Schooltube.com OR teachertube.com – screened videos
Kideos.com – videos to select by age
http://animoto.com/ — creates quick 30 sec animated videos from you inserting a few pictures
brainstorm.com – looks for videos to go along with certain pages in your textbook
http://5min.com – short movie clips on select topics – no editing
Check out the pptTic-Tac-Toe animated boardgameboard
Converting files into smaller files:
Storage of files:
Twitter: sharing/following of teacher info http://twitter.com/#!/MrsM4Learning
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2010/09/12/the-best-online-learning-games-2010/ — List of best online games each year!
Ppt – can be used to create games — We’ve started a Tic-Tac-Toe board.
I can video the computer screen with my voice using the SMART notebook 10 software. You have to use the “video recorder” button. It will record anything going on on the screen, even if you go back and forth between tabs to demonstrate a skill, use other people’s lessons already created, or more. I can use “movie maker” (in the office menu) to edit, add music, add title & credits, and more.
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=8700e4c6fbd37df0&resid=8700E4C6FBD37DF0!104 — Navigating Mrs. M’s website
Note to self ——Skydrive: This is an online flashdrive, but to me it isn’t user friendly. You can only get links if a file isn’t in a folder; however, once you’ve started creating folders, it doesn’t seem to allow you to add a file without putting it in a folder. It was very frustrating!
http://sketchcast.com — will record drawing/math equations (on bamboo) & record voice. . .students can explain the process/thinking involved in a problem
http://www.authorstream.com — can post powerpoints on-line
http://vocaroo.com/ — SUPER EASY & QUICK — click record, talk, then click email or copy html code to website
http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ — FREE downloadable music
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=df1eb132dca90780&resid=DF1EB132DCA90780!103 — Tech Talk Podcast on SMART Response Clickers
Current Events using Google: An easy way to find current events that relate to your topic of study is to use a google news search. At the top of the google window, there’s a search filter, “NEWS.” If you click this before your search, you will get news related events and articles as results.
Other google tools when searching the web: reading level, wonder wheel, timeline, and dictionary.
translate.google.com — Translates English into any language (You can copy & paste back and forth.)
Advanced search (under bar where you type in search words) — This allows you to select the reading level and type of file you are looking for, such as powerpoint, sockwave (games), word, etc.
iGoogle – When you are in gmail, type in igoogle, and set it as your homepage — set homepage with gadgets (where it says “add stuff”) — to do list, word of the day, clock, weather, etc.
google maps – set destination — will bring up pictures, webcams — I would like to use this to “take” students to the settings of some of the texts that we read, such as Number the Stars takes places in Denmark. How cool is it that we could “visit” Denmark thanks to google!
google scholar – advance search allows you to search within a set year — higher level reading — This would probably be good for any university research that I would need to do for IUS.
translate.google.com – will translate webpages, newspapers, etc into other languages or from a language into English
google – photo tab — “Run Picasa” — allows you to store photos online without taking computer space — and they are accessible anywhere!
Calendar — go to settings to make changes to default
Safety search — In google, go to the wheel in top right hand corner, click search settings . . . strict filter
Youtube.com — You can set the settings to “safety search- ON” at the bottom of the page
books.google.com – – Can search for books on a specific topic — You can preview books here. . .many of the pages are available.
Images — locate images on a topic and background info is provided
http://www.purple-planet.com/# – Royalty FREE music downloads for podcasts/vodcasts
www.podomatic.com – create account — FREE location to store & create podcasts