GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411)—Find and connect with businesses from your phone—FOR FREE! Google SMS—text messages to 466453 (GOOGLE) and text what you want help with and it will text you back the answer shortcut list: (http://www.google.com/mobile/) Examples: “weather Atlanta” “define conglomerate” “movies 38556” “1 mile in inches” Google Search Tricks Calculator: Type a calculation (25 + 35 * 3/ 4 - 2) press enter Conversion Tool: Be sure to use “in” 1 mile in feet 1 cup in tablespoons, etc. Dictionary: Type “Define:” and then the word you want defined Define: pragmatic Weather: Type the word “weather” and then the city and state and press enter Weather Lyles, TN Google Apps Education for K-12 http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/e n/edu/index.html Lesson Plans: http://www.google.com/a/help/i ntl/en/edu/resource.html Be watching for Google WAVE Wayne Crouch Technology Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (931) 879-9290 Rhonda Roysden Instructional Technology Google Tools 2009 HOT TOPICS Podcasting, Wikis, and Blogs and other Web 2.0 Tools Leadership Digital Video Global Collaborations 21st-Century School Design Differentiated Instruction Mobile Devices Funding Open Source Online Professional Development Virtual Learning Serious Games and Simulations http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2009/ A Little Sample of NECC http://www.istevision.org/ http://www.isteconnects.org/ Websites http://www.bloglines.com/ —great site for bringing all of your RSS feeds to one place for your reading pleasure! http://delicious.com/ —an old favorite but still running strong for social bookmarking. http://www.diigo.com/ —another excellent bookmarking site that allows you to highlight, add sticky notes, and connect with friends. http://sharetabs.com/ — Add a list of links and submit them to get a single link to them all, conveniently displayed in tabs. Great for sharing in Email, IM, Twitter, or SMS. http://jaycut.com/ —online video editing—unlimited space http://bubbl.us/ —Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. Create colorful mindmaps, share and work with friends, embed, email, and save your work. http://drop.io/ —FREE-use your cell phone to call in your audio recording— great for podcasting—can use pics and videos too! COOL! http://tinyurl.com/ —one you probably know but just in case: Make long url’s usable—never expire—EXCELLENT http://pixton.com/ —Interactive web comics—no drawing necessary. Can read comics too. The World’s First Remixable Animated Comics for FREE. Also have a link just for schools for $30!! WAY COOL! http://www.jingproject.com/ —snap a picture of your screen, record video of onscreen action, and share instantly over the web, IM, email. VERY EASY to capture an image and save as a jpeg! http://mosquitoringtones.com/ —Ultrasonic ringtones that adults don’t hear! Seems to work accurately almost everytime! https://buzzword.acrobat.com/#o —like google docs but Adobe’s free collaborative documents site—like a word processor. http://www.pixcetera.com/ —neat photo gallery to use for visual literacy http://www.flickr.com/photos/ library_of_congress/ collections/72157601355524315/ —Library of Congress pilot project http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/ Kidspace from the Internet Public Library—neat pics and information to use in the classroom. http://er2.weebly.com/—Web 2.0 ratings Websites http://www.polleverywhere.com/ —can be used like clickers with cellphones— 30 polls are free http://www.edmodo.com/ —A private communication platform built for teachers and students. It provides a way for teachers and students to share notes, links, and files. Teachers have the ability to send alerts, events, and assignments to students. It also has a public component which allows teachers to post any privately shared item to a public timeline and RSS feed. http://www.xtranormal.com/ —This is an animation site for making movies. Make 3D movies for free! Text-toMovie: if you can type—you can make movies! http://prezi.com/ —FREE presentation site—100 mb—Create a map of your ideas, images, videos, then show overview, zoom to details, amaze, convince, take the day. And it is very simple to use. Can upgrade for price. http://www.livestream.com/ —free or premium—One-click streaming from your camera, desktop or games. Chat with viewers and promote on Twitter. Mix multiple cameras, youtube, and much more. http://voicethread.com/#home — Capturing student voices just got a lot easier! Digital Storytelling made easy! http://tinyurl.com/6s5szn —tons of great information and links on Podcasting from Podcasting gurus that presented at NECC. http://www.voki.com/ —A free service that allows you to create personalized speaker avatars.