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Wonders of WEB 2 99 FREE Cool Tools-You May Have Missed

Dr. Howie DiBlasi

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What can I do to change my classrooms? Our teaching should instead focus on the verbs (i.e. skills) students need to master, that learning depends on skills instead of tools. ISTE-NETS Creativity and Innovation Communication/Collaboration Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Research/ Information Fluency Digital Citizenship Technology Operations/Concepts Develop Digital-Age Learning Model Digital-Age Work and Learning

Model Digital Citizenship / Responsibility Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership http://www.iste.org/standards.aspx <<< NETS Link here

Skills for success http://www.graduateopportunities.com/career_advice/graduate_skills So what CORE SKILLS do employers seek. Skills for success CORE SKILLS - employers seek. Communication (oral written- presentation) Creativity Problem-solving Critical and analytical thinking Information gathering, evaluation & synthesis Literacy Collaboration & Teamwork Know more about the world-(Global citizens) Ambition, self-awareness & an inquiring mind Think outside the box- (Creativity and innovation) Community involvement

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1HO-80 Online Tools, References, and Resources


101 Time-Saving Google Tricks for Education, Work, Play and Learning (not all checked 1-10-2012

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The Internet is full of useful tools and hacks that keep you more focused and efficient, but you have to know which ones are best. Participants will learn Google tricks that can help you lead a more streamlined, stress-free existence, from your personal to your school or work life. This large list of 101 Google tricks can help you lead a more streamlined, stress-free existence, from your personal to your school or work life.

Gmail- Save time and clean up your Gmail inbox with these helpful e-mail hacks. Gaggle Service to pull emails in law suits
Mute or ignore: Mute or ignore annoying conversations or conversations that are wasting your precious time by using the m key. Gmail Search: Most Gmail users know how to use this tool, but if youre always losing messages in your inbox, use Gmail Search to bring them back up. Voice and video chat: This new feature lets you video chat in your Gchat box. Emoticons: Use one of Gmails newest emoticons to convey a message without having to type it all out. AIM in Gmail: Streamline all of your instant message contacts when you access AIM through Gmail. Editing labels: Get more organized and save time when you use the new colored labels that you can edit, rename and more. Quick Contacts: This auto-show feature highlights your most-used contacts so its easy to find them for a chat. Group chat: Have a quick virtual meeting with your colleagues or classmates with this feature. Mail Fetcher: Access mail from other accounts through your Gmail account with Mail Fetcher. Faster PDF previews: View PDF previews in your browser by clicking on the new "view" link. Education Teachers and students will be able to get more done in less time with these Google tricks.
1. Geo Education: Forget field trips to the museum or planetarium. Use Geo Education to

quickly zap your kids into outer space or around the world with this set of tools.

2. iGoogle: Set up your own homepage for your classroom, or if youre a student, customize

your iGoogle page to include helpful study resources, news updates and more.
3. Custom Search Engine: Save time during your searches by limiting the kinds of sites,

the display and more for your search.

4. Google Notebook/Google Docs: Use this simple, remote access text document for taking

notes, recording class information and more.

5. Google Groups: Set up a study group or help your students organize their own group

projects with this feature.

6. Page Creator: Use Page Creator to set up an attractive, easy-to-access web page for

students, parents and more.

7. News: Quickly pull news stories off the Internet with this feature. 8. Book Search: Using Book Search, you can quickly find full college text books, excerpts,

nonfiction texts and more.

9. Google Scholar: Students and teachers can use this search engine when they need

quality, authoritative information for lectures, research projects and papers.

10. Patent Search: Use Patent Search to search over 7 million patents, images and more.

Business and Work When you want to save time on meetings, organize your files and or stay on top of your coursework, use these tools.
21. Google Pack: Use Google Pack as a free solution to a desktop organizer, notifier, 3d

model maker and more.

22. Archive your e-mails: Use this simple system to keep your e-mails safe and organized

without having to waste time with hard files.

23. E-mail encryption: Google helps you send encrypted messages to your business

associates with this system.

24. Google Video: Avoid lengthy meetings by hosting web conferences with Google Video

a safe, private feature.

25. Google Checkout: Cut out the middle man when you use this online shopping app for

your site.
26. Finance: Use Google Finance to quickly catch up on the stock market and all other

finance news that will affect your business in the blink of an eye.
27. Knol: Knol is a Google app that lets business professionals and other experts share their

knowledge online and network with other members.


28. Calendar: Keep all of your to-do lists and appointments straight in one spot with Google

29. SketchUp: Architects, web designers and other professionals can use this tool to create

3D models online.
30. Sites: Use this feature to give you a head start on creating a website for your business,

which can save you time with marketing, networking, selling products and more. iPhone and Mobile Apps Turn to this list of tricks and tools for saving time and making your iPhone, BlackBerry or cell phone more efficient.
31. New Gmail for the iPhone: This new display for the iPhone makes it easier for you to

check Gmail on your mobile.

32. Tips for Google Mobile Search: Make the most out of your Google-powered search

with these mobile-friendly tips.

33. Voice Search: Search by speaking into your phone with this time saver. 34. My Location: Find local businesses near your location with this tool that uses your

iPhone as a navigator.
35. Use the apps tab: iPhone users can hit the Apps tab at the bottom of their screen to

quickly shop Google services.

36. Google Talk for BlackBerry: This app is available to Black Berry users. Features

include fast messaging, emoticons, customizable status messages, and more.

37. Google SMS for Search: Read this guide to help you use Google SMS for your mobile

38. Android: Check out this free mobile platform to fuel multitasking and make your apps

run better.
39. Google SMS: Use this text messaging service for a quick and easy way to connect. 40. Calendar Alerts with SMS: Use your SMS to get Google calendar alerts, even if youre

away from your desk. Travel and Transportation Travelers and those who want to learn more about their city can use these Google tips and tools.
41. Google Earth: Ditch the compass and use this app to find your away around a new city.

You can even track your flight status.

42. GOOG 411: Look up local businesses, restaurants and more with this tool. 5

43. Google Maps: Find addresses, get recommendations for local hotspots, and explore a

new city or state.

44. Translate: If youre traveling internationally, use this tool to translate menus,

conversations and more.

45. Mobile Maps: Using Mobile Maps, you can view maps, get directions and find local

information easier and faster.

46. Currency Converter: Check currency rates and conversions with this mobile-friendly

47. Area Code Map: Get areas codes with this shortcut. 48. FAA Airplane Registration Numbers: Get an airplanes history and description by

searching its FAA airplane registration number.

49. Flight Status/Flight Tracker: Subscribe to this shortcut to get flight tracking

50. Gchart: Find out what time it is anywhere in the world using Gchart.

Search Tips and Tools For a faster, more efficient search, turn to this list.
51. Search Features: Customize your search so that its easier to find sport scores, local

information, and more.

52. Dictionary Definitions: Learn how to quickly look up words directly from Google. 53. site:: If you only want results for a particular web page, type in site: before the name. 54. link:: This is an especially good tool for bloggers who want to track back links to their

site. Type link: and link back to whatever site you put in next.
55. Keyboard Shortcuts: This Firefox app will let you move around Googles search results

with your arrow keys.

56. Blog Search: When you only want to find posts and images from blogs, use this search. 57. Product Search: Get shopping and product information here. 58. Toolbar: Add a Google Toolbar to Firefox to quickly access your favorite button and

share your top sites.

59. Browser Buttons: Install Browser Buttons to connect to Google Search even faster. 60. Default Search Engine: Save time by eliminating useless searches and lame search

engines by making Google your default.


Life Hacks From cutting down on finding your daily news to organizing your desktop to tracking packages, these Google tricks will quickly become indispensable.
61. Desktop: Keep your desktop organized with this customizable feature. 62. Google Alerts: Stay on top of your appointments, workouts, goals, and social life with

this alerts tool.

63. Use Google Reader: Google Reader will save you a lot of time searching for blogs and

checking your favorite sites everyday. It compiles your most-read and starred items in one simple interface.
64. Mobile: Google Mobile will keep you connected to your Google accounts anywhere. 65. Track packages: Here youll learn how to track your packages with Google Maps. 66. Convert temperatures: Type "[temperature][C/F] to [F/C]" to get the correct

67. Find phone numbers: This tutorial will show you how to quickly find a phone number

using Google search.

68. Calculator: Use the search bar as a calculator. 69. Movies: Type in movies or the name of the film plus your zip code to get showtimes. 70. Google Homepage: Shave seconds or even minutes off your day by making Google your

default home page. Youll connect to Gmail, perform searches and more with just a click or two instead of having to type everything out. Google Docs These shortcuts will save you time when you use Google Docs.
71. Undo: Ctrl Z will undo any edits or changes youve made to the document. 72. Go the top or title: Move up to the top of your document by typing Ctrl Home. 73. Change alignment: Change your pages alignment by typing Ctrl L, Ctrl E, or Ctrl J, for

left, center and full justify, respectively.

74. Add a comment: Press Ctrl M to add comments to your document.

References Learn how to quickly access directories, get vehicle information and more using these shortcuts.
75. FCC Equipment IDs: Look up equipment ID numbers using this method. 7

76. Vehicle Information: Find information about any vehicle by typing in the VIN number. 77. UPC Codes: Track UPC codes here. 78. Directory: Directory connects you to references for time, world records, libraries, maps,

museums and more.

79. Video: Find videos faster with this feature. 80. Stock Quotes shortcut: Get stock quotes from Google with this shortcut method. 81. Images: Conduct a faster image search here.

Firefox Add-ons Firefox users can download these applications for even more time-saving tricks for Google.
82. Locator: Find highlighted addresses on a Google map with this button. 83. GBookmarks: Access your bookmarks from any computer with this tool. 84. Back to Google 1.2: Immediately return to your last Google results page by clicking this

85. Send to Google Docs: This tool supports PDF, Microsoft Office and Open Office via

Google Docs.
86. Google Results Walker: Quickly navigate Google results with this add-on. 87. Gooblebar Lite 4.6.8: This Google toolbar supports 12 search types. 88. Google Calendar Quick Add: Add an event to your Google Calendar even faster with

this shortcut.
89. Color Results: Find your search terms in a web page or document when you install this

90. Bookmarks Button: Manage Google Bookmarks from your Firefox toolbar with this

91. Search Videos: This one-click button lets you highlight search criteria and search videos

faster. Keyboard Shortcuts Use these keyboard shortcuts when navigating your Gmail account to make sending, sorting and reading e-mails more efficient.
92. To compose: To compose a new message, hit Shift + c.

93. Move to updated conversation: Press k to move up your conversation to newer

94. Open a conversation: Press Enter to open up a conversation or close it. 95. Search: Press the / key to move into the search box. 96. Reply: To reply to an e-mail, if youre already in conversation view, hit shift + r. For

reply all, press shift + a.

97. Forward: To forward a message youre viewing in conversation mode, hit shift + f.

For Google Spreadsheets and beyond, these tricks will keep you from wasting any more time during the day.
98. Select entire column: spreadsheets: Type Ctrl spacebar to select the whole column in

your spreadsheet.
99. Select entire row: Hit Shift Spacebar to select an entire spreadsheet row. 100. 101.

Google Shortcuts from GreaseMonkey: Use this script to be able to search for lyrics, search UrbanDictionary and search Wikipedia with just one type. Google Analytics Shortcut: This shortcut costs $10 but hacks Google Analytics for you.

HO >>>>> Best Free Online Document Collaboration Crocodoc http://crocodoc.com/

Tool to collaborate on PDFs Word and Powerpoint documents Highlight, add or strike out text Add a note to a document shared by an URL. Adding password protection is limited to paid-for accounts.

What is a MASHUP ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZPvVwvX_Nc 100 Things to do with Google Maps Mashups

17 Google Maps Mashups To Waste Away Your Day



Short list: My TOP List

See where UFOs have been sighted
http://www.smithsonianconference.org/conspiracy/ - 4 videos on conspiracies

Check what's on the other side of the world Find the elevation/height above sea level Map the 7 Wonders of the World Simulate a flood to show damage effects Fly a plane Find a world webcam

Did you ever dream of digging of the earth?

a hole so deep it came out the other side


Google Maps in Education

http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2006/08/educational-uses-of-google-maps.html Cool things to do in Google Maps: Map Hacks.net - for GIS users http://www.gisuser.com/maphacks Quickmaps - http://quikmaps.com/ Social Studies: GOOGLE - ... MAPS & MAPPING Cool things to do in Google Maps:

Virtual Push Pin example



40 Interesting Ways* to use Google Maps in the Classroom

http://digitalexplorer.com/2010/01/12/40-ideas-on-using-google-earth-and-maps-in-theclassroom http://vimeo.com/2741910 Video to see how Google Earth, Google Maps and other tools were used at one school Download the manual (PDF, 2.6MB) Teaching Materials (ZIP, 21MB) Look at an example blog and see an example Google Earth file.

2 Hot Potato
Free tool. Build your own crosswords, matching exercises, short answer multiple-choice, and jumbled sentences. Downloadable app http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ RubiStar Home RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics Create a Rubric Choose a Topic below to create a new rubric based on a template: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/ iRubric: Home of free rubric tools: RCampus.com iRubric: The only free rubric builder and assessment tool. Working with rubrics has never been easier. Build, Assess, Share, and Collaborate using our intuitive ... Over 164,000 rubrics and growing... http://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cfm

Kathy Schrock Richards GREAT Ideas http://www.freetech4teachers.com//

3 HO -Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teaching with

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ Scientific American's 60 Second podcasts Scientific American's 60 Second podcasts Educational, interesting, and entertaining way to start a science class. Quick lessons from a variety of science topics JayCut: http://jaycut.com Engage your audience world's premier online video editor seamlessly integrated on your website edit your own videos on JayCut's community. CREATIVE commons link: http://creativecommons.org/ Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not! http://www.morguefile.com/ Easy to add your own photos to the morgueFile. Give back because this archive is for creatives by creatives. Why is it called morgue file? Click here and find out. ZAMZAR: On-line file conversion: Convert iPod files into other formats Web link: http://www.zamzar.com/

4 HO- Free online file converter http://www.online-convert.com/ Convert media files online from one format into another. Please select the target format below: Frequently asked questions (FAQ) Is a conversion of a file with your service really free?

What happens to my files I uploaded? Are they safe? The conversion of my file failed. What's wrong? The converter lets me suddenly download a zip file Google News Timeline Organizes information chronologically. View news, scanned newspapers Magazines, blog posts, sports scores Zoomable, graphical timeline. http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com/ http://news.google.com/archivesearch Google News Archive Search Archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. Finding the Right Tool-Types of Tools-36 1. Thinkfinity: www.thinkfinity.org 2. National Geographic Xpeditions: www.nationalgeographic.com 3. Culture Grams: www.culturegrams.com 4. Asia Society: www.asiasociety.org/arts-culture/asia-society-museum 5. BBC for Kids: www.bbc.co.uk 6. New York Times, Lesson Plans: www.learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/lesson-plans 7. Teacher Corner: www.theteacherscorner.net 8. Slide Share: www.slideshare.net 9. Free Rice-Vocabulary Site: www.freerice.com 10. Free Poverty-Geography Site: www.freepoverty.com 11. Learner: www.learner.org 12. International Reading Association: www.readwritethink.org 13. OWL at Purdue U: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ 14. Blue Grammar Book: www.grammarbook.com 15. ESL Flashcards: www.eslflashcards.com 16. Spellanywhere: www.spellanywhere.com 17. Rick Walton: www.rickwalton.com 18. Fires in the Mind: www.firesinthemind.org 19. Edhelper: www.edhelper.com 20. RubiStar: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/ 21. Byrd Seed Gifted Lessons: www.byrdseed.com 22. Imagination Soup: www.imaginationsoup.net 23. TED: www.ted.com 24. Professional Garfield: www.professorgarfield.org 25. Kid Blog: www.kidblog.org 26. That Quiz: www.thatquiz.org

27. Academic Skill Builders: www.arcademicskillbuilders.com 28. Circle the Cat: www.members.shaw.ca/gf3/circle-the-cat.html 29. Sheppard Software: www.sheppardsoftware.com 30. Storyline Online: www.storylineonline.net 31. ABCya!: www.abcya.com 32. Study Zone: www.studyzone.org/testprep/index.cfm 33. Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading: www.fcrr.org/scasearch 34. Super Teacher Worksheets: www.superteacherworksheets.com 35. Discovery Education Streaming: www.discoveryeducation.com 36. Busy Teachers Caf: www.busyteacherscafe.com 37. Global Tech School: www.globaltechschool.com 38. Diigo: www.diigo.com 39. Vocabulary and Spelling City: www.spellingcity.com 40. Making Curriculum Pop: www.mcpopmb.ning.com https://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/w/page/17801672/FrontPage

5 HO- Classroom 2.0 - All Members ( 58,819 ) SIGNED UP

This is where most of my networking beyond my regional area started for me. I joined this Ning network early this year and found that the sharing created richer opportunities to find out what was happening in our Read/Write Web. http://www.classroom20.com/ EduHound.com: Your Educational Technology Resource EduHound.com is a highly specialized educational directory with FREE categorized resources, lesson plans, clipart, and site sets for educators, teachers, ... http://www.eduhound.com/ Curriki- With over 50,000 k-12 learning resources we're set to serve over a 250,000 teachers and learners in 2011! http://www.curriki.org/ As a ground-breaking online community that promotes collaboration and transparency, Curriki truly embodies the values of teaching in the 21st century. By joining with Curriki, were giving 3.2 million members access to a wide range of tools and ideas. Gnowledge: A Closer Look by David Kapuler http://techlearning.com/blogs/40716 Free site Creating and sharing tests Innovative, easy-to-use interface User-friendly website

Excellent hands-on tutorials Social networking aspect that is ideal for 21st Century learning through collaboration and the sharing of tests and answers Skills for success CORE SKILLS - employers seek. Communication (oralwritten-presentation) Creativity Problem-solving Critical and analytical thinking Information gathering, evaluation & synthesis Literacy Collaboration & Teamwork Know more about the world-(Global citizens) Ambition, self-awareness & an inquiring mind Think outside the box- (Creativity and innovation) Community involvement Bubbl http://bubbl.us What is it? Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. Why use bubbl.us? Because 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 Save your mind map as an image And it's FREE!

Google+ Project: It's Social, It's Bold, It's Fun, And It Looks Good Now For The Hard Part Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs - When and Why to Use Each by Lisa Nielsen http://techlearning.com/blogs/40798 Do I really need to join another social network? If I join Google+ can I give up Facebook, Twitter, and blogs?

What is the benefit of each? What Google+ Means for Education http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2011/07/what-does-google-mean-foreducation.html?spref=tw Lisa Nielsen -creator of The Innovative Educator blog

Presentation Skills
Create a Voki to tell your story Voki Lesson Plans >>>> Integration ideas for Voki One teacher of a Spanish class introduced Voki to the class to facilitate the learning process. After encouraging students to write a small description of 80 - 100 words on their home town, students were given time with the software to create their own Voki using the Spanish description. Here is one of their examples: Lesson plan - http://www.boxoftricks.net/?p=104 More Examples - http://www.asisehace.net/blog/?tag=voki www.voki.com Using Blogs and Voki to increase motivation and oral participation amongst boys in Modern Foreign Languages http://www.scribd.com/doc/14622458/Using-Blogs-and-Voki-to-increase-motivation-and-oralparticipation-amongst-boys-in-Modern-Foreign-Languages Glogster Glogster.EDU Lesson ideas to foster creativity and higher order thinking skills Teachers and students can create interactive posters for research, websites, presentations, reflection,

6 HO -For Teachers - Kerpoof Scholastics

Kerpoof's multimedia software is used by kids worldwide to create original artwork, animated movies, stories, greeting cards and more. ... USED TO BE BRODEBOND now scholastic http://www.kerpoof.com/how_to_play

7HO- Zoho Show 3.0

http://www.zoho.com/show/demo.html The all-new Zoho Show 3.0 comes with a rich user interface that lets you create impact, not just presentations. Engage your audience and get your ideas across in a visually appealing way.

8 HO- Gliffy http://www.gliffy.com/

Gliffy.com is a web-based diagram editor. Create and share flowcharts, network diagrams, floor plans, user interface designs and other drawings online. Collaborate Instantly with Anyone Whether you use Gliffy as a plugin or online, share and collaborate on your diagrams instantly. Create-A-Graph Explains and illustrates the different types, and provides a step-by-step guide to creating examples for downloading and printing.

Bubbl http://bubbl.us What is it? Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. Why use bubbl.us? Because 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 Save your mind map as an image And it's FREE! Use VoiceThread http://voicethread.com/ http://voicethread.com/#q.b45226.i236813 GoAnimate Takes story telling using online cartoon strip makers Allowing students to spark life into characters Create short animations Tool to foster creativity and engage students. http://goanimate.com/ Animation-ish - FableVision http://www.fablevisionstudios.com/project.php?id=9 Animate your drawings in minutes. Simple-to-use tools Engaging design

Multiple levels Fun, rewarding experience Users are led through three optional levels of increasing animation skill. Wiggledoodle-ish allows the user to draw, trace, and animate with three frames. Flipbook-ish allows the user to create animation using an infinite number of frames and higher-level tool sets. Advanced-ish introduces the mover tool, which allows for more complex animations using foregrounds and backgrounds. Creating Comic Books - How To Create Comic Books - Can you make Cartoons? Create a Comic Book. Each student can turn a book, or part of it, into a comic book Complete with comic-style illustrations and dialogue bubbles. http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/

The Virtual Presentation Assistant

-http://www.ukans.edu/cwis/units/coms2/vpa/vpa.htm University of Michigan How to Give a Talk-http://www.si.umich.edu/~pne/acadtalk.htm Designing Presentation Visuals-http://www.plu.edu/~libr/media/designing_visuals.html How to Conquer the Fear of Public Speakinghttp://www.stresscure.com/jobstress/speak.html Making Effective Presentations-http://www.cba.neu.edu/~ewertheim/skills/oral.htm Preparing Effective Oral Presentationshttp://www.kumc.edu/SAH/OTEd/jradel/Preparing_talks/TalkStrt.html Designing Effective Visualshttp://www.kumc.edu/SAH/OTEd/jradel/Effective_visuals/VisStrt.html Overcoming Speaking Anxiety in Meetings and Presentations http://www.ljlseminars.com/anxiety.htm Speech Preparation As A Process-http://www.ljlseminars.com/speech.htm How to Use Transitions Effectively-http://www.ljlseminars.com/transit.htm 7 Aspects Of a Dynamic Presentation-http://www.ljlseminars.com/aspects.htm Communication Skills

Creative Writing - Communication

Storybirds Short, visual stories that you make with family and friends to read, share and print. http://storybird.com/

9 HO- ZooBurst
www.zooburst.com ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books. Sign up! Learn More. Premium ZooBurst accounts are ...

This I Believe This I Believe is an international project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values that guide their daily lives. Short statements of belief The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.

10 - DEMO This I Believe

Thirty Things I Believe by 6 year old - Tarak McLain http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99478226 This I Believe This I Believe essay assignment is one of the most rewarding assignments given in many years of teaching. http://thisibelieve.org/educators/ The Beatles Live On by sixth grader Macklin Levine

A Duty to Family, Heritage, and Country- by middle school student Ying Ying Yu Inner Strength from Desperate Times - by high school student Jake Hovenden Finding the Flexibility to Survive- by high school student Brighton Earley America's Beauty Is in its Diversity - by high school student Alaa El-Saad Accomplishing Big Things in Small Pieces - by college freshman William Wissemann Three Minute Tales Tell a three-five minute story Writing a 500-word story "strikes at the very heart of the short story as a project, which is to get something going rapidly. Sample: 3 minute Stories The Little Old Man That Dreamed He Could Fly Magpie and His Blackberry Pie

Round 7 Stories Send us original works of fiction One of the characters tells a joke One of the characters cries Our Round 6 winner was "A Saint And A Criminal" by Lauri Anderson. http://www.npr.org/2011/04/03/133542373/a-saint-and-a-criminal Creative Writing FanFiction Allows your students to take movies and books beyond the imagination Predict/create sequels/prequels to them! Publish to an audience of 1 (teacher) or 1,000 ( readers in FanFiction) http://www.fanfiction.net/ FanFiction.Net Member Statistics Population of 2,400,000 members 3,300,000 stories Fanfiction deleted over 20,500 users for infringement. PAGE 99 Test If you read page 99 and you want to flip to 100 you must

Student Interactives See All Student Interactives Engage your students in online literacy learning Interactive tools Organizing their thoughts Learning about languageall while having fun. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/ Grades 6 12 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis Heros Journey Elements of the hero's journey Analyze a text

Follows the hero's journey pattern Start creating a hero story of their own http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/hero-journey30069.html Sample Lessons & Activities Political Cartoon Age Span: 13-18 -Time Allotment: 30 Minutes Curriculum Alignment: Social Studies/History/Government Standards: The National Standards for History Understands recent developments in foreign and domestic politics. Understands economic, social, and cultural developments in contemporary United States. All students, given the Animation-Ish program, will create a political cartoon based on a current event. Instructions for Activity: User Guide FableVision Learning Animation-ish Classroom Edition User's Guide Please click on the button below to download the User's Guide PDF. http://www.fablevision.com/pdfs/animationish_users_guide.pdf

11 - HO- Mapskip
http://www.mapskip.com/ makes the world a canvas for our stories and photos NEAT FOR Non-Fictional Story Writing about locations create a weave of stories about the places in our lives MapSkip And many of our stories are about places. Where we fell in love, had the dream vacation, took that great picture or, well, joined the rebellion. Many other places that anchor our lives - where we live, eat, work and have fun. Exploring the world through shared stories and pictures about all the places in our lives. Will this student pass the test? My school is beginning discussion of formal oral presentation skills as part of our graduation requirements.


Skills for success CORE SKILLS - employers seek. Communication (oral & written) Creativity & Problem-solving Critical and analytical thinking Information gathering, evaluation & synthesis Literacy Collaboration & Teamwork Ambition, self-awareness & an inquiring mind Know more about the world-(Global citizens) Think outside the box- (Creativity and innovation) Community involvement Using Web 2.0 Tools and Social Networking for Global Collaborative Learning Student/Collaboration: Project Overview Friendly letters with email Compared cultures Connect: Skype/Video Conf Completed documentary Connecting classrooms in 200 countries 13 million students & teachers Digital Storytelling Holidays and Festivals Around the World Global Warming Habitats Weather Natural Disasters Water Maps

Projects - Collaborations 12 - HO- The Way We Are

The Way We Are

What makes me who I am?


Collaborative learning experience Learn about the daily lives Cultures Climates and geography Live in other regions of the world. Epals 1-2 week assignments written by teachers - sign up for an account http://www.epals.com/projects Whiteboard Evaluation Project TEST Me - CoSketch http://cosketch.com/ is another whiteboard that you can collaborate to visualize your ideas and share them as images. The good thing is that, you dont have to register or install anything. It works in all browsers, its real time and you can get an embed code for your drawing after you finish. http://cosketch.com/Rooms/tushchk Welcome to Cosketch! To paint with someone, copy the address in your browsers adress-bar and send to those you want to paint with. Preview: Unsaved sketches will be deleted 10mins after the last user has left the room. By using cosketch you accept the user agreement.

13 -HO-Project Based Learning-STEM

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEAM with ARTS All play an integral part in the teaching of the whole. The science, engineering, and mathematics fields are made complete by the technology component that provides a creative and innovative way to problem solve and apply what has been learned. Project Based Learning Project Based Learning in Hand Reflection http://t4tspring2011.edublogs.org/2011/04/27/project-based-learning-in-hand-reflection/ Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Project Based Learning http://learninginhand.com/pbl/ Project-Based Instruction: Encouraging Real World Application http://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/strategyProject.asp

S.T.E.M.- Disney Projects in the Classroom-Design a Theme Park Design an attraction for Disney World Topics: Project Based Learning, patent research, gather data, sketch ideas, build models, presentations, testing ideas and complete the project. http://www.google.com/patents Interesting Disney Patents Disney Patents a Flying Entertainment Vehicle Amusement ride for traveling down a water chute with reduced splash Apparatus and method for creating optical illusion effects Drinking fountain with sound effects Method and apparatus for stabilizing and powering walking animated figures Spaceship amusement ride

Theme Park Design

Spread over 50 chapters, Steve takes us through every step of theme park design from an engineer's perspective, making this book very unique. The Walt Disney Imagineering books favor the artistic side of Imagineering while Steve shows us everything that has to happen once the designs are set. After reading Theme Park Design, you will garner a monumental sense of what it takes to design and construct an attraction. http://imagineeringclass.com/ Online class that lets you study at your own pace. You'll explore: art direction story writing themed architecture ride control show control audio and video lighting mechanics and hydraulics animatronics What is CyberSurgeons? You and your teammates solve unusual medical cases as your mercy ship travels up the Amazon River


Core Curricclum Area: 14 - HO -Your time to explore pg 16-20 Language Arts

Jerome Burg:- Google Lit Trips Enhance Your Study of History find images of the people, places, and events you are studying, and incorporate these images into your lessons. http://www.googlelittrips.org/ A Place in Time with Google Tools [PDF, Podcast, Video] Project plan using Google Earth, Groups, and News Archive Search to study history and landmark historical photos. Cheryl Davis, Teacher http://bbweb.acalanes.k12.ca.us/bbcswebdav/institution/MHSwebsite/google/gPlaceinTime.pdf

Problem Solving--Guide to Critical Thinking--Academic Support

1. Problem Solving--Guide to Critical Thinking--Academic Support 2. Creativity, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem solving ... 3. Problem-Solving Skills (and methods) in Education & Life 4. CriticalThinking.org - Our Concept and Definition of Critical Thinking 5. The Critical Thinking Co. - Teaching Problem Solving Skills 6. Critical_Thinking 7. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - Course 284 8. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Critical Thinking and ... 9. Creativity/Problem Solving/Criti 10.Business Skills Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision ... 11.Books for critical thinking problem solving 12. Creative Problem Solving: An Introduction - Donald J. Treffinger, 13.Critical Thinking - Creative Thinking 14.CriticalThinking.org - Defining Critical Thinking 15.Amazon.com: Critical Thinking, Book 1: Problem Solving, Reasoning ... 16.Overview Of Critical Thinking | LIVESTRONG.COM

17.Finance execs: Many candidates lack critical thinking, problem ... 18.Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills (analysis, synthesis ... 19.CEDFA--Critical Thinking in Art 20.Problem Solving and Critical Thinking - Muskingum College - Center ... 21.The NPEC Sourcebook on Assessment, Volume 1: Definitions and ... 22.Management & Leadership Series - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 23.How Critical Thinking Can Help You Solve Problems 24.ASSESSING CRICITAL THINKING, ANALYTICAL REASONING, PROBLEMSOLVING ... 25.ISTE NETS*S Part 4: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and ... 26.NETS Implementation - Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and ... 27.Problem Solving Techniques 28.Creative thinking and problem solving for young learners - Google Books Result 29. Karen S. Meador Introduction to Creative Thinking 30.Welcome to HeadScratchers - Critical Thinking Workshops for ... 31.Strategies for teaching critical thinking. Potts, Bonnie 32.Middle School Journal - Problem Solving & Critical Thinking

15 HO- Questionaut
Journey through strange worlds and test your knowledge of English, Maths and Science Magical mission-recover your friends hat. Analysis: Questionaut has enough wonder and imagination here for gamers of all ages. Each level is a self-contained environment Questionaut Walkthrough Guide, Review, Discussion, Hints and Tips http://jayisgames.com/archives/2008/03/questionaut.php PLAY-CLICK BELOW: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/games/questionaut/ Questionaut PLAY-CLICK BELOW: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/games/questionaut/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/games/questionaut/pop.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/games/questionaut/ http://amanita-design.net/games/questionaut.html http://www.tomsgames.com/adventure/5988-questionaut.php

16 HO- Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Teaching students with new tools, enthusiasm, and belief that teaching is a noble calling. http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/

17 HO- Wiggio.com

Wiggio is a completely free, online toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups. With Wiggio you can: - keep shared calendar (with text message reminders) - poll ...



PBS LearningMedia Has Launched ... Have You? http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/ Browse Collection by Subject Click to see a collection of 14,000+ resources by subject area. Arts English Language Arts Health and Physical Education Mathematics Professional Development Science Social Studies Browse All Subjects

Visual Literacy-Story Telling

Storytelling in 20 photos... http://belladebilsjourney.blogspot.com/2011/04/storytelling-in-30-photos-part-1.html 1. Someone I spend alot of time with 2. 2 A picture of myself 3. A picture of someone in my family 4. A picture of something that makes me happy 5. An old picture of myself 6. A picture of a sibling 7. Class photo 8. A random photo of you and your significant other 9. A picture I havent posted online before 10. A relative of mine 11. Someone I tell everything to 12. A picture from my everyday life 13. A picture from a place I love 14. A picture that reminds me of old times 15. A picture from a great night 16. An unusual picture 17. A picture of my spare time 18. A picture of people who are closest to me 19. A picture of someone who is always there 20. A picture of a time in life I miss

Leila's Blog - Emerald City Girl My Journey http://belladebilsjourney.blogspot.com/2011/04/storytelling-in-30-photos-part-1.html

Best of Web 2.0 7 Virtual Field Trips Every Teacher Ought to Know About http://blog.simplek12.com/education/vft/? utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=648760&utm_campaign= 0 Why? They're free. They don't take a lot of time to set up. No applications or paperwork to fill out. Every student in the class can go. Students love them because they're fun. Teachers love them because they get students involved and engaged. FREE !

19 - HO-SimpleK12
1. Google Art Projects http://www.googleartproject.com/ 2. Google Sky http://www.google.com/sky/ 3. Smithsonian http://www.mnh.si.edu/panoramas/ 4. Panoramas.dk http://www.panoramas.dk/7-wonders/colosseum.html 5. The Oxford University Museum of Natural History http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/oxfordtour/universitymuseum/# 6. National Museum of the United States Air Force http://www.nmusafvirtualtour.com/full/tour-pkg.html 7. Inside the White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/interactive-tour Smithsonian Museum http://www.mnh.si.edu/panoramas/flashVersion/index.html Explore the world Simulations that are realistic

Students will believe they have left the classroom.

Social Studies Best of Web 2.0

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/history/ Jamestown Adventure: http://www.historyglobe.com/jamestown/ 1606-establish the first permanent English colony in the New World. Virginia-called their colony James Towne Half of the settlers died due to poor choices settlement location management of resources quarrels with the indigenous Powhatan Indians. Can you do any better than the real colonists? You can learn from the mistakes of history. Digital History http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ Explore:Share and Compare http://www.digitalvaults.org/

The Digital Vaults. The Digital Vaults.

Congress for Kids http://www.congressforkids.net/ Activities on government. If You Were President http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/games_quizzes/electiongame/game.asp . This simulation asks students questions and then creates a newspaper about becoming president. George Washington's World for Kids Mount Vernon Mount Vernon, Virginia http://www.washingtonsworld.org/ Discover the real Washington at home and at war. Explore a 3D Mount Vernon in search of artifacts Meet the people who lived and worked on his estate. Serve as gun captain at Washington's greatest moment of military achievement, the siege of Yorktown. National Geographic's Map Machine Map Search with the Map Machine http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/map-machine

Collection of maps in a searchable online database. Start with the Map Machine categories Searchable: world maps, satellite maps of Mars, Globe Explorer aerial imagery Interesting Ways* to use

-------------------- END EXPLORE SITES HERE ------------------17-HOGoogle Maps in the Classroom

Short list: My TOP 7 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. See where UFOs have been sighted Check what's on the other side of the world Avoid red light cameras Find a ski resort anywhere in the world Find the elevation/height above sea level Map the 7 Wonders of the World

7. Simulate a flood to show damage effects https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfNzIyY2RxeDR2ZGs Google MAP Project: Lewis and Clark Q: Where did the Lewis and Clark expedition start? Q: Where did the Lewis and Clark expedition end ? Q: What date did it start ? Q: Name the forts that were built Q: Where are the forts located Q: How many went on the expedition Q: Find a map of the Lewis and Clark expedition Q: What did Lewis and Clark find on their epic expedition across North America? Q: Make a list of cities (today's names) that Lewis and Clark traveled through Q: What is a KMZ file ? Virtual Push Pin example http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2009/03/lewis-clark-trail-on-google-maps.html Math Best of Web 2.0

18 HO MagicPen
Shapes you draw-affected by three basic principles: gravity, friction, and inertia. Physics. Drawn shapes will fall to the ground, bump against each other, and sit still unless acted upon by another moving shape. Draw any object you please, but Magic Pen automatically smooths out jagged edges into a more block-like shape. Game is mouse-driven-click and start drawing. Game Instructions http://www.bubblebox.com/play/puzzle/975.htm One of the most genius games ever. PLAY: Link here: MagicPen

http://www.miniclip.com/games/magic-pen/en/ Link here: http://games.yahoo.com/game/magic-pen ( NO ADS HERE) http://hoodamath.com/games/magicpen.php (Best LINK Here) http://www.freewebarcade.com/game/magic-pen/ http://www.candystand.com/play/magic-pen?play http://www.physicsgames.net/game/Magic_Pen.html http://armorgames.com/play/1177/magic-pen

DEMO - STEM Check out the 1,422,135 SCRATCH

projects from around the world!

19-HO - STEM
Math by Design provides students the opportunity to learn geometry and measurement concepts in a virtual environment. As junior architects of a community park and environmental center, students are tasked with building a skateboard ramp, planning a picnic area and other fun interactive challenges http://mathbydesign.thinkport.org/ Johnnies Math Page http://jmathpage.com

Cool Math www.coolmath.com. This fully interactive site and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play games and explore new math concepts. Interactive Math Websites for the K-2 Classroom: Counting, Sequencing, Skip counting 1. http://www.learningplanet.com/act/123order.asp 2. http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/games/files/sheepgame.swf 3. http://www.little-g.com/shockwave/colorcount.html 4. http://www.primarygames.com/squigly/start.htm 5. http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mw/manip/mn_2.html Number line and 100s Chart 6. http://www.cleverisland.com/teachers/counting/story/6.asp 7. Cardinal directions (over, through, under, above) http://www.meddybemps.com/9.691.html Will I ever use Math in the real WORLD?

Develop Information Processing Skills

Mastering crap detection 101 isnt easy Clive Thompson Scientific researchers asked a group of students to look up answers to a series of questions. Not surprisingly, the kids relied on Web pages at the top of Googles results list. Mastering crap detection 101 isnt easy Clive Thompson Researchers switched the order of results Most students were easily tricked Relied on the (falsely) top-ranked pages. The average high school and college student. Unable to discern the hidden agendas This navet is largely the fault of schools, which rarely teach critical thinking. DEAREST FRIEND/ASSOCIATE . I SEIZE THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY SEEKING FOR YOUR COLLABORATION IN THIS MUTUAL CONFIDENTIAL DEALING. MY NAME IS ENGR. ZOROMI EHU DAGARI.



21 HO Google A-Z
Google offers a lot of free products and services for a wide variety of purposes. Have you ever wondered just how many there are? Where you can find them all? Peter Beens has compiled a list of them all. The list can be found in this public Google Document.

22 HO WolframAlpha - Computational Knowledge Engine

Wolfram|Alpha gives you access to the world's facts, without searching. See what everyone is talking about. http://www.wolframalpha.com/ Wolfram|Alpha Wolfram|Alpha is more than a search engine. It gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science ... http://www.wolframalpha.com/ "planes overhead"

WolframAlpha I can never get family tree straight, I typed in "first cousin twice removed" and WolframAlpha gave me this: A few things to try: ( updated 11-1-2011 ) enter any date (e.g. a birth date)june 23, 1988 enter any city (e.g. a home town)new york enter any two stocks IBM Apple enter any calculation $250 + 15% enter any math formula x^2 sin(x) enter any two first names andrew, barbara enter any food 1 apple + 2 enter any food 1 apple + 2 oranges enter any measurement 45 mph enter any chemical formula H2SO4 enter any musical notes C Eb G C Searching the NET- The Good-Bad-Ugly Searching - Assessment - Truth or Trash (Download) Planes overhead WOW!!! Truth-or-TRASH Worksheets Worksheets developed as a means of teaching students about the Internet. Internet can be a tremendous resource for gathering information about a topic Students often did not have the skills to discern useful information from worthless data. http://www.drhowie.com/uploads/ws_FinalEXAM_Truth_Trash_Numbered.doc Creativity-Innovation-Problem Solving Inventive Thinking and Creativity Inventive Thinking and Creativity http://inventors.about.com/od/lessonplans/a/creativity_2.htm Invention at Play Thinking games and puzzles >>> Check out Cloud-Practice http://www.inventionatplay.org/ Critical Thinking - Problem Solving http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/critical_thinking/

Design Squad Teacher's Guide The Gateway to 21st Century Skills http://www.thegateway.org/browse/dcrecord.2010-01-28.0826561300/?searchterm=None DESIGN SQUAD . Teachers Guide | PBS KIDS GO! http://pbskids.org/designsquad/parentseducators/teachers_guide.html Free Critical Thinking Worksheets http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/critical_thinking/ Graphic Organizers Language Arts Math Worksheets Science Social Studies Holidays Critical Thinking Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Intel Visual Ranking Tool - Analyzing and Evaluating Answers http://www.web2teachingtools.com/Visual_Ranking_tool.html http://techlearning.com/blogs/40786 1. Classroom Newsletter 2. Student Book Talk 3. Persuasive Speech 4. Course Annoucements 5. Testing 6. Create a Dialog 7. Vocabulary 8. Foreign Language 10. Media Reports 11. Poetry and Music Composition 12. Voki Your PowerPoint 13. Story Writing and Telling 14. Avatar Conversation And A Flip Camera 15. Put A Voki In Your Glogster 16. Scavenger Hunts

17. Exchange Voki Avatars With Others 18. Developing Characters In Stories And Books 19. English As A Second Language 20. Test review

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I just found 43 more !!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Glogster Great way to share posters and images youve made with friends 2. Edmodo Social learning environment and one of the best ways to teach with tech 3. Bubbl.us Free application to brainstorm online 4. Twitter The micro blogging service that many love or hate. 5. Prezi Innovative way to share presentations without PowerPoint 6. Animoto Make beautiful videos from images in a snap 7. Blabberize Make your images talkthats right. 8. Weebly Create your own website or blog, very easy to use 9. Flickr Popular photo-sharing site now lets you print 10. Slideshare Dont waste your presentation after its over, share it with millions! 11. Audioboo Easily record and share audio 12. VoiceThread 13. GoogleSites Make your own website while knowing nothing about websites! 14. Delicious One of the top social bookmarking sites on the web 15. Diigo Popular social bookmarking site 16. Wordle Create a beautiful aggregation of any amount of text 17. Tagxedo Like Wordle-a step farther as text can be used to build bigger images 18. Zoho A great alternative to Google Apps 19. Primarypad Web-based word processor 20. Spicy Nodes Innovative way to organize your web visits 21. Voki Get your own avatar and even have it talk with your voice 36

22. DoInk Create animations using this simple website 23. Scratch Create and share stories, games, art, etc. 24. Kerpoof Cool way to make a movie, card, picture, and share it all 25. SmartKiddies Creative math and other educational problems to help everyone

26. Bitstrips Make and share your own comic strips with thousands of others 27. Popplet An easy way to share visual ideas 28. Zoo Burst http://www.zooburst.com/ Digital storytelling tool- create 3D pop-up

29. Storybird Build your own stories (with images)- share Storyjumper Create stories

and bring them to life

30. Aviary Myna Make your own music or remix 31. TimeToast Timeline visualization tool- history 32. GoAnimate for schools State of the art animation tools 33. Schoology Learning management, online education tools, and much more 34. Google Timeline A unique way to view the news 35. Online-Convert Convert anything to anything (audio, video, text, etc.) 36. ReadWriteThink Tons of classroom resources and PD goodies 37. Word Magnets Phonics reinforcement and sentence building exercise 38. Museum Box Innovative way to understand history 39. Atmosphir A build-your-own video game 40. Empressr Rich media presentation tool 41. EasyBib The free automatic bibliography and citation maker 42. ToonDooSpaces Easily publish custom comic strips 43. Crocodoc Annotate and edit PDFs