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Fantastic Tools for Schools 
50+ ways to rock! 
Vicki Davis, Teacher 
Slides and Links will be posted at 
Check out my new...
Fantastic Tools for Schools 
50+ ways to rock! 
Vicki Davis, Teacher 
• Let’s play 
Kahoot!
Pick three
Some favorite new tools 
 Kahoot – www.getkahoot.com 
 Plickers - www.plickers.com 
 Telegami – www.tellagami.com 
 Ex...
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
http://tinyurl.com/kindle-notecard 
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolc...
5 Most popular ebook readers 
 Kindle 
 iBook 
 Nook 
 Kobo 
 Google Play Books 
Learn More: Epic Ebook Guide 
http:/...
10 Places to Find, Download & 
Read Free or Inexpensive eBooks 
Site Link Site Link 
Project 
www.gutenberg. 
Gutenberg 
o...
6 Easy Ways to Publish eBooks 
1. Liber.io 
1. http://liber.io/ 
2. (Write in Google Drive  eBook) 
2. Draft 
1. http://d...
Did you know? 
 You can export your notes from Kindle or 
iBooks into Evernote? 
 See 11 Ways eBooks Can Improve Your Li...
#1 Reinventing Paper 
Reinventing Writing 
Recommendation 
 Evaluate Amazon Whispernet 
 Create a place where you can di...
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
#2 Reinventing Notetaking 
Popular Notebook Services 
1. Evernote 
2. One Note 
3. Google Keep 
Learn More: Reinventing Wr...
Notes area 
Reminders 
Search 
Shortcuts for frequently 
used items
Share your 
notetaking 
and files
One Note: Only Collaborative 
Notebook service
#2 Reinventing Notetaking 
Reinventing Writing 
Recommendation 
 Select an official notebook service for your school 
 C...
Meet the 
new 
notecard 
Hyperlink is part of bookmark 
Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 5
Features of 
the New 
Notecard 
(Diigo) 
Annotate Websites: Privately, 
To a group or publicly 
Group Bookmarks 
http://ph...
www.classtools.net 
Top Teaching 
• Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
• Classroom Management 
• Finding Cool Classroom Tool...
http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page 
Top Teaching 
• Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
• Classroom Management 
• Finding...
Top Teaching 
• Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
• Classroom Management 
• Finding Cool Classroom Tools 
• Building your P...
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
Dropbox * Google Drive * One Drive 
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolc...
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
Did you know? 
You’re not stuck! You can move your 
files. Mover.io
#5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets 
Dropbox: Did you know? 
 You can connect to your students and share files 
 Dropbox is a...
#5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets 
Google Drive: Did you know? 
 You can install Google Drive like a 
Dropbox Folder 
 You ...
One Drive: Did you know? 
 Integrated with Office and Windows 8 (no 
need to install) 
 If you don’t buy the service, on...
#5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets 
Reinventing Writing 
Recommendation 
 Set up collaborative writing tools 
 Make sure tea...
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher 
So much more than the “es...
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher 
1. Google Drive 
2. One D...
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
Did you know? 
#5 Reinventing Word Processors 
 Zamzar.com can convert almost any format? 
Part 1: How has writing 
been ...
#5 Reinventing Word Processors 
Reinventing Writing 
Recommendation 
 Set up collaborative writing tools 
 Make sure tea...
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
Class Twitter Accounts 
Open Doors 
Karen Lirenman 
Kathy Cassidy 
Building Student Learning Communities 
through Twitter ...
Did you 
know? 
http://www.classtools.net/twister/ 
You can make “Fake Tweets” at Classtools.net
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
#7 Reinventing Group Reports 
Popular Wiki Websites 
1. Wikispaces 
2. PBWiki 
3. Install Media Wiki 
Part 1: How has writ...
#7 Reinventing Group Reports 
Popular Group Website 
Creators 
1. Weebly 
2. Wix 
3. Webs 
4. Google Sites 
Part 1: How ha...
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
See https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/Mindmeister
Did 
you 
know? 
You should preplan what you’ll write before 
you start collaborative writing? 
Favorite outlining tools: ...
Brainstorming tool 
bubbl.us/ 
Source: http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html Top Teaching 
• Teaching Helps 
•Mak...
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing 
been reinvented? 
Reinventing Writing 
Hashtag: #JRNC 
@coolcatteacher
See: 7 Ways to Use Canva to Create 
Compelling Graphics 
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/canva-how-to/
Did you know? 
#9 Reinventing Illustrations 
 Captions under images are read 300% 
more than body copy 
 Headlines place...
Spelling City 
www.spellingcity.com 
Top Teaching 
• Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
• Classroom Management 
• Finding Co...
www.funbrain.com 
Top Teaching 
• Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
• Classroom Management 
• Finding Cool Classroom Tools ...
Visuwords – www.visuwords.com 
Top Teaching 
• Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
• Classroom Management 
• Finding Cool Cla...
Google Forms – A school survey 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding Cool Class...
Goes into Spreadsheet 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding Cool Classroom 
Too...
Cool Trick Copy out of spreadsheet into Wordle! 
Step 1: Convert Everything to lowercase by pasting into MS Word. 
Top Tea...
www.wordle.net 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding Cool Classroom 
Tools 
•Bu...
What Westwood Students own 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding Cool Classroom...
Wikisource: Copy Text from Famous Speech 
http://en.wikisource.org 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Class...
http://www.tagxedo.com/ 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding Cool Classroom 
T...
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding Cool Classroom 
Tools 
•Building your PLN ...
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding Cool Classroom 
Tools 
•Building your PLN ...
Wikis! http://westwood.wikispaces.com 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding Coo...
www.edmodo.com 
Free, blogging, assignments 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Findi...
Give assignments and receive responses 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding Co...
Trello – project management! 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding Cool Classro...
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding Cool Classroom 
Tools 
•Building your PLN ...
Build your circle of the wise 
“The next best thing to being wise oneself 
is to live in a circle of those who are.” C.S. ...
Tons of free resources for your whiteboard / classroom 
http://www.mentormob.com 
Theresa Allen’s page: http://j.mp/1dDkYb...
List.ly
Ed.ted.com – great flipped tool
Cel.ly: Mobile networks
App Advice 
• Find apps on iPad / iPod to find new 
tools 
• App Advice 
• Apps gone free 
• For Droid – 
• See Richard By...
Feedly.com 
Replacement for Google reader 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
•Classroom Management 
•Finding...
Netvibes.com or Pageflakes.com 
For building Classroom Monitoring Portals (CMP) 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Helps 
•Making Me...
My “personal” newspaper 
• Flipboard 
• Editor.flipboard.com – can co-curate 
magazines also! 
Top Teaching 
•Teaching Hel...
Staying Positive 
You become like those you are around. 
• What are you reading? 
• Kindle 
• iCatcher – iPhone/ iPad 
• E...
•Couch to 5K App 
•Weight Watchers App
30/30 app
www.hootsuite.com 
Schedule updates like lunch menus. 
Social Media 
• Sharing 
classroom and 
school 
happenings
Efolios 
• Weebly.com 
• Webs.com 
• Wixx.com 
• Wikispaces 
• Wordpress 
• Voicethread (for younger students) 
• Burn DVD...
http://rubistar.4teachers.org 
Top Teaching 
• Teaching Helps 
•Making Meaning 
• Classroom Management 
• Finding Cool Cla...
www.smugmug.com 
Monetize the photos your annual staff is taking. 
I hereby authorize the School to use 
photographs, vide...
Free painting software 
http://www.getpaint.net/ ---- ninite 
21st century 
competencies 
•eFolios 
•Collaborative Writing...
Audacity 
http://audacity.sourceforge.net
Stellarium 
http://www.stellarium.org 
21st century 
competencies 
•eFolios 
•Collaborative Writing 
•Cloud Tools for Whol...
Microsoft Worldwide Telescope 
http://www.worldwidetelescope.org 
21st century 
competencies 
•eFolios 
•Collaborative Wri...
Build your own planetarium 
http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ExperienceIt/ExperienceIt.aspx?Page=Dome 
21st century 
comp...
Citations 
• Son of Citation Machine 
• Noodlebib 
• EasyBib 
• Citation generator in Microsoft Word
Google nGram Viewer 
http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/ 
Research 
• Citation and 
Annotation 
• Authentic Research 
• Sharing ...
Google nGram 
Research 
• Citation and 
Annotation 
• Authentic Research 
• Sharing your 
findings
Wolfram Alpha 
http://www.wolframalpha.com 
Research 
• Citation and 
Annotation 
• Authentic Research 
• Sharing your 
fi...
Setting appointments 
• Timebridge 
• Doodle 
Productivity 
• Bridging Time 
Zones 
• Paperless 
Classroom 
• File Managem...
Livebinders 
http://livebinders.com/play/present?id=164223
Some new favorites 
• Wunderlist 
• Task Clone 
• EXTENSITY!!! 
• Snagit 
• LastPass
Fantastic Tools for Schools 
50+ ways to rock! 
Vicki Davis, Teacher
Mastermind Meetup #3 
• Web 2 Elevator Pitch 
• You will research a tool 
• Send one person forth with a 3 minute 
pitch. ...
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As you work to pick tools for your classroom, here are 50+ of my favorite tools for the classroom. This includes many that you can use for reinventing writing (my new book) but also ideas for every time of classroom.

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50+ of my favorite education technology tools

  1. 1. Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! Vicki Davis, Teacher Slides and Links will be posted at Check out my new book Reinventing Writing and Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds
  2. 2. Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! Vicki Davis, Teacher • Let’s play Kahoot!
  3. 3. Pick three
  4. 4. Some favorite new tools  Kahoot – www.getkahoot.com  Plickers - www.plickers.com  Telegami – www.tellagami.com  Extensity (managing Chrome extensions)  Thinglink www.thinglink.com  Tiny Tap www.tinytap.it Follow Free Tech for Teachers!! @rmbyrne Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #reinvent1 @coolcatteacher Random Awesomeness
  5. 5. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  6. 6. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  7. 7. http://tinyurl.com/kindle-notecard Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher Learn More: Chapter 3, Reinventing Writing
  8. 8. 5 Most popular ebook readers  Kindle  iBook  Nook  Kobo  Google Play Books Learn More: Epic Ebook Guide http://www.coolcatteacher.com/epic-ebook-guide/ Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher #1 Reinventing Paper
  9. 9. 10 Places to Find, Download & Read Free or Inexpensive eBooks Site Link Site Link Project www.gutenberg. Gutenberg org eReaderIQ www.ereaderiq. com Free Booksy www.freebooksy. com Book Bub www.bookbub.c om Bookish www.bookish.co m Hundred Zeroes www.hundredzer oes.com Goodreaders www.goodreads. com What Should I Read Next? www.whatshould ireadnext.com Which Book www.openingthe book.com/which book Calibre www.calibre-ebook. com Learn More: Epic Ebook Guide http://www.coolcatteacher.com/epic-ebook-guide/ Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher #1 Reinventing Paper
  10. 10. 6 Easy Ways to Publish eBooks 1. Liber.io 1. http://liber.io/ 2. (Write in Google Drive  eBook) 2. Draft 1. http://draftin.com/ 3. iBooks Author 4. LeanPub 1. http://leanpub.com/ 5. Powerpoint or Keynote (Yes you can!) 6. Scrivener Learn more: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/publish-ebooks-free/ Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher #1 Reinventing Paper
  11. 11. Did you know?  You can export your notes from Kindle or iBooks into Evernote?  See 11 Ways eBooks Can Improve Your Life: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/11-reasons-ebooks/  You can convert almost any format of ebook to another using Calibre?  See The Epic eBook Guide: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/epic-ebook-guide/  Students can set up a kindle email  Put them in a group and email docs to them (a small charge will be incurred unless you hook it up directly via cable.) Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher #1 Reinventing Paper
  12. 12. #1 Reinventing Paper Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Evaluate Amazon Whispernet  Create a place where you can distribute or link to free ebook content  Older students set up a profile on kindle.amazon.com  Learn to export notes from books  Make epublishing part of what you do Learn More: Chapter 3, Reinventing Writing
  13. 13. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  14. 14. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  15. 15. #2 Reinventing Notetaking Popular Notebook Services 1. Evernote 2. One Note 3. Google Keep Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 4 Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  16. 16. Notes area Reminders Search Shortcuts for frequently used items
  17. 17. Share your notetaking and files
  18. 18. One Note: Only Collaborative Notebook service
  19. 19. #2 Reinventing Notetaking Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Select an official notebook service for your school  Connect students and teachers  Share notes  Learn to capture, annotate, and find  See if students can find notes at a later date Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 4
  20. 20. Meet the new notecard Hyperlink is part of bookmark Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 5
  21. 21. Features of the New Notecard (Diigo) Annotate Websites: Privately, To a group or publicly Group Bookmarks http://physicsofthefuture.wikispaces.com Student efolios Citation Reports
  22. 22. www.classtools.net Top Teaching • Teaching Helps •Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  23. 23. http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page Top Teaching • Teaching Helps •Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  24. 24. Top Teaching • Teaching Helps •Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  25. 25. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  26. 26. Dropbox * Google Drive * One Drive Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  27. 27. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  28. 28. Did you know? You’re not stuck! You can move your files. Mover.io
  29. 29. #5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets Dropbox: Did you know?  You can connect to your students and share files  Dropbox is a great way to share videos  You can create a folder people can upload to using dropitto.me  Sortmybox will help you organize and move your dropbox materials  Jotform sends forms straight to Dropbox  Automate Dropbox with IFTTT  You can create a website from a Dropbox Folder using site44  My bookmarks of all the things you can do with Dropbox: https://www.diigo.com/user/coolcatteacher/dropbox Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  30. 30. #5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets Google Drive: Did you know?  You can install Google Drive like a Dropbox Folder  You can set up shared class folders  Google Drive can link with other services (like wevideo)  See “Becoming a Google Drive Master”  http://j.mp/gdrive-master
  31. 31. One Drive: Did you know?  Integrated with Office and Windows 8 (no need to install)  If you don’t buy the service, only 3 students can sign up PER DAY behind a firewall (I give it as a home assignment/ school supply)  Free versions of Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint available online with your files if you use it  Replaces the “Jump Drive” more easily than anything else. #5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets
  32. 32. #5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Set up collaborative writing tools  Make sure teachers know how to give text and voice feedback  Empower peer feedback  Train and connect everyone!  Teach students (and teachers) to convert files of all types  Teach students how to convert and use many types of cloud tools Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 6
  33. 33. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher So much more than the “essay” - reinventing wordprocessors
  34. 34. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher 1. Google Drive 2. One Drive (Microsoft Word/ Office 365) 3. Etherpad (for server installation)
  35. 35. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  36. 36. Did you know? #5 Reinventing Word Processors  Zamzar.com can convert almost any format? Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  37. 37. #5 Reinventing Word Processors Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Set up collaborative writing tools  Make sure teachers know how to give text and voice feedback  Empower peer feedback  Train and connect everyone!  Teach students (and teachers) to convert files of all types Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 7
  38. 38. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  39. 39. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  40. 40. Class Twitter Accounts Open Doors Karen Lirenman Kathy Cassidy Building Student Learning Communities through Twitter http://j.mp/lirenman-twitter Using Twitter in a Primary Classroom http://j.mp/primary-twitter
  41. 41. Did you know? http://www.classtools.net/twister/ You can make “Fake Tweets” at Classtools.net
  42. 42. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  43. 43. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  44. 44. #7 Reinventing Group Reports Popular Wiki Websites 1. Wikispaces 2. PBWiki 3. Install Media Wiki Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  45. 45. #7 Reinventing Group Reports Popular Group Website Creators 1. Weebly 2. Wix 3. Webs 4. Google Sites Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  46. 46. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  47. 47. See https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/Mindmeister
  48. 48. Did you know? You should preplan what you’ll write before you start collaborative writing? Favorite outlining tools: Hackpad, Google Drive, Etherpad, Office 365
  49. 49. Brainstorming tool bubbl.us/ Source: http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html Top Teaching • Teaching Helps •Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  50. 50. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  51. 51. Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #JRNC @coolcatteacher
  52. 52. See: 7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics http://www.coolcatteacher.com/canva-how-to/
  53. 53. Did you know? #9 Reinventing Illustrations  Captions under images are read 300% more than body copy  Headlines placed below an image are read by 10% more people than headlines above  Never break the left margin  Images should either have: story appeal or demonstrate something  See: http://blog.kissmetrics.com/shocking-truth-about-graphics/
  54. 54. Spelling City www.spellingcity.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps •Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  55. 55. www.funbrain.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps •Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  56. 56. Visuwords – www.visuwords.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps •Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  57. 57. Google Forms – A school survey Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  58. 58. Goes into Spreadsheet Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  59. 59. Cool Trick Copy out of spreadsheet into Wordle! Step 1: Convert Everything to lowercase by pasting into MS Word. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  60. 60. www.wordle.net Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  61. 61. What Westwood Students own Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  62. 62. Wikisource: Copy Text from Famous Speech http://en.wikisource.org Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  63. 63. http://www.tagxedo.com/ Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  64. 64. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  65. 65. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  66. 66. Wikis! http://westwood.wikispaces.com Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  67. 67. www.edmodo.com Free, blogging, assignments Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  68. 68. Give assignments and receive responses Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  69. 69. Trello – project management! Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  70. 70. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  71. 71. Build your circle of the wise “The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.” C.S. Lewis RSS Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  72. 72. Tons of free resources for your whiteboard / classroom http://www.mentormob.com Theresa Allen’s page: http://j.mp/1dDkYbO Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  73. 73. List.ly
  74. 74. Ed.ted.com – great flipped tool
  75. 75. Cel.ly: Mobile networks
  76. 76. App Advice • Find apps on iPad / iPod to find new tools • App Advice • Apps gone free • For Droid – • See Richard Byrne! • @rmbyrne Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  77. 77. Feedly.com Replacement for Google reader Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  78. 78. Netvibes.com or Pageflakes.com For building Classroom Monitoring Portals (CMP) Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  79. 79. My “personal” newspaper • Flipboard • Editor.flipboard.com – can co-curate magazines also! Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  80. 80. Staying Positive You become like those you are around. • What are you reading? • Kindle • iCatcher – iPhone/ iPad • Every Classroom matters (my show!) ;-) • Subscribe to videos and listen • Have a personal “radio station” for the drive to school Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  81. 81. •Couch to 5K App •Weight Watchers App
  82. 82. 30/30 app
  83. 83. www.hootsuite.com Schedule updates like lunch menus. Social Media • Sharing classroom and school happenings
  84. 84. Efolios • Weebly.com • Webs.com • Wixx.com • Wikispaces • Wordpress • Voicethread (for younger students) • Burn DVD 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
  85. 85. http://rubistar.4teachers.org Top Teaching • Teaching Helps •Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  86. 86. www.smugmug.com Monetize the photos your annual staff is taking. I hereby authorize the School to use photographs, videos, writings, artwork, and audio recordings of my child in school media and advertisements. I understand that I must notify the Ravenscroft Communications Office, in writing, to change this authorization. Ravenscroft School 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
  87. 87. Free painting software http://www.getpaint.net/ ---- ninite 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
  88. 88. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net
  89. 89. Stellarium http://www.stellarium.org 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
  90. 90. Microsoft Worldwide Telescope http://www.worldwidetelescope.org 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
  91. 91. Build your own planetarium http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ExperienceIt/ExperienceIt.aspx?Page=Dome 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
  92. 92. Citations • Son of Citation Machine • Noodlebib • EasyBib • Citation generator in Microsoft Word
  93. 93. Google nGram Viewer http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/ Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
  94. 94. Google nGram Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
  95. 95. Wolfram Alpha http://www.wolframalpha.com Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
  96. 96. Setting appointments • Timebridge • Doodle Productivity • Bridging Time Zones • Paperless Classroom • File Management
  97. 97. Livebinders http://livebinders.com/play/present?id=164223
  98. 98. Some new favorites • Wunderlist • Task Clone • EXTENSITY!!! • Snagit • LastPass
  99. 99. Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! Vicki Davis, Teacher
  100. 100. Mastermind Meetup #3 • Web 2 Elevator Pitch • You will research a tool • Send one person forth with a 3 minute pitch. • Your table will be pitched by 7 teams • All of us will vote on our favorite tool of the round

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