You Tube for education is a safe place
for students to watch thousands of
educational videos without
inappropriate content. PBS, National
Geographic, TED lectures, and Khan
Academy videos can all be found on
5. Khan Academy
What an incredible set of resources, coupled with exercises for our students – or anybody for that
matter. The premise is that anyone can call up for FREE, short, bite-sized videos to learn something —
anything — from their catalog.
Some K12 teachers are actually flipping their learning.
Instead of lecturing to their students during the day and giving problems for homework, they are having
students watch the Khan Academy videos for homework, then having students practice in class, with the
teacher there for support. Students can watch and reply those parts they don’t understand, then get real
support from their real teacher at school. It’s a no-brainer! www.edweek.org
Khan Academy gets it. Many of our students are quick to utilize video for learning. They can play it back
without having to ‘ask to have that part explained again.’ They can take it anywhere and learn any time –
at their convenience.
Khan on 60 Minutes - March 2012
All of the videos from Khan Academy are mapped to Common Core standards.
6. Have you ever wished your job allowed you to
wander the halls and peek into other teacher’s
classrooms … be that proverbial fly on the wall?
While some lucky teachers may be able to do
this, most of us do not have this opportunity.
Enter … The Teaching Channel.
The Teaching Channel records real teachers in
action in their classroom. Sometimes the teacher
then meets with a mentor or expert to process
teaching strategies and learning. It is a great
way to get new ideas and learn from each other!
7. ZAMZAR is free to use and requires no sign-up.
Take a look at:
I have found this the best place to convert files from one format to another (e.g.
wmv to mp3) and especially during those times when you want to make sure
that your youtube video is available for your classroom instruction .
8. It is a free tool that inspires you on the topics you
feel passionate about so that you can highlight and
share the best content.
1. One idea is a to use Scoop.it! as a way of
curating sources of information and
posing questions for students to hunt for
the answers from the links.
2. If you require students to gather articles
or current events, or research current
topics, then Scoop.it is a tool that can
help them do that.
How can you use this in the classroom?
10. DROPBOX Offers secure, free cloud storage.
An effective file synchronization tool.
See it an action at the workshop!
• How can you use it (personal and professional use)?
• How are teachers using dropbox?
11. PINTEREST is a place where one can
organize all things interesting, and connect
with others (for FREE!) who share similar
Are you looking for ideas surrounding
Organization? Classroom Design? Teaching
Posters? Literacy Activities? Thematic
Inspiration? Website Resources?
So, request an invite (yes, you need to be
invited to join Pinterest) and then start
pinning! See you on the boards!!
WAYS TO USE PINTEREST IN THE CLASSROOM
12. http://stich.it/siMzI4MA (quick sample)
If you are going to show several sites
with information on them, Stich.it might
be a good option to try. You can put
them all in this Stich.it site and it will
create a tiny URL for you and your
students. This also works great if you
want to buzz right through several sites
in class as well.
13. Don’t forget to cite your sources! There are several online
tools that make creating your works cited and
bibliographies super easy. Bibme is nice though, because
in addition to being free, it offers MLA as well as APA and
Chicago styles, useful for high school students taking
psychology or those dual-enrolled in college courses.
14. Microsoft OneNote 2010 is a digital notebook that allows you
to gather and organize text, pictures, digital handwriting,
audio and video recordings, and more — all in one digital
notebook on your computer.
OneNote can help you become more productive by keeping
the information you need at your fingertips and reducing time
spent searching for information across e-mail messages,
paper notebooks, file...
See Mrs. Wernig’s OneNote
OneNote to the Rescue!
Excellent video on OneNote
Learn all about OneNote (TeacherTube)
Teacher using OneNote
PHOTOSYNTH - Photosynth is a powerful set of
tools for capturing and viewing the world in 3D.
You can take photos in a 360 degree turn and
experience a panoramic view. This is wonderful
for school outings or just to capture the fullness
of a scene. Within the Photosynth website there
is a gallery of Photosynths, with examples such
as Big Ben, the roman colleseum, grand canyon,
fenway park etc.
AUTOCOLLAGE and PhotoStory
16. Animoto is a web application
that produces videos from
photos, video clips and music.
Animoto analyzes the
provided photos, video clips
and music to generate a
Revolutionary War Intro
All About Glogster
17. Most of my students use Audacity (free
software download) but Vocaroo is a
wonderful alternative to creating podcasts.
There is nothing to download, install,
subscribe to, just click record, then ”click
to stop” and you are done!
The second step is to cut and paste the
URL of the file and send it to your students
You can have students create podcasts for
your class without having to provide digital
players or engage in students’ training.
18. Students studying history or those who
learn better visually, may like Time Toast, a
tool for creating interactive printable
timelines. It’s free and all your students
need is an email address. Sample
Tiki Toki is another similar timeline creator.
Though flashier and incorporating video, it
limits free accounts to one timeline.
Whenintime.com is another one
19. WORD CLOUDS
Interesting ways to use Wordle in the classroom:
This site features text to speech with a
variety of voices. This site allows
a teacher to download papers and exams
into Read the Words. This site can also
read many documents such as websites,
publisher, and word.
Students can use this website to have any
text read to them and it is very easy to
learn to use.
How to Use ReadtheWords YouTube video
23. Popplet A mind-mapping tool that lets students create a visual
map of their thoughts or notes, brainstorm ideas, and create
flowcharts or storyboards. Popplet is an app for the web and
iPad, where you can collect, curate and share your ideas,
inspirations, and projects.
Bubbl.us Another mind-mapping tool that lets students create a
visual map of their thoughts or notes, brainstorm ideas, and
create flowcharts or storyboards. Users create “Bubbles”
containing an idea, link them together, drag them and zoom in
and out using the flash interface. You can also save your charts
once you’re done.
Mindomo Another mind-mapping tool that lets students create a
visual map of their thoughts or notes, brainstorm ideas, and
create flowcharts or storyboards. Mindomo allows you to embed
video, audio, and pictures, collaborate in real time, and work on
projects offline. You are allowed to create three free mind maps.
24. Glogster EDU –Create interactive posters for
instruction or to incorporate in lesson projects for
students to create.
•Upload photos, video, audio, text and add links
25. Google Docs offers an online word
processor, spreadsheet and
presentation editor that enables
you and your students to create,
store and share instantly and
securely. There's no software to
download, and all your work is
stored safely online and can be
accessed from any computer.
28. Check out Heidi Haynes Jacobs if you are interested in
curriculum development and the common core there are
groups here for you to join. Curriculum 21
A Ning can be a great classroom website
and communication tool. For an online
class, it can create the social aspect that is
so important to in online learning.
The Ning can be used to great different
groups, foster online collaboration,
increase student online discussion skills
29. Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge engine
that gathers data on just about anything you’d ever
want to know and computes results for you. You can
look up everything from complex math equations, to
historical or socioeconomic data, to sports statistics
or paint colors. It’s an incredibly useful tool and one
I’m always surprised people don’t know about (or
don’t use because they think it’s only for math. It’s
Take the Tour:
30. Getting F.I.T.
Some Honorable Mentions
Gooru (Beta) -2600 Digital Notebooks for learning
Explania – free animated explanations
GoAnimate –Create your own animated explanations
Xtranormal – Animation creation
Slideshare -Access your presentations online
Delicious – Social Bookmarking site (Yahool)
Fotobabble - audio photos
Google Earth –maps and satelitte imagery views of the Earth
Skype – connect and collaborate globally (videoconference)
Quizlet - create Online quizzes and flashcards
Scribd – Share original documents online
Open Office – open source (Microsoft Office) suite
Poll Daddy – create online Poll, surveys and quizzes
Flickr – favorite photo storing and management tool
http://www.fluencyprof.com/ Web 2.0 Spanish resource
Voki – Talking Avatar