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New Tools that AllLibrarians Should Know About (Grades 6-8) By: Erin Brinkley
Overview: Journey Through Technology New Technology that could be used in Middle Schools!1. QR Codes2. Geocaching3. Infographics4. VoiceThreads (Audio Messages)5. Image Editors6. Digital Storytelling
IntroductionErin L. Brinkley• Graduated from Liberty University in 2010• Teach 6th grade English in VBCPS.• Currently working on Masters in Library My Avatar created from Science at ODU http://pickaface.net/
QR CodesWhat is a QR code? Video on QR Codes• Barcodes that store http://www.youtube.com/wat important information ch?v=Tkgi_wbaPTk• You can scan barcodes with a camera phone or I-pad.• Barcodes will direct you to links/websites, information, or answered questions.
3 Ways to Use QR Codes in Schools#1 Use of QR codes in Libraries• Check out information• Computer use/information- login and password• Important information throughout library• Book reviews
Continued… Something to Think About! • Access to camera phone in schools. • Access to I-pads • BYOD policy (Bring Your Own Device)
3 Ways to Use QR Codes in Schools #2 First week of http://www.youtube.com/wa School tch?v=DrW3iXPmaiE• Scavenger Hunt through school or library• Get to know students• Get to know rules/procedures• Quiz students on content they know so far
3 Ways to Use QR Codes in Schools #3 Students Create Websites to create Their Own Code! Free QR Codes• Create codes for Book • http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ Reviews • http://www.mobile-• Create Codes for barcodes.com/qr-code- presentations generator/• Create Codes for projects • http://createqrcode.appspot. com/• Answering Questions (Review for test)
GeocachingVideo on Geocaching What is Geocaching? • Scavenger Hunt using coordinates to find hidden objects or treasure, called the Cache, that others have hidden. • Replace hidden treasure with your own and login you were there. • Must use a GPS to find thehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4VFeYZTTYs&feature=results_main&p Cache.laynext=1&list=PLD8B38E960189CA0D
3 Ways to Use Geocaching in Schools #1 Use it in Math Class • Place multi-step math problems in different locations • Each location will have a different step to solve the problem. • Race between groups
3 Ways to Use Geocaching in Schools Link to History Ideas # 2 Use it in History for Geocaching Class• http://blog.geocaching.com/201 • Teaches Coordinates 1/08/geocaching-finds-its-way- (Longitude and Latitude) to-the-classroom/ • Teaches Geography and Maps • Teaches historical Topics and Time periods (Ex: Oregon Trail)
3 Ways to Use Geocaching in Schools #3 Use it In English Class or in a Library • Questions based on a story/novel • Finding the complete plot to a story and placing in order (beginning, middle, & end) • Questions based on Library/School
Infographics What is an YouTube Video on Infographic? Infographics• A visual representation• Shares research, data, statistics, and information• Visually appealing• Short and to the point• Easy to read and gain information http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=943 W4sfyKW0&feature=related
3 Ways to Use Infographics in Schools #1 To Learn about A Infographic Activity Topic• Topic in English: Popular • Students search online for Novels one infographic based on a topic.• Topic in Science: Animals, Plants, Weather, Earth • Share and discuss Infographic with the class• Topic in History: Time Periods, Events, People, Geography
3 Ways to Use Infographics in Schools #2 To Create One’s Websites to create Own Free Infographic• Create an Infographic after • http://www.vikitech.com/1 research on a topic. 1214/best-tools-for- creating-infographics• Need Data, Statistics, and Research from several sources= Teaches research • http://visual.ly/ process • http://piktochart.com/• Get to be creative and original with visual
3 Ways to Use Infographics in Schools# 3 For fun activities in and out of the Class• Warm-ups or discussion openers• Get to Know someone (1st week)• Present Information to parents, staff, or community about a school
VoiceThreads (Audio Messages) Collaboration What is a VoiceThread VoiceThread? • A device that records your voice by phone or microphone OR • A typed message to be stated by someone else. • Three types of Voice Threads: Audio Recordings only, Avatar recordings, or collaboration VoiceThreadhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW2nb7FO7p8
3 Ways to Use VoiceThreads in Schools #1 To EnhanceVoiceThread website Collaboration on Discussion Boards• http://voicethread.com/ • Post Document, Infographic, Video, Picture, or Chart/Diagram. • Students view and post comments on item or to fellow students. • Post by recording voice or texting/typing message.
3 Ways to Use VoiceThreads in Schools Websites for #2 Used for VoiceThreads (Audio Presentations and Messages) Introductions• http://www.audiopal.com/ • Students present information to class through (Audio Recording Only) VoiceThread• http://www.voki.com/ • Introduction VoiceThreads in(Avatar and Audio Recording) beginning of the year.
3 Ways to Use VoiceThreads in SchoolsVideo Mentioning use #3 Used for Foreignof Foreign Language Language• http://www.youtube.com/watch? • Great for practicing to speak v=fKilOmo62JQ in foreign language • Asking and Answering questions in foreign language • Translating English into a foreign language
Image Editors What is an Image Image Editing Video Editor?• Use of pictures to create booklets, movie posters, magazine covers, foldables, and much more.• Add special effects to photos http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=IUgT9OM50KQ&feat ure=related
3 Ways to Use Image Editors in Schools#1 Creating Foldables http://foldplay.com/foldplay. for All Subjects action• Create booklet/foldable using photos and text: Great for recording Historical Events or an English story• Create foldable for Science: pictures of the planets• Create Math problem foldable
3 Ways to Use Image Editors in Schools # 2 Create Items for Movie Poster created from Projects http://bighugelabs.com/• Create Movie Posters• Create Magazine Covers• Create Maps and puzzles• Create Photo Collages• Create Personalized CD Covers
3 Ways to Use Image Editors in Schools#3 To enhance, create,or add special effects http://www.tuxpi.com/ to a photo• For Photo Story• For Movie Maker• For other projects that include photos (Collages, Family Trees, Posters)
Digital StorytellingVideo on Digital What is Digital Storytelling Storytelling? • Narration of a short story • Placed in the digital world to create a video presentation • Could post to blog, website, CD, or Facebook • Includes pictures, video, music, recordings, or text.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKZiXR5qUlQ
3 Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in Schoolshttp://simplebooklet.com/ind #1 Simple Booklet.comex-sb.php for All Subjects• This website includes: • Create BrochuresVideoPictures • Create FlyersMusicText • Create Booklets • Create Newsletters • Create Mini sites
3 Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in Schools #2 Domo Animate.comhttp://domo.goanimate.com/ For All Subjectsstudio • Create Digital Comic Strips for English, History, Science, or Foreign Language. • Use graphic characters, comic boxes, text, props, and music. • View Comic Strip story at the end.
3 Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in Schools # 3 StoryBird.com Forhttp://storybird.com/ English or Foreign Language • Create Short Story by starting with an image and gaining inspiration. • Great practice for storytelling and plot elements in English • Explore Images by Themes or Challenges • Does not include Audio (Music or Recording)
Credits• (2011). Woodstock public library. (2011). [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodstockpubliclibrary/6080173926/• Bowden, S. (Composer). (2011). English heritage. [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.english- heritage.org.uk/education/heritage-learning/issue45/using-ict/• McClung, S. (Photographer). (2006). Slightly north of here. [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/98092274@N00/210369709• Thussa. (Designer). (2011). Anatomy of a teacher (infographic). [Web Graphic]. Retrieved from http://soshable.com/anatomy-of-a-teacher-infographic/• (2010). Multi-media collaboration via voice thread. (2010). [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://iits.haverford.edu/instructional-technology/teaching-with-technology-forum/teaching-with- technology-forum-fall-2010/• (2012). Text dependent questions. (2012). [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://criticalthinkingworks.com/?p=307• (2012). Ict magic. (2012). [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Art, Craft & Design• (2011). Qr codes connect students with library. (2011). [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.google.com/imgres?q=QR codes used in
Credits• (2011). Domo animate. (2011). [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://sitinurbadariah.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/domo-animate/• (2011-2012). Rockland public schools-writing tools-storybird. (2011-2012). [Web Photo]. Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/a/rocklandschools.org/instructional-technology/writing-tools• (2010). What is geocaching?. (2010). [Web Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=- 4VFeYZTTYs&feature=results_main&playnext=• (2012). Qr codes explained. (2012). [Web Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkgi_wbaPTk• (2012). Ipad qr code scavenger hunt. (2012). [Web Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrW3iXPmaiE• (2011). What is an infographic?. (2011). [Web Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=943W4sfyKW0&feature=related• (2011). Voicethread simply speaking. (2011). [Web Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW2nb7FO7p8• (2009). Voicethread use in classrooms. (2009). [Web Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKilOmo62JQ
Credits• (2011). Pixlr.com tutorial photo collage. (2011). [Web Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUgT9OM50KQ&feature=related• (2009). What is a digital storytelling?. (2009). [Web Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKZiXR5qUlQ• (2012). My avatar. (2012). [Web Graphic]. Retrieved from http://pickaface.net/• Kaywa qr code generator. (2012). Retrieved from http://qrcode.kaywa.com/• Mobile barcodes: Qr code generator tool. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.mobile-barcodes.com/qr-code-generator/• Create qr code: Google chart api. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://createqrcode.appspot.com/• Bonilla, K. (2011). Geocaching finds its way to the classroom. Retrieved from http://blog.geocaching.com/2011/08/geocaching-finds-its-way-to-the-classroom/• 7 free tools for creating great infographics. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.vikitech.com/11214/best- tools-for-creating-infographics• Visual.ly website. (2012). Retrieved from http://visual.ly/• Piktochart website. (2012). Retrieved from http://piktochart.com/• Voicethread website. (2012). Retrieved from http://voicethread.com/• Audiopal website. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.audiopal.com/
Credits• Voki website. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.voki.com/• Foldplay website. (2011). Retrieved from http://foldplay.com/foldplay.action• Bighugelabs website. (2012). Retrieved from http://bighugelabs.com/• Tuxpi photo editor. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.tuxpi.com/• Simple booklet website. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://simplebooklet.com/index-sb.php• Domo animate website. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://domo.goanimate.com/studio• Storybird website. (2012). Retrieved from http://storybird.com/• Cline, K., McHugh, T., & Willet, D. (2012). Nonprofit Organizations via Environment Action Infographic. http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/marine-debris/2012-data-release.html• Tech, T. (2012, January 20). The World of Mobile Phones Infographic. Retrieved from http://dailyinfographic.com/the-world-of-mobile-phones-infographic
Bookmarking Site• http://delicious.com/ebrin005• On the top of your handout.• Use this bookmarking website to access ALL of the links, videos, and programs I have shared with you.• Extra helpful websites/links are added to this site for you.
Questions, Questions, Questions? Are There Any Questions…• On the 6 tools I discussed?• On the ways you could use them in schools?• On websites or programs?
Closing Remarks… Contact Me if you haveThanks for Listening! Questions or want to share Experience! Have fun using some of these Ms. Erin Brinkley: great new tools email@example.com with students! 757-222-6633