Websites that may be useful to teacher/students in the classroom:
http://file2.ws – allows you to upload a file and it will create a weblink for others to access you file (I believe it will work with many different file types.)
http://edublogs.org – blogging site for educators and students both. Will allow you and your students to share ideas and gather ideas from others.
www.dinkypage.com – webpage creation option
http://posterous.com – allows you to email your information to this site and it will create a web page for you from your information
www.moomeo.com – allows you to email your information to this site and it will create a web page for your from your information
http://timelines.com – allows you to make timelines of events and allows pictures to be included
http://knol.google.com – website where you can share what you know
www.shelfari.com -- website that can provide reviews of books that others are reading. It calls itself the “social network for people who love books.”
www.librarything.com – website that can provide reviews of books that others are reading
www.bookarmy.com – website that can provide reviews of books that others are reading
http://answers.yahoo.com – allows people to ask questions and get answers in many different categories
http://wiki.answers.com – allows people to ask questions and get answers
www.tikatok.com – allows people to create their own books online
http://tarheelreader.org – allows people read books on specific topics as well as to create their own books online
www.donjohnston.com – link to demonstration of how Co: Writer6 works. This might be a piece of software that someone that works with students that struggle with what word to use next in their writing might want to check.
www.artsalive.ca/en/mus -- has all kinds of music information including links to music resources, instrument labs, information about great composers, activities and games, orchestras on tour, etc.
http://teachertube.com – videos, audio, and photos that can be used in the classroom for instruction and information
www.vimeo.com – videos that can be used in the classroom for instruction and information as well as an opportunity to upload your own videos
www.schooltube.com - videos that can be used in the classroom for instruction and information
www.learner.org – This site has a lot to do with independent study type courses that can be purchased, but there are some videos that are free that can be used in the classroom for instruction and information.
www.watchknow.com – basically provides links to various videos that can be used in the classroom for instruction and information, but hosts none of the videos on their actual site. The videos can be viewed from their site, but they are not hosted there.
video.nationalgeographic.com/video - This site has beautiful videos and photography that can be used in the classroom for instruction and information in many different categories.
www.ehow.com – This site has videos and instructions on how to do things that could be used in the classroom for instruction and information.
www.archive.org/index.php - This website have videos, moving images, text, audio, and software related to many different categories that can be used in the classroom for instruction and information. I was able to access previous episodes of ”The Computer Chronicles” (a computer information TV show).
www.jamglue.com – will allow you to upload or record various tracks of music and combine them to create your own music
http://www.fontcapture.com/ - create your own fonts online
http://pixlr.com/ - photo editing online
http://www.aboutnewsmaker.com/ With NewsMaker, students take on the role of reporter, news anchor and producer, creating their own stories in 3 easy steps: Write! Read! Publish!
Screen Recording Websites:
http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ - Screencast-O-Matic is the original free and easy way to create a video recording of your screen (aka screencast) and upload it for free hosting all from your browser with no install!
Websites and Software
(most are free options)
Open Source Photo Editing Software comparable to PhotoShop Elements: GIMP available at www.gimp.org
Open Source Desktop Publishing Software comparable to Publisher: Scribus available at www.scribus.net
Microsoft Office Equivalent: Open Office available at www.openoffice.org – has the following programs:
Base – equivalent to Access
Draw – equivalent to Paint
Impress – equivalent to PowerPoint
Calc – equivalent to Excel
Writer – equivalent to Word
Audio editing: Goldwave – available at www.goldwave.com (trial version)
Audacity – (open source) – available at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ download/windows (must download the Lame MP3 encoder also) – The Lame MP3 encoder must be placed in a location that your Audacity program can access it.
Converting PowerPoint files to video format – www.effectmatrix.com/PowerPoint-Video-Converter/Free-PowerPoint-Video-Converter.htm
Program to download YouTube videos in flash format: Real Player – available at www.real.com (choose the free option)
Information on iFlip (referred to in the packet of instructions) www.theflip.com This must be purchased.
VideoStudio (video editing program referred to in packet of instructions) available at www.ulead.com (This web address will get you there, but it takes you to the Corel website where you can choose from Video Studio Express or Video Studio Pro. Our’s is equivalent to Video Studio Pro.) This is a program that must be purchased.
Information on DVD Express (used to capture video clips from DVD devices and such) (referred to in the packet of instructions) www.adstech.com This must be purchased.
Free Studio Manager – As name implies it is free from www.dvdvideosoft.com and has the following options:
Free YouTube Download
Free YouTube to MP3 Converter
Free YouTube to iPod and PSP Converter
Free YouTube to iPhone Converter
Free YouTube Uploader
Free Disc Burner
Free Audio CD Burner
Free Audio CD to MP3 Converter
Free Video Dub
Free Audio Dub
Free Video Flip and Rotate (I have used this program and it works well.)
Free Video to DVD Converter
Free DVD Video Converter
Free DVD Video Burner
Free DVD Decrypter
Free 3GP Video Converter (This is the program that I use to convert my cell phone videos.)
Free Video to MP3 Converter
Free Video to iPod and PSP Converter
Free Video to iPhone Converter
Free Video to Flash Converter
Free Video to JPG Converter
Free Audio Converter
Free Audio to Flash Converter
Converting Flash Video to a more useable format: Pazera Free FLV to AVI Converter 1.2 available at: www.soft32.com/download_214178.html
Creating PodCasts – PodoMatic – available at www.podomatic.com
Online Image Manipulation – Picnik – available at www.picnik.com
Creating Speaking Images – Blabberize – www.blabberize.com
Creating Online Videos – Animoto – www.animoto.com (free for education, but must acquire a promotional code to get your full project from the free access)
Creating a Video from Photos – PhotoStory – available from www.microsoft.com and then search for PhotoStory
Option for backgrounds and graphics for webpages and such: www.boogiejack.com
Updated options for 21st Century Learners – This lists many of the items I talked about above and more options – http://engagethem.pbworks.com
Capturing something on the screen and creating an image from that capture:
Screenhunter – available at http://download.cnet.com/ScreenHunter-free/3000-2192_4-10063246.html
Mwsnap – available at www.snapfiles.com/get/mwsnap.html
Creating a PDF file from various file types – CutePDF Writer – available at www.cutepdf.com
Recording actions from your computer screen – Free Screen Recorder – available at www.freewarezoom.com/archives/free-screen-recorder
Trimming video selections – Free Video Cutter – available at www.freewarezoom.com/ archives/free-video-cutter
Creating animated text – 3D Textmaker – available at www.3dtextmaker.com
Alternate presentation program – Prezi – available at http://prezi.com