Websites Discussed at OTAEM12, February 7, 2012
Prezi - A non-linear slideshow creator. Zoom out to see the big picture; zoom it to see the detail. A fresh alternative to presentations! See an example from one of our students!
Animoto - The “Cinematic A.I.” of this site will compile your pictures, sound and text into a Hollywood style video clip based on a chosen theme. Educators can get a free Plus account via application. See an example from one of our students!
KeepVid - Input almost any video URL and this site will download it, then provide you several different formats to save on your computer. Useful for editing the videos, watching in class without streaming issues, etc. See a student example of a voiceover video which used KeepVid to download the original video from YouTube.
Shutterfly - A great and totally free way to keep up a class website. Upload photos and videos that parents can download and/or purchase in print. Teachers can also post class calendars, spelling lists, volutneer schedules, etc. See an example from our First Grade class.
DropBox - Cloud-based storage, perfect for when you have to work on multiple devices. No more need to transfer your files to a flash drive or email them to yourself! Install DropBox on each computer and/or mobile device, then all files saved in the DropBox folder are automatically synched to the rest of your devices. 2GB of storage provided for free; an easy referral system can increase your free storage to up to 10GB. Additional storage also available for a monthly fee.
DropItToMe - A digital "homework basket", this website allows students to safely send files directly to your DropBox account. You provide them with a code word which they use to transfer the files. Their files are stored in a DropItToMe folder in your DropBox account.
Quizlet - A flash card and study games website, free for students and teachers. Available on several mobile devices and in 18 different languages.
Zondle - A rewards-based educational game website which allows the teacher to create a quiz, then students pick which type of game they want to play with that quiz. Students have to answer the question correctly in order to play the game. There are over 30 different games that can be played with almost any quiz. You can even create your own game! See an example from our technology class!