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Ning Classroom 2.0

Bubble Tweet
Second Life

Google Alerts

Google Calendar

Google Docs

Google Sketchup

Image Chef

Google Earth

Teacher Tube
Google Maps

You Tube
Google Page Creator

School Town



Educational Rap Songs: http://www.educationalrap.com/
    • I found the name of the song and searched for it in itunes. I downloaded it for 99 cents

Final Project survey http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFJFbjhwVGZvbVNzOGk3eS02bXktMnc6MA..
http://johnfaig.blogspot.com/ The future of textbooks.
Final Survey


You are invited to School Town.net 25109825
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEnFwiqdx8 Did You Know Video

Skype in the Classroom
Directory of educators that use Skype
A Skype Phonebook of Educators

Create a Wordle
Historic speeches in Wordle

Here is a nice blog entry on 5 Reasons to Use Wordle by Terri Freedman: http://www.techlearning.com/article/Blogs/20322
Wordle of the Day: http://guessthewordle.pbworks.com/

Creative Addition with Morphing

Squirlz Morph

Social Networking for Personal Professional Growth
You need to know about it
Things our grandkids will never know and more
Learning Ecology Graphic
Role of Educators Graphic
Historical Tweets: http://historicaltweets.com/

Fun with Digital Images

Fun with Digital Images This is a link to a wiki with several other digital image sites.
Bubblejoy Create cards or messages
Cameroid Manipulate pictures or images.
http://plasq.com/comiclife-win Comic Life
Add Letters
Image Chef make your own icon - lose the brown square
Space Your Face
My Movie Moment Add an image to a movie or clip.
Jib Jab Create a Jib Jab
http://www.picartia.com/ Create photo mosaics
25 Sites to Create Cartoon Characters of Yourself Play with images!
Comiqs Create your own comics, like comic life
Mushy Gushy Work with your images.
Generate License Plates Generate many different license plates.
http://www.toondoo.com/ Create your own comic strips
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com Create your own comics.
http://yearbookyourself.com/nextyear/index.html Yearbook yourself!

http://mergemedia.net/offers/downloads/my_web_face_toolbar_make_yourself_into_a_cartoon.html My Web Face make yourself a cartoon.

Collaborative Tools - A whole group of collaborative tools: the good, the bad and the ugly
Web pages that aren't static - they are constantly changing


Voice Thread Website

Voice Thread Literacy Example

Voice Thread Simplifying Expressions

Voice Thread Solving One Step Equations

Voice Thread Solving Two Step Equations

Web 2.0 Tools Listing - from Meg's Wiki
Tribes We Need You to Lead Us by: Seth Godin
Web Exhibits
Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers from an Art Teacher

Filesharing Tools

  1. http://www.yousendit.com/
  2. http://drop.io/

Interactive Tools
Live Audience Polling ask a question - they answer using sms text messages or the web
Online Stopwatch
Library Thing
Compare Google and Bing

Classroom Response Systems
Classroom Performance Systems
Promethean Activexpressions

We Follow
Caveman Twittering
5 Ways to Have Fun with Twitter
Twitter for Teachers
Twittas ? First Twitter Follow
TweetCloudWhat’s Being Said?
FriendorFollowFind out who you are following, who’s following you and more
Twitter Background Creation

Google Earth
Code to insert a picture in a placemark in Google Earth.

Tools for Creating Projects and Presentations

FlowgramWelcome to the talking web. Create interactive guided presentations by combining web pages, photos, powerpoint and more with your voice, notes and highlights. Viewers can control the pages, scroll, click on links, view videos and more.
GlogsterPoster Yourself

Voicethread: http://www.voicethread.com

Engage Me

Blooms Taxonomy – 1956

Bloom’s Bloom’s Taxonomy Blooms DigitallyBlooms Digitally

Bloom’s and the Digital World Visualblooms

12 Essentials for Technology Integration from Richard Byrne

Creating Documents and Presentations

Google Docs gives you the power to create documents, spreadsheets, and slide shows using any Internet-connected computer
ZOHO Showpart of a suite of free web based tools – sign in with google or yahoo account. Offers more editing options and templates than those found on Google Presentation

Tools for Communicating with Parents and Students

edublogsfree blogging site designed just for classroom use
drop.ioQuick and easy setup – no registration and completely free for up to 100mb of storage space
Weeblycreate a free classroom website – they have excellent user support

Tools for Creating Collaborative Student Projects

Wikispaces Not the only site for collaborative sites – pbworks and ning are others. Wikispaces has provided more than 100,000 free advertising-free wikis to educators. Use it as a resource page for your students – they can share notes and references throughout the year. They can use it as a study guide for assessments.
Direct Link to Educator Sign Up: http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers

ediscioflashcard creation tool – can be used by an entire class to create a “card box” that all of the students can study. (images can be included on the cards also)

Educational Alternatives to YouTube

snagfilmsgood for those on a limited budget and can be embedded in a blog or wiki for students
schooltubesimilar to teachertube in that both are designed for classroom use. Schooltube generally has less advertising and faster uploads
dotsubgreat resource for foreign language teachers, ESL/EFL teachers, and teachers of students with hearing impairments


Sir Ken Robinson on TED talks

Sound, Music, Video or Narration


http://freeplaymusic.com/ Royality free music.
http://www.songsforteaching.com/ Songs for teaching.
Musipedia - The Open Music Encyclopedia - searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes. Kind of neat – you can search by playing a flash piano, whistle it to the computer or tap the rhythm on the desk.
http://faculty.washington.edu/crowther/Misc/Songs/music.shtml Science songs
http://www.science-groove.org/MASSIVE/searchbrowse.html Collection of math and science songs.

Media Converters

Zamzar Copy the address, the file will be sent to your email to download.

vixy.net A music converter - strip the audio
Mediaconverter Works well, but not consistently.


Listentoyoutube online, free youtube to mp3 converter

VLC Media Player free download, great for playing dvd’s on pc’s with copyright issues. It also has conversion capabilities. Directions on using the convert feature Media Convert free and online, convert and split audio, ringtones, sounds
The Movie Clapper Board Generator

WinFF Convert your videos quickly and easily and all at once with this free downloadable program
http://www.formatoz.com/ Format Factory Scott's pick for converting!
You Tube Download You Tube downloader.
http://gvtc.com/~mgriffin/digital/ Excellent examples of Photostory as well as fabulous tips on how to put one together!

Keep Vid A very simple web based solution for converting media

Free Computer Clean Up Tools
Spybot Search & Destroy scroll down page to download section and select the first option – install with default options. You must check for updates each time you run the program to be sure you have the newest data files. Run weekly for high internet use.
Malware Bytes install with defaults - update this program also and a simple scan will do you well unless you are having lots of issues.
AVG Free antivirus free antivirus that works well and doesn’t take a lot of your processor to run

This was created by using a free software program I downloaded from http://www.tucows.com/previ... The program is called Sqirlz Morph. This was great fun
http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/ - A guide for creating and using a wiki.

New Report About Leadership and Web 2.0

Metiri Group report, Leadership for Web 2.0 in Education: Promise and
Reality, reveals a scenario of technology and related cultures developing
more rapidly than schools can innovate and adapt. This report defines Web 2.0 as "an online application that uses the World Wide Web (www) as a platform and allows for participatory involvement, collaboration, and
interactions among users." They add, "Web 2.0 is also characterized by the creation and sharing of intellectual and social resources by end users."

Key findings include:

1. The nation's school district administrators are overwhelmingly positive about the impact of Web 2.0 on students' lives and on their
2. Keeping students interested and engaged in school is the top priority for Web 2.0 use in American schools.
3. The majority of district administrators believe that student use of Web 2.0 should be limited to participation on approved educational websites.
4. The majority of school districts ban social networking (70%) and chat rooms (72%) while allowing prescribed educational use for most of the other Web 2.0 tools (e.g., blogging, using wikis, sharing music or sound files, sharing visual media, posting messages, participating in virtual worlds, playing interactive games, creating polls or surveys, etc.).
5. While reporting low levels of general use, curriculum directors did describe significant opportunities for use of Web 2.0 tools in curricula and teaching materials.
6. Curriculum directors reported that Web 2.0 will be used most effectively at all grade levels in the content areas of social studies, writing, science, and reading.
7. While there was broad agreement that Web 2.0 applications hold educational value, the use of these tools in American classrooms remains the province of individual pioneering classrooms.
8. Web 2.0 is outpacing K-12 education's current capacity to innovate.
9. District administrators, the persons responsible for decision making on Web 2.0 in schools, are more passive than active users in the Web 2.0 space.

Source: CoSN, < http://www.cosn.org/Default.aspx?id=85&tabid=4189>

Leadership for Web 2.0 in Education: Promise and Reality.

Research about Interactive White Boards


save 46645 as Google so they can look up business addresses on their phones.
Type in the place and then the city and you will be text back with the contact information


Example Embed Code:

www.visuwords.com visual graphic dictionary

http://www.booksie.com/ write stories here and read other's stories

Interactive WhiteBoard Resources


http://www.prometheanplanet.com/ Thanks Rich Hubbarb
http://activstudio.ictcentre.wikispaces.net/file/view/Converting+Notebook+Lessons+to+Flipchart.docx Converting flipcharts and notebook files.

Twitter people for SMART

@Atwaterd (Debbie Atwater)
@Toledonative Middle school SmartBoard science teacher
@Fsinfo (Lori Abrahams)
@yurkwi(Rachel Yurk)
@msansonetti (MaryAnn Sansonetti)

Twitter people for Promethean

@atruger(Anne Truger)
@planet_tweets (Promethean Planet)
@gardenglen (Glen Westbroek)
@wsiegle (Wendy Siegle)
@dthaggard (Donnan Thaggard)
@cobannon (Carol O'Bannon)
@msreneescience (Renee)

NIMAS - National Instructiona Materials Accessibility Standards

What Illinois has to say with the Illinois Textbook Loan Program - NIMAS outlines a set of consistent and valid XML-based source files created by K-12 curriculum publishers or other content producers. These source files can be used to create
accessible specialized formats (i.e. Braille, audio, digital, large-print, etc.) of print
instructional materials. The full set of files includes XML content files, a package file,
images, and a PDF file of the title page (or whatever contains ISBN and copyright

Google Earth Resources

Twenty-Three Interesting Ways to Use Google Earth in the Classroom by Tom Barrett: http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_175fp5qg9d3

Discovery Education's Hall Davison: Look under the Encyclo-Media subheading, then under GoogleEart (ppt)


Inserting a picture into a place mark in Google Earth. Create a place mark and in the box where you can type type this html code:
<img src="paste the jpg you get after you right click on the image selecting copy image source">
example: <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/202/502722304_33d40da1aa.jpg">

Creating a road trip in Google Earth
It is helpful to create a word doc of your destinations and a little blurb about each place.
How to create: Open Google Earth>type in a location on the top left>click to go to that location>create a PushPin and drag the pin to the location>in the new window, type in title, in the description type the following:
< img src= “source code of the image”> (there is a space between the img and src and another space between = and “)
The image source code is gotten by right click (mac control click) on the image and select Copy Image Location
The code is then pasted in the quotes in the description window and clicked to make active the text describing the location is then pasted in the description window.
Click ok and File>Save in My Places
Continue to add new push pins and locations. Save when done.

Google Lit Trips - a different way to teach great literature - http://www.googlelittrips.org/

iPhone and iTouch Education Applications

iear.org - Ning for educators who want to learn about education application for the itouch and iphone

Other Helpful iPhone Apps for Educators** (Elementary K-5th grade focus - most are free - if not free, close!)

Voice Memos - (record meetings hours on end - easy filing - great sound)
The Weather Channel
Google (Google Earth, Google everything....)
That Ain't It (Categories - eliminate the given possibilities)
File Sharing (transfer files via wireless connection)
Dictionary (offers audio definitions, thesaurus, web options and much more)
Spell Check (compact version)
Flashcards (USA Flashcards & Trivia - covers presidents, state abbr. state birds, state capitals, state flags, etc. Offers one card, or multiple choice options and more!)
Homonyms - super fun cloze passage - great for elementary ed 1st - 3rd grade levels
inFact USA (Fantastic multiple choice feature that covers lots of geography content for all USA states)
Match (Memory game for k-2nd grade)
Brain Thaw (Math focus - game for finding multiples -super fun!)
Number Line - (Put decimals and fractions in order - very fun!)
Math Tables - (MUST for elem. educ - fun game and more challenging than just flash cards)
Toy Clock (provides different types of clocks - teacher options available.
Randy (random number generator -you control the range of numbers - good for reading numbers and place value)
Flash4Kids (math flash cards - options to change type and number of problems)
The States (geography - super for spatial state recognition)
USA Free (A MUST! See documents, states, maps [old and new] anthem & flag info, major city info, president info and quiz)
GrammarGuide (A must for teachers! Provides general rules etc in an easy to read format)