5 websites you can use tomorrow


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2012 SCASL Conference Conference
Greenville, SC
March 14-16, 2012

Concurrent Session:
5 Websites You Can Use Tomorrow (or Monday)
Michelle King & Melanie Starks, Aiken County

Explore five websites: Kerpoof, ABCYa, Wordle, PicLits,
and Blabberize, and see how these sites can be used for
instruction. Examples of student work and how these sites have been used for instruction will be provided. You will leave this session knowing how to use these tools tomorrow!

Level: ELEM, MS, HS
Strand: Instruction/Collaboration;

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5 websites you can use tomorrow

  1. 1. 5 Websites You Can Use Tomorrow (or Monday)Michelle King and Melanie Starks Aiken County
  2. 2. Word Clouds• A word cloud is a visual arrangement of a list of words. Generally, the more times a word is listed, the larger it appears. – Wordle, ABCYa, Tagxedo Applicable Standards for the 21st-Century Learner – 3.1.4-Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways others can view, use, and assess. – 3.3.4-Create products that apply to authentic, real-world context. – 4.1.8-Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning.
  3. 3. Wordle--Martin’s Big Words
  4. 4. Wordle—Character Sketch from Wangari’s Trees of Peace
  5. 5. This is a Wordle superimposed on a clipart of the world.
  6. 6. ABCYa! 14 Cows for America
  7. 7. ABCYa! 14 Cows for America
  8. 8. Tagxedo—Arts Collaboration
  9. 9. Tagxedo- Continents by size
  10. 10. Tagxedo
  11. 11. Tagxedo
  12. 12. Blabberize• A “blabber” is a video composed of a picture and a voice recording.• “Blabbers” can be downloaded.• It’s FREE!
  13. 13. Pic·Lits• Select a picture and add words like it’s magnetic poetry.• Select from a word bank or freestyle.• Can save or share your creations• Applicable Standards for the 21st-Century Learner – 4.1.7-Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information. – 4.1.8-Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning. – 4.3.1-Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.
  14. 14. Pic·Lits—Comma rules
  15. 15. Pic·Lits—Comma Rules
  16. 16. Pic·Lits—Descriptive Writing
  17. 17. Pic·Lits—Descriptive Writing5th grade student
  18. 18. • Wordle, Tagxedo, and Pic·Lits were included on the AASL Top 25 Sites for Teaching and Learning.
  19. 19. Tips and Tricks• Blabberize and Pic·Lits both require you to make a (free) account.• Try out the website on a student computer with a student log-in BEFORE using the site with students.• Tagxedo requires Silverlight.• Directly recording into the site may not work with Blabberize; you may have to upload.