...Ed World column on gadgets -- free online tools that make teaching easier, better, or just more fun. But new gadgets pop up online every day, and we like to keep up with the best of them. So, this year, we asked members of the Education World Tech Team to share their favorites. This is what they said. Your Favorite Gadgets Do you have a favorite gadget -- -- a free online tool that makes teaching or living -- easier, better, or just more fun? Share it with your colleagues on our Facebook page. "I love tools that are simple and do one thing really well," Doug Johnson, director of media and technology in Mankato Minnesota, told Education World. "I call them 'tools for people who have better things to do than mess with tools.' " If I can get my elementary teachers excited about a program, I know it meets the criteria. Here are a couple that do... "One of my most-used tools is Motivator, which allows "One of my most-used tools is Motivator, which allows users to create a motivational-style poster in about three minutes. Upload a photo, supply a headline and short text, and -- badda-bing-badda-boom -- you get an inspirational poster. I've used the posters in handouts, in multimedia presentations, and as blog-entry illustrations. They can be part of a very simple activity for students as well." "My favorite gadget would have to be Wordle," said Cossondra George, a 7th grade math and...
A place I would like to visit. There are a lot of wonderful places I wish to visit. However, most of all I would like to visit Hollywood and I have many reasons to do. So if my rich uncle offered me a trip, it would be great. Because I really want to see how the films are made, meet famous actors and actresses and just have a good time.
Firstly, Hollywood is famous place for making films there. For example, I like films and spend a great amount of my free time watching new and old films, especially made in Hollywood. And when the film attracts me I wish to know how the director made such wonderful and awesome films, what kind of technologies he used, and how the actors made dangerous things. It seems to me that the Hollywood is the best place to satisfy my interests in films.
Also, almost all famous American actors and actresses lives in Hollywood. Therefore if I visit this place I will probably have an opportunity to meet them take, autographs and even have a talk with them and asking them about their feelings during the film and after watching themselves in already-made films. Visiting Los-Angeles will have a lot of opportunities of meeting famous people. Moreover, Los-Angeles is one of the beautiful places in the world. It has a lot of beaches and as it is always hot there, you can spend your time swimming. There are also a lot of parties organized every day, where you can have a drink and enjoy your time in the city. Therefore besides watching films I will have a great opportunity to get away from my everyday life and enjoy my time by dancing and swimming.
All in all, the place that I most like to visit is Hollywood. I do understand that there are a lot of interesting places I would like to visit too. However, I come to conclusion that Hollywood is the best place for me to understand something I wish most of all.