The following Web 2.0 tools can be used for FREE by teachers and students (following proper procedures) to use for classroom assignments, projects, lessons, etc. Several of these can also be taught to students or staff members by Teacher-Librarian Warner in a scheduled class training or professional development teacher training. Contact Mr. Warner for more info.
A free video program that allows you to create a music video for a class assignment using photos and images. - http://animoto.com/
Blogger: Use Google to create simple Blog sites where students and teachers can communicate about what they are learning, reading, etc. - http://www.google.com/educators/p_blogger.html
Edmodo: This is a social networking type of site where teachers and students can collaborate and communicate about what they are learning. Check out this link to see a list of just some of the uses of this tool: http://blog.edmodo.com/2010/11/23/we-asked-you-answered-15-more-brilliant-ways-to-use-edmodo/
The main Edmodo website to get started is: http://www.edmodo.com/?language=en&auto_selected_lang=true
Create an online interactive poster for your class project. By uploading photos, images, and even videos, Glogster allows you to create a visuallyexciting and interactive online presentation.
The Glogster site - http://www.glogster.com/
Glogster Training sheet for TEACHERS provided by Teacher-Librarian Warner: Glog Instruction Sheet
Glogster Training sheet for STUDENTS provided by Mr. Warner: GLOG Intro for STUDENTS
Glogster instructions on a powerpoint: Glog instructions - powerpoint
It's so frustrating when documents get created at home but then aren't compatible with the school computers, making it difficult to use and present text, presentations, or spreadsheets as you move from home to classroom. Well, Google Docs can solve all that by allowing teachers and students access to their work on any computer! - http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Docs?hl=en
KIDBLOG: How to create and operate classroom blogs for students to participate in. - http://kidblog.org/home.php
PIXTON: Make your own comic strips about your learning. - http://www.pixton.com/
PREZI: Very cool presentation tool.
Prezi website - http://prezi.com/
Prezi Training sheet provided by Teacher-Librarian Warner: Prezi Instruction Sheet
Shelfari: Keep a log of all the books you read, and review them for your teachers and friends. - http://www.shelfari.com/
Slideshare: Create and publish your own slideshows for class or learn from those others have made and published. - http://www.slideshare.net/
STORYBIRD: Use visuals and words to write short fiction or non-fiction. Although the examples they provide seem very elementary, you can easily adapt this tool for any age. - http://storybird.com/teachers/
VOKI: Animated character you can have talk to teach or explain your learning. - http://voki.com/
WORDLE: Make word art of your own, or paste the text from stories, speeches, or scripts into Wordle to see what words and themes are emphasized the most. Here's an example:
ZUNAL: Create webquests for class. - http://www.zunal.com/
nSchoolwires tutorial pages provided by our district I.T. dept:
HOW TO USE SCHOOLWIRES:
§PAGES & APPS:
SECTION EDITOR HANDOUT:
FORMS, SURVEYS, & TESTS:
You can also get here by going to the main Schoolwires page for the district, looking for the SITE SHORTCUTS on the left, clicking ED Tech Academy, and clicking Class Handouts.
TECH LESSONS: Some students and teachers have previously worked with Teacher-Librarian Warner to make on-line Glogs for course assignments.
Here is the FREE Glogster site individuals can use: http://www.glogster.com/
Here is Glogster EDU for teachers to use with whole classes: http://edu.glogster.com/
The latest Glogster Training sheet, created for various classes, is provided here by Mr. Warner: Glog Intro for Students
Here is a GLOG example: http://pwyoda.edu.glogster.com/percy-jackson/
A Powerpoint for training Teacher-Librarians on Glogster is located here:
TEACHERS who have taken TECH TRAINING classes with Teacher-Librarian Warner can access their training sheets below:
Google Earth Instructions:
Google Earth Assignment Example Organizer: