Technology Tool Scenarios

Work alone, with a partner or in a small group to explore technology tools that you may not be aware of to determine their applicability in education and to develop ideas for some potential projects in your content area/s or across the curriculum. Click on this file to open a Word document with a template for you to track your work - Technology Tool Planning Sheet TEMPLATE.doc. Save it with the name of the tech tool that you are researching. Once you've received your assignment, start working. When you have completed your Technology Tool Planning Sheet for your assigned tool/s, please post them on that tool's page. You can find the tool's page on this Wikispace by clicking on the name in the table below. Below is a list of possible tools to explore. If you find additional tools, please insert them in alphabetical order in a row in the table below:
Tolland Web 2.0 Workshop Researcher/s
EASTCONN Tech Academy Researcher/s
What Does the Tool Let You Do?
Tech Tool

Kirstin
Create online videos from still images with background music to bring learning to life
Animoto

Bill
Create online Comic strips
Bitstrips for Schools


Animate graphic images
Blabberize


Write an online journal
Blogs


Be a reporter
Cover It Live


Use an online whiteboard for drawing
and collboration
Dabbleboard
Jane
Erin
Bookmark your favorties on the Web
and share them with others
Delicious


Bookmark your favorties on the Web
and share them with others
Diigo

Julia
Access an amazing array of resources including videos, interactive labs, lesson plans, etc. provided free of charge by the CT State Department of Education
Discovery Ed Middle School Science

Diane
Use pictures to tell a story
Flickr Tell a Story


Poster yourself
Glogster


Make animated characters, direct your
own characters, and watch others'
creations
GoAnimate

Tiana
Create online diagrams and flow charts
Gliffy

Carol Ann
Create your own PowerPoint Jeopardy game using this template
Geo Jeopardy


Collaborate and share online documents
Google Docs

David
Map the world
Google Earth

Alison
Discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories took place
Google Lit Trips


Become a video editor
JayCut


Create a Web site by filling in a text box
Jottit


Visit Connecticut's virtual library
iConn


Build a "kid safe" blog for elementary
and middle school students
Kidblog


Help others learn how to use Google's search engine
Let Me Google That For You


Create small URLs from large ones
Linkyy


Build an electronic bulletin board
Linoit


Create videos by mixing together video clips, photos, and music
Masher


Movie Maker
Movie Maker
Tiffany

Create your own virtual museum box
Museum Box


Create online slide shows
PhotoPeach

Sandra
Edit photos and graphics with ease
Picnik


Collaborate in an online document
PiratePad


Create presentations live and on the
Web
Prezi
Meghan

Online discussion tool
SEEdebate


Develop a tabbed URL with links for
up to 15 Web sites
Share Tabs


Make fast, easy online surveys
SurveyMonkey

Emily
Jon
Find K-12 lesson plans, primary source
materials and other resources
Thinkfinity


Send messages in 140 characters
or less
Twitter


Put together multi-media online
collaborative presentations
Voice Threads


Post electronic notes on a colorful wall
Wall Wisher


Design Web sites with pages, files
and links
Wikispaces


Create beautiful word clouds
Wordle
Lynn

Become a movie maker
Xtranormal


Make fast, easy online surveys
Zoomerang

More Tech Tools

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