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My Favorite Web 2.0

Tools and Websites

Mary M. Silgals, MLIS, M. Ed. in Technology

Independent/Special Schools

March 26, 2010


Discus: www.scdiscus.org


Free!

Yes, independent schools are eligible

Username: discus10

Password: myinfo

http://scdiscus.org/brochures-and-handouts/view-category


ETV Streamline – Free!: http://www.scetv.org/


BrainPop – Subscription basedhttp://www.brainpop.com/

  • Short videos that explain basic math, science, English, and more concepts

  • BrainPop Jr.

  • BrainPop Espanol

  • Activities and Quizzes

  • Calendar - http://www.brainpop.com/educators/blog/curriculum-calendar-august-2009/?month=aug&yr=2009

  • Graphic organizers - http://www.brainpop.com/educators/graphic_organizers/


BrainPop, Brainpop, Jr., Espanol


Quia – Subscription basedhttp://www.quia.com/web

  • Flashcards

  • Multiple choice tests

  • Surveys

  • Shared Activities

  • Create your own activities

    • Match games

    • Concentration

    • Word Search

    • Many more


Survey Monkey

  • http://www.surveymonkey.com/


Photo Sharing

  • Picasa - http://picasa.google.com/

    • Embed on websites

  • Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/


Trident Academy Library Gridhttp://marysilgals.tripod.com/newlibrarygrid3.html


Home of SupermanMetropolis, IL


RubiStar – Free!http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

  • Rubric generator

  • Drop down choices

  • Variety of subject areas

  • Short registration


Wordlehttp://www.wordle.net/


Visuwords

  • Visuwords - http://www.visuwords.com/


Newspaper Article Generator – Free!

  • http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp


Big John


Bubblesnapshttp://www.bubblesnaps.com/


Make Believe Comix.comhttp://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

Teachers’ Resources and Writers’ Prompts


Big Huge Labs – Free!http://bighugelabs.com/

  • Fun stuff to do with your photos

  • Badge Maker

  • Motivational Posters

  • Magazine Covers

  • Jigsaw Puzzles

  • Calendars

  • Trading cards

  • Much more


Poster Generator – Free!http://wigflip.com/automotivator/

  • Order printed posters

  • Or save as jpg and print yourself


Flash Card Machinehttp://www.flashcardmachine.com/

  • Share address with your students

  • Integration with iStudyToGo for studying cards on the iPod – Application $14.99-$19.99 http://www.istudytogo.com/istudytogo/default.aspx

  • Database of cards already created

  • Can add photos to cards

  • Free


Whitehaven – 1860 – My old KY home


Imagination Cubed

  • http://www.imaginationcubed.com/

  • Use on Smartboard

  • Records Steps

  • Can Email

  • Can save file


National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

  • http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vLibrary.html

  • Oldie but goodie


Communication

  • Google Docs – Share with a group

  • Embed on iGoogle (more later)

  • Templates available

  • Send back and forth with revisions


Chat

  • http://www.chatzy.com/ Free and Upgrades


Open Office

  • Free! http://www.openoffice.org/

  • Own versions: Write (Word), Database and Calc (Excel), Math, Draw, Impress (PPT)


Storage/Organization

  • Pageflakes http://www.pageflakes.com/

  • iGoogle http://www.google.com/ig


Organization

  • SpringPad - http://www.springpadit.com/

  • EverNotes - http://www.evernote.com/about/what_is_en/video/


Social Bookmarks

  • http://delicious.com/ - Delicious

    http://delicious.com/MarySilgals/?page=1


Reminders

  • StickyNotes - http://www.sticky-notes.net/windows-sticky-notes-free.html

    • Basic notes free, upgrades available at subscription cost (forward notes, etc.)


WebNoteshttp://webnotes.net

  • Free Register

  • Download toolbar

  • Allows you to highlight text on page

  • Allows you to create sticky notes on page

  • Allows you to create folder to save notes in

  • Allows you to share by email/permalink/twitter

  • Saves links and notes on webpage to reopen

  • Will tell you if any changes have been made since last accessed

  • PDF uploads for annotating


Cam Studio

  • Record your desktop actions and create an instructional video or tutorial

  • Free shareware

  • http://camstudio.org/


Blogging sites – Free!

  • Possibilities for creating student/teacher blogs

    • Edublogs http://edublogs.org/

    • Blogster http://www.blogster.com/

    • Ning http://www.ning.com/main/createyourown

    • Tumblr http://www.tumblr.com/


English Companion Ning

  • http://englishcompanion.ning.com/

  • Conversations with other English professionals via Ninging

  • Topics vary from literature to technology to classroom instructional tips, etc.


ZinePal.com

  • Use www.zinepal.com

    • create your own magazines and eBooks.

    • select content from blogs, Atom/RSS feeds and other websites

    • zinepal.com reformats the content into a printable PDF and an eBook for use with the Amazon Kindle and other eBook readers.

    • Read your zine during your commute, in the park or your favorite coffee shop.

    • e-mail it to your friends or just let them subscribe to your zine feed on zinepal.com.


Where are blogs of interest?

http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/

Google Blog Search

www.google.com – Drop Down menu


Bookshare.org – Free with application http://www.bookshare.org

  • Downloadable books which come with free text reading software – Don Johnson

  • Must apply with a reading based learning disability


Many Eyeshttp://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/

  • Free data visualization tool

  • View, create and share any type of data

  • 16 ways to present data including bar charts, diagrams, and word clouds

  • Can comment on data


Audacity – Free Downloadhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net/

  • Free download/simple to use and edit

  • Can be used with Photostory or Movie Maker3


Guitar Websitehttp://www.chordbook.com/guitarchords.php

  • Chordbook.com

    • Guitar Scales

    • Guitar Tuner

    • Guitar Chords

      Jam session


JamStudio.com – Free!

  • http://www.jamstudio.com/Studio/index.htm


Animoto

  • Video maker

  • Upload photos

  • Select music

  • Caption photos/Add text

  • Program animates the photos itself

  • Play from website or receive an email of video

  • http://animoto.com


Voice Thread

  • http://voicethread.com/#home.b409.i848804


Pulse Pens – Not free, but a great assistive technology tool

  • Software downloadable

  • Pen 1G = $149.00 at Target

  • Great for students entering college


Adobe Reader 9.0

  • Easy way to have text read to students.

  • Scan documents or

  • Convert documents

  • Let the Read Out Loud software read the pdf.

  • Free Download!

  • http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/


Where do I keep my stuff?

  • Many more links to excellent websites/tools:

  • http://marysilgals.tripod.com/mystuff/id2.html

  • See other presentation handouts on Reluctant Readers and Assistive technology at this URL

    • Smartboard links Excel sheet:

  • http://marysilgals.tripod.com/smartboardwebsites2.xls

  • Library Website with links: http://marysilgals.tripod.com/libraryhomepage.htm


Need help?

  • Contact information:

    • Mary M. Silgals

    • Trident Academy

    • [email protected]

    • 843-884-7046 ext 25


New Technologies:Whatever makes the workload lighter….

  • URL on the back of my card

  • http://marysilgals.tripod.com/mystuff


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