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1. Remembering

1.1. GameGoo

1.1.1. GameGoo is home for fun, stick-with-you educational games that help students develop early reading and language skills, identified as important language arts building blocks in state curriculum standards.

1.1.1.1. Game Goo can be used to practice and enforce Alpahabetical Order for use in Dictionary Skills.

1.1.1.2. Game Goo can also be used to teach Poetry Concepts.

1.2. Lexipedia

1.2.1. Lexipedia is an online visual semantic network with dictionary and thesaurus reference functionality built on Vantage Learning's Multilingual ConceptNet. Lexipedia presents words with their semantic relationships displayed in an animated visual word web.

1.2.1.1. This site makes it easy for students to see different definitions for the same word or synonyms.

1.2.1.2. This is an excellent tool for the visual learner. The side bar would make it easy for students to do a morning work assignmnent on listing synonyms and definitions for a word used in context.

1.3. Delicious

1.3.1. Delicious (formerly del.icio.us) is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks that you can access from any computer.

1.3.1.1. Delicious can be used to share great links with other instructors.

1.3.1.2. Students would be able to use Delicious to store links to assignments over an extended period of time until the completion of the assignment.

1.4. Vocabulary Spelling City

1.4.1. VocabularySpellingCity is a fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging learning games using any word list.

1.4.1.1. Students can use Spelling City to continually practice their spelling skills on their own independent level.

1.4.1.2. You can list your Vocabulary and Word Wall words on it. You provide the words, and Vocabulary Spelling City creates the list (with definitions and sentences), and then, the words are used in word games. They also have lists that are already created, in every subject.

1.5. PBSKids.org

1.5.1. PBS KIDS makes a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity.

1.5.1.1. A lot of the stories cover a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) topics, and include vocabulary prompts and definitions, this makes them easy to use in conjunction with existing lessons or you can build lessons around them.

1.5.1.2. The interactive texts would be ideal for partner or group reading. You can use them for a cross-age Reading Buddies session (with younger or older buddies) or with a same-age Reading Buddies pair.

2. Evaluating

2.1. SurveyMonkey

2.1.1. A site where you can create web-based surveys.

2.1.1.1. Survey Monkey can be used as a way to engage students in how historians construct questions and use data to inform historical thinking.

2.1.1.2. It can be used to pre-assess students on previous knowledge

2.2. Nota

2.2.1. Nota is a collaborative web platform that allows users to create, share and collaborate on presentations with virtually any form of online material. Using their toolset, you can instantly integrate text, video, maps, clip art, photos from the web, on your computer, and from Flickr. Nota supports an ever-expanding array of creative sources to inspire your collaborative efforts.

2.2.1.1. Presentation & notebooks can be created in seconds.

2.2.1.2. Useful for projects where visuals are very important, such as collage building

2.3. Rubistar

2.3.1. RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.

2.3.1.1. This is an excellent tool for creating rubics. It is easy to use and complete.

2.3.1.2. Students can create rubrics for different projects prior to beginning them.

2.4. Shelfari

2.4.1. This social media site is focused on books. Members can build virtual bookshelves, discover, rate and discuss books, and participate in online groups.

2.4.1.1. Students can be assigned to read a number of reviews and comment on the reviews encouraging writing skills along with increasing their knowledge of the subject matter.

2.4.1.2. Teachers can set up a bookshelf of appropriate books for their class that they think they would enjoy reading over the summer. The teacher and the students can set up their accounts to be private and where they were only friends with each other, limiting the access to strangers on the internet. Throughout the summer, they can read books and discuss them with their classmates and teacher, making accountability higher through interaction.

2.5. iRubric

2.5.1. iRubric is an online tool that is used to create and score rubrics.

2.5.1.1. You can use iubrics to make grading criteria clearer to faculty and students. Students turn in better work, and feedback is more objective and consistent.

2.5.1.2. IRubrics would be useful to create rubrics quickly and easily , and to be able to use them immediately on a tablet or PC

3. Applying

3.1. WolframAlpha

3.1.1. Wolfram is not a search engine. It is an engine for computing answers and providing knowledge. It works by using its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis, and generate reports.

3.1.1.1. In the classroom this would be a good site to use when doing problem solving, and answering simple questions to aquire knowledge.

3.1.1.2. For math classes, it could be used at home by the students to review the steps to solve various math problems, as Wolfram|Alpha has a very detailed mathematic computation section with step-by-step instructions ending with the correct final answer.

3.2. Wikipedia

3.2.1. Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia, written collaboratively by the people who use it. It is a special type of website designed to make collaboration easy, called a wiki. Many people are constantly improving Wikipedia, making thousands of changes per hour.

3.2.1.1. Ask kids to edit the page to make corrections and enhancements, including appropriate citations. This can be a powerful activity for teaching information literacy lessons about citations, plagiarism, Internet safety and judging the quality/reliability of online content.

3.2.1.2. Have older students fact-check a Wikipedia page by comparing it to its cited sources as well as other sources. They should note any inaccuracies or areas that could be improved.

3.3. Gliffy

3.3.1. Gliffy is an online tool allowing users to create flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, and technical drawings.

3.3.1.1. Although not specifically designed for education, teachers can easily use the free templates for Venn diagrams, flow charts, and other diagrams, or quickly create their own diagram using the easy to use drag and drop library.

3.3.1.2. Have them make a quick floor plan of their bedroom. asked them to make a simple chart to demonstrate their knowledge of Microsoft office.

3.4. Fotobabble

3.4.1. Fotobabble allows you create and share Talking Photos in three simple steps: 1) Upload a photo, 2) Record your voice, and 3) Share with friends and family.

3.4.1.1. You could use fotobabble as a follow-up for a field trip. You could take photos on a field trip and students could pick their favorite. They could record a description of what happened during that part of the field trip.

3.4.1.2. They could use the photos to show each step of a process and students could record directions of each step.

3.5. Game Classroom.com

3.5.1. Game Classroom is a one-stop web destination for accessing high-quality educational games, and homework help for K-6 students. Game Classroom offers math games, homework help, worksheets and more. It is a great site for kids, parents and teachers.

3.5.1.1. Students can play games to reinforce math and language arts concepts.

3.5.1.2. Students can also use the homework help links for math and language arts at home and at school .

4. Creating

4.1. Prezi

4.1.1. Prezi is a virtual whiteboard that transforms presentations from monologues into conversations: enabling people to see, understand, and remember ideas.

4.1.1.1. You could have your students create their own prezi to be presented to the class. The students could watch tutorials and learn the features before they create the finished product.

4.1.1.2. Prezi is also a grat alternative to PowerPoint when creating presentation.

4.2. Creaza

4.2.1. Creaza is the leading global educational toolbox for the creative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and spare time. They empower educators and students with the technology to create movies, cartoons, mind maps, presentations, soundscapes and much more.

4.2.1.1. The students can create comic strips in Creaza.

4.2.1.2. Teachers can create presentations that the students can study before and after class.

4.3. Zimmertwins

4.3.1. This site is a fun, safe place where kids can use their imagination and create their very own movies. Teachers can register for an account on Zimmer Twins at School free of charge. A free membership gives teachers a private classroom with a maximum of five students, who can make twelve movies total.

4.3.1.1. You could use it as a story starter. Students can watch a “starter” video and finish the story however they would like.

4.3.1.2. Zimmer Twins would make an excellent alternative to the traditional book report. Students could create a movie where the main character is being interviewed, the story is being summarized, or retold.

4.4. Pic-Lits

4.4.1. PicLits is an interesting website that aims to provide inspiration for writing short stories. Theytry to accomplish this goal by providing users with images upon which they can build their writing. To get writers started, PicLits provides a list of words which can be dragged and dropped into sentence form.

4.4.1.1. When using an Interactive Whitboard or a SMART board you could use it to teach grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary by allowing the students to personally manipulate it.

4.4.1.2. It can be used with students to create simple on-the-spot word poems that are inspired by different images. It also serves as a visual way to help students improve their understanding of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs when composing a sentence.

4.5. Glogster Edu

4.5.1. Glogster Eduis an online learning platform which provides users with digital educational content and a tool for its creation. It is mainly used by educators and students for interactive, collaborative education.

4.5.1.1. Create templates as graphic organizers and assign them to your students for them to fill out and submit back to you on a variety of topic

4.5.1.2. It could be used as a creative writing strategy to be used post-lesson as a way for students to organize information or review the content covered.