This page is for new finds that have not made it into the wiki.



IDroo
This is an online collaborative IWB that interfaces with Skype that is free to educators. "Everything you draw or write is visible to all participants in real time. Share ideas just like you were in the same room. There are multiple drawing and writing tools in IDroo. You can quickly place a premade geometrical shape on the screen and add text to it, or you can easily draw any custom path or shape to explain your idea. You can use pictures to illustrate your ideas. You can load images from a disk, paste them from the clipboard, or drag-and-drop directly into the IDroo window.There is also a professional math typing tool built in.

You can use pictures to illustrate your ideas. You can load images from a disk, paste them from the clipboard, or drag-and-drop directly into the IDroo window. A download is required and if used with Skype, you'll need the most up-to-date version.

Review in iLearn Technollgy bog at http://ilearntechnology.com/?tag=idroo


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All sorts of downloadables on all subjects -- too much to describe -- TAKE A LOOK!



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Interactive rhythm and music activities for math, science, and language arts -- some online and others for purchase & downloading. This is a super website & these activities will be great on an interactive whiteboard. SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND PLAY WITH THE FRACTION PIE GAME. Set it to water for a extra laughs!! ~~





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Videos of 4 cartoon characters (who the students will get to know) introducing and reviewing math and science concepts -- here's their story:


Mia loved to build websites. With the help of her friend Sam, a zany artist, she had put together some stunning sites. So when Zoe came to her with a special request, she wasn't surprised. Zoe was a born entrepreneur, especially when it came to promoting her music. Online one night, Zoe stumbled upon one of Mia and Sam's sites, a geometry help-center. Using the site, Zoe's homework was a breeze. She decided to approach Mia and Sam. Why not build a bigger, better site that all kids could use for homework help? Zoe could even lay down some tracks to make homework rock!


Mia instantly said yes. There was only one thing missing: a face-man to spread the word. Zoe knew just the guy. Captain of the soccer team and student body president, her friend RJ knew just about everyone. A competitor and team player, RJ saw the site as a slam dunk! The four talents came together, and their site was born. A new site where kids could help kids, teaching and learning from one another - all laid down to a killer beat!

The person in Edmodo who recommended this collection said she always uses these Scholastic resources to introduce topics and the kids think they're fabulous. Enjoy


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Create flippable eZines that will display on mobile devices or traditional computers.

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Studyladder is a highly effective, logically organised, Mathematics and Literacy program. It has been developed by experienced educators to inspire and motivate learning. It is suitable for Primary and Junior High School students and is very easy to use - students simply login with a username and password to access all the learning materials.

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How-to videos arragned under these categories
  • ELT/ESL
  • ICT -- online surveys & quizes, SMART NOtebook software, backchannels, Skype, Second Life, using Flash .......
  • for students
  • other languages
  • about making videos

Here's the link to the video tour of his website: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/tour/index.html


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This comes under the heading of using assessment to guide instruction.

"ASSISTments is a non-profit research project used by hundred of teachers. ASSISTments is a free web-based platform, hosted by WPI, that allows teachers to write individual ASSISTments (composed of questions and associated hints, solutions, web-based videos, etc). The word “ASSISTment” blends tutoring “assistance” with “assessment” reporting to teachers. It supports all subjects (i.e.,Math, English, etc.). More than a tutoring system, this is an "eco-system" of researchers, schools, parents, funders, and state partners, working together to help students. Each of the partners gets something out of it and each contributes something.

Most of the information is in the Teacher Wiki.







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Links to 'books' (many of which seem to be websites) that are very nicely organised by subject/content area. When you choose a topic from the main menu, it opens a submenu with a little more detail describing the kind of information to be found there.

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This is a collection of interactive math manipulatives that would look super on an interactive whiteboard. It prompts students through word problems in each skill set. Students can select a tracking option and print a certificate of completion once mastery has been achieved.

~ Found in iLearn Technology






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"The guiding mission behind MyScienceBox is that teachers should have free access to the best hands-on, classroom tested, science lessons. At MyScienceBox you find will curriculum units that have developed and tested in the author's middle school classroom as well as teaching boxes and individual lessons created by other teachers. The teaching boxes you'll find at My Science Box hopefully provide you with everything you need to teach a unit: lesson plans, assessments, field trip planning materials, resources and tips.Create a printable version of any lesson plan or even a whole teaching box by clicking the "printer friendly version" button at the bottom of any page."

You can downloaded lessons under a Creative Commons license or create an account to add material. The focus is on Southern California, but it would not be too difficult to modify for your own local area.


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"TenMarks is the only online math program that helps kids refresh, learn, and master math concepts-in their own time, at their own pace. Each student receives a personalized program to help them master the concepts quickly. TenMarks provides teachers free access to all TenMarks videos covering lessons and specialized programs across all grades. TenMarks has created hundreds of engaging videos to help students understand math concepts. "


Does this come from the same people who do Worlde? It's called Chartle: "Chartle.net tears down the complexity of online visualizations - offers simplicity, ubiquity and interactivity instead. "


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Caveats
  • As with Worlde, once it's saved to a Gallery, it's done, and can't be edited again.
  • The Gallery is not easily searchable --- so -- select and always use the same prefix AND copy and save the URL for the finished product.




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This website has everything you might ever want to know about digital scrapbooking from the basics and interesting examples to how to make comics using PowerPoint.
This is definitely worth a look.
I've taken some links from their page to get you started.

Process: Creating Escrapbooks

Much of the fun and learning that comes from escrapbooking occurs during the process of questioning, inquiry, exploration, organization, and creation. Before jumping into a project, spend some time thinking about your own thinking. Is this project for learning and/or fun?
Use the following steps to complete your project:



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Exploratree is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups too. They provide helpful video tutorials as well.
With Exploratree you can:
  • Use our ready-made thinking guides
  • Change the guides to suit projects
  • Use them as collaborative planners
  • Make a new thinking guide from scratch
  • Use it to set class projects
  • Print them out (they can go as big as A0)
  • Change and customise thinking guides, you can add or change text, shapes, images etc.
  • As a teacher, you can set up the sequence that you want the thinking guide to be revealed in, so that you can stage the thinking activity
  • You can fill in a thinking guide and complete your project on the website
  • You can present your project
  • You can send your thinking guide to a whole group of people
  • You can submit a thinking guide for comments, so it can't be edited but just reviewed
  • Work in groups on the same thinking guide



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"We want to imagine that there are things to do on the Internet, and we want to do them.We believe on the Internet made by people, because of it we want to give them tools to change it. Touch, break, shake Internet.And generate unpredictable new realities."
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I'm not going to say much here -- but please do take some time to explore!!

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This tool recreates an image using words as the paintbrush. It would be a good exploration of imagery and written text – perhaps a short poem created over series of lessons with a bold or distinctive image as a starting point. The textorized image is a final blend of text and imagery.

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This is online version allows you to upload an image, add text and then the image is recreated using the writing.If you use the online version, you'll want a screen-capture tool, to save the artwork.


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This is an interesting website -- though not for kids to use unless you have a pop-up blocker for the Zoosk ad which advertises hot dates and online flirting. They list recommended tools from all over the internet.

"For the past two years, Go2web20 has been one of the biggest web2.0 directories out there. We built this application to enable people to stay up to date with all the new & hot services that are born daily into the web. In many cases, Go2web20 has been the first to report the existence of a new application. Today Go2web20 includes over 3,000 services and more are uploaded everyday. We also make sure to disable services that are no longer working and by doing this we ensure a more useful and enjoyable experience when performing a search. We believe that this is a natural behavior and logical progress - not all the services that you see here will live forever, but they'll serve you for as long as they live."

Here, for example, is their collection of tools that might interest the e-teaching community. On the website, each box is linked and it looks like there are lots of interesting possibilities. This service is free, but I don't think that all the links in this directory will be. The blog looks pretty informative as well.



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Meet Aviary -- the free online solution for image and audio editing. This is a much more complex tool than Picnik, but the online audio editor looks very cool and if you have students who know how to use Photoshop, they'll be able to walk you through all the image editing functions fairly quickly. Unlike Picnik, which prevents free users from accessing some of the most interesting functions, Aviary's free access will let you do everything except save project files to your desktop and apparently it puts a watermark on images you create. The Pro subscription is only $25 per year, and there is educational pricing for students and educators!
A great project might be for students to develop a "student to student" or even "student to teacher" tutorial videos and make them available online to share with the educational community.
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I'm not much of a visual person (yet!), but I do quite a bit of sound editing. What intrigues me most is the audio editor. The help video can get even a beginner started. I presume that you can upload your own audio files. My students are keen to do audio editing of their own band's songs, but Indaba will not run on our oh-so-ancient version of Internet Explorer (IE6!!!) I hope that when I take this into school the kids will be able to make it work there. Then they can create and esit original music for their video projects which will be very cool.
























VISUALBLOOMS is a wiki where a group of Australian teachers are opening a conversation about how to incorporate 21st century tools into Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. Initially posted in DigiGogy , the image has become a focal point for some debate (e.g. "Why this Doesn't Work" in Bionic Teaching). The main argument seems to be a sort of educational version of the 'chicken and the egg' conundrum: do we place a tool in a specific level because its application is inherent in the tool itself or do tools lend themselves to a variety of levels depending on the use we make of them?
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Tom Woodward (Bionic guy from above) worked on an interactive version that links tools to a variety of cognitive levels and multiple intelligences.
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The Virtual Museum of Canada celebrates the stories and treasures that have come to define Canada over the centuries. Here you will find innovative multimedia content that educates, inspires and fascinates! The VMC harnesses the power of the Internet to bring Canada's rich and diverse heritage into our homes, schools and places of work. This revolutionary medium allows for perspectives and interpretations that are both original and revealing.They have linked museums (historical and scientific) all over the country and made it possible to create and share lessons with archived material right on their site. You can also start a blog or a wiki.

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Teachers: Login to create and share lesson plans using copyright protected museum content, in an online space, that is secure, private and interactive.
Students: First time here? Register to create an account and then use your token number to join your online class. Remember, the space is moderated.

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There's also an interesting 'course' wiki from 2008 about using museums in teaching that might provide some ideas.

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