Instructional Technology Tools Michelle Miller Marie Booz http://vbcpsitc.wikispaces.com/Technology+Tools
Research Databases • Virginia Beach City Public Schools and Virginia Public libraries provide students and staff access to numerous subscription-based research resources. • These databases provide full-text access to encyclopedias, books, magazines, journals, and newspapers as well as media, maps, and images. • These resources may be accessed at school or home by going to http://destiny.vbschools.com • Proquest • Gale • World Book • Grolier
Discovery Streaming • There have many upgrades and new features added to Discovery Streaming this past summer. • More Search Options • Visual Search Results • New Sorting Options • New Filtering Options • Series Relationships • More in This Series • More to Explore • Enhanced Assignment, Quiz, and Writing Prompt Builders • Classroom Manager • Rating Options • Sharing Options
Instructional Uses of SharePoint • Sharing Content with Multiple Classes (list or library) • Teacher Site • Discussion Board • Surveys • Wikis • Blogs • My Site
VoiceThread • VoiceThreadis a web-based communications network that allows people to post media artifacts—a document, a slide presentation, a video, or a collection of photos—for community feedback. Commentators can add remarks by means of microphone, webcam, keyboard, or telephone. • What is a VoiceThread • Examples: • Many Voices of Darfur • Spanish 5 Myths • What Do You Value
Screencasting • Allows you to show what is happening on your computer screen with audio. • Screencasts provide students with lessons they can watch at their convenience, as often as they choose, to review class material or to help understand concepts they find difficult. • Requires a screen capture software. • SmartBoard Notebook • Promethean ActivInspire • Camtasia (CRS & LMS) • Freeware (Cam Studio, Jing)
Podcasting • A podcast is a digital media file, usually audio or video. • The mode of delivery is what differentiates podcasts from other ways of accessing media files over the internet. • Special software applications known as podcatchers (iTunes, Zune, Juice, and Winamp) allow users to know when a podcast is available. • RSS – Really Simple Syndication – is another way for content publishers to make podcasts and other content available to subscribers.
Audacity • Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. • Allows you to mix audio clips for a professional sounding podcast. • To add music to your podcast use Soundzabound. VBCPS has a paid subscription to the site . (Note: This site can only be accessed from within VBCPS) http://www.irc.vbschools.com/duplication.htm#Soundzabound
Blogs • A blog (web + log) is a type of website that provides commentary or news on a particular subject or may function as a more personal online diary. A typical blog combines text, images, audio, video and links to other blogs. • As a blogger, you can offer subscriptions to your blog through a RSS feed which allows users to know new content has been posted. • VBPCS offers a free Campus Edition Edublog. • Microblogging – Features very short posts (Twitter).
Wikispaces • Free Web space to post documents, podcasts and video • Team Collaboration • Example of a Team Site • Student Collaboration • Example of a Student Wiki Project • Wikipedia • World’s Largest Wiki