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    Teacher Contributed Links  - click for PDF download 
         
         
         

      Important Technology Links

    Compiled by: Ms. Susan O’Day

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    Function

    URL

     

                                              Teaching Resources

     

    Google +1

    Feature that allows one email to be used for multiple logins.

    o   Add “+” and # after username before “@” symbol.

    o   Registers as a different email for account creation, but routes all info, etc to primary account.

    www.google.com

     

    Google Voice

    Communication tool

    o   Separate cell phone number – works through an app

    o   Voice & text messaging

    o   Ability to shut down line during off hours

    www.google.com

     

    Class Dojo

    Class behavior management programming.

    o   Students receive avatar monsters that they can customize if you allow them access.

    o   Great for projecting especially during group or independent work.

    o   Communicate with parents using group messaging feature

    www.classdojo.com

    Cool Tools

    Website listing web 2.0 resources for education

    http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Home

    Edhelper

    Teaching resources for the classroom

    www.edhelper.com

    MiddleWeb

    A wide variety of resources specifically geared to middle grades.

    www.middleweb.com

    KeepVid

    Download videos from the web

    o   Great for YouTube videos

    o   Videos can be loaded into Edmodo & DropBox

    www.keepvid.com

    Screencast-O-Matic

    Online Program that allows you to record your computer screen

    o   Audio and Video

    www.screencast-o-matic.com

     

    Discovery Education

    A wide variety of teaching resources for teachers and students for all grades and subject areas.  District Paid Resource

    www.discoveryeducation.com

    Live Binders

    Online file storage in virtual binders

    o   Share binders via links

    www.livebinders.com

     

    Educreations

    Create digital lessons

    o   Includes graphics, media, and audio commentary

    www.educreations.org

     

    Create-A-Graph

    Graph generator

    http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createAgraph/default.aspx

    DropBox

    Cloud-based file sharing & storage

    o   Free storage with the option to purchase/earn more.

    o   Share among colleagues and equipment

    www.dropbox.com

     

    Media Creation Programs

     

    Animoto

    Use pictures to create stream-flow movies

    o   Get 50 FREE accounts with a teacher account

    o   Works with Google+1 feature

    www.animoto.com

    Glogster

    Create interactive posters online.

    o   Free independent accounts

    o   EDU accounts have a small yearly fee.

    www.glogster.com

     

    StoryBird

    Create digital ebooks

    o   Free teacher account with 75 free student accounts

    o   Lots of themes, professional artwork, etc. available

    o   Drag & drop application

    www.storybird.com

    Little Bird Tales

    Animated book creator

    o   Free basic account

    o   Subscription fee for pro features

    www.littlebirdtales.com

     

    Story Jumper

    Picture book creator

    o   Free with fee for download or printed booklets

    www.storyjumper.com

     

    Voki

     

    Create and animate characters

    o   Free 60 sec. video with individual student accounts.

    o   Teacher program features with small monthly fee.

    www.voki.com

    PowToon

    Create animated presentations

    o   Free with option to purchase upgrades

    o   Similar functionality to PowerPoint

    o   Online interface with lots of options

    www.powtoon.com

    ToonDoo

    Create comic strips online

    o   Free with the option to purchase upgrades and/or professionally printed comics

    o   Drag & drop interface with lots of options

    www.toondoo.com

    GoAnimate

    Create cartoons using available graphics and voiceover programming.

    o   All accounts require a subscription

    o   Drag & drop application

    www.goanimate.com

    Muvizu

    Create 3D animations (think Toy Story)

    o   Free trial available

    o   Programming must be downloaded

    o   More involved, so not for younger students

    www.muvizu.com

    Story Creator

    Create digital stories with pictures, sound effects, etc.

    o   Fee-based teacher account w/a free trial

    o   Mainly focused on oral tradition literature

    http://www.myths.e2bn.org

     

    Social Networking

     

    District Edmodo

    Domain 

    Social learning network

    o   Ability to assign & collect assignments

    o   Assign & auto-grade assessments

    o   Take class polls & conduct discussion threads

    o   Access apps to use in instruction (free & paid)

    o   Parent access available

    https://phsd144.edmodo.com/

     
    Contact francesca@phd144.net for school code to create an account 

    Edublogs

    Create blogs featuring text and media.

    o   Recommended for higher-level students

    www.edublogs.org

    Kidblog

    Create basic student blogs

    o   Works for all levels of students

    www.kidblog.com

     

    Wikis, Walls, and Presentations

     

    Prezi

    Create presentations using text and media

    o   Creates interactive presentations using a grid interface rather than being slide based (PowerPoint)

    www.prezi.com

    Padlet

    Build interactive webpage or wall.

    o   Free with subscription option

    www.padlet.com

    Popplet

    Build digital mind maps

    o   First 10 popplets are free then subscription fee

    www.popplet.com

     

    Dipity

    Timeline creation tool

    o   Integrate media, links, etc. into timelines to make them more interactive.

    www.dipity.com

    Tagul

    Create word clouds in new and creative shapes

    o   Think Wordle, but much better!

    www.tagul.com

    Weebly

    Website creation program

    o   Free with subscription for pro features.

    o   Easier to use than Wikispaces.

    o   Drag & drop application

    www.weebly.com

     

    Wikispaces

    Create wiki pages using text and media.

    o   Offers free teacher accounts with unlimited student accounts.

    o   Students can create entire websites with graphics, media, text, etc.

    www.wikispaces.com

     

    Educational Interactives & Games

     

    BBC Bitesize

    Interactive games for all grade levels and subjects. 

    o   Some interactives include lessons and assessments.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

     

    Kahoot

    Create game/quizzes online

    o   Students use a pin to join the game.

    o   Answer multiple choice questions using app.

    o   Social learning – all answers are visible immediately.

    o   Much easier for students than Socrative

    www.getakahoot.com

     

    Socrative

    Online learning management systems

    o   Does not require any set up or downloading.

    o   Displays real-time results

    o   Great for quizzes & exit tickets

    www.socrative.com

    No Red Ink

    Online grammar interactive

    o   Teacher platform with options for assigning activities & quizzes

    o   Free app on Edmodo

    www.noredink.com

    ABCYA

    Interactive games for grades preK-5

    o   Math & reading skills

    www.abcya.com

     

    Fun Brain

    Educational games website

    www.funbrain.com

    Room Recess

    Educational games for reading, math, and science

    o   Grades K-6

    www.roomrecess.com

     

    Cookie

    Educational games for younger grades and basic skills

    www.cookie.com

     

     

    Brain Breaks

     

    Wonderopolis

    Website with wonders and curiosities for students to study.

    o   Promotes creativity and discovery

    www.wonderopolis.org

    GoNoodle

    Brain breaks to get students out of their seat.

    www.gonoodle.com

     

    Media Editing Tools

     

    Ribbet

    Photo editing tool

    www.ribbet.com

    PhotoFunia

    Photo editing tool

    www.photofunia.com

    BeFunky

    Photo editing tool

    www.befunky.com

    PicMonkey

    Photo editing tool

    www.picmonkey.com