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  • 1. 25 Ways for Student Inquiry using Technology in a Powerful Learning Environment Julia Zangl Colby, M.Ed. Instructional Technology Specialist E-Mail: [email_address] Blog: http://jzcolby.edublogs.org www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/ PowerPoint for this presentation available at: http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/news/technology.html (available in PDF format)
  • 2.
    • Wikis
    • Blogs
    • Podcasts
    • Social Bookmarking and Photo Management
    • RSS
    • Google Tools
    • Google Earth
    • iPod
    • Digital Camera
    • Video Camera
    • COW Laptops on a Cart
    • SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard
    • Alpha Smarts
    • Mouse Brigade
    • Yahoo Maps
    • Digital Microscope
    • iMovie, Movie Maker, Photo Story 3
    • Kidspiration
    • Paint
    • Search Engines
    • Internet Applets
    • Study Island
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Excel
  • 3. Wikis
    • Definition:
      • Type of web site/tool that allows users to collectively and easily add, remove, and edit content.
      • Great tool for collaboration.
    • Where Can I Get a Wiki:
      • http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
      • http://www.pbwiki.com
    • Helpful Resources:
      • http://k12online.wm.edu/WikiWhileYouWork.mov (takes long time to download because it is a movie but worth it)
      • http://blog.wikispaces.com/
      • http://pbwiki.com/videos/ Video Tutorials for using PBWiki
      • http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/ Wiki of articles and resources for using wikis in education
  • 4. Blogs -- Web Log
    • Definition:
      • Website where entries are made in journal style.
      • Online diaries.
      • Most blogs are primarily reflections, comments or news on a subject; some containing photographs, videos, audio, and many times links to other blogs.
      • Creates a collaborative learning community.
      • Can help support and enhance the development of reading, writing, and the language arts.
    • Where Can I Get a Blog:
      • www.blogger.com
      • www.edublogs.org
      • www.blogmeister.com
      • www.vox.com
    • Helpful Resources:
      • http://help.blogger.com/
      • http://blogfolio.kboan.com/2006/05/18/edublogs-wordpress-workshop/ http://blogfolio.kboan.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/wordpress.pdf
        • Handout for WordPress Blogging
      • http://teachteach.com/workshop/
        • Step-by-step Video tutorial for Edublogs
  • 5. Podcasts
    • Definition:
      • A blend of the word iPod and broadcast.
      • Record your voice and/or music and post it to the web. Students can become radio broadcasters.
      • The host or author of a podcast is called a podcaster.
      • A podcast is distinguished from other digital audio formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feeds like RSS.
      • Podcast can be downloaded and played on your iPod or MP3 player.
    • Where Can I Go to Make a Podcast:
      • Sound Recorder on a PC
        • Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment (need a built-in microphone or external microphone) Creates a wav file. Need to convert to mp3 file.
      • Audacity on a PC
        • Free Download of Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
      • Pod Producer
        • Software to help you produce and record your podcast http://www.podproducer.net/en/index.html
      • Garage Band on a Macintosh (part of iLife suite)
        • http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
      • Recorder connected to an iPod
        • Belkin Tune Talk http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=277661
  • 6. Podcasts
    • Helpful Resources:
      • http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/podcasting
        • Wesley Fryers wiki on Podcasting excellent resource
      • http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/
      • http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/17-audacity-tutorial.htm
      • http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/podcasting.html
      • http://www.webmonkey.com/webmonkey/05/52/index4a.html
      • http://www.podcast.net
      • http://www.podcastdirectory.com
      • http://www.podcastingnews.com
      • http://odeo.com
        • Podcast service that lets users search, find, and subscribe to podcasts, as well as a tool to create your own podcasts with minimal hardware.
        • (Teacher Supervised)
  • 7. Social Bookmarking and Photo Management 4
  • 8. Social Bookmarking
    • Definition:
      • allows users to save and categorize a personal collection of favorites/bookmarks and share them with others.
    • Where Can I Sign Up:
      • http://del.icio.us/
      • http://www.furl.net/
    • Helpful Resources:
      • http://del.icio.us/about/
      • http://www.furl.net/faq.jsp#howWork
      • http://personal.strath.ac.uk/d.d.muir/Delicious1_2.pdf (PDF document on getting started and using Delicious written by David Muir)
  • 9. Photo Management
    • Definition:
      • allows users to save and categorize a collection of photographs and share them with others.
    • Where Can I Sign Up:
      • http://www.flickr.com
      • http://www.bubbleshare.com
      • http://photobucket.com/
    • Helpful Resources:
      • http://www.flickr.com/help/
      • http://www.bubbleshare.com/help/
  • 10. RSS (Rich Site Summary/Really Simple Syndication)
    • Definition:
      • You subscribe to an RSS feed to be notified of and receive the latest content posted on someones blog, website, news site, etc.
      • When you use or access an RSS feed, you are requesting and pulling information from somewhere on the Internet to your computer.
      • RSS means pulling rather than pushing to your computer. Pushing example is spam and junk e-mail.
      • Two components needed:
        • an aggregator aka News Reader or feed collector (software that interprets the RSS code (reads the feeds) and pulls it into the web browser in a readable format).
        • RSS feed for each source.
    • Where Can I Sign Up with a News Reader:
      • http://www.bloglines.com
      • http://www.google.com/reader/
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