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Summer 1 and 2 - 2014 Portal Page

Page history last edited by Kevin Spurgin 6 years ago

Course Calendar    Summer 1 Portal only   Summer 2 Portal only   Summer 2014 Student Profiles Page      Syllabus

 

 

Below are some links other students have found useful. The tables for posting your URL and signing up for presentations and Web 2.0 tools can be found below this information.

 

Visual Literacy

 

Creative Commons Links:

The Creative Commons website provides easy to understand licensing that generally allows others to use your work and/or modify.  Various licenses are available under Creative Commons and on this site you can generate your license for posting on your website or on work you have created.

http://ccmixter.org - ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want. Unlike freeplaymusic (which is often used as a source of music for educators), this site offers open source music that can be used in podcasts, on websites, etc.

http://www.freesound.org/ - The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs.

http://openclipart.org/ - Open clip art with a very nice library of clipart that is high quality

 

Photo Sites - safe photos

Some free photos- Some are free and some cost (but are cheap). Photos are high quality and large so do not pixelate on photo stories, etc.

http://sxc.hu - one of my favorite copyright free photo sites; great quality and resolution.

Photo Sharing in Plain English - from Common Craft

http://flickr.com - loads of photos on this site.  Be sure to check copyright before using.

 

If you want to see all my links and add some of your own, go here:  http://butleratutb.pbworks.com/w/page/15207951/List-of-Links

 

 

SUMMER 2 (Summer 1 is below)

Please add the relevant information in the table below. Be sure to check your posted hyperlink to ensure that it does indeed go to your wiki page for this course.

 

    Name
E-mail Address
URL to YOUR course wiki page for 6340
Articles to Read Team Sharing
Dr. Janice Butler
janice.butler@utb.edu http://bit.ly/6340sp14
1
  Kimberly Banda kimcheer2002@gmail.com 

http://butleratutb.pbworks.com/w/page/82935703/EDTC%206340%20Assignments

 

1
  Jose Antonio Davila  jose.a.davila@utb.edu  http://joseantoniodavila.pbworks.com/w/page/82835569/EDTC%206340 
1
  Todd Gruhn

todd.gruhn129@utb.edu

gruhntm@gmail.com

http://gruhn.pbworks.com/w/page/83004763/EDTC6340Wiki 
2
   Chris Hilgeman

chrishilgeman@yahoo.com

http://6340class.pbworks.com/w/page/82918972/FrontPage 
2
   Maria Ing
riagirl83@gmail.com  http://mariaing.pbworks.com/w/page/82558084/EDTC%206340

 

2
  David Brook Park dbrookpark@yahoo.com

EDTC 6340

3
  Michael James Rigal mrigal@gmail.com

Michael's PBworks EDTC 6340 Direct Wiki Page

 

3
   Kevin Spurgin

kevinspurgin6@gmail.com

http://kevinspurgin.pbworks.com/w/page/82926241/EDTC%206340%20Applications%20of%20Advanced%20Technologies

 

4
  Morgan Tucker  tucker.morgan@yahoo.com  http://edtc6340mtucker.pbworks.com/w/page/82820461/Morgan%20Tucker%20EDTC%206340

 

Project Presentation Table

Please select the date and time for which you will present your final project.  

 

 

 

Date: August 5, 2014  Date: August 12, 2014
Time
Student Name
Time
Student Name
6:10 PM
D. Brook Park  6:10 PM
Todd Gruhn
6:30 PM
Morgan Tucker
6:30 PM
Kevin Spurgin 
6:50 PM
Maria Ing  6:50 PM
Jose A. Davila 
7:10 PM   7:10 PM Michael Rigal
7:30 PM   7:30 PM Kimberly Banda 
7:50 PM   7:50 PM Ruth M Reyes 

 

SUMMER 2

Sign up for the three Web 2.0 technologies that you will research and present to the class.

 

Student  Name

Three (3) Web 2.0 Technologies

Approved by JWB

 

 

 

David Brook Park 

Educreations

 

Pros: Rich interactive whiteboard that has both video and audio recording. 

 

Cons: Easier to use the iPad app. Limited to no recording editing possible. 

 

Cost: Free

 

Ease of Learning: Easy

 

Student Accounts: Yes

 

Versatility: Medium

 

Uses: Students and teachers can create video and audio recordings. 

 

Wordle

 

Pros:

 

Cons:

 

Cost: Free

 

Ease of Learning: Easy

 

Student Accounts:

 

Versatility: Medium

 

Uses: Create word clouds

 

Khan Academy

Tutorial Video

Pros:

Cons:

Cost:

Ease of Learning:

Student Accounts:

Versatility:

Uses:

Not really a Web 2.0 tool - as in students generating content
Morgan Tucker
Educreations

Tutorial Video

Pros:

Cons:

Cost:

Ease of Learning:

Student Accounts:

Versatility:

Uses:

great!
Popplet

Tutorial Video

Pros:

Cons:

Cost:

Ease of Learning:

Student Accounts:

Versatility:

Uses:

great!
Google Drive

Tutorial Video

Pros:

Cons:

Cost:

Ease of Learning:

Student Accounts:

Versatility:

Uses:

Make sure you cover how students can generate content
Michael Rigal

Text2Mindmap

Pros:

Cons:

Cost:

Ease of Learning:

Student Accounts:

Versatility:

Uses:

great!

TimeToast

Pros:

Cons:

Cost:

Ease of Learning:

Student Accounts:

Versatility:

Uses:

Great!

Quizlet

Pros:

Cons:

Cost:

Ease of Learning:

Student Accounts:

Versatility:

Uses:

OK - but be sure you cover how students can generate content
Jose Antonio Davila   

Prezi:

 

Video Tutorial: 

 

 

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Uses:  

Too expensive for students Find something similar that is free for students 
 

Schoology: 

 

Video Tutorial: 

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NOT a web 2.0 tool - please review the discussion on Web 2.0 tools. It doesn't seem like you have the concept yet.
 

Edmodo:

 

  

 

Video Tutorial:

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Alreaady selected by someone else.
Maria Ing 

Linoit - click for link to site

Online sticky notes that can be used by teachers to prompt students and receive feedback from students. Teachers can replace real sticky notes which can add up and get expensive and instead use the Linoit service. It also allows for the posting of images, weblinks and videos.  Boards can be saved for future use or reference.  

Click for Tutorial Video 

Click for demo of Linoit in a classroom

Pros: access from anywhere, can post from a phone or iPad, organize in any visual method, set due dates on stickies (broadcast to phone and calendars), use bulletin board as a meeting place to share/collaborate

Cons: students may post inappropriate comments or pictures (as teachers we have to combat this anyway) Students can add a "tag" which will be their name so we can monitor who is posting comments. 

Cost: Free

Ease of Learning: easy, quick to learn, dependable

Student Accounts: no login needed, students are given a URL, they contribute from the link.

Versatility: visible on any computer screen

Uses: Can be used in any subject to post information for students, or as an interactive tool in which students can post ideas, information or feedback.  Images, links, and videos can also be posted by users.  

Other: Can login with twitter, Facebook or Google; weblink of ideas

Great!

Studystack.com - click for link to site

Program that allows for the use of pre made study information or allows for the creation of their own.  It has a variety of flashcard activities which helps with repetitive review of content.   

Click for Tutorial Video

 Pros:  preloaded questions from a variety of subject areas and tests (SAT, ACT, etc.); variety of learning tools (flashcards, matching games, puzzles, hangman) which allows for different learning styles and a variety of different ways to cover the same material; you can edit existing information or create one from scratch, study cards are printable and can be studied on phones. 

Cons: Some activities require Java. The web interface is very cluttered looking, but still usable. 

Cost: Free

Ease of Learning: Very Easy

Student Accounts: students can create their own accounts, but they are not connected to a teacher account.

Versatility: This can be used at home to review.  Parents always ask how to help their students do better, having them study with their child at home creates a more meaningful learning environment and parents can better monitor what their child is learning. Also a great tool for preparing for college entrance exams. 

Uses: Can be used in any subject as a review tool of vocabulary, formulas, facts, dates, etc., in preparation for tests and quizzes.

OK  - but remember - Web 2.0 is not about teacher developing content - it is about students generating content and collaborating. Be sure to focus on this.

ToonDoo - click for link to site

Comic strip creating tool which provides an place to easily create customizable, publishable,  personalized cartoons.  It's a simple drag and drop or click to create interface.  It allows for the expression of views, opinions, angst or just having fun. 

Click for Tutorial Video

Example of classroom use: www.classroom20.com

Pros: no artistic ability needed, easy drag and drop usage, 

Cons: no drawing ability (decrease creativity), must set up an account

Cost: Free

Ease of Learning: Very Easy

Student Accounts: No, but an account must be set up in order to use

Versatility: A large variety of characters and backgrounds are available to allow adaptation for all areas and allow for some creative diversity between students works. Challenges students to turn verbal/textual  information into visual information and demonstrate computer skills. 

Uses: Can be adapted for any classroom. It will be very easy to use in an English or Social Studies class to show timelines or a story of characters or events. (fictional or historical).  Science and Math could also use the tool to show steps in a process or formula.

Other: Teachers Guide to ToonDoo

Great!
Kimberly Banda 

Dropbox

Tutorial Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDdaPBdYYMs

 

Pros: Students are able to upload their work to share with others in the classroom. This is another subtitution for emailing but it holds more space for students' presentations, etc than regular emails.

Cons: Need to pay for more space, Files in dropbox can be sent to others. (Privacy issue)

Cost: Free.    Need to buy  more space.

Ease of Learning:  Easy

Student Accounts: Students may make accounts for school or personal.

Versatility: This can be accessed from any computer.

Uses: This can be used for any subject area in order to submit assignments. The students can share their work with others to compare works.

OK - but be sure to focus on collaboration and student generated content

Wiggio

Tutorial Video: www.wiigio.com

Pros: Host virtual meetings and conference calls, send email and voice messages, take polls online, upload files, managae events on calendar.

Cons: Doesn't offer specific teacher and student accounts. It's just a group account. 

Cost: Free

Ease of Learning: Not Easy

Student Accounts: No.  

Versatility: Many opportunites to collaborate

Uses: Can be used for discussions, scheduling assignments, uploading files.

Great!

Today's Meet

Tutorial Video: http://learnitin5.com/Todays-Meet

Pros: Groups are able to post in there, limits who can join your room, closes room when not ready to post, keeps rooms open for a year.

Cons: must have access to a computer at school, limits the amount of words to type, once it's posted it cannot be removed.

Cost: free

Ease of Learning: Somewhat difficult

Student Accounts: Yes

Versatility: no. It's a backchannel

Uses: discussions/ meetings, presentations, movies and silent activities.

Great!
Kevin Spurgin 

Populr

Tutorial Video

ProsAttractive and varied templates are easy to modify and use; intuitive; makes information visually appealing; alternative to DropBox, ShareFile, and static webpages; quick way to create a short great looking presentation; multiple forms of media can be added to a Pop (page); functional analytics and feedback lets you know who's looking

Cons: Primarily geared toward business not education; the help pages can be lacking; limited number of themes available

Cost: Free

Ease of Learning: Easy

Student Accounts: Yes

Versatility: Very versatile as a method for transmitting and presenting information in a way that is aesthetically pleasing

Uses: Could be used in any content area by students sharing information whether it be a short presentation or a research type assignment. Being limited to one page (Pop) forces students to hone in on the most important information.

Science - present findings from an experiment

Social Studies - groups share various cultural perspectives on a social issue

Math - share how math relates to a real world scenario

English - present a book report/summary complete with images and video

Looks interesting!  Great!

Google Sites

Tutorial Video

Pros: Excellent capabilities for wiki and intranet; seemlessly incorporates all Google tools and resources; almost endless capacity to generate content from students that can be submitted digitally to teachers; privacy settings available to limit access

Cons: Calendar pages can be difficult to navigate; bland themes; must be at least 13 years old to hold an account

Cost: Free

Ease of Learning: Easy

Student Accounts: Yes

Versatility: Because of the combined power of all the Google tools, the possibilities are almost limitless as this tool can be used to build 21st century skills in learners and create responsible digital citizens

Uses: Excellent tool for collaboration, document sharing and minor project management; students can create their own websites and e-portfolios

Science - collaborate with lab group on experimental design and implementation

Social Studies - create a website full of content on a specific social group or historical event

Math - present the findings of an historical figure such as Albert Einstein and his contribution to math and society

English - develop an e-portfolio based on a novel

OK - but be sure to focus on collaboration and student generated content

RealtimeBoard

Tutorial Video

Pros:

Cons:

Cost:

Ease of Learning:

Student Accounts:

Versatility:

Uses:

Looks great!
Chris Hilgeman 

Conceptboard

Demo:

Pros:

Cons:

Cost:

Ease of Learning:

Student Accounts:

Versatility:

Uses: 

Misc:

Great!

Examtime

Demo:

Pros:

Cons:

Cost:

Ease of Learning:

Student Accounts:

Versatility:

Uses: 

Misc:

 
Nice.  Great!
     
   
   
     
   
   
     
   
   
     

 

 

 

SUMMER 1

Please add the relevant information in the table below. Be sure to check your posted hyperlink to ensure that it does indeed go to your wiki page for this course.

 

    Name
E-mail Address
URL to YOUR course wiki page for 6340
Articles to Read Team Sharing
Dr. Janice Butler
janice.butler@utb.edu http://bit.ly/6340sp14
 1
  Benjamin Caulder ben@caulder.net 

http://bit.ly/6340caulder

  Natalie Cepeda

natalie.cepeda1@utb.edu 

nataliecepeda12@yahoo.com

http://nataliecepeda6340coursework.pbworks.com/w/page/81627599/FrontPage

  Rose Cepeda

rcepeda610@gmail.com

https://my.pbworks.com/  

http://myeportfoliorosecepeda.pbworks.com/w/page/81584624/EDTC%206340

  Keith Dauphiney

 keith.Dauphiney125@utb.edu

kdauphiney@gmail.com

http://edtc6340keithdauphiney.pbworks.com/w/page/81586004/Keith%20Dauphiney%20EDTC%206340  
  Sean Getchell

sean.getchell120@utb.edu

sgetchel@yahoo.com 

http://sgedtc6340.pbworks.com/w/page/80836346/Home 

2
  Lu Human  lhumanfbs@yahoo.com   http://edtc6340butleradvancedappsoftech.pbworks.com/w/page/80986517/EDTC%206340
  Crystal Lee
edwa514@gmail.com

http://cleeedtc6340.pbworks.com/w/page/81488915/Home

  Nora Medrano

 nora.medrano1@utb.edu

noramedrano85@hotmail.com

http://noramedrano.pbworks.com/w/page/81328967/EDTC6340

3
  Hillary Parrish
hillaryannparrish@gmail.com
http://hillaryparrishedtc6340.pbworks.com/ 
3   Cynthia Rios cynthia.rios05@gmail.com 
http://criosedtc6340.pbworks.com/w/page/81266387/EDTC%206340 
  Cinthia Sierra

Cinthia.Sierra3@utb.edu

cinthialsierra@gmail.com

http://cinthiasierra1986.pbworks.com/w/page/81930641/EDTC%206340

 

 

 

  Victoria Vasquez-Gonzalez  vasquezgonzalezv@gmail.com  http://bit.ly/6340Vasquez 

 

SUMMER 1 (Summer 2 is below.)

 

 

Student  Name

Three (3) Web 2.0 Technologies

Approved by JWB

Sean Getchell 

Quizlet - makes it easy to create and share flash cards or mock test materials, whether studying with a few friends or an entire class. It works fine studying almost any subject you can think of, from languages and vocabulary to history, science, or the arts. If you need to learn or review a subject, chances are Quizlet would be an invaluable addition to your learning repertoire.  

  • Link to site: http://www.quizlet.com
  • Tutorial video:  Quizlet tutorial
  • Pros: Free (may pay for Teacher upgrade), students can study on their own without the assistance of an adult, create tests/quizzes, mobile device compatibility, no software installation, and study games.  
  • Cons: Ads for a free account, be aware that since the flash cards are made by other users, the information might not always be correct. 
  • Ease of Use: Very easy to learn 
  • Student Account: Yes
  • Math: Teachers or students alike could create a set of flashcards for math problems, and students could review them alone, share and review as a small group or class. Not limited to just classroom...may be shared through quizlet.com. 
  • Science: A teacher could create flash cards for the planets in our solar system. The students could use them to review for a test, create sample tests to acclimate them to the content, and study alone or in groups. 
  • Social Studies: A teacher could create flash cards for the 50 states in the United States to help the class prepare for an upcoming test. Students could then review and/or share this resource, even creating their own quiz or tests to further prepare.
  • Language Arts: The teacher could create flash cards for the main topics for an upcoming Spanish test. The class could use the teacher's cards, or they could create their own, create sample quizzes, and study alone or study with fellow classmates through quizlet.com.

 

jwb

Jing - A free and simple way to start sharing images and short videos. Whether work, home, or play, Jing gives you the ability to add basic visual elements, minor image editing, and the ability to share them through Screencast. 

  • Link to sitehttp://www.techsmith.com/jing
  • Tutorial video:  Jing tutorial
  • Pros: Free
  • Cons: Requires software installation, not quite as robust as the paid version (SnagIt) 
  • Ease of Use: If you have a background in image/video program, it is very easy to learn to use. Otherwise, I would an intermediate level of knowledge is needed. 
  • Student Account: N/A - free download (or paid version named SnagIt...yes, I love SnagIt, so sue me).
  • Math: Teachers or students alike could use the video creation tool to show how to perform a certain math problem, or students could show their work.  
  • Science: A teacher or student could quickly get images to include in a presentation, or simply create a short video on a specific scientific topic to share with their fellow students or instructor.  
  • Social Studies: A teacher or student could use either the video or image capturing capability to create a presentation to better illustrate Social Studies concepts being discussed in class. Perhaps the teacher requests pictures of the last five presidents for five assigned countries in the world. The tool could take screenshots and you could then upload them to share online, or paste them into a presentation. 
  • Language Arts: The teacher or student alike could use the image capturing or video tool to show how how to use a specific language concept, or better illustrate how a tool should be used in class. 

 

jwb

PollDaddy - A tool that allows you to create surveys and polls for whatever you need answers to, whether you are a student or a teacher, this will serve you well.

  • Link to sitehttp://www.polldaddy.com
  • Tutorial video:  Polldaddy tutorial
  • Pros: Free, no software installation, unlimited usage, collect feedback (from web, e-mail, iPad, or social), and easy to generate and share reports. 
  • Cons: Requires software installation, not quite as robust as the paid version (SnagIt) 
  • Ease of Use: If you can enter questions, you can use the software. 
  • Student Account: Yes - you have the option to pay or use the free version. 
  • Math: Teachers could quickly get feedback from students on how well they understood certain topics or sections of content.   
  • Science: A teacher could quickly get input from students or parents on what would interest them for special topics or presentation ideas. Think science fairs or end-of-year presentations. The more the students are engaged, the more they will want to learn.   
  • Social Studies: A teacher could ask students how much they know about particular study topics, and allow the teacher to focus as much or as little, as needed. This could save the teacher time to focus on other topics that might need more time or attention. 
  • Language Arts: The teacher in an ESL classroom could ask students about their comfort level in the language and pinpoint potential areas that could use more (or less) attention.

 

jwb
Cynthia Rios 

Glogster EDU 

 

Demo of tool

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=MvC47fUANLk

 

Pros: relevant digital content and easy to use interface inside a classroom, digital paper for mixing text, images, audio and videos, Glogster on the go it can be used on your smartphone and tablet.

 

Cons: not free

 

Cost: Elementary 30 students 1 teacher $39.00 per year/ Secondary 125 students 1 teacher $95.00 per year/ Faculty 250 students 10 teachers $390.00 per year

 

Ease of Learning: Easy

 

Student Accounts: Yes

 

Versatility: Can it be used in many ways or does it have many features that offer variety

 

Links to Tutorials:  http://youtu.be/ij7KTcl0QEk 

 

How it could be used in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, others (A one liner for each subject area will suffice)

 

Anything else you may want to add.


jwb
Remind101 is a free communication platform built for teachers.  It enables you to safely and efficiently update students and parents about important information relating to the classroom and school activities. 

 

Cel.ly - Celly is a platform for ad-hoc social networks that is accessible via iPhoneAndroidWeb, SMS text and even email. Our emergent networks connect individuals and communities for instant and easy communication. With Celly, educators can exchange group messages, send quizzes, and create school wide alerts. 

 

Demo of tool - http://youtu.be/0A5Gp58qr08 

 

Pros: easy set up, Communicate with others instantly, App available for tablets and smartphones.

 

Cons: 

 

Cost: free

 

Ease of Learning: Easy

 

Student Accounts: Yes 

 

Versatility: Can it be used in many ways or does it have many features that offer variety. 

 

Links to Tutorials http://youtu.be/0A5Gp58qr08 

 

How it could be used in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, others (A one liner for each subject area will suffice)

 

Anything else you may want to add.

 

jwb

Dr. Butler I've changed Remind 101 to Cel.ly because Remind 101 is only a tool for teachers and not students. 

Collaborize Classroom 

 

Demo of tool - http://bit.ly/o0EKLg 

 

Pros:  deeper participation inside and outside the classroom, engage students in online activities and assignments. Detailed student participation for easy grading. It’s Free.

 

Cons: None

 

Cost: Free

 

Ease of Learning: Easy

 

Student Accounts: Yes

 

Versatility: Can it be used in many ways or does it have many features that offer variety The question-answer-result format makes this online education platform versatile. 

 

English teachers can facilitate discussions and literature circles.

 

Science teachers can allow lab groups to collaborate on experiments conducted in class.

 

Foreign Language teachers can create a venue for students to practice their language skills with online dialogue and question/answer drills

 

History teachers can incorporate current events into their curriculum for discussion.

 

Its simplicity provides infinite possibilities for a blended-learning environment that supports many subject areas.

 

Links to Tutorials http://youtu.be/jj1WlXjpyzg http://www.collaborizeclassroom.com/resources

  

 
Nora Medrano 

educreations- is a community used globally with the purpose for ANYONE to share what they know or learn from others. This is like a white board that lets you present what you need to share with others. 

  • Pros: Create short video tutorials, free, add pictures, save, and share 
  • Cons: To save work you need an account with educreations.
  • Cost: Free
  • Ease of learning: Very Easy
  • Student Accounts: No 
  • Versatility: educreations is versatile as it allows the user to upload pictures from the library or take pictures of something else to explain a certain concept. 
  • Link: http://www.educreations.co 
  • Tutorial Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oer20QtZdMo
  • Math:  you can have the students write the problem and solve it while they record themselves. They can share it with their partner and give each other feedback.
  • Science: Student is able to upload the picture of, let's say, the heart and label the parts of the heart while recording their findings.
  • Social Studies: students can label the map of the United States.
  • Language Arts: Student can defend the character of a story or share their view on them and then share with the rest of the class.
jwb

Google Sites- Google Sites serves as a wiki and allows students to collaborate and share webpages.

 

  • Pros: access from school or home, free, allows collaboration,  administrator can limit access, schools have used it before
  • Cons: requires account, need to be age 13 to use, school has no control of site, need gmail account.
  • Cost: Free
  • Ease of Learning: Somewhat difficult
  • Student Accounts: No 
  • Versatility: many features that offer variety
  • Link: https://sites.google.com/
  • Tutorial Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md5YK_CxD3s 
  •  Math- Teacher can upload videos to Google sites allowing students to review the steps. Students can then comment and create a discussion. 
  • Science- teacher can create teams through Google sites. Each team will create a page and work on part of the experiment or assignment. Students can comment on each others work and give ideas on how to improve it or make it look more appealing. 
  • Social Studies- Teacher can create a Google sites page and add games for students to review various wars and about the government. such as https://sites.google.com/site/gameonlearning/social-studies-ms-games 
  • Language Arts- Teacher can upload games for students to review and also can add a paragraph to be edited. Students will need to go into google sites, edit the paragraph, and comment on 2-3 of their peers editing. 

 

 

jwb
ToonDoo : 
  • Pros: no drawing needed to make a cartoon comic, drag and drop characters and backgrounds to story board, you can add your own dialogue and share them.
  • Cons: no drawing to show artistic side, have to make an account.
  • Cost: Free
  • Ease of Learning: somewhat easy
  • Student Accounts: No 
  • Versatility: many features that offer variety
  • Link: http://www.toondoo.com
  • Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgPTMP82-Hg 
  •  Math-students can work in groups to show the steps to work on solving a problem. 
  • Science- students can reflect on the experiment or assignment by creating a comic strip.
  • Social Studies- students can work in groups to show their interpretation of a war or even in history 
  • Language Arts- students can create a story board and have other groups edit the comics. 
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Victoria Vasquez-Gonzalez  Trello jwb

Mindmeister allows for the creation of collaborative mind maps. 

  • Pros: Students are able to work together and see real-time editing.  Available as a website, iOS, and Android platforms.  Online account is not needed.  Users are able to share and export maps as MS Word and PPT files.
  • Cons: Users are able to edit each others' posts.  A design template should be established before mind mapping so that the design is not chaotic and confused. Communication is limited to small chunks of text to avoid redundancy.
  • Cost: Free; upgrades available to purchase.  Upgrades offer the ability to create more maps and more ways to share.
  • Ease of Learning:  Moderately easy, particularly for those who are familiar with the structure of a mind map.  
  • Student Accounts: No
  • Versatility: Versatility is offered in the design of the mind map, but it does not offer extra features beyond the mind mapping.
  • Tutorials:  http://www.mindmeister.com/blog/tutorial-videos/
  • Math:  Students could create a map for a word problem with multiple possible solutions. Create nodes for each solution, then create child nodes to outline the steps/strategies. 
  • Social Studies/Science:  Mind map sequential properties can be used for note taking; ideas can be linked together.  
  • Language Arts:  Could be used for literature study to create a timeline of the story, characters and their links to one another, etc.   
  • Technology/Auto Mechanics:  Maps could be used as a comprehensive database/knowledge inventory of equipment that students have had experience with.  Type of equipment --> Brand --> Model --> Specifications. 
jwb

Linoit is a very robust organization/brain storming/collaboration app that allows users to utilize the familiar “sticky notes” concept to post ideas onto a virtual bulletin board.  In addition, users can also post image files, video clips, documents, and simple text.  The app also allows the creation of groups to share a board.  For example, a student might have several individual boards for personal use/independent projects, a board shared with their history class, another with a chess group, etc. 

 

 

  • Pros:  Allows users to maintain individual, private boards, as well as share boards with different groups of other users.  Available as a website, iOS, and Android platforms.  The app allows users a limited amount of downloads of attachments posted by others.
  • Cons: Space is limited to 10mb per sticky note and 50mb total storage per month.  More space is available through a premium account.  
  • Cost: Free; upgrade to premium available to purchase.  Premium account offers 100mb per sticky, 1gb monthly storage, search options, and no ads.
  • Ease of Learning:  Very easy.  Very little to no learning curve.
  • Student Accounts: No
  • Versatility: Very versatile in the types of attachments that can be uploaded/posted.
  • Tutorials:  http://linoit.com/users/linoit-com/canvases/How%20to%20lino; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhGcCX3iXWc
  • All core areas:  The app’s strengths is as a community bulletin board when used by a group.  Classes/groups would use this when working on a project that may involve more than just ideas committed to paper, such as on a mind map.  The capabilities of Linoit to add various attachments provides a more visual experience to collaboration. 

 

jwb
Hillary Parrish  PowToon:  Create professional, animated presentations that can be posted to Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube for free.
•    Demo of tool: http://www.powtoon.com/
•    Pros:  Posts to various media, accessible anywhere with an internet connection, great animations.
•    Cons:  Must have a login, must remember login and password, must have an internet connection, animations could be distracting to students.
•    Cost: Free (Paid versions available)
•    Ease of Learning:  Somewhat difficult
•    Student Accounts: Yes
•    Versatility:  PowToon could be used for education or business.  Theoretically, a student could continue using this after school.  
•    Tutorials:  http://www.powtoon.com/tutorials/
•    Math:  High school students could create a PowToon teaching younger students quick ways to remember formulas.
•    Science:  Students could create a PowToon that describes the constellations.  
•    Social Studies:  Students could create a PowToon that demonstrates their research on the three branches of government.
•    Language Arts:  Students could create a PowToon that is like a book report.
•    Business:  Students could create a PowToon that demonstrates their research on technology professionals that have contributed to the field.
•    Ag:  Students in upper level ag classes could create a PowToon for the entry level class to teach the safety procedures for the shop.
jwb
Storybird:  Storybird is a way to create books and collaborate while creating books.
•    Demo of tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QkKhWIxAPg
•    Pros:  Collaborative, accessible anywhere with an internet connection, work can be shared with others, can write without worrying about illustrating.
•    Cons:  Must have a login, must remember login and password, must have an internet connection, geared toward younger students, art is simple.
•    Cost: Free (Paid versions available)
•    Ease of Learning:  Easy
•    Student Accounts: Yes
•    Versatility: Storybird would be used for education or home use.  
•    Tutorials:  http://techtutorials.edublogs.org/2011/09/05/storybird/
•    Math:  Students could write a story about bigger/smaller, taller/shorter, etc. to teach younger students about these concepts.
•    Science:  Students could write a story about weather, animals, trees, etc.  
•    Social Studies:  Students could write about a historical figure or a time in history.
•    Language Arts:  Students would be reinforcing their Language Arts skills through writing a story.  Even very young students could dictate their story as a group to the teacher and the teacher could type it.  Students could be divided into groups and each group could take turns "writing" a page.  Older students could work in partners or alone.
jwb
Today's Meet:  Today's Meet is a backchannel that does not require a login.
•    Demo of tool: http://prezi.com/aylqhmd3fpuj/todays-meet-demo/
•    Pros:  Collaborative, accessible anywhere with an internet connection, conversations can be saved and printed, no login, some quiet students will feel free to express their views.
•    Cons:  Must have an internet connection, all students need a computer/mobile device, sometimes it is blocked as social media, it is a deterrent for some students that don't write/spell well.
•    Cost: Free
•    Ease of Learning:  Easy
•    Student Accounts:  No
•    Versatility: It is not versatile at all.  It is just a backchannel.
•    Tutorials:  http://learnitin5.com/Todays-Meet
•    Math:  The teacher could post questions to check for understanding or as a review game.  There would be no argument over who answered first because it would be displayed on the screen.  Or, students could even work together in partners to collaborate on the answer and one of them would be responsible for typing the answer.
•    Science:  Students can ask questions during lecture.  Some students will answer other students' questions.  Questions that are not yet answered can be answered by the teacher by looking at the questions at various intervals.  Students have more ownership in the lesson because students that do well with lecture can help others, and students that need more help do not feel as bad asking a question online.
•    Social Studies:  Students could debate a multitude of different issues such as politics, laws being passed, limitations on government access to our personal information, etc.
•    Language Arts:  Students could discuss a book they are reading or work on spelling, punctuation, and grammar.  It could also be used as a story starter.
•    Business:  In a Keyboarding class, students could practice their keyboarding skills after they have learned all the keys.  In almost any Business class, students could discuss how to earn interest vs. things for which you must pay the bank interest, IRAs, taxes, etc.
•    Spanish:  Students could practice their Spanish spelling and grammar skills by holding a conversation with their peers in their own class or grouping with another class at their school or at another school. 
jwb
Benjamin Caulder 

Penzu 

jwb

Google Classroom - Google Classroom is Google's LMS in Beta (more like Gamma...) and will be released this Fall. It takes the Google Drive suite and makes in native to an LMS so when a student finishes an assignment, it is submitted from the app used. It is very exciting. I was given an invite to preview it over the summer. This is a link: http://www.google.com/edu/classroom/

 

Popplet

Popplet is a thinking map application available on the web and as an iPad app.

Pro: visual; insert images; collaborative; expansive

Cons: students not connected to teacher

Cost: free for education

Ease of learning: easy

Student accounts: N/A

Versatility: it is what it is

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxLDsWHsQ1g

 

How would you use this and how would students use it? As long as you answer the questions - you can use this. 
Piktochart  jwb
Lu Human 

UTellStory is a multimedia storytelling and sharing community where you can easily create and share stories with audio, image, video and words

 

Demo of tool on UTellStory website-http://www.utellstory.com/# 

Pros: Allows students to tell their own story and allows other students to collaborate with you to add, comment or revise their story, has specific search engines for Creative Commons and Public Domain 

Cons: Could incorporate more into the free version, only 30 seconds of audio per slide, younger students will need adult support

Cost: Free or an upgraded version for educators is $50/year. 

Ease of Learning:  Easy

Student Accounts: Yes

Versatility: You can use different types of media to create your story 

Links to Tutorials: http://youtu.be/MCc4iqOVq2g

http://youtu.be/BkacL7U7DwU   http://youtu.be/znSsikQFPGM

How it could be used in Science-can have students take videos or photos of science projects and the narrate to explain procedure, Social Studies-photos of people from different lands and can provide text to elaborate on images, Language Arts-students can view a presentation and then create a narrative to express their feelings about the images or their experiences from the images, History-create stories retelling different events in history or create a newscast for today's occurring history

Anything else you may want to add. UTellStory allows teachers to reward students with stickers for completing tasks

 

jwb

StoryJumper is a website where teachers, parents or even children can publish their own children’s books.

  

Demo of tool at the website--http://www.storyjumper.com/

Pros: Students can lead with a great idea or illustration, There is many prompts to help students get start on their book

Cons: Younger students might need a little more hands-on guidance throughout the book-making process. Once you're actually creating the book, there isn't much technical assistance unless you refer back to the main help page. No way for collaborative learning

Cost: Free but to purchase a printed book is $24.95

Ease of Learning:   Easy,

Student Accounts: Classroom accounts are set up by the teacher for storage of each student's work

Versatility: not much versaility, you are pretty much creating a book each time, but students can upload their own art or choose from insisting art 

Links to Tutorials:http://youtu.be/DPRjr2aijzM

How it could be used in

Science--create a story about a scientist and what new discoveries they find

Social Studies-create a story of how the pioneers lived

Language Arts--creative writing

 

Anything else you want to add:

 

jwb

Kidblog is a site for K-12 blog site used by teachers and students

Demo of tool from website--http://kidblog.org/home/

Pros: Safe and easy to moderate, easy interface, you can have a unique URL, great amount of help from website

Cons: not enough storage space, templates and other features are limited

Cost: Free

Ease of Learning:  Very Easy

Student Accounts: Yes

Versatility: Can it be used in many ways or does it have many features that offer variety

Links to Tutorials: http://yhoo.it/1i2ouVj

How it could be used in Math---teachers can post examples of difficult problems and students can comment on different ways to do the same problem

Science---students are able to talk about what they have observed and build on what others have observed through scientific inquiry 

Social Studies---You can upload photos and images about people and culture and have your students blog about it 

Language Arts---helps students to practice learned literacy skills

Anything else you want to add: is not published publicly on the web, every post must go to the teacher before being published

 

jwb
Cinthia Sierra 

Time Toast

Demo of Tool: http://www.timetoast.com

 Pros: Students are able to chronologically align their work to keep a visual of data, historical events, or even events in a play, novel, etc.

Cons: Students may believe doing this is understanding the entire work but that is not necessarily the case.

Cost: Free

Ease of Learning: Easy

Student Accounts: Yes

Versatility: Very straightforward in terms of its use.

Links to Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjkEEiuYcFI

How it can be used in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, others: Science teachers can go through many creating processes or lab guidelines using this timeline; social studies teachers can use it to map events of a war; Language Arts teachers can use it to guide expository reading, novels, or even to map author's biographies.

Anything else:

This is not really a Web 2.0 tool. Remember, we want the students to use the tools to generate their content - not as an LMS that the teacher uses to provide quizzes, deadlines, etc. Remember - the question is - How can the students use the tool - not how can the teacher use the tool.  

 

Dr. Butler, this was your response for Edmodo; please let me know what you think of the change.

Animoto

Demo of Tool: http://www.animoto.com

Pros: Allows students to express themselves through various forms of media: pictures, music, text.

Cons: It is a great tool, but in order for it to remain free, it only allows 30 free seconds.

Cost: Free when used for 30 seconds; anything else is an upgrade

Ease of Learning: Very easy

Student Accounts: Yes along with school accounts

Versatility: Versatile in terms of its media but rather standard in terms of possible classroom use.

Links to Tutorials: http://help.animoto.com/entries/20461613-The-New-Animoto-Video-Creation-Process-A-Video-Tutorial-Guide

How it can be used in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, others: English classes can use it for book trailers; others can use it for vocabulary or review of certain concepts, etc.

Anything else: 

jwb 

Pinwords

Demo of Tool: http://www.pinwords.com

Pros: Students can use this app to create a review of a particular lesson in order to prove comprehension. Students can also use this to promote a product when practicing rhetorical appeals.

Cons: May pose copyright issues for students when using someone else's quotes or pictures for printing

Cost: Free

Ease of Learning: Very easy

Student Accounts: Yes

Versatility: Pretty straight forward in its abilities (combination of pics and text)

Links to Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElzAsefrPZI

How it can be used in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, others: It can be used for reviews; vocabulary; display of important moments in history along with a caption, etc.

Anything else:

 

what are ways that the students can generate content to show learning? 
Crystal Lee

 Emaze

  • Link to website: www.emaze.com
  • Tutorials: Tutorial 1  Tutorial 2
  • Pros: It auto saves your work. You can drag and drop images to your presentation. You can embed YouTube videos directly into your presentation. It’s easy to sign up and there are pre-designed templates.
  • Cons: There is a 10 mb file upload limit. You can’t change the background color of the slides. You have to pay for the collaborative feature.
  • Cost: Free
  • Ease of Learning: Easy
  • Student Accounts: No
  • Versatility: You can add images, videos, graphs, charts, and audio into any presentation.
  • How it could be used
    • Math: Students can create a bar graph or line graph including a data table
    • Science: Students can create a presentation explaining key features of a body system
    • Social Studies: Students can record the highlights of a major war
    • Language Arts:  Students can create flashcards of vocabulary words

 

jwb 

TitanPad

  • Link to website: www.titanpad.com  
  • Tutorial Video
  • Pros: You don’t have to sign up to start using a pad. Each collaborator is color coded and must provide a name. All the content on the pad can be imported and exported. You can import text documents. There are public and private pads available.
  • Cons: There are only 8 distinctive colors to assign students. No pictures or videos can be inserted onto the pad.
  • Cost: Free
  • Ease of Learning: Very Easy
  • Student Accounts: No
  • Versatility: TitanPad is limited to text only.
  • How it could be used
    • Math: Students can create word problems and write how to solve them
    • Science:  As a group, students will create lab safety scenarios that illustrate incorrect and correct lab safety techniques.
    • Social Studies: Students can answer questions posed by the instructor during a lesson
    • Language Arts:  Students can brainstorm the major parts of a collaborative essay.

not a web 2.0 tool ;

Changed my tool

Twiddla

  • Link to website: www.twiddla.com  
  • Tutorial Video
  • Pros: There is no sign up or download required. You can insert images, documents, PowerPoint, videos, and upload real-time webpages. Mark-up webpages and virtually anything in real-time. There is an EtherPad integration (word document for text). It has a chat and voice feature. You can password protect your session. Simple URL invitations to join. Unlimited collaborators.
  • Cons: The eraser erases all content including parts of pictures, documents, and websites. You can’t save or password protect your meeting with a guest account
  • Cost: Free; Educators receive a free Pro account  when you email Twiddla
  • Ease of Learning: Easy
  • Student Accounts: No
  • Versatility: Twiddla uses multiple multimedia structures and can be used in any situation.
  • How it could be used
    • Math: Students can show and explain how to solve a math equation.
    • Science: Students can draw the atomic structure of an element.
    • Social Studies: Students can discuss the significant parts of the U.S. Constitution.
    • Language Arts:  Students can summarize the main points of a story

I changed my tool

 

If you can show how it is a Web 2.0 tool - you can use it.  I don't see how you can collaborate and share content with this. 

Natalie Cepeda  Mind42

 

  • Demo of tool: http://mind42.com/
  • Pros: It allows students to include links to photos, videos, and websites.
  • Cons:
  • Cost: Free
  • Ease of Learning:  Somewhat Difficult
  • Student Accounts: Yes
  • Versatility: many features that offer variety
  • Links to Tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pP183te4NQ
  • How it could be used in: It can be used in Language Arts for a brainstorming tool for students and writing essays.

Wiggio

  • Demo of tool – http://wiggio.com/ 
  • Pros: It is an online storage tool that allows multiple users to collaborate with each other for project.
  • Cons: No teacher/student accounts.  
  • Cost: Free
  • Ease of Learning:  Somewhat Difficult
  • Student Accounts: No. Everyone uses the same account settings.
  • Versatility: many features that offer variety
  • Links to Tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5gL2EEpqcw 
  • How it could be used in: It can be used in any subject where group work is required.

 

NoRedInk

  • Demo of tool – https://www.noredink.com/ 
  • Pros: It individualizes the program for each student’s interests for the questions and reviews.
  • Cons: It gives students several opportunities and a clue to answer the question correctly.
  • Cost: Free
  • Ease of Learning:  Somewhat Difficult
  • Student Accounts: Yes
  • Versatility: many features that offer variety
  • Links to Tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VegB6_EKQU 
  • How it could be used in: It can be used in English to improve grammar.
jwb
 Keith Dauphiney 

Wordle.net 

  • Demo--http://www.wordle.net/gallery  
  • Pros--fast, quick to set up as a walk in/visual warm-up for students
  • Cons--leans towards elementary age students mostly
  • Cost--free
  • Ease--simple, very easy to set up
  • Student accounts--yes, students may create accounts
  • Versatility--although one dimensional, it can be adapted throughout the school year
  • Links to tutorial--http://www.wordle.net
  • Usability--can be used in any subject to demonstrate the building blocks of knowledge to be obtained
 

Voki.com 

  • Demo---http://voki.com/  
  • Pros-good for presentations
  • Cons-students must be 13 years of age which limits it to upper grades 
  • Cost--free
  • Ease--simple, easy to set up
  • Student accounts--yes, but students must be 13 years of age
  • Versatility--one dimensional but has great animation and voice
  • Links to tutorial--http://www.voki.com/learn/Voki_Getting_Started.pdf
  • Usability--can be used in multiple contents to present material
 

Brainshark.com

 

 
Rose Cepeda 

wevideo education: a collaborative online video creation

http://www.wevideo.com/schools 

 

Pros:

  • Free personal accounts
  • Cloud-based can be accessed and used from any web browser
  • Saves automatically
  • Supports both photos and videos
  • Large selection of features (themes, etc)
  • can edit even from 
  • WeVideo can help you produce high quality, professional looking videos in almost no time at all
  • Three separate video creation modes offer video editing novices and champions alike to create good content
  • The themes and visual effects offered by WeVideo make the editing process enjoyable
  • Seamless connections between Facebook, Google and YouTube gives WeVideo a much-needed social dimension
  • The ability to access content from Google Drive, Dropbox, Flickr, Instagram and more make the speedy nature of WeVideo even faster and more convenient
  • WeVideo has a clean, easily navigable interface and menu system which is a joy to use
  •  

Cons: 

  • Need reliable internet service
  • school account $250 p/y

 

Student accounts -  Yes

  • wevideo offers personal, business, school and higher education accounts.
  • students can access at any time on any web browser

Ease

  • Easy access, everything is saved on cloud and can be accessed from any computer

Cost

  • Free personal accounts
  • $4 monthly rate for premium account 
  • school accounts 250 per year

 

Versatility /Usability 

 

 

student 8th grade video project example: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxPPtZboXJc 

 

 

 

studystack.com  an online study resource that gives users different ways to create a personalized review tool.

 

video- short introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geOJmK-7zgU#t=19 

 

 

Pros

  • awesome review tool 
  • site automatically creates a variety of games using the information needed to review
  • includes quizzes and comprehension tests that can be taken online or printed
  • grades are provided for online quizzes and tests 
  • provides a useful service for all teachers and students regardless of grade level or subject
  • engaging and beneficial  
  • quick and easy access anywhere
  • students can create their own stacks
  • teachers can create classroom stacks
  • stacks are stored in users account 
  • you can add or delete material at any time 
  • can sign in using a facebook account

 

Cons

  • Need reliable internet service
  • The application is visually crowded 

 

Student account - Yes

  • each student can create their own account 

 

Ease

  • simple to navigate
  • fun and easy to use

 

Cost 

  • its FREE! 

 

Versatility / Usability

  • Create a set of flashcards for any subject or class
  • Search a long list of popular subject categories
  • Builds review games using traditional game formats
  • Study online without creating paper waste
  • Explore a handful of brain teaser games

 

Links to Tutorial 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plmcUZK-kxA#t=34 

 

 

 

Remind.com (previously known as remind101)

  • provides immediate and direct contact with parents and students

 

video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enZv8FXanHs 

 

Pros

  • You can pre-schedule all your messages to be sent at a later date or time!  
  • fast, effective, ans SAFE!!
  • does not require a smart phone for usage, can be accessed through email
  • Communicate with everyone in the class at the same time.
  •  Send reminders to all students about class work and assignments

 

Cons 

  • Can not send messages to individuals, only to an entire class.
  •  Students can not send messages to the teacher.

Student account

 

Ease

  • Easy to use and navigate

 

Cost 

  • free!! 

 

Versatility/Usability 

 

Links to tutorial

https://www.remind.com/about 

 

 

 

 

Project Presentation Table

Please select the date and time for which you will present your final project.  

 

Date:  June 24, 2014
Time
Student Name
6:30 PM
Sean Getchell 
6:50 PM
 Lu Human
7:10 PM
 
7:30 PM
 Cynthia Rios

 

 

Date: July 1, 2014  Date: July 8, 2014
Time
Student Name
Time
Student Name
6:30 PM  Hillary Parrish
6:30 PM
 Cinthia Sierra
6:50 PM  Nora Medrano
6:50 PM
 Crystal Lee
7:10 PM  Victoria Vqz-Gnz
7:10 PM
 Natalie Cepeda
7:30 PM  Ben Caulder
7:30 PM
 Rose Cepeda

 

 

 

 

 

TitanPad

  • Link to website: www.titanpad.com  
  • Tutorial Video
  • Pros: You don’t have to sign up to start using a pad. Each collaborator is color coded and must provide a name. All the content on the pad can be imported and exported. You can import text documents. There are public and private pads available.
  • Cons: There are only 8 distinctive colors to assign students. No pictures or videos can be inserted onto the pad.
  • Cost: Free
  • Ease of Learning: Very Easy
  • Student Accounts: No
  • Versatility: TitanPad is limited to text only.
  • How it could be used
    • Math: Students can create word problems and write how to solve them
    • Science:  As a group, students will create lab safety scenarios that illustrate incorrect and correct lab safety techniques.
    • Social Studies: Students can answer questions posed by the instructor during a lesson
    • Language Arts:  Students can brainstorm the major parts of a collaborative essay.

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