Icyte Bookmarking site that allows you to save, annotate and organize all your research securely in the cloud. It allows students to collaborate, add highlighting and additional notes on the screen. Did you ever get frustrated because you bookmarked a site on your home computer and now you’re in school and can’t find the site. Now you can bookmark everything in Icyte and it will travel with you.
SAS Curriculum Pathways http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com / This resource is your online partner for teaching the core curriculum: English, history, science, mathematics, Spanish Learner-centered tools, lessons, and resources with measurable outcomes Interactive components that foster higher-order thinking skills Twenty-first century skills integrated into content
SAS Curriculum Pathways /
Students can work individually, in groups, in whole class
SAS Curriculum Pathways a) LOGIN URL: http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/login b) FACULTY/STAFF USER NAME: start5note FACULTY/STAFF PASSWORD: flow9grew c) Complete the registration form, creating a personal user name and password. d) Reply to the e-mail from SAS Curriculum Pathways, verifying your e-mail address if possible. e) STUDENT USER NAME: purpleknights
Wordle A wordle is a graphic representation of the most frequently used words in a blog, free write, or speech. To create a wordle, go to Wordle.net , enter in the text or URL, hit submit. After creating the wordle, users are able to customize the look of it. Options range from color to size and shape. One of the benefits of using a wordle blog is that it adds variety—allowing readers to see what you’re most passionate about in a creative way. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm
Wordle How would you use Wordle in a lesson?
Take an article and make a wordle out of it
Have students analyze what the article is about
Use as text analysis.
Analyze famous speeches
Analyze students’ personal narratives
Have students all write about the same thing, put it into wordle and see the commonality
The I have a Dream speech produces a wordle where the most prominent Word is Freedom not Dream
Death by Powerpoint
Instead of using Powerpoint consider creating a Prezi or a Digital Photo Story.
Discovery Education School ID is: 14AF-375A
Similar to Discovery Education
Example: MLK Road to Memphis
Podcasting There are many products that you can use for podcasting: 1. Audacity 2. Podomatic 3. GarageBand (MAC) Why use Podcasting? 1. It gives students an audience for their work 2. Students can be creative 3. Authentic Podcasting refers to recording audio of yourself about a subject then putting it online for others to download. Itunes is a form of podcasting.
If you can access the Internet, you can view, download, or edit all the files in your Dropbox folder. We've got it all: iPhone, Android, iPad, Blackberry. Think of a flashdrive in the cloud.
Edmodo is a classroom social network tool.
Post assignments and share reminders
"Hand-in" assignments virtually
Ask each other for help with projects, homework, etc.
Social Networking for classrooms.
Yet teacher controlled
Students set up their own account with the class code the teacher provides.
Teachers can publish assignments.
Students can check to find out up coming assignment (so can parents)
Students can have notification for assignments sent to their email and/or cell phone
Students that are absent know what tonight’s assignment is.
Students can check the class calendar
Students can post their completion of assignment
Parent accounts – only for grades and assignments
Teachers can create polls
Teachers can connect to the community of their subject and make connections to classes around the country
Teachers can create groups for each period but also share the groups.
Teachers can send messages to the entire class or to an individual student
Students can only post to the entire class or directly to the teacher.
Students CANNOT send private messages to each other.
Bubbl.us Diagrams on paper are cool, but diagrams on the internet are cooler. This is where Bubbl.us comes into play. Bubbl.us is a mind-mapping product aimed towards literally anyone who needs help organizing their thoughts as an indivdual or in a collaborative setting.