Suzanne Ensmann’s Technology Tool-Kit


Prupose: To promote meaningful learning, teaching, and communication



Stay Connected! 
<-- To the left, you'll find a professional development conversation happening with UT ID&T graduate students. 
The the right, you'll find up-to-date conversations & teaching resources to engage students in civics, 21st Century Skills, and interactive lessons.-->
Below, you'll find resources organized as to how you might use them in education, as well as usability, hardware and conference links.
And, last but not least, at the very bottom, you'll find all my current conversations happening with research and technology in education! 
Enjoy and let me know how this page works for you and how you apply these technologies!

Begin by Organizing your “Dashboard to the Future” with tools like these:

iCivics for Teachers! #icivicsTC




Opensource/Freeware/Shareware

Collaborate with Me! Add your favorite FREE Digital Resources here 

Google for Education! Thanks to FETC 2014
Communication
Portals to Store Information/Collaborate
Networking
Virtual World
Media Tools
Newletter



Discussion/Message Board


Whiteboard-Scriblink

Free Whiteboard: No Downloading


Cover it Live

Blog










Ovoo (Telephony)


Skype (Telephony)




Collaborate (Present Live!)



We Follow-to stay current! or


Listorious - Collaborate with Journalists!

















Free VPN for the Tech Savy!


Snopes-Is it True?


Schoolology-a Favorite!

Diigo Social Bookmarking collaborative tool


Social Media in your classroom-Celly!** Student Sample


Classroom Management System using Behaviorism, Social Constructivism & Connectivism! Class DoJo (student recommended)**


Glide Mobile Desktop-What is it? (Use your own user ID and password!)


Class Chatter

Project Zoho-Project Planning Tool!



Think Free - Edit Office Docs


Wiki (Content)


LMS-Moodle (Virtual Classroom)


Adobe Connect

Google Docs

Crocodoc-Even better!





Dropbox for Storage!



Windows Live






Sliderocket




Free Smilebox




Photo Show with Animoto!


Flickr (Photos)




StockPhotos




Use software and files from any desktop: http://spoon.net/


Apps 
Apps for Mobile Devices
·        Chegg app:
Download Chegg's Flash Card app to a mobile device
Login to Chegg.
You can share and create flash card decks! 

App or Webbased
·        Study Blue!  Sample

Webbased Flash Cards
·        Quizlet pronounces the verbally words for students! Sample 
·        Cram.com imports from Google drive! Sample 


·        Flashcard, fairly simple: Sample
Why Social Media?

Celly
KidsBlog


ePals





Doodle(Scheduling)



Social Bookmarking




Brainstorming





Convert Media and/or Run Apps Anywhere







Download Multiple Docs with Flashgot


spoon.net


Handbrake-Convert a video to MP4


Free Downloads

Educational Games

Whyville.com 


Human Rights


UN Second Life for Teens



Second Life












Field Trip to the Louvre






Google Earth






Convert PDFs

Record Screen Capture for Free-Screencast-O-Matic


Screenr.com



Screencast with Jing!

Camstudio-Streaming Video!


Windows MovieMaker


WeVideo-Video-ISTE-2014 Editing Platform

Pixorial-Edit Videos


Twiducate


FlashCard Machine


Create Mobile Apps!




Aviary-FREE Photoshop!








Create a Timeline!


What’s a Podcast




Digital Storytelling






























Articles/Links to Support Tech in Ed
Active Learning Content to Engage Students (freeware)!

entrsekt— "ISTE’s new thought leadership magazine for the modern-day educator"**

EdTekHub — "your first stop for ed tech articles, blog posts, videos and more."


Learning series, "focusing on topics such as transformational change and computational thinking."**








Open Source Resources


Articles about Emerging Technologies













Video Links Vodcasts/Podcasts






Videos and TV Shows



RSS




Use Youtube!



21st Century Skills


Learn How to Code!


Practical Literacy Skills for Adults



Critical Thinking 2
















Life Applications

Games for Change


Social Skills:  http://zoou.mybluemix.net/. This is a demo where you can pick any of the 30 game scenes and play them in the order that you (or your students) wish. Do NOT start with scene number 1 under the owl (upper left) as it is actually the hardest scene in the game. (https://www.zoougame.com/about-us/why-zoou)




Statistics-Lessons & Maps-2010 Census


Lang: Life Choices-Request from Suzanne Ensmann



Sci: Prepare for Hurricane--Request from Suzanne Ensmann





Sci/Math: Olympic Lessons



SS: Civil Rights-Request from Suzanne Ensmann


SS & LA: iCivics**


SS: Games for Social Change




Health




Learning Object (Lesson) Repositories

Ensmann Designed Lessons


GED/AGE Play to Learn


Games for Learning


Games and Simulations


Basic Education Lessons


Share My Lessons


Lesson Flows-CommonSenseMedia


Create Math! GeoGebra


Ted Education Lessons

(Games too!)



Game & More-Wisc-Online!**









Lesson Plans







Educational Simulations (AKA: Games)-Free Rice**



Open Educational Resources Commons 


About Creative Commons Licensing





Project Aids


Productivity Corner
Electronic Books

iBooks to teach Digital Citizenship




(with activities, audio, and video!)









Read Along Stories-for the young student


Alaska News

What's your story?**


Make a Story-for the young student





Digital Book Trailers





Subject Lessons

Chemistry Game App


Lit: Cast a Movie!-Xtranormal




















Sci: Animals-National Geograph.
















SS: Data-Map the World!**


SS: USA Geography Lessons



SS: Geography States Puzzle**



SS: Geography-Countries



SS: The Mayflower-History Chan.



SS: PowerPoint Lessons!



ABE Lessons


ACT Prep


Subject Directories

Math with Code!


HippoCampus-Lessons (HS too!)**






Collaborate Lessons-Live Virtual & Recorded Lessons


Literacy/Grammar Lessons**

Grammar Lessons


Awesome Math Lessons**















Find Youth Info (Example: Anti-Bullying)


Encyclopedia/Dictionary


Use Cell Phones-SMS!



Britannica





Info Please





Math - Q&A Tutorials



Word Lists (ABE 1-4, AHS/GED, FCAT 3-10)




Knowledgeable Search Engines:






Make Long URLs Short!

TinyUrl.comTinyIt.com

Don't lose your passwords! MacFriendly

Passwords




Operating System Freeware:

Linux

Solaris




Software/Hardware (not ALL our free)



Assistive Technologies

Cengage: 

One






Two

Pacer Spacer for

the non-hearing


Three



Four



Five


MAGpie




Six



Seven


Is Your Site Compliant?



Check it out!


Eight


ADHD Technology







Hardware, Funding & Conferences

What’s Inside a Computer?

Computer Parts

Backup EVERY-THING!

Mimio for ClassroomBright Link Projector

Grants

Conferences







Ethics & Classroom Management

Nearpod!**
Protect You!
Protect Students!


Cyberbullying


Netiquette

Protect Students! Profile

Networking

Copyright Lesson-Fairy Use Tale


Copyright Presentation


Citations Made Easy!


Fair Use Policy


Classroom Management







Evaluate Web Sources

Web Literacy

IMPORTANT 
Considerations:

Get REAL:

Read URL,


Examine Content


About Author



Learn Anything?
Who's Who on the Web




Google Scholar**





Take Me Back on the Web -WayBack Machine

Myth Busters-SNOPES






Stay Connected to Stay Current!



  



This website consists of shareware links created by educators from across the globe (and endorsed by many of my students who have discovered them!) and is meant for educational purposes only.





Last update November 11, 2017 © 2006 Suzanne Ensmann

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