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  • 1. Free Resources for Integrating Technology in the Classroom
  • 2.
    • 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.
  • 3.
    • 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.
  • 4.
    • 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
  • 5.
    • 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
  • 6.
    • What is wordle?
    • A wordle is a word cloud of frequently used words.
    • Ways to use it in the classroom:
    • Wordle Presentation
    • -Poetry in words
    • -Revision terms
    • -Capturing keypoints
    • -General display purposes
    • -Introducing new vocabulary
    • -Spelling lists
    • -Reflections
  • 7.
    • 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.”
  • 8.
    • 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:
  • 9.
        • 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.  
  • 10.
    • 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.
  • 11.
    • Help setting up a voicethread:
  • 12.
    • 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
  • 13. Example of To Kill a Mockingbird
  • 14.
    • 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.
  • 15.
    • 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.
  • 16.
    • 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.
  • 17.
    • 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.