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  • 1. Big List of Coolness
    Summer Edition
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
    • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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)
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. Source Material- Audio
    Jamendo
    Free Play Music
    Publicdomain4u
    Soungle
    Free Sound Project
    CCMixter
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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
  • 20. 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
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. Research
    If It Were My Home
    Compare your home with that of people around the world
    Qwiki
    Easy Bib
  • 23. 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.
  • 24. 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
  • 25. 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.
  • 26. 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
  • 27. Audio Resources
    Books Should Be Free
    Books on MP3
    Download entire novels for MP3 players
    Modify instruction for low readers easily
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. 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
  • 30. 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
  • 31. 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
  • 32. 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
  • 33. 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
  • 34. Miscellaneous
    Twitter
    Collect resources from an endless network
    Constant stream and easily updated
    Follow companies of interest for news and special offers
  • 35. Miscellaneous
    Togetherville
    Vocab Sushi
    Thoughtboxes
    Wordle
    Tagxedo
    Head Magnet
    Foldermarker
    Doodle
    Face Your Manga
  • 36. Find these and more at…
    http://www.diigo.com/list/gastondigital/BIGlist
    goo.gl/JiHo7- The new ITF website
    goo.gl/fIio0- My new professional blog

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