FACE (Free, Authentic, Cool, Engaging) Tools for Your Classroom (ECBOE-T77)
Melissa Shields, Ed.D., NBCT

Participants will explore many Web 2.0 instructional tools for the classroom, specifically those that allow students to create, collaborate, and/or publish in a digital world.


SOCIAL BOOKMARKING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeBmvDpVbWc

Teacher Tube Plain English Video: http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=21531&title=Social_Bookmarking
Delicious:http://delicious.com

Melissa’s Bookmarks: http://delicious.com/mjshields

Diigo (Bookmarks, Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes) :
http://www.diigo.com/


Poll Everywhere
http://www.polleverywhere.com/


Practice Poll: http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/NTUwMjAwMzU5


Best of the Net Wiki: http://cooltoolsforclassrooms.wikispaces.com/Best+of+the+Net

Google Docs
is a suite of free online software applications including word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation and survey applications.
Google Docs enables multiple users in different locations to collaborate simultaneously on the same project. If you and another collaborator are editing the same document at the same time, a box at the bottom left of the screen will appear, telling you the name of the collaborator/s you're working with. Thus Google Docs supports students working in teams, enabling them to collaborate online. The history feature means that all saved versions of the document are archived. Other educational applications include using a word-processing document shared only with the teacher as an online reflective journal and using forms for self- and peer- feedback and evaluations as well as for short surveys (copied from elearning @http://elearn.itcarlow.ie/topic/GoogleDocs.htm)

Watch a short screencast demonstrating some of the main features of Google Docs.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA

What are Google Docs? http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html
View more presentations from Wayne Highlands School District.

Sample Google Doc and Wiki Student Permission Form: http://docs.google.com
https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df9p5mp_94dmz8tsdn


WIKIS

"Wiki" (/wiːkiː/) is a Hawaiian word for "fast."
"Wiki" is a backronym for "What I Know Is."

What's a Wiki?
http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=2219&title=Wikis_in_Plain_English


Visit a Teacher's Wiki (No ad): http://mrslight.wikispaces.com/
Visit a Public Wiki (Ads): http://hbhs88.wikispaces.com

Tips and How-Tos for Great Wikis: http://gettingtrickywithwikis.wikispaces.com/

Create your own wiki: http://www.wikispaces.com
  • Scroll down to bottom of page and click "K-12 Educator" so that you may receive ad-free space.

ANIMOTO
Create stunning video presentations within minutes:
http://animoto.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrL-lWVQfow

SOUNDS

Royalty-Free and Friendly Music and Sounds: 4638|&NodeID=4638
Free Audio Podcasts (Recording and Sharing):
http://www.vocaroo.com/
http://www.cinchcast.com/
http://www.soungle.com
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


Fun With Images
http://bighugelabs.com

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http://www.imagechef.com

ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
ImageChef Word Mosaic - ImageChef.com
ImageChef Word Mosaic - ImageChef.com


http://www.wordle.net

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http://www.tagxedo.com/

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Alan.JPG

http://blabberize.com/view?share=222625

Make any image...SPEAK by animation!



Social Network "Facebook" Alternatives

Historical (Fake) Facebook:
https://docs.google.com/a/ecboe.org/drawings/d/1aNwKES9nUlamcyhw0-LVAhr4uupYG4Je5Qv2omR6_9Q/edit?hl=en

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Fake Wall:
http://www.myfakewall.com / Example:http://www.myfakewall.com/w/Etowah+County+Schools

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Edmodo (Social Network for Schools, grades 3-12):
http://www.edmodo.com

Practice on Edmodo as a student.
Go to http://www.edmodo.com Log in as a Student, type zledds as your password.

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Cool Web Publishing Places



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Tree Octopus

Tree Octopus

Teach students NOT to believe everything they find on the Internet. Try this to open their eyes. “Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus”


Save (or share) your documents and pictures on multiple computers at once: https://www.dropbox.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFb0NaeRmdg


If google is not an option for your school here is a work around. Set up a general gmail account like teacher@gmail.com. Once that is set up just add a + sign then the name of the kid like teacher+student@gmail.com. Most Web 2.0 tools will recognize it as a different email and any emails/verifications/password stuff will all be sent to the parent account. The students would never need an email address. Notifications would be sent to you.


A Few Share, Teach, and Learn Resources:


http://www.techsmith.com/Jing/

30 Sites for Students Who Finish Early:
http://kbkonnected.tumblr.com/post/10903922014/30-sites-for-students-who-finish-early-elemchat

TeacherTube:
http://www.teachertube.com
Their goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. They seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.

Schooltube:
http://www.schooltube.com
SchoolTube.com is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing website that provides students and educators with a safe and FREE video sharing website that is exclusively endorsed by leading education associations

PollEverywhere: http://www.polleverywhere.com/
Free response system via cell phones or online

Google Lit Trips: http://www.googlelittrips.com
This site is an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place... and so much more!

Brainscape: http://www.brain-scape.com/
Online Study Cards - Make your own or find your subject!

Wolfram Alpha: http://www.wolframalpha.com
Computational Knowledge Engine– Amazing!