Ideas for C U E

CREATE/CONNECT/COLLABORATE

Doodle

http://www.doodle.com/

This is a really simple site to use. You just decide what choices to put in your survey, and you’ll receive two links via e-mail; one link is to send to those you want to take the survey, and one link for you to use to see the results. You can choose to make the results public or hidden. Only the creator of the survey has to sign up for the account; all the survey takers just go to the link, type in their name and make their choices. The author receives an e-mail each time the survey is taken and can go to the site to see the automatically tallied results.

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Students can use this site to gather all kinds of interesting data! Or, they can use it to plan collaboration time as well. What other ways can you think of?

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January 26, 2009 Posted by | 1 | | Leave a comment

POSTI.CA

http://www.posti.ca/

So, you join posti.ca for free, and you have a place on the Internet where you can leave yourself virtual sticky notes…reminders, etc. But that’s not all! In addition to being able to e-mail your notes to others, you can set it up to e-mail yourself your notes daily or weekly. But there’s more! You can attach files to those sticky notes too! Pretty cool!

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How would you have students use these?

January 26, 2009 Posted by | 1 | | Leave a comment

Make Beliefs Comix

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

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Easy to use comics maker for all ages. Foreign language students and English Learners can benefit from using this tool.

January 24, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , | Leave a comment

ShareTabs

http://www.sharetabs.com/

http://www.sharetabs.com/

So, you have a collection of links that you want to share with your students – or you want them to put together some web resources to share with one another? All you have to do is go to this site, type (or paste) in the URLs for the sites to share, and ShareTabs creates a single link that takes you to a browser window that shows all of the links in individual tabs…with a preview tab and page with large thumbnails for all of the sites in the batch.

Here’s an example with Web 2.0 sites:

http://www.sharetabs.com/?info4cue

How would you use this with students?

January 24, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , | Leave a comment

Flowgram

http://www.flowgram.com/

Combine websites, PowerPoint presentations and pictures with your voice and text to highlight what you want others to see.  This is a great site for both teachers and students to use for projects on just about any topic.

Watch this flowgram about Web 2.0 and education … http://www.flowgram.com/fg/66p65shxd9uwy6/

Here are some ideas from others on using Flowgram in education:

iLearn Technology

The Digital Narrative

How will you use this tool with your students?

January 21, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , | Leave a comment

List Makers

Students can be more organized if they create “to do” lists for projects and collaborative activities. These are some sites that create sharable lists for them to use.

do it, do it, done  (Click here for a sample list.)
http://www.dodoitdone.com

Checkser (a list wiki)
http://www.checkser.com

Love to hear ways that you might use these with your students!

January 15, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , | Leave a comment

Photo Notes

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http://www.photo-notes.net

This is a cool, simple application that creates captioned pictures. You just upload a graphic, choose a font and caption it with up to 50 characters.  For foreign language instruction (including ELD), this could be used to create picture vocabulary cards or picture files to insert in presentations.

Please share how you would use this with your students!

January 13, 2009 Posted by | 1 | | Leave a comment

Next Vista for Learning

http://www.nextvista.org/

Great site created by a very entertaining and articulate presenter, Rushton Hurley.   Basically, it’s a place where you can send videos made by your students to be shared.  Now, not just any video…there are “Light Bulbs” which are introductions to topics by students and teachers.  There are “Global Views” – student-made videos that describe life and activities in schools and communities around the world.  “Seeing Service” is a section dedicated to profiles of people who make life better for everyone.  If you’re interested, Rushton will even give you some pointers. If you are attending the CUE Conference, try to make one of his sessions!

Example films from Next Vista for Learning

Multiply by Nines

An Introduction to Bahrain

An inexpensive video camera that works great for student movie-making is the Flip video.  You can read more about it HERE.

Amazon is a great place to buy one.

Write about your contributions to Next Vista for Learning!

January 11, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , | Leave a comment

Free Rice

http://www.freerice.com

My French 2 and 3 students absolutely love using this site to build their French vocabulary.  But the subjects available for the Free Rice game are not just limited to languages; art, chemistry, English, geography and math are included too.  And, as a bonus, the site claims to donate rice through the UN World Food program for every right answer. Give it a try yourself!

January 9, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , | Leave a comment

SlideRocket

http://www.sliderocket.com/

Students can create multimedia presentations on any topic without the need for software using the free version. Presentations can also be viewed offline with a provided player.

What do some others on the Internet recommend for using SlideRocket?
Box of Tricks
Joe Wood Online

Please share ways that you use this site with your students!

January 7, 2009 Posted by | 1 | | Leave a comment