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Video and Workshop Resources

Children of the Code

http://childrenofthecode.org/
A Social Education Project: A Public Television, DVD & Web Documentary Series

Thinkfinity

http://literacynetwork.verizon.org/Free-Online-Courses.21.0.html
free online courses dealing with literacy across the lifespan

Online Videos and Workshops

http://www.learner.org/index.html
Free Literature and Language Arts resources and training from the Annenberg Foundation

Videos from BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/



Great Sites for Use with K-12 Students

Interactives for Students

http://www.learner.org/interactives/
Interactive language and literature sites from the Annenberg Foundation

Visual Thesaurus

http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
Try the concept map thesaurus


New Literacies

New Literacies Article

http://www.readingonline.org/newliteracies/lit_index.asp?HREF=leu/

21st Century Literacies

http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/



Writing

National Novel Writing Month
http://www.nanowrimo.org/


From the MSU Elementary Teams' Professional Resources



Audio/Podcasting

Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ OR

Garage Band OR
http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/

Try recording from your cell phone directly to your blog with Gcast
http://www.gcast.com/?nr=1&&s=341750759

Alexandra (Student who is learning ESL)
http://www.tufsdbuilds.org/Audio/Bakala/Alexandra.mp3

Radio WillowWeb - Willowcast #24: Amazing Ants (1st Grade)
http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/shows/Willowcast24.html

Radio WillowWeb: Guides to help make a great Willowcast
http://learninginhand.com/podcasting/RadioWillowWeb.pdf

Teacher Tutorials:
Audacity Quickstart Guide, Screencasts, & Tutorials
http://msugrads.wikispaces.com/Audacity


Blogs

Create your own blog with Blogger OR
http://www.blogger.com

Edublogs OR
http://www.edublogs.org

Tumblr
http://www.tumblr.com/

Blogging: It’s Elementary!
http://www.webquest.org/questgarden/lessons/34308-060831081120/

Welcome to Your PBWiki on Blogging
http://concepts.pbwiki.com/

Twenty-five Days to Make a Difference (10-year-old girl’s blog) http://twentyfivedays.wordpress.com/

Students in the Write: The Magical Menagerie at Morse - Mrs.
Groven’s Class Shares Their Hearts of Writing (Early elementary)
http://blog.tufsdbuilds.org/?page_id=70

Room 208 – Bob Sprankle (3rd/4th Grade Multiage Classroom) http://www.bobsprankle.com/blog/C1716715409/index.html

Primary 7v Class Blog
http://carronshore.edublogs.org/


Comics

Create your own comic strip with Pikistrips (a.k.a. Comeeko)
http://www.comeeko.com/

OR try one of the sites listed under Comic Creation Sites here:
http://mlc2006.wikispaces.com/Comics+and+Graphic+Novels

Comic Tutorial Dropdown
http://www.between-worlds.com/tutorials/comic_tutorial_dropdown.shtml

Marengo Story Comics (2nd Grade)
http://homepage.mac.com/adam_bezark/comiclife/

HowToons
http://www.instructables.com/group/howtoons/

Andy Bobyarchick’s Field Trip Comics
http://homepage.mac.com/geopick/Sites/comiclife/

Zam’s Quest Comic Book Maker
http://www.zamsquest.com/comic_maker.php?id=9


Digital Storytelling


Digital Storytelling Website
http://digitalstory.weebly.com/

Digital Storytelling
http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/

Digital Storytelling Presented by Our Students in the Scott County Schools
http://www.dtc.scott.k12.ky.us/technology/digitalstorytelling/studentstories.html

Create your own digital story with Bubbleply
http://www.bubbleply.com/default.aspx

You can also use one of the tools listed at the bottom of this page:
http://msugrads.wikispaces.com/Digital+Storytelling

Scaffolding for Students

Blank Storyboard http://www.storycenter.org/memvoice/images/storyboard.pdf

Cookbook (Example Storyboard)
http://www.storycenter.org/memvoice/pages/tutorialstory.html

Teacher Tutorials

Storytelling Finds Its Place in the Classroom
http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/jan02/banaszewski.htm


Graphic Organizers


Create your own graphic organizer with Gliffy
http://www.gliffy.com/

OR explore these graphic oganizers
http://del.icio.us/chericem/GraphicOrganizers

Scaffolds & Organizers
http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/scaffolds.html

Visual Literacy.org
http://www.visual-literacy.org/pages/documents.htm



Interactive Maps


Storymapping Project
http://www.storymapping.org/projects.html

Create your own interactive map using one of the tools listed
http://msugrads.wikispaces.com/Mashups

How to Use Google Maps (TeacherTube video)
http://mapmashing.wikispaces.com/How+to+Use+Google+Maps

How to Create a Picture with Pop-up Comments in Excel
http://www.frenchteachers.org/technology/excelpopup.pdf



Movies


Create your own movie with Windows Moviemaker
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx

iMovie- Mac
http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/

Dead Words Funeral (4th Grade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQODcdUtmH4

Springfield Public Schools: Projects
http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/movie/

Welcome to Digital Documentaries
http://www.atschool.org/digidocs/

iMovie Tutorials
http://www.apple.com/support/imovie/tutorial/index.html

Windows Movie Maker Help
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/getstarted/default.mspx



PowerPoint


PowerPoint In the Classroom
http://www.actden.com/pp/

Games (Download the ppt presentations)
http://languagelinks2006.wikispaces.com/Games

Create your own PowerPoint presentation
http://msugrads.wikispaces.com/PowerPoint+Presentations



Scrapbooks


Create your own scrapbook with Scrapblog
http://scrapblog.com/

In Search of Shakespeare - Scrappy Scrapbooks (4th grade)
http://www.pbs.org/shakespeare/educators/elementary/casestudy1.html

Escrapbooking
http://escrapbooking.com/projects/index.htm

Blurb
http://www.blurb.com

MSU Grads Technology
http://msugrads.wikispaces.com/Technology



Search (Advanced)


Teacher Tutorials:
Boolean Primer
http://www.internettutorials.net/boolean.html

Google Guide
http://www.googleguide.com/index.html

Scaffolding for Students:
Noodle Tools http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html

Search Wizard
http://21cif.imsa.edu/tools/locate/

Sputtr
http://www.sputtr.com



Virtual Environments


Second Life (Create your own avatar and explore Orientation Island)
http://secondlife.com/

DU – Kjarrett’s Tagged Photos (Education sites in Second Life) http://splashr.com/show/desktop/29304822@N00/DU/25

Second Life: Educators Working with Teens
http://simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Second_Life:_Educators_Working_with_Teens



Websites & Electronic Portfolios


Create your own webpage with Google Pages OR
http://pages.google.com/

Nvu OR
http://www.nvu.com/index.php

Roxer
http://www.roxer.com/

Google Page Tutorial
http://paul.maunders.googlepages.com/

Introduction to Nvu
http://learn.dccc.edu/~lori/nvu/

Principles of Good Web Design
http://wrt.syr.edu/tech/profsites/principles.html



Web 2.0 Tools


Brochure Creator
http://www.mybrochuremaker.com/
Design brochures and flyers

BubblePLY
http://www.bubbleply.com/default.aspx
Allows you to add speech and thought bubbles to any online video.

Create Your Scenario
http://www.kids-space.org/HPT/1a/11a.html
Kids can create their own playscripts

Dumpr
http://www.dumpr.net
Turn Flickr photos into coloring book images (VERY COOL), make them look old, turn them into globes, or add reflections. Print or save to your Flickr account.

FDs Flickr Toys
http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/
CD covers, magazines, mosaics, trading cards, etc., for creative assignments.

Generator Blog
http://generatorblog.blogspot.com/
Links to all kinds of fun projects, including creating CD covers, cereal boxes, etc.

Letterpop
http://www.letterpop.com
Make your own newsletters, publish up to 10 online at any one time (without having to create a website).

Motivator
http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/motivator.php
Create your own motivational posters for free.

Wordle
http://www.wordle.net/
Create your own word clouds



Wikis


PBWiki
http://pbwiki.com

Pikiwiki
http://pikiwiki.com/ews/index.jsp

Wikispaces
http://wikispaces.com

Code Blue (6th Grade) [Information Literacy]
http://codeblue.wikispaces.com/

Copyright & Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers
http://www.techlearning.com/techlearning/pdf/db_area/archives/TL/2002/10/copyright_chart.pdf

Wikispaces Help
http://www.wikispaces.com/help+index