Freebie queens – 2nd decade


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  • Worth going to the site….classroom edition setup – class id: 430-8430 – see handout that I have printed.
  • Go to the website and click on drag ‘n drops, image hotspots, quizzesfor demonstration!!!!
  • Freebie queens – 2nd decade

    1. 1. Freebie Queens – 2nd Decade<br />
    2. 2. Kidblog<br />Great way for schools to have kids blog<br />Peer review<br />No need for student emailaddresses<br />Here is a wayto keep the discussion going!<br />
    3. 3. Easy to setup and monitor<br />
    4. 4. Story Jumper<br />Create digital storytelling<br />Lots of educational resources for teachers<br />
    5. 5. Quick tutorial to get started<br />
    6. 6. Sweet Search<br />Search engine just for kids that have been reviewed by educators<br /><br />Every day can be something different!<br />Check it out!<br />
    7. 7. Cacoo<br />Create online charts and graphics<br />Built in chat feature for collaborations<br />
    8. 8. Webspiration (free until 4/2011)<br />Web based visual thinking environment<br />If you sign up now…cost will be $9.99 for 1 year subscription or $19.99 for 2 years subscription<br />
    9. 9. Kizoa<br />Creating animated slide shows with lots of content<br />
    10. 10. Drag on Tape<br />User-friendly site that uses a drag-and-drop interface to edit and mix video<br />
    11. 11. greenshot<br />Free open source screen capture <br />
    12. 12. ArtProject by Google Power<br />Great opportunity to view great art upclose and VERY personal<br />
    13. 13. DROPBOX<br />Offering free, secure file storage and sharing, along with automatic syncing across multiple computers from any location<br />Can be used on any platform device include mobile devices (no need to keep a flashdrive handy!)<br />Dropbox offers a selection of teacher-friendly controls, such as the ability to set bandwidth limits, eliminate users from individual computers, and create shareable photo galleries<br />
    14. 14. Coursesites by Blackboard<br />Free hosted course management service by Blackboard<br />Create up to five (5) websites for you and your class to use to provide an web presence for your students. <br />
    15. 15. Coursesites by Blackboard<br />
    16. 16. Polleverywehere<br />a new approach to classroom response systems by harnessing existing Web and mobile phone technology and relying on text messaging<br />Functions of the service include the ability for students to respond with typed-in text rather than just multiple-choice answers, and for teachers to gather data from students at home or in other locations off campus. <br />For schools that incorporate social networking tools, Poll Everywhere also offers poll integration with Twitter<br />Used on mobile devices; free to K-12 classes of 32 or less in size!<br />
    17. 17. Wolfram alpha<br />Computational Knowledge Engine built by humans (expert systems)<br />Now available for iPhone, iPod, Android and other mobile devices ($1.99 for app; free for pc’s)<br />
    18. 18. Magic Studio<br />A great multimedia site for uploading photos, documents, and video and then editing them<br />
    19. 19. Magic Studio<br />Create quizzes, drag ‘n drops, image hotspots, etc.<br />Can access content from Flickr, Picasa, and YouTube<br />Can upload Word, PowerPoint, Excel, images (jpg and png), video and mp3 audio to use <br /><br />
    20. 20. Wordia<br />Brings words to life through the use of video<br />
    21. 21. Quintura for Kids<br />Search engine for kids that acts a bit like a tag cloud in that results can be embedded in a site<br />
    22. 22. Middlespot<br />Innovative web site for social bookmarking that allows users to collect sites in a visual way<br />
    23. 23. Khan Academy<br />Free site with LOTS of videos on world-class instruction on various topics!<br /><br />
    24. 24. A couple of personal favorites!<br />Wordle<br />Create a mashup of words in a creative way<br />Prezi<br />Free presentation tool that really can grab the imagination!<br />Google Docs <br />Great collaboration environment to teach our kids how to work together in a virtual world!!!!<br />
    25. 25. Questions?<br />
    26. 26. Thanks for coming!<br />For more information:<br />Maryly Skallos<br /><br />Julia VanderMolen<br /><br />