This is my wiki for Tech Camp 2010

Visit often as resources will be added throughout the summer. To find out more information about Tech Camp visit my website
If you need more information, contact me
PowerPoint Resources and Interactive White Board Resources PowerPoint- Free PowerPoint presentations on every topic!
Jeopardy templates Template and pre-made games
Resource collection Interactive White board Resources Google Earth and Literature
Prezi Create a presentation

Flicker Remember to use the advanced search to find images licensed using Creative Commons
Spell with Flicker This is a website that generates words using letters from Flickr

qflick Is a different way to search Flickr

Editing images

Tuesday morning opening!

**Tech survey**

New Free online tools organized alphabetically.

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



Teacher site full of technology ideas and video tutorials for podcasts, videos, iPod notes, etc.:
Final Project survey The future of textbooks.
Final Survey

Skype in the Classroom
Directory of educators that use Skype
A Skype Phonebook of Educators
Web Cams in the Classroon
Bubblejoy Create cards or messages
Cameroid Manipulate pictures or images.
Create a Wordle
Historic speeches in Wordle
external image msword.png
external image msword.png
Wordle in the Classroom Ideas Week 1 Tech Camp.doc
Here is a nice blog entry on 5 Reasons to Use Wordle by Terri Freedman:
Wordle of the Day:

Fun with Digital Images - add captions to pics, photos, posters, etc or preview others contributions
Fun with Digital Images This is a link to a wiki with several other digital image sites. 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.

Image Generators
Most of these sites are not appropriate to use with students, but are a great way to generate images for vocabulary work and graphics for websites. One PhotoFunia Put your face on Mt. Rushmore and more Be Funky has a whole new look. Pimp the Face, change the face. Photo 505 A new effect is added everyday, explore. Big Huge Labs has some new features Frame your pictures, for free! This site is similar to PhotoFunia Fun magazine covers Put your face on various templates Generate your name on various signs Generate an image from available templates. Put your face on a dancing astronaut. Add an image to a movie clip. Create a Jib Jab Create photo mosaics a new body to place your face Put your face into various animated scenes
Online Photo Editing
I am a fan of Photoshop Elements, but these free online sites may win me over! Wow, this is like Photoshop Elements, for free. Online photo editing
****Photoshop to edit images. Edit images using a variety of backgrounds and frames.
Picnik to edit images
Web Cam Sites
Bubblejoy Create cards or messages
Cameroid Manipulate pictures or images.
Online Comic Creators Comic Life Create your own comics Create your own comic strips Create your own comics.

To print posters Takes a graphic and prints on multiple sheets
Takes a graphic and prints on multiple sheets

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


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
30 New Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom
Historical Twitters
Google Earth
Code to insert a picture in a placemark in Google Earth.

Tools for Creating Projects and Presentations

Welcome 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


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:

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

Soundboard Wavs Royality free music. 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. Science songs Collection of math and science songs.

Educational Rap Songs: I found the name of the song and searched for it in itunes. I downloaded it for 99 cents

Media Converters

To Convert Just the Audio from a You Tube Video

Listento youtube This conversion site works

Video2mp3 Convert a You Tube video to mp3

Dirpy to convert You Tube videos to mp3

You Tube mp3 Convert to mp3

Convert Audio and Video from You Tube

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

Media Converter This site has a limit of 5 conversions a day

Software to Download and Convert

Video Lan Software to download
Format Factory software to convert videos Scott Meech's favorite
You Tube Downloader This software has been highly rated by Cnet.


Digital Storytelling Resources Excellent examples of Photostory as well as fabulous tips on how to put one together!

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

Creating the Morph

This was created by using a free software program I downloaded from The program is called Sqirlz Morph. This was great fun

Creating a Wiki - A guide for creating and using a wiki.

SmartBoard Resources
This is a collection of resources for your work with the Smart Tech Activities Smart home.
Resource collection Interactive White board Resources organized by Meg. Templates for teachers. Interactive Websites. Wichita schools resources. templates and other resources to download. A social network focused on the SmartBoard use in the classroom. Bookmarks to many different resources. Amazing collection of resources. 37 interesting ways to use your SmartBoard. A group that posts weekly videos. More links and resources across the content areas. Use Google advanced search to find specifically what you are looking for. New addition of interactive games organized by content areas. Thanks to my Twitter network!