Crafty Resources

Here are great resources to help find lesson’s or ideas!

http://www.classroom20.com/  (one of the larger online teacher professional development communities.)

https://www.teachingchannel.org/teaching-videos-landing-page?gclid=CKjVgb3Hp8ICFYeBfgodo1IArA (great source of teaching videos)

http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/(sponsored by the Public Broadcasting System)

http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/pd-online.aspx  (professional development)

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/integ_tech_lessons.htm (Lesson Plans) 

http://remind101.com/ communications tool for teachers

www.socrative.com– student response system for use in the classroom

http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html (Sharing ideas instantly)

http://www.podbean.com/site/userCenter (Create and post podcasts)

http://www.ning.com/ (Teacher Friendly Facebook) 😀

Kurzweil is a text-to-speech program that presents additional visual and audible clues.

Photos
https://animoto.com/
https://www.flickr.com/

Drawings
http://www.tuxpaint.org
http://www.clpgh.org/kids/storymaker/

Charts
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/08/8-excellent-free-timeline-creation.html

Graphs
http://coggle.it/
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/

Posters
http://edu.glogster.com/
https://www.lucidpress.com/pages/examples/free-online-poster-maker

Cartoons
http://goanimate.com/
http://www.powtoon.com/

Multimedia 

http://goanimate.com/ Web 2.0 cartoon generator

http://www.powtoon.com/  another fast & quick way to make animated videos

https://vine.co/– Twitter based service allows for 6 second looping videos

Digital Storytelling

http://www.storycenter.org/  Center for Digital Storytelling

http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/  educational uses for digital storytelling

http://www.terry-freedman.org.uk/artman/publish/printer_804.php  practical classroom management strategy

Video Sources

http://www.youtube.com/education Youtube has its own educational channel with links to many videos

http://www.teachertube.com/  similar to Youtube, but designed for teachers

http://www.schooltube.com/ another educational video website; focus is on sharing student work

http://www.ct4me.net/multimedia_in_projects_2.htm Links to many sites- some new sites, some familiar ones
Curriki

Gooru

151 Leading Sites for Elementary Teachers (from Elementary Education Degree.com)

20 Great Websites for Elementary Teachers (from Edudemic)

25 Best Websites for Teachers (from Scholastic)

 

http://www.pechakucha.org/

 

 

The following links and files below are very helpful for teachers.
Videos
http://www.youtube.com
http://www.teachertube.com
http://www.vimeo.com
http://www.unitedstreaming.com

Images
http://www.corbis.com
http://pics.tech4learning.com/
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/

Downloading/Conversion Software
http://www.keepvid.com/
http://www.mediaconverter.org/
 http://www.zamzar.com/
http://www.formatoz.com/

Screen Capture Software
Jing

Online Presentation 
Slideshare

Whiteboard Resources

Fifty Ways to Tell a Digital Story

Audience Interaction

 

Eight Guidelines from Ohio Education Association. Read, discuss and assess using CPS (Classroom Performance System).https://bubbl.us/ fast and free graphic organizer

http://pubweb.acns.nwu.edu/~abutz/index.html

www.archive.org home of The Wayback Machine, among other things

http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t92404/

http://www.ala.org American Library Association

http://www.mcrel.org Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning

http://www.slideshare.net/andymatic/anatomy-of-a-domain-name-and-url

 
http://www.tinyurl.com   shrink over-sized URL’s to manageable levels

http://www.blogger.com  Google’s blogging program (does not work through the WOU server)

www.wordpress.com Blogging platform that we will use this term

http://www.padlet.com  fast and easy Internet application for posting short messages

http://technorati.com/ blog reputation tracking site-

http://www.budtheteacher.com/wiki/index.php?title=Blogging_letter– sample parent  letter for student blogs

http://kidblog.org/ highly secure classroom blogging platform for K-12 students- it does have subscriber fees

http://www.surveymonkey.com free site to create professional online surveys

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