Conference Handout

Exemplary Technology Projects

Carol LaRow

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  • This page serves as an online handout for conference sessions.
  • Included are links and resources for topics covered in the session.
  • Every effort has been made to include sites listed in the presentation.
  • Urls will be updated periodically; please check back
  • Documents are provided for you to download.
Teacher Toolbox:
Timelines - create online; allows multimedia content http://ourstory.com/
Jumptags (collect, save, and share bookmarks) http://www.jumptags.com/
Citation Machine http://citationmachine.net/
Citation Builder http://www.sourceaid.com
Rubistar http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
Quia (create online educational games) http://www.quia.com/
Noodle Tools (support for the research process) http://www.noodletools.com/index.php
Schoolnotes (post assignments, notices, and links to text books used in the classroom) http://www.schoolnotes.com
Eboard (communication between school and home) http://www.eboard.com/
Teach-nology http://teachers.teach-nology.com/web_tools/
Webquest Generator (create webquests online) http://cnttl.senecac.on.ca/tools/quest_generator.html
Teachnology (create simple timelines online) http://teachers.teach-nology.com/web_tools/materials/
Class Blogmeister (search engine specifically for classroom use; create class blogs; search for blogs by grade level) http://classblogmeister.com/
Blogger (create a class blog with Google) https://www.blogger.com/start
WEB Worksheet Wizard (create WEB pages quickly) http://wizard.4teachers.org/
Google Sites (Google's "Easy-to-Use" webpage creator) http://sites.google.com
Google Earth http://earth.google.com
Exercises, Quizzes, Tests http://eleaston.com/quizzes.html
Google Maps http://maps.google.com/maps
Free Open Source Video Player http://www.getmiro.com/
Assign-A-Day (create calendars to manage classes & assignments) http://assignaday.4teachers.org/
Question Builder
WordPress (FAQ's on blogs and related topics) http://faq.wordpress.com/
Help With Writing Skills & Communication http://www.khake.com/page66.html
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WEB Tools:
Vixy.net (convert videos to different forms; just paste URL) http://vixy.net
Save YouTube (Save and download YouTube Videos) http://www.saveyoutube.com/
Child safe WEB searching http://www.dibdabdoo.com/
VoiceThread (Share photos, video and add your own comments) http://voicethread.com/#home
SlideShare (embed Power Point presentations on a wiki page) http://www.slideshare.net/
Photofiltre (free image retouching program) http://www.photofiltre.com/
Survey Monkey (create surveys online) http://www.surveymonkey.com/Default.aspx
TeacherTube http://www.teachertube.com/index.php
Convert media files to different formats http://media-convert.com
Power Media Plus (videos, images, music to use in classrooms) http://www.powermediaplus.com/
Converts files to different formats http://www.zamzar.com/
FLV Converter (download videos to iPod or PC) http://vixy.net/flv_converter
Profcast - record presentations http://www.profcast.com/public/index.php
Teacher Tube (share videos for educational purposes) http://www.teachertube.com/
Survey Monkey (online survey) http://www.surveymonkey.com
Create short urls from long ones http://tinyurl.com/
PB Wiki (secure site; ad free; easy to use) http://pbwiki.com/
Zoomerang (online survey- basic version free) http://info.zoomerang.com/
WEB 2.0 shortcuts - links to different tools http://www.go2web20.net/
URL's for Educators:
Curriculum mapping primer http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/a-curriculum-mapping-primer
Public domain images, video, music http://www.archive.org/index.php
SMART Board lessons and templates, language arts http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/smartboard/smartlarts.htm
SMART Technologies - teacher resources http://www.education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/
Quizstar (create online quizzes and organize results) http://quizstar.4teachers.org/
Trakstar (online lessons and activities) http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/
Alternative assessment how-to's http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/alternative-assessment-primer
What is a Webquest? http://www.webquest.org/index.php
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Elementary Resources:
Get Ready to Read http://www.getreadytoread.org/content/view/101/317/
Clifford Interactive Storybooks http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/
National Geographic for Kids http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Math Games for Kids http://www.edu4kids.com/index.php
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (great to use with whiteboards) http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/
Webquests http://webquest.org/index.php
Search for Language Arts Lessons http://www.marcopolosearch.org/mpsearch/basic_search
Classroom Graphing Ideas for Elementary Students http://www.abc123kindergarten.com/graphmka2001.html
Teachers First (teacher resources by subject and grade level) http://teachersfirst.com/20/matrix.cfm
Classroom graphing ideas http://www.abc123kindergarten.com/graphmka2001.html
Power Point Games Online http://teach.fcps.net/trt14/Power%20Point%20Games/
Power Point Activities and Templates http://teach.fcps.net/trt10/PowerPoint.htm
Power Point Reference Guide Online http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_powerpoint.htm
Online games for students up to age 10 http://www.boowakwala.com/
more to be added more to be added
Secondary Resources:
Think Tank (help students develop research organizers) http://thinktank.4teachers.org/
Teachers First (teacher resources by subject and grade level) http://teachersfirst.com/20/matrix.cfm
Teachers First - Timely Topics http://teachersfirst.com/hot.cfm
Interactive Math Activities http://illuminations.nctm.org/
more to be added more to be added
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Podcast Directories on the WEB:
iTunes Music Store
Yahoo Podcasts http://podcasts.yahoo.com
Podcasting News http://www.podcastingnews.com/
Education Podcast Network http://epnweb.org/index.php?view_mode=suggest
Educational Podcasts, K-12 http://www.podcastingnews.com/forum/link_6.htm
Educational Podcasts http://www.podcasting-station.com/
Podcast Alley, Educational Listings http://www.podcastalley.com
Podcast.net http://www.podcast.net/
iPodder.org http://www.ipodder.org/
Podcasts for Educators, Schools, and Colleges http://recap.ltd.uk/podcasting/index.php
Resources for Creating, Producing, and Receiving Podcasts:
Links to Software for Downloading Podcasts http://www.podcastalley.com/forum/links.php?id=1
Podcast and New Media Expo http://www.newmediaexpo.com/podcastexpert/index.php
Beyond Podcasting Basics http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/beyond-podcasting-basics
Learning in Hand http://www.learninginhand.com/podcasting/create.html
Podcast a blog http://www.mightyseek.com/podpress/
iQuiz Maker (create quizzes for iPods) http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/utilities/iquizmaker.html
Create Podcasts with Your PC http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/
Podcast Generator (open source podcast publishing) http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net/
Articles and Links about Podcasting http://www.learninginhand.com/podcasting/links.html
Podcasting Tools http://www.podcasting-tools.com
Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Podomatic http://www.podomatic.com
Garageband (Mac, OSX) http://www/apple.com/ilife/garageband/
Odeo http://odeo.com
Recording a Podcast http://www.jakeludington.com/podcasting/
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Teacher Materials from Presentation:

1. Validating Websites, sample worksheet - download file

2. Sample webquest worksheet - download file

3. Storyboard sheet - download file

4. Sample checklist - download file

5. Metaphor lesson - download file

iLife & Podcasting How To's:

1. Uploading a site folder - iWEB in the Classroom pdf file

2. Creating a podcast track -

3. Using the Media Browser with a podcast -

4. Previewing a podcast before publishing -

5. Sending a podcast to iWEB and preparing it to be uploaded to a folder-

6. Creating a podcast webpage using iWEB -

Evaluating Sites on the WEB:
accuracy –  Does the site list the author and institution that published the page? Is there a way to contact the
                    author?

credibility – Is the information from a news organization, television station, news magazine, trusted
                     publication?

validity –     Do different sources report or list the same information?

objectivity – Is the main objective of the page to provide information? Is advertising limited? Are author’s
                     opinions evident?

current –     Is the page current and updated regularly? Do the links work?

purpose –    purpose of the document is clear; ? information is useful

Guides to Search Strategies:
Search Engine Showdown
http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/strat/

Internet Searching Strategies
http://www.rice.edu/fondren/tmp/netguides/strategies.html

Web Search Strategies
http://www.learnwebskills.com/search/main.html

Tutorial UC Berkeley
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Searching the Internet
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/yp/iypsrch.html

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Personal Toolbox:
Flickr (share and access photos) http://www.flickr.com/
Google Picasa (post & edit photos; share videos; "map" where photos taken http://www.google.com/picasa/
Blog.com http://www.blog.com/
Google Blogger http://www.blog.com/
Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com/
Blogsome (Wordpress Host) http://blogsome.com
Edublogs (K-12 site to use for teaching; post materials; host discussions) http://www.edublogs.org
Google Groups (collaborate online, share files, join discussions) http://groups.google.com/
Google Docs (create and share files online) http://www.google.com/google-docs/
Google Desktop http://desktop.google.com/
Del.icio.us (social bookmarking - share bookmarks with others) http://del.icio.us.com
Furl (find other Furled WEB sites, save, and share) http://www.Furl.net
Diigo (social annotation; highlight and clip any webpage) http://www.diigo.com/
Mister Wong (bookmarks) http://www.mister-wong.com
Blogmarks (tag and share bookmarks) http://www.blogmarks.net
Ning (create and customize your own social network) http://www.ning.com/
Box.net (document storage; access & share files online) http://box.net/
Omnidrive.com http://omnidrive.com/
Blackboard http://www.blackboard.com/us/index.Bb
Moodle (a course management system) http://moodle.org/
WEB 2.0 (Wikipedia definition) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2
Technorati (search for blogs) http://technorati.com/
PBwiki (an easy-to-use, secure site) http://pbwiki.com/
Wikispaces (easy-to-use free site; used by educators) http://www.wikispaces.com
Pikiwiki (create WEB pages online; have others add content) http://pikiwiki.com/ews/index.jsp
Teacher Librarian Ning http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com/
Classroom 2.0 (support community for WEB 2.0 collaboration) http://classroom20.ning.com/
Ma.gnolia.com http://ma.gnolia.com/
Zoho (work online: writer, spreadsheets, note taker, & more) http://www.zoho.com/
iKeepBookmarks.com http://ww2.ikeepbookmarks.com/
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