Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Using Annotary for Sharing Bookmarks

Annotary is cross between Delicious and Pinterest…it is built for bookmarking, collaborating and sharing & all done on a visual electronic bulletin board.

Visit https://annotary.com and create a free account and create a "collection".  Download the Annotary Tool for your browser and use it to clip the whole webpage or highlight sections of a webpage that you want to share on your Annotary site…


Because this is also a SOCIAL MEDIA tool, you can follow people and create Groups to collaborate with.


When you are on a webpage, click the Annotary Tool Button on your browser tool bar, 


the tool box will load on the right of the browser window... 


and you can use the tools to link, highlight or email the page.  

So on a webpage you want to grab, with the tool box open, click the link tool...


You can also add tags and notes to the grab and organize the clipped webpage into a collection you have already created.



Monday, December 10, 2012

Twiddling with Twiddla


Twiddla is a awesome FREE whiteboard tool.  It allows you to create an on-line place for you and your students to collaborate.


Go to www.twiddla.com, click the GO button...

In the space you can use the drawing tools to mark up the blank whiteboard or upload a document or image to annotate...


To have others join your session, they merely need to point their browser to the URL of the session you created.  



The REALLY great part is that this tool works on Mac OS, Win OS, Chromebooks, iOS and Android devices.


NOTE -- sometimes it is more difficult to participate from a tablet or smartphone just because of the screen real estate...

This tool can be used in a variety of classroom activities...

e.g.
Upload a map to the whiteboard, have students in groups markup the map features: identify mountain ranges, color certain features a certain color, etc.

Upload a document and have students correct the document: capitalization, spelling, punctuation, etc OR diagram parts of speech.

Use the whiteboard to have students draw an array and then have other students write the repetitive addition sentences possible from the array.

This is a FUN and ENGAGING web 2.0 tool for the elementary through middle school classroom!

Try Twiddla today!










Friday, December 7, 2012

Embed your Wallwisher Wall...



So you can grab the embed code form the Share tool on your Wallwisher.com wall and embed it into your site!



Like a little window to the Internet... I love embed codes...


QR Code for my Wall...

My 10 Favorite Apps for iPad in the Classroom

The link below jumps you to a PDF of my Top Ten Classroom Apps for iPad...


What are your favorites?? Comment below...

Podcasting with AudioBoo

Audioboo.fm is a great web tool for recording podcasts for free from any device - Android, iOS or Browser...




Podcasting with AudioBoo

TipJar...

So I have been living in my Google Sites wiki for a while but I think I am ready to move back to my Blogger (lots of reasons and no offense GSites...I still love you).  Here are some posts/pages I have had living there and just wanted to repost here.


My Top Ten for iPad & the Classroom - Triple I Conference 11/17/12

 Twitter for Educators - #ILRSAC 12/4/12


Jason Smith, CSBO
Director of Business Services & Technology
    

Using Evernote to Create a Quick Webpage

Evernote is my FAVORITE tool these days...

It is not only my "handy-dandy notebook", but does SO much more...

And with helper apps like Skitch, Penultimate, Hello and Peek AND the connect to and from anything flexibility, Evernote is a POWERFUL tool for Education (and all other living things on the planet...)

Here is a tutorial on how to create a quick webpage with Evernote...


Using WallWisher

WallWisher is a "wiki-like" tool that lets you post notes and pictures on a wall, freeform.  This has a lot of classroom potential: parking lot for questions, platform for link sharing, backchannel area, brainstorming place and topic specific bulletin board.

It is also FREE and EASY (two things I like…)


Go to http://wallwisher.com and create a free account OR login using your Google Account.