New Tech Tools for the Classroom<br />Dr. Angel Kymes (firstname.lastname@example.org)<br />Dr. Connie Cassity (email@example.com)<br />Northeastern State University<br />April 9, 2010<br />
Places To Go for More Info<br />CENTRE FOR LEARNING & PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIESLearning Tools Zone http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/<br />Federal Resources for Educational Excellence http://free.ed.gov/<br />The Best on the Web for Teachers (mostly K-12) http://teachers.teach-nology.com/index.html<br />Free School Stuff (mostly K-12) http://freeology.com/<br />ISTE’s (International Society for Technology in Education) Web 2.0 Resource List http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/EducatorResources/YourLearningJourney/Web20/Web_2_0_Resource_Links.htm<br />
Communication & Collaboration<br />Poll Everywhere – live audience pollingwww.polleverywhere.com/<br />Voice Thread – presentations with audio and collaborative featuresvoicethread.com<br />Prezi – a presentation application using a large area where motion paths can lead the viewerprezi.com<br />ProProfs provides FREE knowledge sharing tools. http://www.proprofs.com/<br />Stixy -- Upload your work, add comments, share files, and more—like a bulletin board. http://www.stixy.com/<br />
Communication & Collaboration:Still Popular Blogging Tools<br />www.blogger.com Easy to use blog creation tool<br />www.edublogs.org Simply create, manage and moderate blogs for all your students with a minimum of fuss (based on Wordpress)<br />http://classblogmeister.com/ Class Bolgmeister: Learning as Conversation<br />
Communication & Collaboration:Still Popular Wiki Tools<br />www.wetpaint.comWiki tool and/or "inject" Wetpaint into your website (free)<br />www.wikispaces.comfull-featured wikis offer unlimited usage and our stellar visual editor (free)<br />www.bpworks.com<br /> Wiki tool for business and education (free)<br />
Visualization & Modeling<br />Bubbl.us – online brainstorming and mappingbubbl.us<br />Webspiration – “a visual thinking tool”http://mywebspiration.com/<br />DabbleBoard is a whiteboard for visualizing, exploring, and collaboration. You can conduct presentations, chat, and draw, but you can’t share files. <br />http://dabbleboard.com/ <br />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. www.jingproject.com<br />Gapminder—unvieling the beauty of statistics for a fact based view http://www.gapminder.org/<br />
Visualization & Modeling (Cont.)<br />Flockdraw is a seamless realtime collaborative drawing tool flockdraw.com<br />xtimeline is a free web-based timeline. Easily create and share timelines with pictures and videos.<br />http://xtimeline.com/<br />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. http://www.mapwing.com/<br />Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music. Fast, free and shockingly easy.<br />http://animoto.com/<br />
Research<br />Fleck – place sticky notes and annotations on webpagesfleck.com<br />CiteULike – manage and discover references and organize researchwww.citeulike.org<br />BibMe – generate bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago, & Turabian styleswww.bibme.org<br />Google Reader & Google Alerts – RSS feeds & email alerts<br />Issue Lab – archive and disseminator of nonprofit and university research – keep a library or subscribe to RSS feedswww.issuelab.org<br />
Productivity<br />Screen Capture & Screencasting<br />Jing www.jing.com<br />Snag It www.snagit.com<br />ScreenToasterwww.screentoaster.com<br />Hear who – convert text to audiowww.hearwho.com<br />Zamzar – file converterswww.zamzar.com<br />Readability – converts web pages to straight text (no images or ads)<br />http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/<br />
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