Suzanne Ensmann’s

Technology Tool-Kit


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Below you will find resources organized as to how you might use them in education.


And, last but not least, at the very bottom you'll find all my current conversations happening with technology in education!  Enjoy, and let me know how this page works for you!


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

iCivics for Teachers! #icivicsTC



Opensource/Freeware/Shareware
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

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 July 23, 2017 © 2006 Suzanne Ensmann

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