Podomatic has a new free fast tool called “minicast” where you create a slideshow with photos and videos.
Create talking photos and slideshows.
Aviary has so many great tools including Myna, a collaborative audio editor.
A tool that makes it very easy to write on maps. You can put markers, widgets, and put text easily on the map as well as exporting it to Google Earth or Google maps. This is a great tool for children. You shouldn’t use paper maps for Geography projects, particularly if you’re in a 1:1 program. Try this app instead.
This website lets you create a poll without having to sign up. A quick way to create polls, perfect for students (particularly younger students.)
A fascinating way that allows you to shoot and upload video that is integrated with Google drive. While there is a free version, there are also paid versions for higher capacity requirements. This allows online video editing and easy sharing with social media. This may be the resource we’ve been looking for collaborative video editing. Eager to try.
A method for facilitating student search using the i-search method. There are 4 phases of using this method and the website says that it is an excellent method for “alternative assessment, inclusion of students with diverse learning abilities, and technology integration.” I found the method via a New York Times article on teaching students how to search.
A nice lesson plan about helping students learn to find data on the web.
Much like wolfram alpha, this explorer on Google lets you explore data from a variety of providers.
You can look at search terms from Google and how they vary over time with Google correlate. Some terms have similar patterns. This would make fascinating conversations with your students.
You can merge your spreadsheets with data on the web by using Google fusion tables. I’m going to be taking my spreadsheets further and learn how to do this.
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