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Class 13: Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy


Resources from W520: Ways to keep learning about technology.


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Class 12: PowerPoint Games, T-shirts, Posters

T-shirt or Poster made in PowerPoint – I used Imagechef for image. I also used snipit to cut , copy, and paste into my PowerPoint. I then saved it as a jpeg file (image file).

Here is a link from Kelly on how to make a T-shirt or poster using Word.
T-shirt – Imagechef,
This link takes you to directions Kelly gave us on her site.  Make a Poster with Excel.

   Crossword Poster made in PowerPoint and saved as image – jpge file.

This is a link to my  PowerPoint game I made during class. SH PowerPoint Game

These are sites for PowerPoint games already made.

These sites allows you to incorporate videos, pictures, & Podcasts

 Tubechop, stupeflix,, kideos,com,,

This site is from Kelly K. and it tells you how to incorporate videos in the classroom.   Click for information on incorporating videos into the classroom.

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Class 11: Twitter, Games

Here is a link to my Twitter account: or @sheila_h3

To mention someone in tweet, you need to add for example @r531. Twitter would be great for sharing ideas with other teachers.

All of these are from Kelly K. and can host your podcast.

Youtube,,, google docs, skydrive,  or your school site

Games:  URL shortener to shorten a link. Good for adding links to Twitter.

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Class 10: Vodcast

This is a video I found on YouTube about teaching students to read and linked it to my WordPress.

Ways to share files: Windows Live & Skydrive & Google Docs

This link is from Kelly and helps when planning a Podcast.

Podcast Planning Sheet

Examples of student Podcasts

Educational Blogs & Podcasts to view

Podcasting Resources

Below are steps from Kelly K. that assist in making podcasts and guides students when writing the script. (These steps helped a lot when putting my vodcast together. I used Smart Notebook, Windows Movie Maker (Be sure to save it to be able to view on other computers.), and added music from purple site.

Planning, Produce, Edit, Publish
Format: Welcome, Music, Preview, Features, Conclusion
Plan: Listen to podcasts, determine a goal, determine format & length, write an outline, collect info, organize audio.
-Production: Practice first, record short audio clips, record in a quiet place
Post Production: Edit audio, Add titles or pictures,
Publish: link as an mp3 on your website,

Use this file to help students write a script.

Use a Grading Criteria Sheet to evaluate your students

How can podcasts be used in the classroom?

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Class 9: Podcasts  Free converter from video to mp3

Click to hear the Podcast created by Shelly, Kelly, and Sheila. This Podcast was uploaded to Skydrive on Windows Live. You can save on Skydrive without having to save to your computer.

Resources from w520: Pro: You can share ppts & embed them on your websites. Con: costs money to turn the ppt into a video that users could download.

I tried this site and found it easy to take a screen shot and teach. (One click online screen recorder)pro: simple, can upload to Youtube or Screencast, & you can download. (Edit videos online, add music and pictures)Pro: It is free & very simple Con: Video is limited to 1 min & you can not download it. (It is simple, It allows you to embed, link, upload to youtube, tweet it, or facebook it. )   This site is easy to record and save.

HTTP://PODBEAN.COM (pro: free hosting  Con: only publishes files under 30mb. Only allows you to have up to 100mb for free. Does not allow online recording. ) (Record a sketch online with or without audio. Good for math problems)(pro: It is free, simple, you can email it or embed it on your website. Con: It might be difficult to draw, you can not include any pictures.) – Pro: It is free, & very s imple. Con: It requires a download, it has limited editing features, you must pay to have your videos hosted on (only $14 a year)

Camtasia Studio – Pro: Easy to share on youtube or screencast. It has advanced editing features like zoom, text bubbles, audio, and more.  Con: It cost around $168 for the software.(one time fee)    (Jing): Free, one click easy, can’t edit video

Windows Live…Go to skydrive to sign-up. ( (l…..33)

Here is a link from Kelly K. on how to create a Vodcast using Audacity.     Click here for a Vodcast created on how to use Audacity. 

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Class 8: Google in the Classroom

Google Images: If you want to search by image, all you need to do is type in a word and it gives you a picture and information on topic. This is  a quick way to find info on a topic for students and teachers.

Google Docs: You can share documents that you upload and share with peers to edit or work on together.

Google Scholar: Advanced gives you articles

IGoogle: You can use as a home page.

Google Maps: Gives pictures along with the maps

Google News: Type in Current Events on topic and it gives you current information.

Google Languages: Translates ex. USA Today  You pick the language to have it translated.

Google Photos: Picasa, This is a way to save photos.

Google Safety Search: Go to search settings to change to safety. You can also change You Tube settings for safe at bottom of page.

Google Books: Type in the topic and it gives you books on that topic.  It also has ebooks.

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Class 7: Fotobabble, Pimpampum Phrase, Jaycut, Popplet

Click below to see my fotobabble.   It is a picture of penguins, and I recorder my voice asking the question: What do you think these penguins are talking about?

Students can give their opinion for ex: historical pictures, pictures of emotions, weather, etc

PHRASR – Enter a phrase and Phrasr will find images to ullustrate each word.

You can display or introduce information to your students using images.  Is a free video editing software without using a camera or download.

The following link is to my Popplet.  A Popplet is a fun and intuitive web application that allows you and your students to create galleries, mind maps and diagrams quickly an incredibly easily.

My popplet I made with Shelly.  Popplets would be a fun way for students to research a topic and organize their thoughts.

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