Using PowerPoint in the Classroom
Lots of tutorials and ideas, Also some presentations to download

How NOT to use PowerPoint

Presentation Zen
A great blog on how to create effective PowerPoint presentations

Locating Quality Multimedia resources
Digital Images
Flickr - searchable digital pictures



US Government Stock photos

The National Archives

Public Domain Images

Public Domain pictures

Ideas - image detective

National Geographic

YouTube - a source for video clips

TeacherTube - a source for kid-friendly video clips

Discovery streaming video - pay site (fantastic!!)

Google video

Is YouTube Blocked at your school, use to convert videos to mp4 files!
Here's how:
You can also use to search the You Tube database, find a video you want to use, download it to your account (you will need to open a free account first) and then download it in the format you want (.wmv, .avi, .mov. mp4 etc) to your hard drive. It's faster than Zamzar and you wont' get caught up in the queue, which can take hours.

Sound Effects
SoundSnap - free online sound library

Animoto -