Leading Innovation 2012 Bootcamp

leadinginnovation2012 - Digital Tools



Boot Camp Tools

Bubbl.us
Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. You can create colorful mind maps online, share and work with friends, embed your mind map in your blog or website, email and print your mind map, and save your mind map as an image.

http://bubbl.us/
Curriki
Curriki is an online community supported by a non-profit, focused on being the share-center for resources, lesson plans, and curriculum ideas for educators.

www.curriki.org
GeoGebraTube
Online library of tutorial videos related to the Math content area. Users can Download, Link and Embed videos for a variety of different activities, as well as Upload videos to add to the vast collection.

http://www.geogebratube.com/
Glogster
Build online interactive posters with Glogster. Embed text boxes, dynamic graphics, images, videos, audio into the Glogster space for endless creation, and interactive presentation.

http://glogster.com
Google Forms
Need a way to survey or quiz online? Google Forms is an easy and efficient way to design quality surveys, pre-tests, quizzes, etc. Answers are logged in a Google Spreadsheet with a time-stamp indicating the time in which the user submitted answers.

http://www.google.com/google-d-s/forms/
Illuminations

Linoit
Create digital stick note board for interactive conversations. Multiple users can post synchronously or asynchronously into the linoit space. A variety of editing features, including stick note color and text editing, image embedding, steaming video, and other attachments can be added to the stick board space.

https://linoit.com/session/login
LiveBinder
Livebinder is a free media sharing site that allows users to create online notebooks that hold select websites and media from online sources in their complete format; users can interact and navigate within the stored website. There is also a downloadable tab tool that allows them to add new pages to their LiveBinder as they browse online.

http://livebinders.com/
ReadWriteThink
Offers a wide array of standards-based lesson plans, web resources, and student materials that meaningfully integrate Internet content into the teaching and/or learning experience.

http://readwritethink.org/index.asp
Thinkfinity
Thinkfinity helps K-12 teachers and students link to amazing lesson plans and activities, tons of facts and entertaining games to enhance literacy, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

http://www.thinkfinity.org/
Titanpad
Titanpad allows individuals to work on a single document easily and simultaneously. Each user is assigned a color as they edit the page, to track changes and comments. No sign-up necessary.

http://titanpad.com/
Todaysmeet
Allows for asynchronous meetings and discussions between individual users easily and efficiently. No sign-up required, simply name the session, how long to keep it open, and start chatting!

http://todaysmeet.com/
ToonDoo
ToonDoo allows users to create simple cartoons using quote blocks, fun characters, and easy-to-edit templates--a fun way for students to practice writing their own stories.

http://www.toondoo.com/


Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers: Summaries and Links


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Alice
Free downloadable computer animation program based on computer coding.

http://www.alice.org
Animoto
Web application that produces videos from user-selected photos and music. It analyzes the provided photos and music, automatically generating a trailer-like video. Animoto’s engine analyzes users' photos and music and takes into consideration music's genre, rhythm, and tempo to generate a video.

http://animoto.com/
Bibme
Easy bibliography resource.

http://bibme.org/
Blabberize
Web 2.0 Tool that makes pictures talk through animation.

http://blabberize.com/
Bloglines
Bloglines is a web-based personal news aggregator that can be used in place of a desktop client. It offers an application programming interface that can be used to write software that can read feeds, search its database of feed entries, and ping the service when a blog has been updated.

http://www.bloglines.com/
Bubbl.us
Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. You can create colorful mind maps online, share and work with friends, embed your mind map in your blog or website, email and print your mind map, and save your mind map as an image.

http://bubbl.us/
CamStudio
Easy, user-friendly screen-cast application.

http://camstudio.org
Capzles
Create beautiful, interactive, media-rich timelines online using videos, photos, text, music, audio, and most documents.

http://capzles.com/
Chatzy
a free private chat service which you can use to communicate with people you already know or people who visits your blog or website. With Chatzy you can create a chatroom and send out email invitations very quickly and easily. No registration is required.

http://www.chatzy.com/
Digital Vaults
Using national archived materials, students can create pathways and connections between information.

http://www.digitalvaults.org/?#/pathways/
Diigo
Social bookmarking website which allows signed users to bookmark and tag web-pages. More exclusively, it allows users to highlight any part of a webpage and attach sticky notes to specific highlights or to a whole page. These annotations can be kept private, shared with a group within Diigo or a special link forwarded to someone else. The name "Diigo" is an abbreviation for "Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff".

www.**diigo**.com/
Discovery United Streaming
Provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.

http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/
Edmodo
A private micro-blogging platform built for use by teachers and students. Edmodo provides a way for teachers and students to share notes, links, and files. Teachers also have the ability to send alerts, events, and assignments to students. Edmodo also has a public component built allowing to post any item to a public timeline at the teacher’s discretion.

http://www.edmodo.com/
FIZZ
The FIZZ suite of tools allows teachers to implement extremely safe web 2.0 environments in the classroom. Teaching and learning outcomes can now be easily broadcast over the Internet to increase student engagement and achievement. A complete FIZZ environment includes: 2 compact video cameras, a custom video sharing site, 20 pre-installed blogs, and Fizz training.

http://www.fi.ncsu.edu/project/fizz/
Flickr
An image and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community platform. In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo repository.

http://m.flickr.com/#/home
G-Cast
G-cast is a podcast audio recoding program that allows users to create their own podcasts.

http://gcast.com/?nr=1&&s=284681003
Gliffy
Gliffy allows users to create and share diagrams online. With the Gliffy online diagram tool, you can easily create professional-looking flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more. The online diagram editor makes it easier than ever to create great looking drawings.

http://www.gliffy.com/
GoAnimate
This animation tool allows users to build short animated scenes, and then publish them to e-mails or social networking sites. There is a large variety of different themes and characters to choose from to generate creative variety.

http://goanimate.com/
GoogleLitTrips
Engage your students by having them travel to different locations in works of literature on GoogleEarth. Peruse GoogleLitTrips and see how you can use it with the next work of literature that you teach.

http://www.googlelittrips.org/
Google Maps
Allows students to create and personalize maps. Basic functions include adding multiple placemarks, and descriptive text to a map. Images/photographs can be added to any map, but the photos must be online (Flickr). Students may place hyperlinks in the descriptive text boxes to link the map to additional information/web sites if so desired.

http://maps.google.com
Google Reader
This Google application stays up-to-date by constantly checking your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. Whether a site updates daily or monthly, you can be sure that you won't miss a thing. It simplifies your reading experience by showing all of your favorite sites in one convenient place. It's like a personalized inbox for the entire web.

www.google.com/reader
History Engine
History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work -- researching, writing, and publishing -- of a historian.

http://historyengine.richmond.edu/
ICUE
A next-generation website that houses videos, games and activities connected to English/Language Arts and US History/Government content. Students and learners of all levels can interact with content via games, challenges, interactive activities, and quizzes all while being connected to a community of friends and learners engaged in discussions around academics, current events and important issues.

http://www.icue.com/
I-Lighter
Free online tool that enables you to save information from web sites and then view that data from your laptop no matter where you happen to be working. You can save text and images to an online account. The online account has options that enable you to share by e-mail, folder sharing, tagging and blogging. You can set up your folders to be public or private. The public option is quite handy for sharing information with co-workers as you don't need to try sending links or information by e-mail. You can even add notes to information that you save for future reference or to point out specific details to another person.

http://www.i-lighter.com/
Intel Education Initiative
Organization that offers free tools and resources for educators that support collaborative student-centered learning. Online thinking tools are active learning places where students engage in robust discussions, pursue investigations, analyze complex information, and solve problems.

http://www.intel.com/education/tools/index.htm
Letterpop
Letterpop can be used to create eye-popping newsletters, presentations, invitations, advertisements, event summaries, club updates, or picture collages. It is a service that allows you to easily create online newsletters with text and images on several pages. It offers a free plan with which you can publish up to 10 newsletters for 25 contacts with up to 10 emails per year. Newsletters will be available through online profiles and RSS.

http://letterpop.com/
LiveBinder
Livebinder is a free media sharing site that allows users to create online notebooks that hold select websites and media from online sources in their complete format; users can interact and navigate within the stored website. There is also a downloadable tab tool that allows them to add new pages to their LiveBinder as they browse online.

http://livebinders.com/
MindMeister
This tool brings the concept of mind mapping to the web, using its facilities for real-time collaboration to allow truly global brainstorming sessions. Users can create, manage and share mind maps online and access them anytime, from anywhere. In brainstorming mode, fellow MindMeisters from around the world (or just in different rooms) can simultaneously work on the same mind map and see each other's changes as they happen.

http://www.mindmeister.com/
MyStickies
allows you to place little yellow squares of digital paper anywhere and everywhere you feel like in the whole wide web. Along with the ability to put sticky notes on webpages, MyStickies offers a powerful interface to browse, search, sort, and edit. They give you the power to mark up the page the way you like, and a tool to find notes easily and efficiently.

http://www.mystickies.com/
MyWebspiration
MyWebspiration is a free brainstorming tool that combines the power of visual thinking and outlining to enhance thinking, learning, and collaboration. Multiple users can edit the site at the same time, and there are a variety of editing tools that allow for open creation.

http://mywebspiration.com/
OurStory
Create collaborative, creative timelines using OurStory. This free online tool allows multiple users to edit and create timelines online with a variety of different media including image, video, and text.

http://www.ourstory.com/
PageFlakes
Pageflakes is a free web-based start page tool. You can use it to aggregate all kinds of resources and tools on your web-based desktop (to create a personal learning environment). All "flakes" are editable and deletable, and there are thousands of flakes that can be added, e.g. wikipedia flake, calendar, bookmarks, and so on. You can add RSS feeds and share your page with others.

http://www.pageflakes.com/
Penzu
Free web-based private journal and diary. According to the Penzu website, studies have shown that keeping a journal can not only boost your “working memory” but grades as well. One of the best things about Penzu is that it's incredibly easy to use. Whatever you write is saved automatically and you can insert images if you like. You can keep your entries private or share them with others. Penzu can easily be used for class writing projects or students can access the program for keeping their own personal notes (accessible from any computer).

http://penzu.com/pad
Photo Story
Brings digital photos to life with Photo Story 3 for Windows. Teachers can download Photo Story 3 for free. Teachers and students can make show-and-tell fun again as they create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx
PicLits
PicLits is a different kind of writing tool focused on the visual nature of storytelling. This site provides a vast variety of different pictures and a word bank to creatively convey information. Students are challenged to transform the written presentation into images and single words.

http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx
Plantation Letters
Web tool that displays letters from people living the antebellum plantation life. This site shows social studies teachers how they can use web 2.0 tools to help students analyze primary source documents.

http://plantationletters.com/
Prezi
Prezi is an online tool that allows for delineated presentations with embedded media such as images, audio, video, and text. The user works in a 3-D environment that allows for their presentation to zoom-in, -out, and upside-down for endless creation.

http://prexi.com/
ReadWriteThink
Offers a wide array of standards-based lesson plans, web resources, and student materials that meaningfully integrate Internet content into the teaching and/or learning experience.

http://readwritethink.org/index.asp
Scrapblog
Allows a user to create a scrapbook using your own photos, audio, videos, and text. Scrapblog is very user friendly and completely free!

www.scrapblog.com
Shape Collage
Shape Collage is a free tool that allows for the easy creation.

http://www.shapecollage.com
Skrbl
Skrbl is a simple and easy online multi user whiteboard. Sketch, text, share files, upload pictures all in one common shared space. There are no new tools to learn, nothing to download, nothing to install. Brainstorm on the whiteboard to start thinking together, everyone sees the same screen; everybody gets on the same page. There are also team resources for online collaboration. Share resources with your team, co browse the web, annotate shared documents, video phone, Skype calls and share resources. 'Team-skrbl' is the next best thing to being in the same room.

http://www.skrbl.com/
TEXT2MINDMAP
Automatically converts a student's structured list of ideas, items or sentences into a mind map on the web. The student can then freeze the map and move the pieces around on the screen. The final product is printable, or it can be saved and shared with others.

http://www.text2mindmap.com
Thinkature
Thinkature combines an instant messaging system with shared, visual workspace. It can be used as a collaboration environment, a meeting room, a personal web-based whiteboard, or something entirely new. You can place images and text in the workspaces, connect boxes and chat in real time.

http://thinkature.com/
Thinkfinity
Thinkfinity helps K-12 teachers and students link to amazing lesson plans and activities, tons of facts and entertaining games to enhance literacy, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

http://www.thinkfinity.org/
Toondoo
Writing. ToonDoo allows users to create simple cartoons using quote blocks, fun characters, and easy-to-edit templates--a fun way for students to practice writing their own stories.

http://www.toondoo.com/
VoiceThread
Voicethread is an online media album where users can upload media in the form of images, documents, and videos in a linear slide-based format. These different types of media can be uploaded into different slides, where multiple users can make comments in different ways. Privacy settings allow teachers to ensure the safety of their students while using this device. This is a low-tech replacement for podcasts or videos. There are LITERALLY unlimited applications for this tool as a learning tool, teaching tool and collaborative tool.

http//voicethread.com
Voki
This website allows user to completely design and customize avatars with a variety of different editing features. They can also add voice or text-to-voice speech for their avatar that can be embedded into any website with HTML code.

http://www.voki.com/
Vuvox
This is a free video building and editing site that allows the the user to mix, create, and blend multiple different personal medias such as video, photos, and music. They can then instantly share their media creation with others.

http://vuvox.com/
WiZi
Web learning platform that connects students and teachers all around the world. WiZiQ not only facilitates the connection between learners and teachers around the globe but it also provides a channel of communication between them. Learners and teachers can connect through our state-of-the-art virtual classroom equipped with live audio, video, whiteboard and text chat elements. It’s free to join.

http://www.wiziq.com/
Wordle
Enables the creation of artwork from words. Its wondrous properties also allow you to identify key words within a written passage and analyze content. There are unexpected ways to make use of word clouds, classroom teachers already have stepped out in front by identifying all kinds of applications for the classroom that encompass everything from assessment to test review to storytelling.

http://www.wordle.net/
Writeboard
Site which allows students to create and share web-based text documents. Writeboard can be accessed from any computer with a web connection. Sharing writeboards is easy — simply enter someone's email address and they'll get an invitation with a link to view and edit the writeboard. Every time you save an edit, a new version is created and linked in the sidebar. This allows you to write without fear of deleting something, overwriting something, or losing a better version of the document from last week. Writeboard would be a very useful tool for individual or class writing projects. Teachers can correct students work online and learners can collaborate online to produce a joint piece of writing.

http://www.writeboard.com/
Xerpi
Xerpi creates a place to save, organize, and discover websites. A completely free web 2.0 tool that allows you to access your favorite sites from any computer and share your favorites with your friends.

http://xerpi.com/account/login
Yodio
Yodio is a narration tool that allows voice to be added to digital photos. You can add your voice through calling in through a phone number, or through audio recording programs on your computer. It is free to record, publish, or share.

http://yodio.com/

Additional Resources



Audacity
An open source, free, cross-platform sound editing system that records music, voices, or any other necessary sound for presentation. Students can use Audacity to incorporate sound into podcasting, PowerPoint, or moviemaker. Audacity is great for beginning podcasters.

www.audacity.com
Blogs in Plain English
Website that contains common craft videos showing how and why people use social media. These videos are good introductions for students and teachers learning to use wikis, blogs, bookmarking, etc.

www.commoncraft.com
CyberGuides: Grades 9-12
Supplementary, standards-based, web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works of literature. Each CyberGuide contains a student and teacher edition, standards, a task and a process by which it may be completed, teacher-selected web sites and a rubric, based on California Language Arts Content Standards

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/cy912.html
Freerice.com
Vocabulary-focused site with a philanthropic side. Students and visitors go through multiple-choice vocabulary questions which get increasingly harder as they answer correctly. As the students answer correctly, rice is provided for Third World Nations through the United Nations World Food program.

www.freerice.com
GlobalSchoolNet.org
Global School Net has a mission is to support 21st century learning. Use Classroom Conferencing, Online Expeditions, and other global connections to create authentic opportunities for students to interact worldwide. Use this database of projects to find and connect with other classroom teachers around the world; find interesting and productive global collaborative learning projects for your own classroom; and/or build, advertise, and conduct your own original collaborative project. Sponsored by the Global SchoolNet Foundation.

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/
GreatBook Stories
Collaborative wiki space for K-20 students and educators wanting to listen and see a great digital story about a book, and to create and safely share stories about great books with a global audience and receive feedback.

http://greatbookstories.pbwiki.com/
iEARN Collaboration Center
Enables young people to learn with interaction rather than simply absorption about the world. iEARN projects are designed and facilitated by educators and students worldwide, and result in a range of collaborative final "products," including websites, magazines, and reports to government officials.

http://media.iearn.org/projects
Imcompetech
Royalty-free music.

http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/
Jodix
Free file converter.

http://www.jodix.com/
Language Arts WebQuests
Teachers can utilize problem-based/inquiry learning experiences by building projects with this system or personalizing the projects of other teachers.

http://www.middleschool.net/less_tut/webquests/lawq.htm
Slideshare
Slideshare allows students to upload a PowerPoint presentation, with an audio file included if the student has included an MP3/podcast. Students can upload and share their presentations with small groups or with the class.

www.slideshare.net
ThinkQuest Website Competition
Inspire students to think, connect, create, and share. Students work in teams to build innovative and educational websites to share with the world. Along the way, they learn research, writing, teamwork, and technology skills and compete for exciting prizes. Sponsored by the Oracle Education Foundation, the competition offers a unique project-based learning experience to students and teachers across the globe. Everybody wins by having their completed websites published in the ThinkQuest Library, a rich online resource visited by millions monthly.

http://www.thinkquest.org/
TinyURL
This web tool allows you to create a tiny URL in replacement of a longer URL to a website that will not break in e-mail postings and never expires.

http://tinyurl.com/