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2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
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This is a link to a website by American Association of School Librarians (AASL): Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014. It includes best websites for digital story telling and book trailers!
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) - categorized by type (Media Sharing, Digital Storytelling, etc.) and linked to Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. There are some great sites listed here!
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PowToon - Media Sharing. This site allows for the creation of web-based presentations that include animated videos and amazing content. Tip: Create a Powtoon video introducing parents to your school’s library. Grades K-12.
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PowToon to create cartoons
Create animated videos and presentations. / Crie animações e apresentações de graça. Free animation templates from the PowerPoint Alternative: PowToon
A very useful tool to create original presentations.
PowToon - Digital Storytelling
Video Notes - Media Sharing. Allows students to view YouTube, Coursera, Khan Academy, Udacity, edX, and Vimeo videos. Tip: Use this for flipped classroom assignments, having students take notes as they watch, and share the notes with the instructor to demonstrate completion of the assignment. Grades 6-12.
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r taking notes while watching videos. VideoNotes allows you to load any YouTube video on the left side of your screen and on the right side of the screen VideoNotes gives you a notepad to type on. VideoNotes integrates with your Google Drive account. By integrating with Google Drive VideoNotes allows you to share your notes and collaborate on your notes just as you can do with a Google Document.
VideoNot.es Note section on the left side of a YouTube video. Can share with others. Works with Google Docs
VideoNot.es - A website that connects automatically to Google Drive and allows you to take notes while watching a video and the notes correlate exactly with the time in the video where you took the note, so you can easily go back and relisten to key parts of the video.
VideoNot.es Google drive integrated note taking tool that synchs notes with the videos.
VideoNot.es - The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos! Shared in Google Drive.
ThingLink - Media Sharing. Make your images completely interactive by adding links, videos, text, and more with your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Tip: Have students create a class museum where they create the art, digitally enhancing each image with information and links using Thinglink. Grades 6-12.
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ThingLink>>Oh! Very cool tool! Embed things into your images. Very effective way to communicate ideas. Can't wait to use it.
ThingLink helps you create and discover rich images. Be creative! Make your images come alive with music, video, text, images, shops and more. Every image contains a story and ThingLink helps you tell your stories. Follow image channels from your favorite bands, bloggers and friends. Your ThingLink interactive images form a channel that other users can follow. Share your channel with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and follow your friends. Touch and discover.
Use thinglink to create interactive images by tagging the image and adding video, information, audio clips, comments, or locations. Can be embedded in Blackboard or websites and shared through social media.
Easy student project idea
Haiku Deck - Media Sharing. Haiku Deck started as an app and is now a website that makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun. Users have access to over 35 million free images and six free themes. Tip: Use Haiku Deck as a Power Point alternative when creating your next professional development presentation. Grades 4-12.
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Canva - Media Sharing. Create dynamic flyers, presentations, banners, infographics, graphics for social media, and other designs incorporating vibrant stock backgrounds, photos, graphics, and fonts, as well as images you upload. Tip: Have students work in pairs creating infographics as assessments. Also, have them create flyers promoting extra-curricular activities or posters promoting a book. Grades 6-12.
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Canva - Design tool to make facebook cover photos, blog graphics, posters, invitations, business cards EVERYTHING!
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If you've not tried Canva you need to. Not everyone has photoshop skills but almost everyone needs to be able to make a great looking invite, poster, social media graphic or even just put some words onto a picture. Canva makes it easy and fun. Best yet they teach you graphic design basics through some very easy, very quick tutorials sent to you every few days. Did I mention it's free? That said, I'd gladly pay for it. It's worth it's weight in gold!
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Glossi - Digital Storytelling. Glossi is a powerful digital media publishing tool. Add links, images, PDF files, animations, videos and audio files. Tip: Have your class come together to create their own magazine and then share with peers. Grades 6-12.
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Create a Digital Magazine- Editing Tools
Recite This - Digital Storytelling. Pick a quote from literature, a movie, a mentor, teacher, or create one of your own. Choose a template and voila, you have created a gorgeous quote with Recite This. Tip: Before exams or end of grade tests, have students create a stress wall, or a lift up your peers wall. Have each student create quotes and post them through Recite This to share with their peers as the year comes to a close. Grades K-12.
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Create quote posters
Recite – Turn a Quote into a Masterpiece
Meograph - Digital Storytelling. Meograph, a multimedia storytelling tool, allows users to pull video and photos from the web, from social media, cloud-based storage, the computer's hard drive or webcam. Tip: Consider having students use Meograph to collect and share family histories or cultural stories. Grades K-12.
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Metta - Digital Storytelling. Metta is a media storytelling tool for both students and teachers! This tool allows one to create or tell stories using YouTube and other types of videos, creating presentations for teaching and learning. Tip: Poll your students on library introduction information with Metta! Grades 4-12.
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#metta #startup #edtool Multimedia storytelling combined with polls, quizzes & trackable assignments
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Make'em Curious With Your Video Lessons Metta is an amazing tool for storytelling tool and creating visually alluring mixed media stories. Using this tool, learners can make quick movies using videos, text, pictures, and sounds that are present on the web. With this tool, you can insert polls, collect buttons, statistics and follow stories.
Collect video clips and add a quiz at the end!
Writing site Figment provides an amazing platform for students to get creative inspiration and share their work. Sign-up for their "Daily Themes" newsletter to receive daily writing prompts and then post and encourage students to share works on the site and provide others with feedback. Writer early. Write often.
Figment - Digital Storytelling. Figment is a community of readers and writers, creators and artists, using the internet to share ideas and stories. Tip: Use Figment with your next summer reading group. Grades 4-12.
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"Figment is an online community where young adults and teens come together to create, discover, and share new reading and writing. Figment is also an innovative, exciting teaching tool, already being used in classrooms, libraries, and other educational settings around the country to inspire and engage young readers and writers."
Kaizena - Manage and Organize. Kaizena is a quick and easy tool that offers users the ability to embed voice comments, text comments and links to student work. Tip: Have students submit poems for National Poetry Month in April and give librarian, teacher, and peer feedback using Kaizena. Grades 6-12.
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Google App for adding audio feedback to documents.
Kaizena Voice Comments är en app till webbläsaren Chrome som gör det möjligt att lägga till ljudspår som kommentar till ett dokument. Vill du ge formativ feedback eller vill du att eleverna ska få nya möjligheter att träna på muntlig framställning?
Kaizena Responsverktyg för muntliga och skrivna kommentarer i Googledokument
DropTask - Manage and Organize. DropTask is a task management tool that provides a colorful visual of the user’s task at hand that resembles a Venn Diagram. Tip: Use Drop Task to manage groups for after school projects. Grades 6-12.
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Integrates with GAFE. The teacher can add and or cross out tasks for students. Helps disorganized students learn to become more organized.
DropTask - Visual task management application screenshot
Gibbon - Manage and Organize. Gibbon is a community of people who collect and share information about the web in easy to use playlists for learning. Think Spotify, Pandora or Netflix but with websites, videos, and other links for education. Tip: Create a Gibbon Playlist with all of the AASL Best Websites of 2014 and share with your teachers and administrators. Grades 6-12.
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At gibbon.co you can learn from each other through guided content selected from the web.
Pearltrees - Social Networking and Communication. Pearltrees is a website and app where users can collaborate and visually share their interests. Tip: Choose and gather favorite digital storytelling tools in Pearltrees and link this curated resource on your school's library webpage for your students and teachers. Grades 6-12.
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Kahoot! - Social Networking and Communication. Kahoot is a classroom student response system that can be used on any device that connects to the Internet. Using a simple drag and drop feature, instructors can create quizzes, discussions or surveys, called Kahoots, which can be embedded with images, text, video and more. Tip: Have a library game show where students answer questions about the library as an introduction to the space using their devices to respond. Grades K-12.
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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning classroom response system
Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning platform audience response system - Easier than clickers - more fun than Socrative!
TodaysMeet - Social Networking and Communication. TodaysMeet is a back channel for questions, comments, and feedback in any class, presentation, workshop, or convention. Tip: During a language arts class have TodaysMeet going for students to determine characters for class wide story writing projects. Grades 4-12.
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Today's Meet. This is a free site that basically creates a chat-room where students could discuss a given topic, or ask each other questions about what's going on in class. If you're adventurous and allow cell phones in class, you could set up a room and let students chat with other on a given topic (in the target language, of course!) during class. There is no registration required, and the chat rooms are open to anyone. To protect your chat, don't share the link with anyone but your students.
Today's Meet is a free backchannel chat program that allows teachers to create a "Room" that student can post in without having to sign-up and provide an email address. It's a great tool for class discussion, brainstorming, etc. Or use for meetings and teacher training.
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Today's Meet. backchannel tool.
Today's MEET; online chat: Passing notes: the backchannel of the 20th century.
Storify - Social Networking and Communication.This site offers the opportunity to take our favorite social media and build stories. Find posts, tweets, links, articles, blogs, and more to create a story all your own. Tip: For social studies class choose an event in history, past or present, and create social stories using Storify. Grades 6-12.
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Collaborative Bookmarking Tool.
Create stories using social media. Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories. Collect the best photos, video, tweets and more to publish ... 1. Collect media from across the web 2. Publish on Storify, embed anywhere 3. Share and notify sources, go viral
Alchemy - Curriculum Collaboration. Create awesome digital lessons for your flipped, face to face, or online classrooms with Alchemy. This site provides the means for users to create Smart Binders where instructors and librarians can create digital lessons. Tip: Create a library lesson discussing new maker space ideas and creations before students come in to create in your Maker Lab or with the 3D printer. Grades 4-12.
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Stoodle - Curriculum Collaboration. Looking for a real time collaborative white board with unlimited pages? Communicate with other teachers and librarians via video conferencing and text chat, use Stoodle Boards for brain storming and come back to the boards later to peruse your ideas. Tip: For math class have a class wide project of how to create a functioning set of tools for a classroom or school tool box, then design and make them on your school's 3D printer. Grades K-12.
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Stoodle Interactive Whiteboard
Free online learning experience. Real-time collaboration and communication. Allows for image uploads, text chat, and basic drawing. Students can help each other with their homework or ask a teacher for help. #idt7064
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Stoodle online collaboration tool
Mixedink - Curriculum Collaboration. Mixedink is a collaborative writing platform where students, teachers, administrators, or librarians can work together to put great ideas and language into one text. Mixedink allows for an unlimited number of users to edit, write, and create at once. Tip: Have students create a fantasy story together for language arts class, either in the classroom or outside of class. Grades 4-12.
eduCanon - Curriculum Collaboration. This site supports flipped instruction by allowing teachers to embed multiple-choice questions into YouTube, TeacherTube, or Vimeo videos. Tip: Use this for flipped classroom assignments or independent work during class, having students respond to questions as they watch. Grades 3-12.
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The eduCanon platform is a tool for teachers to build lessons with interactive timed questions and engaging video content.
Unleash Video's Potential - free video tool to use for content delivery; great for flipped or blended classrooms
Educanon: create interactive videos for flipped classroom - can insert questions students MUST answer, as well as links to check for more info, etc. You can track whether students have completed the videos
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Remix - Content Resources. Remix, a joint project of the Hesburgh Libraries, The Kaneb Center, and the Office of Information Technologies at Notre Dame University, guides students in the effective and responsible use of digital media. Tip: Have students check out the examples presented in the “inspire me” link and then create their own Public Service Announcement (PSA) using the tools presented in the Project Gallery. Grades 9-12.
Media History Digital Library - Content Resources. The Media History Digital Library is a collection of resources providing online access to the history of movies, broadcasting, and sound recording. Tip: Have students look at the Year Book "Booking Guides", documenting which films exhibitors selected for their theaters and examining persuasive advertisements from industry suppliers, vendors, producers, stars and directors. Grades 7-12.
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Media history project
The Why Files - Content Resources. Created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the auspices of the National Institute for Science Education, the Why Files web site provides scientific information to explain and expand on current news stories. Tip: This site provides an easy way for social studies and science teachers to collaborate on classroom activities focusing on current events and the science behind the news. Grades 5-12.