Web Tools Mind Map, K. Caton

A collection of web tools to use in the classroom.

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1. Teacher/Student Created Videos

1.1. Animoto

1.1.1. Description: Create videos with graphics, recordings, and other digital content.

1.1.2. Video maker | Create your own video easily - Animoto

1.1.3. Instructional Application: Teachers can present a topic with a video recorded lecture followed by actual footage. This is an excellent feature if you plan for a flipped classroom.

1.2. Flipgrid

1.2.1. Description: A video discussion platform to allow users to view other member's submissions and add own thoughts and ideas.

1.2.2. Flipgrid. Ignite Classroom Discussion.

1.2.3. Instructional Application: Teacher can record information and present as a homework assignment. Students will view the teacher's post, classmate's responses, and add their unique response.

2. Unit Planning

2.1. Symbaloo

2.1.1. Description: An organized display of digital content.

2.1.2. https://www.symbaloo.com/

2.1.3. Instructional Application: Share your digital content with students, parents, and professional learning community colleagues.

2.2. Mindmeister

2.2.1. Description: An online tool that allows users to create an organizational web.

2.2.2. Instructional Application: Use Mindmeister to organize research and add links to relevant online articles.

2.2.3. MindMeister: Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming

2.3. Weebly for Education

2.3.1. Description: Personal website designed to share classroom news, materials, and allow for student submissions.

2.3.2. Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog

2.3.3. Instructional Application: Use the blog feature to allow students to make text connections and share in regards to a book being read in class.

2.4. Thinglink

2.4.1. Description: Embed links to include websites, videos, and images to create a learning experience on a topic.

2.4.2. Annotate images and videos — ThingLink

2.4.3. Instructional Application: Create virtual labs and field trips allowing students to interact with the web tool with videos and articles. Students can add thoughts and ideas through embedded applications.

3. Slideshow Presentations

3.1. Prezi

3.1.1. Description: Create slideshows that are animated with embedded information for learners to discover.

3.1.2. Presentation Software | Online Presentation Tools | Prezi

3.1.3. Instructional Application: Create student driven review sessions at the conclusion of a unit.

3.2. WeVideo

3.2.1. Description: A slideshow with automatic transitions and music for an added effect.

3.2.2. Online Video Editor for Web, Mobile, Windows & Mac | WeVideo

3.2.3. Instructional Application: Students can explore creative writing by adding text and images to the web tool. This tool will make excellent study guides, as well.

4. Lesson Planning

4.1. Piktochart

4.1.1. Description: A colorful display with large graphics and user controls transitions of new slides.

4.1.2. https://piktochart.com/

4.1.3. Instructional Application: Give students access to your lessons outside the school day due to absences or more processing time. Allow students to create Piktochart to demonstrate learning in a unique way.

4.2. Padlet

4.2.1. Description: Virtual sticky notes allow participants to add comments, questions, and demonstrate proof of understanding

4.2.2. Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world

4.2.3. Instructional Application: Use as exit/entrance slips, parking lot for questions, organize writing and projects

4.3. G Suite for Education

4.3.1. Description: The suite offers email, word processing, video conferencing, slideshows, and forms to collaborate with learners in the classroom.

4.3.2. Solutions built for teachers and students | Google for Education

4.3.3. Instructional Application: Share documents to students. Google forms can be created as an exit slip.

4.4. Twitter

4.4.1. Description: Social media that allow users to connect to other learners and post about same topic using hashtags and/or groups to organize posts.

4.4.2. www.twitter.com

4.4.3. Instructional Application: Teachers can connect for professional development opportunities. Students can post strengths in regards to the new unit being learned in the classroom.

5. Video Conferencing

5.1. Google Hangout

5.1.1. Description: Use your Google suite to communicate outside your classroom using live video stream.

5.1.2. https://hangouts.google.com/

5.1.3. Instructional Application: Flex group and allow collaboration with other classrooms in the building or district to allow practice in areas of need.

5.2. Skype

5.2.1. Description: Communicate with others using smart phone, tablet, computer, gaming systems.

5.2.2. Free conference calls and group video chat | Skype

5.2.3. Instructional application: Learn geography with mystery classes on Skype.