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Welcome Innovators!

 

Share Google Docs!

 

When sharing documents with us, use the following email: fdep07@gmail.com

 

 

Florida Center for Instructional Technology Resources

 

http://fcit.usf.edu

 

 

 

Tech Ease (Windows): http://etc.usf.edu/te_win/index.html

 

Tech Ease (Mac):http://etc.usf.edu/te_mac/index.html

 

Clip Art: http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/index.htm

 

Maps:  http://etc.usf.edu/maps/index.htm

 

The Internet: http://fcit.usf.edu/internet/default.htm

 

Florida Standards: http://etc.usf.edu/flstandards/sss/

 

Institute wiki from Polk/Osceola  http://pobox.pbwiki.com/

 

 

 

Web 2.0 Resources

 

Open Office (http://www.openoffice.org): Free Office suite.

 

Encyclopedia of Life (http://eol.org): An encyclopedia encompassing a huge database of all living things.

 

Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org):  Online encyclopedia created by a worldwide community.

 

SodaPlay (http://www.sodaplay.com): Online construction tool teaching concepts of physics and geometry suitable for 5-12.

 

JPG Magazine (http://www.jpgmag.com): Magazine which publishes photographs voted on by worldwide community.

 

Facebook (http://www.facebook.com): Social networking tool.

 

MySpace (http://www.myspace.com): Social networking tool.

 

PB Wiki (http://www.pbwiki.com): Free online wiki tool for collaboration.

 

Stu.dicio.us: Student organizer and social notetaking tool where students can create a schedule, track their grades, manage a to do list, store files for classes, and write public notes in an outline-like format.

 

Engrade (http://engrade.com/home-teachers.php):  Online gradebook for teachers which students and parents can access for information.

 

Backpack (http://www.backpackit.com/): Free organizing tool for teachers and students.

 

ExploreLearning (http://www.explorelearning.com):  Online tools for teaching mathematics and science

 

Diigo: Social annotation and bookmarking service where users can bookmark sites and add highlights and notes to them. Great for research.

 

Buzzword (http://preview.getbuzzword.com/): Online word processor with tons of features.

 

 

 

Communicating Ideas Digitally

 

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

 

PowerPoint Basic Skills: http://www.online.tusc.k12.al.us/tutorials/pptbasics/pptbasics.htm

 

PowerPoint Advanced Techniques: A presentation which illustrates some advanced techniques which can be achieved with PowerPoint.

 

Inserting QuicktimeHere is a resource for inserting a Quicktime movie into a PowerPoint presentation.

 

Templates for PowerPoint and Keynote: http://etc.usf.edu/presentations/index.html

 

Keynote Tips and Tricks: http://www.keynoteuser.com/tips/

 

Apple Keynote Video Tutorials: http://www.apple.com/iwork/tutorials/

 

 

Copyright

 

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines: http://www.nccei.org/blackboard/copyright.html

 

A Teacher's Guid to Fair Use and Copyright: http://home.earthlink.net/~cnew/research.htm

 

 

Organizing Your Thinking

 

Google Groups: Google Groups is a free service from Google where groups of people have discussions about common interests. Internet users can find discussion groups related to their interests and participate in threaded conversations, either through the Google Groups web interface, or by e-mail.

 

CMAP Tools: CMAP Tools is a FREE graphic organizer which empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models using concept maps.

 

Inspiration Resources:  Resources for teachers using Inspiration software.

 

More Inspiration Resources:  Lessons using Inspiration software.

 

Teacher Tap:  Resource for concept mapping including lessons, guides and professional development.

 

 

Digital Images

 

Using Digital Images in Teaching and Learning: A study which focuses on the pedagogical implications of the widespread use of the digital format. However, while changes in the teaching-learning dynamic and the teacher-student relationship were at the core of the study, related issues concerning supply, support and infrastructure rapidly became part of its fabric. These topics include the quality of image resources, image functionality, management, deployment and the skills required for optimum use (digital and image “literacies”).

 

Kodak Learning:  A good resource for learning the basics of digital imaging.

 

Technical Advisory Service for Images:  Resource on digital imaging including searches, basics and teaching and learning resources.

 

Adobe Digital Kids Club: Great resources for learning about digital imaging for kids and teachers.

 

JPG Magazine: Get students involved in a photo contest!

 

Pics4learning: Free royalty-free images for educators.

 

Creative Commons: Copyright-friendly search engine for media.

 

 

Digital Audio

 

Audacity:  Free audio editing software for teachers and students.

 

Creating Digital Audio:  A guide of resources for good practice.

 

Hammersound:  The basics of digital audio.

 

Basics of Digital Audio: More information about the ins-and-outs of digital audio.

 

Apple UK Digital Life: View some examples of student work in digital audio and media.

 

 

Digital Video

 

Basics of digital video:  A resource to help you better understand video concepts.

 

Digital Video Tutorials: Video terminology explained.

 

Adobe Video and Audio Primers:  A collection of PDF documents dealing with digital video and audio.

 

Adobe Digital Kids Club:  Check out some examples of digital video by students.

 

Reel Ideas:  View some examples of student videos.

 

Digital Storytelling:  Learn how to use video for digital storytelling.

 

 

Podcasts

 

iTunes:  The Apple program you will need to download and view free podcasts from the Internet.

 

Basics of Podcasts:  Good information about podcasts and podcasting.

 

Simply Digital: A brief explanation of a podcast.

 

Learn Out Loud:  A collection of podcasts for teachers.

 

 

Contact Me!

 

ginnopaoli.kelley@gmail.com

 

 

Survey

 

http://etc.usf.edu/survey.html

 

 

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