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Top 10 Web stories, August 2011

Lisa Nielsen provides tips for preparing your ePortfolio that can show everyone how great you are.
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1 Developing an Authentic ePortfolio

Lisa Nielsen provides tips for preparing your ePortfolio that can show everyone how great you are.

2 Photo Ops: 10 Innovative Ways to Use Visual Media

If you’re lucky enough to have digital cameras at your disposal, here are a few picture-perfect ways to use them.

3 Top 10 Teaching-Based Movies

David Kapuler lists his picks for great movies that focus on teaching.

4 ISTE 2011 News

T&L reporters posted regular updates throughout the show. See highlights of ISTE11 news on our EdTech ticker.

5 Sites for Using iPads in Education

Lisa Nielsen asked an Apple employee to share useful materials for iPads for schools; here’s their list.

6 Top 10 Educational Apps for Facebook

David Kapuler is back with another top 10: this time he cites some recommended resources for those schools that allow Facebook.

7 Lesson Plans Made Simple is an example of helpful tools posted on This new Web site offers ways for teachers to organize and access their lesson plans online.

8 Grants Calendar and Directory

Download this free 2011-12 Grants Calendar and Directory for the latest grant opportunities for schools.

9 Coral Reef Interactive

This role-playing activity allows students to see how human choices impact the health and stability of a coral reef community. This is an example of our “Site of the Day” column, sponsored by nettrekker.

10 50 Sites in 60 Seconds

Education blogger David Kapuler has created a free slideshow of 50 great sites for education, creativity, organization, and more. Each slide includes basic information about the site, a link to the site, and a link to Kapuler’s review of the site.



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From’s “Site of the Day,” sponsored by netTrekker, this site comes from the British Library, whichpresents in it a series of illustrated essays on the different ways that the human body has been represented in art and science through history.

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Top 10 Web stories

Lots of schools are talking about the importance of preparing their students for an increasingly interconnected, Webcentric world.