The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers – 2012 Edition

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The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You – Edudemic

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10 Best Online Document Search Engines

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If you are looking for documents on the internet , you ‘d rather use specialized search engines which will bring you documents with indicated extensions such as word , pdf , ppt .Here is a compilation of the best document search engines I found online :
1- DocJax

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2-Searchdocs
Use this search engine to find documents in the following ‘Documents Sharing Communities’

3-Find a PDF
Search PDF Files Easily and Quickly

4 – PDFfind
Search only PDF files online

5 – Brupt
Document Search Engine based on Google Customized Search.

6- 09h15
Search engine in various languages for documents , pdf , presentations and spreadsheets.

7- TypePDF
Searches through “1045691″ of PDF documents and ebooks found in the world wide web.

8 -FreeBookSearch
This search will find documents on school, college and university websites .

9 – Osun
Searches for doc , pdf and ppt
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10 – PDF Search Engine
Searches for documents with the following extensions : doc , pdf , chm , rft , txt

Please feel free to suggest more links to document search engines .

How to make a live presentation with authorstream and skype

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Authorstream is a powerful free online service for  sharing  presentations . In addition to the possiblitiy to embed  presentations in blogs and websites , authorstream offers the possibility to broadcast live your presentation via a an url which allows your audience to follow your  presentation the pace  you present it . By adding a VOIP service such as skype , you get a fully featured conferencing  tool for free ! All you have to do is  :

  1. upload your presentation to authorstream
  2. Once  your presentation is uploaded , click on  the link marked ‘Present live’ made available in the right-side section
  3. Copy the link of your presentation at the top corner on the right and send it via email to  your audience .

Sharing  starts  as soon as your audience click on the link you sent them .The text chat box is available  in your conference  .However ,  use skype or any other VOIP  makes  your conference  fully featured .

The easiest way to start a skype conference with your audience is the following :

  1. Add your audience  to the list of your contacts as a group or as individuals .
  2. Start a conversation with one of your contacts then add the others .

With authorstream and skype , anyone can start afully featured live presentation for free !!!

 

10 Best Online Rhyming Dictionaries

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Writing poetry and songs is real challenge to both beginners and professionals. Howevr , using rhyming dictionaries   may help writers to find rhyming words that fit better .Here is a list of the best rhyming dictionaries I found on the web :

http://www.rhymezone.com/

You type a word and you choose to get its rhymes , synonyms , definitions and more . Moreover it’s a great database for quizzes , quotations and famous documents .

 

http://www.rhymer.com/

Rhymer offers six types of rhymes

  1. End rhymes
  2. Last syllable rhymes
  3. Double rhymes
  4. Triple rhymes
  5. Beginnig rhymes
  6. First syllable rhymes

 

http://www.writeexpress.com/online2.html

Writeexpress is an online rhyming dictionary for poetry and songwriting . It provides rhymes five types of rhymes :

  1. End rhymes
  2. Last syllble rhymes
  3. Double rhymes
  4. Beginnig rhymes
  5. First syllable rhymes

 

http://rhyme.poetry.com/

This service offers  several additional  features . In addition to rhyming words and synonyms , you have the choice to include phrases containing the word you are looking for .

 

http://www.wikirhymer.com/

WikiRhymer® is a free online rhyming dictionary and songwriter toolbox. Here, you can find rhyme words, phrases, acronyms, abbreviations,  proper nouns , mosaic rhymes , near rhymes , end rhymes and slang–in all–some 100,000  entries

 

http://www.wordcentral.com/

Merriam-Webster’s Word Central is now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun.The portal offers  search in dictionary , Thesaurus and rhyming .

 

http://www.rhymeit.com/

Type a word and press enter to find rhymes in rhymeit  dictionary.

 

http://www.findrhymes.com/

With findrhymes , you has the possibility to set your search to a number of coinciding phonemes .

 

http://rhymes.woxikon.com/

Woxikon offers a function which helps you to match words and terms. In addition to spelling , verb forms features , Woxikon offers the choice among  eight languages available on their  service .

 

http://www.rhymes.net/

In addition to rhyming dictionary ,this  website offeres a variety of services including translation , quotations , phrases , lyrics  and more  .

 

These are the 10  best online rhyming dictionaries I came across on the web.

Got a link to to add ? Please let me know  .

+ I have just received a link to a new version of wikiRhymer :
http://www.iwikirhymer.com/
A totally new look !

Best ,

Mbarek Akaddar

 

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