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1 Use Shareware and Web 2.0 tools to create exciting and interactive classroom resources Jan Coley, Educational Technology Specialist Math/Science Coordinator Jefferson County Schools Jefferson County, Tennessee

2 PrimoPDF com/ com/ Free PDF creator Creates a PDF from anything you can print including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

3 NVU (pronounced N-view) This a free, open source, WYSIWYG for web page creation. It is user friendly. Has a version for Windows Macintosh Linux exampletutorial

4 Free Image Editors Gimp shop Gimp shop Picasa tutorial tutorial Irfanview Splashup (an online editor) Picasa tutorial

5 Library - folders Lightbox - Images in folder Picture tray - Images working with Favorite picture

6 Educational Uses Early language learners or English language learners can associate images with words Create a student portfolio Post images of field trips, projects, school events Show, create, or describe a process

7 Porta Porta is an open source, hassle-free photo album generator for web pages. It is fast and easy to use. It maybe downloaded from ikkel/porta/ ikkel/porta/ exampletutorial

8 Photo Story 3 Photostory 3 is a free download from Microsoft. xp/using/digitalphotography/phot ostory/default.mspx Digital Storytelling Class projects Individual student projects Communication of content knowledge Communication with community and parents example tutorial Instructional example

9 Cool Features Touch-up Crop Rotate pictures Remove red-eye Add special effects Add soundtracks Add narration Create music Use music from other sources


11 MovieMaker/ iMovie What you need: Windows Movie Maker Photographs (and/or) Home Movies (and/or) Digital Video Clips (and/or) Images (and/or) Music (and/or) Microphone (optional) Tutorial

12 Turn PowerPoint into a Interactive Learning Center or Game Parts of Plants

13 Flower Leaves Stem Parts of a Plant Parts of a Plant




17 tutorial Audacity Free, fully functional multi- track audio editor example

18 Gcast

19 iTunes U /education/guidedtours /itunesu.html /education/guidedtours /itunesu.html Part of the iTunes store Educational, audio, and video content Most popular downloads Contents categories By University

20 Google Applications for Teachers Teachers Google!

21 I need the answer to a question….

22 Where Do I Look?

23 Google! TutorialTutorial - Google Applications for Teachers

24 Advanced Search in Google


26 Google Skyview ( Google Earth version 4.2 or later) From the VIEW drop down menu, selectSwitch to Sky Search the sky by names of heavenly objects (example: Orion) Currently, you can not search for the planets.


28 Google Mars

29 Google Moon /moon/ /moon/ Has placemarks for Apollo 11,12,14,15,16,and 17 The site was created to honor the memory of the first lunar landing.

30 On-line Bookmarks I keep Bookmarks www. Porta Portal tutorial tutorial I can always access my bookmarks and I can share these with my colleagues.

31 What are Blogs and Wikis? A blog is a website with the entries in reserve chronological order. A wiki is a type of computer software that allows users to easily create, edit and link web pages. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites. Example: Jefferson County HistoryJefferson County History

32 Free Fonts Simply the Best / / 1001 Free Fonts

33 Free Education Images Pics4Learning FlickrFlickr (not for student use) Awesome Clip art for Educators Awesome Clip art for Educators Busy Teachers Café Busy Teachers Café http :// Free animations Free animations Brainy Betty /

34 Teacher Tube The goal of is to provide an online community for sharing instructional teacher Registration is required for uploading - Unlimited MB video upload space. - Unlimited MB bandwidth per month. - Unlimited video uploads. - All TeacherTube packages are FREE!

35 Probes - TEEMSS The T echnology E nhanced E lementary and M iddle S chool S cience project (TEEMSS) was funded by the National Science Foundation to bring the power of information and communication technology to science education in grades 3-8 by creating and disseminating valuable, proven, and easily implemented technology-based science learning materials and associated teacher professional development.

36 Free software that works with most of the leading probe vendors.


38 Illuminations by NTCM

39 Visible Body Free online software designed for use by teachers, students, health professionals, and everyone. Register at com/start com/start Users must register with a valid address. The Visible Body includes 3D models of over 1,700 anatomical structures.

40 Virtlab: A Virtual Laboratory Virtlab: A Virtual Laboratory Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry

41 University of Virginia Virtual Lab Homepage

42 Science Middle School High School College

43 SEED: Virtual Science Labs Science lab Careers Math puzzles Teachers Corner Example: buoyancy labbuoyancy lab

44 MaMaMedia Designed for children of ages 5 to 12 and their families. Features activities that build kids' learning and technology skills online.

45 Exploratorium Newspaper Bridges Online Activities Site includes: Treasure Trove Learning Resources Library from National Science Digital Library (NSDL). Special Collections including a microscope imaging station, math explorer database, webcasts, podcasts and media downloads

46 The Mission Science Lab Designed for kids age 10–16 to learn basic principles of physics in a most entertaining way. click on a random object in the lab and complete a related mission. Meanwhile, theyre also trying to learn Professor XYZs secret identity and gain access to the final mission, Professor XYZs Grand Tour.

47 Wonderville 22 activities covering a wide range of science topics. Each animated activity opens up in its own window D not miss the The Robot Factory

48 BBC Science Clips schools/scienceclips/ag es/6_7/science_6_7.sht ml schools/scienceclips/ag es/6_7/science_6_7.sht ml Forces and Motion

49 I Know That Search by Grade and Subject

50 I know That – Science Lab Parts of a Cell

51 Quizlet Quizlet TN 6 th grade science academic vocabulary






57 Dynamic Curriculum







64 Thank You! Questions?

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