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Albert Einstein said that insanity is "doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results." As a classroom teacher of six years, I realize the importance of flexibility and adaptability. Not only do our students learn in many different ways, the ease and accessibility of information has changed the nature of learning, itself. The specific skill set necessary to succeed in today's world does not match the world of education fifty, twenty, or even ten years ago. We must change our ways of thinking and our modes of teaching to better prepare our students for the world of tomorrow.

Best wishes for you and your students as you begin incorporating these tools â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

eLearning Coach missy.feller@evsc.k12.in.us Bosse High School, EVSC

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DAFONT

.com

...after accessing the site... step

step

1

2

register account? optional paid or free?

free

end product?

font files

sharing options?

download

step

3

open and extract

step

4

install extracted font files

search by name or category

preview fonts & download

copy extracted font files and paste them in the fonts folder, located in the control panel

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SAMPLE: This is Liberation Serif, size 14 bold.

This is Angie’s New House, size 18.

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:   

customize your handouts apply themes to your units modify your presentations

SIMILAR SITES:  

1001 free fonts fonts.com

JUST A HEADS-UP: Students may not have access to the control panel to install new fonts when signed onto student machines. Install the new font on every machine you may want to edit. The document will not load the new font if it is not installed on that machine.

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FREEPLAYMUSIC

.com

register account? no paid or free?

free

end product?

audio files

sharing options?

save file

...after accessing the site... step

1

select a CD volume, style or feel

step

2

preview music

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step

3

right-click / save-as


SAMPLE: Each file includes short description, feeling, style, instrument, tempo, previews, and several MP3 files. Hyperlinks show similar files.

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:   

PowerPoint presentations PhotoStory projects MovieMaker projects

JUST A HEADS-UP: discuss with your students ahead of time what it means to be “royalty-free” read through the terms and conditions to understand how you can legally use their music

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edu.

GLOGSTER

register account? yes .com

paid or free?

either

end product?

online posters

sharing options?

URL; embed code

edu basic

...after opening an account... step

1

create new glog

step

3

edit and add content

add content using magnet tool

step

2

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name your glog

step

4

save or publish


SAMPLE: http://missyfeller.edu.glogster.com/ digitalraven/

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:   

book reports character analysis / “profile” collected literature themes

SIMILAR SITES:  

wallwisher stixy

JUST A HEADS-UP: open an account through edu.glogster.com NOT glogster.com . The education Glogster is a protected environment with filtered content.

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IETHERPAD

register account? no .com

paid or free?

free

end product?

collaborative doc

sharing options?

short URL

...after accessing the site... step

1

create a public pad

step

3

chat

step

4

view your progress

OR type in an address after the .com

step

2

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sign in and add content


SAMPLE: ICE Conference Digital Raven Back-Channel http://ietherpad.com/digitalraven

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:   

group work peer editing project planning

SIMILAR SITES:   

titanpad primarypad meetingwords

JUST A HEADS-UP: because the site does not require a login, anyone (who knows the URL) may access and make changes; click the “time slider” to view all changes since beginning

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ISSUU

register account? yes .com

paid or free?

free

end product?

e-zines

sharing options?

URL; embed code

...after opening an account... step

1

click upload document

step

3

preview your library

step

2

browse for file; insert general info

step

4

preview, then share or embed

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SAMPLE: http://issuu.com/missyfeller/docs/ digitalraven

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:   

online portfolios class publications newsletters

JUST A HEADS-UP: as always with student work, discuss privacy with students and their parents before posting anything online

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NOTEBOOK

register account? no software

paid or free?

paid

end product?

lesson files

sharing options?

save or convert file

...after creating a new file... step

1

determine critical elements

step

3

layer and assign object animation

step

2

draw or insert clip art

step

4

allow students to retell the story

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page sorter gallery attachments

TOOLBAR: page back

properties

save file

page forward

add page open file

paste

undo redo

delete item

dual page display

screen shade

full screen

select

screen capture

document cam

transparent background

lines

pens

creative pens

insert table

shapes

fill

properties text

shape recog.

eraser

meas. tools

magic pen toggle toolbar

page forward/back

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:

add page delete

the Notebook software allows you to create fully-interactive lesson materials for use with your Smart interactive whiteboard

SIMILAR PROGRAMS: ď&#x201A;ˇ

ActivInspire (Promethean)

JUST A HEADS-UP: creating interactive files like these may take some time; however, since you will be able to reuse these files, it is worth the extra effort!

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PHOTOSTORY

register account? no 3

paid or free?

free

end product?

slideshow video

sharing options?

file

...after downloading the program... step

1

import & arrange pictures

step

3

narrate pictures & customize motion

step

2

add text & effects (if any)

step

4

select or create music

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SAMPLE: https://docs.google.com/leaf? id=0B7k5fxGFv1y4ZjVkZGMwMzEtNDM1Zi00ZW NjLWFmYTctZWI1MTRmNjcyMzg5&hl=en&auth key=CJmggJ0F

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:   

presentations book trailers commercials / public service announcements

SIMILAR PROGRAMS: 

Windows MovieMaker

JUST A HEADS-UP: files may be too large to email; have a class flash drive ready if you plan to “collect” stories

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POLL4

register account? yes .com

POLLEVERYWHERE

.com

paid or free?

free

end product?

live poll

sharing options?

...after opening an account...

respond via text, tweet, or website submission

step

1

choose a poll type

step

3

choose your poll settings

step

2

choose your reply settings

step

4

start your poll

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SAMPLE: Go to poll4.com to cast your vote

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:    

assess knowledgebase prior to lesson check for understanding during lesson post-assessment lesson reflection (what worked? what didn’t?)

SIMILAR SITES:  

misterpoll surveymonkey

JUST A HEADS-UP: since polls are anonymous, chat with your students ahead of time about appropriate responses, especially if you plan to display them on your LCD or IWB

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PREZI

.com

register account?

yes

paid or free?

either

end product?

flash presentation

sharing options?

URL; export file

...after opening an account... step

1

understand the bubble menu

step

3

add text, shapes, files, and frames

step

2

choose your color scheme

step

4

determine your path

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SAMPLE: http://prezi.com/yxpjq0ju85m/the-digital-raven/

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:   

presentations autobiography projects character maps

JUST A HEADS-UP: prezi works best with a scroll-wheel mouse prezi requires an understanding of how the big picture relates to the individual pieces of a presentation prezi hosts an incredible resource center on their site

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QUIZLET

register account? yes .com

paid or free?

free

end product?

online flash cards

sharing options?

URL; option to print flashcards

...after opening an account... step

1

make flashcards

step

3

type words & definitions

step

2

determine set information

step

4

share your flashcard set

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SAMPLE: http://quizlet.com/1619073/figurative-language-flash-cards/

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:   

several options for studying a flashcard set

vocabulary practice practice before a test last-five minutes review

SIMILAR SITES:  

flashcardexchange free rice

JUST A HEADS-UP: if you’re pulling vocabulary from a popular story or novel, search for pre-made flashcard sets

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SQWORL

register account? yes .com

paid or free?

free

end product?

site bookmarks

sharing options?

short URL

...after opening an account... step

1

create a group

step

3

keep adding links

step

2

paste your links

step

4

share your URL

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SAMPLE: ICE Conference Resources http://sqworl.com/dmeuel

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:   

commonly used sites for a course recommended sites for research sites for webquests

SIMILAR SITES:   

diigo reddit only2clicks

JUST A HEADS-UP: filters on student computers may be different than teacher machines — make sure all links work before the lesson begins

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TIMETOAST

.com

register account? yes paid or free?

free

end product?

timelines

sharing options?

URL

...after opening an account... step

1

add a new timeline

step

3

edit event details

step

2

add event or timespan

step

4

view and share your URL

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SAMPLE: http:// www.timetoast.com/ timelines/80675

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:   

biographies historical events genre studies

SIMILAR SITES: 

xtimeline

JUST A HEADS-UP: timelines can be viewed either as traditional timelines or as lists

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WORDLE

register account? no .net

paid or free?

free

end product?

word cloud

sharing options?

print screen

...after accessing the site... step

1

create your own

step

3

edit fonts, layout, & colors

step

2

paste text or type in words

step

4

print screen, paste, & save

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SAMPLE: Students may save tag clouds by using the PrintScreen (PrtScn) key, pasting the image into Paint, and cropping. Words used most often appear largest.

CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS: 

word choice analysis  peer work OR literary works creative interpretation of literature, speeches, etc

SIMILAR SITES:  

imagechef tagul

JUST A HEADS-UP: if students are creating wordles from scratch, they should probably save their text in a word file; wordle does NOT allow you to go back and edit the text

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YOUTUBE

register account? optional .com

KEEPVID .com ZAMZAR .com

paid or free?

free

end product?

video / audio files

sharing options?

save or convert file

step

1

copy the URL

step

2

paste the URL

step

3

download preferred file type

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step

1

copy the URL

step

2

select convert or download

step

3

paste URL, select file type, & add email address

zamzar

keepvid

...after finding a video...


CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS:  

short video clips sample projects by other students

SIMILAR SITES:  

teachertube johnlocker.com

JUST A HEADS-UP: always consider “fair use” and copyright when saving and sharing videos

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