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Tech integration tools

  1. 1. Tools for Integrating Technology in the <br />Classroom<br />Sara Richardson<br />Teacher-Librarian, Technology Integration FDCSD<br />
  2. 2. But,<br />it’s not about the<br />tools.<br />
  3. 3. Take the curriculum and integrate appropriate technology.<br />Do NOT start with the technology and find curriculum to fit.<br />
  4. 4. To highlight words, vocabulary, spelling, copy/paste student writing to see which words are used the most . . .<br />Wordle<br />http://www.wordle.com<br />Word<br />Clouds<br />Taxgedo<br />http://www.tagxedo.com/<br />ABCya<br />http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm<br />
  5. 5. To help students gain background knowledge and deeper understanding on topics . . .<br />Copyright School http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InzDjH1-9Ns<br />YouTube <br />http://www.youtube.com/ *Create an account<br />*Make folders<br />*Subscribe for new videos<br />*Create your own channel<br />*Browse: Music, Shows, Education<br />Video Clips<br />Very Hungry Caterpillar<br />Easter Island<br />
  6. 6. To get rid of “extra” on YouTube, copy and paste the link to ViewPure: http://viewpure.com/<br />Video Clips<br />Very Hungry Caterpillar<br />USTREAM<br />http://www.ustream.tv/education-learningannex<br />Safe Video Library<br />http://lightspeed.fort-dodge.k12.ia.us/safevideos/<br />
  7. 7. Video Clips<br />PBS<br />http://www.pbs.org/teachers/<br />AEA Online<br />http://www.iowaaeaonline.org/<br />Pete’s PowerPoint Station<br />http://www.pppst.com/freevideoclips.html<br />
  8. 8. If students need to practice specific skills, try these sites: (right-click to create shortcuts, then place in a folder)<br />internet4classrooms<br />http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help.htm<br />Skills<br />Practice<br />ABCYa<br />http://www.abcya.com/<br />Learning Games for Kids<br />http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/<br />
  9. 9. Gamequarium<br />http://www.gamequarium.com/<br />Skills<br />Practice<br />Play Kids Games<br />http://www.playkidsgames.com/<br />Primary Games<br />http://www.primarygames.com/<br />Arcademic Skill Builders<br />http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/<br />
  10. 10. Instead of a paper/pencil report, have students present digitally (book reports, social studies, etc.):<br />Glogster<br />http://edu.glogster.com/<br />Presentations<br />VoiceThread<br />http://voicethread.com/<br />Animoto<br />http://animoto.com/<br />Wix<br />http://www.wix.com/<br />
  11. 11. Presentations<br />Podcasts<br />Podbean<br />http://www.podbean.com/<br />Podcasting in the Classroom<br />http://www.wtvi.com/teks/05_06_articles/classroom-audio-podcasting.html<br />http://open.ncsu.edu/prof_podcast.pdf<br />
  12. 12. If students need pictures for classroom projects, if students are creating their own videos, etc. they need to understand copyright and creative commons. <br />Creative Commons<br />Creative Commons<br />http://creativecommons.org/<br />**http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DKm96Ftfko<br />**http://wiki.creativecommons.org/images/6/62/Creativecommons-informational-flyer_eng.pdf<br />Flickr<br />http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/<br />Advanced Google Image Search<br />http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search?hl=en<br />
  13. 13. http://www.iowaaeaonline.org/<br />AEA Online<br />*soundzabound<br />*iClipart for Schools<br />
  14. 14. Professional Learning Network<br />Twitter<br />http://twitter.com/<br />**follow #hashtags: #IAEdFuture, #iowacore<br />**use TweetDeck to organize<br />@segrichardson<br />PLN<br />Wikispaces<br />http://saraspln.wikispaces.com/<br />RSS (Really Simple Syndication)<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS<br />http://www.google.com/ig<br />

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