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North Carolina Biotechnology Center

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North Carolina Biotechnology Center collects an inventory of web-based resources for science teachers. The online sources are mostly free and range from lesson plans to video and audio files. The content is filtered by topic and format (e.g. video, image gallery, case study, etc.) and is mostly for grades 6-12; however, some good resources are also available for the elementary level. For grades 6 to 12.

My American Farm

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My American Farm is a web resource designed to educate students on agricultural awareness, where food comes from and how it gets to their plates. There are free games and educational resources such as lesson plans, videos, and activity sheets. The games are interactive with mini video lessons embedded in some. The content range is K-12 and can be filtered to narrow your search.  For all grade levels. 

Kaizena

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Kaizena saves teachers time assessing digital student work in Google Drive while improving the quality of feedback students receive. Kaizena makes it easy for teachers to give high-quality feedback on student work - simply highlight and speak to give verbal feedback, or attach reusable resources for common problems.  For all grade levels.

Speech Pad

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Speechpad is a voice recognition application for entering text using a microphone. It can also convert audio files to the text. It provides entering punctuation and editing text by voice, using voice commands, converting audio files and youtube video and many other features. For all grade levels.

Dictanote

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Dictanote provides you with an advanced rich text editor with an inbuilt multi-language speech recogniser. DictaNote's built-in speech recognizer using which you can dictate sentences, edit the output, and add them together to form paragraphs. Dictanote supports over 25 different languages. Dictanote editor supports fonts, font sizes, bold, italics, strikethrough, bold, links, indentation, and underline.

The e-Potato: A Multidisciplinary and Multimedia Youth Online Program

Please have students complete this pre survey before starting the e-potato lessons.

Lesson 1: The History and Production of Potatoes

Please lead your students through this lesson and have them complete the activities throughout.

NaturalReader: Text to Speech

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A Chrome App for listening to pdf's, word documents, ebooks, or web pages.  Choose from over 30 natural-sounding voices in seven languages and adjust speaking speed. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words.

Mobile Chromebox Video Conferencing Station

Checkout the mobile Chromebox-based video conferencing station we put together.  Depending upon your specifications, this system could be built for $1,400 to $1,800.  Details below.

Adobe Kuler

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Adobe Kuler is a cloud-based application for making color themes on your iPhone or browser. Using the iPhone app, Kuler can generate color themes using your iPhone camera or images from your albums. 



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FlockDraw

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FlockDraw is a collaborative online drawing tool that lets you draw in real-time with other people. You can create your own drawing session or join an existing session with its unique URL. 

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