Big List of Coolness Summer 2011Presentation Transcript
Big List of Coolness Summer Edition
Presentation Tools Slideshare Upload PPT’s Link to or embed the slideshow Mixbook Combine pictures and text into Flash scrapbooks Actual book available for purchase Sliderocket Create slideshows with Flash animation Finished product online available to link or embed
Presentation Tools Glogster Online posters with animation, links, and images Manages student user names and passwords Collects products under teacher login Prezi Create a presentation on an endless plane No square slides, chart your own path Easy to use menu and animation
Collaborative Tools Wikispaces Website that allows multiple authors to contribute information. Move classwork online and manage it all in one place. Wordpress The king of blogs for the teacher. Integrate writing Lengthen discussions Provide extra information Posterous Super simple blogging Blog by emailing to your posterous.
Collaborative Tools Kidblog EASY!!! Create a blog and one for up to 200 students in minutes. Students can comment to your posts or write their own. Edmodo
Create a safe, social network experience.
Distribute announcements, assignments, and grade.
Collaborative Tools Google Apps All things under one account!! Incredibly flexible and intelligent calendar Docs features a word processor, spreadsheet, form and presentation tool Sites has all the features of a wiki and some of blogging. Reader aggregates your favorite web information like checking the mailbox.
Collaborative Tools An entire crop of website using the idea of sticky notes as brainstorming and note-taking tools have appeared. Wallwisher Easiest, create a wall in a minute Brainstorm notes from a number of users Revisit the link whenever you like. Stixy More robust Easily upload documents, to-do lists Utilize as agenda for the day
Collaborative Tools Voicethread Turns images into embeddable slideshows Narrate each slide Comment on others presentations Great tool for peer review, story retells, any multimedia reports
Video Creation Video apps are moving online with more functionality. Use these instead of Movie Maker or Photostory 3 in some cases. Go Animate! Create animated videos using provided characters Just enter text to create a templated Direct a movie of your own by adding characters, directing their actions, and making a video scene by scene. Animoto Upload images or video Choose the soundtrack Animoto does the rest (with a max of 30 seconds)
Video Creation Stupeflix More robust than Jaycut Added function to assemble webcasts of videos Flixtime A balance between Animoto and Stupeflix Assemble a timeline of content Flixtime creates the movie The user can edit the video provided or use as is
Timeline/ Graphic Organizers A number of timeline websites have been created over the last several years. They integrate video and photo content into beautiful timelines. Capzles Elaborate editor Add blog entries as well Share via link or make private Dipity Adds a social networking element View the timeline as flipbook or stream
Timeline/ Graphic Organizers Moving away from a purchased software like Inspiration, we can find any of a number of online graphic organizer tools. Exploratree Features completed graphic organizers. Complete them online or print them. Spiderscribe Similar to Inspiration and Stixy. Allows calendar and document additions Popplet Also similar to Inspiration. Very intuitive.
Research Teachers.tv Library of videos with lesson plans Online Tate Awesome collection of art activities Easily integrated with SS and ELA Google Art Project Ergo A guide to the research process Provides resources as well Sweet Search Searches only evaluated sites Insures validity and safety
Source Material One of the biggest issues as students research and create products based on their findings, can be finding copyright friendly material. The next few slides are devoted to those resources. Creative Commons Clearly identifies how the author wishes their content used Assembles other websites that collect CC material Provides CC licenses so that you can participate Does NOT overrule copyright law
Source Material- Audio Jamendo Free Play Music Publicdomain4u Soungle Free Sound Project CCMixter
Source Material- Photos Flickr Catalogs images from thousands of users Displays the copyright on each Allows download in multiple sizes Pics4learning Small collection uploaded by individuals strictly for educational use. Sparse results, but without copyright concern Compfight Searches Flickr for only CC material Displays many more results by default
Photo Editing Aviary Huge suite of photo editing apps Image editing, vector editing, all free Adds new apps frequently Picnik Fast editor in a pinch Recently linked to Google’s Picasa Doesn’t require a login
Photo Editing Photoshop.com 2 GB of free photo storage Photoshop-like online editor Link and embed a photo without download Photopeach Creates slideshows Integrate questions over the pictures Collect the answers online
Photo Editing Picasa Requires a downloadand Google account Clean simple photo editor and photo cataloging Provides free online storage as well Create slideshows, collages, and even simple videos Automatically catalogs photos from specific locations Learns facial tagging
Audio Editing Audacity Record narration, reports as MP3 Add sound effects, music Use on its own, attach to video, or make a podcast Voki Create a talking avatar for your website Interesting way to add a personal touch Soundation Make your own music Upload your effects or use their library of clips
Audio Publishing/ Podcasting Podcast Machine Upload up to 1GB of audio files and use up to 1GB of monthly bandwidth for free. Create an embeddable player for your website.
Research If It Were My Home Compare your home with that of people around the world Qwiki Easy Bib
Research Fur.ly Compile a number of websites into one link Make researching easier Assemble sites for a webquest or cyberhunt Jog the Web Also collects a number of sites Includes a side pane with text Add questions, instructions, additional info.
Social Bookmarking Delicious Quick bookmark tool Suggest websites to others Collect favorites at your own open URL Diigo Advanced tagging Group bookmarking Highlight the portion of a page to jog your memory Annotate your thoughts to review
Social Bookmarking Livebinders Create shelves of links to resources. Make collaborative “binders” to house growing and embedded links. Symbaloo Creates a homepage of resources that appear like phone apps.
Survey Polling sites are yet another genre cropping up everywhere. These allow you to make surveys and tests that leave online and collect results for you. Polldaddy Create a survey or poll in minutes Provide a link OR a widget for a website Polleverywhere Create online or text polls Can display results live to PPT
Audio Resources Books Should Be Free Books on MP3 Download entire novels for MP3 players Modify instruction for low readers easily
Video Resources Snag Learning Collection of videos by grade level and subject. Features newer, documentary content Learn it in 5 Technology how-to videos for free Quick, short tutorials on any topic The Week in Rap Weekly song on current events Provides lyrics to study as well Great global news, quick and easy Woopid Promising website opening soon View brief tutorials one by one or view them in related bundles.
Screencasting/Screencapturing PicPick Downloaded software Take pictures of your screen Edit the images, annotate them, and save them Allows user to set hot keys Screentoaster Similar to Jing, but in-browser Video your actions on screen Jing Downloaded software Take picture OR videos of your screen Save online to embed anywhere Save on your computer for easy access
Converters Format Factory Downloaded software Converts quicker than Zamzar and allows more file types Zamzar Convert most files to the type you need Download Youtube videos for use at school Keepvid Download videos from a URL fast
Online Storage DropBox Add a Dropbox folder to your computer or phone Saves files online, but works like a computer folder Email documents from your app Find all of your documents from anywhere Box Also stores files and uses an app. Additional benefit of collaborative boxes to embed on websites
Online Storage Evernote Saves everything everywhere Collects notes, audio, pictures Utilizes phone apps and browser Adding a number of patterns so that saved items from other websites are parked in one place
Miscellaneous VisualCV Online resume Add multimedia elements Provides one nice link to distribute LinkedIn Online resume and portfolio Network with colleagues from any workplace Join job alike groups
Miscellaneous Twitter Collect resources from an endless network Constant stream and easily updated Follow companies of interest for news and special offers
Miscellaneous Togetherville Vocab Sushi Thoughtboxes Wordle Tagxedo Head Magnet Foldermarker Doodle Face Your Manga
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