Online Tools and Applications. Purpose.
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The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to learn a little more about web tools that can be used to improve and enhance your classroom experience, to see examples of how they can be used, and to share success stories and creative ideas about how to use and integrate them.
Now we share what we are learning, through:
Tools many of us grew up with:
Why Blog in the Classroom?
Students and teachers have an opportunity to express themselves. Participants are:
Let’s check out:
A simple way to do this is to sign up for an account on bloglines:
A practical guide to integrating technology in the classroom
Free Wiki for Classroom Use:
Let’s take a look at how a teacher used as wiki for story telling:
Audacity is downloaded to all teacher laptops, and is free software that is easy to use and contains an audio editor and recorder.
Excellent tutorials for Audacity:
An ultra simple podcast publishing solution. Everything you need. This is a free basic solution for entry-level podcasters.
Free audio stories for kids: http://storynory.com/
Create free educational worksheets such as flashcards, game boards, and quizzes to print directly from your browser.
Browse the Past and some Futures... a collection of Timelines on the Web
Let’s have a little fun! Click here for a brain twister:
Ithaki4 KiDshelps you to find the best sites just for kids via searching in real time several search engines for kids like DmozKids, Yahooligans, FactMonster, ArtKIDSRule, AolKIDS, AwesomeLibrary & KidsClick!.
Pictures enhance teacher worksheets, awards and parent letters. Students products that utilize pictures make a story come alive.
The following websites provide realistic images, cartoon-like clip art and photography:
Teachers register their students and form communities that are safe and secure.
Free service which should serve the average classroom .
What’s a voice thread?
Let’s take a few minutes to check out some online tools…