THE AMAZING SNIPPINGTOOL search button of windows 7 and search for ―snipping tool‖
Youtube.com/educationYou Tube for education is a safe placefor students to watch thousands ofeducational videos withoutinappropriate content. PBS, NationalGeographic, TED lectures, and KhanAcademy videos can all be found onYoutubeEDU.
Khan Academy Khan AcademyWhat an incredible set of resources, coupled with exercises for our students – or anybody for thatmatter. The premise is that anyone can call up for FREE, short, bite-sized videos to learn something —anything — from their catalog.Some K12 teachers are actually flipping their learning.Instead of lecturing to their students during the day and giving problems for homework, they are havingstudents watch the Khan Academy videos for homework, then having students practice in class, with theteacher there for support. Students can watch and reply those parts they don‘t understand, then get realsupport from their real teacher at school. It‘s a no-brainer! www.edweek.orgKhan Academy gets it. Many of our students are quick to utilize video for learning. They can play it backwithout having to ‗ask to have that part explained again.‘ They can take it anywhere and learn any time –at their convenience.Khan on 60 Minutes - March 2012 All of the videos from Khan Academy are mapped to Common Core standards.
Have you ever wished your job allowed you towander the halls and peek into other teacher‘sclassrooms … be that proverbial fly on the wall?While some lucky teachers may be able to dothis, most of us do not have this opportunity.Enter … The Teaching Channel.The Teaching Channel records real teachers inaction in their classroom. Sometimes the teacherthen meets with a mentor or expert to processteaching strategies and learning. It is a greatway to get new ideas and learn from each other!https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos?categories=grades_6-8 (MassachusettsDiscoveryDenBlog)
ZAMZAR is free to use and requires no sign-up. Take a look at: http://www.zamzar.comI have found this the best place to convert files from one format to another (e.g. wmv to mp3) and especially during those times when you want to make sure that your youtube video is available for your classroom instruction .
It is a free tool that inspires you on the topics youfeel passionate about so that you can highlight and share the best content. How can you use this in the classroom?1. One idea is a to use Scoop.it! as a way of curating sources of information and posing questions for students to hunt for the answers from the links.2. If you require students to gather articles or current events, or research current topics, then Scoop.it is a tool that can help them do that.http://www.scoop.it/t/getting-f-i-t-free-internet- tools-for-teachers
DROPBOX Offers secure, free cloud storage.An effective file synchronization tool.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFb0NaeRmdgSee it an action at the workshop! • How can you use it (personal and professional use)? • How are teachers using dropbox?
PINTEREST is a place where one canorganize all things interesting, and connectwith others (for FREE!) who share similarpassions.Are you looking for ideas surroundingOrganization? Classroom Design? TeachingPosters? Literacy Activities? ThematicInspiration? Website Resources?So, request an invite (yes, you need to beinvited to join Pinterest) and then startpinning! See you on the boards!!http://pinterest.com/ginrew/http://pinterest.com/pbsnewshour/why-i-go-to-school/ WAYS TO USE PINTEREST IN THE CLASSROOM
http://stich.it/siMzI4MA (quick sample) If you are going to show several sites with information on them, Stich.it might be a good option to try. You can put them all in this Stich.it site and it will create a tiny URL for you and your students. This also works great if you want to buzz right through several sites in class as well.
Don‘t forget to cite your sources! There are several online tools that make creating your works cited andbibliographies super easy. Bibme is nice though, becausein addition to being free, it offers MLA as well as APA and Chicago styles, useful for high school students taking psychology or those dual-enrolled in college courses.
http://us.partnersinlearningnetwork.com Microsoft OneNote 2010 is a digital notebook that allows you to gather and organize text, pictures, digital handwriting, audio and video recordings, and more — all in one digital notebook on your computer. OneNote can help you become more productive by keeping the information you need at your fingertips and reducing time spent searching for information across e-mail messages, paper notebooks, file... See Mrs. Wernig‘s OneNoteOneNote to the Rescue!Excellent video on OneNoteLearn all about OneNote (TeacherTube)Teacher using OneNote
http://us.partnersinlearningnetwork.com PHOTOSYNTH - Photosynth is a powerful set of tools for capturing and viewing the world in 3D. You can take photos in a 360 degree turn and experience a panoramic view. This is wonderful for school outings or just to capture the fullness of a scene. Within the Photosynth website there is a gallery of Photosynths, with examples such as Big Ben, the roman colleseum, grand canyon, fenway park etc. AUTOCOLLAGE and PhotoStoryParthenon
Animoto is a web applicationthat produces videos fromphotos, video clips and music.Animoto analyzes theprovided photos, video clipsand music to generate avideo.Revolutionary War IntroEndangered SpeciesNeil ArmstrongAll About GlogsterPersonal-family
Most of my students use Audacity (freesoftware download) but Vocaroo is awonderful alternative to creating podcasts.There is nothing todownload, install, subscribe to, just clickrecord, then ‖click to stop‖ and you aredone!The second step is to cut and paste theURL of the file and send it to your students(or teachers).You can have students create podcasts foryour class without having to provide digitalplayers or engage in students‘ training. http://vocaroo.com/
Students studying history or those who learn better visually, may like Time Toast, a tool for creating interactive printable timelines. It‘s free and all your students need is an email address. Sample Tiki Toki is another similar timeline creator. Though flashier and incorporating video, it limits free accounts to one timeline. Whenintime.com is another one
WORD CLOUDSInteresting ways to use Wordle in the classroom:http://www.slideshare.net/mberner/38-intersting-ways-to-use-wordle-in-the-classroom
www.readthewords.comThis site features text to speech with avariety of voices. This site allowsa teacher to download papers and examsinto Read the Words. This site can alsoread many documents such aswebsites, publisher, and word. www.blabberize.comStudents can use this website to have anytext read to them and it is very easy tolearn to use. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BezIRHR2PwMHow to Use ReadtheWords YouTube video
Popplet A mind-mapping tool that lets students create a visual map of their thoughts or notes, brainstorm ideas, and create flowcharts or storyboards. Popplet is an app for the web and iPad, where you can collect, curate and share your ideas, inspirations, and projects. Bubbl.us Another mind-mapping tool that lets students create a visual map of their thoughts or notes, brainstorm ideas, and create flowcharts or storyboards. Users create ―Bubbles‖ containing an idea, link them together, drag them and zoom in and out using the flash interface. You can also save your charts once you‘re done. Mindomo Another mind-mapping tool that lets students create a visual map of their thoughts or notes, brainstorm ideas, and create flowcharts or storyboards. Mindomo allows you to embed video, audio, and pictures, collaborate in real time, and work on projects offline. You are allowed to create three free mind maps.
Glogster EDU –Create interactive posters forinstruction or to incorporate in lesson projects forstudents to create.•Highly interactive•Simple interface•Upload photos, video, audio, text and add links http://lwernig.edu.glogster.com/workshop/ http://ncarroll.edu.glogster.com/iditarod
Google Docs offers an online wordprocessor, spreadsheet andpresentation editor that enablesyou and your students tocreate, store and share instantlyand securely. Theres no softwareto download, and all your work isstored safely online and can beaccessed from any computer. http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/
A Ning can be a great classroom websiteand communication tool. For an onlineclass, it can create the social aspect that isso important to in online learning.The Ning can be used to great differentgroups, foster onlinecollaboration, increase student onlinediscussion skills and more!Check out Heidi Haynes Jacobs if you are interested incurriculum development and the common core there aregroups here for you to join. Curriculum 21
Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge engine that gathers data on just about anything you‘d ever want to know and computes results for you. You can look up everything from complex math equations, to historical or socioeconomic data, to sports statistics or paint colors. It‘s an incredibly useful tool and one I‘m always surprised people don‘t know about (or don‘t use because they think it‘s only for math. It‘s not!). Take the Tour: http://www.wolframalpha.com/tour/what-is-wolframalpha.html For Teachers: http://www.wolframalpha.com/educators/
Getting F.I.T. Some Honorable Mentions Gooru (Beta) -2600 Digital Notebooks for learning Explania – free animated explanations GoAnimate –Create your own animated explanations Xtranormal – Animation creation Slideshare -Access your presentations online Delicious – Social Bookmarking site (Yahool) Fotobabble - audio photos Google Earth –maps and satelitte imagery views of the Earth Skype – connect and collaborate globally (videoconference) Quizlet - create Online quizzes and flashcards Scribd – Share original documents online Open Office – open source (Microsoft Office) suite Poll Daddy – create online Poll, surveys and quizzes Flickr – favorite photo storing and management tool http://www.fluencyprof.com/ Web 2.0 Spanish resource Voki – Talking Avatar