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Big List of Coolness Summer 2011


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Big List of Coolness Summer 2011

  1. 1. Big List of Coolness<br />Summer Edition<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Tools<br />Slideshare<br />Upload PPT’s<br />Link to or embed the slideshow<br />Mixbook<br />Combine pictures and text into Flash scrapbooks<br />Actual book available for purchase<br />Sliderocket<br />Create slideshows with Flash animation<br />Finished product online available to link or embed<br />
  3. 3. Presentation Tools<br />Glogster<br />Online posters with animation, links, and images<br />Manages student user names and passwords<br />Collects products under teacher login<br />Prezi<br />Create a presentation on an endless plane<br />No square slides, chart your own path<br />Easy to use menu and animation<br />
  4. 4. Collaborative Tools<br />Wikispaces<br />Website that allows multiple authors to contribute information.<br />Move classwork online and manage it all in one place.<br />Wordpress<br />The king of blogs for the teacher.<br />Integrate writing<br />Lengthen discussions<br />Provide extra information<br />Posterous<br />Super simple blogging<br />Blog by emailing to your posterous.<br />
  5. 5. Collaborative Tools<br />Kidblog<br />EASY!!!<br />Create a blog and one for up to 200 students in minutes.<br />Students can comment to your posts or write their own.<br />Edmodo<br /><ul><li>Create a safe, social network experience.
  6. 6. Distribute announcements, assignments, and grade.</li></li></ul><li>Collaborative Tools <br />Google Apps<br />All things under one account!!<br />Incredibly flexible and intelligent calendar<br />Docs features a word processor, spreadsheet, form and presentation tool<br />Sites has all the features of a wiki and some of blogging.<br />Reader aggregates your favorite web information like checking the mailbox.<br />
  7. 7. Collaborative Tools<br />An entire crop of website using the idea of sticky notes as brainstorming and note-taking tools have appeared.<br />Wallwisher<br />Easiest, create a wall in a minute<br />Brainstorm notes from a number of users<br />Revisit the link whenever you like.<br />Stixy<br />More robust<br />Easily upload documents, to-do lists<br />Utilize as agenda for the day<br />
  8. 8. Collaborative Tools<br />Voicethread<br />Turns images into embeddable slideshows<br />Narrate each slide<br />Comment on others presentations<br />Great tool for peer review, story retells, any multimedia reports<br />
  9. 9. Video Creation<br />Video apps are moving online with more functionality. Use these instead of Movie Maker or Photostory 3 in some cases.<br />Go Animate!<br />Create animated videos using provided characters<br />Just enter text to create a templated<br />Direct a movie of your own by adding characters, directing their actions, and making a video scene by scene.<br />Animoto<br />Upload images or video<br />Choose the soundtrack<br />Animoto does the rest (with a max of 30 seconds)<br />
  10. 10. Video Creation<br />Stupeflix<br />More robust than Jaycut<br />Added function to assemble webcasts of videos<br />Flixtime<br />A balance between Animoto and Stupeflix<br />Assemble a timeline of content<br />Flixtime creates the movie<br />The user can edit the video provided or use as is<br />
  11. 11. Timeline/ Graphic Organizers<br />A number of timeline websites have been created over the last several years. They integrate video and photo content into beautiful timelines. <br />Capzles<br />Elaborate editor<br />Add blog entries as well<br />Share via link or make private<br />Dipity<br />Adds a social networking element<br />View the timeline as flipbook or stream<br />
  12. 12. Timeline/ Graphic Organizers<br />Moving away from a purchased software like Inspiration, we can find any of a number of online graphic organizer tools.<br />Exploratree<br />Features completed graphic organizers.<br />Complete them online or print them.<br />Spiderscribe<br />Similar to Inspiration and Stixy.<br />Allows calendar and document additions<br />Popplet<br />Also similar to Inspiration.<br />Very intuitive.<br />
  13. 13. Research<br /><br />Library of videos with lesson plans<br />Online Tate<br />Awesome collection of art activities<br />Easily integrated with SS and ELA<br />Google Art Project<br />Ergo<br />A guide to the research process<br />Provides resources as well<br />Sweet Search<br />Searches only evaluated sites<br />Insures validity and safety<br />
  14. 14. Source Material<br />One of the biggest issues as students research and create products based on their findings, can be finding copyright friendly material. The next few slides are devoted to those resources.<br />Creative Commons<br />Clearly identifies how the author wishes their content used<br />Assembles other websites that collect CC material<br />Provides CC licenses so that you can participate<br />Does NOT overrule copyright law<br />
  15. 15. Source Material- Audio<br />Jamendo<br />Free Play Music<br />Publicdomain4u<br />Soungle<br />Free Sound Project<br />CCMixter<br />
  16. 16. Source Material- Photos<br />Flickr<br />Catalogs images from thousands of users<br />Displays the copyright on each<br />Allows download in multiple sizes<br />Pics4learning<br />Small collection uploaded by individuals strictly for educational use.<br />Sparse results, but without copyright concern<br />Compfight<br />Searches Flickr for only CC material<br />Displays many more results by default<br />
  17. 17. Photo Editing<br />Aviary<br />Huge suite of photo editing apps<br />Image editing, vector editing, all free<br />Adds new apps frequently<br />Picnik<br />Fast editor in a pinch<br />Recently linked to Google’s Picasa<br />Doesn’t require a login<br />
  18. 18. Photo Editing<br /><br />2 GB of free photo storage<br />Photoshop-like online editor<br />Link and embed a photo without download<br />Photopeach<br />Creates slideshows<br />Integrate questions over the pictures<br />Collect the answers online<br />
  19. 19. Photo Editing<br />Picasa<br />Requires a downloadand Google account<br />Clean simple photo editor and photo cataloging<br />Provides free online storage as well<br />Create slideshows, collages, and even simple videos<br />Automatically catalogs photos from specific locations<br />Learns facial tagging<br />
  20. 20. Audio Editing<br />Audacity<br />Record narration, reports as MP3<br />Add sound effects, music<br />Use on its own, attach to video, or make a podcast<br />Voki<br />Create a talking avatar for your website<br />Interesting way to add a personal touch<br />Soundation<br />Make your own music<br />Upload your effects or use their library of clips<br />
  21. 21. Audio Publishing/ Podcasting<br />Podcast Machine<br />Upload up to 1GB of audio files and use up to 1GB of monthly bandwidth for free.<br />Create an embeddable player for your website. <br />
  22. 22. Research<br />If It Were My Home<br />Compare your home with that of people around the world<br />Qwiki<br />Easy Bib<br />
  23. 23. Research<br /><br />Compile a number of websites into one link<br />Make researching easier<br />Assemble sites for a webquest or cyberhunt<br />Jog the Web<br />Also collects a number of sites<br />Includes a side pane with text<br />Add questions, instructions, additional info.<br />
  24. 24. Social Bookmarking<br />Delicious<br />Quick bookmark tool<br />Suggest websites to others<br />Collect favorites at your own open URL<br />Diigo<br />Advanced tagging<br />Group bookmarking<br />Highlight the portion of a page to jog your memory<br />Annotate your thoughts to review<br />
  25. 25. Social Bookmarking<br />Livebinders<br />Create shelves of links to resources.<br />Make collaborative “binders” to house growing and embedded links.<br />Symbaloo<br />Creates a homepage of resources that appear like phone apps.<br />
  26. 26. Survey<br />Polling sites are yet another genre cropping up everywhere. These allow you to make surveys and tests that leave online and collect results for you.<br />Polldaddy<br />Create a survey or poll in minutes<br />Provide a link OR a widget for a website<br />Polleverywhere<br />Create online or text polls<br />Can display results live to PPT<br />
  27. 27. Audio Resources<br />Books Should Be Free<br />Books on MP3<br />Download entire novels for MP3 players<br />Modify instruction for low readers easily<br />
  28. 28. Video Resources<br />Snag Learning<br />Collection of videos by grade level and subject.<br />Features newer, documentary content<br />Learn it in 5<br />Technology how-to videos for free<br />Quick, short tutorials on any topic<br />The Week in Rap<br />Weekly song on current events<br />Provides lyrics to study as well<br />Great global news, quick and easy<br />Woopid<br />Promising website opening soon<br />View brief tutorials one by one or view them in related bundles.<br />
  29. 29. Screencasting/Screencapturing<br />PicPick<br />Downloaded software<br />Take pictures of your screen<br />Edit the images, annotate them, and save them<br />Allows user to set hot keys <br />Screentoaster<br />Similar to Jing, but in-browser<br />Video your actions on screen<br />Jing<br />Downloaded software<br />Take picture OR videos of your screen<br />Save online to embed anywhere<br />Save on your computer for easy access<br />
  30. 30. Converters<br />Format Factory<br />Downloaded software<br />Converts quicker than Zamzar and allows more file types<br />Zamzar<br />Convert most files to the type you need<br />Download Youtube videos for use at school<br />Keepvid<br />Download videos from a URL fast<br />
  31. 31. Online Storage<br />DropBox<br />Add a Dropbox folder to your computer or phone<br />Saves files online, but works like a computer folder<br />Email documents from your app<br />Find all of your documents from anywhere<br />Box<br />Also stores files and uses an app.<br />Additional benefit of collaborative boxes to embed on websites<br />
  32. 32. Online Storage<br />Evernote<br />Saves everything everywhere<br />Collects notes, audio, pictures<br />Utilizes phone apps and browser<br />Adding a number of patterns so that saved items from other websites are parked in one place<br />
  33. 33. Miscellaneous<br />VisualCV<br />Online resume<br />Add multimedia elements<br />Provides one nice link to distribute<br />LinkedIn<br />Online resume and portfolio<br />Network with colleagues from any workplace<br />Join job alike groups<br />
  34. 34. Miscellaneous<br />Twitter<br />Collect resources from an endless network<br />Constant stream and easily updated<br />Follow companies of interest for news and special offers<br />
  35. 35. Miscellaneous<br />Togetherville<br />Vocab Sushi<br />Thoughtboxes<br />Wordle<br />Tagxedo<br />Head Magnet<br />Foldermarker<br />Doodle<br />Face Your Manga<br />
  36. 36. Find these and more at…<br /><br /> The new ITF website<br /> My new professional blog<br />