Let's Get Visual - Inspire Your Students and Enhance Your Curriculum

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Presentation from the Lib2.0 conference for media specialists. Visual creation and curation tools for media specialists and other educators.

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Let's Get Visual - Inspire Your Students and Enhance Your Curriculum

  1. 1. Let’s Get Visual “Inspider” Your Students - Enhance Your Curriculum Meredith Martin - Mantua Twp School District Amy Ojserkis - Linwood, NJ School District
  2. 2. SymbalooEDU ● Easy visual bookmarking ● Create multiple webmixes ● Embed in your website
  3. 3. SymbalooEDU ● ● ● ● ● Writing Webmix Common Core Webmix Library Webmix Embedded Webmix Symbaloo Tutorial
  4. 4. GlogsterEDU ● Create E-Z multimedia posters / mash-ups ● Unit planning, tutorials ● Students LOVE Glogster!
  5. 5. GlogsterEDU ● ● ● ● Graveyard Book Lesson Noodletools Tutorial I-Need-a-JOB Bill of Rights Glog (see embedded Quizlet matching game)
  6. 6. Quizlet ● Visual, auditory flashcards ● Review as cards, game format ● Create new, access existing sets ● Embed, mix with other 2.0 tools
  7. 7. Quizlet ● ● ● ● Geography - US Capitals Review Prepositions Review Ultimate Spanish Beginner Set Bill of Rights (game format, embedded in Glogster)
  8. 8. Pinterest ● Visual, social bookmarking ● Tons of educational resources ● Collaborate on boards with colleagues
  9. 9. Pinterest ● ● ● ● ● Guide to Pinterest in education Education Category Teachers Stuck on Pinterest Meredith’s Boards Amy’s Boards
  10. 10. Pinners & Boards To Follow ● 5 Power Pinners ● TES Teaching Resources ● Shelly Terrell ● Kathy Shrock ● Awesome Web Tools ● ● ● ● ● Mrs. Malespina Library Link NJ Cool Cat Teacher TechChef4u School Library Program
  11. 11. Google Lit Trips ● Google Lit Trips combine literature and Google Earth ● Choose from the library or create your own
  12. 12. Google Lit Trips ● ● ● ● Make Way For Ducklings My Brother Sam Is Dead About Google Lit Trips Lit Trips Tutorials
  13. 13. Smore ● Quick and easy digital flyers ● Great for classroom newsletters ● Students can create flyers for books, authors, and more.
  14. 14. SMoRe ● ● ● ● ● ● Event Flyer Portfolio Newsletter Report Guide Smore Tutorial (Also includes Weebly and Google Sites)
  15. 15. BlendSpace - Formerly Edcanvas ● Organize digital resources into lessons ● Measure student progress with quizzes and other tools
  16. 16. Blendspace ● Blendspace in the classroom ● Blendspace Overview ● Blendspace Gallery of Lessons
  17. 17. Popboardz ● Presentation & portfolio tool for iPads ● Add PDFs, images, videos, and more ● Connects with Dropbox
  18. 18. Popboardz ● E-Learning Tech Tool Series Popboardz ● Popboardz overview
  19. 19. WorD CLOUDS
  20. 20. visual search engines Quintura for Kids (elem-MS) ● Based on yahoo kids KidRex (elementary) ● ● ● Powered by Google Safe Search Search results display homepage Image search = kid’s drawings (fun!) iseek education (middle-HS) ● ● Non-commercial, vetted sites Authentic language search
  21. 21. Lucidpress ● Desktop publishing in the cloud ● Alternative to MS Publisher ● Collaborative
  22. 22. Lucidpress ● Lucidpress in 60 Seconds ● Collaboratively Create Multimedia Documents With Lucidpress ● Sample Document
  23. 23. Animoto & Voicethread Animoto ● ● ● E-Z quick movie creation Add music & theme Share out via FB, etc. VoiceThread ● ● ● Collaborative multimedia, storytelling, discussion tool Invites conversation voice-over, doodle, text Awesome-ly interactive!
  24. 24. Voicethread ● VoiceThread Library k-12 ideas ● Using Smartboard with VoiceThread ● Voicethread in Education - oodles of examples k-12
  25. 25. Mural.ly ● Visual collaboration tool ● Add images, sticky notes, videos, documents, etc.
  26. 26. Mural.ly ● ● ● ● Sample Murals Mural.ly in Education Visible Thinking With Mural.ly Mural.ly Challenge
  27. 27. Haiku Deck ● Simple, Elegant Slideshows ● Creative Commons Images ● Share Online ● Avoid ‘Death By Powerpoint’
  28. 28. Haiku Deck ● Samples ○ ○ ○ ○ Titanic 5 Senses Tornadoes Cutting to the Core ● Haiku Deck Tutorial
  29. 29. ThingLink ● Create interactive images with music, video, text tags, quizlet, twitter “tags” ● “Tag” images using browser plugin (similar to Pinterest) ● Use searchable image library, own content
  30. 30. thinglink ● ● ● ● Abe Lincoln Facts Kinder Homework Tons of Thinglink EDU examples Interactive Resume (idea for “Meet the Media Specialist”)
  31. 31. infographics Piktochart ● Step-by-step instructions to create infographic ● Free acc’t. with themes Infogr.am ● Create infographic with data (Excel), graphics ● Share & embed
  32. 32. INFOGRAPHICS ● Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Info. (Info. as Creative Assessment) ● NYTimes Teaching with Infographics (NYTimes maps, charts, graphs) ● Kids Discover (download the free monthly info.)
  33. 33. Padlet - Formerly Wallwisher ● Virtual Post-it Notes ● Add text, links, videos, and more ● Collaborative boards let students work together
  34. 34. Padlet ● ● ● ● ● How to use Padlet in the classroom 105 Classroom Ideas Padlet Gallery Padlet Tutorial Padlet Resources
  35. 35. Evernote ● Remember Everything! ● Store and organize notes, images, websites, and more ● Great for student research
  36. 36. Evernote ● 10 tips for using Evernote in the classroom ● Evernote for the classroom ● Organize your classroom work with Evernote ● Evernote for Educators
  37. 37. Educlipper ● Instead of Pins, you have CLIPS! ● Install ● “Clip” sites, docs, videos, images & add to boards ● Collaborative, student-friendly, ● Searchable by subject, format
  38. 38. educlipper ● Popular Clips (revised daily) ● Recent Clips ● Creating an eduClip (video)
  39. 39. Story Me ● Comic-style page creator ● Use images from camera roll ● Add speech bubbles & captions ● Image filters
  40. 40. Story Me ● About Story Me ● Project Idea - Types of Sentences ● Story Me Tutorial
  41. 41. QR Codes ● Scan QR codes to access more information ● Multiple types of resources can be used ● Make lessons interactive
  42. 42. QR Codes ● Roll & Reflect With QR Codes ● Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction ● Audio QR Codes ● QR Codes in the Library ● QR Codes in the Classroom
  43. 43. Voki & Tellagami ● Create speaking avatars ● Use for poems, writing, tutorials, showing understanding ● Embed in websites
  44. 44. Voki & Tellagami ● ● ● ● Voki Lesson Plans Voki Classroom (paid upgrade) Tellagami Classroom Ideas Tellagami Tutorial
  45. 45. Meograph ● Four dimensional storytelling ● Create interactive stories ● Create map based and timeline based visual narratives
  46. 46. Meograph ● Meograph examples ● Meograph on Free Technology For Teachers ● Story-Making Machines: Meograph ● The Future of Storytelling is 4-D ● Meograph tutorial
  47. 47. Other Great Tools Times Machine Virtual Field Trips Skype An Author Skype An Author Free ● Prezi ● Nearpod ● Socrative ● ● ● ● Schooltube Teachertube Blabberize GoAnimate for Schools ● Newspaper Me! ● Scribble Maps ● PhotoPeach ● ● ● ●
  48. 48. Contact Us Meredith Amy ● mmartin@ techforteachers.com ● techforteachers.com ● @geekyteach ● amyojserkis@ linwoodschools.org ● Belhaven Lib Media Center
  49. 49. tinyurl.com/getvisual Link To This Presentation

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