the Power of the Web
Discover how you can use these technologies to better engage your learners
Web 2.0 Tools:
Create your artwork with the tools provided. Simply select your tools and drag the mouse on the screen in the direction you want. Downloads as JPG.
Platform: PC/MAC, Chorme
Crayola is a simple web tool to draw online. All you have to do is select your marker, color and draw!
Create digital pop-up books with Zooburst.
QR Codes (or “Quick Response Codes”) have vertical and horizontal axises used to represent information. This forms a two dimensional matrix with equal lengths. Each cell in the matrix can be either on or off. With a two dimensional approach you can store more information – plain text, web page addresses, raw data or even contact information. QR Codes can work with most of today’s mobile phones that has a built-in camera. All you need is some free QR Reader software and you’ve turned your mobile into a sophisticated “bar code” reader – for FREE.
Platform: PC/MAC, iOS Devices, Android
The Alphabet Organizer is an online tool that allows the teacher or student to create worksheets for building vocabulary. Print options include Calendar style, single sheets per word, multiple words on a single sheet.
This is a must have site if you want to create QR codes for students to scan to access materials and resources for you class. A long list of data types are accepted. You can also change the color of the QR code prior to download it!
Platform: PC/MAC, iOS Devices, Android
-letter and word worksheets
-no password or account
Download this app to your iPad to easily create screencasts from your device. Share your lesson via email to get the URL to share with your students. You can also embed your lesson on your blog or website.
iTunes Site: http://goo.gl/OXqPZ
A simple doodling board, markers, and one-click sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun! Just - Record It. Sketch It. Share It. - to create a sharable, replay-able video that tells your story clearly.
ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old!
Turn Off the Lights
App/Extension:Turn Off the Lights
Video Tutorial: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw3Uh-lZ3bnSTkVPM2NfWEF6VmM
Platform: PC/MAC, Chrome
Google Play: http://goo.gl/V1IBjChrome: http://goo.gl/ZKAIt
The simple application for PC or Mac lets you quickly and easily create slideshows, invitations, cards, collages, scrapbooks andphoto albums right on your computer. With more than 1000 customizable templates to choose from, you'll find inspiration around every corner. With our new iPhone app you can share your moments on the go as well.
Toy Story Comic Creator
Create your own comic featuring your favorite characters from Disney's Toy Story.
Students engage in the writing process while using beautiful artwork from selected illustrators. Students can share their stories with the world and receive comments/feedback from other student writers.
Make Beliefs Comix
Students can easily create their own comic strip. A variety of characters allows students the freedom to write about many topics.
More: (but for a fee)
Online application for the creation and storing of digital paper toys.
The original and classic digital paper toy creator has arrived on the iPad. Paper Critters is a drag-and-drop editor, offering a fun and simple way to design and decorate a paper toy model for people of all ages. Let your creativity run wild to craft beautiful, cute and cool 3D art pieces!
2-iCreate to Educate
Imagine, create, share! Kids easily make animated stories with crafts, toys, or anything hands-on, to share with friends and family. myCreate is a learning tool validated by thousands of teachers and parents around the world for enhancing creativity.
Values (from the Foundation for a Better Life)
recognizes that everyone views the world through a unique lens and our objective is to provide a wide spectrum of values that are universal, encouraging and inspiring.
Videos in Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/user/orgunavidamejor
My favorite: The Greatest: http://goo.gl/os3m
Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA). “PBS KIDS Video” features more than 1,000 videos from over a dozen top PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! television series, including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, Sesame Street and Wild Kratts.
iTunes: Find the App on iTunes
Fetch! with (from PBS)
Find out what really goes on behind the scenes on "Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman" in exclusive interviews with the top dog himself, Ruff Ruffman. FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman is the hilarious reality TV series for 6 to 10 year old kids that features real kids, real challenges and one really cool canine host.
Life Lessons for Kids
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/show/lifelessonsforkids
Tip Top Pre-School Series
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/show/tiptoppreschoolseries
Between the Lions (BTL Fanatic)
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/BTLfanatic?feature=watch
El Pollito Pio
Not a YouTube channel, but a series of videos in different languages