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    • Free Resources for Integrating Technology in the Classroom www.slideshare.net/ www.wordle.net www.voicethread.net http://pixton.com/create http://4teachers.org http://yacapaca.com
    • www.slideshare.net/
      • Have you ever plugged in your flash drive into a laptop, opened a Powerpoint presentation and it doesn't work?
      • Have your students ever done the same thing, and used technology downfall as an excuse to get out of presenting?
      • Have you ever wanted to embed your Powerpoint slides on a wiki to share with students and parents?
      • If you answered yes to all of the above then I have your solution.
    • www.slideshare.net/
      • What is SlideShare?
      • A place to download original Powerpoints
      • Students can share presentations easily by uploading and sharing presentation files to the website.
      • Allows students and teachers to embed slideshows into a website or blog
      • Allows students and teachers to share ideas more readily.
    • www.slideshare.net
      • How do you get started?
      • First, register on the website.
      • Make sure you update your account profile once your registration is complete
      • Upload your presentation from Powerpoint
      • View and share your Powerpoint
    • www.slideshare.net/
      • How are teachers using this site?
      • To create professional development courses and tutorials-this presentation can be found there.
      • Teachers use presentations made by other teachers to eliminate time spent “reinventing the wheel”
      • Teachers can make their presentations readily available on the web for students who miss class or need review
      • Students can share their presentations for class without technological glitches
      • Teacher Sample Presentation Available for Use
    • www.wordle.net
      • What is wordle?
      • A wordle is a word cloud of frequently used words.
      • Ways to use it in the classroom:
      • Slideshare.net Wordle Presentation
      • -Poetry in words
      • -Revision terms
      • -Capturing keypoints
      • -General display purposes
      • -Introducing new vocabulary
      • -Spelling lists
      • -Reflections
    • www.wordle.net
      • Creating a wordle is easy.
      • 1.Go to http: //wordle .net/
      • 2.Select C r eate.
      • 3.Type words or phrases into the box 4.Click “GO”
      • 5.Select Font, Layout and Color.
      • 6.When you ’r e happy with your w o rdle, click “ S a ve to Gallery.”
    • www.voicethread.com
      • Slideshare .net Voicethread Presentation
      • Known as a G r oup audio blog, Voicethread allows users to record text and audio comments about uploaded images. 
      • Voicethread has two distinct advantages for classrooms that are communicating and collaborating across counties, countries or continents:
    • www.voicethread.com
          • Voicethread is Asynchronous:   That means users can work on and enjoy Voicethread presentations at any time--even if their "partners" are sleeping a million miles away!
          • Voicethread is Engaging: Voicethread gives users something interesting to talk about---pictures!  What's more, being able to actually hear one another makes digital communication through Voicethread much more personal.  
    • www.voicethread.com
      • Uses of VoiceThread
      • I use voicethread in my high school English classroom when students comment on political cartoons. They all must analyze a portion of the cartoon and make some comment of analysis.
      • Students in art class in all age groups post their work and others comment on that work.
      • Teachers explain steps to a math problem.
      • Brainstorming perspectives on an issue.
    • www.voicethread.com
      • Help setting up a voicethread:
      • http://jessica.sepke.net/VoiceThreadCheatSheet.pdf
    • www.pixton.com
      • Pixton.com is an online comic book creator
      • Captures and engages student attention at any grade level.
      • Students in grades K-12 can create comic books to reinforce language arts skills.
      • Students recreate characters, settings, plot while practicing writing skills in an interesting environment.
      • Tutorial for Starting Pixton Account Below
      • http://www1.cbsd.org/sites/teachers/hs/hgraham/Anatomy%20%20Physiology%20%20Chapter%2013%20%20The%20Respiratory%20S/2.%20%20Handouts/Pixton%20Comic%20Creator.pdf
    • Example of To Kill a Mockingbird
    • http://4teachers.org
      • Expand your curriculum with timesaving educational resources that use technology to improve instruction across all content areas and grade levels.
      • Find current resources that align with standards, promote higher-order thinking, and support the development of writing skills.
      • Monitor student research and writing, evaluate student performance, and create bilingual online lessons, classroom calendars, and quizzes in less time than traditional methods.
    • http://4teachers.org
      • RESOURCES AVAILABLE W/ DESCRIPTIONS
      • QuizStar Construct online quizzes that can include multimedia.
      • RubiStar Create customized rubrics in English and Spanish.
      • Arcademic Skill Builders Educational Games for students to polish math and language skills.
      • PersuadeStar Provides tools for students to write persuasive essays.
      • Classroom Architect Design a floor plan for your classroom.
    • http://4teachers.org
      • Equity Locate resources and tools to help you meet the needs of a diverse classroom.
      • TrackStar View thousands of online lessons or quickly create your own.
      • Assign-A-Day Post your own online class calendar with hyperlinks and projects.
      • Casa Notes Assemble take-home notes in English and Spanish.
      • PBL Checklists Make custom checklists for multiple projects.
      • Teacher Tacklebox Locate top-rated Tracks, WebQuests, and ThinkQuests for your subject.
    • http://4teachers.org
      • Web Poster Wizard Make and post a simple Web page within minutes.
      • NoteStar Assist students with collecting group notes and citations for papers.
      • Think Tank Helps student set up topics for reports. Use alone or with NoteStar.
      • KidsVid Help teachers and students use video production in class support project-based learning.