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					 My Favorite Web 2.0
 Tools and Websites
Mary M. Silgals, MLIS, M. Ed. in Technology



  SCISA Teachers’ Meeting
    November 6, 2009
Discus: www.scdiscus.org
                               Free!
Yes, independent schools are eligible
Username: Password: are available
 once you register with discus
http://scdiscus.org/brochures-and-handouts/view-category
ETV Streamline – Free!:
 http://www.scetv.org/
       BrainPop – Subscription based
         http://www.brainpop.com/
•Short videos that explain basic
math, science, English, and
more concepts
•BrainPop Jr.
•BrainPop Espanol
•Activities and Quizzes
• Calendar -
  http://www.brainpop.com/educators/blog/curriculum-
  calendar-august-2009/?month=aug&yr=2009
• Graphic organizers -
  http://www.brainpop.com/educators/graphic_organizers/
BrainPop, Brainpop, Jr., Espanol
          Quia – Subscription based
          http://www.quia.com/web
•   Flashcards
•   Multiple choice tests
•   Surveys
•   Shared Activities
•   Create your own activities
    –   Match games
    –   Concentration
    –   Word Search
    –   Many more
          Survey Monkey
• http://www.surveymonkey.com/
             Photo Sharing
• Picasa - http://picasa.google.com/
  – Embed on websites
• Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/
   Trident Academy Library Grid
http://marysilgals.tripod.com/newlibrarygrid3.html
Home of Superman
  Metropolis, IL
                RubiStar – Free!
     http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

•   Rubric generator
•   Drop down choices
•   Variety of subject areas
•   Short registration
        Wordle
http://www.wordle.net/
             Visuwords
• Visuwords - http://www.visuwords.com/
   Newspaper Article Generator –
              Free!
• http://www.fodey.com/
  generators/newspape
  r/snippet.asp
Big John
         Bubblesnaps
http://www.bubblesnaps.com/
     Make Believe Comix.com
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

  Teachers’ Resources and Writers’ Prompts
        Big Huge Labs – Free!
        http://bighugelabs.com/
• Fun stuff to do with
  your photos
• Badge Maker
• Motivational Posters
• Magazine Covers
• Jigsaw Puzzles
• Calendars
• Trading cards
• Much more
       Poster Generator – Free!
   http://wigflip.com/automotivator/
• Order printed
  posters
• Or save as jpg
  and print yourself
          Flash Card Machine
  http://www.flashcardmachine.com/
• Share address with your students
• Integration with iStudyToGo for studying cards
  on the iPod – Application $14.99-$19.99
 http://www.istudytogo.com/istudytogo/default.aspx
• Database of cards already created
• Can add photos to cards
• Free
Whitehaven – 1860 – My old KY home
          Imagination Cubed
•   http://www.imaginationcubed.com/
•   Use on Smartboard
•   Records Steps
•   Can Email
•   Can save file
      National Library of Virtual
            Manipulatives
• http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vLibrary.html
• Oldie but goodie
             Communication
•   Google Docs – Share with a group
•   Embed on iGoogle (more later)
•   Templates available
•   Send back and forth with revisions
                 Chat
• http://www.chatzy.com/ Free and Upgrades
             Open Office
• Free! http://www.openoffice.org/
• Own versions: Write (Word), Database
  and Calc (Excel), Math, Draw, Impress
  (PPT)
       Storage/Organization
• Pageflakes http://www.pageflakes.com/
• iGoogle http://www.google.com/ig
              Organization
• SpringPad - http://www.springpadit.com/
• EverNotes -
 http://www.evernote.com/about/what_is_en/video/
         Social Bookmarks
• http://delicious.com/ - Delicious
http://delicious.com/MarySilgals/?page=1
               Reminders
• StickyNotes - http://www.sticky-
  notes.net/windows-sticky-notes-free.html
  – Basic notes free, upgrades available at
    subscription cost (forward notes, etc.)
         WebNotes
    http://webnotes.net
• Free Register
• Download toolbar
• Allows you to highlight text on page
• Allows you to create sticky notes on page
• Allows you to create folder to save notes in
• Allows you to share by email/permalink/twitter
• Saves links and notes on webpage to reopen
• Will tell you if any changes have been made since
  last accessed
• PDF uploads for annotating
                      Cam Studio
• Record your
  desktop actions
  and create an
  instructional
  video or tutorial
• Free shareware
• http://camstudio.
  org/
       Blogging sites – Free!
• Possibilities for creating student/teacher
  blogs
  – Edublogs http://edublogs.org/
  – Blogster http://www.blogster.com/
  – Ning
    http://www.ning.com/main/createyourown
  – Tumblr http://www.tumblr.com/
     English Companion Ning
• http://englishcompanion.ning.com/
• Conversations with other English
  professionals via Ninging
• Topics vary from literature to technology to
  classroom instructional tips, etc.
                 ZinePal.com
• Use www.zinepal.com
  – create your own magazines and eBooks.
  – select content from blogs, Atom/RSS feeds and other
    websites
  – zinepal.com reformats the content into a printable
    PDF and an eBook for use with the Amazon Kindle
    and other eBook readers.
  – Read your zine during your commute, in the park or
    your favorite coffee shop.
  – e-mail it to your friends or just let them subscribe to
    your zine feed on zinepal.com.
Where are blogs of interest?
http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/
Google Blog Search
www.google.com – Drop Down menu
Bookshare.org – Free with application
     http://www.bookshare.org
• Downloadable books which come with free
  text reading software – Don Johnson
• Must apply with a reading based learning
  disability
                  Many Eyes
     http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/

• Free data visualization tool
• View, create and share any
  type of data
• 16 ways to present data
  including bar charts, diagrams,
  and word clouds
• Can comment on data
     Audacity – Free Download
  http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
• Free download/simple to use and edit
• Can be used with Photostory or Movie
  Maker3
             Guitar Website
  http://www.chordbook.com/guitarchords.php

• Chordbook.com
  – Guitar Scales
  – Guitar Tuner
  – Guitar Chords

  Jam session
      JamStudio.com – Free!
• http://www.jamstudio.com/Studio/index.htm
                Animoto


• Video maker
• Upload photos
• Select music
• Caption photos/Add text
• Program animates the photos itself
• Play from website or receive an email of
  video
• http://animoto.com
             Voice Thread
• http://voicethread.com/#home.b409.i848804
 Pulse Pens – Not free, but a great
     assistive technology tool

• Software
  downloadable
• Pen 1G = $149.00
  at Target
• Great for students
  entering college
            Adobe Reader 9.0
•   Easy way to have text read to students.
•   Scan documents or
•   Convert documents
•   Let the Read Out Loud software read the pdf.
•   Free Download!
•   http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/
    Where do I keep my stuff?
Many more links to excellent websites/tools:
http://marysilgals.tripod.com/mystuff/id2.html
See other presentation handouts on Reluctant
Readers and Assistive technology at this URL

   Smartboard links Excel sheet:
http://marysilgals.tripod.com/smartboardwebsites2.xls

Library Website with links:
http://marysilgals.tripod.com/libraryhomepage.htm
                  Need help?
• Contact information:
  –   Mary M. Silgals
  –   Trident Academy
  –   msilgals@tridentacademy.com
  –   843-884-7046 ext 25
             New Technologies:
             Whatever makes the
             workload lighter….

• URL on the back of my
  card
• http://marysilgals.tripod.
  com/mystuff

				
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