Apps and Websites for Use in the Classroom

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Apps and Websites for Use in the Classroom

  1. 1. Apps and Websitesfor Use in the Classroom OTA-EM 2012 Conference Tweet #OTAEM12
  2. 2. Karen Littlefield 1:1 Coordinator @klittlefield klittlefield@heritagehall.com Ami SteelmanTechnology Integration Specialist @ChargerTIS asteelman@heritagehall.com Luke SteelmanDirector of Academic Technology @ChargerTech lsteelman@heritagehall.com
  3. 3. Prezi “The Zooming Presentation Editor”Web-based presentation soft wareNon-linear; uses a large, zoomable canvas instead ofslidesGreat for showing fine details as well as the big pictureImport all types of media: images, video, PDF, etc.Student example: http://bit.ly/Aolifs
  4. 4. Animoto“Cinematic Artificial Intelligence” Easy-to-use video creation site using photos, video clips and music Great for vocabulary or book reports Educators can apply for a free “Plus” account Student example: http://bit.ly/wwFT8J
  5. 5. YouTube/KeepVid/iMovie “Our Voiceover Machine”KeepVid allows downloading of almost any YouTubemovie; useful to avoid streaming issues duringclasstimeUsed in conjunction, allowed Senior AP Englishstudents to create awesome “voice-overs”Student example: http://bit.ly/ysZJpT
  6. 6. Shutterfly “Creative Connection to Parents”Way more than just a photo-sharing site! Uploadphotos and videos to site; parents can downloadcopies and/or purchase print-outs, books, etc.Great for keeping up class calendars, agendas,spelling lists, volunteer schedules, reminders toparents, journal entries, handouts, links to studysites, blogs, etc.Example: http://bit.ly/y0eOtZ
  7. 7. DropBox & DropItTo.Me“Digital Homework Tray & More” DropBox is secure, cloud-based storage; perfect if you work on documents on more than one device DropItToMe works in conjunction with DropBox; kids submit their homework on the website and files are automatically stored in a specific folder in your DropBox Students need only the website address and a secure “codeword” provided by you to send; no access by them EVER to your DropBox
  8. 8. Quizlet “Digital Flash Cards and More”Fun, free way to study languages, vocab, etc. in 18languagesKids can play educational games, study on mobiledevices, create their own flashcards and even sharethem with friendsExample: http://quizlet.com/
  9. 9. Zondle “Games to Support Learning”Awesome study site with games based on the rewardsystem; kids have to answer questions correctly to playone of the numerous gamesTeachers create the topic and the questions; the kids getto pick which game they want to play.Even allows teachers to monitor progressTeacher example: http://bit.ly/xb4bgp
  10. 10. Weebly“Easy Website Creation”Drag-and-drop website creator; no HTML codingnecessary!Choose from over 100 pre-built themes; this may verywell be the most difficult part of the entire websitecreation!Example: http://chargertis.weebly.com/ota.html
  11. 11. Our Favorite iPad AppsPuppet Pals w/ Director’s Pass ($2.99)Students can use characters and backgrounds to createa digital skit, complete with their own voiceover.SplashTop Remote Desktop for iPad ($4.99)Control your computer screen from your iPad, makingyou mobile and allowing you (or students!) tohandwrite on your screen from their seat.Professor Garfield (Free) This series of apps teachesstudents about digital citizenship issues. They’ll haveso much fun they won’t know they’re learning!
  12. 12. More Apps Worth MentioningFactor Samurai (Free)Learn multiplication skills by cutting all the numbers downto their prime factors. Kids love it - just like Fruit Ninja!Stack the States ($0.99) & Stack the Countries ($1.99)Kids learn about state and country capitals, shapes,locations, and more as they collect and build their owncompleted map.EverNote (Free) and EverNote Peek (Free)Take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voicereminders. Search or share them later. Sync content acrossall devices. “Peek” works like a self-quiz w/ smartcover.
  13. 13. Email UsYour Questions, Comments, andshare YOUR Favorite ResourcesKaren - klittlefield@heritagehall.com Ami - asteelman@heritagehall.com Luke - lsteelman@heritagehall.com

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