This page is a list of excellent technology resources and sofware that educators could use in their classrooms.
Free Web Applications
Wikipedia- Students can actually create encyclopedia entries and publish them here. http://www.wikipedia.org/
Podcastings- Gcast is a site that you can use to record podcasts easily either with your phone or with Audacity, which is a recording program.
Some schools use this for school announcements and put the podcast player on the district webpage for people to access.
Digital Storytelling- Use Windows Movie Maker to publish stories or research projects. This is already on everyone’s computer. View a sample and tutorial I created: http://jaimeholderbaum.weebly.com/digital-stories.html
Zoomit- a program that allows you to zoom in on an area of your screen and write on it. Great presentation tool or could be used for editing/revising lessons. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897434.aspx
Visiblebody.com - Similar to the Google Earth concept, however you can zoom in on an organ in the human body.
Slideshare - Place to publish and share PowerPoint presentations.
Comment collaboratvely on slideshows/presentations
Epals-sign up to have pen-pals in various locations in the world.
Skype- a free program that allows you computer to call any other computer in the world that also has Skype on it and have voice or video conferences.
TeacherTube-a place where teachers and students can publish and share video, such as ones made with Movie Maker.
Vokis- create an animated character and add a voice recording. Could be used to create a test study guide or as a tool to introduce each member of your class to a class in a different location.
Blogs - Some examples are Wordpress.com and Edublogs.com. Can be used to encourage class participation and writing skills. Some teachers use blogs for their students to have book discussions. Some people use this as their webpage.
Weebly-free webpage design and publisher
Freewebs-free webpage publisher
NVU- Free design program for creating webpages, which is similar to Frontpage or Dreamweaver. Must be used in conjunction with FTP program and an owned domain name. MSU has their students use this program.
Filezilla- free FTP program that you use in conjunction with NVU, FrontPage, or Dreamweaver to transfer files to a server. This is also used at MSU.
Ikeepbookmarks.com -a place to bookmark sites online, therefore making it easier to access necessary webpages from any internet connection
Netvibes -this is a place where students can collect the blogs that they belong to for easy access.