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Tech in the Classroom and Beyond by Mind Map: Tech in the Classroom and Beyond
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Tech in the Classroom and Beyond

For Submitting Comments or Questions

Padlet

A wall for students to post comments or questions. They look like post-its, and they can be moderated, so that the teacher must approve comments.

Cover It Live

A way to create your own discussion board and polls to use with others. Can moderate the comments so they must be approved before visible by others. Can embed it into a website.

Edmodo

A site that allows you to pull in content from the web. It is even has discussion boards and some built in games.

Today's Meet

A way for student to post questions or comments to a wall for others to view. Can save the wall and keep it open for up to a year. Does not have moderation, so you can't prevent inappropriate comments. However, it is much easier and quicker to create.

Games or Practice

Socrative

A site that allows you to send questions to students on any internet-capable computer or mobile device. Can be used for practice, review games or quizzes.

Infuse

A site that allows you to send questions to students on any internet-capable computer or mobile device. Can be used for practice, review games or quizzes. One cool feature is that students can draw their answer to submit to the teacher.

Intel Thinking Tools

Online tools that can be set up by teachers to help with analyzing and other higher level strategies. Visual Ranking Tool is the only one I have used, but the others are worth exploring.

Edmodo

A site that allows you to pull in content from the web. It is even has discussion boards and some built in games.

Presentations

By Teachers

Knovio

EdCanvas

ThingLink

Smart Notebook

Sliderocket

Smore

By Students

Knowmia

ShowMe

Educreations

Website Creation

Google Sites

A way to create a website through Google. Can embed many different things without much difficultly, and there are many templates that you can use, including sortable lists. Not as user-friendly as some other sites.

Example of Google Site

WikiSpaces

"Very user-friendly and easy to upload, but is very plain and basic." (Quote from McPhee.)

Example of Wiki

Weebly

Very user-friendly and even looks great on mobile devices. Includes drop down menus and is all drag and drop. Tremendous capability and there is also an app to update the blog from your mobile device. Gives you stats to see the views on your site. Can sign in through your Colonial Google account.

Help with Weebly

Example of Weebly

Storage

Google Drive

All teachers and students have access to Google Drive for creating and sharing with each other through Colonial.

Dropbox

A site for storing and sharing documents with others. You start with 2 GB free, but you can increase it by completing certain tasks.

Skydrive

A site for storing and sharing files. Connected to Microsoft/Hotmail. You start with 7 GB free.

Asus Web Storage

A site to store and share files. New users start with 5 GB, but you get much more storage if you have an ASUS computer and you register it.

Organizing

Mindmeister

A site for creating maps of information. **Where you are right now :)

Symbaloo

A site that allows to you create tiles to organize sites and shared documents, even RSS feeds. Can be embedded into your webpage to help students access things easily.

Edmodo

A site that allows you to pull in content from the web. It is even has discussion boards and some built in games.

EdCanvas

A site for pulling together digital content. Students are able to like, comment, ask for help and many other things. You can even create your own multiple choice quizzes and collect data from your students. Great for a flipped classroom.

Helpful Tools

PicSlice

A tool that allows you to resize or crop a picture, as well as cut it up into equal sizes pieces. (Good for creating Symbaloo tiles.)

SoundCloud

A site and an app that lets you record audio to use elsewhere.

Tube Chop

A site that helps you to trim a Youtube video to only the part that you want to use.

KeepVid

A way to download streaming videos from the web, like from Youtube. mp4 is recommended.

Youtube to mp3

A converter that pulls out the sound from a youtube video and creates an mp3.

Mobile / Contacting

Remind101

A service that allows students and parents to sign up using an email address or cell number to get class notifications from the teacher.

QR Code Generator

Allows you to create a picture of little dots that can be scanned using a mobile device or a webcam. Makes it easier to get students or parents to a specific site without them having to type out the whole thing.

Chalk Schools

A service for distributing paperwork to parents and students electronically so that it can be filled out more quickly. Could be used for surveys at the beginning of the year.

Google Voice

Allows you to connect your existing mobile number to a special google voice number that you can give to parents. This allows them to call you and receive calls from you with you having to give out your actual number.

Assessments

Google Forms

Students can access surveys/quizzes from all internet-enabled mobile devices or computers. Answers are automatically inserted into a spreadsheet and can be graphed easily within google.

Flubaroo

Socrative

A way to quiz students on any internet-enabled mobile device or computer. Can be set up to tell them if they are correct or not. Can also include explanations after each question.

Infuse

A way to quiz students on any internet-enabled mobile device or computer. Students can even draw their responses.

Helpful Websites

Khan Academy

Tutorials created on almost every subject. They are both visual and verbal.

Cool Tools for Schools

A site with many different links to helpful sites for teachers and students.

Edshelf

A way to find and organize collections of technology resources. Can even filter by subject, cost, and age of the students.

Gooru Learning

Organize resources into collections with notes to tell the students what to do with them. Can include narration for the students.

LearnZillion

A site that allows you to search for videos/tutorials by standard.

Videos

Creating

Screencast-o-matic

Go Animate

PopcornMaker

WeVideo

Uploading

Vimeo

YouTube

Cool Tech Devices

Leap Motion

Allows you to control your computer using hand motions in the air. Comes out at the end of July and costs about $80.

Corsair Voyager Air

A wireless hard drive that allows you to stream HD video to up to 5 devices at one time. Allows you to have kids in the car watching different things on each device without using your data/tethering.

Pogoplug

A way to create your own cloud for storing and sharing by buying a device and connecting it to your computer.

Other

Smartercookie

A way to upload videos of your lessons so that other teachers can comment and make suggestions to you. Free version allows 10 minutes per video and up to 5 colleagues to privately share with.