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    • 25 Ways for Student Inquiry using Technology in a Powerful Learning Environment Julia Zangl Colby, M.Ed. Instructional Technology Specialist E-Mail: [email_address] Blog: http:// jzcolby.edublogs.org www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/ PowerPoint for this presentation available at: http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/news/technology.html (available in PDF format)
      • Wikis
      • Blogs
      • Podcasts
      • Social Bookmarking and Photo Management
      • RSS
      • Google Tools
      • Google Earth
      • iPod
      • Digital Camera
      • Video Camera
      • COW – Laptops on a Cart
      • SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard
      • Alpha Smarts
      • Mouse Brigade
      • Yahoo Maps
      • Digital Microscope
      • iMovie, Movie Maker, Photo Story 3
      • Kidspiration
      • Paint
      • Search Engines
      • Internet Applets
      • Study Island
      • Microsoft Word
      • Microsoft PowerPoint
      • Microsoft Excel
    • Wikis
      • Definition:
        • Type of web site/tool that allows users to collectively and easily add, remove, and edit content.
        • Great tool for collaboration.
      • Where Can I Get a Wiki:
        • http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
        • http:// www.pbwiki.com
      • Helpful Resources:
        • http://k12online.wm.edu/WikiWhileYouWork.mov (takes long time to download because it is a movie but worth it)
        • http://blog.wikispaces.com/
        • http:// pbwiki.com /videos/ Video Tutorials for using PBWiki
        • http:// educationalwikis.wikispaces.com / Wiki of articles and resources for using wikis in education
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    • Blogs -- “Web Log”
      • Definition:
        • Website where entries are made in journal style.
        • Online diaries.
        • Most blogs are primarily reflections, comments or news on a subject; some containing photographs, videos, audio, and many times links to other blogs.
        • Creates a collaborative learning community.
        • Can help support and enhance the development of reading, writing, and the language arts.
      • Where Can I Get a Blog:
        • www.blogger.com
        • www.edublogs.org
        • www.blogmeister.com
        • www.vox.com
      • Helpful Resources:
        • http:// help.blogger.com /
        • http://blogfolio.kboan.com/2006/05/18/edublogs-wordpress-workshop/ http://blogfolio.kboan.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/wordpress.pdf
          • Handout for WordPress Blogging
        • http://teachteach.com/workshop/
          • Step-by-step Video tutorial for Edublogs
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    • Podcasts
      • Definition:
        • A blend of the word “iPod” and “broadcast.”
        • Record your voice and/or music and post it to the web. Students can become “radio broadcasters.”
        • The host or author of a podcast is called a podcaster.
        • A podcast is distinguished from other digital audio formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feeds like RSS.
        • Podcast can be downloaded and played on your iPod or MP3 player.
      • Where Can I Go to Make a Podcast:
        • Sound Recorder on a PC
          • Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment (need a built-in microphone or external microphone) Creates a wav file. Need to convert to mp3 file.
        • Audacity on a PC
          • Free Download of Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
        • Pod Producer
          • Software to help you produce and record your podcast http:// www.podproducer.net/en/index.html
        • Garage Band on a Macintosh (part of iLife suite)
          • http:// www.apple.com/ilife/garageband /
        • Recorder connected to an iPod
          • Belkin Tune Talk http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=277661
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    • Podcasts
      • Helpful Resources:
        • http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/podcasting
          • Wesley Fryer’s wiki on Podcasting – excellent resource
        • http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com /
        • http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/17-audacity-tutorial.htm
        • http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/podcasting.html
        • http://www.webmonkey.com/webmonkey/05/52/index4a.html
        • http:// www.podcast.net
        • http:// www.podcastdirectory.com
        • http:// www.podcastingnews.com
        • http://odeo.com
          • Podcast service that lets users search, find, and subscribe to podcasts, as well as a tool to create your own podcasts with minimal hardware.
          • (Teacher Supervised)
    • Social Bookmarking and Photo Management 4
    • Social Bookmarking
      • Definition:
        • allows users to save and categorize a personal collection of favorites/bookmarks and share them with others.
      • Where Can I Sign Up:
        • http:// del.icio.us /
        • http://www.furl.net/
      • Helpful Resources:
        • http://del.icio.us/about/
        • http://www.furl.net/faq.jsp#howWork
        • http://personal.strath.ac.uk/d.d.muir/Delicious1_2.pdf (PDF document on getting started and using Delicious written by David Muir)
    • Photo Management
      • Definition:
        • allows users to save and categorize a collection of photographs and share them with others.
      • Where Can I Sign Up:
        • http:// www.flickr.com
        • http:// www.bubbleshare.com
        • http://photobucket.com/
      • Helpful Resources:
        • http://www.flickr.com/help/
        • http:// www.bubbleshare.com /help/
    • RSS (Rich Site Summary/Really Simple Syndication)
      • Definition:
        • You subscribe to an RSS feed to be notified of and receive the latest content posted on someone’s blog, website, news site, etc.
        • When you use or access an RSS feed, you are requesting and pulling information from somewhere on the Internet to your computer.
        • RSS means “pulling” rather than “pushing” to your computer. Pushing example is spam and junk e-mail.
        • Two components needed:
          • an aggregator aka News Reader or feed collector (software that interprets the RSS code (reads the feeds) and pulls it into the web browser in a readable format).
          • RSS feed for each source.
      • Where Can I Sign Up with a News Reader:
        • http://www.bloglines.com
        • http://www.google.com/reader/
        • http://netvibes.com
      • Helpful Resources:
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)
        • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3223484.stm
      5 Feed Icon
    • http:// www.google.com/intl/en/options / 6
    •  
    • Google Earth
      • Definition:
        • Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop.
        • A globe that sits inside your PC. Point and zoom to anyplace on the planet that you would like to explore. Satellite images and local facts zoom into view.
        • View exotic locations as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.
      • Where Can I Get Google Earth:
        • http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
        • http://earth.google.com/ (Google Earth Home Page)
      • Helpful Resources:
        • http:// www.google.com/educators/p_earth.html
        • http://www.google.com/educators/index.html
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    • iPod
      • Definition:
        • Portable digital audio/video player.
        • Engages individual learners.
        • Download and store
          • educational videos
          • Audio Books
          • Photos for class Experiments
        • Connect a Voice Recorder and make podcasts
      • Where Can I Get an iPod?
        • I think we all know the answer to this one!
      • Helpful Resources:
        • http:// www.apple.com/education/products/ipod /
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    • Digital Camera
      • Class Newsletter Illustrations
      • Photo Journal of Field Trips
      • Bulletin Board Photo Journal
      • Scrapbook of Students’ Year
      • Classroom Alphabet
      • Concept Illustrations for Math
      • Yearbook
      • Video Reports
      • Create Sequence Stories
      • Science and Weather Journals
      • Photos for your Blog or Wiki
      9
    • Video Camera
      • Class Yearbook
      • Video of Class Field Trips
      • Video of Class Activities
      • School Movie
      • Class Interviews
      • Curriculum Review
      • Training
      10
    • COW – Computers on Wheels
      • 20-25 Laptops stored in a cart
      • Cart goes into the classroom for use
      • Wireless Network goes with the cart
      • $20,000 to $25,000
      11
    • SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard
      • Interactive Whiteboard, Projector, and Laptop go into the classroom for whole-class instruction
      • SMART Board
        • Approximately $1,000
      • Additional cost
        • Projector and Computer
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    • SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Resources
      • SMART Board Main Product Support Page http://www.smarttech.com/support/product/sb/index.asp
      • SMART Board Training http://www.smarttech.com/trainingcenter/online/sbBasics.asp
      • SMART Board Training – Educator Resources http://www.education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/
      • Online Community for Educators using SMART Board Technology (contains lesson activities to download) http://www.education.smarttech.com
      • SMART Board Training Materials http://www.smarttech.com/trainingcenter/windows/trainingmaterials.asp
    • AlphaSmarts
      • Definition:
        • A mini-word processor
        • Can go anywhere because it runs on AA batteries.
        • "It's really easy," said Anna, a seventh-grader, "and I can get more done than regular writing because I can type faster. It's more fun than writing."
      • Where Can I Get an AlphaSmart?
        • http://www.alphasmart.com/
      • Helpful Resources
        • http://www.alphasmart.com/k12/solutions/index.html
      13
    • Mouse Brigade
      • Teacher-selected students in a classroom
      • Responsible for technology duties
      • Help other students
      • Students feel empowered
      • Trained by Technology Specialist
      14
    • Yahoo Maps
      • Definition:
        • Yahoo Maps allows you to enter a specific address and generate a map
      • Where Can I Get Yahoo Maps:
        • http://maps.yahoo.com/
        • http://www.mapquest.com (another map program)
      • Helpful Resources:
        • Can right-click on map/Copy/Paste into Word document
        • Use Auto Shapes to put in the star
        • http:// help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/maps /
      15
    • Digital Microscope
      • Definition:
        • Microscope which connects to your PC or Mac via a USB cable. Image is generated on your computer and you can create digital images of your shots.
        • Magnification of 50X, 100X, 200X, and now 400X.
        • 50X costs approximately $210.
      • Where Can I Get a Microscope:
        • http:// www.proscopehr.com /
      16
    • iMovie – Macintosh MovieMaker – PC Photo Story 3 – PC 17
    • iMovie – Macintosh
      • iMovie (Macintosh Platform)
        • Part of iLife (software on Apple Computers)
        • Easy to use
        • Saves movie in QuickTime format on older Macs; on newer Macs, save on DVD and can be viewed on any computer or TV
        • Tutorial: http:// www.apple.com/support/imovie/tutorial /
    • MovieMaker – PC
      • MovieMaker (PC Platform)
        • Part of Windows XP software.
        • Movie is saved and viewed on a PC. Media Player used to view the movie.
        • Tutorial: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/getstarted/default.mspx
    • Photo Story 3 – PC
      • Photo Story 3 (PC Platform)
        • Free download from Microsoft
        • VERY easy to use
        • Can record audio and import music.
        • http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx
        • http:// www.windowsphotostory.com /
    • Kidspiration
      • Definition:
        • Visual Learning Tool for K-5 learners.
        • Students build graphic organizers by combining pictures, text and spoken words to represent thoughts and information.
        • Younger learners develop early literacy skills, and more advanced students improve comprehension skills and better organize ideas for writing.
      • Where Can I Get Kidspiration:
        • Check where your district purchases educational software.
        • Example: http://www.ccvsoftware.com/ (approx. $55)
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    • Kidspiration
      • Helpful Resources:
        • http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/kidspiration/index.cfm
        • http://www.picadome.fcps.net/lab/teacherl/lesson_plans/kidspiration/kidspiration_ideas.htm
        • http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~elem/kidspiration/collection.html
        • http://www.canby.k12.or.us/technology/integration/kidspiration/kidspiration.html
        • http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/inspiration.htm
    • Microsoft Paint
      • Definition
        • Drawing Tool used to create simple or elaborate drawings in black-and-white or color.
        • Print your drawing, use it for desktop background, or paste it into another document.
        • Not only for drawing – use for Math
          • Geometry – Shapes and Angles
      • Where Can I Get Microsoft Paint?
        • Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint
      • Resources:
        • http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/mspaint_overview.mspx?mfr=true
        • http://www.fayette.k12.il.us/99/paint/paint.htm
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Paint
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    • Search Engines
      • Filamentality
        • http:// www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil /
      • Search Engine Hotlist
        • http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/news/studentinvestigations/WebQuests/searchengines.html
      • $ NetTrekker: http:// www.nettrekker.com / (Pricing available through NetTrekker)
      20
    • Internet Math
      • Barnstable School District Applets
        • Math Applets Organized by Grade (K-4) and Math Standard
        • http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/BCAS/
      • MMEHMCPS Math Hotlist
        • Math Applets for Math Activities
        • http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/news/studentinvestigations/WebQuests/math/mathhotlist.html
      • NCTM Illuminations Math Site
        • http://illuminations.nctm.org/
      • Utah State University
        • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
        • http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
      • Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
        • (Science and Math)
        • http://www.shodor.org/
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    • Study Island
      • Definition:
        • Web-based program.
        • Helps students prepare for state standardized tests.
        • Accessible from computer with Internet connection.
        • Teachers have access to detailed progress reports for an individual student as well as their class as a whole.
        • Self-paced. Students learn at their own pace.
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    • Study Island
      • Where Can I Get Study Island:
        • http://www.studyisland.com
      • Helpful Resources:
        • http://www.studyisland.com/demoAsk.cfm?myState=MA
          • Demo for your state; replace MA with your two-letter state.
          • You can get pricing info on this page
          • Example:Grade 3 Math <125 students is $414 per year. Math and Reading is $745
    • Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint
      • Microsoft Office -- $
      • OpenOffice – free download at: www.openoffice.org
      • Free online Office available at: www.thinkfree.com
      • Helpful Resources:
        • http://www.microsoft.com/education
        • http:// office.microsoft.com
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    • Office PowerPoint and Excel
      • PowerPoint Ideas:
        • Use with photos from digital microscope. Students write summary with each photo. Students can also insert a narration using Sound Recorder.
        • Use for math journals; i.e., geometry, fractions, patterns.
        • Insert photos from students’ field trip and have students write a summary for their slide or, again, they can insert a narration using Sound Recorder.
        • Use for digital story telling. Students can create their own stories.
      • Excel Resources:
        • http://www.lttechno.com./links/spreadsheets.html#Elementary%20School
        • http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow4/may99/spreadsheet.html
        • http://www.sabine.k12.la.us/class/excel_resources.htm#Elementary%20School