Tammy Worcester Favorites Session

Training Handouts can be found on her site:


Today's Meet - Chat room on the fly!  Great to use for class discussions, especially for kids that don't usually make comments.  Back channel for watching a film.  Book talk tool.

Can enter a web address as a hyperlink that will come in live!

Corkboard.me Great alternative for Wallwisher!!

ClassTools (Random Name Picker) http://classtools.net/  Can also build groups this way.  Teacher inputs student names.  Can click the Save icon so you don't have to input student names over and over.  Instead of student names, put vocab words, sight words, or other things you're studying and have kids give the answers!  Cool idea!  Tool can be embedded onto blog or wiki, etc.

For every webpage there is an icon at the front of it on the address bar.  Drag that icon to the desktop and it will create a shortcut to your desktop for that website!!

Worksheet Works  www.worksheetworks.com Generate and print customized maps, graphic organizers, and skill sheets!  Great graphic organizers and other things that you could print, or just use on the board.

QR Codes - Scan and generate your own codes! Click here

Two dimensional code (looks like a square bar code), scan with your smart phone and it will take you to the website for that code.  Codes are all over the place!!

How do you create QR codes?  http://kaywa.com  Great site to EASILY create QR code!

http://go.gl  Googles address shortener - also creates QR codes automatically with each website address you shorten!  Put QR codes on artwork in hall - scan would give info about artist

Put QR codes in books - would take you to review!

TubeChop  http://tubechop.com/  “Cut” and use a section of a YouTube video.  VERY easy to use!  Gives a new link for the shortened video.  Also gives embed code for the "chopped" version!

My Avatar Editor - http://myavatareditor.com/  Create a cartoon representation of yourself!  Classroom use?  Have kids create avatars for themselves, print, have students write stories/poems about themselves.  Create new characters, write about them, trade and see if someone else can build that same character from the description.  No login needed, but you can save and reload  (saves as .mae file) to keep building.  You can also export as jpeg or png.  Have kids export as png and kids can green screen with them.  Put the avatar on any background (blank ppt slide with background of any picture).  Can have kids record themselves speaking as the character.

Jam Studio - http://www.jamstudio.com Music-creation Tool - Can choose chords, and then instruments to play them!  Can fill out an easy grant form on the site to get free accounts for all your kids for the school year!

Google Search by reading level! Go to Advanced Search, click the drop down menu and choose "basic" for younger kids, etc.


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