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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 – firstname.lastname@example.org – 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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