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Resources for "Doing the Same Things: New Roads to Walk"


PBworks - free wiki software

Google Book Search - an alternative to web page research.

xtimeline - Web 2.0 timeline creator. Here is a site with Help Videos for xtimeline.

TimeGlider - an alternative to xtimeline.

ScreenCast-o-Matic - web-based screencast software

Google Earth  - a generic resource for all disciplines.

Google Earth Lit Trips

Google Earth Real World Math

Google Earth Mashups

Google Ancient Rome

Google Earth Augmented Reality Apps

Comic Life - a generic resource for all classrooms.

Make Beliefs Comix - Web-based alternative to Comic Life

Animoto - online video editing

Stanford University on iTunes

VoiceThread - shared web-based projects

uStream - free Internet streaming

The Bugscope - provides free interactive access to a scanning electron microscope so that students anywhere in the world can explore the microscopic world of insects.

Online Telescopes - Students access a variety of telescopes via the Internet.

InspireData - Struggling to engage students in Math? Make Data Analysis fun and engaging.

The Journey North - a free, Internet-based program that explores the interrelated aspects of seasonal change.

Atomic Learning - web-based software training for more than 110 applications students and educators use everyday. Short, easy-to-view-and-understand tutorials are an integral part of a professional development program, a valuable curriculum supplement, and an anytime/anywhere training resource.

Probes - Engage your students with hands-on science in your classroom or in the field.

FanFiction.Net - allows students to write new chapters for their favorite books, or write new books in the genre and style of books they love. They publish their work, and receive feedback from fans and colleagues.

Nettrekker - #1 educational search tool

SAS Curriculum Pathways  - free online textbooks using multimedia and Internet resources. (Math, Sci, Soc St, ELA, Spanish)

Criterion - uses artificial intelligence to assess the basic components of essays.

Susan Boone Real World Math Lessons - Susan's lessons utilize real world data available via the Internet such as Real-Time Houston Traffic data, the Census Bureau's Population Clock, etc.

Gizmos - ExploreLearning.com - Online Math and Science simulations - Classroom Examples - 

Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.

VisuWords online graphical disctionary

Type in a word and see the graphical connections to definitions and other related words.

Geometer’s Sketchpad – Math visualization and graphing

Math Forum - The leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication since 1992. We are teachers, mathematicians, researchers, students, and parents using the power of the Web to learn math and improve math education. 

Jib-Jab - Put yourself in a funny animation. 

Re-Mix America - Remix America is a nonpartisan, nonprofit in-browser editing tool that allows citizens around the country to remix the great words and speeches of American History with the hot button issues of today.

Animoto - Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music. Fast, free and shockingly easy.

Delicious web-based storage and sharing of bookmarks

Photo Story - Bring your digital photos to life with Photo Story 3 for Windows.

Movie Maker - Windows Movie Maker makes digital movies amazingly easy and fun.

Screencast-o-matic, ScreenToaster, Camtasia, Jing - Create screencasts.

SketchCast - Record your voice as you sketch.

Footnote - Footnote allows students to access thousands of primary source documents and photos, and easily create online history reports. Their urls can then be posted, and students can also leave comments on their peers’ reports.

Smile  and Clear - They’re both from Michigan State University, and allow teachers (and students) to easily create clozes, drag-and-drop exercises, and sequencing activities. They also allow you to use audio and video with the activities, and will host them as well.

ESL Video - It’s super-easy to take pretty much any video off-the-net and create a quiz to it. It’s designed for ESL/EFL students, but it can also be used by and for mainstream students. 

Community Walk - Students can put many sites on a map with descriptions and images (which can be easily grabbed off the web). Students can use this to describe field trips, report on historical events, and do other mapping applications.

Show Beyond - This allows audio narration of slideshows. You can also add music and text. It’s particularly good in District’s that block streaming media (like VoiceThread).

VoiceThread - You can upload pictures and create an audio narrative to go along with them. In addition, audio comments can be left by visitors. VoiceThread also provides a great deal to teachers by allowing them to get their premium services for free, including allowing them to create a zillion VoiceThreads for free. Happily, they’ve finally incorporated the feature of allowing you to include images off the web just by inserting its url.

Bookr - It would be difficult to create an easier application to make slideshows with captions on the web. The only drawback to it is you can only use images off Flickr, and not others on the Web, but that’s a small price to pay for such an accessible application. 

Prezi - Web-based presentation tool with stunning effects.

SlideShare - Upload your students’ or your own powerpoint files in order to embed them on your classroom blog

Vimeo - Video tools and video sharing.

TimeToast - Web-based timeline creator.

KickYouTube - Download YouTube Videos 

Kathy Schrock’s - Guide for Educators. A list of sites that are available for teachers to evaluate and/or purchase. I am not personally recommending any of these titles, but have just collected them so you can try them out! 

Bubbl.us - Collaborative brainstorming maps.

FlowChart - an online multi-user, real-time collaboration flowchart software. It's Flowcharting made easy.

NoteCentric - An online place to keep and share your class notes.

Free online Interactive Courseware for Math and Science

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives 

Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages.

Web Worksheet Wizard and Project Poster have combined to make Web Poster Wizard. This FREE tool allows educators to create a lesson, worksheet, or class page and immediately publish it online.

Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher

Zoho - Online database creator 

Adaptive Curriculum – Math and Science 


Context for the use of a wiki in the classroom:

   Women in War Wiki: Women in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars

   Wiki Assignments for Teachers: Suggestions for using WIkis by Subject Area

   Wikis in Education: Compiliation of Wiki Sites Created by Students

   Good Examples of Wiki Use in Classrooms 



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