CLASSDIGITOOLS

This is the collection of the good WEB-tools:

http://animoto.com/animirani foto album

about.me/on-lajn vizit karta

http://flavors.me/moje digitalno ja

http://prezi.com/ prezi -This is great for creating presentations and biographies.  It is great because it allows you to add music, pictures and videos to your presentation.

http://www.sliderocket.com/ – The way that it is presented here it is excellent for creating presentations that describe a process.

http://fcit.usf.edu/matrix/matrix.phpmatrica školskog okruženja

http://contrabando.tumblr.com/ –  alati za velike i male, engleski…

http://www.scoop.it/t/classdigitools/veb alati

http://www.qwiki.com/ – SVETSKA SVEZNALICA, POPIS SVIH MESTA NA SVETU I POZNATIH IMENA

COLLABORATIVE WRITING

  • BubbleUs Brainstorming made simple -Bubbl.us is a great tool for organizing your thoughts or brainstorming for projects or papers. you can make organized boxes with text inside and adjust the color and the size and the connections among bubbles!!
  • Entri Get feedback on rough drafts / Jot down ideas and share through Twitter -Free & Simple Collaborative Document Sharing Tool
  • Google DocsCollaborative writing and making Google.docs Presentations – It seems to live its own life and that’s great! According to the editors’ changes: they can be viewed in    file—revision history, but you can learn the name of the editor only if he’s got a Google account. Otherwise the system remembers him as a guest. But in sharing area you can choose the admission for  private and send links to the people you want to see it or edit. If the collaborators are logged in with their google accounts, we can see who changed what in the revision history and even revert back to a previous version.Google docs is very powerful. If you prepare a ppt, you can just upload it to docs.google.com after you’re signed in. It automatically transforms it into an online PPt that you can share with others and collaborate.
  • LiveTyping Collaborative writing (AN EXAMPLE –   <a href=“http://livetyping.com/273841″><img border=“0″ src=“http://livetyping.com/278729.gif“ alt=“In a very distant land, there lived a powerful Ind“></a><br><small><a href=“http://livetyping.com“>LiveTyping.com</a></small> )
  • MixedInk Collaborative writing for groups
  • Novlet Collaborative writing of nonlinear stories
  • ThinkFree Online Virtual office / Edit documents in your web browser
  • TypeWithMe Collaborative writing
  • WriteBoard Sharable web-based documents -. I used whiteboard. It’s a really good website. I, however, did not like type with me…It takes disconnects and reconnects every once and while and does not have many writing tools.
  • Zoho Writer Online word processor – create, connect, collaborate – ZoHo doesn’t seem to work well. So, I have left a Google Docs link for anyone who still would like to continue
  • Dvolver  Movie Maker
  • Fodey  Newspaper clipping generator – good for writing articles, conclusions.
  • SpellingCity Spelling and Vocabulary Learning Activities – it is excellent for practicing vocabulary. The students can practice the vocabulary and spelling for the weekly unit. There are a lot of ways to practice vocabulary using games, tests, using the words in different contexts, writing sentences with them and so on.
  • Tagxedo Word Clouds with Styles (that create images)
  • Wordle Word Clouds – Tagxedo and Wordle.
    These two are similar. Both are good for review and revisiting vocabulary.  Students can create art with words.  Also it can be used to brainstorm new vocabulary or ideas associated with a new unit or an old concept that was worked in class.
  • voki.com, edu.glogster.com, dvolver.com,
    voicethread.com, brainshark.com, portal.sliderocket.com, slideshare.com, podbean.com
  • http://gifup.com/ – tool for making animations
  • Storybird.com allows users to design, write, and share online storybooks. The interface is very simple allowing students of all ages to start writing within minutes. It helps to watch to the tutorial video on the website.
    Basically, students place illustrations in a digital storybook and add their own text. Students can work together and undergo several revisions to arrive at a final products.
    Because this site is very user-friendly and simple, I would recommend it for younger users (elementary school). Storybird.com is unique in that students can order print-versions of their own creations. Also, this site allows teachers to manage student work with „class accounts“.In making this site user-friendly, it has limited many creative options. For example, students cannot upload their own drawings or photos for their own stories. In this way, students may lose interest using pictures that they did not create themselves. However, for some, this may provide needed guidance to get students writing.Overall, this is a great site worth exploring. Its limited, so younger students may appreciate it the most.
  • The Story Kitchen – It is an interesting tool as students can finish the story on their own. First they choose a hero, then a place and finally the villain. They read the beginning of the story and come up with an end for it. I would recommend it for intermediate students where they can practice their writing skills in a free way. What is unique about this tool is that it was designed by a teacher focused on students abilities to use their immagination.In this case I’d use the teacher’s suggestions: Give them the options, have them come up with their own story, only then I’d show the real story and have them in groups or individually come up with an end for the story. Finally I’d ask them which one they liked better, their own story or the teacher’s one with their end.
  • Five Card Flickr The tool is unique because it is easy to use, individual and just „cool“ because it is online and easily exportable. I spent a little bit of time familiarizing myself with . At this website, you „are dealt five random photos for each draw, and your task is to select one each time to add to a selection of images, that taken together as a final set of 5 images- tell a story in pictures.“Here is a short example from the website.I think its obvious use is as a fun and interesting way for students to gather ideas for creative writing. I also think it could be helpful when focusing on a specific grammar construct. For example, when studying the simple past tense, students could „draw“ 5 cards and write a story using the simple past. Students could then present their pictures and story to the other students in class or post their writing to a blog. Students could also be assigned groups and create a story together in a wiki atmosphere. Each student could be responsible for adding a few lines/paragraph for the next picture in the series. This way, students could also edit one their group’s writing (as appropriate). The Five Card Flickr website, then, could be used to add some excitement and creativity to grammar practice.
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  • Glogster:

http://www.glogster.com/glog/6ltodtghd2p04fr79fmc0a0

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  • Google.doc and making PPT with collaborative possibilities. This is the subject of Mrs. Katsran’s Google.doc
  • Scholastic Story Starters

The tool seems like an interesting tool to try with 11-14 year-old girls and boys learning English as a foreign language, to practice writing in a creative and fun way.

The activity comes in four levels. You choose a level and start the adventure: you find yourself in front of a strange looking machine with four wheels you can spin with a click of one of four buttons or you can decide to click a big button which causes all parts of the machine to spin at the same time It looks quite amusing and game-like.

Clicking the buttons changes your writing task:: there are various interesting forms, main characters and situations.

A lot of fun spinning the wheel over and over and these are some tasks I got:
• Write a to-do list for a know-it-all president who explores a newly discovered planet
• Write a horror story about a greedy president who discovers she has superpowers
• Write a postcard from an unpopular vampire bat who ignores orchestras
• Write a brief biography of an old rock star who hitchhikes cross-country

About the tool:

– a lot of creative ideas for writing
– visually attractive for students
– activity can be done in the computer lab but also printed or with one computer and a projector
– activities can be done in different ways, the tool gives only the idea and the template for writing and allows the teacher a lot of space for turning it into a lesson in different ways
– if written on the given templates, stories can be printed and look very nice because students can choose to use some drawing tools, too.
– the tool is free.

Possible problem noticed:
– stories can’t be linked to or embedded, only printed.

  • http://photopeach.com/home – tool for uploading photos with the possibility to insert music in the background. It is limited, but there is the Teachers (Educators Photopeach) which allows educator to upload unlimited number of pics, to have his own account and accounts of his students (with out e-mail) and the number of other possibilities. This option has 3 levels – from $ 9 (50 students), to $25 (150 students) and more for more students..  Signing up for a PhotoPeach Premium account gets you these special features:

– Download your favorite slideshows an unlimited number of times as a burn-ready DVD image (.iso) for making your own DVD videos-and- as a High Definition digital video (.mpeg) for sharing online (Normal accounts don’t have the downloading feature)- Upload unlimited photos per slideshow (Normal accounts are limited to 30)

– Upload unlimited mp3 songs to customize your soundtracks (Normal accounts don’t have the uploading music feature)
– Unlimited customize transition effects (Normal accounts have one default effect)

You get all of this plus special recognition of your support within the PhotoPeach community for only 3 bucks a month!

Some reflections on some digitools:

Elise Couper:

Task 4

In my writing classes, I usually use Bubbl.us for brainstorming and organizing ideas, Writeboard for writing drafts, Rubistar for rubrics, and Blogger for publishing. Wow!  There’s so much more out there.  I think I’ll use Prezi for my listening and speaking class this semester.  It looks like a fun tool.

I’ve used most of the tools listed in Task 4: I love Wordl and Taxedo.  I’ve used them more for vocabulary-focused activities, but they could certainly be used as story/discussion starters.  Spelling City is also great for vocabulary. 

  • Bitstrips for Schools http://www.bitstripsforschools.com/
    1. What does the tool does?
    It is a cool educational tool that engages students using medium they love – comics. It is 100% web-based with nothing to install. There are hundreds of curriculum-connected activities.
    2. How would you use this tool?
    As I like to mix tools, I will use both the “Creative Writing Prompts” website and “Bitstrips”. After students’ selection of the suitable starters from the “Creative writing Prompts” website, I ask them to work in groups of three to create a comic narrative with at least 12 panels and multiple characters. The story will be based on the starters that they selected earlier. This narrative must include a middle (a variety of events) and an end. The narration must be in the past tense.
    3. What age group would you recommend the tool for?
    This tool is suitable for primary, intermediate, secondary, university students, and children with autism.
    4. What is unique about this tool?
    In addition to engaging students in their learning process, it teaches them a wide range of critical skills, e.g., reading, writing, social skills, critical thinking, emotion recognition, inference-making, collaboration, and digital storytelling. Moreover, it is a safe learning environment where students can work and create. You have a news dashboard showing you the latest students’ activity. You can also find curriculum-related activities by grade, subject and popularity, assign them to your students, review their work and provide individual feedback. One of the most wonderful features is to create and share your own activities. Another feature is to add classrooms as much as you want. Each classroom includes 40 students.
    5. Do you see possible problems or limitations?
    This wonderful tool is not free. You have just 30-day free trial and after that you have to upgrade.
  • http://piclits.com/compose_freestyle.aspx?PoemTemplateId=364

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LEARNING AND PRACTICING ENGLISH – GOOD WEB SITES AND TOOLS

LISTENING SKILLS – THE TOOLS

http://purl.oclc.org/NET/backbone/media/backbone_tutorial.wmv – Backbone tutorial – WINAMP

SPEAKING SKILLS – GOOD WEB TOOLS

http://www.voxopop.com/

Used by educators all over the world, Voxopop talkgroups are a fun, engaging and easy-to-use way to help students develop their speaking skills. They’re a bit like message boards, but use voice rather than text and a have a specialised user interface. No longer confined to a physical classroom, teachers and students of oral skills can interact from home, or even from opposite sides of the planet!
Anywhere. Anytime. .
Language learning
Conversation practice
Collaboration projects
Oral presentations

http://showbeyond.com/

You can upload up to 24 photos and comments, also you can add music to follow this presentation

http://intervue.me/dashboard/intervues

One can post an interview question and reader can answer also by posting recorded video-interview.

GOOD TOOLS FOR READING SKILLS

  • „Tidbits for New Teachers“ by Lisa Dabbs. You can read her article where she not only gives some tips, but will also guide all of us to interesting sites which will definitely empower all of us:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/20-tips-new-teachers-lisa-dabbs – 20 USEFUL TIPS FOR EDUCATORS

Gift Center, Motivator, Pop Art Poster, Magazine Cover, Mosaic Maker, Movie Poster, Jigsaw, Photobooth, Hockneyizer, Love, FX, Map Maker, Favorite Surfer, Mat, Pocket Album, Sunset, Badge Maker, Top Cameras, Calendar, Trading Card, Framer, Wallpaper, Color Palette Generator, Cube, Bead Art, Guess the Title, CD Cover, Random Photo Browser, Captioner, Lolcat Generator, Billboard, Photo Fortune, Slideshow, Writer, Blog Header, Gallery, On Black, Profile Widget, Scout, Flickr DNA, Name That Contact, Favorite Finder, Pool Cleaner

I know, right? It’s a lot to take in. Go slow.

  • http://www.theconsultants-e.com/resources/ToolsResources/default.aspx – Every month we feature a free online tool which you may find useful in your teaching. Click on the links below to find out more about the tool, how it works, and suggestions for ways to use it with your own students. You can also download a a pdf file about the tool to take into your training or teacher development sessions. We update this section every month, so come back regularly – or subscribe to our social media and the updates will come to you!

FlixTime my videos

http://flixtime.com/video/detail/b22ffb6fb6c4515f37487d3009c54704KAySl3kdrc5wDpWYJx/
  • Vimeo- adding media
http://vimeo.com/musicstore?utm_campaign=07_2012_HouseAd_CustomSound&utm_medium=categorylo&utm_source=houseads#downloadable_tracks
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