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Staff Resources

COOL Tech Sites


Please feel free to add any cool apps, how you are using it and how its working for you.


Socrative-

http://m.socrative.com/student/#joinRoom


  • For Exit Slips/Quizzes


Infuselearning

http://www.infuselearning.com/


  • For Checking Understanding


GOOGLE Docs-Google Add-ons


Activate Instruction-

http://www.activateinstruction.org/


  • A playlist of documents for students to access

  • CHECK OUT mine! (Koga, “Night” by Elie Wiesel unit)


Typing Web-

http://www.typingweb.com

  • A fun way for students to practice their typing skills

Nitro Type-

http://www.nitrotype.com

  • A fun way for students to practice their typing skills


A library of lesson plans that use technology


Webquests for middle schools-ALL Subjects




Presentation Websites-

Creating presentations and slideshows is one of the needed skills for both teachers and students. Unfortunately many teachers still find it hard to arrange data into a catchy slideshow to share with students.  Below is a list of some of the best free tools teachers and students can use to create awesome slideshow and presentations.

1-  SlideShare


SlideShare

It Offers  users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios.


2-  Animoto


Animoto

Animoto turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes.

3- VUVOX


VUVOX

VUVOX allows you to create interactive slideshows and presentations from photos, video and music from Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, YouTube, Facebook and more.


4- Knovio



Knovio

Knovio gives life to static slides and with a simple click you will be able to turn them into rich video and audio presentations that you can share with your friends and colleagues via email or popular social media websites. Knovio does not require any software installation or download, it is all web based.

5- AheadAhead


Ahead is a great presentation tool for educators. It  works in such a way that it instantly transforms your layouts into a zooming presentation.


6- HelloSlide


HelloSlide

HelloSlide is a cool web tool that allows its users to create awesome slides together with voice narration.



7- Jux


Jux

Jux is one of the best showcase for your stories. You can embed videos and photos from your hard drive or from a URL.


8-  SlidestaxxSlidestaxx

Slidestaxx is a great presentation tool. It allows its users to create amazing social media slideshows. You can now gather media from different sources and put them together in an engaging slideshow using Slidestaxx to embed it in your blog, website or wiki.

9- Present.mePresent.me

It allows its users to record and share their presentations using their webcams.

10- PhotoPeach



PhotoPeach

PhotoPeach is a free  online service that allows it users to create media rich slideshows.What i like the most about this tool is the fact that it supports background music .Integrating audio into photo slideshows makes them quite engaging and presentable

11- SlideboomSlideboom

Slideboom is a slide hosting service where you can store your presentations and share them with the rest of the world.

12-  Zentation


Zentation

Zentation is one of the best video presentation tools . It combines both videos and slides into presentations making out of them engaging pieces of multimedia in education .


13- EmpressrEmpressr

Empressr is a rich media presentation tool .It allows you to share and create high quality online slideshows and presentations .

14- VoiceThread


VoiceThread

VoiceThread is a digital media discussion service . It allows you to create engaging interactive slideshows using different types of media .

15- SlidesixSlidesix

It  enables users to share multimedia presentations using a rich web based application where they “ they can import presentation material and personalize their message by narrating each slide with video or audio.”

16- Zoho Show Zoho Show

It  helps you create interactive presentations using simple yet sophisticated tools .It has several features that sets it apart from other presentation applications.




17- Prezentit Prezentit

It allows its users to create alone or with others , share and show   online memorable presentations . It is a very handy tool that we can use with our students .

18- Popplet



Popplet

Popplet is a unique web2.0 tool . It is one of the best applications for visual ideas . It combines presentations , mindmapping and online bulletins.

19- AuthorStreamAuthorStream

This is a platform for sharing PowerPoint presentations on the Internet. authorSTREAM makes it easier to share your PowerPoint slideshows through blogs, websites, on YouTube and even via iPOD.





20- SlideRocketSlideRocke

SlideRocket is an online web2.0 application that facilitates creating and sharing online presentations in the form of slides .

21- Prezi



Prezi

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas ...