TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR TEACHERS
Are you ready to try something new to spice up your curriculum? Is there one thing from Skip’s “23 Things” you are just dying to try again, but can’t remember where to start? Well, hopefully this page will help you get back in technology gear. I am continuously forgetting (and remembering!) all the cool things that can enhance and improve my classes through the use of technology. Even if you try just one more tool that can reach more student than you reached yesterday, you have succeeded!! So give it a try! And if there is a tool that you would like to share with everyone else, go to the OMS Teacher Tech Tools Wiki and add it!!
VARIETY OF TOOLS
http://www.edtech.sandi.net/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=170 – 101 uses for your DOCUMENT CAMERA
http://www.umesd.k12.or.us/techlinks_100ideas – 100 MORE USES FOR YOUR DOCUMENT CAMERA
www.orvsd.org– Oregon Virtual School District Project
www.talker.com– reads the post outloud for hearing or vision impaired
http://quizlet.com– create a set of terms and definitions, or quotes and characters, etc… students use for skill building
www.classroom20.com– lists emerging technologies in the classroom
www.photoshow.com– incorporates music, photos, and words to present a a slideshow
www.flckr.com– share and upload photos
www.oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com– great example of use of blogging – how a red paperclip turned into a house!
www.maybryonline.org– how each staff member from a middle school in used blogs.
www.bloglines.com– a free setup account allows you to subscribe to any blog or website instantaneously
www.blogger.com– free blogging website with limited control and space
www.wordpress.com– free blog that is installed on our server
www.Ning.com– social online network that teachers can control
www.teacherscorner.net– forums, lesson plans, and a wealth of other resources promoting communication between teachers
http://audacity.sourceforge.net– free program to create audio files for podcasting
http://voicethread.com/– powerpoint with voice over
www.voki.com– create your own character with yours, or a students voice
www.glogster.com– poster creations with audio/video
www.teachertube.com– shared videos
www.mapwing.com– creating a virtual map with photographs on parts of a map