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Educational Tools for Technology



This presentation was designed to present to teachers to encourage more technology in the classroom. Presented to Professional Learning Communities in Southwest Minnesota, March 2012

This presentation was designed to present to teachers to encourage more technology in the classroom. Presented to Professional Learning Communities in Southwest Minnesota, March 2012



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Educational Tools for Technology Educational Tools for Technology Presentation Transcript

  • Easy Web Tools forEducatorsPresented by Shari Nelsonand Kari FransenMarch 12, 2012
  • Web 2.0 Facts• Did You Know???• The web is changing so fast, the informationyou are learning today, may already bechanging!
  • Common Terms for Web 2.0• Document• Events• Wiki• Music• Pictures• LiveCasting- Video andAudio• Bookmarks• Reputation• Crowdsourced Content• Blog Platforms• Blog Communities• Blog Conversations• Micromedia• Lifestreams• Vocab Specific to Twitter• Video Aggregation• Social Networks• SMS/Voicethread• Video View slide
  • Good Sites and videos• http://sites.google.com/site/educationalweb20tools/• http://www.slideshare.net/woscholar/60-sites-in-60-minutes View slide
  • Student Project Sites• Glogster.com and edu.glogster.com• Storybird.com• animoto.com• Prezi
  • More Presentation Sites• Empress Me!• As we all are familiar with Powerpoint, butmaybe would like to make a more permanentpresentation, this website will convert your PPto a web-ready flash video!• Cartoon Makers– And toondoo.com
  • Teacher WebsitesCreating your Own Classroom Space• Wikispaces.com and pbworks.com:(Collaboration sites)– mrsfran.pbworks.com• Weebly.com– mrsfransen.weebly.com• Shutterfly.com– (music website here)
  • Other Teaching Tools• Need a Timer?• Live Binders• Using a YouTube video, but don’t want any ofthe extras? Use Safe Share to removeoffensive material and crop the video screen!• Just About Any Topic…about.com
  • Vocabulary• Need something new? Teach vocabdifferently!
  • English Websites• Word Clouds: make interesting word shapeswith student writing, poetry and more!– Wordle– Tagxedo– Tagul: Teacher• Teaching Historically?– Death in Rome– Create a Museum box– Timelines
  • Writing Websites• Online Typing:– Full Screen with darkcopy.com• Journaling:– Private Journaling Site• Plagiarism? Track it online!• Writing a Graphic Novel in class use ComicMaster
  • Science and Math Websites• Graphing?– Draw Function Graphs• Astronomy Charts– Starry Night Sky Charts• Biology and Anatomy– Teaching Tools
  • Art and Media Websites• Photo Editing Tools:– www.aviary.com– www.befunky.com Johnnie• Collaboration Site for drawing
  • Health and Psychology Sites
  • Elementary Sites• If you have a smart board, there are so manythings you can do on this website. You will beable to sign up and download all kinds of pre-made smart board activities, or make some ofyour own. This also allows you to work withsmart notebook when you are at home.• Awesome activity makers! (previously seen onthe prezi.com site)
  • Collaboration Sites• As we have already mentioned, a large venuefor collaboration on a website would bewikispaces.com or pbworks.com.• Something that I have found which I thinkwould work great for “meeting” when youcan’t really meet, is creating a privatechatroom.• Board room wall sharing ideas and workingtogether!