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  1. 1. Free Resources for Integrating Technology in the Classroom www.slideshare.net/ www.wordle.net www.voicethread.net http://pixton.com/create http://4teachers.org http://yacapaca.com
  2. 2. www.slideshare.net/ <ul><li>Have you ever plugged in your flash drive into a laptop, opened a Powerpoint presentation and it doesn't work? </li></ul><ul><li>Have your students ever done the same thing, and used technology downfall as an excuse to get out of presenting? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever wanted to embed your Powerpoint slides on a wiki to share with students and parents? </li></ul><ul><li>If you answered yes to all of the above then I have your solution. </li></ul>
  3. 3. www.slideshare.net/ <ul><li>What is SlideShare? </li></ul><ul><li>A place to download original Powerpoints </li></ul><ul><li>Students can share presentations easily by uploading and sharing presentation files to the website. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students and teachers to embed slideshows into a website or blog </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students and teachers to share ideas more readily. </li></ul>
  4. 4. www.slideshare.net <ul><li>How do you get started? </li></ul><ul><li>First, register on the website. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you update your account profile once your registration is complete </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your presentation from Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>View and share your Powerpoint </li></ul>
  5. 5. www.slideshare.net/ <ul><li>How are teachers using this site? </li></ul><ul><li>To create professional development courses and tutorials-this presentation can be found there. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers use presentations made by other teachers to eliminate time spent “reinventing the wheel” </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can make their presentations readily available on the web for students who miss class or need review </li></ul><ul><li>Students can share their presentations for class without technological glitches </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Sample Presentation Available for Use </li></ul>
  6. 6. www.wordle.net <ul><li>What is wordle? </li></ul><ul><li>A wordle is a word cloud of frequently used words. </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to use it in the classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare.net Wordle Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>-Poetry in words </li></ul><ul><li>-Revision terms </li></ul><ul><li>-Capturing keypoints </li></ul><ul><li>-General display purposes </li></ul><ul><li>-Introducing new vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>-Spelling lists </li></ul><ul><li>-Reflections </li></ul>
  7. 7. www.wordle.net <ul><li>Creating a wordle is easy. </li></ul><ul><li>1.Go to http: //wordle .net/ </li></ul><ul><li>2.Select C r eate. </li></ul><ul><li>3.Type words or phrases into the box 4.Click “GO” </li></ul><ul><li>5.Select Font, Layout and Color. </li></ul><ul><li>6.When you ’r e happy with your w o rdle, click “ S a ve to Gallery.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. www.voicethread.com <ul><li>Slideshare .net Voicethread Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Known as a G r oup audio blog, Voicethread allows users to record text and audio comments about uploaded images.  </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread has two distinct advantages for classrooms that are communicating and collaborating across counties, countries or continents: </li></ul>
  9. 9. www.voicethread.com <ul><ul><ul><li>Voicethread is Asynchronous:   That means users can work on and enjoy Voicethread presentations at any time--even if their &quot;partners&quot; are sleeping a million miles away! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voicethread is Engaging: Voicethread gives users something interesting to talk about---pictures!  What's more, being able to actually hear one another makes digital communication through Voicethread much more personal.   </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. www.voicethread.com <ul><li>Uses of VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li>I use voicethread in my high school English classroom when students comment on political cartoons. They all must analyze a portion of the cartoon and make some comment of analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>Students in art class in all age groups post their work and others comment on that work. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers explain steps to a math problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming perspectives on an issue. </li></ul>
  11. 11. www.voicethread.com <ul><li>Help setting up a voicethread: </li></ul><ul><li>http://jessica.sepke.net/VoiceThreadCheatSheet.pdf </li></ul>
  12. 12. www.pixton.com <ul><li>Pixton.com is an online comic book creator </li></ul><ul><li>Captures and engages student attention at any grade level. </li></ul><ul><li>Students in grades K-12 can create comic books to reinforce language arts skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Students recreate characters, settings, plot while practicing writing skills in an interesting environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial for Starting Pixton Account Below </li></ul><ul><li>http://www1.cbsd.org/sites/teachers/hs/hgraham/Anatomy%20%20Physiology%20%20Chapter%2013%20%20The%20Respiratory%20S/2.%20%20Handouts/Pixton%20Comic%20Creator.pdf </li></ul>
  13. 13. Example of To Kill a Mockingbird
  14. 14. http://4teachers.org <ul><li>Expand your curriculum with timesaving educational resources that use technology to improve instruction across all content areas and grade levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Find current resources that align with standards, promote higher-order thinking, and support the development of writing skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor student research and writing, evaluate student performance, and create bilingual online lessons, classroom calendars, and quizzes in less time than traditional methods. </li></ul>
  15. 15. http://4teachers.org <ul><li>RESOURCES AVAILABLE W/ DESCRIPTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>QuizStar Construct online quizzes that can include multimedia. </li></ul><ul><li>RubiStar Create customized rubrics in English and Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>Arcademic Skill Builders Educational Games for students to polish math and language skills. </li></ul><ul><li>PersuadeStar Provides tools for students to write persuasive essays. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Architect Design a floor plan for your classroom. </li></ul>
  16. 16. http://4teachers.org <ul><li>Equity Locate resources and tools to help you meet the needs of a diverse classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>TrackStar View thousands of online lessons or quickly create your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Assign-A-Day Post your own online class calendar with hyperlinks and projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Casa Notes Assemble take-home notes in English and Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL Checklists Make custom checklists for multiple projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Tacklebox Locate top-rated Tracks, WebQuests, and ThinkQuests for your subject. </li></ul>
  17. 17. http://4teachers.org <ul><li>Web Poster Wizard Make and post a simple Web page within minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>NoteStar Assist students with collecting group notes and citations for papers. </li></ul><ul><li>Think Tank Helps student set up topics for reports. Use alone or with NoteStar. </li></ul><ul><li>KidsVid Help teachers and students use video production in class support project-based learning. </li></ul>

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