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June, 2011

Found this great little mindmapping tool that allows you to add documents, maps, text and images... You can also share to collaborate so it can be set up for your students to actually complete. Here's a 2 minute demo for SpiderScribe... http://www.spiderscribe.net/videos/VideoIntroduction.php

 

 

Want to use QR with your students? How about creating a Treasure Hunt? ClassTools.net has just the tool for you to do it! Also, check out these other sites for ideas...

QR Huh? What The Heck Is A QR Code? (Steven Anderson)

QR Codes in the Classroom (Richard Byrne / Charity L. Preston) 

Interesting way of using QR codes in the Classroom (Tom Barrett) 

QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide (Vicki Davis) 

Hot QR Codes in the Classroom and Library (Gwyneth Jones)

QR Codes in the Classroom (David Hopkins) 

10 Ways to use QR Codes in the Classroom (Barbara Schroeder)

 


May 7, 2011...

 

Richard Byrne has a terrific blog with many resources... Free Technology for Teachers (It's in my blog roll but I haven't visited in a while.) He has a terrific resource posted now... 77 Web Resources for Teachers to Try This Summer. You can click in the middle to view full screen or you have the option to download the .pdf by using the menu button in the bottom right corner. 

 

 

 


 April 7, 2011...

 

Teach your students to create the correct citation for their resources... use the Son of Citation Machine!

http://citationmachine.net/

 

Copyright-Friendly and Copyleft (Mostly!) Images and Sound for Use in Media Projects, Web Pages, Blogs, Wikis, etc. http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/

 

Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use... http://www.csriu.org/documents/ - Resource materials for teaching Internet safety.

 

Common Sense Media is pleased to announce that the free CyberSmart! curriculum is now part of Common Sense Media's education programs. http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/  Also includes lessons on cyberbullying.

  • S Safety and Security Online
  • M Manners & Cybercitizenship
  • A Authentic Learning and Creativity
  • R Research and Information Fluency
  • T Twenty-First Century Challenges

 

Top 10 Sites for Educational Resources by David Kapuler


 I stumbled upon the blog of a third grade teacher... What great uses of Cluster Maps! Mrs. Yollis is teaching everyone to blog!  http://yollisclassblog.blogspot.com/ 
What a cool classroom :-)


March 21, 2011...

 

A few good Math tools... 

 

Math problem solver... http://www.mathway.com/

 

Using flip videos in a Math class... http://teachhighschoolmath.blogspot.com/2010/12/using-flip-videos-in-high-school-math.html

 

Math Livebinders... http://livebinders4teachers.pbworks.com/w/page/577990/Math 


February 21, 2011...

 

Talk about technology making a difference in the life of students... take a look at this!

 

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/41641984/ns/today-today_health/

 


Google just made it easier for people to collaborate with each other using Microsoft Office by officially launching Google Cloud Connect Thursday.

The service, which has been in beta since November, is now available to all and uses Google’s vast cloud to store and synchronize any Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel document.

If you have Microsoft Office, using Google Cloud Connect is as easy as downloading a plug-in, installing it and then seeing a toolbar at the top of your Office application.

                                                                                                                                  Mashable.com 


 Great article from Mind/Shift discussing Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning:

  1. Collaborative
  2. Tech-Powered
  3. Blended

Excellent examples and resources are linked throughout the article. 

 

February 15, 2011...

 

Interested in creating a class website, developing an online class, creating ePortfolios, or just building some rubrics? Check out this site for all of these opitons. RCampus is a comprehesive Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment. FREE!

 

http://www.rcampus.com/index.cfm

 

 


January 11, 2011

 

EasyBib.com is a Web site that helps students quickly and simply collect, format, and alphabetize lists of works cited and teaches them to credit the sources of their information correctly.


 

December 2, 2010

 

Looking for digital media resources and came upon this site that delivers resources for FREE or nearly free.

 

Multimedia on a Shoestring---http://shoestringmedia.org/#B 


November 2, 2010

 

 

Great Livebinders for "web 2.0" in the classroom. Take your pick to find some great resources and ideas.

http://livebinders.com/shelf/searchsearch=&terms=Web+2.0&type=3

  

 

August 16...

 

Found a great video by Ewan McIntosh that explains the benefits of ePortfolios for both students and teachers. You can also check out his blog... http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/2010/08/setting-our-default-to-social.html 

 

 

 


August 10... 

Another great resource by a librarian... http://newcastlehslibrary.pbworks.com.

Some information you'll find there on Copyright..... 


 July 30...

 

 

This looks like a great site created by a librarian. You'll find great projects created by students and even directions on how to help your own students create... BOOK TRAILERS...

 

http://www.booktrailersforreaders.com/


Strivney is a free site for learning to read English with phonetics.  It is made up of over 1,000 interactive, colourful and animated games, exercises, quizzes and presentations.  Strivney is both an early reading programme  and also ideal for help with learning difficulties.   Children work at their own pace,  enjoy the instant feedback they get from the programme and learn to read quickly and easily.  Non-English speakers learn English with the ESL version.  The online activities are combined with free printable writing worksheets


 

July 19...

 

Want to create forms? ... use Google forms: http://www.google.com/google-d-s/forms/

 

Creating Forms: http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=87809

 

This is a short 2 min. video showing you how easy it is!

 

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  July 12...

 

30 Posts About Free Education Technology Tools & Resources

by K. Walsh on May 26, 2010

 

This is a great list of 30 tools free on the web. Also posted on this site: Emerging EdTech, you'll find other links to various Web 2.0 tools that might be helpful in your classroom.

 

Another great site listed on the page above is Richard Byrne's http://www.freetech4teachers.com/. Richard is a Google Certifed Teacher so you'll find lots of good ideas and links for using Google tools in the classroom.

 

Tool for collaborative work --- just start a document and invite others to join you... great planning tool

http://typewith.me/

 

More resources for free tech tools...

 

Tech Tips For Teachers: Free, Easy and Useful Creation Tools

By HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO AND KATHERINE SCHULTEN

 

June 21...

 

 The Biology Corner is a resource site for biology and science teachers.


May 24...

 

From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

 

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/10/25/100-google-tricks-that-will-save-you-time-in-school/

 


May 17th...

 

I'm adding some new blog resources for ed tech. Enjoy these over the summer!

 

Emerging EdTech - They even have a Facebook Fanpage if that's better for you...

 

The Innovative Educator

 

Free Technology for Teachers

 

TeachPaperless

 

Techbrarian - Really great lesson ideas for 6th grades but you could always change them to make them fit your grade level.

 

Teacher Tech


  April 22, 2010

 

If you have a NING community, you are probably wondering what in the world am I going to do now that NING is starting to charge. Well,  this might be the solution. Found this site and I'm passing the information on to you in hopes it might be a solution.

****Wackwall is working on a conversion tool that will help you move your Ning into their community. They also say they are built with open source community software so will NEVER charge.... http://wackwall.com/ I'll be moving mine over!

Ning to Wackwall clarification: http://blog.wackwall.com/2010/04/ning-to-wackwall-clarification.html  


 

WEEK of March 29-

 

 Welcome to 

 

JOG THE WEB is a web-based tool that allows anyone to create a synchronous guide to a series of web sites. You can also search and perhaps find resouces that have already been gathered together in one place. Just link to that "JOG"

 


WEEK of March 22 -

 

Attending the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference-- Houston, TX

 

FrontPage Follow me at the TxDLA conference....

 

Vision 2020 Wiki -- 

 

Great site with TONS of links... it will take you a while to check things out!

http://web20-21stcentury-tools.wikispaces.com/

  


Week of March 15 - 

 

 

 Ten Free Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom - this is a great post (guest post by Karen Schweitzer) from the Once a Teacher blog.

 

Next week I'll be at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference so look for some new resources!

Week of February 22, 2009 -  

 

WOW -  take a look at the power of social media... Gary Hayes' Social Media Counts

 

Marilyn Western's

Technology Tips for Classroom Teachers - LOTS of SMART board Activities!

 


Resources for the Olympics -

 

Olympic site for Educational Resources 

 

Thinkfinity resources for the Olympics

 

Team USA

 

 Online Learning Centre, Saskatoon Public Schools Resources --

Lesson plans, games, and history of the Olympics

 

Canadian Olympic School Program

presented by RBC, has been providing teachers with free classroom resources since 1988. Games, stories and project packs.

 

Enchanted Learning Olympic Resources

 

 Teacher Vision

Celebrate the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, with our printable resources, activities, worksheets, reference materials, and lesson plans. These resources will help your students learn about past and present Olympic games, Olympic symbols and traditions, Canadian history, and more. The Games begin February 12, 2010!

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Click the image for the site) 

 

NBC Learn interviews athletes, coaches, and scientists in this original 16-part series, and unravels the physics, biology, chemistry, and materials engineering behind the Olympic Winter Games. The Science of the Olympic Winter Games is made possible through a partnership with the National Science Foundation.

 

These videos have information and they also have a transcript. Great resource for science teachers!

 

 

Week of February 15, 2009 -


 This is a great list of Web 2.0 tools for just about anything. There are a few links that didn't work, but all in all this is a one-stop shop!

 

LEARNING TOOLS DIRECTORY 2010

 

Image, Audio and Video tools

 

 Week of February 1, 2009 - 

AlternativeTo is a new approach to finding good software. Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you great alternatives, based on user recommendations. You can search by type of software, type of operating system or just browse through all of the open source software. Great database!

 

Week of January 18, 2009 - 

I found this really cool tool posted by someone on Classroom 2.0. This can be interactive across distances or you can create something, save the file and post it on a blog, wiki, or in your online class. http://www.imaginationcubed.com/

 

This looks like a fun site! Students solve cases (mysteries) and learn about plants. "The Great Plant Escape"

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/case1/case1.html

 

The Science Learning Network Staff at the Museum of Science, Boston.--- Exploring Leonardo.

This web site has four main content sections:

Inventor's Workshop highlights some of Leonardo's futuristic inventions, introduces the elements of machines, lets students explore how these elements can work together to perform new functions, and gives students a chance to try analyzing Leonardo's inventions and designing their own.

Leonardo's Perspective introduces Leonardo's way of looking at the world and explores Renaissance techniques for representing the 3D world on 2D surfaces.

What, Where, When? is a brief biography of Leonardo da Vinci with images.

Leonardo: Right to Left explores Leonardo's curious habit of writing in reverse.

 

Week of January 4, 2009 -

 

I'm working on a workshop and also an online class and found the neatest tool to organize videos... you can group them by content and have them all in one place! Take a look at my video page to see 2 examples of how you can use EMBEDR... a free service that lets you create your own list of videos. All you have to do is paste in the URL of the videos, arrange them in the order you want them to appear, and then choose a player. WOW... easy way to arrange and keep your videos organized.

 

Found this great tool for creating an online resource... LiveBinders... "The knowledge sharing place." You can add any resources you have-- kind of like a file folder-- and it keeps them organized online. It defaults as private, but you can share it with others or make it public. Sounds like a great way to collaborate online! What a great tool for collaborative projects in the classroom-- students could post their projects along with any resources they used. I also found this LiveBinder on Wordle- some really good resources for this Web 2.0 tool.

 

http://livebinders4teachers.pbworks.com/FrontPage - Livevinders indexed by content and grade levels.

 

Week of October 12, 2009 -

 

Just bought one of those neat little Fip Ultra video cameras and love it! I have used one before but never had one of my own. It stores 2 hours of video and comes with some pretty neat editing software. You can also use the software, Flipshare, and upload it to a Flip channel to share with family or friends.  If you haven't ever seen or heard of one of these easy to use cameras, take a look...

http://www.theflip.com/en-us/Products/.

You might check this link for this GREAT "2 for 1" deal for educators from Digital wish...

http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/product?id=4310

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Resources for using this cool little camera in the classroom...

 

Check out this presentation by Tom Barrett which provides 40 ways to use a Flip Video in your classroom. If you want to click through it so you can take your time, just click on the double arrows and you can choose when to change slides. Otherwise, it will play for you. Great ideas!

 

Using Flip Video in the classroom

 

Learning in Hand... Flip Video Camera

 

Week of September 28, 2009 - Sharing some Web 2.0 Tools.

 

JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running. Not interested in building your own jeopardy templates? Well that’s cool too. You can browse other jeopardy templates created by other people. It doesn’t get any better than this!

 

VERY COOL quiz site... math, vocabulary in languages, geography and science. The most accessible math test resource on the web today with over 6 million graded exams to date and over 300,000 participating students.  What we believe in: Clean, quality, easily accessible, educational software for every school and child regardless of geographic location or economic class.  What we don't believe in: Games, advertising, fees, spam or gimmicks. That Quiz is free for educational use.

 

Learn how Innovative teacher Vicki Davis leverages wikis, blogs, digital storytelling, podcasts, virtual worlds, and other digital tools to connect students in rural Georgia to the world. Also, visit Vicki's blog... CoolCat Teacher blog.

 

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