editor to edit the index.html file. Rename the folder name "6083" to an appropriate name. Then, use an "FTP" application to upload the entire folder (with included folders and files) to your personal ULM website account. The Internet address or "URL" will be:  
http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~
yourlogin/yourfoldername/index.html

Click here to view the detailed visual tutorial for editing and uploading the eFolio template as your own online eFolio.

Notice that the images used in the eFolio are "image captures" of project files; the image files are located in the img folder. Notice also that the actual project files are stored in the bin folder. Finally, notice that the images actively link to the project files. So, when someone clicks on an image of a project file, that particular online project file opens.

Common Questions About Your eFolio
Q. So, I replace the files in the "bin" folder with my own project files, right?
A. Right!  Copy your project files into the "bin" folder. Use simple file names (alphanumeric characters, no punctuation characters, all lowercase letters, with no spaces). 

Q. Is there something I can look over to get the "basics" for "uploading" files to my ULM website account?
A. Yes, there is something you can look at. Just click on the following link: The Basics: Uploading A File To Your ULM Student Website Account

Q. Then, I replace the image files in the "img" folder with my own "image captures" of my project files and saving them as image files in the "img" folder, right?
A. Right! You should have one image file of each of your project files; all of your image files should be in the img folder..

Q. Then, I do some editing of the index.html file with Kompozer, right?
A. Right! Insert your images into the HTML file. Then, link each image to that particular project file.

Q. Is there something I look over to get an idea how to use the free "Kompozer" HTML editor?
A. Sure! Click on this link: Advanced: Editing HTML With "Kompozer", A Free HTML Editor
(Note: The visual tutorial is older than this new eFolio template. Just keep that in mind when you see a link to download the old template.)

Q. When I'm finished, I upload the entire folder (using a folder name of my choice) to my ULM website account. Right?
A. Right! Your eFolio folder contains folders and files. When you use an "FTP" application, you can copy everything at once by "dragging the folder" into your online website account public_html folder.

Q. I forgot the name of the "server name". What is it?
A. When you want to upload your files to your online account, you need to specify the "server name". The name of the server for ULM student website accounts is  warhawks.ulm.edu  

Q. How can I view my eFolio on the Internet?
A. This is the "URL" of your your eFolio: 
       http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~yourlogin/yourfoldername/index.html
Just replace yourlogin with your ULM login and replace yourfoldername with the name of the eFolio folder.


Making An "Active Worksheet" (With File Template)
This visual tutorial shows how to make an "active worksheet" that you can use as a graded activity to support any classroom instruction with online resources: 
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/vid/active-worksheet/Active-Worksheet-Sugared-Drinks-03.html

This is the file template for the active worksheet described in the tutorial.
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/vid/active-worksheet/Active-Worksheet---Sugared-Drinks.ppt


Recommended FREE Software And Online Applications
Sophia
This free website is AMAZING. It is designed as an extremely easy-to-use teaching resource. Within a few minutes, you will see how elegant and effective this site provides focused attention on any learning objective. You can develop your own online content... easily. This resource has enormous potential to supplement any type of curriculum or training plan with easy-to-use and easy-to-develop resources. This application may become one of the most useful tools in eLearning for years to come. Very highly recommended!

Elementary Math Drills
Elementary Math interactive drills. Very useful. 

An AMAZING Website For Elementary Education: "Scootpad"
Words do not do justice for this comprehensive website called "Scootpad". You won't believe how this could free teachers up to teach! All interactive assessments are based on the Common Core for early grades. This is an AMAZING site for elementary education classes. 

Khan's Academy
For those poor souls "lost" in university math courses, there is help, indeed. This comprehensive series of math videos can help anyone follow the step-by-step mechanics for solving complex problems that appear on exams. Very highly recommended. Thanks to a major grant from the Gates Foundation, this site also offers outstanding videos for a number of new subject areas. Recently, a test preparation section was added for review of the SAT and ACT exams. And, if you want to get intimidated, take a look at an introduction to applied math in computer programming:  https://www.khanacademy.org/cs

Tumblr
If you are interested in creating a free "blog", this is the easiest way to do it. Highly recommended!

Diigo
You need to spend a few minutes with this FASCINATING free online application to see what it allows you to create, instantly: a composite of notes, images, and linkable sites in a variety of ways. In fact, it's difficult to describe what you can do. Highly recommended!

Print Friendly
Save printing costs! Create PDF files easily of online articles, with proper attribution of a copyrighted source by citing the online location. Eliminate printing needless clutter when using online sources. This resource saves trees!


doowikis.com
This is an amazing and free resource that you can use to add a wiki on your own webpage. There is no simpler or easier wiki. It is possible to create a dynamic single page classroom newsletter in which different students create and add content to various categories... easily!


7-ZIP
A utility for "zipping" and "unzipping" so-called "ZIP files". A ZIP file both compresses and stores any number of folders and files as a single file.  Verdict: This is an easy-to-use utility for opening and making "ZIP" files.

Tuxpaint
A great painting application for young children. This is a highly recommended application. Verdict: A winner!

AT Notes
A wonderful utility for putting "sticky notes" on your computer, including messages with alarms. 

Stickies
This is another excellent "sticky notes" application for your computer.  You can leave messages with alarms. 

Kompozer
This application allows you to edit HTML files. Verdict: This application is as useful as software that costs hundreds of dollars.

WINscp FTP
An "FTP" utility, this application allows you to "upload" or copy files from your computer to your online ULM website account.  Verdict: Powerful and effective.

Filezilla FTP
This is an "FTP" utility for both PCs and Macs.

GeoGebra
This is an AMAZING and free application that can completely replace handheld mathematical graphing calculators. Very highly recommended! Here is an interactive visual example made with GeoGebra that combines the concepts of a regression equation, the slope of a line, and the y-intercept. 

Your Own Math Quizzes: "That Quiz"
This site offers you a way to make free quizzes in math and geography. Highly recommended.

Mind Mapping Software: bubbl.us
This is a free application to create "mind maps" made up of connected "bubbles". It's very easy to organize and conceptualize your ideas with this free online application. Once you create your "mind map", you can "export" it as as a .jpg image and use it any Word or Powerpoint file.

"Get Things Done" Application
This is a an extremely easy to use free online application to keep your lists of things to do. You can create your own categories and move items from category to category. Set up your free account in minutes.  It's very simple and straightforward.

NirvanaHQ
This is the most powerful and useful "getting things done" (GTD) software application available. Highly recommended.  This software closely follows the guidelines of David Allen who authored the productivity bestselling book called Getting Things Done. There is a free version available.

Pivot Stickfigure
This is a free application to create animated "stick figures". Let your creative juices flow! You can easily create and save an animation as an "animated gif" file.

Paint.net
This free software is quite powerful for editing images. It can do nearly anything that Photoshop can do; and that's saying a lot. A steep learning curve should be anticipated. Highly recommended.

Synthesized Speech Audio Files
When you type in text, a synthesized voice "reads" your text. You have the option of saving the audio file as a "WAV" file.

Audacity Audio Editor:  (This Download Includes The "Codec" File For Creating MP3 Files.)
Simplified,  "Audacity" is an amazingly powerful free audio editor. With this application, you can do very sophisticated recording and editing of audio files. There is also a free version for the Mac. (If you use the link above, you can install Audacity on your computer with the mp3 "codec" file.)

A Wiki Application: SpringNote
This is a remarkable wiki that allows groups to create and publish online projects.

Capture An Active Window That Has Been Resized With "Sizer"
"Sizer" allows you to change the size of an active window to any dimensions that you specify. This may be very useful when you create visual tutorials and you want each window/image to be the same in size.  So, after you resize a window, you can capture that active window by pressing down on the "Alt" key as you tap on the "Print Screen" key of your keyboard. This allows you to capture the active window. With this application, you can create exact sizes of just the images you want to capture in a visual tutorial.

Quizlet
This free website allows you to create full-featured interactive quiz/flashcards with audio capabilities. Here is an example of an "embedded quizlet application" in a blank HTML file:  http://ulm.edu/~beutner/quizlet/quizlet-01.html   This visual tutorial shows how you can "embed" a quizlet into a blank HTML page, step by step... and then... upload the HTML file to your ULM student website account. Very highly recommended.

Timelines
This website allows you to create visual timelines of events. If you plan to teach history, you should definitely take a look at this very interesting resource.

Cartoonster
Every interested in simple animation? This may be of interest to you.

Math Trainer
This is a very good way to remediate math skill deficiencies.

ClassZone
Created by a publisher, this website is designed to supplement its textbooks at the Middle School and High School levels for Math, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, and World Languages. The interactive technology activities are surprisingly varied, excellent, and free.


Avoid Copyright Issues! Use These Free Applications!
Source Of Free Legal Music: Jamendo
"Jamendo" is a website that allows you to download free music legally from original artists living around the world. The audio files that you can download are in mp3 format.

Source Of Free Legal Photos: Photopin
Use "open source" images for any educational use without any copyright worries by searching from "Photopin" for any images you like. This website then does searches on royalty free repositories of free images. As long as you don't sell anything, you can use any of these images freely without copyright concerns for you or your students.   

Creating Web-sourced Formatted Articles: Print Friendly
Save printing costs! Create PDF files easily of online articles with proper attribution of a copyrighted source... without the many pages of ads. Also, "Print Friendly" automatically provides a linked reference citation to make any articles you create... and share with students... legal. This site effectively eliminates clutter when using online sources that provide articles about new topics by allowing you to save any article without the added advertising or menu structures. Use this to save money... and trees!

Cite Your Sources: Online Bibliography Organizer
The free "Bibme" online application compiles any copyrighted sources into a formatted bibliography entry, ready for any bibliography. When you need to create a bibliography in APA, MLA,Chicago, or Turabian formats, use this! (Thanks to Mona Oliver for her tip about this great application!) This is highly recommended.


Interactive Audio Online Content
It's possible to use free tools to create interactive online audio content. Here is a working example:
http://www.ulm.edu/aceadventures/03/index.html

Any content, for any grade level, can be created by anyone using free software editing tools. 

Tutorials: Core Skills
Capturing An Image: Presentation, Handout, And A Video
1. This Powerpoint presentation shows how to make a visual 1-slide Powerpoint tutorial that describes how to "capture" an image. (We will use this strategy a great deal during the semester.)
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/tt/TT-Capture-Image-Paint-Handout.ppt

2. This is a 1-slide Powerpoint handout for "capturing" an image.

3. This video tutorial describes how to "capture" an image using the traditional Paint program:    http://ulm.edu/~beutner/flash/capture1/2005-22.html

3. This 1-slide tutorial describes how to save a "captured image" as an image file. using the traditional Paint program: http://ulm.edu/~beutner/2010/Capture-Image--Save-As-Image-File-Guide.ppt

Using ZIP Files

ZIP files are containers of compressed files and folders for easy distribution. This video tutorial shows you how to "zip" and "unzip" "ZIP" files.
[Put a video tutorial here...]

Zip files are used to save multiple files and folders in a single compressed file. Here's an example of a Zip file that contains a number of photos:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/zip/jump-photos.zip


Core Skills Resources
Online Tutorials From Microsoft
You can learn practically anything from these Microsoft-produced tutorials:
Online Microsoft Training
These training tutorials cover Word, Powerpoint, Excel and other Microsoft applications. Verdict: Very, very useful.

Sample Templates
About Me
Use this file to create an "Interactive About Me" Powerpoint presentation. The links allow you to move back and forth using "hyperlinks":
Open or download the Powerpoint file template.

Interactive Powerpoint
Use this template to create an interactive Powerpoint presentation:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/c/About-Me-Interactive-FirstName-LastName-01.ppt

Evaluating Websites (1)
Use this file to evaluate websites that support your identified lesson:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/c/website-evaluation-0-firstname-lastname.doc

How To Evaluate Websites (2)
This is a useful resource for evaluating websites:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html

Sample Newsletter
Feel free to use and adapt this newsletter template, designed for a unit of instruction. Notice that you can edit many features by copying, pasting, and editing. Also, you can select "objects" and use the CTRL key and the up, down, left, and right keyboard arrow keys to "move" the object exactly where you like.
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/template/My_Unit_Newsletter-FirstName-LastName-CORS456-ThisSemester-ThisYear.doc

"Active Worksheet"
This template is a sample "active worksheet". An active worksheet is a powerful tool for incorporating technology. In this example, website credibility is addressed. Students access websites easily and type their answers on the sheet.  This is a very highly recommended technique that can be applied for any type of curriculum .
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/A2/fact-or-fiction-07.ppt

Excel Gradesheet

An Excel gradesheet template, this file includes a checklist:
http://www.ulm.edu/~beutner/285/files/FirstName-LastName-Class-Gradebook--04.xls

An Audio/Visual Example:  Zoo Animals
This web page is a simple example of interactive reinforcement of the names of 6 zoo animals using clickable audio:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/zoo/

Powerpoint: Audio
Sample Multimedia Powerpoint (with clickable audio)
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/template/ABC-21.ppt

Powerpoint: Interactive Audio
Identical Sample Multimedia Powerpoint (with clickable audio) Using PPS
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/template/ABC-21.pps


Powerpoint: Advanced
Sample Powerpoint: Maps/Legends (use of simple effects)
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/template/Map-Legends.ppt

Powerpoint: Advanced
Sample Powerpoint: The "ULM interactive learning model". (use of motion)



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I was absent. What should I do?
Is there a special preference for sending you email?
What should I do if I miss a deadline for handing in an assignment?
I have a question about my online course grades listed in Moodle. What should I do?
Do I really need to purchase Taskstream?
Is a Taskstream account absolutely required?

How do I "download" a file?
How do I get my ULM email account?
I lost my syllabus. How do I get another copy?
Is attendance important?
Do I need to purchase a "USB storage device"?
What happens if I lose all of my work?
Can I copy and modify files from this website in any way I like for my own use?
How do "bytes" represent data?
Where can I find sample tutorial lessons for students taking the LEAP test?
What are some sample questions on the LEAP test?
Where can I find ideas for developing content for my classes?
Is there a great book to help me when I teach my own classes?
Is there a wonderful and free resource that I should consider reading?


I was absent. What should I do?
If you are absent for a face-to-face class, immediately do this:
You will receive an email reply from your instructor. By doing this, you will not be penalized if you hand in your late assignment within a week.


What should I do if I miss a deadline for handing in an assignment?
Deadlines for assignments are announced well in advance. When you contact your instructor AND receive a reply from your instructor that excuses you, you are expected to complete a late assignment within one week. Late assignments will NOT BE GRADED without an email confirmation from your instructor; all ungraded assignments will count as a "zero".  

1. If you missed a deadline for an assignment, send your instructor an email message as soon as possible. Notice that your instructor has a preference for receiving email, as described directly below. Only use your warhawks email account, as specified by ULM policy.
2. Include the description and the deadline date of the missed assignment.
3. You will receive an email reply from your instructor. That email message will state that you have the opportunity to resubmit a late file on Moodle during the Midterm Exam; this allows you to receive partial or full credit for submission.
4. If your excuse is health-related, keep the original doctor's excuse and be prepared to provide a copy, if requested. Accommodations will be made and stated in email communication.
5. NEVER send a late assignment by email as a file attachment. Your instructor's email account is full. 
Re-Submitting Files On Moodle During Midterm Exam
You will have the opportunity to re-submit any late EXCUSED files during the Midterm Exam. This will be announced during the Midterm Exam.So, if you received an excuse from your instructor, you will get partial or full credit.

So...
Late assignments will NOT be graded unless you promptly notify your instructor and receive a reply. Any delayed requests for grading late assignments near the end of the semester will NOT and CANNOT be granted.      

Common Questions
Q. I submitted my file by attaching it to a forum post! Doesn't that count?
A. No. In order to receive a grade, you need to find the "assignment page"; all links to "assignment pages" are found on the main page of the Moodle course. At the bottom of an assignment page, you will see an image like this that provides visual directions for uploading your file directly to Moodle:



Q. If I didn't upload my file like this on Moodle, what happens?
A. Make sure that you upload your file on Moodle, as shown with the image above. Unless you submit your work on Moodle, you won't get any credit for that assignment.

Q. After I upload my file to Moodle, can I access that file?
A. Yes. After you upload your file successfully on Moodle, you will find an active link to your file near the bottom right of the "assignment page".

Q. If I want to make changes before the deadline, can I submit again?
A. Yes. Your latest submission will be uploaded, replacing your previous file. Just do this before the assignment deadline 

Q. If I contact my instructor and receive an excuse, can I re-upload my file on Moodle during the Midterm Exam?
A. Yes. You will get either partial or full credit, as stated in the email from your instructor.


Is there a special preference for sending email to your instructor?
Yes! Please use (and adapt) the following bold text in the "subject" line of your email message whenever you send an email to your instructor, using your warhawks.ulm.edu email account:


     CORS4567, YourFirstName YourLastName, YourEmailTopic

     Please substitute "CORS4567" with the appropriate "course" and course number. Include your name and a description of your topic.

1. Doing this makes it much easier to respond to your email without delay. Your instructor teaches many courses and gets a LOT of email! By including this information to your subject line, you will receive a quick response to your email message regarding any course and any issue. So, use a very clear subject in your email.

2. My email address is  beutner@ulm.edu

3. ULM policy dictates that you only use your ULM "warhawks" email account address

4. Use complete sentences that start with capital letters and end in periods. Avoid using informal "texting" English.  Please spell check your email and check your grammar. Why? This is a minimum professional expectation for written communication. 


I have a question about my online course grades listed in Moodle. What should I do?
If you have any questions about grades posted in Moodle, please contact the GA for the course directly by email. You will receive a prompt reply. Please note that many assignments are on a 25 point scale. 


Do I really have to purchase Taskstream? Is it absolutely required?
Yes, you do. This is REQUIRED. This requirement is described in the syllabus. Every student taking any course offered by the College of Education is required to have an active Taskstream account. You need just one Taskstream account for all of your courses. The Taskstream account is an online storage location for evaluation of your finalized class "signature piece" described by your electronic portfolio. Every Education student is required to submit "signature piece files" with a Taskstream account.. 

You can purchase a subscription to Taskstream at the ULM Bookstore or online from: http://taskstream.com
For information regarding setting up your Taskstream account, please refer to this page: http://www.ulm.edu/cehd/taskstream.html  
The requirement for submitting your signature piece on Taskstream is a College of Education policy. Every student taking a course in the College is required to do this.


How do I "download" a file?
"Download" means to copy an online file to your computer. To "download" a file:

How do I access my ULM email account?
You can access your ULM email account when you log into your myULM account. Your ULM email account provides many free features. "Zimbra" allows you to send email from any computer. It also provides online storage of files. Your ULM email account includes a personal website, if you choose to use it.  If you don't know the login and password of your email account, contact Computer Support Services.


I lost my syllabus for the course. How do I get another copy?
You will find the syllabus for the course online in Moodle. You will be able to print out the syllabus in any ULM lab. 


Is attendance important?
Yes. Attendance is a professional disposition and it is part of the grade for this course; you may regard this as "Professional Points". If you want to succeed in any profession, you should be prepared to be consistently punctual.

If you miss a face-to-face class, it is your responsibility to keep up. During the course, there will be many graded in-class assignments that contribute to your final grade. There will be no opportunity to make up these assignments without a timely and valid excuse. For online courses, all assignments will be announced in advance. Even WITH a valid excuse, you are expected to make up any late work within one week.

For all online courses, participation is both expected and required.

In online courses, you are expected to post at least 100 times during the semester; this is worth 10% of the course grade.


Do I need to purchase a "USB storage device"?
You really should buy a USB flash drive. Every student who has purchased a USB flash drive has said that it was "indispensable".  A USB storage device is a dependable data storage device that you can use for all of your courses, including "backing up" your files. 

Practically any USB storage device can store all of your work for all of your courses at ULM. The only problem with a USB flash drive is that is easy to lose. Make sure you copy all of your work to a computer at home to serve as a "backup" of your work. If you don't make a backup, you risk having to do all of your assignments all over again. Please read the next question.


What happens if I lose all of my work?
If you lose any of your work, FOR ANY REASON, you will be expected to do everything all over again. Please note that it is possible that you may lose your USB storage device with all of your work.  Yes, it does happen. It really does happen. And, it could happen to you.

During the semester, "back up" or copy your work often on your email account, or on Taskstream. This serves as a backup of your work. Yes, you should back up all of your work at least every week. It only takes a minute or so. Even if you lose your USB storage device, you will be able to recover nearly all of your current work by copying your backup files. Backing up your data is a REQUIREMENT in all courses.


Can I copy and modify files from this website in any way I like for my own use?
The files you find on this website created by Dr. Beutner may be freely modified for your own use, without restriction. You are encouraged to use and modify any of these files as you like! No permission is required.


How do bytes represent data?
Bytes represent, universally, 128 symbols, based on "ASCII" codes. Here's the chart, in decimal, binary, and hexadecimal:
http://www.ulm.edu/~beutner/285/files/ASCII.html

"bit" = "binary data"
8 bits = 1 byte
1,024 bytes = 1 kilobyte ("KB" or "K")
1,024 kilobytes = 1 megabyte
1,024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte

A CD-ROM can hold between 640 to 700 megabytes or 0.64 to 0.7 gigabytes.
A typical DVD can hold about 4.7 gigabytes.


Where can I find sample tutorial lessons for students taking the LEAP test?
Here is a superb online resource that is part of the Louisiana Department of Education. This site includes numerous tutorial lessons to help students prepare for the LEAP test. You will find Language Arts and Mathematics tutorial lessons for 4th and 8th graders here:
http://www.louisianaschools.net/topics/leap_resources.html
Feel free to use the many tutorial lessons to help you generate ideas for making appropriate technology applications in the classroom!
Note: This website link has changed due to the adoption of Common Core standards! If you know where it has moved, please let me know.


What are some sample tutorials on the LEAP test?
Here are some sample tutorials for students taking the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program test (LEAP).
http://www.louisianaschools.net/topics/leap_tutoring_lessons.html
Note: This website link has changed due to the adoption of Common Core standards! If you know where it has moved, please let me know.


Where can I find ideas for developing content for my classes?
This is an exceptional site for developing ideas about creating content for classes:
http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/ssa/currichome.html
Note: This website link has changed due to the adoption of Common Core standards! If you know where it has moved, please let me know.


Is there a great book to help me when I teach my own classes?
Yes, there is. Please consider reading the book The First Days of School by Harry Wong, published by Harry K. Wong Publications. This is a wonderful book that shows how to establish a productive learning environment throughout your career. This book will make it possible for you to systematically prepare for a successful day when you meet your first class of students. I highly recommend this book.


Is there a wonderful and free resource that I should consider reading?
Yes, there is.  Here is a free resource called What Works in Classroom Instruction. This is an amazing resource. It describes the 9 most effective teaching strategies for affecting student achievement.  

This is a a highly-regarded federal study commissioned by the federal Department of Education that outlines "the 9 most effective teaching strategies for enhancing student achievement". Based on over 100 studies involving over 4,000 control groups. the study examined "what really works" and summarizes the most comprehensive and rigorous meta-analysis of effect sizes for documented effective teaching strategies. In other words, it details the most effective and "scientifically proven" ways to enhance student achievement. The effect sizes of these 9 strategies range from 1.61 to 0.59.

The book is:
Marzano, R. J., Gaddy, B. B., & Dean, C. (2000). What works in classroom instruction. Aurora, CO: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning.  You can download the free 180-page PDF document/book. These strategies have been shown to significantly boost achievement and learning, for any type of course.



Some Favorite Educational Websites

Spelling City
Students can learn how to spell words using this highly focused website. Although based on systematic reinforcement, this site does achieve its purpose. 
http://www.spellingcity.com/

Starfall
This is a surprisingly interesting and useful learning site. 
http://www.starfall.com/

PBS TeacherSource
This is a comprehensive Website for teachers:
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/

PBS Kids
A wonderful resource area with plenty of educational games:
http://pbskids.org/

PBS Main Website
This site contains hundreds of thousands of pages:
http://www.pbs.org/

NPR Main Website
This is the main site for National Public Radio:
http://www.npr.org/

Discovery Channel
http://www.discovery.comhttp://school.discovery.com/

MarcoPolo For Teachers
http://www.marcopolo-education.org/

Learning Page For Teachers
This Library of Congress resource is designed for teachers , especially those teaching American History.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/index.html

Sites For Teachers
This is a list of links of resources for teachers:
http://www.sitesforteachers.com/

Education World
This site has a little bit of everything for teachers:
http://www.education-world.com/

Virtual Math Manipulatives
Can math be fun and interactive? Yes.
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/vlibrary.html

Electronic Examples For Math
This uses interactive examples to illustrate points in math:
http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/

NCTM Illuminations
This is a wonderful set of examples in manipulating objects to convey a concept:
http://illuminations.nctm.org/

Exploratorium for Science
http://www.exploratorium.edu/

The Science Learning Network
http://www.sln.org/http://cnets.iste.org/teachers/t_stands.html

National Geographic For Teachers
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/

Teach-nology
This is a technology integration resource for teachers:
http://www.teach-nology.com/

History Topics For Teachers
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/social_history.htm

Web English Teacher
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/

Health For Children
http://kidshealth.org/kid

Dave's ESL Cafe
http://cnets.iste.org/teachers/t_stands.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/

Educational Games: K - 3
http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/gooeyhome.html

Arts Education
http://www.nga.gov/education/index.shtm

Interactive Physics Examples
http://www.falstad.com/mathphysics.html
http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/home.html

Learning Science And Math With "Gizmos"
This is a commercial site but the sample applications are first-class.
http://www.explorelearning.com/

Secret of the Seas
An interesting website that allows young students to explore life under the sea, interactively.
http://www.secretsatsea.org/

To Excel in the Classroom is Elementary
This is an excellent resource for using Excel appropriately in the classroom. You'll find many, many great ideas about projects that help students to visualize data, an important component of "deep understanding".
http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/kadkins/spreadsheet.ht

NOVA Science Now
This is a superb science website, complete with video clips and transcripts of the television series.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/

Prentice Hall Algebra 1
This site provides supplementary instruction for an Algebra 1 curriculum including quizzes and activities.
http://phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.gotoWebCode&wcprefix=aek&wcsuffix=0099

National Association for Music Education
This site was recommended by a student majoring in Music Education:
http://www.menc.org/

Louisiana Mathematics Resources
http://www.louisianaschools.net/lde/saa/1488.html
http://www.louisianaschools.net/lde/saa/1924.ht

A Sample 1-Page Grant Proposal
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/2008/video-proposal.doc

How To Make Online Content More Interesting
Although this excellent slide show provides a corporate perspective for training with digital content, you can definitely apply these principles to any type of educational content to enhance and encourage learning:
http://www.slideshare.net/CathyMoore/dump-the-drone-easy-steps-to-livelier-elearning

21st Century Skills Map
http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/documents/21st_century_skills_english_map.pdf

iSkills Assessment
This assessment by ETS is designed to measure new technology application skills.

Video Tutorials For Making An Engaging Powerpoint Presentation
These video tutorials show how to create an engaging Powerpoint presentation by providing important points about presentations in general. Although Powerpoint 2007 is used, the skills are similar in previous Powerpoint versions. The principles of effective presentation are identical.
http://www.articulate.com/community/blogdemo/dronereview/player.html

You can briefly view a video slide show made from the Powerpoint presentation:
http://blog.cathy-moore.com/2008/01/dump-the-drone-available-for-download/

Free Audio Files
Part of the Creative Commons Project, this site provides a database of free sound files:
http://www.freesound.org/

Free Music Files
This website provide legal and unlimited music downloads direct from artists, without fees.
http://www.jamendo.com/en/

Free Music For Remix
Remix music with this website of free music clips:I have a question about my online course grades listed in Moodle. What should I do?
http://ccmixter.org/

Synthesized Speech And Audio Files From Text
When you type in text, a synthesized voice "reads" your text. You have the option of saving the audio file.
http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

Slide Show Tutorial For Making Presentations Better (Excellent)
http://www.slideshare.net/CathyMoore/5-ways-to-make-linear-navigation-more-interesting

A Commercial Website
What do you think about this commercial website?
http://www.learning.com/

Brainpop.com
Brainpop is an engaging website dealing with many educational topics.
http://www.brainpop.com/

Readinga-z.com
This commercial website contains a wealth of reading material for early readers, including examples of many children's books covering phonemic awareness, vocabulary development, and fluency.  Check the examples of various books for ideas about appropriate content for leveled reading materials:
http://www.readinga-z.com/book/leveled-books.php


Excel Video Tutorials
Creating a classroom seating chart, in Excel.
Advanced: Using the "If" Function 
Advanced: Tips, Form Creation



Interactive Audio Examples Under Development As Open Source Software 
New: The Copperpod Tree
This is an example of excellent audio narrated by Chuck Brown, a professional announcer, to accompany a short story authored by Nadine D'Souza called "The Copperpod Tree": 
http://www.ulm.edu/aceadventures/2012/d2/

New: The North Wind And The Sun
This is an example of an international student from Japan called "Keiko" who created a short adapted Aesop's fable called "The North Wind And The Sun". Keiko created images that accompany the narration:  http://www.ulm.edu/~beutner/2012/01/
  

First 50 Sight Words With Audio
All readers need to learn the first 50 "sight words", the most frequent words in English. Move your mouse over the words and click to hear audio. Click on the image below to view the file:
Click to view.
Interactive Audio Story:  "A Great Morning In Louisiana" 
Move your mouse over any sentence and then click to hear audio. To hear the entire story, click on the image. To pause audio, click on the red pause button.
Click to view.
Visual Vocabulary: Interactive Audio With "Rollover Images", Zoo Animals
Directions: Move your mouse over small images (tiger, lion, giraffe, hippo, bison, bear) to see larger images with vocabulary text. Click to hear audio. 
Click to view.
Interactive Audio Sentences For Young Readers: "My Friend, Ace"
Click on a sentence to see and hear very simple sentences.
http://ulm.edu/aceadventures/01/story01/index.html

Interactive Audio For Young Readers: "Ace's New Computer"
Click on a sentence to see and hear very simple sentences.
http://www.ulm.edu/aceadventures/01/story02/index.html

Interactive Audio: Emergent Reading ("Ten Boxes" Visual Prototype Template)
For very young readers, this very basic example includes the numbers from 1 to 10 with a few simple sight words in repetitive sentences. Click to hear audio. Every elementary teacher could use this!
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/flowers/index.html

This "SnagIt" file template is used to create "ten boxes" that contain sentences:
   http://ulm.edu/~beutner/flowers/templates/Template-Fllowers-Boxes_400x50.snag
This "SnagIt" file template is used to create ten large "rollover" images::
   http://ulm.edu/~beutner/flowers/templates/Template-Fllowers-Rollover_560x500.snag
"Snagit" is an image capture and image editing application that can be downloaded for a 60-day trial from http://techsmith.com


Working template for "ten boxes" that describes the process of "rollovers":
   http://ulm.edu/~beutner/RO/10-boxes/index.html
You can download this "ten boxes template". The "zip file" contains all of the files in the working example.
   http://ulm.edu/~beutner/RO/10-boxes/10-boxes-Interactive-Audio-Template.zip
(After you download this zip file, you'll need to "unzip" it using a "zip file application".)


Interactive Audio: Transportation Vocabulary For Young Readers (Visual Prototype Template)
This working example/prototype provides interactive "visual cues" with optional audio feedback for these transportation words: "airplane, bike, boat, bus, cable car, car, taxi, and train".
Directions: Click on the link below and then move your mouse over any of the images. To hear audio, just click.
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/transportation/index.html


Interactive Audio: Preparing For An Emergency (Prototype Template Based On An "Image Map")
This link provides a choice of two audio-enabled pages (sentences and vocabulary) related to the theme of emergency preparation:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/emergency/
These examples are prototypes for a template design that could be used by teachers to author original interactive online audio resources.
Teachers will be able to use this Powerpoint template and their own mp3 audio files to create educational audio applications. 

Note: The examples of interactive audio were developed at ULM as open source applications with open source tools. It is a goal to make this technology as widespread as possible by publishing easy-to-modify file templates, application examples, guides, video tutorials, collections of easy-to-share audio stories, and related academic applications. We seek support for enabling any teacher to create interactive online audio learning applications.

Q. Might this be a foundation for enhancing literacy in Louisiana... and the USA?
A. Yes! It may be possible for teachers to create "online interactive audio resources" that could make a difference in instilling a love of reading by eliminating the chance of failure. Instead of "giving up", learners can use audio feedback to continue reading.

Q. Can this technology be adapted for any reading level, in any language, without cost?
A. Yes,  yes, and...  yes.

Q. How is this technology different from "text-to-speech" computer applications?
A. This technology is very different from "text-to-speech" applications because specialized (and possibly very expensive software!) does not need to be installed on computers. Instead, the links above will work on the Internet immediately, on practically any computer, in any school, without cost. It just works. Instead of playing synthesized audio, learners hear recorded audio files; the sound quality of recorded audio is much more natural and reflects regional intonation and variety... ya'all. 

Q. So, can anyone record mp3 audio files with free editing software like "Audacity"?
A. Yes.

Q. Can I adapt, edit, and distribute these files without restriction?
A. Yes. This is an "open source" resource. You are free to share, modify, and create whatever applications you like using these resources. All of the source files are available; see directly below. 

Q. Are you looking for financial support from a corporation, foundation, or other source to develop, what will become, a free educational online interactive educational resource designed by teachers for school reading programs in the Mississippi Delta region, for young struggling readers?
A. Yes! If you are aware of an opportunity to present a proposal for support, please call 318-342-3142.


Linked Text/Image Rollover/Interactive Audio

This working example combines linked text, rollover images, and clickable interactive audio to describe these basic words to very young readers:
me, eye, mouth, nose, chin, face, hair, neck, head, and cheek.
 
Directions: Click on the link directly below to open the application. Then, move your mouse over the text links to see images; click to hear audio.
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/RO/me/index.html
You can download and "unzip" the "source code" files for this working example:  http://ulm.edu/~beutner/RO/me/source-code-me.zip


Linked "Image Mapping"/Image Rollover/Interactive Audio
This working example demonstrates the use of "mapped coordinates" of an image to provide interactivity. When a student moves over a number marker, an image appears; by clicking on the number, audio plays immediately. This is designed for young readers, using a static image to provide context.

Directions: Click on the link directly below to open the application. Then, move your mouse over the image. Click to hear audio.
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/RO/elephant/index.html
You can download and "unzip" the "source code" files for this working example:  http://ulm.edu/~beutner/RO/elephant/elephant.zip

Alternate Method: "Embedded Compressed Audio" in Powerpoint Slides
It's possible to create very high quality interactive audio-enabled resources with Powerpoint by modifying the original mp3 audio files with the open-source application called "CDex" to modify the internal file header of an mp3 file. As a result, easy-to-create learning applications can be created by any teacher, just using Powerpoint and mp3 audio files! Here are three examples language learning applications for French and Mandarin Chinese:

An intermediate French Example:
http://ulm.edu/~cmichaelides/102/102-8b.pps

Basic Chinese Examples:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/2011/Chinese-01.ppt

http://ulm.edu/~beutner/2011/Chinese-20.ppt

Recently Created By ULM Students:
Max Learns To Share Max Learns To Count Max Asks For Help Max Goes To School
Max And Patty Visit The Zoo A Playful Puppy The Old Oak And The Evergreen Nanuk And The Penguin
Poki The Turtle Wiggles, The Farmer, And The Worm Baby Moses Moses Grows Up
Moses Frees His People The Ant And The Grasshopper (1) Little George And The Apple Orchard The Ant And The Grasshopper (2)
The Crow And The Pitcher The Fox And The Grapes The Fox And The Stork The Town Mouse And The Country Mouse
Get Along Song Self Concept Song Managing Me Song Review Again Song
Positive Action Song



This is only a partial list! Eventually, these resources will be listed as a free public website for schools! We are seeking support!


















Just For Fun
Music
Listen to the singing horses.  This is a Flash application. 
http://www.dennyweb.com/flash/singinghorses02.swf

African Music, Interactive
This interactive Flash animation allows you to mix music components together in an entertaining and educational way:
http://aviarts.com/demos/flash/abadjarhythm/index.html

Interactive Piano (Based on Java)
http://www.pianoworld.com/fun/javapiano/javapiano.htm

Making Puzzles
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/chooseapuzzle.html

Sample Interactive Puzzles
These are "executable puzzle files" that only work on computers that are running Microsoft Windows. Each puzzle is nearly a megabyte in size. Can you put these interactive ULM puzzles together? (Note, use the right mouse button to rotate a piece.)
http://ulm.edu/aceadventures/play.html

Hard To Categorize: Fund Raising: Getting Technology For Your Classroom
With a  "Digital Wish" on this non-profit website, you can ask donors to make your wish for technology come true.
http://www.digitalwish.com/

Creating a Simple Crossword Puzzle (Template)
You can use this very simple file template to create a crossword puzzle for a lesson, with this Excel file:
http://ulm.edu/~beutner/template/crossword-puzzle-20.xls
Directions: Copy and paste cells as needed. 


Miscellaneous
ULM Faculty Website Template
ULM faculty and staff can download this zip file containing template files for a website. Click here to view an example of an unedited ULM faculty website.


Drawing An Animated Stick Figure
This free software allows you to create an animated stick figure.
Free Software Download: Pivot Stick Figure (Wikipedia description with download link)

Sudoko
Sudoko is a great way to exercise your brain. Do you enjoy challenging puzzles?
Sudoku online puzzles are educational!

Create An Audio WAV File Easily
This website allows you to type in text that is converted to synthesized sound. You can easily save the file as a WAV audio file. 
 http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

Great Powerpoint Resources
Jefferson County (Tennessee) School Website With Great Powerpoint Resources

Great Powerpoint Resources
This is a surprisingly interesting resource for... best thinking!
http://www.bestthinking.com/

An Online Stopwatch 
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/full-screen-stopwatch/


Unsorted...

http://questgarden.com/ is called "Webquests for Teachers"

http://www.edheads.org/

http://www.mhschool.com/science/2002/student/index.html









More Lists Of Links To Educational Resources

Instructional Technology (
The following 20 blogs and their brief descriptions are copied verbatim from http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2011/07/13/20-best-blogs-in-instructional-technology/ )

Thanks to Lauren Brownell for this information!
  1. Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch: Kathy Schrock posts several times each month with insightful perspectives on the application of educational technology. Information about conferences, contests, and other valuable resources are provided.
  2. Teachers Teaching Teachers: Meta! This webcast and blog, courtesy of WorldBridges, targets educators hoping to infuse the latest technologies into their classroom. Plenty of videos, vblogs, webcasts and other multimedia illustrate all the latest trends and techniques.
  3. 2 Worth: David Warlick dissects education on the whole, but instructional technology certainly plays an integral role in his postings. Yes, even when he ruminates on how it may not necessarily offer up as many solutions as fellow bloggers and teachers claim.
  4. NCS-Tech: Students in all age brackets benefit from the innovative, creative ways teachers use technology. NCS-Tech showcases how Kevin Jarrett at Northfield Community School applies new and emerging gadgets and services for kindergartners through eighth graders.
  5. Free Technology for Teachers: As the title promises, this essential resource hooks educators up with lesson plans, multimedia, tips, tricks and anything else they could possibly need to incorporate technology into the classroom. With an archive containing thousands of amazing posts, teachers have plenty available to pique their interest and cater to their skill level.
  6. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day: The eponymous blogger focuses mainly on ESL, ELL and EFL websites — perfect for educators in the field looking to connect. It’s a simple concept, but one certainly valuable to Internet-savvy teachers; even those locked into different subjects might still pick up some cool tidbits along the way.
  7. Kirsten Winkler: She wants to "disrupt and shape education 2.0" through instructional technology, and devotes her webspace to pushing this goal. Whether commenting on gadgets and websites or posting useful, comprehensive how-to guides, most of what Kirsten Winkler has to say is worth pondering.
  8. Dangerously Irrelevant: Blogger and professor Scott McLeod heads up the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education, which should tell potential visitors pretty much everything they need to know. Dangerously Irrelevant covers a nicely broad range of relevant subjects, mostly emphasizing news, views and issues.
  9. Teach42: Bookmark this resource for some excellent, straightforward advice about technology integration, in addition to musings on its future relationship with education. Although individuals working outside the classroom setting might still find some of Teach42′s information fascinating as well.
  10. always learning: Find out how one teacher uses technology in her international school through the intelligent, innovative and insightful always learning. Provided examples of student work do a great job of illustrating these techniques in action.
  11. Tom March: A classroom doesn’t need iPads or individual laptops to be wired — an Internet connection alone opens up a staggering array of educational possibilities. Readers might want to turn here for inspiration about wielding the web for students of all ages and abilities.
  12. CogDogBlog: Even when Alan Levine doesn’t post about education technology, he still has something fascinating to say about some seriously cool gadgets and services. His home on the web is an essential read when wanting to learn more about incorporating the latest and greatest digital devices into lessons.
  13. Leading From The Classroom: One of many Education Week blogs, Leading From The Classroom emphasizes "instructional-technology integration and special education at the middle school level." Host Patrick Ledesma works as a School Based Technology Specialist in Virginia, placing him at the forefront of the movement.
  14. eSchool News: No matter the grade or skill level, eSchool News delivers the most interesting and potentially useful stories to tech-savvy (or even not-so-tech-savvy) teachers. Check it daily and keep up with the most current news, opinions, trends and potential problems.
  15. The Innovative Educator: Ardent gadgeteers and other tech enthusiasts might find some excellent inspiration at The Innovative Educator, presented by Lisa Nielsen. She hopes to approach the subject creatively rather than rehashing the same old strategies ad nauseum, and such measures have earned her a fair amount of attention and accolades.
  16. The Tech Savvy Educator: This blog overflows with pretty much everything educators could possibly want in an instructional technology resource. Make sure to check out the examples of student work for a first-hand look at how well (or not-so-well) they respond to assignments.
  17. Moving at the Speed of Creativity: Whether homeschooling or hooked up with a classroom gig, the projects and ideas listed here are certainly very useful. Everything from videos to walkthroughs grant visitors the boost they need to better engage and educate their students.
  18. Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Miguel Guhlin loves technology and teaching in equal measure, blending his passions together into one interesting resource. Follow his opinions and advice regarding a diverse range of useful gadgets and services alike and how they might best be utilized in a classroom setting.
  19. open thinking: An educational technology and digital pedagogy expert with University of Regina blogs all about…umm…educational technology and digital pedagogy. Hit up open thinking for relevant recommendations, resources, raves and — this being the Internet and all — rants.
  20. High Techspectations: Savvy teachers might lose several hours perusing High Techspectations for professional (maybe even personal!) application ideas. Be sure to check out the many different slideshows available for some in-depth looks at how educators are stepping up their game using technology.


Instructional Design
  1. Another dot in the blogosphere
  2. edReformer
  3. Edutopia
  4. E-Learning Curve Blog
  5. Integrating Technology
  6. Jane’s eLearning Pick of the Day
  7. Learnboost
  8. Microsoft The UK Schools Blog
  9. Rapid E-Learning Blog                            (EXCELLENT! Highly recommended!)
  10. Search ReSearch
  11. The Gateway to 21st Century Skills: Making the Most of Online Resources
  12. The Moodle Man blog
  13. Virtual School Meanderings
Audio Resources

Resources About Online Resources


Teaching Blogs


School Administrator Blogs


Technical Support Blogs


Blogs With Focus On Video


Educational Examples Of Wikis

Podcasting Examples


Online Professional Development


Sample Of Influential Blog Posts


"Virtual World" Educational Applications

Source of links:  http://edublogawards.com/


































The Basics: Uploading A File To Your ULM Student Website Account
It's not hard to make any file accessible on the Internet. You just need to "upload" a file (that's properly named) to an online account. In your case, you have a free ULM student website account even if you don't use it. How do you get your file to your online website account? You need a free "FTP" application. If you use Windows, "WinSCP" is recommended. If you use a 
Mac", you can use any FTP application you like, especially the free "Cyberduck" application. Any FTP application that works on your computer will be fine to use. You only need 3 things to access your online account: the server name or "host name", your login, and your password. Let's begin!

Here's how:
1. First, you'll need to install a free "FTP application" (FTP = "file transfer" application) in order to "upload" a file or filess from your computer to your personal ULM student website account. So, go ahead and install a free FTP application. You can find the installation file for WinSCP for Windows here (Link: http://winscp.net/eng/index.php  ) or the free installation file for Cyberduck for the Mac here (Link: http://cyberduck.en.softonic.com/mac/download ).
2. Important: Believe it or not, the way you name your online file(s) is very important:
3. Use these "settings" for your "FTP application", described visually:  http://ulm.edu/~beutner/k1/
(Note: In the example, WinSCP is the FTP application. However, you can use any FTP application you like. So, if you use a Mac, your FTP application would also require the same basic information of server name, login, and password. Really, all FTP applications work, more or less, in a similar way; they are much more similar than they are different.The visual tutorial assumes a folder name of "4567" [which you would, of course, change]. In the tutorial, there are two links to online files that no longer exist. Will this be updated in the future? Yes! )

Example: Accessing An Online Newsletter File Called "proposal.doc"
In this example, let's use a file named called "proposal.doc". Let's see how you would be able to access your online file.
File Name proposal.doc
Folder Name
(EDIT 4567)
4567         
Subfolder Name bin                  
(A "bin" is another name for the word "container". In this example, we'll use this "bin" subfolder to store files like documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and other "non-HTML" files.)
Subfolder Nameimg
Use this subfolder for storing images like .gif, .jpg, or .png files. (In this example, we won't use this subfolder.)
Subfolder Namemp3
Use this subfolder for storing audio files; these are .mp3 audio files. (In this example, we won't use this subfolder.)
Your Login This is your ULM username or login.              (This is what you use to access your myULM account.)
The "URL" or
"Internet Address"
http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~yourlogin/4567/bin/proposal.doc
As you can see, the "URL" or Internet address includes your login, the folder you created for the course and another folder called "bin" as a storage folder for non-HTML files like documents, presentations, spreadsheets and other types of files) using the exact names of the files. After you upload a file like "proposal.doc" to your ULM website, you can actively link to the online file from a document or presentation,

Q. Can I put any files I want on my ULM website account?
A. Technically, yes. Always use your website account responsibly, according to stated ULM policies.

Q. Is a "URL" or Internet address "case sensitive"?
A. Yes. If you type INDEX.HTML instead of index.html, for example, the link WON'T work. Tip: It's a very good idea to only use lowercase letters for your filenames until you become proficient with HTML. 

Q. If I include www in the URL or Internet address, will the link to my file work?
A. Yes. On the ULM website, "www" is optional; you may safely not use it.

Q. If I put my files online on my ULM student website account, can I say that this is a "website"?
A. Not really. It just means that you have online files that you can access from your online account.  A website requires creating and editing HTML pages, or webpages, that link to each other.

Q. I'm interested in making my own website. Is it hard to do?
A. No, it's not hard. But, it's not easy, either. It does require that you use some free software, or edit a "template", and then upload linked files, to your ULM website account. The most common HTML file to edit is index.html

Q. I use a Mac computer. What should I use?
A. Some students report very favorably about using the free "Cyberduck" application.

Q. What do I need to know to use an "FTP application" to upload a file to my personal ULM personal website account?
A. If you have already installed an "FTP application", you need only three things to upload files to your personal ULM website student account:
1. The "server name" or "host name" for ULM student accounts is on a "server" or "host" called          warhawks.ulm.edu 
2. Your ULM email login.                                Your login is what you type before the "@" symbol:    yourlogin@warhawks.ulm.edu
3. Your ULM email password.                      This is the password you use for your myULM account.

If you have this information, you can use any FTP application that works on your computer. It does not matter which FTP application you use.

Q. Should I be careful how I name files before I upload?
A. Yes. Naming files that go online is a bit tricky. Go over the guidelines for naming files to avoid common problems that cause problems when people have trouble accessing online files. Spending a few minutes checking the file naming guidelines can save hours of frustration. 



An Example, Part 1: Getting Ready To "Upload" Your File To Your ULM Website Account  
In this example, let's "upload" or "copy" a file from your computer to your personal ULM online website account. Let's say you want to put a document file online. Let's say that the document name is about-me.docx

Just follow these steps:
  • Access your online account using a free "FTP" application like "WinSCP" or "Cyberduck".  
  • Create an online folder on your ULM website account "inside" of your "public_html" folder.   (Described here: http://ulm.edu/~beutner/k1/ )
  • Create another online folder inside of that folder and call it bin.
  • Ensure that your file name is lowercase and has no spaces, no special characters, and no extra period.
  • Upload your file to the bin folder
  • use the URL or Internet address to access your online file
Q. If I'm taking a course called EDIT 4567, what is the name of the folder I need to create?
A. In this case, the folder you will create is called 4567.

Q. Do I create the 4567 folder inside of the public_html folder of my website account?
A. Yes. This is very important. You need to open the public_html folder of your website account first.

Q. Then, I create a folder called bin inside of the 4567 folder. Right?
A. Right! This is the folder structure:
  • public_html
      • 4567
        • bin
          • about-me.docx
Notice that the 4567 folder is "inside" of the public_html folder. Also notice that the bin folder is "inside" of the 4567 folder. Your file will go "inside" of the bin folder. So, there are levels, just like folders and sub-folders.

Q. What type of file can I "upload" to the bin folder?
A. The bin folder is a convenient place to store many types of non-HTML files. The word "bin" is just another word for "container". You can store a variety of files in this folder like Powerpoint presentations, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and other types of files.

Q. Can I upload as many files as I want to my ULM student website?
A. Technically, yes. But, please avoid uploading large video files because video files can consume a great deal of storage. There is a limit on file storage; it is possible to exceed your quota if you store many video files on your ULM website account. Still, the storage space is quite large. 

Q. Is it possible to exceed my quota?
A. It is UNLIKELY that you will exceed your quota if you avoid using large video files. Instead, store your video files on a free online storage account like screencast.com Then, just use a link to your online video file or files. Links use nearly no storage space!

An Example, Part 2: Naming The File You Want To Upload

Make sure that you name your file without special characters or spaces. Use lowercase letters, numbers and the hyphen character. Don't include punctuation characters. There should only be one period in a file name.

NO:      Introduction.doc    
YES:    introduction.doc  
Why? Don't use uppercase letters in a file name until you get proficient with HTML.   

NO:      my introduction.doc
YES:    my-introduction.doc
Why? Don't use spaces in your file names. Instead, use a hyphen (-) character.

NO:      mike's-introduction.doc
NO:      mike-introduction!.doc
YES:    mike-intro.doc
YES:    mike-introduction.doc
YES:    mikes-introduction.doc
Why? Don't use special characters. The apostrophe (') and the exclamation point (!) are special characters. All punctuation characters are special characters.

NO:      my.introduction.doc
YES:    my-intro.doc
YES:    my-introduction.doc
YES:    myintroduction.doc
Why? Don't use an extra period in a file name. Also, never use punctuation or other special characters (,:?!@#$%^&*()+).


An Example, Part 3: A File Called "introduction.doc"

Your Account Folder public_html
Folder Location 4567
Subfolder Location: bin
File Name introduction.doc
This is an example when you upload a file called introduction.doc to your ULM website account. In this example, you would copy this file to the bin folder which is located inside of the 4567 folder which is inside of the public_html folder. Got it?  Let's look at another example of organization, directly below.   


Another Example, Part 3: A File Called "proposal.doc"

Your Account Folder public_html
Folder Location 4567
Subfolder Location: bin
File Name proposal.doc
In this additional example, notice that when you upload a file called proposal.doc to your ULM website account, you first open the public_html folder. Then, you open the 4567 folder. And, then, finally, you find the bin folder to "upload" the "proposal.doc" file so that it is located inside the bin folder.    

Q. OK. I have uploaded two files to my ULM website account using a free FTP application.  One file is called "introduction.doc" and the other file is called "proposal.doc". They are both located in a "bin" folder. The bin folder is inside of a folder called "4567" (for a course called EDIT 4567; of course change this for your needs). How do I access the files?
A. You can access your online files by using these URLs or Internet addresses. Notice the structure of the "URL" or "Internet address" for each file:
http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~yourlogin/4567/bin/introduction.doc
http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~yourlogin/4567/bin/proposal.doc

So, as you can see, the "URL" or Internet address includes your login, the folder you created for the course (in this case EDIT 4567), a "subfolder" called "bin" as a storage folder , and the exact names of the files (introduction.doc and  proposal.doc).

Q. Let me get this straight. In this example, I would "upload" introduction.doc and proposal.doc to a subfolder called bin. That bin subfolder in inside of a folder called 4567 (for my course called EDIT 4567, in this example). Finally, everything is inside of the public_html folder. Right?
A. Right! You got it! When you do this, you need to be using an "FTP" application that allows you to "upload" or copy files from your computer to your online account. 

Q. Why is uploading files to my ULM student website account useful?
A. When you upload a file to your ULM website, you can actively link to your online file from any email message, forum posting, Twitter "tweet", document, presentation, spreadsheet, blog, wiki, and more...  In other words, with an active link, anyone can click to view your file, directly from your website account. Here's how to link directly to an online file from your document or presentation.

Q. Is a "URL" or Internet address "case sensitive"?
A. Yes. If you type Proposal.doc instead of proposal.doc in the "URL" or Internet address, for example, the link won't work. The text that you type for a URL must be exact. So, don't use capital letters for file names until you know how to use HTML very well.  Not naming a file properly is one of the main reasons people have trouble with uploading files. 

Q. If I include "www" in the URL or Internet address, will the link to my file work?
A. Yes... but you don't need to include "www." in a URL or Internet address.
 
Q. How do I "upload" files to my ULM account"?
A. If you use a PC, the free WinSCP "FTP" application is easy to use. If you use a Mac, you might want to use the free "Cyberduck" application. You can use any FTP application you like with these three things: the server or host name (warhawks.ulm.edu), your login (your own login for ULM email), and your password (your own password for your myULM) account.

Q. Am I responsible for the content I upload to my ULM website account?
A. Yes. Remember to always use your website account responsibly, according to stated ULM policies.













Advanced: Editing HTML With "Kompozer", A Free HTML Editor
Using the free "Kompozer" HTML editor, you can edit a file called index.html that allows you to create a webpage that can link directly to your files. Kompozer runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Here's a detailed visual tutorial:  http://ulm.edu/~beutner/k2/

Advanced: Creating Visual Links To Your Files
With the free "Kompozer" HTML editor, edit the template file called index.html that allows you to create a webpage that can link directly to your online files by actively linking "captured" images of your files... to open the same files. It's easier to do than to explain! This is required in Instructional Technology graduate program courses.. You can edit the index.html HTML file and link directly to the files located in the "bin" folder.

Q. How do I access the free webpage template?
A. Here it is:  http://ulm.edu/~beutner/2011/Student-Website-Skeleton-01.zip
After you "download" the file and save it to your computer, you will need to "unzip" this "zip file".  

Q. How do I edit the free "template"?
A. After you view the template, it will be apparent that you can make a webpage that links to your own files using links from your own "captured images":  http://ulm.edu/~beutner/tut/Kompozer-Editing/

Q. Is it possible to create a linked list of resources?
A. Yes! Here's an example of a single page of links to online resources:  http://ulm.edu/~beutner/research/research.html

Q. If I need help, what should I do?
A. Just send an email to  beutner@ulm.edu with your phone number. Or, call (318) 342-3142 during office hours and leave your phone number twice.)

Q. Is there an example of how the Internet addresses of "project files" for a class project would look?
A. Yes. Here's an example of some "authentic work files" of a class project (Thanks, Vance!). Notice the structure of the links to the online project files. (Of course, you would change the name of the 5018 folder with a different folder name, depending on your course name.)

Introduction   http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~nickelva/5018/bin/introduction.doc
Proposal    http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~nickelva/5018/bin/proposal.doc
Using Big Huge Labs http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~nickelva/5018/bin/bighugelabs.doc
EC Ning- Professional Development on the Web http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~nickelva/5018/bin/ecning.doc
Using Content Trailers to Improve Instruction http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~nickelva/5018/bin/contenttrailers.ppt
Online Grammar Resources   http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~nickelva/5018/bin/grammarresources.ppt
Jeopardy   http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~nickelva/5018/bin/jeopardy.ppt
Diary  http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~nickelva/5018/bin/diary.doc
Presentation    http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~nickelva/5018/bin/presentation.ppt
Visual Representation http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~nickelva/5018/bin/visual.doc
Final Project Report   http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~nickelva/5018/bin/projectreport.doc
          


Review: How To Access An Online File With A "URL" Or "Internet Address":
http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~yourlogin/4567/bin/introduction.doc
http://warhawks.ulm.edu/~yourlogin/4567/bin/proposal.doc

Review: The "URL" (or Internet address) includes your own login, the folder you created for the course (in this example, "4567"), a "subfolder" called "bin" as a storage folder , and the exact names of the files (introduction.doc and  proposal.doc).


















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