Saturday, July 28, 2007

Digital Storytelling

Digital Storybooks

Use multimedia software to make digital story books. This instructional strategy helps with learner motivation and affect, a constructivist approach, it gives the learner ownership, there is an emotional connection that supports deep learning, and it gives an authentic voice to the learner. It is also a wonderful support for the student electronic portfolio. Learn how to use the computer and a variety of software to create multimedia rich story content.

As usual, here are the links I used in the professional development training for July 20th, 2007. I broke them down by area so they would be useful for you to use. You will find additional resources in the BlackBoard course under External Links. I did not see the need to post them twice. :-)

For online part of course go to http://bb.ucboces.org/



NCLB and Reading: http://www.ed.gov/nclb/methods/reading/reading.html#2

21st Century Literacy Skills Required to Survive - http://www.metiri.com/features.html

A history of Digital Storytelling - http://www.storycenter.org/movies/

StoryBoards - http://www.techteachers.com/digstory/storyboards.htm

http://students.ed.uiuc.edu/sbuikema/490TER/final-pres/slide01.htm -
Indiana - The MASS (Math And Science Storybooks) Media Project
 Example of great book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1570916004/qid=1087627075/sr=1-9/ref=sr_1_9/103-4496627-7219829?v=glance&s=books

Other Books:

Fractals, Googols and Other Mathematical Tales by Theoni Pappas Â

The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat: The Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas

The Greedy Triangle (Brainy Day Books) by Marilyn Burns, Gordon Silveria

The Grapes of Math: Mind Stretching Math Riddles by Greg Tang, Harry Briggs

Math-Terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving by Greg Tang, Greg Paprocki

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland: A Math Adventure

Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone: A Math Adventure

Riddle-Iculous Math by Joan Holub, et al

The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, et al

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All by Marilyn Burns, Debbie Tilley

Math Curse by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith

A Remainder of One by Elinor J. Pinczes, Bonnie MacKain

The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan, Patricia Reid Baquero

Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Masaichiro Anno, Mitsumasa Anno

Mathematickles! by Betsy Franco, Steven Salerno

Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander, et al

The Best Of Times by Greg Tang, Harry Briggs

Math Appeal by Greg Tang, Harry Briggs

Articles:
http://www.edutopia.org/power-digital-storytelling-classroom
http://www.edutopia.org/how-use-digital-storytelling-your-classroom
http://www.edutopia.org/preserving-indigenous-traditions-through-storytelling
http://www.edutopia.org/students-find-their-voices-through-multimedia
http://www.edutopia.org/documentaries-power-image
http://www.edutopia.org/favorite-web-sites-educators

Blogs on Digital Storybooks:
http://mrfowler.wordpress.com/2007/05/05/digital-storybooks/
http://speedofcreativity.org/
http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
http://orangeandblueflutterby.blogspot.com/2007/01/digital-storytelling-through-creating.html
http://cogdogblog.com/2007/07/23/50-ways/



Lessons:
http://www.teachingteachers.com/story.htm
http://home.pacbell.net/smills14/french%20rev%20storybooks.htm
http://my-ecoach.com/online/teacherguide.php?projectid=8290
http://www.pc.maricopa.edu/art/dstory/
http://www.storycenter.org/whatis.html
http://www.digitales.us/gallery/gallery_living_memories.php
http://www.wantsweb.net/myweb3/item2.htm
http://www.coe.uh.edu/digital-storytelling/
http://electronicportfolios.com/digistory/index.html
http://www.inms.umn.edu/elements/
http://its.ksbe.edu/dst/
http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/DigitalStory/dstindex.htm
http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7021.pdf
http://www.infotoday.com/mmschools/jan02/banaszewski.htm
http://www.umass.edu/wmwp/DigitalStorytelling/Lesson%20Plans%20for%20Digital%20Storytelling.htm
http://www-writing.berkeley.edu/digitalstory/
http://oit.williams.edu/itech/digitalstorytelling/
http://www.pbs.org/30secondcandidate/tricks_of_the_trade/
http://www.lubbockisd.org/sfirenza/storytelling/
http://muweb.millersville.edu/~ugrr/digitalstory/resourcelist.htm


Samples
http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/movie/fire.html
http://www.infotoday.com/mmschools/jan02/digitalplace.mov
http://www.storycenter.org/momquicktime.html
http://www.streetside.org/stories/tech-tales/2006-07/monicaJ.htm
http://www.streetside.org/stories/tech-tales/2006-07/benH.htm
http://www.streetside.org/stories/digital-stories.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/capturewales/
http://www.acmi.net.au/digitalstorytelling.aspx
http://www.takebackthetech.net/actions/storytelling.htm Rama
http://www.storymapping.org/placemeant.html
http://www.davarts.org/art_storiesB.html
http://www.digitales.us/story_details.php?story_id=78
http://www.digitales.us/story_details.php?story_id=86
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/sets/72157600971409576/
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/Wodunne/23012
http://plaza.ufl.edu/adbush/flutterbyadb.htm
http://www.animationxpress.com/index.php?file=slideshow1&slideno123=118
http://electronicportfolios.com/digistory/index.html
http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/learnshops/digital/examples.php
http://members.shaw.ca/dbrear/Digital_Storytelling%231E1B7E.pdf
http://www.techteachers.com/digstory/examples.htm
http://www.mesquiteisd.org/imovie/monarchbutterfly.htm
http://www.bornmagazine.org/projects/blank_missives/
http://www.storycenter.org/memvoice/pages/cookbook.html
http://www.coe.uh.edu/digitalstorytelling/2007/


Online Tools/Resources:
http://www.storyarts.org/
http://www.mycomicbookcreator.com/
http://www.myplanetwide.com/
http://www.flickr.com/
http://scratch.mit.edu/
http://tech-head.com/dstory.htm
http://www.umass.edu/wmwp/DigitalStorytelling/Digital%20Storytelling%20Main%20Page.htm\
http://www.dsaweb.org/
http://story.e2bn.net/
http://www.niles-hs.k12.il.us/joebre/story.htm
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=CustomizeTemplate&bank_rubric_id=38§ion_id=3
http://www.freefoto.com/browse.jsp?id=99-16-0
http://www.pics4learning.com/
http://www.storycenter.org/canada/index.html
http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/
http://www.techteachers.com/digitalstorytelling.htm
http://www.bornmagazine.org/mother.html
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/americanphotography/index.html
http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools
http://www.gnomz.com/ - French
http://www.quicktoons.com/
http://www.wittycomics.com/
http://www.mainada.net/comics/
http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools - Ultimate in resources
http://www.wittycomics.com/make-comic.php
http://app.tabblo.com/studio/ - cube
http://www.gcnet.net/Newsletter_1.htm
http://www.pbs.org/circleofstories/index.html
http://www.groups.edna.edu.au/course/view.php?id=107
http://www.slideshare.net/
http://www.digitalstoryteller.org/
http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/


Tutorials:
http://www.photobus.co.uk/dstory_pages/find.html
http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/techplan/page5897.cfm
http://millie.furman.edu/mll/tutorials/photostory3/index.htm
http://members.shaw.ca/dbrear/Digital_Storytelling%231E1B7E.pdf
http://electronicportfolios.org/digistory/howto.html
http://www.atomiclearning.com/digital_story

Are they a Scam???

We have all heard of the 100.00 laptops for third world children. However, what about the inequalities in the US regarding technology from district to district, state to state?

Are these a scam?

$150.00 USD laptop from http://www.medisoncelebrity.com/product.html
$175.00 USD laptop from http://laptop.org/
$200.00 USD laptop from http://www.intel.com/intel/worldahead/classmatepc/ or http://www.classmatepc.com/

Consumer beware - I have not tied any of these, but am interested in hearing from anyone who may have.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Free Audio Tools

Audio Tools:

Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
AudioShell - http://www.softpointer.com/AudioShell.htm
BeSweet - http://dspguru.doom9.net/
CDex - http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
dBpowerAMP Music Converter - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm
EAC - http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
Encounter 2003 - http://www.waschbusch.com/
GermaniXEncoder - http://www.germanixsoft.de/
K-MP3 - http://www.katarncorp.com/
KraMixer - http://www.kramware.com/
MP3 Book Helper - http://mp3bookhelper.sourceforge.net/
MP3 Tag - http://www.mp3tag.de/
Mp3 Tag Tools - http://massid3lib.sourceforge.net/
mp3DirectCut - http://www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/~pesch/
MP3Gain - http://www.geocities.com/mp3gain/
mp3Trim - http://www.logiccell.com/~mp3trim/
MusicBrainz - http://musicbrainz.org/
Rarewares - http://rarewares.hydrogenaudio.org/
SoundEngine Free - http://www.cycleof5th.com/en/index.htm
TagScanner - http://xdev.narod.ru/tagscan_e.htm
The GodFather - http://users.otenet.gr/~jtcliper/tgf/
TigoTago - http://www.tigotago.com/

Popular Browsers

Web browsers:

Firefox - http://www.getfirefox.com
K-Meleon - http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
Mozilla - http://www.mozilla.org/
Netscape - http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/default.jsp
Opera - http://www.opera.com

Freeware: Anti-Virus and Anti Spyware

Here are some of the items we disucssed in the face-to-face class.

Anti-Virus:
a-squared - http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/
AntiVir - http://www.free-av.com/
Avast - http://www.avast.com/i_idt_1018.html
AVG - http://free.grisoft.com/
BitDefender - http://www.bitdefender.com
ClamWin - http://www.clamwin.com/

Anti Spyware:
Ad-aware - http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/
Bazooka - http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html
Hijackthis - http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
SpyBot Search & Destroy - http://spybot.safer-networking.de/
SpywareBlaster - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
SpywareGuard - http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html
WinPatrol - http://www.winpatrol.com/

Pop-up Blockers:
Google Toolbar - http://www.google.com/
NoAds - http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/
PopUp Stopper - http://www.panicware.com/product_psfree.html
Privoxy - http://www.privoxy.org/
Proxomitron - http://www.proxomitron.info/

Karen

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To DO List

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Afternoon session of Day Three

Classroom tools to make literacy fun:

http://www.fodey.com/generators/animated/talking_squirrel.asp

http://www.formsite.com/

http://citebite.com/

http://web.splashcast.net/

http://www.mynoteit.com/

http://www.slidestory.com/

http://www.wittycomics.com/make-comic.php

http://sketchfu.com/

http://www.gizmoz.com/

http://www.kayuda.com/

https://beta.yodio.com/

http://www.bookhive.org/

http://writer.zoho.com/jsp/home.jsp?targetURL=%2FHome.do

http://www.digitalstoryteller.org/

http://adavis.pbwiki.com/

http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/wikiideas1.cfm

Making finding resources easy:

http://www.advancedsearchbar.com/index.html

http://www.quintura.com/

http://www.openlibrary.org/

http://scintilla.nature.com/

http://www.chatmaker.net/

http://www.kosmix.com/

http://www.zotero.org/

Other Resources:

http://www.google.com/educators/index.html

http://www.graffiticreator.net/index.htm

http://teachers.yahoo.com/sneak_peek

http://openacademic.org/

http://app.tabblo.com/studio/

http://showmedo.com/

http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100K

http://onlinesapiens.com/blog/2007/05/10/using-delicious-for-education/

http://kevan.org/extispicious

http://popurls.com/

http://9.yahoo.com/

http://www.nextvista.org/

http://janeknight.typepad.com/pick/

http://www.domystuff.com/home

Integrating Comprehension Strategies and Technology

Okay - today is day three of this professional development class. We will be looking at educational blogs and how to use them in the classroom to assist learning. We will also be looking at web 2.0 resources for the classroom that will support literacy.

Blogs for Copywrite:

http://www.copywritingmaven.com/ - A copywriter shares tips, techniques, reviews & cranky commentary

http://www.copyblogger.com/ - Online Tips for Marketing Success

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/ - Daily Writing Tips

http://writing.vjad.net/ - A Guide to Writing

http://www.words2content.com/ - Deals with writing for an audience - Dealing on what content writing and search marketing mean for small website owners. Sans unnecessary hype, readers will find lucid, easy-to-understand practical tips and articles, and honest appraisal of issues to make their websites succeed.

http://pedagogy.cwrl.utexas.edu/
- This is a blog about pedagogy and English studies. It is a space to share resources, stories, successes, and failures.

http://180english.blogspot.com/ - Provocative Resources and (really) Helpful Tips for English Teachers

http://lecturecomprehensionsum07.blogspot.com/ - Welcome to my Blog - Here you can keep up with daily class assignments, check classmates blogs, and find tips for improving your listening!

http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/ - David Warlick

http://www.speedofcreativity.org/ - Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Wesley Fryer

http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/
- The belief that teaching is a noble calling

http://middle-school-teacher.blogspot.com/
- Musings of a Middle School Teacher.

http://medagogy.edublogs.org/ - Medagogy

http://thedailyenglishshow.blogspot.com/ - An internet show for learners of English.

http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/ - Information Literacy

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Advanced SmartBoard

Advanced SmartBoard

Use the newest version of the SmartBoard software for the PC, and integrate it with other visual learning tools, such as the document camera, digital camera, microscope, Flash files, PowerPoint and the Internet. In addition, learn how to use the wireless slate, SynchronEyes software gives you the power to manage your classroom, guide learning and interact with students – all from your computer, and finally the use of wands to conduct dynamic classroom review sessions. Administer interactive games, review activities, or testing sessions with wireless, infrared remote controls. When students individually transmit their responses via handheld keypads, all students become active participants in the class lesson from their seats.

07/19/07 8:00AM - 1:00PM
07/20/07 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Creative Lesson:
http://video.google.com/videoplaydocid=7986179523661264245&q=smartboard&total=202&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=1

NYU - SmartBoard Use


Interactive WhiteBoards:
http://www.electronicwhiteboardswarehouse.com/electronic_whiteboard_brands.htm
http://www.SmartTech.com
http://iboard.co.uk/
http://www.projected.co.uk/hitachi-cambridge.htm
http://www.polyvision.com/products/walk-and-talk.asp
http://www.prometheanworld.com/us/


Resources:
http://www.prometheanplanet.com/
http://www.unit5.org/pdatcr/smartboard.htm - Networking in your district
http://www.amphi.com/departments/technology/whiteboard/ - Networking in Your District
http://www.albany.k12.or.us/departments/instruction/smartboardresourcepage.php - Newtorking in your District
http://www.wallkillcsd.k12.ny.us/smartlinks.html - Networking in your District
http://www.iwb.org.uk/
http://www.ict.oxon-lea.gov.uk/whiteboards/Getting%20Started%20with%20SMART%209.5.pdf - 9.5 Booklet
http://www.nwnet.org.uk./pages/index.html National Whiteboard Network (UKonly)
http://coekate.murraystate.edu/pdresources/smart/index.htm



Health and the Interactive WhiteBoards:
http://www.hse.gov.uk/radiation/nonionising/whiteboards.htm


IWBs - # 2 - a checklist of good and bad practice!


Are all the IWBs in the school by the same manufacturer?
Do you use the same IWB software throughout the school?
Do you have copies of the software on your machine at home?
Are the IWB-PCs networked to access staff or student files?
Do you use a 'welcome' or 'Bell-Work' screen as the children arrive?
Do you use a standard format for displaying Lesson Objectives?
Do you include a copy of your presentation with your lesson notes?
Can you save or print screens of work generated during the lesson?
Do you use the handwriting recognition facility?
Do you use prepared backgrounds to help organise students' ideas?
Do you use the list-sorting function to help organise layout?
Do you have an ordinary whiteboard alongside for alternative use?
Can you write on the IWB with an ordinary boardmarker?
Do you need special 'electronic' pens to operate the screen?
Can you set the size and colour of the fonts you use?
Does the software allow for special 'scientific' or mathematical symbols?
Is the IWB placed appropriately for all the class to see comfortably?
Is the height of the IWB appropriate for children to work on?
Do you use a remote 'clicker' to change pages from around the classroom?
Do you use a 'freeze screen' facility whilst marking the register on-line?
Is the provision of blinds and lighting appropriate?
Do you remember to switch off the projector at the end of every school day?
Does a technician clean out the dust-filter every half term?

Difference Between England and US and Interactive WHiteBoards:
http://www.techlearning.com/blog/2006/12/talking_about_interactive_whit.php


Grants and Grants Pricing
https://www.mimio.com/solutions/education/funding/mimiogrant/index.php

Interactive WhiteBoard Webquest
http://pine.ucc.nau.edu/gab38/etc547/Whiteboards.htm

Resources:
http://www.virtual-whiteboard.co.uk/home.asp Cost is $19.50 by PayPal only
http://www.shambles.net/pages/staff/intwhiteb/
http://www.readingonline.org/electronic/rt/2-04_Column/index.html
http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/
http://www.newdealedzone.com/whatsnew.html - New
http://technology.usd259.org/resources/whiteboards/smart.htm
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&p=251,index


Video:
http://www.prometheanworld.com/us/server/show/nav.2580

Promethean in Nevada

SmartBoard in germany

iBoardf in Spain Part II

Promethian Walton County Florida

The iBoard in Spain

Interactive WhiteBoards in Colorado

InterActive WhiteBoards in North Carolina

Interactive Boards in San Fransisco

SmartBoard and the 21st Century Classroom in the USA (Atlanta, Georgia)

SmartBoard Newspaper in Moscow

SmartBoard in use in Russia

SmartBoardin Use in HK

Next Generation SmartBoard

3D Live Status SmartBoard

Advanced SmartBoard

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Internet Literacy and Student Safety

Internet Literacy and Student Safety

A look at the many websites young students and teens explore to better understand the darker side of the Internet. This workshop will help us establish safer learning enviorments so that students can electronically seeking information and communication.

July 9, July 12, July 13

The following are some of the websites we looked at and discussed on July 12th:

People Trackers
http://www.privateeye.com/
http://www.peoplefinder.com/
http://www.peoplelookup.com/
http://www.usa-people-search.com/
http://whitepages.com/
http://www.ussearch.com/
http://www.blogger.com/www.zabasearch.com

Computer Hoaks or Truth
http://www.vmyths.com/

http://www.vitalrec.com/

Checking who a site belongs to:
http://www.uwhois.com/cgi/whois.cgi
http://www.whois.sc/
http://www.betterwhois.com/
http://allwhois.com/

Search for People:
http://www.web-detective.com/?kbid=1289&gclid=COTnz-7boI0CFSQsFQodlgYL6g
http://www.infospace.com/info/revemail.htm
http://www.schwarzl.com/
http://www.411locate.com/index1.htm
NOTE: If the person has used their e-mail address purely for private correspondence (no chat rooms, no IM, no comments left in guestbooks, no contact details on their website), it is impossible to find - this could apply to more than half the email addresses out there. Sites that offer reverse email results for a fee - typically they are a rip-off.
http://searchenginez.com/reverse_email.html

Reverse Email Searches
http://affiliates.reunion.com/a/Aff_Reg/Aff_Reg.html?sid=cj&cid=freeemailsearchtextlink&PID=61738
http://www.emailaddresses.com/email_lookup_large.htm
http://people.yahoo.com/
http://peopleconnection.aol.com/memberdirectory

http://my.email.address.is/
http://www.switchboard.com/
http://www.whowhere.com/

Who does and 800 or 888 Number belong to:
http://www.inter800.com/

http://www.emailaddresses.com/email_coa.htm
http://www.emailaddresses.com/email_register.htm


Popular Children's Websites

1.www.disney.com
2.http://www.discoverykids.com/
3.http://www.foxkids.com/
4.www.dccomics.com
5.http://www.kids.warnerbors.com/
6.www.mcworld.com
7.http://www.lego.com/
8.http://www.sega.com/
9.www.nick.com
10.www.nintendo.com
11.http://www.yahooligans.com/
12.http://www.bonus.com/
13.http://www.etoys.com/
14.www.youruleschool.com
15.http://www.unitedmedia.com/
16.http://www.toyrus.com/
17.http://www.worldvillage.com/
18.http://www.mca.com/
19.www.barbie.com
20.http://www.ajkids.com/
21.http://www.headbone.com/
22.http://www.crayola.com/
23.http://www.kidsdomain.com/
24.www.claus.com
25.www.cyberkids.com
26.http://www.kidscom.com/
27.http://www.funbrain.com/
28.http://www.sikids.com/
29.http://www.auntannie.com/
30.http://www.dhorse.com/
31.www.hotwheels.com
32.www.americangirl.com
33.www.spacejam.com
34.http://www.purple-moon.com/
35.http://www.marvelcomics.com/
36.www.cryptnet.com
37.www.foxfamilychannel.com
38.not available
39.http://www.pencils.com/
40.www.bde3d.com
41.http://www.matchboxtoys.com/
42.http://www.eduplace.com/
43.www.yucky.com
44.http://www.planetoasis.com/
45.http://www.4kids.com/
46. http://www.mamamedia.com/
47. http://www.gamekids.com/
48. http://www.alfy.com/
49. http://www.agirlsworld.com/
50. http://www.planetzoom.com/
51 http://www.gustown.com/
52. http://www.nikolai.com/
53 http://www.kids.ot.com/
54. www.kidland.com
56. http://www.wordcentral.com/
57. http://www.boomerwolf.com/
58. http://www.ubs-for-kids.com/
59. http://www.eventcomics.com/
60 http://www.blortland.netserv.com/
61 www.myhero.com/home.asp
62. http://www.cyberjacques.com/
63. http://www.radicalman.com/
64. http://www.kidinfo.com/
65. http://www.galacticgalaxy.com/
66. http://www.edu4kids.com/
67 http://www.judyanddavid.com/
68. http://www.nabiscokids.com/
69. http://www.yoyouniverse.com/
70. http://www.supersurf.com/
71. http://www.sillybilly.com/
72. http://www.etch-a-sketch.com/
73. http://www.digitalstuff.com/
74. http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/
75. http://www.curiocity.com/
76. http://www.pokemon.com/
77. http://www.ant.com/
78. http://www.nickjr.com/
79. http://www.gameshark.com/
80. http://www.nsync.com/

Source: CME Assessment of Data Collection Practices of Children’s Web Sites, Center for Media Education, July 1999. The full report can be accessed from the CME Web site at http://www.epn.org/cme/index.html.

http://webserve.govst.edu/pa/Advertising/Pitch/1-hi/popularwebsites.htm
Jan 2004 update


Great Sites:
http://www.kidgrid.com/
http://chocolatefactorymovie.warnerbros.com/games.html
http://www.primarygames.com/
http://gamequarium.com/
http://www.nurseryrhymes4u.com/
http://www.sillybooks.net/
http://www.dositey.com/
http://www.dolch-words.com/dolch.html
http://www.madsci.org/
http://www.nyelabs.com/core.html
flashtarget=core.html&noflashtarget=noflash.html
http://www.northvalley.net/kids/
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/9901/beyond-2000/
http://www.colormatters.com/
http://www.greatachievements.org/
http://www.funology.com/
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/image_galleries/ir_zoo/
http://www.innerbody.com/index.html
http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/R/robots/constructor.html- Robot Constructor
http://www.sciencemonster.com/
http://www.seasky.org/
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html Your weight on other workds
http://www.bookhive.org/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/games/


Popular Kid Sites: (These are popular with kids - not all are necessarily great for them)
http://www.pogo.com/
http://4kids.tv/
http://www.archiecomics.com/
http://barbie.everythinggirl.com//
http://zwinky.smileycentral.com/download/index.jhtml?partner=ZJxdm128&utm_id=3&ref=http%3A//zwinky.com/
http://www.webkinz.com/
http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/jumpstartworld/?utm_source=jsw+google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=games%20for%20kids&KNC-TM+JW+GOOGLE&HBX_OU=50&HBX_PK=games%20for%20kids&gclid=CIqws9ftoI0CFQUQFQodmx8e6w
http://www.fungamescentral.com/
http://www.grab.com/
http://www.gametap.com/home/
http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/index.xml
http://www.gamevance.com/
http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/
http://www.addictinggames.com/
http://www.miniclip.com/games/en/
http://www.shockwave.com/home.jsp
http://zone.msn.com/en/root/default.htm MSN Games
http://games.aol.com/
http://www.marapets.com/
http://www.gameskidsplay.net/
http://resources.kaboose.com/games/
http://www.candystand.com/index.do
http://www.kidsgames.org/
http://www.freearcade.com/
http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/games/
http://www.teagames.com/
http://www.gamehouse.com/
http://www.flashgamecodes.com/
http://www.smashingames.com/
http://www.heavygames.com/
http://www.epicgames.com/
http://www.gamesville.com/
http://www.ipodarcade.com/
http://www.ipodgames.com/
http://www.eamobile.com/ipod
http://www.ipodblender.com/
http://www.limewire.com/
http://free.napster.com/
http://music.download.com/
http://www.blubster.com/
http://www.ez-tracks.com/
http://www.bresso.com/
http://www.kazaa.com/us/index.htm
http://morpheus.com/
http://www.rawdownloads.com/
http://www.imesh.com/
http://www.yourmp3.net/
http://www.we7.com/welcome
http://9.yahoo.com/
http://www.youdontknowjack.com/
http://www.gamegum.com/
http://officiallinerider.com/play.html
http://www.newgrounds.com/
http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/game.asp


Cool Web 2.0 Site
http://www.stumbleupon.com/
http://www.imeem.com/
http://www.slide.com/
http://wwwl.meebo.com/
http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/
http://popurls.com/
http://dabble.com/
http://www.pandora.com/
http://twitter.com/
http://www.eyespot.com/
http://www.songbirdnest.com/
http://www.auto-met.com/Links.htm - List of Web 2.0 Sites
http://www.singshot.com/index.html
http://www.snap.com/
http://www.seamlessweb.com/login.m
http://www.kosmix.com/
http://www.wayfaring.com/
http://www.circleup.com/my/cu/home
https://beta.yodio.com/ Audio postcards
http://www.picnik.com/ Edit photos online
http://www.quintura.com/
http://labs.google.com/goog411/
http://www.tellme.com/
http://www.soonr.com/web/front/home.jsp
http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/home
http://www.polldaddy.com/
http://wordpress.com/
http://www.imdb.com/


Other:
http://eventful.com/
http://craigslist.com/
http://www.finaid.org/
http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/index.jsp
http://www.dontdatehim.com/
http://www.dontdateher.com/
http://www.yelp.com/
http://www.bartleby.com/
http://bubbl.us/
http://www.zohowriter.com/
http://www.vimeo.com/
http://www.itacumens.com/ - Content about i.t realted issues and useful info s for all job seekers and students...
http://www.campfirenow.com/
http://arcaplay.com/ - This site houses a slew of online games, presented in Flash, that you can play onsite, or embed in a personal website, social networking page or blog. The site will show you how many times you’ve played a certain game, how many times the game has been played overall and how many people have marked the game as a favorite.
http://weatherbonk.com/
http://www.rrove.com/
http://www.clickcaster.com/
http://www.talkr.com/
http://www.caminobrowser.org/
http://www.quicktoons.com/
http://bitbomb.com/
http://www.agatra.com/index.php?
http://www.thumbstacks.com/


SEARCH 2.0
1000tags - Tag cloud based search. http://1000tags.com/
Ajaxwhois - Results while you type. http://www.ajaxwhois.com/
Alexa - Contribute to ranked search & stats while you surf. http://www.alexa.com/
Ambedo - Bookmark, tag & search. http://www.ambedo.com/
Audioclipping - Search content of audio & video streams. http://www.audioclipping.de/
Bashr - Wikipedia, Flickr & Delicious mash-up. http://www.bashr.com/
Blogdigger - Search blogs. http://www.blogdigger.com/
Blogpulse - Search blogs. http://www.blogpulse.com/
Blue - Find & share. https://www.blue.us/
Browster - Search & browse instantly. http://www.browster.com/
Clusty - Cluster results in folders. http://clusty.com/
Collaborativerank - Search & rank. http://collabrank.org/
Dhoondo - Search all content on the web. http://www.dhoondho.com/
Digitalmediasearch - Search media. http://www.moworks.ca/search.aspx
Dipsie - Deep search. http://www.dipsie.com/
Ditto - Search images. http://ditto.com/
Domainsbot - Domain searcg & suggestions. http://www.domainsbot.com/
Doubletrust - Google + Yahoo mash-up. http://sushil01.securesites.net/~ashish/doubletrust/
Egosurf - Search yourself, get ranking. http://www.egosurf.org/
Exalead - Unified search technology. http://www.exalead.com/
Factbites - Search results in sensible sentences. http://www.factbites.com/
Feedster - Search for feeds. http://www.feedster.com/
Filangy - Current search. http://www.filangy.com/
Gadabe* - RSS metasearch. http://www.gada.be/
Gahooyoogle - Google + Yahoo mash-up. http://www.gahooyoogle.com/
Geourl - Location 2 URL directory. http://geourl.org/
Google* - Search & adwords. http://www.google.com/
Googleblogsearch - Search blogs. http://www.google.com/blogsearch
Gravee - Searches sites & blogs; fair rev share on ads. http://www.gravee.com/
Hakia - Meaningful results. http://www.hakia.com/
Healthline - Contextual search for health information. http://www.healthline.com/
Iamsearched - Are you googled-notification service. http://www.iamsearched.com/
Ibegin - Local search. http://ibegin.com/
Icerocket - Search blogs & web. http://www.icerocket.com/
Instantdomainsearch - Ajax domain search + suggestions. http://instantdomainsearch.com/
Jookster - Search, rank & share. http://www.jookster.com/
Kinja - Search blogs. http://www.kinja.com/
Kosmix - Verticle search. http://www.kosmix.com/
Kratia - Search, vote & rank results. http://www.kratia.com/
Lexxe - Meaningful search. http://www.lexxe.com/
Linkput - Results with suer input. http://www.linkput.com/
Liveplasma* - Search & find other things to your taste. http://www.liveplasma.com/
Lumrix - Ajax wiki search. http://wiki.lumrix.net/
Makidi - Search for people (?). http://www.makidi.com/
Musicmap - Search & find other things to your taste. http://www.dimvision.com/musicmap/
Mybigriver - Find while you type; Amazon mash-up. - http://www.mybigriver.com/
Nextaris - Social search. http://www.nextaris.com/
Omgili - Search discussion forums. http://www.omgili.com/
OPMLsearch - Dedicated OPML search. http://www.opmlsearch.com/
Podzinger - Search podcasts. http://www.opmlsearch.com/
Prase us - Page rank based search. http://www.prase.us/
Prefound - Search what people already found. http://www.prefound.com/
Previewseek*** - Byebye Google? http://beta.previewseek.com/
Pubsub - Search + profiled alerts. http://www.pubsub.com/
Qtsaver - Micro content search; Google & Yahoo mash-ups http://qtsaver.com/
Qtsearch - Search for content in Yahoo & Google. http://www.qtsaver.com/
Qube - Search engine aggregator (client). http://qube.qelix.com/
Quintura - Search engine with visualized context terms (client). http://qube.qelix.com/
Qwerky - Search strange site names. http://qwerky.stellify.net/
Qwika - Search wikis. http://www.qwika.com/
Releton - Google + Yahoo + maps & routes. http://www.releton.com/
Retrievr* - Search images by sketching. http://labs.systemone.at/retrievr/
Riya* - Face recognition based photo search. http://riya.com/
Rollyo* - Create search agents. http://rollyo.com/
Seekum - User ranked search results. http://www.seekum.com/
Suckingfish - Save, collaborate on & publish search results. http://suckingfish.com/
Surfwax - Multisource search. http://www.surfwax.com/
Swicki - Search with user input. http://www.swicki.eurekster.com/
Tagnautica - Search Flickr. http://www.quasimondo.com/tagnautica.php
Talkdigger - Search & discuss results from blogs & web. http://www.talkdigger.com/
Technorati* - Find what people are saying. http://www.technorati.com/
Watvindenwijover~ - Find & vote for information. http://watvindenwijover.nl/
Who-isit - Whois, ping, check link popularity http://whois-it.com/
Whonu - Discover/search content (more) intuitively. http://www.whonu.com/
Wikimatrix - Find & compare your wikis. http://www.wikimatrix.org/
Wink - Folksonomied search. http://www.wink.com/
Yellowbook - Yellow pages aggregator. http://www.yellowbook.com/
Yoono - Search, exchange & share information. http://www.yoono.com/
Yubnub* - Search & share search commands. http://www.yubnub.org/
Zigtag - Search, save & share results. http://www.zigtag.com/


STATS 2.0
Blogbeat - Blog analytics software. http://www.blogbeat.net/
Crazyegg - Improve effectiveness of your site. http://crazyegg.com/
Delineate - Folksonomied visitor stats. http://www.delineateit.com/
Googleanalytics - Site analytics software. http://www.delineateit.com/
Mapstats - Map blog traffic. http://mapstats.blogflux.com/
Mint - Site analytics software. http://www.haveamint.com/
Mybloglog - Blog analytics. http://www.mybloglog.com/

TASK MANAGER 2.0
9Rememberthemilk - Manage tasks, together. http://www.rememberthemilk.com/
Myticklerfile - Manage your and others' tasks. http://www.myticklerfile.com/
Sproutliner - Manage your tasks. http://sproutliner.com/
Timetracker - Keep track of time. http://www.formassembly.com/time-tracker/
Trackslife - Manage & share your to do-lists. http://www.trackslife.com/

TEXT2SPEECH 2.0
Readspeaker - Text2speech app. http://www.readspeaker.com/
Springdoo - Add your voice to your email. http://www.springdoo.com/

TIME MANAGEMENT
http://tiktrac.com/home.html

Monday, July 9, 2007

Internet Literacy and Student Safety

Internet Literacy and Student Safety

A look at the many websites young students and teens explore to better understand the darker side of the Internet. This workshop will help us establish safer learning enviorments so that students can electronically seeking information and communication.

July 9, July 12, July 13

The following are some of the websites we looked at in this class. All of the iSafe Training material can be obtained from iSafe or via the BlackBoard Training Classroom,

http://www.isafe.org/ - i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place. Please join us today in the fight to safeguard our children’s online experience.

http://ikeepsafe.org/ - The Internet Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school. Governors and/or first spouses formed this coalition in partnership with a growing list of crime prevention organizations, law enforcement agencies, foundations and corporate sponsors.

http://ikeepsafe.org/iksc_educators/educational-materials.php - Educator Materials

http://www.netsmartz.org/ - NetSmartz411 is parents' and guardians' premier, online resource for answering questions about Internet safety, computers, and the Web. It has many educator and teen resources.

Federal Trade Commission — www.OnGuardOnline.gov
The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC manages OnGuardOnline.gov, which provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

GetNetWise — www.getnetwise.org
GetNetWise is a public service sponsored by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be just “one click away” from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family’s use of the Internet.

National Crime Prevention Council — www.ncpc.org;%20www.mcgruff.org
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur. Among many crime prevention issues, NCPC addresses Internet Safety with kids and parents through www.mcgruff.org and public service advertising under the National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Campaign — symbolized by McGruff the Crime Dog® and his “Take A Bite Out Of Crime®.”

National Cyber Security Alliance — www.staysafeonline.org
NCSA is a non-profit organization that provides tools and resources to empower home users, small businesses, and schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online. A public-private partnership, NCSA members include the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Trade Commission, and many private-sector corporations and organizations.

staysafe — www.staysafe.org
staysafe.org is an educational site intended to help consumers understand both the positive aspects of the Internet as well as how to manage a variety of safety and security issues that exist online.

Wired Safety — www.wiredsafety.org
WiredSafety.org is an Internet safety and help group. Comprised of unpaid volunteers around the world, WiredSafety.org provides education, assistance, and awareness on all aspects of cybercrime and abuse, privacy, security, and responsible technology use. It is also the parent group of Teenangels.org, FBI-trained teens and preteens who promote Internet safety.

Some common Online IM Acronyms:

143: I love you
ASL: age/sex/location
BF: boyfriend
BRB: be right back
BTW: by the way
F2f: face to face
GF: girlfriend
IDK: I don’t know
IMO: in my opinion
IRL: in real life
JK: just kidding
K: okay
KIT: keep in touch
LDR: long distance relationship
LMIRL: let’s meet in real life
LOL: laughing out loud
M/F: male or female
N/P: no problem
NTK: nice to know
OMG: oh my god
OTP: on the phone
P911: my parents are coming
PAL: parents are listening
PAW: parents are watching
PDA: public display of affection
PIR: parent in room
POS: parent over shoulder
PPL: people
S2R: send to receive
ROFL: rolling on floor laughing
THX: thanks
TTYL: talk to you later
TY: thank you
WT? what the
WTG: way to go
9/99: Parent in room/Parent gone

http://www.missingkids.com/adcouncil/pdf/lingo/onlinelingo.pdf = List of even more common online IM acronyms used by our teens.

Some well-known social networking websites include:

http://www.facebook.com/
http://www.myspace.com
http://www.hi5.com/
http://www.xanga.com/
http://bebo.com/ - giving myspace competition
http://www.cyworld.com/main2/index.htm- With over 20 Million daily users, this South Korean social network is emerging as a strong model for the future of social networks.
http://www.faceparty.com/default.aspx - British
http://xuqa.com/login.php?dest=%2Findex.php&query_str= - Popular with college Students - XuQa represents the other end of the spectrum in college networking - it is purposefully rac and full of game-like features.
http://www.imeem.com/
http://www.kaneva.com
http://www.blackplanet.com/
http://360.yahoo.com/
http://spaces.live.com/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/ - geared towards junior high
http://www.orkut.com/
http://www.hoverspot.com/
http://www.friendster.com/
http://www.tagged.com/
http://www.sconex.com/ - High School Target Audience
http://www.migente.com/
http://www.myyearbook.com/
http://www.livejournal.com/ - middle and high school
http://www.tagworld.com/
http://www.panjea.com/ - new created this year, based on myspace philosophy, but this time for artists rather than musicians.
http://newyorkstate.tribe.net/welcome - recently acquired by NBC and is aimed at young adults.
http://www.connectu.com/ - college students
http://www.stardoll.com/en/ Kids, tweens, and teens
http://www.imbee.com/ - Kids
http://www.faqqly.com/index.html-teens
http://www.dodgeball.com/ - uses the cell phone
http://www.espinthebottle.com/landing.phtml?theme=theme3&trip=351 - Teen
http://www.vox.com/
http://multiply.com/
http://www.ning.com/ NEW
http://www.flock.com/ New - not out yet
http://www.minglenow.com/
http://www.clubpenguin.com/ - kid, tween, teen
http://www.webkinz.com/ - kid
http://play.toontown.com/about.php -kid
http://www.mobile-kids.net/mokitown_prehome/home_en.jsp - kid
http://vmk.disney.go.com/vmk/en_US/index?name=VMKHomePage -kid
http://www.whyville.net/smmk/nice - tween
http://www.mycoke.com/index.html?tunnel=cokestudios - teen
http://www.dubitchat.com/ - teen from England
http://www.habbo.com/ - teen from Sweeden
http://www.madwolfsw.com/ - chat -teen
http://www.thepalace.com/ - teen
http://beta.playdo.com/ - kid and teen
http://teen.secondlife.com/ - teen
http://www.ea.com/official/thesims/thesimsonline/us/nai/index.jsp - teen
http://www.there.com/ - teen
http://www.towerchat.com/
http://www.whyrobbierocks.com/apps/general/
http://www.puzzlepirates.com/%20kid
http://dreamville.e-games.com.my/ - Kid
http://zwinky.smileycentral.com/download/index.jhtml?partner=ZJxdm047&spu=true&mtid=1&acid=747031987 - kid
http://www.nick.com/nicktropolis/game/index.jhtml- 4-17 years old
http://www.doppelganger.com/ - teen
http://www.themusiclounge.com/faces/pages/index.xhtml - teen
http://www.vles.com/ - young adult

Mobile Networks:

http://twitter.com/
http://www.wadja.com/home.aspx
http://www.friendstribe.com/
http://www.juicecaster.com/
http://www.zingku.com/
http://www.moblabber.com/
http://www.zemble.com/
http://www.veeker.com/veeker/Login.html;jsessionid=0499233CB01D631EE4C50D62D0B4D425
http://www.treemo.com/
http://www.dodgeball.com/
http://beta.plazes.com/



Resources:
http://www.freeconferencecall.com/
http://www.doodle.ch/
Virtual Pets - http://www.virtualpet.com/vp/links/links.htm
http://www.adap.tv/



Kids and Virtual Worlds: http://www.xplora.org/ww/en/pub/xplora/practice/examples/kids_and_virtual_worlds.htm
Virtual World for Kids: http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2007/06/your_take_roundupvirtual_world.html
Play Sites Offer Safe Fun - http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/06/05/news/dolls04.4.php
Are Virtual World the Future of Our Classrooms? http://news.com.com/Are+virtual+worlds+the+future+of+the+classroom/2009-1041_3-6081870.html
Kids Socialize in Virtual Worlds as Avatars: http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSN3118618120070601?pageNumber=1

Thursday, July 5, 2007

SmartBoard Boot Camp - Intermediate

SmartBoard Boot Camp - Intermediate

July 5, 2007 and July 6, 2007

Intensive exploration of Smartboard use, including differentiated training in Smartboard use (for Intermediate users), sites for every grade and content area, management issues & troubleshooting.

Technology resolurces used in session:

SMART TECH TRAINING CENTER
http://smarttech.com/trainingcenter/windows/trainingmaterials.asp

SmartBoard Writing Spark
http://www.thewritingsite.org/resources/technology/smartboard.asp

Smart Tips
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/archive.htm

Need Ideas on How to Use a SmartBoard?
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/resources/SMART%20Board.pdf
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/resources/SMART%20Board%20ideas.pdf

Smart Board Use Spectrum
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/spectrum.htm

Troubleshooting and your SmartBoard
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/faq.htm

SB Templates:
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/templates.htm
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/collections.htm
http://technology.usd259.org/resources/whiteboards/smartlessons.htm
http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/SmartBoard/smartmath.htm
http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/SmartBoard/smartprimary.htm
http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/SmartBoard/smartlarts.htm
http://www.theteachersguide.com/SmartBoard%20Templates.htm
kidspiration/inspiration http://schoolweb.missouri.edu/morganr2.k12.mo.us/resources/templates.htm


Great Websites:
http://www.wonderville.ca/v2/3d_world/index.htm
http://www.juliethompson.com/SMART.html
Geography Games - http://www.quia.com/pages/all.html
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html
http://lovethosekids.com/playgrnd/sandart.htm
http://www.isketch.net/
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx
http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/maths/num_site/html/lgfl_activ/interact/multiplication/multimachine.htm
http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/maths/num_site/html/lgfl_activ/interact/multiplication/divisimachine.htm
http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/maths/num_site/html/lgfl_activ/interact/makesums.htm
http://www.storylineonline.net/
http://pbskids.org/lions/stories.html
http://www.abcya.com/
http://www.umass.edu/aesop/index.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/adventures/dragon_game.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/adventures/creamcake.shtml
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html
http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/shockwave/jar.html
http://www.visualfractions.com/
Crazy Libs http://rinkworks.com/crazylibs/
Virtual Frog Builder http://froggy.lbl.gov/virtual/game/
http://frog.edschool.virginia.edu//
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0304/adventures/index.html
http://www.openhistoryproject.org/cutting.htm
Architect Studio http://architectstudio3d.org/AS3d/index.html
http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/

Resources:
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/smart_board.htm


Extras you may need:
http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.shtml
http://freekidsmusic.com/
http://webpages.marshall.edu/~ibanez2/disney.html
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Music/waves.html

http://webpages.marshall.edu/~ibanez2/movietv.html
http://webpages.marshall.edu/~ibanez2/music.html
http://www.freeplaymusic.com/
http://www.acornnaturalists.com/store/MusicSamples.asp
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/
http://www.time.gov/
http://www.iespell.com/
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/index.html
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/numberlines.html
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/countersquare.html
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/grapher.html
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/clock.html
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/brightideas/index.html
View Earth from a Satellite http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/satellite.html
Nite Sky: http://wikiski.org/
Common English errors http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html#errors
Stop Light Timer http://www.centraltoastmasters.org/timer.html
Day By Day - http://classroom.jc-schools.net/mm/
Surf Savvy - http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/surf/
71 OPTICAL Illusions http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/
Create Your Own Bingo Cards http://www.dltk-cards.com/bingo/bingo1.asp
Create Your own Books Marks http://www.dltk-cards.com/bookmarks/b1.asp
How Old Are You - http://www.myteachertools.com/old/cooltool.htm
Measurement converter http://www.convertit.com/Go/Maps/Measurement/Converter.ASP
Periodic Table of Elements http://www.convertit.com/Go/Maps/Calculators/Science/Periodic_Table.ASP
BMI Calculator http://www.convertit.com/Go/Maps/Calculators/Science/Body_Mass_Index_Calc.ASP
Virtual Fish Tank http://www.virtualfishtank.com/main.html
Translator - http://babelfish.altavista.com/
History Wired - http://www.historywired.com/index.html


Interactive Power Point Templates
http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/PPT-games/
http://teach.fcps.net/trt14/Power%20Point%20Games/power_point_games.htm
http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/TecEds/training/materials/index-PPTGameTemplates.html#PowerPoint%20Game%20Show%20Templates
http://www.vickiblackwell.com/ppttemplates.html
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/misc/winnergame022500.html


Contact me if you have any questions or need additional resources.

Regards,
Karen :-)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Smart Board Intro - Day Two Resources

Day Two - Resources

We looked and many presentations and webpages that people have used. As per your request I have compiled these resources below:

http://www.school-house-rock.com/Adj.html School House Rock Adjective Song
http://education.jlab.org/reading/water_cycle.html Weather Cycle Close Activity
http://www.national-aquarium.co.uk/interactive/water.asp The Interactive Water Cycle
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/droplet.html - Droplet and the Watercycle
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/earth/groundwater/watercycle.htm - The Water Cycle Quiz, Word Search and Poem
http://www.athena.bham.org.uk/TRScience.htm - Interactive Water Cycle for the WhiteBoard

Sunday, July 1, 2007

SmartBoard Boot Camp - Intro

SmartBoard BootCamp – Introduction
Meeting Dates: 7/2, 7/3

This PD course offers an intensive exploration of Smartboard use, including differentiated training in Smartboard use (for Beginning users), sites for every grade and content area, management issues & troubleshooting.

Beginning Resources:

http://www.waukesha.k12.wi.us/WIT/SmartBoard/benefits.htm

http://wiki.monroe.edu/index.php?title=SMART_Board%2C_Introduction_to


http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/SmartBoard/smartboardindex.htm

http://smarttech.com/trainingcenter/material.asp

http://www.waukesha.k12.wi.us/WIT/SmartBoard/specificapps.htm

http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/SmartBoard/SMARTBoardinfo.pdf



Sites to get you started:

http://www.center.k12.mo.us/Edtech/resources/SBsites.htm
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/everydaymath.htm
http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/SmartBoard/smartscience.htm
http://www.eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/
http://teach.fcps.net/trt27/science.htm
http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/smartboard.htm



Templates to Get you Started:

http://www.center.k12.mo.us/Edtech/SB/templates.htm
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed%2BResource/Lesson%2Bactivities/

Other interactive resources used in the training:

http://puritansguidetosecondlife.blogspot.com/2007/06/gaming-and-learning.html
http://www.eduplace.com/tales/
http://www.eduplace.com/fakeout/
http://www.weewebbies.com/htmls/web42900.htm
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/games/play.php?contentId=1208
http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/index.htm
http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/games/tina2/tina2.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/clusters/blender/index.shtml
http://www.kinderplanet.com/alphlett.htm
http://bb.ucboces.org/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab=courses&url=/bin/common/course.pl?course_id=_510_1

Hope these resources help. Remember this is a beginners class. If you have any question or concerns, contact me for help. I fully encourage you to take SmartBoard Intermediate and Advanced, which are both offered this summer.

Regards,
Karen :-)

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