to do lists
My Google Drive

Twitter
https://challenge.zoho.com/buynow/free

EARCOS grade sheet
Cool Technology Keys (Somewhere in Kansas)

http://lincjackson.wikispaces.com/
LiveBinders

linking / mapping tool
ISTE standards

Kathy Shrock's
netvibes

ClusterMaps
FIrst graders make a ebook on an Ipad
http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/11/03/step-by-step-how-to-create-a-collaborative-class-ebook/

Using Audacity
Etherpad
Qwiki
Google Reader

Edmodo
Google Mail

GoAnimate
staying organized

News for Social Studies
CNN
http://newliteracy.wikispaces.com/ ISB's technology philosophy
http://isb21.wikispaces.com/

Coetail
IXL http://www.ixl.com/signin/pasirridge
Blogging comments for COEtail
cooltools for schools

Rubicon Atlas
Google docs

http://storynory.com/
How to make student blogs
Lots of classroom blogs to look at:
http://theedublogger.com/check-out-these-class-blogs/
http://wheretostartwithwikisandblogs.wikispaces.com/Insert+a+Google+Calendar

wordpress - prisborneoadmin
News 360
Dear Linc jackson
Thank you for creating a wall at Wallwisher. Here are your wall details:

WALL LINK: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/Lincjackson

http://goo.gl/Y4Q0s
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/02/22/magisto-is-a-lot-of-fun/
https://docs.google.com/a/prisborneo.org/document/d/1WuEp9LsKYupH-cVhCGg6gRP_ID0TTy_tm-7wuLQzJac/edit
http://player.vimeo.com/video/12687333?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 how to use bookmarking tools
http://60in60.wikispaces.com/ISTE2011

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/11/14/the-best-web-2-0-applications-for-education-in-2011/

documentarytube - check this out

http://issuu.com/ create online publishing...

http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/resources/gradek-1/websites.html little kids math links.

How to deploy ipads
http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/09/18/ipad-deployment/

Larry's Ipad apps
http://pdbycdk.info/PD_By_CDK/Welcome.html

Ipads w/ first grade and
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/13376ecfc7e8995d

Larry's best apps for a new iphone user
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2010/10/03/the-best-sites-for-beginning-iphone-users-like-me/

Ipad must have apps for students (upper grades)
http://bsheridan.visibli.com/share/JpLsgy

Great information from 1 to 1 implimentation story]'
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http://www.edgalaxy.com/journal/2011/4/24/the-ultimate-guide-to-using-ipads-in-the-classroom.html

Amazing list of resournces
http://larryferlazzo.com/englishdetails.html

50 ipad uses in classroom
http://www.technologybitsbytesnibbles.info/archives/5497?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+technologybitsbytesnibbles%2FAZit+%28Technology+Bits%2C+Bytes+%26+Nibbles+from+Cyndi+Danner-Kuhn%29

50 best science apps for ipad and ipod
http://www.funeducationalapps.com/2011/08/back-to-school-40-best-science-ipad-apps-for-students.html

Great links for Social Studies teachers
http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/onlineactivities.html

http://www.scoop.it/t/the-best-of-web-2-0/p/213137938/education-week-s-digital-directions-e-portfolios-evolve-thanks-to-web-2-0-tools

http://digiteacher.flatclassroomproject.org/
http://www.3x3links.com/index.html
http://www.middleschool.net/
compfight.com
digital footprint survey
prezi with Josh
Dropbox.com?go
https://sites.google.com/site/eportfoliosusingweb20tools
http://itechspec.wikispaces.com/All+Things+Google
http://www.flubaroo.com/
import from delicious into diigo
3dvinci - research this
sketchup - research this
send stuff to ISS
classtools.com
tildee - something about how to make forms in google docs
Evernote (www.evernote.com): Take webclips, notes, photos and more that you find on your computer, at dinner, in a meeting or on vacation and save them easily to your Evernote account using the web-based version, mobile app or even by emailing them to your Evernote account. It also has a bookmarklet to allow for easy saving.
Diigo (www.diigo.com): Social bookmarking at its finest, Diigo allows you to build a network of colleagues, create groups and even has Teacher accounts you can use to create student accounts -- no email required) Use Diigo to bookmark your favorite sites, take notes by highlighting text on the website, add your own notes by using virtual sticky notes. Email or tweet the article link/web annotation or share it with your Diigo network. The Diigo bookmarklet is available for most browsers and is pretty robust.
Symbaloo (http://www.symbaloo.com): This tool allows you to create your own personal homepage with all of the sites you either use the most or the sites you want your students to use while also allowing you to organize them in any way you would like. These sites appear as icons, which makes them easy use for even the youngest students. It also easy to add and take away sitesmasmprojects come to an end or as a new one begins.
LiveBinders (www.livebinders.com): Create a virtual binder to separate resources out by subject or any way you want. Each 'section' has a tab which you can use to share links, embed websites, videos and images. Great for compiling resources on many different topics or for classroom units.
Delicious: (http://www.delicious.com): Another social bookmarking tool that allows you to bookmark your favorite sites, tag them and organize them into bundles. You can follow other members' libraries and share your whole library or your bundles. Less robust than Diigo but a great way to share links on a particular topic. There is also a Delcious bookmarklet so you can easily add links to your library.
PortaPortal (www.portaportal.com): Organize links by topic or by any rhyme or reason all on one page. Users can access your page like any website and use the menus to access links for each topic. Icons can be added next to links of particular interest.
Please share any other resources you would suggest -- and any tips you have for using them -- in the comments!
Audioboo (http://audioboo.fm) - way to record up to five minutes at a time.
computer teacher home page to check out (http://www.kevincrouch.net/)
http://theteacherslane.blogspot.com/p/grade-level-linky-party_28.html
Spotify - check it out...
Great resource for teachers....http://theorganizedclassroomblog.com

schoology vs moodle
fur.ly
searchy pants - safe search tool
present.me
jaycut
capzules - timeline ...multimedia
spiderscribe
go!animate
Paper rater
qwiki.com
sixty - like wallwisher - collabrative idea sharing
eduTecher.net

Drawing pad
Bookmarks
Simple notes
BlueFire
PDFs on bookshelf - possibly instruction
burley.cps.k12.us
dropbox
instapaper.com
evernote
gotomeeting
ebook documents for ibooks
sites.google.com/site/ipadwebinar/
lannotate pdf
skyfire - fladh

ISTE - video on demand
http://www.isteconference.org/ISTE/2011/program/search_results.php?selection_id=69407236&nocache=1310928233

Moodle docs
how to use moodle - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ObKsSryns
example - http://indiancreekschool.com/
Course delivery video - college level but interesting Rick Jerz
http://www.rjerz.com/misc/Multimedia/moodle_overview.html



Cool ways of creating content....
CREATE A MESSAGE WITH BOUNCING LETTERS TO MUSIC: Font de Music lets you type in a message, choose music to go with it, adjust the font and color, and then it turns your letters into a bouncing, live performance. In addition, and most importantly for English Language Learners, it also lets you write a message that goes along with it, in addition to giving you the url address of your creation. It can be posted on a student or teacher blog or website.
RECORD A MAD-LIB TRAVELOGUE: Clay Yourself is a site publicizing a hotel chain. Users get to create a clay-like avatar, choose a name for it, complete a “mad-lib”-like travel script, record themselves speaking the script they’ve helped create, and then place it in a virtual gallery. You can post the link to Facebook or Twitter, or email it to yourself. It hits all four domains — reading, writing, speaking and listening. You can’t beat that!
MAKE YOUR OWN FOOTBALL CARD: You can design your own personalized football card, and use your own image (or not). Write a name, and a name of the team, too.
TAKE A PICTURE OF ANY STREET IN THE WORLD: Show My Street instantly shows you the Google Maps Street View image of any address you type in, and then gives you a unique url to it that you can share. English Language Learners can pick any place, post the link to it on a student/teacher blog or website, and then describe it.
Design An eCard: Cardkarma is a neat eCard site for many occasions. Without registering, you can search Flickr for any photo and turn it into an eCard you can send and post.
MAKE AN ONLINE TUTORIAL: tildee lets you very easily create a simple step-by-step tutorial for just about anything. You can add text, maps, videos and photos (unfortunately, though, you can only upload photos — not grab them from the Web. They say they’re adding that ability soon). And you don’t even have to register for the service.
CREATE A WEBPAGE EASILY: Instablogg is a super-easy, super-fast way for students, teachers or anybody to create a webpage, and it doesn’t require registration.
DESIGN A “FAKEBOOK” PAGE: Fakebook is the newest tool over at the excellent ClassTools site (Russel Tarr is the creative genius behind the site). Teachers and students can use it to:
- chart the career of a historical character

- create a timeline of important events

- outline the main plot of a book, play or film

and so on!
MAKE A VIRTUAL BULLETIN BOARD: I posted about Corkboard Me in January. It’s very similar to Wallwisher, but even simpler to use — and with fewer features (you can’t embed videos, nor password protect your content). You can, however, easily post images by just pasting its url on one of the virtual post-it notes. Recently, Corkboard Me just announced some additional features, including real-time collaboration and a chat room for the people collaborating. I’ve certainly noticed a lot of quirkiness lately with Wallwisher, and I know quite a few others have experienced the same problem. So, I’m going to start having my classes use Corkboard Me.
CREATE A WEB PAGE: Freedom Share is a super, super-easy way to paste and post text, and use it to create a webpage. Making it even better, you can copy and paste images there, too. You can even create a password to make it editable in the future. It makes things very easy for students to create and share online content.
MAKE MUSIC BY BUILDING A CITY: At Isle Of Tune, you create music by creating a city. Yes, that’s right, you “drag-and-drop” different parts of a city — homes, cars, trees, etc. — and each one has a musical tone. Then click “Go” and the car prompts the different elements to do their thing. No registration is required, and you’re given the url address of your creation to share. As a bonus to English Language Learners, the different parts of the city are labeled, so students can pick up vocabulary at the same time. Plus, they can describe their musical creations.
SEND ARTISTIC eCARDS: The Guggenheim Museum has an amazing collection of eCards that can be sent by email and then its url address can be posted on a student/class blog or website.
MAKE A BOOK: Simple Booklet is a great new tool that lets you create online books and reports that can be embedded or linked to by its url address. It’s free, you can grab images and videos off the web, and extremely simple to use. No registration is required. What’s not to like?
SEND AN eCARD: Worldwide Health has a large variety of free eCards to write and send. Students can write to an imaginary friend or family member, or describe the image, send it to themselves or to a teacher, and place the link on a student/teacher blog or website.

Simple Introduction to Google+
http://blog.slideshare.net/2011/07/14/6-slideshows-to-get-you-started-with-google/

QR treasure hunt...
http://www.classtools.net/QR/

http://holykaw.alltop.com/impressionist-does-shakespeare-in-celebrity-v funny impressionist

Social Studies links form
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/07/24/the-best-social-studies-sites-of-2011-so-far/

“Democracy Kids” is a nice series of interactives designed to teach young people about how the United States government operates. It provides audio support for the text, which makes it particularly accessible to English Language Learners. It’s sponsored by several respected civic organizations, including the National Conference of State Legislatures.
I’ve previously highlighted Glencoe’s online videos for social studies, but have now discovered that offer many more free resources to support all their social studies textbooks. They’re useful even if you don’t use their books, though, and they’re freely available. You can start off at their main Social Studies site or at their main site for all their textbooks. From there, it’s easy to navigate to their U.S. History, World History and Geography books. They all have links to videos, “in-motion animations” like this one, interactive maps like this (I especially like these maps because they offer audio support for the text), and different games (I especially like their categorization activities).
Google has created a gallery where you can visit historic areas around the world using its Street View feature.
Many teachers are familiar with the Newseum’s collection of daily newspaper frontpages from thoughout the world. Some of their resources are on The Best Tools To Help Develop Global Media Literacy list. They’ve just launched a new project — the Newseum Digital Classroom. They’re still in “closed beta,” so you have to request a registration key. Even without the key, though, you can check out a lot of their preview resources.
A History of Poverty is an animated world map showing where poverty (and prosperity) have been most present over the past two hundred years. You can narrow it down by continent or county, too. It’s from the Christian Aid charity.
The San Francisco Chronicle has published newly discovered color photos documenting the destruction of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. These are not manually tinted ones — they are one of the earliest actual color photographs. You can see s slideshow of the photos here, and read an article about them here.
The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern Day Slavery” is an excellent multimedia resource on human trafficking.
First Person American is a neat website that has multimedia recounting the travels of modern immigrants to the United States. In addition, if you are somehow connected to an immigrant, but aren’t one yourself, you can share cultural-related memories.
The Daily What: News For Schools In Scotland provides very well-written and accessible articles about world-wide events, and, in addition, provides interactives (such as quizzes) for each one (look for the red question mark on the right column to find the interactives). The articles have both shorter and longer versions available. The site has a lot of other features, but those are only accessible to Scottish teachers and students.
“Birth Year Inflation” is a neat interactive from BillShrink that lets you type in the year of your birth (or any year), see what a number of items cost then, and compares it to their cost now.
Newspaper Map shows you the front pages of newspapers from around the world, displayed on a Google Map. If it just stopped at that, it wouldn’t be much different from the well-known Newseum display of the same thing. But it doesn’t stop there. Unlike the Newseum, Newspaper Map lets you click on the front page to gain access to the entire newspaper. And, even better, with one quick click, you can choose the language you want the paper translated into. It’s very simple and easy to access.
There’s a great new site filled with materials to support U.S. Citizenship teachers. It’s called….U.S. Citizenship Teachers.
“If It Were My Home” is a neat interactive that compares the standard of living in the United States to any other country of your choice. The site also has some other neat features.
“1001 Wonders” is an amazing site sharing panoramic photos from United Nations’ World Heritage Sites around the world.
Products Of Slavery is an impressive online visualization of products throughout the world created through using child or forced labor.
ViewChange.Org has some pretty amazing short videos from around the world. This is how it describes itself: Using the power of video to tell stories about real people and progress in global development. Believe me, that doesn’t even begin to tell you what’s there.
The UN Food Programme has a simple quiz on world hunger on its website. What makes it stand-out, though, is what happens if you take it: “For every person who takes this short hunger quiz, a child will receive a warm meal thanks to an anonymous donor to WFP.”
An organization of educators and survivors’ families known as the 4 Action Initiative has released a free 236-page guide to teaching September 11.

You can read a nice description about it here, and access the entire curriculum here.

Cool thing ... go to Follow Me at followme.com and you can find twitter groups around different themes. Have to try this.

Check out this grade 1/2 blog
http://grade1ad.litcircuits.com/

Diigo is shared bookmarks - I need to get this going for myself

Primaryportfolios.wikispaces.com grade 1 portfolio web page

Flipped classroom resources
http://cybraryman.com/flipclass.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H4RkudFzlc&feature=youtu.be

Art
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/02/01/the-best-art-websites-for-learning-english/

For 7 and 8 - review of middle East
http://www.mapsofwar.com/images/EMPIRE17.swf

50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks
http://t.co/6CUUW93

Add Pictures to Your Audio Recordings with Snoozerr http://post.ly/2nJMp

50 reasons to bring Facebook into your classroom. Reason #1: It's fun! http://ow.ly/5P2lX

10 common myths about teachers and teaching: http://tinyurl.com/43qqd58

10 Sites for Creating a Video Chat http://t.co/PxVsDwY

Moneyville: Economics and money virtual world for elementary students http://zite.to/mW3uwP

Vive les Schtroumpfs! Choose a Smurf to dress and record Smurf message in language of choice! http://t.co/R3G3q0S

Great post/resources from @jutecht on Moodle, WP, and Google Apps http://j.mp/qz1BQ3

The QR Quest - A Prototype http://bit.ly/qOcjYi

if you are looking at an #eportfolio this course/site is really well done http://bit.ly/p6MSvm

Best site for new Google+ members http://is.gd/QyTS8H

Social studies site -
Social Studies cultures best pages

Check this out... Todaysmeet.com

for math teachers .. a webinar on teaching math facte
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2011-08-04.1516.D.40F698971780B7AEE5FAD85F5E2D6D.vcr&sid=lceventsmm

National Geographic has a special site about animals. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Animals.
Color My Ride is an interesting infographic from the Wall Street Journal examining the color of people’s cars in different countries (yes, you read that right). I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.
Learn Alberta has a very unusual interactive about time. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning How To Tell Time.
Cigarette labels: U.S. smokers to see new warnings is an interactive from the Associated Press. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For ELL’s To Learn About The Dangers Of Smoking.
What is First Aid? has a series of closed-captioned videos on the basics of first aid. I’m adding it to The Best Health Sites For English Language Learners.
Evolution of the Map of Africa is an intriguing collection of…maps. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Historic Maps.
Celebrate Summer: Ideas for Teaching the Season is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The Summer.
People Movin is a fascinating interactive infographic on world migration trends. Even though it’s not exclusively about the United States, I’m still adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.
Social Brite has a series of tutorials on how to use social media tools. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn Web 2.0 Basics.
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Storytellers shares some very thoughtful insights. I’m adding it to The Best Digital Storytelling Resources.
A timeline of women’s right to vote – interactive comes from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Women’s Suffrage.

http://www.scoop.it/t/the-best-of-web-2-0/p/213137938/education-week-s-digital-directions-e-portfolios-evolve-thanks-to-web-2-0-tools

excellent tech resources page
http://missnoor.visibli.com/share/X988cg

Quick and easy ways to create content.
CREATE A STAR WARS INTRODUCTION: Use this Star Wars Crawler to write your own scrolling opening scene and share it with a friend or on a class blog post.
PICK A FACE AND DESCRIBE ITS FEELING: Smyface lets you do that just, plus you can say why it is feeling that way and get a unique url address to it. That, in turn, can be posted on a class blog. It’s a great tool for English Language Learners to develop a “feeling” vocabulary. Thanks to Martin Burrett for the tip.
CREATE AN ITINERARY FOR A SOUTH AFRICAN VACATION: This Guardian interactive lets you use “sliders” (you’ll see what I mean when you go to the link) to develop vacation plans. You can then post you dream vacation plans on a class blog describing why you picked what you did.
BE A SMURF!:Smurf Yourself lets you choose and dress a Smurf, record it saying something, and then send or post it on blog or website. No registration is required. It’s a fun and simple way for students to practice their English.

Eighteen: CREATE MORE MUSIC: The American Heart Association has unveiled a web application that lets you create a “hand symphony” and send the link of your creation to a friend or yourself. It can then be posted on a teacher website or blog. It’s designed to promote the Association’s new hands-only CPR, and the site also has a one minute video demonstrating it.
Seventeen: DESIGN A DONUT: Dunkin Donuts lets you create your very own virtual donut and share it with others. Students can describe what they made and explain why they made it that way.
Sixteen: MAKE A TALKING PERSON: The Arby’s restaurant chain will let you take any image off the Internet and then make it talk by either recording a message on a computer microphone or using the text-to-speech feature.
Fifteen: CREATE OR COMPLETE A MADLIB: There is a new site called…Madlibs that lets you easily create your own. It could be a fun little filler if you have a few minutes leftover in the computer lab some day. You can then post the links on a teacher/student blog or website for others to complete. I could see creating them, and completing ones your peers made, could be a good activity. A caveat, however, is that it appears the most recent mad libs done on the site are posted on the homepage, and some might be a little off-color. However, the site’s owner tells me he is working to develop a way to deal with that issue.
Fourteen: COMPOSE LYRICS FOR A BEAVER ON A FIDDLE: You can compose lyrics to a song being played by a beaver that fiddles, and see them displayed as captions while the music plays. You can then post your creation on a student/teacher website or blog for all the world to see — lucky them….
Thirteen: CREATE A GAME OF HANGMAN: With the Flash Hangman Challenge, you can easily write a phrase, email it to a friend, and it will automatically be turned into a Hangman game that can also be posted on a teacher/student website or blog. No registration is required. I’m also adding it to The Best Sites For Making Crossword Puzzles & Hangman Games.
Twelve: MAKE A BOOK: With Picture Book Maker, you can easily create a…picture book (including text). It can be saved online or printed out. It’s super-easy to use, plus no registration is required. The url of your creation can be posted on a student/teacher blog or website.
Eleven: DRAW ON THE WEB: Slimber is a very simple online drawing tool that requires no registration. Once you go to the website, you click on “painter” at the top, and you can begin creating. Once you’re finished, you can click “play” and it will “rerun” the artistic process you used. After clicking save, you can write a description of your image. Next, click on “gallery” where you can see your creation and get a url address or embed code.
Ten: MAKE A JACKSON POLLOCK PAINTING: Drips let you paint like Jackson Pollock, and you can save it online. And you don’t have to register for it. Even cooler, it gives you a choice of painting it with either your mouse or your webcam and computer microphone. With your webcam, you can use your cellphone light or something else as a brush and your voice to change the color.
Nine: ANNOTATE ANY WEBPAGE: Bounce is a new app to virtually annotate webpages. Just type in the url address, make notes on it (perhaps students can demonstrate their use of reading strategies like making a connection or asking questions) and then post the link on a student/teacher blog or website.
Eight: MAKE A LIST: Thinkmeter is a neat new application that offers exceptional opportunities for educators and students. I’m going to repeat a somewhat lengthy description I wrote when I originally posted about it:
It’s designed as a survey-like tool, where you can ask a question and have people vote by clicking on the number of stars they want to give it. People can also leave comments when they vote. You can create these surveys, and vote in them, without registering. If you pick an item from Amazon, it will show an image of the item and, at least if you list a book, it will also show a description of it. In addition, if you insert the url address of an image from the Web, it will show it. You can post the link to your survey wherever you please.
Here are just two ways I will try using it:
  • Having students pick their favorite books from Amazon and have other students rate them and leave comment.
  • Having students use it for the same activities I list in The Best Social Bookmarking Applications For English Language Learners & Other Students, like listing their favorite games from my website and having others vote on them. In many ways, Thinkmeter can function as a super-easy bookmarking tool for students. As I mention on that “The Best…” list, students can also use a tool like this to create “picture data sets” — a collection of images they can grab off the web that fit into a specific category. On Thinkmeter, once you insert the url address of a photo, the entire photo shows-up on the list, and students can leave a description and justification about why they think it belongs into that particular category.
Seven: RECORD AN AUDIO MESSAGE: Audio Pal is a new tool that lets you easily record a message — either by using a phone, computer mike, or text-to-speech — and then add the embed code to your blog or website. Students can update it as often as they want, and get as many different ones that they want. It’s pretty neat.
Six: TURN A WORD DOCUMENT INTO A WEB PAGE: TxtBear is a new and very useful web application that allows you to easily upload and document and immediately turn it into a webpage. A site like this is one is wonderful for students and others who are not very tech savvy. All they have to do is create a document in Word (including easily copying and pasting images into it), which they might be more familiar with, and easily turn it into a website. Students can upload papers they’ve written, as well. Then, they can just copy and paste its url address into a teacher or student blog. For example, now I have students type essays in a Word Document and then copy and paste them directly into the comments section of our class blog. With TxtBear, they use Word, illustrate it if they want, and then paste the link into the class blog. It makes the document much more readable that way.
Five: MAKE A MONSTER: Grabba Beast will be a big winner in any ELL class. Students can easily and quickly create their own unique monster and then have several ways to share it. If they choose the eCard version, they can describe it and get a unique url address to post. If they choose “save to gallery,” it appears that they can get an embed code for it.
Four: CREATE SUBTITLES TO SOCCER & TV PROGRAM VIDEOS YOU CREATE: I’ve written several times about the incredibly useful and fun Bombay TV, where you can create your own videos from cheesy clips and write subtitles (it’s my number one rated app on The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Videos (Using Someone Else’s Content) list.Well, now it’s created sister sites where you can do the same with clips from old TV programs and from soccer games. They’re called Bombay TV 2, Futebol TV and Classik TV.
Three: MAKE A BABY TALK: etrade’s “Talking Baby” commercials during the Super Bowl are famous annual events. Now you and your students can create their own talking babies by either using the text-to-speech feature or recording their own voices. Their creations can be posted on a student/teacher website.
Two: ANNOTATE AND/OR UPLOAD…ANYTHING: Crocodoc is a super-simple application that allows you to annotate webpages with virtual post-it notes and drawings. You can also upload any document you create and immediate make it into a webpage.
First Place Is A Tie
One: ANNOTATE WEBPAGES SUPER-EASILY:WebKlipper lets you easily, without requiring registration, annotate any webpage with virtual post-it notes or a highlighter. You’re then given the url address of the annotated webpage. Crocodoc was formerly my favorite tool for web annotation. It’s still nice, but as they add new features they also increase its complexity. WebKlipper only does annotation, and does it very well.
One: MAKE A BOOK: Simple Booklet is a great new tool that lets you create online books and reports that can be embedded or linked to by its url address. It’s free, you can grab images and videos off the web, and extremely simple to use. No registration is required. What’s not to like?

Ever heard of MyFakeWall? It's a free website where you can create a fake Facebook Wall for a book character or famous historical figure.

CloudHQ service http://cloudHQ.net/dropbox
enables integration Google Docs with Dropbox.

Chrome browser extension can be download from:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/iobcbdg...
With cloudHQ for Dropbox browser extension you can manage (browse, copy, move, and edit) all your Dropbox files and Basecamp projects directly from a Google Docs interface.

Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox for June 1996:

Inverted Pyramids in Cyberspace

Frames: Just say No!
This succinct introduction is an example of the inverted pyramid style: starting with the conclusion. If I wanted to write a column about frames I would continue with one or two examples of why frames suck (can't bookmark or print a view) and conclude with a discussion of the fundamental issues (frames impair the user's navigation and break the fundamental user model of the Web as being composed of unitary pages).
One of the occupational hazards of getting a Ph.D. is a distinct predilection for the traditional pyramid style of exposition. I normally write the way I was trained to write: starting with the foundation and gradually building to the conclusion. Most research papers and engineering reports open with a problem statement, then review the prior art, and move into a detailed discussion of the different options that are considered and the methods that are used. After plowing through twenty pages of basics the patient reader may find a section entitled results with detailed tables, charts, and statistical tests; and after an additional five pages of this, a page or so of conclusions is reached. Phew...
Journalists have long adhered to the inverse approach: start the article by telling the reader the conclusion ("After long debate, the Assembly voted to increase state taxes by 10 percent"), follow by the most important supporting information, and end by giving the background. This style is known as the inverted pyramid for the simple reason that it turns the traditional pyramid style around. Inverted-pyramid writing is useful for newspapers because readers can stop at any time and will still get the most important parts of the article.
On the Web, the inverted pyramid becomes even more important since we know from several user studies that users don't scroll,(*) so they will very frequently be left to read only the top part of an article. Very interested readers will scroll, and these few motivated souls will reach the foundation of the pyramid and get the full story in all its gory detail.
Journalism on the Web is definitely different from print journalism. For example, Melinda McAdams' case study of the Washington Post's //Digital Ink// notes that online newspapers allow articles to remain available online for years. This again means that writers can link to old articles instead of having to summarize background information in every article. Also, as noted by Sam Vincent Meddis, it is possible to link to full background materials and to construct digests of links to multiple treatments of an issue (as indeed I have done with the two links in this paragraph).



Great images
One of the ways to teach critical thinking and "media literacy" is to start with the still image. Because of the Internet, it is easier than ever to access these images. Here are some recommended sites:
LENS, NYT photojournalism blog
Read/Write/Web
Jamie McKenzie's recommendations
Awesome Stories Images
LIFE magazine archives
March Of Time newsreel archives
EduPic; Pics4Learning
free graphics/photos
Picturing the Past
(1840-1900)
National Geographic
Pictures of the Year International
The New Eyes Project
National Archives
Picturing America
click: photography changes everything
Panoramio: Photos of The World
Internet Archive: Movie Archive
Masters of Photography

Iconic Images from 9/11
After a Picture From the Gulf, Thousands of Words
Images from the Civil Rights era; Images of War; 2010 Photos of the Year;
Media magazines; Semiotics/Signs
Telling Stories
http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools#The%20Fifty%20Tools-Presentation%20Tools-53.%20Slideshare%20/%20Slidecasts

www.storybird.com - students make their own stories / artwork to choose from
www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/
www.brainpopjr.com
www.internet4classrooms.com
voicethread.com/q.b1005274.15361679
www.learn360.com
www.xtranormal.com - make animated videos
www.discoveryeducation.com - sign up for membership if it looks good
www.dedge.com/hangman/ - hangman
www.busyteacher’scafe.com
www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html - Game Goo
www.timezattack.com
www.wegivebooks.org
www.readinga-z.com - literacy website
www.zoodles.com - check out Kid Mode (can be used on iPads too
www.abcteach.com
exchange.smarttech.com/
www.literacycenter.net/
enchantedlearning.com - buy the membership for $20 per year
www.superteacherworksheets.com
www.mathplayground.com
livebinders.com/play/present?id=139611 about using skype in the classroom
www.spellingcity.com/
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==Tip of the Week – Three social studies iPad apps I just fell in love with==
April 13, 2012 by glennw
I haven’t had a lot of time in the last few weeks to spend searching for great mobile apps. But with a hat tip to Jaime H. and through a conversation with a couple of great teachers in Illinois, I did run across three that I really like. I think you will too.
external image law-firm-1.png?w=60&h=60The first is called Pocket Law Firm. It’s a free app based on the very cool iCivics website championed by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Using knowledge of the Constitutional amendments, players act as lawyers, go to court, and fight their cases.
Decide if potential clients have a right, match external image law-firm-2.png?w=231&h=185them with the right lawyer, and win the case. The more clients you serve and the more cases you win, the faster your law firm grows. Grow your Pocket Law Firm by winning constitutional cases. You’ll earn perks like:
- More lawyers to handle more cases

- A coffee machine for extra pep

- Waiting room upgrades for impatient clients

- Ads to drive more clients to your office
  • I had a class play the Do I Have a Right? game and I was amazed at how much they enjoyed it. I had 12 and 13 year old boys and girls begging me to let them play it. As a former lawyer, now 7th grade social studies teacher, I loved it as well–especially the touches of being able to caffeinate the attorneys for more productivity—and that the students really did learn the amendments.
  • NY 7th grade social studies teacher
external image battlefield-gettysburg.png?w=60&h=59The second is also free and is called Gettysburg Battle App. (The same company also makes apps for the battles of Fredericksburg, Bull Run, Chancellorsville, and Malvern Hill.)
The app is designed specifically to be used as a virtual guide while you are actually on the battlefield. It uses the GPS in your iPhone, iPod, or iPadexternal image battlefield2.png?w=137&h=175 to help direct you from one spot on the battlefield to another. But it has so much handy info like interactive maps, video clips, photos, facts, order of battle lists, and short articles, that you can use it as a teaching and learning tool no matter where you are.
Clicking on any of the embedded “virtual signs” will provide you with a wealth of historical information, expert videos, and the voices of the participants who fought here in July 1863. Learn the true history of the battlefield as you “stand” at the Sharpshooter’s Den, the Slaughter Pen, the Devil’s Kitchen, Vincent’s Spur, or the crest of Little Round Top.
external image world-atlas.png?w=60&h=60The third app, Barefoot World Atlas, is $7.99. Based on the hardback book of the same title, it is bit expensive but very cool.
It’s an interactive 3D globe that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet.external image atlas-2.png?w=231&h=171This app is optimised for the new iPad and is compatible with earlier iPads. The rich and beautifully detailed graphics take full advantage of the amazing new high definition retina screen.
Fly at will around a beautiful 3D globe. Explore the world’s continents, great oceans and changing environments. Meet different people around the planet and find out about their way of life. Encounter amazing wildlife, discover landmarks, natural features and famous buildings. Delve deeper to discover a wealth of facts and insights including live data for every country from Wolfram|Alpha.
Have fun!
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