Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Beyond Google: Newest Tools for 21st Century Skills"

presented by my former high school English teacher Colleen Ruggieri, now a teacher at Canfield High School.

http://americanrhetoric.com/ = listen to famous speeches
http://artpad.art.com/gallery/ = paint on a digital canvas. Watch a video of your creative process.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ = free open source software for recording and editing sounds
http://bubbl.us/ = online brainstorming
http://engrade.com/ = course management system
http://fwfr.com/ = four word film reviews
http://gabcast.com/ = embed a flash audio player into your personal or corporate website/blog and communicate with your friends/family/colleagues/customers (some fees involved)
http://howjsay.com/ = talking dictionary
http://jingproject.com/ = share screen shots and videos of onscreen action
http://librivox.org/ = free online audiobooks
http://piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx = inspired picture writing
http://pocketmod.com/ = fold a piece of paper to store information
http://poets.org/ = see Ohio poets under the poetry map feature
http://tinyurl.com/ = make long URL’s more usable
http://voicethread.com/#home = record audio to an image
http://www.60secondrecap.com/ = 60 second video clips summarize literature
http://www.andreaplanet.com/andreamosaic/ = mosaic maker
http://www.corndancer.com/tunes/tunes_main.html = incorporate music with literature
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/ = photos and clips of historical events
http://www.glogster.com/ = online bulletin board
http://www.gotbrainy.com/ = picture and video dictionary
http://www.imagechef.com/ = make art with words
http://www.lumosity.com/ = brain building games
http://www.playlist.com/ = create free playlists
http://www.pow-pak.com/powpak.html = free web-design, blogging, and podcasting program created for educators by an educator
http://www.primopdf.com/index.aspx = free PDF creator
http://www.rhapsody.com/welcome.html = listen to songs, create playlists (after free trial subscription is required)
http://www.shmoop.com/ = literature learning guides
http://www.smithmag.net/ = 6 word memoirs
http://www.smithteens.com/ = 6 word memoirs for a teen audience
http://www.studystack.com/ = find, create, and print flashcards
http://www.surveymonkey.com/ = can use for pre-assessment of student’s knowledge
http://www.webook.com/ = see 911 writers block for ideas
http://www.wordle.net/ = generates word clouds
http://www.xtranormal.com/ = make a movie
https://www.schoology.com/home.php = course management system

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