Skip to main content
Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product
. Get it on the
Pages and Files
Our opening chat about how you grow professionally:
**Tech Camp Contact Directory:**
Complete this survey to stay connected to the group after Camp
marzano research about IWB 3-09.doc
Ning Classroom 2.0
Google Page Creator
Educational Rap Songs:
I found the name of the song and searched for it in itunes. I downloaded it for 99 cents
Final Project survey
The future of textbooks.
You are invited to
Did You Know Video
Skype in the Classroom
Directory of educators that use Skype
A Skype Phonebook of Educators
Historic speeches in Wordle
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:
Creative Addition with Morphing
Social Networking for Personal Professional Growth
You need to know about it
grandkids will never know
Learning Ecology Graphic
Role of Educators
Fun with Digital Images
Fun with Digital Images
This is a link to a wiki with several other digital image sites.
Create cards or messages
Manipulate pictures or images.
make your own icon - lose the brown square
Space Your Face
My Movie Moment
Add an image to a movie or clip.
Create a Jib Jab
Create photo mosaics
25 Sites to Create Cartoon Characters of Yourself
Play with images!
Create your own comics, like comic life
Work with your images.
Generate License Plates
Generate many different license plates.
Create your own comic strips
Create your own comics.
My Web Face make yourself a cartoon.
- 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 2.0 Tools for Teachers
from an Art Teacher
Live Audience Polling
ask a question - they answer using sms text messages or the web
Compare Google and Bing
Classroom Response Systems
Classroom Performance Systems
5 Ways to Have Fun with Twitter
Twitter for Teachers
Twittas ? First Twitter Follow
What’s Being Said?
Find out who you are following, who’s following you and more
Twitter Background Creation
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.
Image that shows where to
Blooms Taxonomy – 1956
Bloom’s Taxonomy Blooms Digitally
Bloom’s and the Digital World
12 Essentials for Technology Integration from
Creating Documents and Presentations
gives you the power to create documents, spreadsheets, and slide shows using any Internet-connected computer
part 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
free blogging site designed just for classroom use
Quick and easy setup – no registration and completely free for up to 100mb of storage space
create a free classroom website – they have excellent user support
Tools for Creating Collaborative Student Projects
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:
flashcard 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
good for those on a limited budget and can be embedded in a blog or wiki for students
similar to teachertube in that both are designed for classroom use. Schooltube generally has less advertising and faster uploads
great 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
Royality free music.
Songs for teaching.
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.
Collection of math and science songs.
Copy the address, the file will be sent to your email to download
A music converter - strip the audio
Works well, but not consistently.
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.
on using the convert feature
free and online, convert and split audio, ringtones, sounds
The Movie Clapper Board Generator
Moviemaker in the Classroom Ideas Week 1 Tech Camp.doc
Convert your videos quickly and easily and all at once with this free downloadable program
Format Factory Scott's pick for converting!
You Tube Download
You Tube downloader.
Excellent examples of Photostory as well as fabulous tips on how to put one together!
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.
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
The program is called Sqirlz Morph. This was great fun
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, <
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:
visual graphic dictionary
write stories here and read other's stories
Interactive WhiteBoard Resources
Thanks Rich Hubbarb
Converting flipcharts and notebook files.
Twitter people for SMART
Middle school SmartBoard science teacher
Twitter people for Promethean
- 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
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:
paste the jpg you get after you right click on the image selecting copy image source
example: <img src="
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 -
iPhone and iTouch Education Applications
- 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)
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"