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My Symbaloo - Favorite Web 2.0 Tools

My Favorite Web 2.0 Sources

  • Curriculum 2.1
    Find the latest digital tools educators are using in the classroom.

FREE Websites for the Classroom

  • National Geographic's Map Maker
    Enables users to create customized map displays in six themes: Physical Systems: Land; Physical Systems: Water; Physical Systems: Climate; Human Systems: Populations & Culture; Human Systems: Political & Economic; and Environment and Society.
  • Socrative Student Response System
    Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
  • SpongeLab Build a Body
    Lets students construct a human body, system by system by dragging and dropping organs and bones of a human body. Each organ and bone is accompanied by a description of its purpose. Students can build the skeletal, digestive, respiratory, nervous, excretory, and circulatory systems.
  • Symbaloo Organizer
    Symbaloo is a customizable tool that lets users organize their most important Apps, links, and bookmarks in a format that is easy to use. The user’s webmix appears as sleek buttons with icons or logos.

Subscription Websites for the Classroom

  • Penzu Online Journal
    Create unique Classroom Journals that students can easily join with a special class code. Teachers can easily leave comments or grades, create assignments, and manage classes. $49

Resources for iPads in the Classroom

  • iPads in the Classroom
    Various resources available - everything from iPad basics to finding apps which support your curriculum.

Cool Tech Tools for Teachers

  • BrainPOP, VoiceThread
    Enhance your lessons with two of JCS subscription services - BrainPOP, a valuable resource of multi-media and activities and VoiceThread, a student collaboration tool.
  • Glogster, ThingLink, Popplet
    Check out these great alternatives to PowerPoint.
    • Glogster - interactive poster generator
    • ThingLink - annotated image creator
    • Popplet - graphic organizers, timelines, and other visual organizers
  • Jing, Top Apps
    Learn how to share screen shots or capture videos of your screen with Jing as well as enjoy Prezi, Word Lens, Silent Movie Director and Follett Shelf apps.
  • Prezi
    Use this zoomable canvas to create dynamic presentations.
  • Storybird, Page Flip-Flap, Photo Story
    Create original digital storybooks, turn your pdf files into page flipping flipbooks, or create presentations with voice narration.
 

My Symbaloo - Teacher's ToolBox

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