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Blogger

Have students post blogs, journal entries and the like onto their blogger account to sharpen their technology skills, internet navigation skills, and HOW TO USE BLOGGER: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/blogger/index.html

Dropbox

Save anything to your Dropbox, a program saved to your computer and on the internet, and access the files from any computer or mobile phone at anytime for free. Share files with others straight from your desktop or phone by creating a shared folder between the two of you. Anything you store in your Dropbox is saved to the internet, so, even if your Dropbox application is removed from your computer or phone, your documents/pictures/audio/video are still available online. Also, deleted files may be undeleted.

Gliffy

“With Gliffy online diagram software, you can easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more.”

Glogster

Make on-line posters and magazines and embed all sorts of media including video and/or audio.

Google Sites

Create your own web pages for free. Videos walk you through the process step by step.

HotChalk

HotChalk provides a free online learning management system, a robust library of free digital content, and a portal into the today’s educational landscape with innovative articles and the latest news.

ISSUU

An internet magazine that takes pdf documents and puts them into a beautiful magazine format available on the web.

iSpring

Free PowerPoint to Flash converter creates Flash movies from your PowerPoint content keeping its visual parameters and animation effects. Only for PC users.

iTunes and iTunesU

Upload and/or subscribe to podcasts, download applications, etc. iTunesU is material submitted from Universities. No iPod or iPhone needed.

Jing (Screen Capture)

Create video of your computer screen to share with your students. Once the video is recorded, it is immediately available online to whomever is provided the url, without it having to be converted or e-mailed to you. Once you download the program and register, Jing is available to you from your desktop at any time. The free version allows you to record up to 5 minutes of video. Available for Macs and PCs. HOW TO USE JING: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/Jing/index.html WAYS OF USING JING: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/jingInReality/index.html

Museum Box

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. You can add text, images, video and sound to the side of the cubes.

Poll Everywhere

An internet tool to survey students or give them a quiz. Cell phones are used as response systems and a graph appears on the screen as students text their answers. Great alternative if you do not have access to response devices.

Powerpoint

Slideshow of information Powerpoint Basics: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/power1/index.html

Prezi

A powerpoint alternative presentation tool.

ProProfs Quiz Maker

Make quizzes online for your students to take online. These quizzes can be pass or fail, letter graded, or be on a customized grading scale with a maximum score of your choice. They also can be timed. You can embed videos from online and images into your quizzes. Quizzes can include multiple choice, multiple answers, true/false, fill in the blank, and essay questions. Teachers may also include feedback for the students after they have answered questions, An advantage for the teachers is they can see results of the quiz from individual students and the overall stats of a quiz. Questions have the choice to be graded or not graded. Students may also receive certificates if the teachers choose that option. After creating a quiz, it can be shared on facebook, twitter, myspace, your blog, through your e-mail or any even embedded into a site. Simply make an account and start creating.

Quizlet

The best way to study languages, vocabulary, or almost anything.

Remind101

Send students and parents text messages without them seeing your number. Send homework reminders, keep parents informed as to materials due, and many other ideas.

RSS

Find out what is Real Simple Syndication and why and how to use it.

Scribd

Upload documents such as powerpoints, pdfs, etc., that you want shared with your students. You can also “ReadCast” (repost) documents submitted by others to your students or network of people. Students can also download and print these files or get the link for document, embed it, post it on facebook and twitter, or e-mail it. Every post can have comments posted to it if the viewer has an account. Signing in with your Facebook account is also available which allows you to see what friends have posted on Scribd and what they are reading, etc.

Skim

A PDF reader and note-taker for Macs. It is designed to help read and annotate scientific papers in PDF form, but it also great for viewing any PDF file.

Skype

Video/audio chat. HOW TO USE FOR LESSONS: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/skype/index.html

Search Engines

Examples of search engines are google.com, yahoo.com, ask.com, etc. Learn how to optimize your search results.

Second Life

3D evironment PART 1: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/second1/index.html

Smart Boards

HOW TO USE: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/iwb2/index.html

Study Stacks

Flashcards for studying any subject. Matching game, crossword, word search puzzle, hangman, and word scramble also available.

Survey Monkey

Tool for creating surveys. It also organizes all the results in graph form.

Text to Speech Tools

Convert text into spoken word for announcements, students whose first language is not English or the one being used, or simply to give students the option of hearing the content instead of reading it, which is great for audio learners.

Twiducate

Social networking for schools

Twitter

HOW TO GET STARTED IN TWITTER: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/newTwitter/index.html

Voki

Customize an avatar and make it speak. Different languages are available. Avatars can be used to make announcements, hold journal posts, etc.

Webnote

Create notes online so that you can refer to them from any computer and even share them by sending the url of the notes.

Webspiration

This is the web version of Inspiration where you “combine the power of visual thinking and outlining to enhance thinking learning and collaboration.”

Xtranormal

Build avatars and environments and make the avatars speak. Different camera angles can be used along with many other features to make a movie. The ability to use different languages is available. Avatars can be used to make announcements, hold journal posts, etc.

YouTube

View, upload, and download videos about your subject area, for example, lectures and how to videos. Videos can be shared through e-mail and/or linking. ALL ABOUT YOUTUBE: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/youTube/index.html DOWNLOADING FROM YOUTUBE: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/downYouTube/index.html

Zamzar

Convert any type of files and receive e-mail notification when files are converted and ready to be picked up from site.