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More Digital Tools – Weeks 1, 2 ,3 and 4 Completed
-NWP’s Digital Is website... 1. What is a digital community? NWP http://digitalis.nwp.org/
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Technology: Voki - voiced character avatars - see my example: http://mapspics.posterous.com/
Make your own: http://www.voki.com/
Ideas for using Wordle video: http://blog.simplek12.com/etft-001/
Creative Commons web site http://creativecommons.org/- digital materials with permissions to use..
You can also google your topic keyword and Use Advanced> Usage Rights
Or use the Creative Commons Search page: http://search.creativecommons.org/
Nightlight Stories - podcast audio stories and SLP tips: http://www.nightlightstories.net/
More Marilyn Western - Tools for Student Research projects: (not your grandfathers research project ) http://www.edzone.net/~mwestern/macul%20research11.pdf
You Tube Video links for all the videos we have seen so far:
1. Survey based on video (where students show the cards): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8
2. http://www.adorasvitak.com/Main.html blog; TED Video http://www.ted.com/talks/adora_svitak.html
3. This is also called “Shift Happens” Did You Know? 2.0 (2007)
3. Assessment for Learning: Rick Stiggins Video
4. Social Networking: an Evolution in Communication Media
5. What is Creative Commons:Free Use designation for copyrighted works....Creative Commons
6. Evolution of Communication Tools - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cma3MABaHsw&feature=related focus on blog, twitter, podcasts
Technology: NCTE – Read, Write, Think – interactives:
Bubbl.us https://bubbl.us/ mapping software online... create idea maps of all kinds
Wordle http://www.wordle.net - text designs with frequently repeated words
Wordle on steriods: Tagxedo recommended at the conference last Friday… used by the presenter with her middle school classes: http://www.tagxedo.com/
Wordle: Here is a slideshow of how it is useful – a really creative https://docs.google.com/present/view?hl=en&id=0AQuLVd7HRkD_ZG4ycmdtOV8zaGRjZG1wZDQ
Here is an HP video on use: http://h30411.www3.hp.com/posts/1054572-VIDEO_Fantastic_word_cloud_creator_Tagxedo
Technology : Writer's tool box “The right tools” -- choose the tools page
Technology: Google Docs as it relates to the collaborative writing process – go to Google > drop down the More > select Documents – Create New or upload & Share by e-mail
Tools collections: Marilyn Western: http://up2011.pbworks.com/w/page/39358919/FrontPage
Digital stories: http://www.edzone.net/~mwestern/macul%20digstory11.pdf - handout
VoiceThread: online slides with audio, mark-ups and sharing http://voicethread.com/
Tools for Writing papers: http://techbootcamptools4writing.weebly.com/index.html - MISD
Technology: The Web English Teacher http://www.webenglishteacher.com/index.html
Digital story: Create Talking Books- http://www.talkingbooklibrary.net/
Digital Stories: Online creation tool : Storybird http://storybird.com/tour/
Digital Stories: Moving Beyond Slides
Prezi site and video help... create account & Save all presentations online
How to videos – http://prezi.com/learn/getting-started/
What Is Prezi? – You Tube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxhqD0hNx4Q
Free Templates to use: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/01/free-prezi-templates.html
wiki - MAPS wiki page; pbwiki, wikispaces – sample: https://webbkids.wikispaces.com/Resources
Technology: digital voice recorders & Screencast O Matic http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/create – record a story for final copy or assessment : read back a document to review/revise
Technology: adding media (music and images) - show video of 3rd graders writing – Mrs. Adams
Technology - webquests
Paula’s webquest: Propaganda www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=98677
Livebinders: Collect website and make notations, upload documents http://www.livebinders.com/welcome
Filamentality http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/ is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Internet, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities. Support is built-in and you can share sites.
www.classtools.net-create a fake facebook page for people/objects/anything
In Google Books: Click into Web Resources Page link: for Because Digital Writing Matters
Writing Tools Sites in the Web Resources – Because Digital Writing Maters
http://digitalcitizenship.net - Explains appropriate use for Teachers and Parents
http://www.digitales.us -- Merges the art of storytelling with the skills of using digital tools
http://creativecommons.org - discover media and works that can be used and shared within copyright rules
http://budtheteacher.com/blog/ - a wonderful presentation of story prompts through posted pictures with questions that spur discussion and imagination
http://mediatedcultures.net - explore possibilities of digital ethnography
http://digitalwriting.pbworks.com – Digital Writing Wiki – supporting Teaching Writing Using Blogs, Wikis and other Digital Tools. Chapters are linked to organize the many digital writing tools discussed and linked, as well.
http://digitalwritingworkshop.wikispaces.com - companion to The Digital Writing Workshop. Chapters are discussed and many tools are organized and linked, as above.
http://www.everybodywrites.org.uk – Ideas and resources for primary through secondary levels. How to organize an Everybody Writes Day! download guides; writing games
http://teachersteachingteachers.org - Weekly interactive Podcasts of all things writing by and for teachers… subscribe in iTunes, or add to a Google Reader or other reader…
http://www.tpck.org What are essential qualities of knowledge required to integrate technology in teaching… see graphic below:
More Digital Tools – Fran’s Picks:
Reading-Writing Connections: Journey North
Ed Week Article: resources list
Select photos, video clips, text, and music, and Animoto will produce a short video—similar to a movie trailer—with the material. From there, users can upload the video to YouTube, Facebook, and other sites. Making 30-second videos is free and teachers can apply for a free Animoto Plus account, giving them access to more features.
Students can make interactive posters and collages that combine text, audio, video, animation, data, and other multimedia elements. The platform allows students to collaborate on projects. The basic teacher account, with limited features, is free.
This free document-sharing program allows users to create, store, and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online. Multiple users can work on the same piece at once.
This iPad application allows users to create and record their own animated story. Choose characters, a setting, and a title and narrate the story into the microphone while moving the cartoon “puppets” manually. The app with a “Wild West” theme is free, but additional characters and scenes cost extra.
Students create wikis, or collaborative websites that are managed and edited by groups of people, through Wikispaces. Teachers regularly use wikis for group projects. On the K-12 plan for educators, wikis are free and private.
Wallwisher calls itself an “online notice board maker.” Build a “wall,” or Web page, and others can contribute their own short messages, which resemble Post-it Notes and can include videos and images. Teachers use Wallwisher for any number of reasons—display assignments, generate discussions, review facts, and share links, for example. It’s free and no registration required (which means teachers should be extra vigilant about monitoring what goes up).1. Can Reading Be Saved?
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