Tuesday: Cool Tools for Learning


Session 1 - Cool Tools Carousel: Aligning Tools to the Inquiry Process- 1:15 - 2:00
Session 2 - Cool Tools & Hot Topics - 2:00 - 2:45

Wednesday: Cool Tools for Learning: Common Core/ New Essential Standards Within the Discipline

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(1:00 - 2:40) pm

English Language Arts
Facilitator: Richard Beach
Room: BB&T

Facilitator: Erin Krupa
Room: Nortel A

Social Studies
Facilitator: John Lee
Room: Clark

Facilitator: Bethany Smith
Room: Nortel B

Facilitator: Penny Crooks
Room: Logan

Media Specialists
Facilitator: Julie Coiro
Room: Wachovia

Cool Tools Master List (This is an easy reference list of the tools that are being used, demonstrated or referenced during the week)

Animoto : Animoto is an application that allows you to easily produce videos from photos, video clips and music. Educators can apply for a free Animoto for Education account here

Blabberize: Blabberize is an application that allows you to speak through a picture.

Chronozoom: A timeline tool for visualizing "Big History" or the history of the cosmos.

Edmodo: Edmodo is a social learning network for teachers, students, and parents.

Engage Community: Engage in an Electronic Learning Community.

Gapminder: Gapmindercan be used in your classroom to present world data visually in interactive graphs.

Glogster: Glogster is a tool that allows users to create interactive posters and Glogs.

Google Docs: Google Docs allows you to create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere.

Google For Educators A customized search engine that searches only across the sites that you specify, and displays results that you know will be right for your students.

Google forms: Google forms helps you send a survey or give students a quiz in an easy way.

Google sites: Google Sites provides a free and easy way to create and share webpages.

Information Fluency Wizards Provides on-demand help using Google's Search Engine, and evaluating online information.

iRubric: Evaluation of Web 2.0 Tools Rubric Interactive Web 2.0 Rubric

Livebinder: Livebinder is a virtual 3-ring binder that allows you to collect and organize your online resources.

Prezi: Prezi allows you to create interactive and engaging presentation.

Quadblogging: QuadBlogging gives your blog a global audience that will visit your blog and leave comments.

Rubistar: Rubistar allows teachers to create rubrics easily.

SimilarSites.com Easily find similar Websites

SlideRocket: SlideRocket is a tool that allows users to create and share presentations.

Slide share:Slide share allows users to upload and share PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF.

Symbaloo: Symbaloo allows you to save and organize your bookmarks and easily access them from any computer.

SCIM-C: A multimedia tutorial for learning about document analysis in history

Today's Meet - Today's Meet creates a back channel with a private page for your group

ToonDoo: ToonDoo lets you publish and share your comic strips.

Twitter:Twitter is a social networking service that enables users to stay connected to what is important to you by sending and reading text-based posts.

Tricider: Tricider allows you to easily collect ideas and vote.

Tubechop: Tubechop allows you to chop Youtube videos and share them with others.

Vimeo: Vimeo is a video-sharing website.

VoiceThread - Collaborative multimedia slideshow which supports voice, text, and still images.

Voki: Create your talking avatar using Voki.

Xtranormal: Xtranormal is a free tool that allows you to create animated movies.

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