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Get F.I.T Workshop: FREE INTERNET TOOLS FOR TEACHERS
Please note that all of these sites are free. Some of these sites are for students, while others are for teachers or/and for personal use. They may not be appropriate for all grade levels. Many of these sites can help to enhance the curriculum directly or indirectly, so if you can't use them at school they are still quite helpful from home or other locations. http://www.scribd.com/upload In general, Web 2.0 recognizes that we have moved from the Web being a place to find information to it being an environment where we can work with others to think, create, collaborate and contribute to our world. These are the 21st century skills that students need. Several of these tools will help students learn these skills. Google Docs will allow you and your students to collaboratively edit documents. Teacher created or student created podcasts and blogs allow students and teachers to communicate with a potentially worldwide audience. Another 21st century skill that our students will need is the ability to be creative and innovative. Online Digital video and digital photo editing tools will allow teachers and students to express their creativity in any curricular area. Check out 21stcenturyskills.org The complete slideshow presentation is at: http://www.slideshare.net/lwernig This document is Scribd (available on the Net) http://www.scribd.com/doc/7721822/Fittools-List Easy to click on links are located on this workshop’s wiki at http://fittools.wikispaces.com
Quick Link List
Animoto - http://animoto.com/ Create your own music videos (free for educators) Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net Free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder BibMe – www.bibme.org. A free easy to use bibliography maker. Comiqs – http://comiqs.com Create comic strips based on their own photos CreateAGraph – http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/ Create five different graphs Del.icio.us – http://del.icio.us/ Online bookmarking (favorites) tool Edublogs – http://edublogs.org/ - Favorite blogging site (no advertisements) Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/ Photo storing site (neat creative tools) Flickr Toys - http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/ Gcast - www.gcast.com Create via phone podcasts to share and store or upload to iTunes Gimp - www.gimp.org Open source program features mimics Adobe’s PhotoShop Google Docs – docs.google.com/ Top Web 2.0 tool allows the user to share and collaborate Hot Potatoes - http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ Create six different kinds of quizzes Jango – www.jango.com create your own radio station online-Music you want to listen to Jing – www.jingproject.com Instantly captures and shares images and video Mindmeister - www.mindmeister.com/ Collaborative mind mapping tool for brainstorming.
Mindomo www.mindomo.com/ Free Web-based online mind mapping software Jumpcut - www.jumpcut.com/ Use online when film editing programs are not available LetterPop – http://letterpop.com/ Create creative newsletters. It’s simple, fun and fast. Math.com – www.math.com Generate hundreds of printable free math (K12) worksheets Meebo www.meebo.com/ Access IM from anywhere with no download Ning – www.ning.com/ Start a social network for your class Pandora – www.pandora.com Personalize your internet radio service Picnik www.picnik.com/ Edit all your photos online, from one easy place PodsafeAudio – www.podsafeaudio.com/ Audio you can legitimately use Polldaddy – www.polldaddy.com Create your own poll or survey Qipit – www.qipit.com take a picture of your notes with your phone or camera and qipit will scan it. Quizlet – http://quizlet.com/ Fast way to memorize vocabulary lists Read, Write, Think - www.readwritethink.org Student Materials to support literacy (K12) Remember the Milk – www.rememberthemilk.com Manages your tasks and receive reminders Rubistar – http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php Generate your own rubrics Rubrics4teachers – www.rubrics4teacher.com Ready made and do-it-yourself rubric generator Skype – www.skype.com Computer to computer plus telephone calls for free Slideshare - www.slideshare.net/ Best place to share slideshows Surveymonkey - www.surveymonkey.com Create custom surveys and view results quickly Teachertube – www.teachertube.com Online video sharing site for educators and students Teachnology - http://teach-nology.com Free and easy to use resource portal for teachers VideoConverter – www.youconvertit.com Converts you tube videos to downloadable versions Videos for Math - www.math-videos-online.com/ - large collection of free animated math videos Virtual Mathematics - http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/index.html A variety of interactive manipulatives and concept tutorials for every grade level Voicethread – www.voicethread.com Group conversations around images, docs, and video Voicethread Experience: http://digitallyspeaking.pbwiki.com/Voicethread Wikispaces – www.wikispaces.com/ Best Wiki site for educators. No Ads! Wordle –www.wordle.net A fun tool that generates word clouds from your text Zamzar - www.zamzar.com/ Free online file conversion that will convert videos for offline viewing, converts PDF to word, lots of other file conversions (works for YouTube videos) Zoomerang – www.zoomerang.com Another online survey tool. This one includes templates Special Features: Maps across the Curriculum Google Maps is a free and easy online tool to incorporate math, visual arts, social studies, science, reading, and writing. It is web-based, and easy to use. Here are some helpful links: • Google Maps • Google Maps Overview/Tutorial • Classroom Example of Google Maps in Action - Oral Histories • 100 Things to do with Google Maps • http://earthquakes.tafoni.net Podcasts Podcasting is, at its most basic form, the sharing of digital audio files. A podcast is usually an audio
commentary designed to share information. They are generally stored online in an mp3 format online. Listeners download the mp3 and listen to it either on their computer, or on a portable mp3 player or iPod. You need a microphone to record. We used Audacity (free) for the software program to record student podcasts and a place like Gcast (free, no ads) to host your podcasts. You'll find tons of podcasts at Odeo and in the iTunes education area. Here's a great blog you may want to check out: Podcasting in the classroom. You can also visit the iTunes podcast library and do a search for Miscoe Tech. You will find at least thirty podcasts created by our students. Blogs Blogging is becoming a way for students to develop reading skills, critical thinking and writing in a way to attract, sustain and connect with audiences. Blogs are used by educators throughout the world. Blogs can provide teachers and students with a wealth of information about endless topics. Blogs are a tool that you can use to increase communication with parents, students, fellow teachers and others. Also, using a blog allows you to determine when you will update your information without going through a webmaster. You can update from any computer. Learn more about blogs at: http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs Get some ideas by taking a look at some blogging sites: • Math Blog: http://www.math-videos-online.com/free-math-videos-online-blog.html • A Science Teacher Blog: http://msfrizzle.blogspot.com/ • English Teacher Blog: http://bgenglish.blogspot.com/2008/01/short-story-blog-assignmentcomment.html Wikis A Wiki can be thought of as a combination of a Web site and a Word document. At its simplest, it can be read just like any other web site, with no access privileges necessary, but its real power lies in the fact that you can have groups collaboratively work on the content of the site using nothing but a standard web browser. To learn more about wikis, watch this video and check out a few classroom samples: • Baker’s Biology Class • Civil War Poetry Class • 5th grade project • Spanish teacher wiki Check out other ways to use Wikis in the classroom. Find the easy to click on links from this page by going to the workshop’s wiki at http://fittools.wikispaces.com
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