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Taking Technology to new levels  

June 16 staff development...using free webtools in your world
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2010 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Today's Agenda

8:00-9:00  Overview of Taking Technology to a New Level LibGuide

9:00-11:00  Self-directed exploration and product creation

11:00-12:00  Share!

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-3:00  LibGuides training

3:00-3:30  Create your own LibGuide

3:30-4:00  Share!

Great Games & Activities

  • Harper Collins
    Gives an alphabetical list of book titles and offers a downloadable teaching or reading guide for each book
  • Into the Book
    Interactive game where students learn about the comprehension strategies (Making Connections, Visualizing, Questioning, etc.)
  • Book Pop
    Interactive stories read to the student or student can chose to read the stories themselves
  • Storynory
    Audio stories available for download
  • Electrocity
    Students set up and run a city through a simulation
  • Travelpod
    Interactive game for students to practice their map skills.
  • ABCya!
    Great site that lists all kinds of education games and activities that have been created and/or approved by certified teachers.
  • All My Faves
    Great site that lists an assortment of favorite kid websites
  • Math Playground
    Online videos that help teach a variety of math concepts
  • Spelling City
    Interactive site with games and activities using a teacher list or a pre-set list of words
  • ReadWriteThink
    Great interactive site for organizational tools for language arts instruction
  • Quizlet
    Create and/or share flashcards and quizzes
  • Go Animate!
    Create your own cartoons!

Fostering Creativity

Students can use these free tools to create products and projects for assignments that will allow integration of technology while motivating kids for the fun they are to use....

  • Jam Studio
    Create music and save files--be sure to clikc on the In the Classroom icon for additional information on accounts and saving
  • Odosketch
    Users can "paint" pictures, save images, watch videos of other works of Odosketch are being created
  • Story Bird
    Kids can create their own books online
  • Fodey
    Create news paper clippings from research...or a number of other things on this graphic design web site
  • Glogster
  • Blabberize
    Make a picture talk...
  • Animoto
    Create a quick movie using your pictures and their music! And it is free!

Assessment Tools

Working Well With Others...

PLCs, collaboration with your library friends, department chairs....whoever you need to plan with who might not be where you are when you need to plan..


  • Today's Meet
    Create onine meeting pages that can be available from 2 hours to a year...
  • Doodle
    Scheduling tool...and more
  • iGoogle
    Make your own iGoogle account and see what awaits you!

Odds and Ends


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