As I mentioned before, I participated in my very first webinar last night. It was hosted by the STEM Institute, and I really enjoyed the experience.
The webinar was called:
https://docs.google.com - Students can use this for their writing assignments, and not worry about bringing files back and forth to school. Teachers have access to the page to make corrections / give feedback throughout the writing process.
6) Focus on Quality Rather Than Quantity
Get ready for this ... you've got some exploring to do ...
edu.glogster.com - I've set up an account with glogster so we can make multi-media posters next year. I can so see myself using this with science / social studies.
www.animoto.com/education - A site for making movies and slideshows.
photopeach.com/education - Another site for making movies and slideshows.
www.jaycut.com - Yet another site for making movies and slideshows - this one looks like it has a few more features (like slow-motion).
blabberize.com - Bring your still pictures to life by making them talk - I can so see myself using this next year with my SMARTboard lessons! Wouldn't it be cool to make a fraction talk and explain how to do a concept during a math lesson?!?
www.wikispaces.com - I am definitely going to investigate this one further. I'd like to make a wiki for one of my science units next year - assigning students a different part or concept, and then putting it all together. We could even print off the pages later and turn them into our own reference book.
livebinder.com - A lot of the teachers at the webinar talked about how they would use this resource to set up student portfolios ... hmmmmm ... intriguing.
epubbud.com - Students can create their own ebooks (which other people can access) and display them on a shelf (similar in looks to shelfari). A great way to publish their writing, and make the writing process more authentic for them.
www.prezi.com - Another multi-media site great for presentations. Use as an introduction to a new unit, or have students create their own presentations for a certain topic.