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1 No-cost Help from the Web to Increase Teaching Effectiveness “The Computer as an Educational Tool: Productivity and Problem Solving” ©Richard C. Forcier and Don E. Descy

2 Today We will look discuss and look at a potpourri of websites to help in the teaching and learning process.

3 Overview The WebThe Web Power tools to make life easierPower tools to make life easier Power tools for the WebPower tools for the Web Power tools for funPower tools for fun ConclusionsConclusions

4 The Web Everything you really need is out there…Everything you really need is out there… You just have to know how to find it!You just have to know how to find it! Let’s take a lookLet’s take a look

5 Power Tools to Make Life Easier

6 Google It! (About Google)(About Google) DefinitionsDefinitions Format: define:(word) Format: define:(word) Example: define:memo Example: define:memo SpellingSpelling Format: (word) Format: (word) Example: potpourri Example: potpourri

7 Google It (2) Calculator:Calculator: Math, units of measure, conversions, physical constants Math, units of measure, conversions, physical constants Format:Format: 5+9*7 5+9*7 Quarter cup in teaspoons Quarter cup in teaspoons 140 pounds * 300 feet in Calories 140 pounds * 300 feet in Calories

8 Google It (3) TranslationsTranslations (Language Tools)(Language Tools)Language ToolsLanguage Tools Translates Web pages and textTranslates Web pages and text Übersetzt Netzseiten und -text (GR) Traduce las páginas y el texto de la tela (SP) Traduit les pages et le texte d'enchaînement (FR) Traduce le pagine di fotoricettore ed il testo (IT) Traduz páginas e texto da correia fotorreceptora (PG) Übersetzt Netzseiten und -text (GR) Traduce las páginas y el texto de la tela (SP) Traduit les pages et le texte d'enchaînement (FR) Traduce le pagine di fotoricettore ed il testo (IT) Traduz páginas e texto da correia fotorreceptora (PG)

9 Citations MLA and APAMLA and APA Template drivenTemplate driven http:// citationmachine.net http:// citationmachine.net http:// citationmachine.net http:// citationmachine.net

10 Cable Programming 40+ cable networks40+ cable networks Over 500 hours a monthOver 500 hours a month Easy search, class guides,Easy search, class guides, Programming, guides, copyright information, education resourcesProgramming, guides, copyright information, education resources http://ciconline.comhttp://ciconline.comhttp://ciconline.com

11 Rubrics Generators “For teachers who do not have time to develop their own”“For teachers who do not have time to develop their own” Also many examples and search optionsAlso many examples and search options http://rubistar.4teachers.orghttp://rubistar.4teachers.orghttp://rubistar.4teachers.org

12 Puzzlemakers Puzzlemaker.comPuzzlemaker.com Create and print puzzles onlineCreate and print puzzles online http://puzzlemaker.comhttp://puzzlemaker.comhttp://puzzlemaker.com Free puzzlesFree puzzles Hundreds of puzzles/member solutionsHundreds of puzzles/member solutions http://freepuzzles.comhttp://freepuzzles.comhttp://freepuzzles.com

13 Lesson Plans LessonPlansPageLessonPlansPage A favorite: 2,500+ plansA favorite: 2,500+ plans Grouped by subjectGrouped by subject Forums, newsletter, etc.Forums, newsletter, etc. http://lessonplanspage.comhttp://lessonplanspage.comhttp://lessonplanspage.com

14 Survey Makers Web-based surveys and pollsWeb-based surveys and polls http://zoomerang.comhttp://zoomerang.comhttp://zoomerang.com http://www.getfast.ca/http://www.getfast.ca/http://www.getfast.ca/ http://opinionpower.comhttp://opinionpower.comhttp://opinionpower.com http://surveyall.comhttp://surveyall.comhttp://surveyall.com

15 Free Resources Activity sheets, worksheets, puzzles, flashcards, household chore charts, etc.Activity sheets, worksheets, puzzles, flashcards, household chore charts, etc. http://www.fastq.com/~jbpratt/ed ucation/links/free.htmlhttp://www.fastq.com/~jbpratt/ed ucation/links/free.htmlhttp://www.fastq.com/~jbpratt/ed ucation/links/free.htmlhttp://www.fastq.com/~jbpratt/ed ucation/links/free.html

16 Power Tools for the Web

17 Learning About the Internet LearnTheNetLearnTheNet Great site for kids and near-kids ;-)Great site for kids and near-kids ;-) http://learnthenet.comhttp://learnthenet.comhttp://learnthenet.com

18 Free Web Hosting Set up your own website for freeSet up your own website for free http://50megs.comhttp://50megs.comhttp://50megs.com http://ripway.comhttp://ripway.comhttp://ripway.com http://www.free-web-space- finder.comhttp://www.free-web-space- finder.comhttp://www.free-web-space- finder.comhttp://www.free-web-space- finder.com

19 Accessibility Accountability Free service to encourage/check compliance with federal/state lawsFree service to encourage/check compliance with federal/state laws A must for education Web pagesA must for education Web pages http://webxact.watchfire.com/http://webxact.watchfire.com/http://webxact.watchfire.com/

20 Web Storage Yahoo PhotosYahoo Photos Free: Albums, sharing, etc.Free: Albums, sharing, etc. http:photos.yahoo.comhttp:photos.yahoo.comhttp:photos.yahoo.com Yahoo BriefcaseYahoo Briefcase Free: Store and share filesFree: Store and share files http://briefcase.yahoo.comhttp://briefcase.yahoo.comhttp://briefcase.yahoo.com

21 Bloggers weBLOGs - Free tools for journaling on the WebweBLOGs - Free tools for journaling on the Web “Everyone is doing it”“Everyone is doing it”EveryoneitEveryoneit Articles: Time, CNN, Using: Public radio, political parties, and peopleArticles: Time, CNN, Using: Public radio, political parties, and peoplepeople http://www.blogger.comhttp://www.blogger.comhttp://www.blogger.com

22 Power Tools for Fun!

23 Who am I? GenealogyGenealogy Many sources, but LDS is a great first placeMany sources, but LDS is a great first place http://www.familysearch.orghttp://www.familysearch.orghttp://www.familysearch.org

24 I need information The Reference DeskThe Reference Desk The everything page… just aboutThe everything page… just about http://refdesk.comhttp://refdesk.comhttp://refdesk.com

25 Google It! (4) I need food!I need food! Format: (food) (city or zip) Example: pizza 56001 Find the planeFind the plane Format: flight ID Example: AA105

26 Google It! (5) How is the weather at the airport?How is the weather at the airport? Format: (airport ID airport) Example: TPA Track the package, find the patent, USP codeTrack the package, find the patent, USP code Format: (number)

27 Teacher Pages http://teachershub.com/teaching/ resources.cfmhttp://teachershub.com/teaching/ resources.cfmhttp://teachershub.com/teaching/ resources.cfmhttp://teachershub.com/teaching/ resources.cfm http://www.americanteachers.co mhttp://www.americanteachers.co mhttp://www.americanteachers.co mhttp://www.americanteachers.co m http://teach-nology.comhttp://teach-nology.comhttp://teach-nology.com

28 That is about it… Questions/Comments?

29 More information: descy.netkathyschrock.net/cooking

30 Making Online Activities Fill-in-the-blankFill-in-the-blank Pick topic, search the Web, gather links…Pick topic, search the Web, gather links… And *Shazam*—a ready-made activityAnd *Shazam*—a ready-made activity http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/ fil/http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/ fil/http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/ fil/http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/ fil/

31 Web Portfolios eFolio MinnesotaeFolio Minnesota Free to all Minnesota residentsFree to all Minnesota residents Step-by-step template drivenStep-by-step template driven http://efoliominnesota.comhttp://efoliominnesota.comhttp://efoliominnesota.com


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