Technology to enhance learning-Integrate technology to enhance instruction only in a well-designed standards-based thematic unit using backwards design.


Resources for locating images and photos
1. Tag Galaxy
Search for photos from Flickr
2. Fotopedia
Collaborative photo encyclopedia
3. Goggle Art Project
3D art tours of many museums
4. MorgueFile
Lots of free photos

Using images and information to make stories, comics, books, magazines and speaking activities
1. Wordle
word clouds
2. Tagxedo
word clouds in shapes
3. Bubblr
Comic strips using Flickr photos
4. Piclits
Creative writing using images
5. Five Card Flickr Story
Create a story from 5 random pix
6. Issuu
Make a magazine or newsletter
7. Storybird
Collaborative Storytelling

Resources for using and creating videos
1. Video writing prompts
Site with writing prompts and popular videos
2. Video creating tools
Series of video creating tools grouped
3. Aminoto video
“music videos”
4. Dvolver video maker
cartoon videos

Technology to record voice or use computer generated voice
1. Vocaroo
Simple podcast
2. Voxopop
Talk discussion board
3. Go Animate Edu
4. Google Voice
Students call and answer ?
5. AudioBoo
Record and upload audio

Technology to enhance speaking and writing Presentational communication
1. Glogster
Digital Poster
2. Fotobabble
“Trading cards
3. FaceinHole
Put your face in pix
4. Blabberize
Make picture talk
5. Make Beliefs Comix
Make comic strips
6. Wallwisher
Digital post it notes

Other great tools to impact learning
Wikispaces for Education
DropBox (filesharing)
Slideshare (share powerpoints)
Scribd (share documents and pdf’s)
Brainshark (do voiceover with ppt)
Jing (screecast)
Google Docs
Quizlet-create and use flashcards
Textivate-change a text into a game
Remind101-a safe way to text students and parents
Socrative-reponse system for quizzes