At first, I was very skeptical over the cost of the license for our school, but I've come to like Study Island. The students really get into the games involved, and their questions and quizzes line up nicely with the CSOs. If only they could get it to work with Qwizdom responders. It works great with eInstruction.
I just came across this article, "20 Online Tools to Help you create Slideshow Presentations." I have used a couple of them. Many of them are new to me. I hope you find the article helpful. http://bit.ly/OnlineSlideshowTools
Thanks for all of the sites. One of my favorite sites is Xtranormal they have free accounts for teachers to use. This allows you to make animated movies based on their characters that actually speak. I used it all last year as the opening to my Math class.
Would you say that this URL represents the lessons you are wanting members to view
They are interactive and grade-level lessons in McGraw Hill's Activites for Students. Worth a look, everyone!
Such a great list of resources. It's great to have a spot to go to get the input from others, without having to take the time to research them, and to get the information in one place and have someone who is already knowledgeable in using it to be able to tell us how it can be used most effectively and how it is being used by educators now.
This is something that I certainly want my instructors to start using and get involved in.
Thanks for all the resources.
My students are having fun using the Fakebook tool ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education. They now have a nice handout with step by step directions
Here's a link to one on my blog- http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/bsdbsd/2011/03/28/this-is-the-real-fakebook/
HI....my favorite tool for the classroom is Symbaloo. It allows me to organize all of the web sites that I want my students to use to enhance the units or safe sites they can use if we have some extra time. Since I have already vetted the sites, I don't have to worry about students going to non-educational sites. Students like the organization and we have created Symbaloos based on their favorite sites also. Easy to use and to share with anyone. Look at www.symbaloo.com to get started. And best of all, it's free.
One of my favorite online "cool" tools is www.youblisher.com. This site was used to "publish" our school's literary magazine. Great vehicle for students and teachers to display content.