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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) (enhanced by VisualBee) Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! http://tinyurl.com/50-tools-gisa Vicki Davis, Teacher
  • 2. www.wiffiti.com
  • 3. • http://wiffiti.com/screens/83428 http://wiffiti.com/screens/83428c
  • 4. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/noocneohefmdhonidldnlhaainpiomkp
  • 5. www.evernote.com
  • 6. Google apps for domains (free)http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Google Docs • Shared folders • Color codes
  • 9. Collaborative editing in Docs• How we edit Kindle Kids corner
  • 10. http://kids.kindlenationdaily.com/
  • 11. 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!
  • 12. Class rules http://docs.google.com
  • 13. Google Forms – A school survey
  • 14. Goes into Spreadsheet
  • 15. Cool Trick Copy out of spreadsheet into Wordle!Step 1: Convert Everything to lowercase by pasting into MS Word.
  • 16. www.wordle.net
  • 17. What Westwood Students own
  • 18. Wikisource: Copy Text from Famous Speechhttp://en.wikisource.org
  • 19. http://www.tagxedo.com/
  • 20. Google Calendar
  • 21. Picasa web album, Google Calendar
  • 22. Wikis! http://westwood.wikispaces.com
  • 23. www.edmodo.comFree, blogging, assignments
  • 24. Give assignments and receive responses
  • 25. Assignments
  • 26. 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
  • 27. Sharing the message• Automate Automate Automate!
  • 28. 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
  • 29. Now one post can!Blog Post Email to subscribers Tweet from the post Facebook fan page update
  • 30. Make it easier• Go into blogger settings  Mobile and Email• Make an email – now your secretary or principal can update using email.
  • 31. www.hootsuite.comSchedule updates like lunch menus.
  • 32. http://rubistar.4teachers.org
  • 33. www.classtools.net
  • 34. http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page
  • 35. Diigo www.diigo.comBookmarking groups; Auto blog posts
  • 36. www.igoogle.comBuilding your PLN and tracking projects
  • 37. Netvibes.com or Pageflakes.comFor building Classroom Monitoring Portals (CMP)
  • 38. Brainstorming tool bubbl.us/Source: http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html
  • 39. Voicethread www.voicethread.com• See these in action on the Eracism Project• http://eracism.flatclassr oomproject.org/Semi+F inals+VoiceThreads
  • 40. Dropbox www.dropbox.comMy key to paperless
  • 41. www.droptito.me
  • 42. http://www.dipity.com/
  • 43. 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
  • 44. http://www.microsoft.com/education/en- us/solutions/Pages/liveedu.aspx• Live@edu: Microsoft’s free email, site alternative.
  • 45. Stellariumhttp://www.stellarium.org
  • 46. Microsoft Worldwide Telescopehttp://www.worldwidetelescope.org
  • 47. Build your own planetariumhttp://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ExperienceIt/ExperienceIt.aspx?Page=Dome
  • 48. Free interactive whiteboard resourceshttp://www.iboard.co.uk
  • 49. Free painting softwarehttp://www.getpaint.net/
  • 50. Livebindershttp://livebinders.com/play/present?id=164223
  • 51. Spelling Citywww.spellingcity.com
  • 52. www.funbrain.com
  • 53. Google nGram Viewerhttp://ngrams.googlelabs.com/
  • 54. Wolfram Alphahttp://www.wolframalpha.com
  • 55. Audacityhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net
  • 56. www.iear.org
  • 57. http://www.epals.com/
  • 58. www.iearn.org
  • 59. http://flatclassrooms.ning.com
  • 60. Skypewww.skype.com
  • 61. Diigowww.diigo.comhttp://www.diigo.com/list/coolcatteacher/f QR Code Generatorantastic-classroom- tools http://qrcode.kaywa. com/
  • 62. Vicki Davis@coolcatteacherhttp://tinyurl.com/cct-differentiate www.flatclassroombook.com
  • 63. The power of Three! Pick three