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You may upload your existing PP presentations to be imported, store your presentations there, reach them from anywhere on the Web, add photos and movies from your computer, YouTube, TeacherTube, etc., download a copy of your presentation in your chosen format, publish it to the web on SlideShare, email it to a friend or embed it on your own blog or website, or run your presentation in your browser.
aMap is short for ‘argument map’. "The intent is very simple: to map out complex arguments in a clear visual format. At its heart, aMap is about helping people come to grips with complex (or otherwise) issues and getting people to think – so are ideal for use in the classroom for lessons like Critical Thinking and other philosophically based subjects."
The underlying structuring of aMaps is based around “informal logic” – this is the logic people use to argue in everyday life. Informal logic has a four-tiered structure:
- Your position (I think . . .) – what you think overall
- Propositions (Because . . .) – reasons that support your position
- Arguments (As . . .) – supporting arguments that back up each of your propositions
- Evidence (Supported by . . .) – supporting evidence to back up your arguments.
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AddaForm - service that automatically builds forms for you free; detailed information; "Add-A-Form® is free for the basic version with additional features available in the professional version. With Basic you get all the features to create your forms and summarized results from all your respondents."
Animoto - "Animoto is a web application that turns pictures and text into beautiful video clips with the click of a button. Use it to create content for your lesson plans, assignments, or course materials - or even have your students create their own educational pieces." Featured in: CNN, The New York Times, National Geographic, TechCrunch, BBC, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes
Teachers and students may create unlimited 30-second video creations with their FREE All- Access Passes. Check out some examples. Animoto automatically analyzes the video clips, music, and photos that you choose, and creates a custom video. Add text to tell a story or send a message. It is it easy to share your videos on a blog/website, exported to YouTube, via e-mail, or downloaded to a computer for use in presentations.
You may use the one-click remix to instantly create a new video, or do a complete remix with new photos and music. It is fast, easy, and FREE. You may purchase a premium license for advanced options.
A.nnotate.com - attach notes to documents using your web browser without installing any new software or add-ons; documents and notes can be shared securely with others who can attach their own notes or add replies to existing one
AuthorStream.com - Share your PowerPoint presentations on the Web with the your students as a unique link (URL) or embed the presentations in your blogs or websites. Download your presentations as video and share them on YouTube, TeacherTube, SchoolTube, or via iPods, or watch them on your DVD player. Present your slides live over the Internet without the need to download software. Create your Channel to showcase your work. Add videos in PowerPoint slides as a file or insert YouTube videos to create multimedia presentations that your students will love. Showcase your work in your own personalized presentation channels.
BigHugeLabs - select EDUCATION from top menu; edit your photos, add students as users, make historical trading cards, posters, mosaics, jigsaws, maps, motivational posters, photo strips, magazine or book covers, badge makers, CD covers, slideshows, billboards, and more to save and print; informational flier; Educational Purposes
Box of Tricks: Technology for the Classroom - HUNDREDS of Technology Tools for Teachers
Categories include: Interactive Whiteboards, Podcasts and Tutorials, Modern Languages, Social Medias, Views and Opinions. Internet Resources
ClassTools.net - Interactive Graphic Organizers - free, customizable flash templates to embed into blogs, wikis and websites. truly a treasure for any teacher whether you embed into your blog/website/flipchart. ActivBoard users, check out this site to create venn diagrams, timelines, and more. There is no signup, no passwords, no charge. All diagrams created can be saved as data files or web pages to host on your own school website or intranet. Included are:
CommunityWalk.com - Create your own maps and share them online!
DabbleBoard - Turns any board into a whiteboard - Dabbleboard is an online whiteboard that will help you visualize, explore and communicate ideas. It is easy, fun, fast, flexible, produces nice drawings, works with other software, allows you to upload images from your computer or the web, is secure, and best of all, is FREE.
Dvolver Moviemaker - allows users to create short animated videos with cartoon figures; can select from different locations, backgrounds, plots, characters, titles and music; completed projects may be emailed to others or posted to a blog.
EdCrowd - network for teachers to share ideas, lesson plans, and other resources; a public message board for educators; ask questions to start a discussion or browse through existing conversations and comment if desired.
Edmoto - a microblogging system designed for students and teachers; create a microblogging network for your classes, create a group specifically for your students, build an event calendar, post assignments and messages to the group, share links, videos and images - FREE
Embedr - Embedr is a free service that lets anyone create a custom playlist of videos from the top video sites on the web. Embedr is a great tool for anyone who is running a blog or website for their course and wants to embed multiple videos onto a page. For example, if you are researching the Civil War for your U.S. History course and have found several videos that will enhance your your unit project. You can get the URL's to those videos, build a playlist on Embedr and generate the HTML embed code then copy it into your own site. You could also create a URL to that playlist on Embedr. What's especially useful about Embedr is that you can take videos from multiple sites to create your playlist.
EZTakes - After you're done testing our free DVD downloads, don't forget to download movies, free streaming movies and our free movie podcasts." from the full EZTakes catalog.
FlockDraw - "Flockdraw is a free to use web based painting/drawing tool. It makes it easy to draw with multiple people for fun or business. You can have unlimited people in a room and it updates in real time. Uses different colors, shapes and text. Save your work to our gallery and show it off!"
Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office:
SSuite Office Software Openoffice LibreOffice (Based on OpenOffice.org)
Go2Web20 - Go2web20 is one of the biggest web2.0 directories on the Web. This application to intended to enable people to stay up to date with all the new & hot services that are born daily into the web. Go2web20 includes over 3,000 services and more are uploaded every day.
"Create any document using point-level formatting, indents, margins, backgrounds, borders, choice of bullets, numbering, spell check, pictures, and more. Because it is online, all your documents, pictures, templates, and styles are stored online. It can be tightly integrated with a variety of online applications and services. You can edit documents and Web pages. It has all the capabilities you need and can replace expensive and troublesome desktop editors." This is a complete word processing solution with collaboration and web applications.
Moonk (media player) - Quickly and easily enhance your blogs, websites, TypePad, MySpace, and more with Moonk. You can create a videoshow from your videos, a jukebox from your audio files, and a slideshow from your favorite pictures. You can use almost any video format as it is converted to Flash. Upload JPEG's for your slideshow and the MP3 format is used for the jukebox.
Museum Boxes - "This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others." You may review and approve your pupils' work by registering your school.
MyImager - your own free everything online image editor! Upload or call images from anywhere on the web and edit them freely with the the dozens of tools and filters that we offer! This is a 100% free service, offered by the great people at Cool Archive.
Penzu Online Writing Journal - free online diary and personal journal; private and easy to use; makes writing online simple and intuitive
PhotoPeach - Tell better stories online using photos. With PhotoPeach (which is FREE), you can create a rich slideshow in seconds. You can also add background music, captions, and comments so you can enhance on your story further. Embed your slideshow in your blog or webpage. The embed code is found underneath the slideshow.
Podomatic - FREE, just create an account - PodOmatic is perfect for people who are just starting out with podcasting. Publishing an episode is a quick, step-by-step process where you write a title and description, upload an audio or video file and that's about it.
ReadWriteThink - If you do not use it, you are missing a valuable resource at any grade level. You will find lesson plans, student interactives, and calendar activities. Resources have as their objectives: comprehension, critical thinking, grammar, inquiry/research, literary analysis, media literacy, multimodal literacy, phonological awareness, reading fluency, reading genres, spelling, text structure/story structure, vocabulary, writing genres, and the writing process. There is also an abundance of Parent/Afterschool Resources. The partners are the International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and Verizon Thinkfinity.
"Our mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials."
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations games, music, and art and share your creations on the web. As students create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Student projects may be posted on the Scratch site, your blog, or your website. You can copy and run a project from a Scratch CD (or USB Flash drive). View projects and galleries of Scratch creations.
Educators - Information for educators using Scratch
News - Stories about Scratch in the media
Research - Papers and presentations about Scratch
Donate - Support the Scratch project
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia.
Scribble Maps - Scribble Maps is the quick and easy way to rapidly make and share maps! This is a great tool to use in working with your students on map skills. With Scribble Maps you can:
- Draw shapes and Scribble
- Add Custom Images/Overlays
- Place Markers and text
- Create a Custom Widget
- Export to Google Earth
- Save as KML/GPX/JPG
- Create 3D JPEGs and Widgets
- Send maps to friends
The Menu button is in the top left corner.
ShowBeyond - FREE and EASY; a multimedia slidecast creator, online publishing platform, podcast builder, and story sharing community; upload your images, add your sound and text to create multimedia stories, record your own narration; share stories with friends or post to blogs and social networking sites; FAQ; complete details here
SlideShare - Some of the things you can do on SlideShare include:
Soshiku - FREE and EASY way to manage your high school and college assignments
SplashUp - FREE and EASY; flash based image editing program; looks almost like Photoshop in your browser; does all the good photo editor basic things; web based; no account needed
Tabblo - FREE - Tabblo was started with a simple observation: There is no good online application for putting together photos and words with styled templates that can be customized by the author for the purpose of telling a story.
Tabblo is a story-style photo sharing site that allows users to upload images and add text descriptions, which may be viewed as web pages or slideshows. Stylized templates are available and may be customized to add interest to your photo collections. Projects may be published on the Tabblo website where online visitors may post comments, or they may shared on other websites or blogs.
What you can do with Tabblo outside of being the best place for using photos and words together for making "tabblos" (web pages), Tabblo lets you:
TagCrowd (word cloud) - No downloads or software are necessary. TagCrowd works much like Wordle. Read about it here. The word clouds may be embedded in blogs or web pages, saved as PDF files, or printed.
Think.com: FREE Puzzles & Games (including chess, comic strip, crosswords, sudoku, jigsaw, word search, brainteasers, trivia, words, wordplay, and more)
Timelines - Top Sites for Creating
Toodledo - FREE; "Use folders, subtasks, due-dates, priorities, tags, contexts, goals, notes, time estimates and other information to easily organize, search and sort through your tasks." available on iPhone along with dozens of other features
VoiceThread - FREE - "A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holdsimages, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too. Users candoodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown throughmoderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies.
Vozme - translates voices to sound files
Web 2.0 That Works: Marzano - master list of FREE Web 2.0 tools with descriptions, links, and notes
Wix.com - FREE; Flash Website Builder; 1000's of free Flash web design templates and layouts; easy to use drag and drop editor; upload any kind of media; update, modify and publish in seconds; no download or programming necessary; search engine friendly
Wordle (word cloud) - You provide text and Wordle generates "word clouds". You may format your clouds with different fonts, colors, and layouts. You may print the word clouds, share them in the Wordle gallery, etc.
xtranormal - FREE - Our revolutionary approach to movie-making builds on an almost universally held skill—typing. You type something; we turn it into a movie. On the web and on the desktop. Choose Education, then you will see this message: Click "Accept" to install a cookie in your browser that will enable the education-safe version of xtranormal.com. Once installed, your browser will always use the education-safe site.
To clear this cookie once installed, please follow your browser vendor's instructions for clearing cookies. Select ACCEPT to make the site safe for your students.
Zamzar - Do you ever find videos on YouTube or other sites that would be useful in your classroom but the sites are blocked? Have you found files in an unusable format that you need to convert? Zamzar is a FREE online conversion tool which enables you to convert document, image, music, video, and other formats. You may see the conversion types here. The procedure is VERY simple and may be found here. Just select the Convert Files or Download Videos tab and follow the 4 steps. The converted file or video will be sent to your email account. You may then use it at school as needed in your curriculum.
Zoho Show - FREE online tool for making powerful presentations for professionals, teachers, students, businessmen, salesmen or anyone looking to put together a cool presentation; pre-built themes, clipart and shapes coupled with features like drag-and-drop; easy to use; access, import, edit and share presentations from anywhere, anytime; share presentations with friends/colleagues; the shared presentations can be viewed/edited with just a browser; may make presentations public or embed them in your blog or website for easy viewing by your readers
ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets you easily create your own 3D pop-up books. Stories of storytellers of any age can make their own stories come to life. Authors can arrange characters and props within a 3D world that can be customized using uploaded artwork or items found in a built-in database of over 10,000 free images and materials.
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