Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Technology In The Classroom
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Technology In The Classroom

1,150
views

Published on

A brief overview of a few tools which are free and easy to use in a classroom setting

A brief overview of a few tools which are free and easy to use in a classroom setting

Published in: Technology, Education

1 Comment
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,150
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
7
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
1
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. WORDLE – WHAT’S THAT? A Wordle from the introduction to my dissertation
  • 2. HOW DO I MAKE A WORDLE? • It’s easy! Go to this website: www.wordle.net • You don’t have to register any details to make a Wordle • Click on ‘Create’ at the top of the page • In the textbox that appears, paste in the text you want to use, or type it in directly • Words which appear more often, show up larger on the Wordle • Press ‘Go’, and your Wordle will be created • Use the Edit buttons at the top of your Wordle to change the orientation of your text, and colours • Once ready, you can print your Wordle. It will export as a PDF
  • 3. ANIMOTO – SHORT AND FUN Created for free on the Animoto website It’s easy – anyone can do this!
  • 4. HOW TO MAKE AN ANIMOTO • Click on Create, once on the website, and then choose Short video, which are the free ones Use this button to import pictures from your computer Put your pictures in these boxes, in the order in which you want them. You can only have 15 Use this tab to finalise your pictures Use this tab to add music, your own or Animoto. Effects are added by and text. Animoto’s preselected range Animoto, and can’t be changed
  • 5. WHAT’S A GLOG? http://frankster.glogster.com/glog-487/ • A glog is an interactive poster. You – and pupils- can easily make a glog which contains text, pictures and videos • This makes the presentation much more fun to watch for everybody • www.edu.glogster.com is a free educational site where you can register your class and keep their glogs private • You do this by registering for Glogster for yourself, and then asking them for an educational account. Use your school email address, which will indicate to them that you work in an educational establishment • And then have fun, trying out and creating your first glog!
  • 6. WHAT IS ONLINE BOOKMARKING? • Online bookmarks are a way of sharing your bookmarks with a wider audience • Bookmarks are available from whichever computer you are working on, not only your own computer • There are two main sites for this, Diigo and Delicious • You can embed the bookmarks on to websites, and share them with pupils • You can choose for bookmarks to be public or private • You can choose whether others can share your login, or you are the only owner of the set • Fantastic resource for departments to have their own set of bookmarks to share with pupils
  • 7. ROLLYO – CREATING A WALLED GARDEN FOR SEARCHING Go to www.rollyo.com and sign up for this free resource Create your own Rollyo Copy and paste the widget code on to the page of the VLE where you would like it to work In this way, you can teach pupils to search for their own results, but can control the sites you want them to search in
  • 8. KEEP UP TO DATE – FOLLOW THESE SITES Top 100 Tools for Learning from Jane Hart: brief explanations and links to best tools to use: http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/recommended / Phil Bradley: A must for everyone to follow: http://philbradley.typepad.com/i_wan t_to/ Discovery education site – brief video introductions to the most popular Web 2 tools: http://cdwg.discoveryeducation.com/ web2.0/video.cfm