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iGoogle

Personalize your Google start page with a variety of themes & gadgets.

Must add gadgets:

Del.icio.us

Create & share your personal collection of links, making them accessible from any computer.

To see all of the tools I have
bookmarked, refer to my Del.icio.us
feed. Be sure to add it to your
iGoogle page.

For more information on Del.icio.us in general, watch the Social Bookmarking in Plain
English video.

Build Your Own Network

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Blogs

Share ideas with other teachers around the world.

Must read blogs:


For more information on blogs in general, watch the Blogs in Plain English video
.

Ning

Collaborate with other teachers around the world.

Must see Nings:


Find other professional nings using the directory on my blog
.

Twitter

Connect to other teachers around the world.

For more information on using
Twitter, try the following resources:

Find other teachers to follow
using the Twitter4Teachers
directory.

Connect Your Classroom

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Edmodo

Create a private communication platform for your classroom. Use it to share notes, links, files, etc.
Etherpad

Web-based word processor that allows users to collaborate in real time.
Google Apps

Google offers a variety of collaborative tools for your classroom, including Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Maps, Calendars, etc. Google Docs can be embedded on websites & blogs.

Ning

Create and customize a social network for your classroom.

For more information on using
nings in the classroom, refer to the Ning in
Education Ning
.

Find other classroom nings using
the directory on my blog
.

PBWorks

Create a secure workspace for your classroom.

For more information on using
PBWorks, refer to the Educators’ Portal
.

For more information on wikis in general, watch the Wikis in Plain English video.

Skype

Skype an Author Network

VoiceThread

Talk about & share images, documents, & videos. VoiceThreads can be embedded on websites & blogs.

Examples: Many Voices on Darfur

For more information on using
VoiceThread, refer to the VoiceThread for Educators Ning
.

Rev Up Your Lessons

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Animoto

Create videos, complete with music & text, using your images. Videos can be embedded on websites & blogs.

Examples: New York Video

Create interactive posters using text, photos, music, & videos. Glogs can be embedded on websites & blogs.

For more information on using Glogster, watch the Getting Started with Glogster and Glogster Tutorial videos.

MyStudiyo

Make multimedia interactive quizzes. Quizzes can be embedded on websites & blogs.


Also Try: Quia, QuizEgg

Polldaddy

Create online surveys & polls. Polls can be embedded on websites & blogs.

Examples: Amendments Poll

Also Try: Obsurvey
ScreenToaster

Record screencasts, tutorials, lectures, etc., then embed them on websites & blogs. Also Try: Jing

StudyStack

Study & play with data as online flashcards, hangman games, crossword puzzles, matching, word searches, etc. Flashcards can be studied online, printed, exported to cell phones on iPods, or embedded on websites & blogs.

Examples: Geography Vocabulary

Also Try: BrainFlips, Cobocards, Ediscio, Knowtes

TimeRime

Create multimedia timelines. Timelines can be embedded on websites & blogs.

Examples: US History Timeline

Also Try: Capzles, Dipity, TimeGlider

TinyChat

Create a secure, temporary chat room.

Examples: Classroom Backchanneling Discussion

Also Try: CoverItLive, Today’s Meet

Wallwisher

Build an online notice board using virtual Post-Its.

Examples: World War II Wall

Also Try: Stixy

Wordle

Create a word cloud from the text you provide, giving greater prominence to words that appear most frequently. Wordles can be printed or embedded on websites and blogs.

Examples: Inaugural Addresses Wordles

For more information on using Wordle, refer to 38 Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom.

Xtranormal

Create movies from the text you provide.

Examples: Classroom Examples

Created by Angela Cunningham, Bullitt Central High School, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Email: kyteacher.cunningham@gmail.com
Twitter: @kyteacher

View as A Google Document.

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”background:black none repeat scroll 0 0;font-family:Arial Black;”><span style=”color:white;”><span style=”font-size: large;”> Teacher Toolbox
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><strong><span style=”font-size: small;”>Description</span></strong></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a title=”iGoogle” href=”http://www.google.com/”>iGoogle</a></span></p&gt;
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><a title=”iGoogle” href=”http://www.google.com/”&gt; </a></p>

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<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Personalize your Google start page
with a variety of themes &amp; gadgets. </span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Must add gadgets:</span></p>

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<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”Google Calendar” href=”http://www.google.com/ig/directory?hl=en&amp;type=gadgets&amp;url=www.google.com/ig/modules/calendar3.xml”>Google Calendar</a></span></li>
<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”Google Reader” href=”http://www.google.com/ig/directory?hl=en&amp;type=gadgets&amp;url=www.google.com/ig/modules/reader.xml”>Google Reader</a></span></li>
<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”RSS Reader” href=”http://www.google.com/ig/directory?hl=en&amp;type=gadgets&amp;url=1o4.jp/google/module/slim-reader.xml”>RSS Reader</a></span></li>
<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”TwitterGadget” href=”http://www.google.com/ig/directory?hl=en&amp;type=gadgets&amp;url=www.twittergadget.com/gadget.xml”>TwitterGadget</a></span></li&gt;
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a title=”De.li.cious” href=”http://www.delicious.com/”>Del.icio.us</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”n3vd” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_31dhf2fxgf_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div></td>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Create &amp; share your personal
collection of links, making them accessible from any
computer. </span></p>
</td>
<td style=”width: 185.25pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”247″ valign=”top”>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>To see all of the tools I have
bookmarked, refer to my <a title=”Del.icio.us” href=”http://delicious.com/kyteacher/tools”>Del.icio.us</a></span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”> feed.  Be sure to add it  to your
iGoogle page.</span></p>
<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”> For more information on Del.icio.us in general, watch the <a title=”Social Bookmarking in Plain English video” href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x66lV7GOcNU&amp;feature=channel_page”>Social Bookmarking in Plain
English video.</a></span></td>
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<p class=”MsoNoSpacing” style=”font-family:Arial Black;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Build
Your Own Network</span></p>

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<div id=”g.xs” style=”text-align:left;”><img style=”width: 55px; height: 43.966px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_69hc5tj6cb_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Share ideas with other teachers
around the world.</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Must read blogs:</span></p>

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<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”Free Technology For Teachers” href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/”>Free Technology For Teachers</a></span></li>
<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day” href=”http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/”>Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites
of the Day</a></span></li>
</ul>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>
For more information on blogs in general, watch the <a title=”Blogs in Plain English video” href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI&amp;feature=channel_page”>Blogs in Plain English video</a></span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>.</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a title=”Ning” href=”http://www.ning.com/”>Ning</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”h-06″ style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_33d7nd8jcp_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div>
<span style=”font-size: x-small;”> </span></td>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Collaborate with other teachers
around the world.</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Must see Nings:</span></p>

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<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”Classroom 2.0″ href=”http://www.classroom20.com/”>Classroom 2.0</a></span></li>
<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”Content Literacy” href=”http://contentliteracy.ning.com/”>Content Literacy</a></span></li>
</ul>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>
Find other professional nings using the directory on my <a title=”blog” href=”http://angelacunningham.wordpress.com/collaboration/nings/”>blog</a></span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>.</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a title=”Twitter” href=”http://www.twitter.com/”>Twitter</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”cl6e” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_34gk2bv4fb_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div></td>
<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”> </span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Connect to other teachers around the world.</span></p>
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<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″ valign=”top”>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>For more information on using
Twitter, try the following resources:</span></p>

<ul type=”disc”>
<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”Twitter in Plain English Video” href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o&amp;feature=channel_page”>Twitter in Plain English Video</a></span></li>
<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a id=”qd3x” title=”Twitter Workshop” href=”http://www.slideshare.net/janehart/twitter-workshop-1604109″>Twitter Workshop</a>
</span></li>
<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”Twitter Cheat Sheet” href=”http://portfolio.ginaminks.com/job_aides/twitter_cheat_sheet.pdf”>Twitter Cheat Sheet</a></span></li>
<li class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”Why Teachers Should Use Twitter” href=”http://mrslwalker.com/index.php/2009/03/29/nine-great-reasons-why-teachers-should-use-twitter/”>Why Teachers Should Use Twitter</a></span></li>
</ul>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Find other teachers to follow
using the <a title=”Twitter4Teachers” href=”http://www.twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/”>Twitter4Teachers</a></span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”> directory.</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”font-family:Arial Black;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Connect
Your Classroom</span></p>

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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><strong><span style=”font-size: small;”>Tool</span></strong></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><strong><span style=”font-size: small;”>Description</span></strong></p>
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<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″ valign=”top”>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><strong><span style=”font-size: small;”>More
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<td style=”width: 95.25pt; font-family: Arial; text-align: center;” width=”127″><a id=”zxq7″ title=”Edmodo” href=”http://www.edmodo.com”>Edmodo</a&gt;
<div id=”m87v” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 95px; height: 35.625px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_79hc66sdhk_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div></td>
<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Create a private communication platform for your classroom.  Use it to share notes, links, files, etc.</span></td>
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<td style=”width: 95.25pt; font-family: Arial; text-align: center;” width=”127″><a id=”jqm0″ title=”Etherpad” href=”http://www.etherpad.com”>Etherpad</a&gt;
<div id=”a.dq” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_82c2378gf9_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div></td>
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<td style=”width: 95.25pt; font-family: Arial; text-align: center;” width=”127″><a id=”yjfn” title=”Google Apps” href=”http://www.google.com/educators/index.html”>Google Apps</a>
<div id=”bhzv” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 75px; height: 55.9181px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_72c75c4fhs_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div></td>
<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Google offers a variety of collaborative tools for your classroom, including Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Maps, Calendar<span style=”background-color:#ffffff;”>s, etc.  Google Docs can be embedded on websites &amp; blogs.</span></span></td>
<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a id=”w1ss” title=”Overview of the Google Suite of Applications” href=”http://issuu.com/kkelley/docs/google?mode=embed”>Overview of the Google Suite of Applications</a></span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a id=”zq.4″ title=”Using Free Google Tools in the Classroom” href=”http://akipta.blogspot.com/2009/04/using-free-google-tools-in-classroom.html”>Using Free Google Tools in the Classroom</a></span>

<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a id=”ftt1″ title=”Twenty Interesting Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom” href=”http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=dhn2vcv5_8323t58h3ft”>Twenty Interesting Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom</a></span></td>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><span style=”color:blue;”>Ning</span></span></span></p>

<div id=”krr4″ style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_35fnm5w4gg_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div></td>
<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Create and customize a social
network for your classroom.</span></p>
</td>
<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″ valign=”top”>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>For more information on using
nings in the classroom, refer to the  <a title=”Ning in Education Ning” href=”http://education.ning.com/”>Ning in
Education Ning</a></span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>.</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Find other classroom nings using
the directory on my <a title=”blog” href=”http://angelacunningham.wordpress.com/technology/nings/”>blog</a></span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>.</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><span style=”color:blue;”>PBWorks</span></span></span><span style=”font-size: x-small;”>

</span></p>

<div id=”tfkr” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 50px; height: 46.2766px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_36f36pd4dt_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div></td>
<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Create a secure workspace for your
classroom. </span></p>
</td>
<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″ valign=”top”>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>For more information on using
PBWorks, refer to the <a title=”Educators’ Portal” href=”http://pbworks.com/education”>Educators&#8217; Portal</a></span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>.</span></p>
<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”> For more information on wikis in general, watch the <a title=”Wikis in Plain English video” href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY&amp;feature=channel_page”>Wikis in Plain English video</a></span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>.</span></td>
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<td style=”width: 95.25pt; font-family: Arial; text-align: center;” width=”127″><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a id=”c2c1″ title=”Skype” href=”http://skype.com”>Skype</a&gt;
</span>
<div id=”u_t3″ style=”text-align:center;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_81v77wwdcm_b&#8221; alt=”” /> </span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”> </span>

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<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a id=”m805″ title=”Skype an Author Network” href=”http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Skype an Author Network</a>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a title=”VoiceThread” href=”http://www.voicethread.com/”>VoiceThread</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”gil4″ style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_37ddhj6jhb_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div></td>
<td style=”width: 192pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”256″ valign=”top”>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Talk about &amp; share images,
documents, &amp; videos.  <span style=”background-color:#ffffff;”>VoiceThreads can be embedded on websites &amp; blogs.</span>
</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”Many Voices on Darfur” href=”http://voicethread.com/#q+darfur.b62276.i322457″>Many Voices on Darfur</a></span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal”><a title=”Many Voices on Darfur” href=”http://voicethread.com/#q+darfur.b62276.i322457″&gt;
</a></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>For more information on using
VoiceThread, refer to the <a title=”VoiceThread for Educators Ning” href=”http://voicethread.ning.com/”>VoiceThread for Educators Ning</a></span><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>.</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNoSpacing” style=”font-family:Arial Black;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Rev
Up Your Lessons </span></p>

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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><strong><span style=”font-size: small;”>Tool</span></strong></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><strong><span style=”font-size: small;”>Description</span></strong></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><strong><span style=”font-size: small;”>More
Information</span></strong></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a title=”Animoto” href=”http://www.animoto.com/”>Animoto</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”lstm” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_38ggd35692_b&#8221; alt=”” />

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<td style=”width: 194.25pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”259″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Create v<span style=”background-color:#ffffff;”>ideos, complete with music
&amp; text, using your images.  Videos can be embedded on websites &amp;
blogs.</span></span></p>
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<td style=”width: 193.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”258″>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Examples:</strong> <a title=”Example” href=”http://camppbworks.pbworks.com/Animoto”>New York Video
</a></span></p>
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<div style=”text-align:center;”><a id=”zsfb” title=”Glogster” href=”http://www.glogster.com/edu/”>Glogster</a&gt;
<div id=”neiu” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_71cck6dhcb_b&#8221; alt=”” />

</div>
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<td style=”width: 194.25pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”259″><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Create interactive posters using text, photos, music, &amp; video<span style=”background-color:#ffffff;”>s.  Glogs can be embedded on websites &amp; blogs.</span>
</span></td>
<td style=”width: 193.5pt; font-family: Arial; text-align: center;” width=”258″>
<div style=”text-align:left;”><strong><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Examples: </span></strong><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a id=”g3ti” title=”Huckleberry Finn Glog” href=”http://v7ps.glogster.com/glog/”>Huckleberry Finn Glog</a>, <a id=”za-a” title=”Mrs. B’s Glogs” href=”http://ktitraci.wikispaces.com/Glogster”>Traci Blazosky’s Glogs</a></span>

<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>For more information on using Glogster, watch the <a id=”u5x1″ title=”Getting Started with Glogster” href=”http://www.keystonemoments.com/LoriPS/Tutorials/Entries/2009/3/2_Glogster.html”>Getting Started with Glogster</a> and <a id=”p4tp” title=”Glogster Tutorial” href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80NISdsoouE”>Glogster Tutorial</a> videos.
</span>

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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a href=”http://www.mystudiyo.com/”>MyStudiyo</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”gu0q” style=”text-align:center;”>
<div id=”d8.v” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 100px; height: 30px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_83d2x522tm_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div>
</div></td>
<td style=”width: 194.25pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”259″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Make m<span style=”background-color:#ffffff;”>ultimedia interactive
quizzes.  Quizzes can be embedded on websites &amp; blogs. </span>
</span></p>
</td>
<td style=”width: 193.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”258″>
<div style=”text-align:left;”><strong><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Examples: </span></strong><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”http://www.mystudiyo.com/ch/a70715/go/us_citizenship_test&#8221; href=”http://www.mystudiyo.com/ch/a70715/go/us_citizenship_test”>US Citizenship Test</a></span></div>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Also Try:</strong> <a id=”ab7p” title=”Quia” href=”http://www.quia.com/web”>Quia</a&gt;, <a id=”je7o” title=”QuizEgg” href=”http://quizegg.com”>QuizEgg</a></span></p&gt;
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<td style=”width: 94.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”126″>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a title=”Polldaddy” href=”http://www.polldaddy.com/”>Polldaddy</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”w3fg” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_40cddvf5g8_b&#8221; alt=”” />

</div></td>
<td style=”width: 194.25pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”259″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>C<span style=”background-color:#ffffff;”>reate online surveys &amp;
polls.  Polls can be embedded on websites &amp; blogs.</span></span></p>
</td>
<td style=”width: 193.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”258″>
<div style=”text-align:left;”><strong><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Examples: </span></strong><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><a title=”Example #1″ href=”http://camppbworks.pbworks.com/PollDaddy”>Amendments
Poll</a></span>

<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Also Try: </strong><a id=”mb9_” title=”Observy” href=”http://obsurvey.com/”>Obsurvey</a&gt;
<a title=”Example #1″ href=”http://camppbworks.pbworks.com/PollDaddy”&gt;
</a></span>

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<td style=”width: 94.5pt; font-family: Arial; text-align: center;” width=”126″><a id=”hlmp” title=”ScreenToaster” href=”http://screentoaster.com”>ScreenToaster</a&gt;
<div id=”ftk6″ style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 50px; height: 50px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_80cr952kgg_b&#8221; alt=”” />

</div></td>
<td style=”width: 194.25pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”259″><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Record screencasts, tutorials, lectures, etc., then embed them on websites &amp; blogs. </span></td>
<td style=”width: 193.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”258″><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Also Try: </strong><a id=”mxyb” title=”Jing” href=”http://www.jing.com/”>Jing</a></span></td&gt;
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<td style=”width: 94.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”126″>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a title=”StudyStack” href=”http://www.studystack.com/”>StudyStack</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”k8we” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_41dcsxhfft_b&#8221; alt=”” /></div></td>
<td style=”width: 194.25pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”259″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Study &amp; play with data as
online flashcards, hangman games, crossword puzzles, matching, word searches,
etc.  <span style=”background-color:#ffe599;”><span style=”background-color:#ffffff;”>Flashcards can be studies online, printed, exporte<span style=”background-color:#f3f3f3;”>d to cell
phones on iPods, or embedded on websites &amp; blogs</span></span><span style=”background-color:#f3f3f3;”>.</span></span></span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Examples:</strong> <a title=”Example #1″ href=”http://www.studystack.com/menu-244397″>Geography
Vocabulary</a></span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Also Try: </strong><a id=”xnmj” title=”BrainFlips” href=”http://www.brainflips.com/”>BrainFlips</a><strong&gt;, </strong><a id=”rs2q” title=”Cobocards” href=”http://cobocards.com/”>Cobocards</a&gt;, <a id=”du30″ title=”Ediscio” href=”http://www.ediscio.com/”>Ediscio</a&gt;, <a id=”gla3″ title=”Knowtes” href=”http://knowtes.com/”>Knowtes</a&gt;
</span></p>
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<td style=”width: 94.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”126″>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><a title=”TimeRime” href=”http://www.timerime.com/”>TimeRime</a></span></span></p&gt;

<div id=”ph5.” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_42f5dp8cgs_b&#8221; alt=”” />

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<td style=”width: 194.25pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”259″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Create multimedia timelines.
<span style=”background-color:#ffffff;”>Timelines can be embedded on websites &amp; blogs.</span></span></p>
</td>
<td style=”width: 193.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”258″>
<div style=”text-align:left;”></div>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Examples: </strong><a title=”Example #1″ href=”http://www.timerime.com/timeline/110358/”>US History
Timeline</a></span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Also Try: </strong><a id=”lbsz” title=”Capzles” href=”http://www.capzles.com/”>Capzles</a&gt;, <a id=”mqaa” title=”Dipity” href=”http://www.dipity.com/”>Dipity</a&gt;, <a id=”fc76″ title=”TimeGlider” href=”http://timeglider.com/”>TimeGlider</a></span></p&gt;
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”></p>
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<td style=”width: 94.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”126″>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a title=”TinyChat” href=”http://www.tinychat.com/”>TinyChat</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”os:d” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_43cq6865hj_b&#8221; alt=”” />

</div></td>
<td style=”width: 194.25pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”259″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Create a secure, temporary chat
room. </span></p>
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<td style=”width: 193.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”258″>
<div style=”text-align:left;”></div>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Examples:</strong> <a title=”Example #1″ href=”http://contentliteracy.ning.com/profiles/blogs/classroom-backchanneling”>Classroom Backchanneling Discussion</a></span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Also Try: </strong><a id=”cwno” title=”CoverItLive” href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/index.php”>CoverItLive</a&gt;, <a id=”t_y_” title=”Today’s Meet” href=”http://todaysmeet.com/”>Today’s Meet</a>
</span></p>
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<td style=”width: 94.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”126″>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a title=”Wallwisher” href=”http://www.wallwisher.com/”>Wallwisher</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”a8.n” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 35px; height: 35px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_44g7kpkgd2_b&#8221; alt=”” />

</div></td>
<td style=”width: 194.25pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”259″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Build an online notice board using
virtual Post-Its.</span></p>
</td>
<td style=”width: 193.5pt; font-family: Arial;” width=”258″>
<div style=”text-align:left;”></div>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Examples: </strong><a title=”Example #1″ href=”http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/isthistory”>World War
II Wall</a></span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Also Try: </strong><a id=”fxah” title=”Stixy” href=”http://www.stixy.com/welcome”>Stixy</a&gt;
</span></p>
</td>
</tr>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a id=”pfx5″ title=”Wordle” href=”http://www.wordle.net/”>Wordle</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”m53_” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 98px; height: 32px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_45dxndrb95_b&#8221; alt=”” />

</div></td>
<td style=”width: 194.25pt; height: 3.25pt; font-family: Arial; border: 1pt 1pt 1.5pt inset #000000;” width=”259″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Create a word cloud from the text
you provide, giving greater prominence to words that appear most
frequently.  <span style=”background-color:#ffffff;”>Wordles can be printed or embedded on websites and blogs.</span></span></p>
</td>
<td style=”width: 193.5pt; height: 3.25pt; font-family: Arial; border: 1pt 1pt 1.5pt inset #000000;” width=”258″>
<div style=”text-align:left;”></div>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Examples: </strong><a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/17/washington/20090117_ADDRESSES.html”>Inaugural
Addresses Wordles</a></span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/17/washington/20090117_ADDRESSES.html”&gt;
</a></p>
<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>For more information on using Wordle, refer to <a id=”xm88″ title=”38 Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom” href=”http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=dhn2vcv5_157dpbsg9c5″>38 Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom</a>.</span>

<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”> </span></td>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”><a title=”Xtranormal” href=”http://www.xtranormal.com/”>Xtranormal</a></span></p&gt;

<div id=”p9.w” style=”text-align:center;”><img style=”width: 50px; height: 37.5px;” src=”http://docs.google.com/File?id=d9vcd73_46f28xxdhp_b&#8221; alt=”” />

</div></td>
<td style=”width: 194.25pt; height: 3.25pt; font-family: Arial; border: 1pt 1pt 1.5pt inset #000000;” width=”259″>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”>Create movies from the text you
provide.</span></p>
</td>
<td style=”width: 193.5pt; height: 3.25pt; font-family: Arial; border: 1pt 1pt 1.5pt inset #000000;” width=”258″>
<div style=”text-align:left;”></div>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align:left;”><span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><strong>Examples: </strong><a title=”Classroom Examples” href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEqpo3kgfvA”>Classroom
Examples</a></span></p>
</td>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: small;”> </span></p>
<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><span style=”font-family: Arial;”>Created by Angela Cunningham, Bullitt Central High School, Shepherdsville, KY 40165</span></span>
<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><span style=”font-family: Arial;”>Email: kyteacher.cunningham@gmail.com
Twitter: @kyteacher
</span></span>

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