Educational Tools for Technology

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This presentation was designed to present to teachers to encourage more technology in the classroom. Presented to Professional Learning Communities in Southwest Minnesota, March 2012

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Educational Tools for Technology

  1. 1. Easy Web Toolsfor Educators Presented by ShariNelson and Kari Fransen March 12, 2012
  2. 2. Web 2.0 Facts • Did You Know??? • The web is changing so fast, the information you are learning today, may already be changing!
  3. 3. Common Terms for Web 2.0 • Document • Events • Wiki • Music • Pictures • LiveCasting- Video and Audio • Bookmarks • Reputation • Crowdsourced Content • Blog Platforms • Blog Communities • Blog Conversations • Micromedia • Lifestreams • Vocab Specific to Twitter • Video Aggregation • Social Networks • SMS/Voicethread • Video
  4. 4. Good Sites and videos • http://sites.google.com/site/educationalweb2 0tools/ • http://www.slideshare.net/woscholar/60- sites-in-60-minutes
  5. 5. Student Project Sites • Glogster.com and edu.glogster.com • Storybird.com • animoto.com • Prezi
  6. 6. More Presentation Sites • Empress Me! • As we all are familiar with Powerpoint, but maybe would like to make a more permanent presentation, this website will convert your PP to a web-ready flash video! • Cartoon Makers – And toondoo.com
  7. 7. Teacher Websites Creating your Own Classroom Space • Wikispaces.com and pbworks.com: (Collaboration sites) – mrsfran.pbworks.com • Weebly.com – mrsfransen.weebly.com • Shutterfly.com – (music website here)
  8. 8. Other Teaching Tools • Need a Timer? • Live Binders • Using a YouTube video, but don’t want any of the extras? Use Safe Share to remove offensive material and crop the video screen! • Just About Any Topic…about.com
  9. 9. Vocabulary • Need something new? Teach vocab differently!
  10. 10. English Websites • Word Clouds: make interesting word shapes with student writing, poetry and more! – Wordle – Tagxedo – Tagul: Teacher • Teaching Historically? – Death in Rome – Create a Museum box – Timelines
  11. 11. Writing Websites • Online Typing: – Full Screen with darkcopy.com • Journaling: – Private Journaling Site • Plagiarism? Track it online! • Writing a Graphic Novel in class use Comic Master
  12. 12. Science and Math Websites • Graphing? – Draw Function Graphs • Astronomy Charts – Starry Night Sky Charts • Biology and Anatomy – Teaching Tools
  13. 13. Art and Media Websites • Photo Editing Tools: – www.aviary.com – www.befunky.com Johnnie • Collaboration Site for drawing
  14. 14. Health and Psychology Sites
  15. 15. Elementary Sites • If you have a smart board, there are so many things you can do on this website. You will be able to sign up and download all kinds of pre- made smart board activities, or make some of your own. This also allows you to work with smart notebook when you are at home. • Awesome activity makers! (previously seen on the prezi.com site)
  16. 16. Collaboration Sites • As we have already mentioned, a large venue for collaboration on a website would be wikispaces.com or pbworks.com. • Something that I have found which I think would work great for “meeting” when you can’t really meet, is creating a private chatroom. • Board room wall sharing ideas and working together!

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