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FREE TOOLS FOR EDUCATORS Maryly Skallos Best of MACUL Ottawa ISD, August 8, 2013
LOOKING AT VARIOUS SOURCES Sources Well known Apps Diigo edWeb MACUL Prezi VoiceThread Wikispaces
COBOCARDS Online flashcard software Can be used on mobile devices (iPhone and Android devices) Many flashcards available in many different subject matter Free to signup; premium for more features www.cobocard.com www.cobocard.com
ANKI Free, online flashcard software Allows for audio, video, as well as text Content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup Can keep cards synchronized across multiple devices Download to your device and install www.ankisrs.net www.ankisrs.net
VOKI www.voki.com www.voki.com Create an animated voice avatar to animate lessons/material Free 60 second clips Easily embeds into LMS or websites
ANIMOTO Apply for the Animoto all-access pass for use in the classroom. Produce unlimited full length videos from photos www.animoto.com www.animoto.com
FAKEBOOK Easy rip-off social media profiles a la Facebook without the Facebook presence Great way to promote critical thinking by re-creating historical figures from a 21 st century perspective. Check out Julius Caesar’s Profile Even Brutus has yet to be un-friended! (Works in Firefox but not in IE) www.classtools.net www.classtools.net
CALM COUNTER Flash-based web app that provides visual feedback on the amount of noise in your classroom. Setup is simple Turn down your speakers Connect a microphone Watch as the speedometer-like indicator rises and falls with noise levels (I used the built-in mic) http://www.ictgames.com/calmCounter.html http://www.ictgames.com/calmCounter.html
GOOGLE LIT TRIPS A collection of “journeys of characters from famous literature” normally introduced in grades K-16. Provide additional context for critical thinking reflecting upon and exploring characters and themes by making real-world associations in Google Earth Download Google Earth first then download the Google Lit Trip of your choice http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html
WONDEROPOLIS Critical thinking portal devoted specifically to those who wonder aloud, in their thoughts, or in their dreams. Created and maintained by the National Center for Family Literacy Wonders of the Day Brief history of the subject matter A list of related activities Glossary of terms Advanced options for further learning http://www.Wonderopolis.org http://www.Wonderopolis.org
SIMPLEK12 Teaching Learning Community Able to get free information to share Premium account – provides info for many other topics Free signup gets your free information Ex: Teaching Across Curriculum http://files.simplek12.com/ebooks/freeappsteachingacrosscurriculum.pdf http://files.simplek12.com/ebooks/freeappsteachingacrosscurriculum.pdf
FREE WEBSITES TO MEET COMMON CORE K-3 Fuel the Brain (www.fuelthebrain.com)www.fuelthebrain.com Free site with teacher resources for writing, numbers and operations and measurement and data. Students can create their own mini books in this site. K-12 TenMarks (www.tenmarks.com)www.tenmarks.com K-10 math curriculum based on practice, instruction, assessment, and intervention. Currently set for the summer but does have a program during the school year.
FREE WEBSITE TO MEET COMMON CORE K-12 Ginger Software (www.gingersoftware.com)www.gingersoftware.com Uses with Google Chrome Must have for students who need proofreading when writing documents (grammar check, sentence rephraser, text reader, etc.) Grammarly (www.grammarly.com)www.grammarly.com Proofreading web 2.0 app that is easy to use.
OUT OF THE BOX GCFLearnFree.org Innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills Beneficial for community education programs or students who are struggling in math, reading or technology
WANT TO LEARN MICROSOFT OFFICE Ribbon Hero 2 Game like app to help people explore some of the new and useful features of Office 2010 or 2007 (nothing yet on Office 2013…sorry ) Downloads directly to your computer Students do the exercises and earn points More points, higher the level http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26531 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26531
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING Contact Information: Maryly Skallos Maryly.firstname.lastname@example.org Maryly.email@example.com 231-777-0214 This presentation will be available at TechnTeach.info (www.technteach.info)www.technteach.info
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