Tech Ideas for the School Year

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Tech Ideas for the School Year

  1. 1. http://macconnell.wix.com/macconnell
  2. 2. Tech Ideas For TheNew School Year! 8/20/12
  3. 3. Animoto Glogster WordleWallWisherRemind 101
  4. 4. AnimotoAnimoto is an intuitive, versatile tool for you and your students to use this year!Example of First Day Of SchoolClassroom Project
  5. 5. AnimotoThings to remember:1. Sign up for an Animoto Educator account by clicking . Use code - a4emacc4a04802. Make sure to sign up with a different password than your school password.3. You will need to reapply every 6 months.4. Good idea for students to collect pictures before they are introduced to Animoto.5. Have students credit pictures and sources on a PPT slide to upload later (save the PPT slide as a jpg)6. If a picture won’t upload to Animoto – resave it as a JPG7. Make sure students save their movie with their name
  6. 6. Examples of GlogsterEarth Unit Posters (Presentation mode – paid account)Nonfiction Text FeaturesPythagorasBenjamin FranklinIntegers***Click here for a Glogster rubric
  7. 7. Glogster Ideas1. End of Unit review2. Biography3. Country study4. Poems5. “Wanted” poster for a historical figure6. Glog on a math topic including word problems and links7. Book poster8. Movie poster to go with your Animoto video9. Have students summarize a chapter in Science10. Interactive presentation toolGLOGSTER’S USES ARE ENDLESS!
  8. 8. Glogster
  9. 9. Wordle
  10. 10. Examples of WordleCharacter Traits Confident/Not Confident
  11. 11. Mystery Wordle
  12. 12. Math VocabularyWord Match
  13. 13. Classroom ValuesStudent of the Week
  14. 14. HOW TO USE WORDLE1. Character traits2. All About Me3. Mystery Wordle4. KWL5. Paste student stories to see “over used” words6. State Report/Character/Book/Science Topic7. Word Wall8. Student of the Week9. List what the class in comfortable with and uncomfortable with regarding a certain topic10. Guess the definition11. Paste text to find main idea for fiction and nonfiction12. Thank you notes13. Gifts for parents14. Poetry
  15. 15. Word CloudsHow to use Word Clouds1. Wordle is an easy to use site to make Word Clouds – no login needed2. First, type what you want in a Word document – Wordle has no spell check.3. The more times you type a word, the bigger the word will show up in your Wordle4. To use numbers go to LANGUAGE and uncheck NUMBERS 5. Use the ~ sign between words to keep them together (ex – Twenty~one) 6. Stay away from the Gallery – no filter
  16. 16. WallWisherA virtual corkboard that can be embedded into websites, blogs, or saved.
  17. 17. Remind 101
  18. 18. Extras…Mystery State
  19. 19. Animoto Glogster WordleWallWisherRemind 101

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