Monthly Archives: May 2012

ई-पुस्तक (इलैक्ट्रॉनिक पुस्तक)

ई-पुस्तक (इलैक्ट्रॉनिक पुस्तक) का अर्थ है डिजिटल रुप में पुस्तक। ई-पुस्तकें कागज की बजाय डिजिटल संचिका के रुप में होती हैं जिन्हें कम्प्यूटर, मोबाइल एवं अन्य डिजिटल यंत्रों पर पढ़ा जा सकता है। इन्हें इण्टरनेट पर भी छापा, बांटा या पढ़ा जा सकता है। ये पुस्तकें कई फाइल फॉर्मेट में होती हैं जिनमें पीडीऍफ (पोर्टेबल डॉक्यूमेण्ट फॉर्मेट), ऍक्सपीऍस आदि शामिल हैं, इनमें पीडीऍफ सर्वाधिक प्रचलित फॉर्मेट है। जल्द ही पारंपरिक किताबों और पुस्तकालयों के स्थान पर सुप्रसिद्ध उपन्यासों और पुस्तकों के नए रूप जैसे ऑडियो पुस्तकें, मोबाइल टेलीफोन पुस्तकें, ई-पुस्तकें आदि उपलब्ध होंगी।

ई-पुस्तको को पढ़ने के लिए कम्प्यूटर (अथवा मोबाइल) पर एक सॉफ्टवेयर की आवश्यकता होती है जिसे ई-पुस्तक पाठक (eBook Reader) कहते हैं। पीडीऍफ ई-पुस्तकों के लिए Adobe Reader तथा Foxit Reader नामक दो प्रसिद्ध पाठक हैं। इनमें से ऍडॉब तो पीडीऍफ फॉर्मेट की निर्माता कम्पनी Adobe वालों का है, ये आकार में काफी बड़ा है तथा पुराने सिस्टमों पर काफी धीमा चलता है, फॉक्सिट रीडर इसका एक मुफ्त एवं हल्का-फुल्का विकल्प है।

ई-बुक रीडर

ई-पुस्तकों को पढ़ने हेतु अब कुछ हार्डवेयर उपकरण अलग से भी उपलब्ध हैं। इनमें अमेजन.कॉम का किण्डल तथा “ऍप्पल इंक” का आइपैड शामिल है।”पाइ” ऐसा एक अन्य उपकरण है। आकार में यह १८८ मि.मी. ऊंचा और ११८ मि.मी. चौड़ा होता है।इसमें एसडी कॉर्ड और मिनी यूएसबी स्लॉट भी उपलब्ध होते है। इसकी मैमोरी ५१२ एमबी के लगभग होती है व इसमें ४ जीबी एसडी कार्ड लग सकता है। रैम मैमोरी ६४ एमबी। इसके अतिरिक्त इसमें कंप्यूटर गेम्स की भी सुविधा हो सकती है।बहुत सी नवीन पुस्तकों सहित कई अन्य पुरानी किताबें भी इसमें ऑनलाइन माध्यम से स्टोर कर सकते हैं। इसमें कई भाषाओं में पढ़ने की सुविधा भी उपलब्ध होती है।मोबाइल के लिए ऍडॉब रीडर लाइट नामक पाठक उपलब्ध है।यह युक्ति प्रयोग में अत्यंत सरल व भार में १८० ग्राम की कई पत्रिकाओं से भी हल्की होती है। इसका छह इंच ई-इंक विजप्लैक्स स्क्रीन होता है। इसमें टाइपफेस का आकार भी चुना जा सकता है, जिससे चार विभिन्न आकारों के फॉन्ट पढ़ने के लिए प्रयोग में ला सकते हैं। कोई पंक्ति बीच में से खोजने के लिए भी सुविधा है और बुकमार्क भी भी होते हैं, जिनसे पेज आसानी से उलटने-पलटने की सुविधा रहती है।इसकी बैटरी लाइफ भी अच्छी होती है जिससे बिना रीचार्ज किए कुछ दिनों तक पढ़ना जारी रख सकते हैं। सामान्यतया इसे चार घंटे तक चार्ज करना होता है।

ई-पुस्तक रीडर उपकरण 

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ई-पुस्तक बनाना: ई-पुस्तक बनाने के दो तरीके हैं।
1.  कम्प्यूटर पर टाइप की गई सामग्री को विभिन्न सॉफ्टवेयरों के द्वारा ई-पुस्तक रुप में बदला जा सकता है।
2. छपी हुई सामग्री को स्कैनर के द्वारा डिजिटल रुप में परिवर्तित करके उसे ई-पुस्तक का रुप दिया जा सकता है।

संदर्भ http://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/ई-पुस्तक

 

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May 31- World No Tobacco Day

Why ‘World No Tobacco Day’ is observed
On May 31 every year, the world observes World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) that is promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO). The objective of observing World No Tobacco Day is to reduce tobacco consumption which can lead to deadly diseases like cancer and early death. Individuals, non-profit organisations and public health organisations actively participate in making this day a success by distributing placards and displaying posters with the latest information on the ill-effects of consuming tobacco and smoking.
World No Tobacco Day primarily focuses on encouraging users to refrain from tobacco consumption and its related products for a period of at least 24 hours.
World No Tobacco Day was first observed in 1987, after a cabinet of the WHA (World Health Assembly) passed a motion supported by the WHO, with guidelines to manage and curb tobacco consumption. No Tobacco Day also aims to keep a watch on companies that sell cigarettes and other tobacco products through striking advertisements which influence people to consume their product. To propel its cause and appeal globally, WHA selects a fresh theme every year. The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2011 was ‘WHO Framework Convention No Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC)’ that was formed after much observation and in response to the growing tobacco usage.
On No-Tobacco Day the attempt is to draw public and government attention on the need to take effective measures to prevent tobacco consumption which contaminates the air we live in. So, if your dream is to live in a pollution-free environment, then Anti- Tobacco Day 2012 is the right time to express your support to help create a safe and healthy environment for future generations. In India, World No Tobacco Day is observed with fervour. The government, individuals and public health organisations organize health camps and rallies to create a tobacco-free society.
Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

हेल्थ टिप्स : बचिए आहार के मिथकों से

   आहार संबंधी पुरानी धारणाएं वर्तमान परिवेश में भी फिट बैठती हों, इसकी गारंटी नहीं मानी जा सकती। इन धारणाओं के मुताबिक चलते रहना भी शरीर के लिए नुकसानदेह साबित हो सकता है। तेज रफ्तार जिंदगी ने लोगों के खान-पान को सर्वाधिक प्रभावित किया है। आजकल खाने के मामले में अधिकतर लोगों का नियम यह है कि जो भी मिल जाए, उसी से पेट भर लेते हैं।
नतीजतन, कई तरह की स्वास्थ्य संबंधी दिक्कतों ने लोगों को घेर लिया है। आहार दुरुस्त करने की हड़बड़ाहट में अधिकतर लोग कई तरह की भ्रांतियों का शिकार हो जाते हैं। मसलन, मोटापे के शिकार व्यक्ति को यदि कोई बता दे कि खाना बंद कर देना है तो वह ऐसा ही करता है। संतुलित आहार न लेने पर पैदा होने वाली दिक्कतों से निपटने के लिए हर किसी की सलाह पर अमल कर लेना लोगों की आदत बन जाती है।

कई बार सलाह कारगर होती है तो कई बार स्वास्थ्य पर इसका विपरीत प्रभाव पड़ता है। सही जानकारी न होने की वजह से नुकसान होते रहने के बावजूद सलाह पर अमल करना जारी रहता है। अंततः घातक परिणाम सामने आते हैं। कुल मिलाकर खान-पान के मामले में अत्यधिक सावधानी बरतने की जरूरत है। आइए, खान-पान संबंधी कुछ भ्रांतियों को दूर करें-

* कैसा पानी पीएं : खासकर शहरों में आजकल बोतलबंद पानी का इस्तेमान अधिकाधिक होने लगा है। बोतलबंद पानी को नल के पानी से अधिक पोषक बताकर बेचा जा रहा है। वास्तविकता यह है कि नल के पानी में बोतलबंद पानी की अपेक्षा अधिक खनिज होते हैं। सबसे महत्वपूर्ण बात यह है कि बोतलबंद पानी में सोडियम की मात्रा अधिक होती है, जो उच्च रक्तचाप की स्थिति पैदा कर सकती है।

* चिकनाई से कितना बचें : वर्तमान समय में चिकनाई को आदमी के स्वास्थ्य के दुश्मन के तौर पर प्रचारित किया जा रहा है। यह काफी हद तक सही भी है लेकिन इस प्रचार से प्रभावित होकर कई लोग चिकनाई वाले खाद्य पदार्थों से पूरी तरह दूरी बना लेते हैं। इस स्थिति मेंस्वास्थ्य पर विपरीत प्रभाव पड़ता है। हमारे शरीर को एक दिन में कम से कम 25 ग्राम चिकनाई की तथा चिकनाई में घुलने वाले विटामिन ए, डी, ई, के एवं बीटा कैरोटीन के अवशोषण की आवश्यकता होती है। अतः सीमित मात्रा में चिकनाई का सेवन जरूरी है।
* कच्ची सब्जियां कितनी जरूरी : कच्ची सब्जियां खाने की सलाह हर कोई हर किसी को दे देता है। जरा सोचिए, जिनका पेट कच्ची सब्जियों को पचाने की क्षमता न रखता हो, उनका क्या होगा! वृद्ध, बच्चे एवं पेट की गड़बड़ी से पीड़ित व्यक्तियों के लिए कच्ची सब्जियां फायदे की जगह नुकसान कर सकती हैं। इसलिए बेहतर होगा कि थोड़ा पकाने के बाद ही सब्जियों को खाएं।

* प्रोटीन कितना फायदेमंद : देखने में आया है कि लोगों में अत्यधिक प्रोटीनयुक्त खाद्य पदार्थ लेने की होड़ लगी रहती है। खासकर खिलाड़ी प्रोटीन का अधिकाधिक सेवन करने की फिराक में रहते हैं। वास्तविकता यह है कि खिलाड़ियों को अतिरिक्त प्रोटीन की नहीं बल्कि अतिरिक्त ऊर्जा की जरूरत पड़ती है। कार्बोहाइड्रेट ऊर्जा का सबसे अच्छा स्रोत माना जाता है। कार्बोहाइड्रेट को रोटी, चावल, आलू आदि से प्राप्त किया जा सकता है। अत्यधिक प्रोटीन हड्डियों से अधिक मात्रा में कैल्शियम की क्षति का कारण बन सकता है।

* कितना लें नमक : आम तौर पर खाने में नमक की मात्रा का कोई निर्धारित मापदंड नहीं अपनाया जाता। कितने लोग हैं जो विश्व स्वाथ्य संगठन की सलाह के मुताबिक दिन भर में छः ग्राम नमक तौलकर खाते हैं? अधिकतर लोग इससे ज्यादा ही नमक का इस्तेमाल करते हैं। जरूरतसे अधिक नमक की मात्रा यूँ तो सभी के लिए हानिकारक है, खासकर बच्चों को इसका भारी नुकसान उठाना पड़ता है। बच्चों के भोजन में अतिरिक्त नमक उनमें निर्जलीकरण की समस्या पैदा कर सकता है।

* क्या आवश्यक है पूरक विटामिन : आजकल कई लोग पूरक विटामिनों का सेवन करते हैं। इनमें ज्यादातर वे लोग हैं, जो आहार संबंधी खराब आदतों के शिकार होते हैं। ये लोग खान-पान पर ध्यान देने के बजाए पूरक विटामिनों के सेवन से शरीर को दुरुस्त रखने में ज्यादा विश्वास करते हैं।

ऐसे लोगों को एक बात दिमाग में बैठा लेनी चाहिए कि पूरक विटामिन कभी भी संतुलित आहार की जगह नहीं ले सकते। संतुलित आहार विटामिनों के साथ ही शरीर की दूसरी आवश्यकताओं की भी पूर्ति करता है जबकि पूरक विटामिनों के सेवन से ऐसा संभव नहीं है।

Source: http://hindi.webdunia.com/health

Enjoy your vacation by reading e-books

As the vacation is started and Students are not able to utilize the school library service. So I am giving here some ready made links of e-books of famous and popular writers. You may click on the books name and reach directly to the book. So don’t wait…….! Click now and enjoy reading.

 

Note: If you wish  to read more e-books search through below given links. You may find the e-books in different file formats like Pdf, audio books, kindle, text, etc.

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Children%27s_Fiction_(Bookshelf)
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Children%27s_Literature_(Bookshelf)
Courtesy :http://www.gutenberg.org
 

 

 

 

 

Do you know about Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing:
A Brief Introduction
Numerous surveys report that Cloud Computing will be a top 10 technology
that enterprise business managers need to be aware of for 2010. Not that
you can escape the marketing and information published about this latest
superhyped topic. Much of the message focuses on Cloud Computing as a
lower cost delivery model for IT services. This may or may not be true.We see Cloud Computing as a computing model, not a technology. In this model
“customers” plug into the “cloud” to access IT resources which are priced and
provided “on-demand”. Essentially, IT resources are rented and shared among
multiple tenants much as office space, apartments, or storage spaces are used by
tenants. Delivered over an Internet connection, the “cloud” replaces the company
data center or server providing the same service. Thus, Cloud Computing is simply
IT services sold and delivered over the Internet.

Click on the Below mentioned link to learn more about cloud Computing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

Intel ® Education Initiative

The Intel® Education Website provides resources, tools and strategies that support effective practices in technology integration and promotion of student-centred learning.

21st century teaching resources

21st century teaching and learning resources help teachers play a critical role in facilitating learning activities and posing questions that take student thinking deeper.

 

Designing Effective Projects ›

http://educate.intel.com/in/ProjectDesign/

Provides an overview about effective use of project approaches across the curriculum and class levels. Presents what current research says about higher-order thinking and what this looks like in elementary and secondary classrooms. Showcases how to engage students and meet your instructional aims.

 

India Unit Plans >

http://educate.intel.com/in/ProjectDesign/UnitPlanIndex/GradeIndex/

Showcases ideas from a collection of exemplary unit plans and helps design your own technology-rich lesson plan.

 

K-12 Teaching Tools

Thinking tools

http://www.intel.com/cd/corporate/education/apac/eng/in/tools/392835.htm

Free tools and resources for educators support collaborative student-centered learning. Online thinking tools are active learning places where students engage in robust discussions, pursue investigations, analyse complex information, and solve problems.

 

Productivity tools

 

Assessing Projects ›

http://educate.intel.com/in/AssessingProjects/

Develop strategies for student-centered assessment and create your own from an Assessment library

Help Guide ›

http://www.intel.com/education/helpguide/en-IN/index.htm?cultureID=en-IN

Find step-by-step instructions for hundreds of technical skills for commonly used software applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21st century learning resources

 

Technology Literacy ›

http://www.intel.com/education/technologyliteracy/index.htm

 

Cultivate technology literacy and digital citizenship for students ages 11-15 with learning that is active, creative, exploratory, and collaborative.

skoool * ›

http://www.skoool.com/

 

Media-rich resources free to students and teachers in Ireland, the UK, Sweden, Thailand, and Turkey, emphasizing math and science.

 

Source:http://www.kvsangathan.nic.in/Resources.aspx

Toll free Numbers

Airlines

Indian Airlines – 1800 180 1407
Jet Airways – 1800 22 5522
SpiceJet – 1800 180 3333
Air India — 1800 22 7722
KingFisher – 1800 180 0101
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Banks

ABN AMRO – 1800 11 2224
Canara Bank – 1800 44 6000
Citibank – 1800 44 2265
Corporatin Bank – 1800 443 555
Development Credit Bank – 1800 22 5769
HDFC Bank – 1800 227 227
ICICI Bank – 1800 333 499
ICICI Bank NRI – 1800 22 4848
IDBI Bank – 1800 11 6999
Indian Bank – 1800 425 1400
ING Vysya – 1800 44 9900
Kotak Mahindra Bank – 1800 22 6022
Lord Krishna Bank – 1800 11 2300
Punjab National Bank – 1800 122 222
State Bank of India – 1800 44 1955
Syndicate Bank – 1800 44 6655
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Automobiles

Mahindra Scorpio – 1800 22 6006
Maruti – 1800 111 515
Tata Motors – 1800 22 5552
Windshield Experts – 1800 11 3636
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Computers/IT

Adrenalin – 1800 444 445
AMD – 1800 425 6664
Apple Computers – 1800 444 683
Canon – 1800 333 366
Cisco Systems – 1800 221 777
Compaq – HP – 1800 444 999
Data One Broadband – 1800 424 1800
Dell – 1800 444 026
Epson – 1800 44 0011
eSys – 3970 0011
Genesis Tally Academy – 1800 444 888
HCL – 1800 180 8080
IBM – 1800 443 333
Lexmark – 1800 22 4477
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Microsoft – 1800 111 100
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Seagate – 1800 180 1104
Symantec – 1800 44 5533
TVS Electronics – 1800 444 566
WeP Peripherals – 1800 44 6446
Wipro – 1800 333 312
xerox – 1800 180 1225
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Indian Railway General Enquiry 131
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Couriers/Packers & Movers

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Home Appliances

Aiwa/Sony – 1800 11 1188
Anchor Switches – 1800 22 7979
Blue Star – 1800 22 2200
Bose Audio – 1800 11 2673
Bru Coffee Vending Machines – 1800 44 7171
Daikin Air Conditioners – 1800 444 222
DishTV – 1800 12 3474
Faber Chimneys – 1800 21 4595
Godrej – 1800 22 5511
Grundfos Pumps – 1800 33 4555
LG – 1901 180 9999
Philips – 1800 22 4422
Samsung – 1800 113 444
Sanyo – 1800 11 0101
Voltas – 1800 33 4546
WorldSpace Satellite Radio – 1800 44 5432
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Investments/ Finance

CAMS – 1800 44 2267
Chola Mutual Fund – 1800 22 2300
Easy IPO’s – 3030 5757
Fidelity Investments – 1800 180 8000
Franklin Templeton Fund – 1800 425 4255
J M Morgan Stanley – 1800 22 0004
Kotak Mutual Fund – 1800 222 626
LIC Housing Finance – 1800 44 0005
SBI Mutual Fund – 1800 22 3040
Sharekhan – 1800 22 7500
Tata Mutual Fund – 1800 22 0101
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Travel

Club Mahindra Holidays – 1800 33 4539
Cox & Kings – 1800 22 1235
God TV Tours – 1800 442 777
Kerala Tourism – 1800 444 747
Kumarakom Lake Resort – 1800 44 5030
Raj Travels & Tours – 1800 22 9900
Sita Tours – 1800 111 911
SOTC Tours – 1800 22 3344
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Healthcare

Best on Health – 1800 11 8899
Dr Batras – 1800 11 6767
GlaxoSmithKline – 1800 22 8797
Johnson & Johnson – 1800 22 8111
Kaya Skin Clinic – 1800 22 5292
LifeCell – 1800 44 5323
Manmar Technologies – 1800 33 4420
Pfizer – 1800 442 442
Roche Accu-Chek – 1800 11 45 46
Rudraksha – 1800 21 4708
Varilux Lenses – 1800 44 8383
VLCC – 1800 33 1262
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Insurance

AMP Sanmar – 1800 44 2200
Aviva – 1800 33 2244
Bajaj Allianz – 1800 22 5858
Chola MS General Insurance – 1800 44 5544
HDFC Standard Life – 1800 227 227
LIC – 1800 33 4433
Max New York Life – 1800 33 5577
Royal Sundaram – 1800 33 8899
SBI Life Insurance – 1800 22 9090
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Hotel Reservations

GRT Grand – 1800 44 5500
InterContinental Hotels Group – 1800 111 000
Marriott – 1800 22 0044
Sarovar Park Plaza – 1800 111 222
Taj Holidays – 1800 111 825
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Teleshopping

Asian Sky Shop – 1800 22 1800
Jaipan Teleshoppe – 1800 11 5225
Tele Brands – 1800 11 8000
VMI Teleshopping – 1800 447 777
WWS Teleshopping – 1800 220 777
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Others

Domino’s Pizza – 1800 111 123
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Cell Phones

BenQ – 1800 22 08 08
Bird CellPhones – 1800 11 7700
Motorola MotoAssist – 1800 11 1211
Nokia – 3030 3838
Sony Ericsson – 3901 1111

Formative Assessment, Class IX & X

Teachers Manual for Formative Assessment – Science (Class X)
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WEBSITES FOR STUDENTS TO CREATE ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLINE

More and more websites are coming online to give students the ability to unleash their creativity in new and innovative ways. From abstract art to pointillism, students now can click and draw their way into original works of art, and today’s freebie gives you a great list of places to begin.

The sites are labeled by grade level to help guide you to those that best suit your students. In addition, I’ve added ratings to give teachers and students an idea of how much interactivity is available at each site. Some allow students to create from beginning to end, while others simply generate the final product with minimal effort. What you will not find here are basic virtual coloring sheets. I tried to find sites that would give students a chance to generate their own original works of art. What could be better?

I will warn you that some of these sites will drag you in to create for long periods of time. Don’t worry, you’ll just be channeling your inner artist. Have fun!

3D Snowflake Creator (Grades 2-12) A basic kaleidoscope tool that generates an animated snowflake. Unfortunately, the animation cannot be saved. «««

Architect Studio 3D, From the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust (Grades 9-12) Open the world of architecture and design to your students as they can create their own home through this interactive. «««««

Art Kids Rule! (Grades 3-6) This basic online paint tool isn’t flashy, but does give students a chance to create original art easily. ««

Art.com art Pad (Grades 3-12) This virtual canvas allows the artist to change brushes and even frame the painting. ««««

Artisancam (Grades 4-12) Amazing site with multiple art interactives covering pop art, print making, comic creations, ceramic painting, and digital photo art projects. It’s a great site to explore. «««««

Aviary (Grades 7-12) This site offers free software tools as a Photoshop alternative. Here students can explore fun photo filters and cloning tools. «««««

Bomomo Interactive Art Creator (Grades 4-12) Talk about cool! This site allows students to create abstract digital art easily and with great tools. Completed images can be downloaded for student portfolios. «««««

Build Your Wild Self (Grades 2-6) This is a fun website where students can create a digital human and add animal characteristics. The creativity factor is limiting, but students studying animal biomes could use this as a prewriting tool. ««««

Dreezle: Paint, Draw and Stamp Online! (Grades K-5) This is basically a free online alternative to KidPix. Images can be printed. ««««

Interactive Art at the Chicago Institute of Art (Grades K-3) This interactive site allows primary students to create their own mask online. «««

Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas (Grades K-12) Now students can create their own Jackson Pollack painting by simply using their mouse. Each click changes the color. To save, students will need to do a print screen. As an additional activity, I like the idea of students creating their abstract masterpiece and then writing a summary paragraph interpreting their work. «««««

Kari Traa (Grades 8-12) Be sure to click on the “Inspirational Side” to begin. Here students use virtual brushes and color tools to create digital art inspired by the artist Kari Traa. It definitely has a coolness factor here. ««««

Kerpoof Studio (Grades K-8) This is a great, educational site, that allows students to create animated stories. They even have wonderful lesson plans to support the use of this cool art tool. «««««

Labuat (Grades 7-12) I’ve never seen a site like this one, and I have to say the coolness factor is truly high on this site. A musical track plays, and students use a computer mouse to animate the song. This would be a great site for an interactive white board. «««««

Make Beliefs Comix! (Grades 4-12) This is a fun and easy comic creation tool that allows students to change character emotions and reactions. Lesson ideas are also available. «««««

Make-A-Flake – A Snowflake Maker (Grades K-4) An easy and fun tool that allows students to create their own snowflake online, add it to a gallery, or download as a jpeg. «««

Mondrimat (Grades 4-12) This one took me a minute to figure out, but once I was rolling, I was completely sucked in for nearly an hour. Here students create block art online and can click away to their hearts’ content. This would be a great tool for indoor recess, too. «««««

MrPicasso Head (Grades 2-12) Take on the challenge of cubism and create a portrait in the style of Picasso. ««««

Mutapic (Grades 8-12) Not the easiest tool, but definitely interesting. This site takes a bit to figure out, but with a few clicks, students will be creating graphic art designs. «««

National Gallery of Art Ngakids Art Zone (Grades K-12) Many opportunities to create and interact with art here. From abstracts to collages, students will definitely find ways to unleash their creativity. ««««

Neave Imagination (Grades 6-12) Neave offers cool interactive art tools that not only utilize the computer mouse, but your voice, too. With the use of a microphone, students can interact with the site just by speaking. ««««

Online Kaleidoscope animated Generator (Grades 2-12) A great tool if you are teaching symmetry is found here. Simply draw on the virtual radar and see your animated kaleidoscope come to life. ««

Paint – Wiiplayable (Grades K-12) This virtual sketch pad can actually be used with the Wii remote if you have an internet connection with a Wii console or you can use a computer mouse. Simply draw and click the play button to see your drawing replayed back to you. «««

Paper Critters (Grades 3-12) Be sure to click on the Toy Creator to get started. Here you can create your own paper critter that can be printed and folded into a 3-D origami like papercraft. This could be a good resource for claymation projects, as students could create several paper critters with different emotions for an animated short. ««««

Photo Op Interactive (Grades 5-12) This is an interesting site that not only lets students practice digital photography online, but gives them filters to customize their virtual photos. After a photo is taken, double click on it to open the filters. Images can be printed. ««««

Pointillism Practice Page (Grades 5-12) This interactive tool allows you to experiment with pointillism. It’s not a flashy tool, but it could be a good experimentation of what pointillism is before students create their own tangible artwork. ««

Psykopaint (Grades 6-12) Now your students can take on the role of an Impressionist through the use of the digital photography painting tool. Simply choose your brush and paint right over the image to see the colors blend and become more artistic. It’s a little tricky to figure out, but great once you get going. «««««

Repper – create your own patterns (Grades 4-12) Here is an interesting site for demonstrating symmetry. Simply use one of the preloaded images or upload one of your own to create a symmetrical pattern. The final pattern can be downloaded as a tile and then used in PowerPoint as a new background template or the CSS code can be used in any webpage authoring software. «««

S C R I B B L E R (Grades 5-12) This is one of my favorite art tools on the web and takes doodling to an entirely new level. Simply scribble on the page, choose done drawing, and then start scribbling. You can add to the drawing as the scribbling process continues making this a lot of fun for interactive white boards. «««««

Sheffield’s Portraits (Grades K-5) This is a basic portrait maker where students choose eyes, nose, hair, etc. What I like about it is the ability to print the final portrait which comes with a place for students to write about the character they created. «««

Splashup (Grades 7-12) This is another free PhotoShop alternative that is simplistic in design, but some knowledge of how to use PhotoShop would be beneficial. ««««

SUMO Paint Online Image Editor (Grades 7-12) SumoPaint is the most advanced PhotoShop and Corel alternative on the web. This online paint tool gives students and open door to creativity. «««««

Tate Kids Games (Grades 2-12) Two great interactives are available here for student creativity. The Street Art graffiti creator allows students to paint right on the virtual wall while the Tate Paint is a virtual easel. ««««

Tessellation Tool (Grades 3-7) Students can create their own tessellation artwork. Though the site isn’t everything it could be, it does allow the freedom to customize the shape before generating the final tessellated image. ««

The Graffiti Creator (Grades 9-12) This is a graffiti text paint tool where students can type in a name or phrase and create unique logos and images. Unfortunately, ads are a small problem, but the tool offers many choices for student creativity. ««««

This Is Sand (Grades 4-12) This site is another one that can draw you in for several minutes. Here you can change the color of the falling sand in order to create interesting sand art. ««««

Tuxpi (Grades 5-12) Great photo effects and projects can be created here with just a quick photo upload. Students can create wanted posters, filtered images, and more. It is a nice alternative to Big Huge Labs. «««

TypoGenerator (Grades 5-12) Words become art here, but with less control than Wordle. It seems to work best with just a short word or phrase, but with a few clicks of a generate button, a cool image can be created. ««

Ultimate Flash Face (Grades 5-12) This is a portrait creation tool that does allow students to control the width and height of each facial feature. I’m not sure I would encourage students to save the image on the website, but it could be printed easily. Consider using this as a tool as a Language Arts tool for character analysis. Students could create a portrait of what they believe a character would look like, print it, and then write the analysis. ««««

Virtual Lite-Brite (Grades K-12) Bring back those days of yesteryear and create your own virtual Lite-Brite mosaic. A print screen will be required to save the image. «««

Viscosity (Grades 5-12) Here is another cool abstract art tool. Time seems to slip away as students delve deeper into this tool and create amazing works of art. Completed pieces can be downloaded easily or consider having it virtually framed with Picnik. «««««

Wordle (Grades 3-12) Word art at its finest is created here. I really prefer the flexibility of this program over other word art tools, but it desperately needs an option to download the completed products rather than doing a screen shot. ««««

Yourstudio (Grades K-12) This is another virtual canvas, but it does offer some unique features. Here you can paint on wood or stone and use an ice cream cone as your brush. How fun is that? «««

Zoopz (Grades K-5) There are a couple of art tools available here including one that creates mosaics. They are fairly basic, but would be good for younger students.

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