Stayin’ Alive In The Digital Age

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Stayin’ Alive In The Digital Age

  1. 1. Stayin’ Alive in the Digital Age Bethany Rees & Jill Weir Cabot Middle School North Cabot, AR http://teamweirrees.googlepages.com
  2. 2. United Streaming <ul><li>http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com </li></ul><ul><li>Free to educators in Arkansas </li></ul><ul><li>Great visuals </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web Quests an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. <ul><li>Web Quests - http://webquest.org/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Studies Example: Civil War </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Track Star- http://trackstar.4teachers.org/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Example: Layers of the Earth </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Free Websites <ul><li>Digital Gaming (gamequarium) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variable Math </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Manipulatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Manipulatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Intelligences </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Google Earth Ethiopia Darfur, Sudan (Africa)
  6. 6. Wikis - Allows users to create, edit, and link web pages easily; Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites <ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>PB Wiki </li></ul>
  7. 7. Back to the Mac
  8. 8. Digital Storytelling combination of longstanding art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools <ul><li>Photo Story 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul>
  9. 9. Web Pages / Blogs <ul><li>Google Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul>Teacher Samples Web 2.0 is a trend in World Wide Web technology, and web design, which aim to facilitate creativity, collaboration, and sharing among users. Where Web 1.0 allowed us to be consumers of information, Web 2.0 is a second generation of web-based communities and hosted services such as social-networking sites, wikis, and blogs that allow us to be producers of information.
  10. 10. Student Samples
  11. 11. Back to the Mac
  12. 12. Cabot Middle School North &quot;Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Opportunities&quot; website
  13. 13. Free Online Resources <ul><li>Delicious – social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Gadget – reduces sizes of pictures </li></ul><ul><li>MediaConverter.org – converts media to different format </li></ul><ul><li>PDF Converter – Converts word file to PDF </li></ul><ul><li>Hi-Q Recorder – free audio recorder </li></ul><ul><li>ePals – E-mail and blogs for classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Zamzar.com – free file converter </li></ul><ul><li>Answers.com – Dictionary/Encyclopedia; can “ALT” click on any word to find out information on that word </li></ul><ul><li>Online Practice Modules for software programs </li></ul>
  14. 14. Free Online Resources <ul><li>FlipTrack – picture slideshow with music </li></ul><ul><li>Pics 4 Learning –copyright friendly pictures for education </li></ul><ul><li>FreeFoto.com - copyright friendly pictures for education </li></ul><ul><li>Picnik – free photo editing software </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare – turn your powerpoint into a slideshow or podcast </li></ul><ul><li>iTeach Digital.com – all the help ou need for using technology in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Internet 4 Classrooms – Very helpful website with ideas, how to’s, and lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Tube – teacher made videos </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools – Explains and supports </li></ul><ul><li>Free is Good – teacher resources from lesson plans to video games to technology how to’s </li></ul><ul><li>EducationWorld.com – resource site for teachers </li></ul>

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