Technology professionallearning aug 2011 (protected)
Barrow Technology Launchpad 1. Our goals of today is to explore various technology tools and brainstorm how these tools might be used with our students this year. 2. Remember that you don’t have to be an expert in a technology tool to use it with your students. Once students are shown a tool and how to login, they discover ways to use the tool quickly and collaborate with one another. 3. Our centers will follow this format: Show a final product using the tool, explore the tool on laptops and Smart Board, and Brainstorm ways to use this tool in units of study this year. 4. Remember to follow copyright when making any kind of product with students.Animoto (katie) http://animoto.com ● Animoto is a tool that puts together short text, images, and short video clips to create a movie/commercial. Animoto has a gallery of images, music, and videos that students can use, but photos from http://creativecommons.org or photos and videos taken by students can be uploaded. Animoto might be used for persuasive writing, book trailers, tours of a habitat or places, and more. ● For today, use email: **********@gmail.com or **********+email@example.com and password: *********** ● Sign up for your own account at: http://animoto.com/education. Once approved, you can use your promo code to create up to 50 student accounts. Create a generic google email address to do this. This same site has some examples of how Animoto has been used in classrooms. Directions can be found here: http://help.animoto.com/entries/104077-how-do-i-set-up-accounts-for-my-studentsGlogster (Natalie & Meghan) http://edu.glogster.com/ ● Glogster is a way to create an interactive digital poster that can be embedded on a webpage or that you can share the direct link to the poster. Students can embed images, video, video captured from a webcam, photographs, animoto videos, photo stories, text, links, and much more. It’s a way to pull together a variety of formats to explain one topic. ● Glogster is a great culminating project that students can work on throughout a unit of study. It’s a great tool to breathe new life into tri-fold boards! ● For today, Use nickname: *******1 or ********2 or *******3 (etc) and password: ********* ● To setup your own account, go to http://edu.glogster.com/register/
Photo Story/Wordle/Tagxedo (Andy & Jan)http://www.tagxedo.com/ http://www.wordle.net/ ● Use photos, text, narration to tell a story or give information about a topic. Photo Story creates a movie that can be uploaded to Teacher Tube or your webpage. There are many features within photostory to add transitions, create music, highlight specific parts of a photograph and more. ● Photo Story is already on your computer under all programs. Click “Photo Story 3” ● Ideas for Photo Story: http://21stcenturyteaching.pbworks.com/w/page/833439/Ideas %20for%20Photostory%203%20Projects ● Wordle and Tagxedo let you create word clouds using text from webpages, blogs, twitter, or your own text typed in Word. Both Wordle and Tagxedo count the number of times a word is used and the size of the word in the word cloud is directly related to the number of times a word is used. ● Worldle and Tagxedo are great tools for editing and revising in writing as well as alternate formats for poetry and writing. ● Ideas for Wordle: https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_157dpbsg9c5 Or http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/58905.aspxAudacity (Ashley) ● Audacity is a tool for doing audio recordings of students. Record students reading their writing, practicing fluency, etc. Upload the file as an mp3 to destiny for book reviews, use Animoto to illustrate writing or a poem, or create a podcast on your webpage of student voices. ● Audacity has many features, but there are a few basic steps to do simple recording of student voices. ● Download audacity at: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ ● Dowload the lame encoder at: http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/For More Info on Copyright:http://www.clarke.k12.ga.us/webpages/aplemmons/handbook.cfm?subpage=4119
Creative Commonshttp://search.creativecommons.org • Images, videos, and music on creative commons have a CC licensing. This means that the author has given permission for users to use the images, videos, and music in creative ways. • To search, type in a keyword that you are searching for. Uncheck the box that says “use for commercial purposes” because your students are most likely not trying to make money off of their project. • Click Go. Then click on any of the tabs at the top. Flickr is blocked, but you can use Google images.