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Tools to use with elementary students

Page history last edited by Valerie Becker 10 years, 4 months ago

Online Photo Storage

To put a photo on a blog or wiki, it must first of all be stored online.

Flickr is the most commonly used online photo storage space, however many schools in the United States blocks Flickr and photos posted on it are not available to these schools.

Picasa Web Albums Picasa is a Google Application, an easy to use alternative to Flikr.

or:

Glogster Create online posters, NEW educational site

 

Slideshows

Voicethread Add images and record voice to accompany images. Viewers can also record and add comments.

Slide takes still images from your Flickr, Picasa, etc. accounts and makes a variety of cool flash presentations that you can easily post to blogs and wikis from Slide.

in Picasa you can make slideshows and post them on the wiki

Animoto - When you chose your music, this site decides the ways that your picture will be shown.

Prezi Truly a paradigm change in the world of presentations. About as far away from PowerPoint as you can get.

 

Chats and Videoconferencing

Skype

    1. Go to the insert plugin icon
    2. Click on Interactive Media

    3. Enter your Skype Name
    4. Click on "let people see your skype status"

 LearnCentral - http://www.learncentral.org/

    1. LearnCentral allows educators to use a free Elluminate room for group meetings.

    2. conferences with a maximum of three people at a time (unless it is a webinar, which you apply for and is free)

    3. Things you can do:

      • share your desktop
      • audio conferencing/videoconferencing
      • comment area

 

Video

YouTube Video (beware many schools have blocked YouTube)

  1. Go to the video on http://www.youtube.com/ that you want to embed
  2. On the right you will find the "Embed" code 
  3. Click in the the "Embed" code box
  4. Copy the text
  5. Return to the wiki, click on the widget icon, It says Insert Plugin

  6. Choose HTML
  7. Paste the embed code

Yahoo Video

  1. Go to the video on video.search.yahoo.com that you want to embed
  2. Look for the "Add to Site" field on the video page
  3. Copy the text from that box into the box below
  4. repeat steps 5-7 in YouTube 

TeacherTube

  1. Go to the video on TeacherTube.com that you want to embed
  2. Look for the "Embeddable" field on the video page
  3. Copy the text from that box into the box below
  4. repeat steps 5-7 in YouTube 

Blip.TV

  1. Go to the video on blip.tv that you want to embed
  2. Click the "Share" button at the bottom of the video
  3. Click the "embed" tab at the bottom of the dialog box
  4. Copy the text fro the shown box into the box below
  5. repeat steps 5-7 in YouTube Odeo

Vimeo

  1. Go to the recording on http://www.vimeo.com/ that you want to embed
  2. Click the "Embed" button on the ,ovie
  3. Copy the text from the box which pops up
  4. Click Embed widget button on wikispaces, go to other HTML and paste

School Tube

  1. Go to the video on http://www.schooltube.com/ that you want to embed

  2. On the right you will find the "Embed" code
  3. Click in the the "Embed" code box
  4. Copy the text
  5. repeat steps 5-7 in YouTube

 

 

Calendars

PB Works Calendar

  1. Go to plugin icon
  2.  
  3. pick Calendar

Google Calendar

  1. Go to your Google Calendar
  2. Go to My Calendars and click on the arrow next to your calendar
  3. Click Calendar Settings
  4. Go down to the Embed This Calendar section
  5. Copy the text from that box into the box below
  6. Click Preview to preview the calendar or click Save

30 Boxes

  1. Go to any 30 Boxes calendar
  2. Under the "SHARE" menu, select "Add To Blog"
  3. Look for the text field under "EMBED CALENDAR (WIDE: 800px)"
  4. Copy the text from that box into the box below
  5. Click Preview to preview the calendar or click Save

 

Spreadsheets

Google Spreadsheet

  1. Go to any Google Spreadsheet
  2. Click "Publish" tab at the upper-right of the spreadsheet edit page
  3. Click "Publish now."
  4. Click "More publishing options.."
  5. In the new window select "HTML to embed in a webpage" in the "File formats" dropdown menu
  6. Click "Generate URL"
  7. Copy the text under "Here's the code:" into the box below
  8. Click Preview to preview the spreadsheet or click Save

 

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