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Ohetl Conference Slides 2


tech tools for the classroom …

tech tools for the classroom
web 2.0

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  • 1. New Tech Tools for the Classroom
    Dr. Angel Kymes (
    Dr. Connie Cassity (
    Northeastern State University
    April 9, 2010
  • 2. Places To Go for More Info
    Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
    The Best on the Web for Teachers (mostly K-12)
    Free School Stuff (mostly K-12)
    ISTE’s (International Society for Technology in Education) Web 2.0 Resource List
  • 3. Communication & Collaboration
    Poll Everywhere – live audience
    Voice Thread – presentations with audio and collaborative
    Prezi – a presentation application using a large area where motion paths can lead the
    ProProfs provides FREE knowledge sharing tools.
    Stixy -- Upload your work, add comments, share files, and more—like a bulletin board.
  • 4. Communication & Collaboration:Still Popular Blogging Tools Easy to use blog creation tool Simply create, manage and moderate blogs for all your students with a minimum of fuss (based on Wordpress) Class Bolgmeister: Learning as Conversation
  • 5. Communication & Collaboration:Still Popular Wiki Tools
    www.wetpaint.comWiki tool and/or "inject" Wetpaint into your website (free)
    www.wikispaces.comfull-featured wikis offer unlimited usage and our stellar visual editor (free)
    Wiki tool for business and education (free)
  • 6. Visualization & Modeling – online brainstorming and
    Webspiration – “a visual thinking tool”
    DabbleBoard is a whiteboard for visualizing, exploring, and collaboration. You can conduct presentations, chat, and draw, but you can’t share files.
    Snap a picture of your screen; Record video of onscreen action; Share instantly over the web, IM, email. Jing is free software that adds visuals to your online conversations.
    Gapminder—unvieling the beauty of statistics for a fact based view
  • 7. Visualization & Modeling (Cont.)
    Flockdraw is a seamless realtime collaborative drawing tool
    xtimeline is a free web-based timeline. Easily create and share timelines with pictures and videos.
    Mapwing makes it easy to build, share, and explore virtual tours. Use Mapwing to turn your digital photos into virtual tours that include interactive maps, images, and comments. Then, share your virtual tours with friends, clients, or the entire world.
    Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music. Fast, free and shockingly easy.
  • 8. Research
    Fleck – place sticky notes and annotations on
    CiteULike – manage and discover references and organize
    BibMe – generate bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago, & Turabian
    Google Reader & Google Alerts – RSS feeds & email alerts
    Issue Lab – archive and disseminator of nonprofit and university research – keep a library or subscribe to RSS
  • 9. Research
    Viewzi - search engine with varied displays (screenshots, grids, timelines)
    Clusty – search engine with clustered/grouped
    Carrot2 – clustering search engine
  • 10. Productivity
    Screen Capture & Screencasting
    Snag It
    Hear who – convert text to
    Zamzar – file
    Readability – converts web pages to straight text (no images or ads)