Teaching Resources:
- A notebook presentation on how to safely use social networking sites.


Websites:
www.bitstrips.com
- Bitstrips for Schools empowers students to make and share great comics without drawing a line, and lets teachers unlock the educational power of comics.

www.exchange.smarttech.com - SMART software resources including lessons, response questions, images etc

www.storybird.com - Here, students can use simple tools to make short, visual stories. This is a great way for students to use technology and share their work.

www.voki.com - Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.

www.animoto.com/education - Create online photo/music slide show/video presentations.

www.edmodo.com - A secure site for classroom blogging.

www.findsounds.com - Downloadable sounds that can be used in podcasts.

www.chatt.hdsb.ca/~elses/boylit/Podcasting%20in%20Education - This site has many different ideas on how to use podcasting in the classroom, example podcasts, and links to other educational podcasting sites.

www.questgarden.com - An online authoring tool, community and hosting service that is designed to make it easier and quicker to create a high quality WebQuest. Examples of webquests are also provided.

www.plotbot.com - Web-based screenwriting software. You can write your script with as many or as few people as you want—there's nothing to install, it's free, and it's easy to use.

www.kickyoutube.com - Allows you to download youtube videos in various formats.

www.shmoop.com - This website has links to websites, movie/tv productions, documents, videos, audio, and photos of various topics including literature, poetry, bestsellers, music, economics, biography etc.

http://showcase17.wikispaces.com/ - This wikispace from district 17 showcases the use of technology in the classroom. There are examples of digital photography, digital storytelling, podcasting, videos, garageband, blogging, storybooks, design technology, screencasting, visual art gallery, and wikis.

http://www.ebookhost.net/tldmc2/ebook.html - Digital Storytelling ebook.
http://edte.ch/blog/?p=294 - This blog has some great examples of how to use google forms in the classroom.

Software:
PhotoStory - Tell a story with photos, audio narration, or music.

Movie Maker - Tell a story with photos, videos, music etc.



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