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  • So, when I came back to Camilla, I started using wikis with my students immediately and sat down in my classroom to begin blogging. I turned to a student and said, “I have to create a blog and I have to name the thing – what should I name it?” The students sitting there said, “Well, Mrs. Vicki, you’re cool and we’re the wildcats, so, why don’t you call it the cool Cat teacher blog
  • And that is what I suggest for you to do today. Your assignment for this webinar today is to come up with your “Big Three” at the end of the webinar. Pick three things – start there!

50 ways to improve your classroom with technology (enhanced by Visual Bee as a test)  
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  • Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! http://tinyurl.com/50-tools-gisa Vicki Davis, Teacher
  • www.wiffiti.com
  • • http://wiffiti.com/screens/83428 http://wiffiti.com/screens/83428c
  • https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/noocneohefmdhonidldnlhaainpiomkp
  • www.evernote.com
  • Google apps for domains (free)http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/
  • Cell phone friendly email (gmail)Groups with distribution listsof parents. (i.e. I send toComputer Fundamentals andit sends to all the parents)Automatic distribution lists• Classes• teachers
  • Google Docs • Shared folders • Color codes
  • Collaborative editing in Docs• How we edit Kindle Kids corner
  • http://kids.kindlenationdaily.com/
  • http://gadd.lib.overdrive.com/171866E5-F8A1-41B0-B638-2CC566B998B3/10/512/en/Libraries.htm Check out ebooks Kindle Audiobooks With your library card Online!
  • Class rules http://docs.google.com
  • Google Forms – A school survey
  • Goes into Spreadsheet
  • Cool Trick Copy out of spreadsheet into Wordle!Step 1: Convert Everything to lowercase by pasting into MS Word.
  • www.wordle.net
  • What Westwood Students own
  • Wikisource: Copy Text from Famous Speechhttp://en.wikisource.org
  • http://www.tagxedo.com/
  • Google Calendar
  • Picasa web album, Google Calendar
  • Wikis! http://westwood.wikispaces.com
  • www.edmodo.comFree, blogging, assignments
  • Give assignments and receive responses
  • Assignments
  • www.smugmug.comMonetize the photos your annual staff is taking. I hereby authorize the School to use photographs, videos, writings, artwork, and audio recordings of my child in school media and advertisements. I understand that I must notify the Ravenscroft Communications Office, in writing, to change this authorization. Ravenscroft School
  • Sharing the message• Automate Automate Automate!
  • Setting up to have an easy social media distribution planCreate a blog on blogger.com Use feedburner to create a feed Feedburner email (lets people sign up with a form) Take the feed into Twitterfeed Twitterfeed posts to Twitter
  • Now one post can!Blog Post Email to subscribers Tweet from the post Facebook fan page update
  • Make it easier• Go into blogger settings  Mobile and Email• Make an email – now your secretary or principal can update using email.
  • www.hootsuite.comSchedule updates like lunch menus.
  • http://rubistar.4teachers.org
  • www.classtools.net
  • http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page
  • Diigo www.diigo.comBookmarking groups; Auto blog posts
  • www.igoogle.comBuilding your PLN and tracking projects
  • Netvibes.com or Pageflakes.comFor building Classroom Monitoring Portals (CMP)
  • Brainstorming tool bubbl.us/Source: http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html
  • Voicethread www.voicethread.com• See these in action on the Eracism Project• http://eracism.flatclassr oomproject.org/Semi+F inals+VoiceThreads
  • Dropbox www.dropbox.comMy key to paperless
  • www.droptito.me
  • http://www.dipity.com/
  • Glitch: Only 3 from one IP address can sign up here in a day.Unless you get the free email service from https://skydrive.live.com
  • http://www.microsoft.com/education/en- us/solutions/Pages/liveedu.aspx• Live@edu: Microsoft’s free email, site alternative.
  • Stellariumhttp://www.stellarium.org
  • Microsoft Worldwide Telescopehttp://www.worldwidetelescope.org
  • Build your own planetariumhttp://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ExperienceIt/ExperienceIt.aspx?Page=Dome
  • Free interactive whiteboard resourceshttp://www.iboard.co.uk
  • Free painting softwarehttp://www.getpaint.net/
  • Livebindershttp://livebinders.com/play/present?id=164223
  • Spelling Citywww.spellingcity.com
  • www.funbrain.com
  • Google nGram Viewerhttp://ngrams.googlelabs.com/
  • Wolfram Alphahttp://www.wolframalpha.com
  • Audacityhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net
  • www.iear.org
  • http://www.epals.com/
  • www.iearn.org
  • http://flatclassrooms.ning.com
  • Skypewww.skype.com
  • Diigowww.diigo.comhttp://www.diigo.com/list/coolcatteacher/f QR Code Generatorantastic-classroom- tools http://qrcode.kaywa. com/
  • Vicki Davis@coolcatteacherhttp://tinyurl.com/cct-differentiate www.flatclassroombook.com
  • The power of Three! Pick three