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