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Title: The Right Tool For The Right Job!


1
The Right Tool For The Right Job!
Presented by
  • Vicky Selznick and Robin Screen
  • Lowery F.C. Ford M.S.
  • vicky_selznick_at_allenisd.org
    robin_screen_at_allenisd.org
  • 972-396-6975, x1105
    972-727-0590. x1710

2
IMAGES
  • www.creativecommons.org
  • www.flickr.com
  • http//photopeach.com
  • http//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki
  • www.google.com/imghp
  • www.freedigitalphotos.net
  • www.pixelperfectdigital.com

3
IMAGE EDIT ENHANCEMENT
  • www.imagechef.com
  • Customize and create images,
  • banners, animated posters,
  • and much more!
  • www.irfanview.net
  • A freeware image viewer for
  • Microsoft Windows that can
  • view, edit, and convert image files
  • and play video/audio formats.

4
IMAGE EDIT ENHANCEMENT (cont.)
  • www.loonapix.com
  • Make funny photos with many photo effects online

    or add frames to your photos. Make
    funny and unique
    pictures!
  • http//www.photofunia.com
  • Online photo editing tool that identifies the
    face in the photo and let's you add cool photo
    effects and create funny face photo montages.
  • Similar Sites
  • http//www.similarsites.com/sites-like/photof
    unia.com

5
IMAGE EDIT ENHANCEMENT (cont.)
  • www.picnik.com
  • Editing tools for you to tweak your photos,
  • then get creative with many effects, fonts,
  • shapes, and frames. It's fast, easy, and
    fun.
  • www.piclits.com
  • A creative writing site that
  • matches beautiful images
  • with carefully selected
  • keywords in order to
  • inspire you.

6
AUDIO
  • www.ccmixter.org
  • www.freesound.org
  • www.freeplaymusic.com
  • www.archive.org/details/opensource_audio
  • example ALLen Reads, Hound of the
    Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan
    Doyle www.archive.org/details/hound_baskervilles_
    librivox
  • http//filmsound.org/sound-effects/libraries.htm

7
AUDIO EDIT ENHANCEMENT (cont.)
  • Audacity (PC)
  • http//audacity.sourceforge.net
  • Audio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing
  • audio. Site includes help, downloads, and
  • developer information.
  • Garage Band (Mac)
  • www.garageband.com
  • A software application that allows users to
    create music or podcasts. It is developed by
    Apple Inc.

8
AUDIO EDIT ENHANCEMENT (cont.)
  • www.voicethread.com
  • Web-based communications network for K-12
    students and educators that transforms media into
    collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text
    commenting.
  • www.vocaroo.com
  • Voice recorder and simple service for posting
  • on sites and sending voice messages via email.
  • www.blabberize.com
  • Animate photos and turn them into talking heads.
  • www.audiopal.com
  • Make a free mp3 audio player and embed audio on
    websites.

9
MAKING MOVIES
  • Free Applications From Microsoft
  • Photo Story 3 (PC) www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/usi
    ng/digitalphotography/PhotoStory/default.mspx
  • Movie Maker (PC) www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downl
    oads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx
  • Free Application From Apple
  • iMovie (Mac) www.apple.com
  • Free Application From Discovery for Educators
  • Animoto www.animoto.com

10
FILE CONVERSION SHARING
  • www.zamzar.com
  • Online file conversion, covering a wide range of
    different image, document, music, video and
    compression formats. Free for files up to 100MB.
  • www.formatoz.com
  • (format factory)
  • Multifunctional media converter.

11
BLOGS AND WIKIS
  • http//edublogs.org
  • http//pbworks.com
  • http//mediamoguls.pbworks.com
  • www.wikispaces.com
  • https//allenreads.wikispaces.com
  • http//fordlibrary.wikispaces.com

12
BLOGS AND WIKIS (cont.)
  • Differences between are explained at this link
  • http//wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_differences
    _between_a_blog_and_a_wiki
  • Basically, a blog is similar to an
    online journal. It is updated
    daily or
    weekly or whenever the
    author desires. A wiki is
    a platform that is meant for
    anyone to update in real time.

13
SITE ENHANCEMENT
  • www.wallwisher.com or http//wiffiti.com
  • Online notice board makers wiffiti can create
    interactive displays that move as an animated
    cloud.
  • www.shelfari.com
  • Build virtual bookshelves, discover, rate and
    discuss books, and participate in online groups.

14
SITE ENHANCEMENT (cont.)
  • www.imagechef.com
  • Customize and create images, banners, animated
  • posters, and more!
  • www.scribd.com
  • Document-sharing website which allows users to
    post documents of various formats, and embed
    them into a web page using its iPaper format.

15
SITE ENHANCEMENT (cont.)
  • www.magtoo.com
  • Create free image presentations known as
  • MagShows, to display on blogs or
  • on other social networking sites.
  • www.sketchcast.com
  • Draw (and record) sketches online and (if
    desired) accompany them with your voice
    instructions.
  • http//edu.glogster.com
  • Poster yourself - Make your interactive poster
    easily and share it with friends. Mix images,
    text, music and video.

16
SITE ENHANCEMENT (cont.)
  • www.doink.com
  • Easily create flash-style animations!
  • www.voki.com
  • Voki is a fun tool that allows you to create your
    own personal avatar and give it a voice (record
    your own or use the text-to-speech function!)
  • www.coveritlive.com
  • CoveritLive.com is a web based Live Blogging tool
    that allows you to broadcast live commentary to
    your readers.

17
SITE ENHANCEMENT (cont.)
  • www.wix.com
  • Create a free website and use Wix free websites
    builder to design stunning Flash website designs
    with drag and drop. Search engine friendly.
  • www.edmodo.com
  • Free private communication platform for schools,
    connecting students, teachers, parents in an
    interactive community setting.

18
OTHER COOL TOOLS SITES
  • www.wordsift.com or www.tagxedo.com or
    www.wordle.net
  • Turn phrases, famous speeches, news articles,
    slogans and themes into visually spectacular word
    clouds! These sites help teachers manage the
    demands of vocabulary and academic language in
    their text materials.

19
COOL TOOLS SITES (cont.)
  • http//www.thinkfinity.org
  • Verizon Thinkfinity offers comprehensive teaching
    and learning resources created by our content
    partners the most respected organizations in
    each academic subject and literacy. The
    easy-to-navigate K-12 resources are
    grade-specific and are aligned with state
    standards.
  • www.discoveryeducation.com
  • Free elementary and secondary teacher resources,
    including Puzzlemaker, student games and
    activities, and lesson plans. Streaming video
    available through a subscription plan.

20
COOL TOOLS SITES (cont.)
  • www.googlelittrips.org
  • This site is an experiment in teaching great
    literature in a very different way. Using Google
    Earth, students discover where in the world the
    greatest road trip stories of all time
  • took place... and so much more!
  • http//earth.google.com/outreach/index.html
  • Google Earth Outreach gives non-profits and
    public benefit organizations the knowledge and
    resources they need to visualize their cause and
    tell their story in Google Earth Maps to the
    hundreds of millions of people who use them.

21
COOL TOOLS SITES (cont.)
  • www.docs.google.com
  • Create and edit web-based documents,
    spreadsheets, and presentations. Store documents
    online and access them from any computer.
    Great site to use for group collaboration by
    students and educators!
  • A few examples
  • 1. Google calendar
  • 2. Google forms
  • 3. Google translator
  • 4. Google e-mail (g-mail)

22
COOL TOOLS SITES (cont.)
  • www.polleverywhere.com
  • Inexpensive Audience Response System that uses
    audience mobile phones or the web. Features live,
    animated charts in PowerPoint and on the web.
  • www.surveymonkey.com
  • A tool to create and publish custom surveys in
    minutes,
  • and then view results graphically and in real
    time.
  • www.online-stopwatch.com
  • A Free flash online stopwatch, quick easy to use
    stopwatch! also an online countdown!
  • www.statcounter.com
  • A free yet reliable invisible web tracker, highly
    configurable hit counter and real-time detailed
    web stats.

23
COOL TOOLS SITES (cont.)
  • www.timetoast.com or www.dipity.com
  • Create timelines for free that you can add to
    your blog or website and share with the world.
  • www.bubbl.us
  • Simple and free web application that lets you
    brainstorm online. Create colorful mind maps
    online share and embed!
  • www.bibme.org
  • Auto-fill generator creates MLA, APA, and other
    format citations from URLs, ISBNs and a vast
    array of other sources!

24
COOL TOOLS SITES (cont.)
  • www.storybird.com
  • Creative storytelling create, publish, share
  • your work!
  • http//www.lulu.com
  • Publish and sell print-on-demand books and
    e-books, online music and images, custom
    calendars and books. Free self-publishing.
  • www.letterpop.com
  • Create eye-popping newsletters, actionable
    presentations, irresistible invitations,
    beautiful product features, sizzling event
    summaries, and more!

25
COOL TOOLS SITES (cont.)
  • http//www.4teachers.org
  • Integrate technology into your classroom by
    offering online tools and resources. This site
    helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web
    lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom
    calendars. There are also tools for student use.
  • http//rubistar.4teachers.org
  • Tool from the 4teachers site to help teachers
    create rubrics or use ready-made templates from
    the site.
  • www.teachervision.fen.com
  • Find Ready-to-print graphic organizers, forms,
    student handouts, worksheets, and more!

26
COOL TOOLS SITES (cont.)
  • www.slideboom.com
  • Upload and Share PowerPoint presentations, while
    preserving the original quality so there is no
    need to worry about output audio-visual elements
    and animation effects. It is widely used for
    converting PowerPoint presentations to Flash and
    sharing them.
  • www.pptheaven.mvps.org
  • Presentation entertainment portal for PowerPoint
    animations, games, artworks, showcases, animation
    templates and tutorials.
  • www.prezi.com
  • A cloud-based presentation editor.

27
COOL TOOLS SITES (cont.)
  • www.teachertube.com
  • Teacher Tube provides an online community for
    sharing instructional teacher videos. Upload your
    lesson plan videos or watch student movies.
  • www.schooltube.com
  • School Tube provides students and educators a
    safe, world class, and FREE media sharing website
    that is nationally endorsed by premier education
    associations .
  • www.artsonia.com
  • Student art gallery showcasing art projects from
    schools around the world. Teachers grades K-12
    display their class art projects in the worlds
    largest museum.

28
COOL TOOLS SITES (cont.)
  • www.spellingcity.com
  • Input spelling lists for your students to use for
    free spelling help. Extra service for a cost
    of50.00 per year, can track progress of up to 30
    students.
  • www.wordtalks.com
  • Free plug-in developed for use with all versions
    of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 upwards), which
    can help people with reading and writing
    difficulties.
  • www.grabbabeast.com
  • Browse, share, rate or create your own beast
    online.

29
COOL TOOLS SITES (cont.)
  • Online Bookmarks
  • www.laterthis.com or http//delicious.com
  • Bookmarking sites to save and manage all the
    links you'd like to have a second look at, but
    don't have time for now.
  • QR CodesNot Your Grandmas barcodes any more
  • http//zxing.appspot.com/generator
  • QR code decoder (Zebra Crossing)
  • http//zxing.org/w/decoder.jspx
  • QR code decoder (Zebra Crossing)

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