Technology in the classroom

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  • 1. Technology in the classroom
    Tools for Teachers and Students
    Denise Durante
    April, 2011
  • 2. Video
    Digital Learners
  • 3. Wikis
    Web sites developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content.
    Teacher wikis
    http://www.pbworks.com
    http://edu.glogster.com/
    http://www.duranteteach.pbworks.com
  • 4. Teacher tools
    http://www.diigo.com/
    Online bookmarking network.
    http://www.zamzar.com/
    Website that lets you convert files and download videos.
    https://www.dropbox.com/
    Drop files in an online folder and sync it with multiple computers-have to download it.
    http://livebinders.com/
    Online source to organize and share sources with other teachers.
  • 5. Teacher tools
    http://weblist.me/
    Gather and organize content based on a theme with one URL or find content. Your weblist can then be shared.
    http://www.slideshare.net/
    Upload your presentations or find others to view or link to your websites.
    http://www.watchknow.org/
    Directory of thousands of videos for teachers.
    http://www1.teachertube.com/
    Sharing resource for teachers.
  • 6. Multimedia Presentation tools
    http://prezi.com/
    Nonlinear presentation tool-like PowerPoint, but cooler.
    http://www.masher.com/
    Use video clips, music and photos to create a projects.
    http://www.slide.com/
    Use photos, music and backdrops to create slideshows.
    http://www.animoto.com/education
    Use photos, video, text and audio to create presentations.
  • 7. Photos
    http://troovi.com/
    Here students can upload photos from home to a URL and then they can be used by the whole class.
    Sites to edit, play with and create projects using photographs:
    http://www.befunky.com/
    http://www.picnik.com/
    http://lunapic.com/editor/
  • 8. Podcasting
    Podcasting is online audio content that is delivered via an RSS feed.
    Free:
    Garageband (Mac)
    Sound Recorder (Windows or Mac)
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    Download for recording and editing sounds.
    Smarttech Downloads
    Downloads for interactive whiteboards which includes audio and video recording functions.
  • 9. Online storytelling
    http://www.storylineonline.net/
    Online streaming videos of actors reading stories.
    http://storynory.com/
    Free audio stories for kids.
    http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.asp
    Animated stories to read and/or listen to.
    Public Library Services-free downloads for audio books and e-books through ICONN
  • 10. Extras
    http://www.voki.com
    Create your own voki to embed into your wiki.
    http://scratch.mit.edu/
    Create projects, presentations, cartoons, video games, etc.
    http://www.schooltube.com/
    You tube, but appropriate content for kids.
    http://www.freerice.com/index.php
    Build vocabulary while donating to the United Nations World Food Program.
  • 11. Extras
    http://www.readwritethink.org/
    Tons of ideas for teachers of reading and writing.
    http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/teach.jsp
    Scholastic offers interactive tools as well as lessons for teachers.
    http://smarttech.com/us/Support/Browse+Support/Download+Software
    Smart Tech downloads for any interactive whiteboard. Some downloads are free. If a school has a product key, teachers can use it at home.