Sunday, May 30, 2010

Websites I found interesting (weekly)

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Websites I found interesting (weekly)

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Websites I found interesting (weekly)

  • This game asks you to drag and drop number combinations until you have the correct sum in each column. You can also choose numbers, dice or coins as well. This game is also available as an iPhone/iTouch app.

    tags: math, sumsstacker, addition, smartboard

  • tags: math, addition, interactive, connectsums, smartboard

  • Library Shelving Game

    tags: Library, deweydecimal

  • 45 Websites For Students To Create Original Artwork Online"

    tags: draw, art

  • ...this online tool allows one or more users to create an online sketch in real-time; no registration is needed and the image can be embedded in a blog or Web site with the included code

    tags: collaboration, whiteboard, web2.0, cosketch, Tools

  • Shape Collage is a nifty free utility available for PCs, Macs, and Linux. There are limitations to the free version – most notably, you can’t save save & reopen projects (click here for the list of features available in the $25 Pro flavor) – but it’s super easy to use and the results are fantastic. Highly intuitive, the menus are simple to navigate, featuring clear options incorporated into a well laid-out workspace. It just feels natural, encouraging you to try different settings to see the result. This YouTube video does a terrific job explaining the program and its features. It’s absolutely worth the download to explore for yourself.

    tags: collage, photos, graphics, freeware

  • a game and curriculum designed to educate preteen students about the forms and methods of advertising. Admongo's primary feature is a game in which students earn points by collecting advertisements as they move through a fictional city. As they advance through the game, students will see short videos that explain the type of advertisements they see and how those advertisements attempt to get them to take an action. Watch the video below to learn more.
    Applications for Education
    Admongo provides a curriculum for teachers to use with 5th and 6th grade students. The curriculum is designed to complement the lessons students learn by playing the game. On the Admongo curriculum page teachers will find posters, handouts, quizzes and other printable materials to use in their classrooms.

    tags: advertising, game, admongo, media_literacy, literacy

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Websites I found interesting (weekly)

  • tags: ricksteves, travels, smithsonian

  • tags: youtube, change

  • a free service for
    creating animated videos. Without
    downloading any software or
    having any special skills, Memoov
    allows users to create animated
    videos up to five minutes in length.
    Creating an animated video with
    Memoov can be as simple as
    selecting a setting image(s),
    selecting a character or characters,
    and adding dialogue.
    Memoov offers users a wide variety
    options that make it stand out
    amongst similar services. Memoov
    allows users to customize the
    appearance of the characters in their
    animated videos. On the dialogue
    front, Memoov gives users the
    option to record their own voices for
    use in their videos. Users can also
    upload pre-recorded dialogue in
    MP3 format. Memoov users have
    the option to add background music
    to their animated videos.

    tags: animation, digitalstorytelling, video, movie, fun, storytelling

  • a neat site for
    introducing elementary school
    students to making simple animated
    video stories. On the Zimmer Twins
    site students can create a story from
    scratch or complete one of the "cliff
    hanger" story starters.
    Students do not need to have any
    drawing skills in order to create a
    story as all elements are added to
    the video through a simple drag
    and drop interface. Students select
    settings, characters, character
    actions, emotions, and text styles
    then drag those elements into the
    storyboard. Students then arrange
    those elements and type words into
    the conversation bubbles where

    tags: digitalstorytelling, animation, web2.0, fun, video

  • favorite web-based tool to recommend to teachers for podcasting. After using it briefly last night, I completely understand why. iPadio accounts are free, and you can use ANY phone to call into the service and record a message which is immediately converted into a web-based podcast. This recording TRULY is a "podcast," because it's placed inside a web feed / RSS feed that makes it "subscribable." The feature I like the best is it is also easily linkable AND embeddable.

    tags: podcast, audio, tools

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Websites I found interesting (weekly)

  • TitanPad is essentially a clone of the original EtherPad. With TitanPad anyone can instantly create a collaborative document. You do not have to create an account to use TitanPad, in fact creating an account isn't even an option. To get started just click "create public pad," enter your name, and start typing. To invite people to collaborate, just share the url assigned to your TitanPad. Every collaborator on TitanPad is given a unique color to highlight the text they've added. Try it now on this document that I started.

    Applications for Education
    TitanPad could be used as a platform for quickly hosting and recording an online brainstorming session with your students. As accounts aren't necessary you won't lose any classroom time to getting students through a registration process.

    tags: collaboration, writing, titanpad, etherpad, web2.0

  • Plagiarism checker-free

    tags: plagiarism, writing, research

  • Wiffiti ( allows students to submit a text message to an online bulletin board. Messages can also be submitted to Poll Everywhere, but the Wiffiti board is large and animated and students love the fake names it assigns to their posts. ..

    tags: mobile, wiffiti, twitter, texting, CellPhones, fun

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