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Model Reflect   Transfer 
What was the strategy/tool? What did it involve? What were the + & - of it?  How could it be modified?  Where could I use it? 



Collaborative document 

Check existing text on attendance 

Limit 16 people at once

Quick, easy


Based on etherpad 

Give instructions first 







Writing process


shared notetaking

doing project



Online sticky note

Online notice board maker

Links to video

See what others think 

Overlapping - hard to see

No limit to numbers

Can't write too much

Limiting exporting options

Limited amount of writing

Copy/paste transfer or screenshot

Student-led conferences

Burning questions (start/end of unit

Sharing resources 

Go Animate!


(from Alpha)

Cartoon character or movie creator

great for movie making with older students fully customizable; animated background

cons- must pay for full package


Zimmer Twins


(from Alpha)

Movie maker
great for movie making with younger students, soundtracks



(from Burke)

Create and share your own interactive game, stories, music and art (teaching programming)

commands are drag and drops; easier way to "program"

cons-sometimes difficult for students to understand


Time Toast


(from Steven)

online timeliner

free, easy to use

one account enables a whole to use it simultaneously

cons-can't use "BC"




(from Steven)

Collaborative web platform that allows you to integrate text, video, maps, clip art, photos to create and share presentations


shareable, others can add notes, etc

cons-can be difficult to link pages together (notes don't appear chronologically)

  create brainstorms, presentations, scrapbooks, interactive chat

Google Apps/Sites

(from Craig)

e-mail and collaboration tool

 very open (plus and some minus in that it's flexible, tools have gotten easier to customize, turn on and off for particular users); allows you to create subgroups


booking facilities, equipment (provides data re usage)

PYP planner template

target setting with students (trackable)



(from Saurabh)

school management platform

customizable; busing complaints/queries from parents; assignment creation and deadlines; can sync to library database

minus-browser issues (Mac users - safari)




(from Saurabh)


school/class buddies; sharing units of inquiry

minus - a lot of planning ahead of time; time differences




(from Emma)

story creation software; multimedia tool

very motivating for students; they can add voice, music, animations, easy to integrate into literacy program

free download

minus - access, and time consuming - large class sizes can make is challenging





Create personalized speaking avatars to embed in blogs, email etc

looks great, students enjoy - motivating them; form of communicating instruction - use with additional language teachers, students can create a journal response.

cons-difficult to use embed code (younger students)

Students can use the NanoGong applet to record, playback and save a voice response.
Language learning (Mandarin teachers use it to communicate homework assignments)



online presentation software

alternative to PPT; very visuallyl appeally to students

con - students have to use personal email accounts


create one account just for prezi
alternative to PPT



What was the strategy/tool?

What did it involve?

What were the + & - of it? 

How could it be modified? 

Where could I use it? 



(from Sheldon)

Mindmapping software

  • simple
  • good looking
  • not distracted by images and backgrounds

- text only



Google apps

(from Ben)







sites (like a wiki)

can use blogger

survey monkey


google reader




  • need tech admin to setup
  • full email - spam filter, etc
  • calendar - can be whole school (resources, planning, etc)
  • collaborative documents
  • can share to only some kids
  • variable ownership and security (read/write)
  • Folders (docs can be in more than one
  • no “request to join”
  • not in all countries

+ can control which apps kids have


Spelling lists

class website

collaborative documents

knowledge base

community information



(from Maru)

easy posting of events - will send reminders by email





(from Maru)

Upload PDF, people can annotate & draw


+ grade, comment right on site




(from Maru)

Gantt chart for project planning

  • web access from anywhere
  • access from mobile phones
  • shows when items are overdue
  • link into other documents 



Global Education Conference

(from Kirsten)

Online conference November 15-19

  • live and recorded
  • global across all timezones



Wikis for curriculum development 

(from Kirsten)





Google Reader

(from Kirsten)

Sign up for google account

Add rss feeds from websites





(from Kirsten)

iPhone app that sync’s with google reader





(from Kirsten)

Collaborative environment





(from Kirsten)

Posterous lets you post things online fast using email. 





Volkswagen-produced videos on changing perspectives 




Best of Youtube podcast

(see iTunes)






This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.





create flip books





avatars & comic making





avatars & comic making




photo gallery


online photo gallery




Social Media


Youtube clone





collage your photos into a shape

free download





Can set up identities within an account, or individual student accounts

  • reading fluency




Like a wordle that you can shape





Like a wordle

  • can have words in the image link to google search




select sections of a website to print




gmail filtering

add +studentname to email.  Will filter in your gmail.


example: teacher mail is smith@gmail.com. You could have student mail smith+billy@gmail.com, smith+sally@gmail.com




drop.io dropbox.com filebox.com

File sharing




google custom search











Model Reflect Transfer
What was the strategy/tool? What did it involve? What were the + & - of it?  How could it be modified?  Where could I use it? 
Google Sites (David) Used to post curriculum vita (cv) and personal technology tools; use Googlios for examples and “how to” for setting up your own + easy to set up
+ can set up private Google domain for students/staff at your school
- Google is blocked in China

Use for student e-portfolios and blogs
Storybird.com (Nina) Used for creating digital stories + includes large library of artwork
+ allows students and teachers to comment on each others' postings
- cannot upload your own artwork

nationalgeographic.com/myshotdogs/infinite-photograph (Nina) Used to help students visualize the concept of infinity (other photos besides dogs are available)

twurdy.com (Nina) A search engine that displays results by reading level + finds sites with a wide range of reading levels
+ uses Google as its database, which could be an issue in China
- not sure what readability scale is being used

Windows Photostory (Nina) Used to create “book trailers” (kind of like movie trailers) about books students read + easy to use/free
+ includes music library
+ can upload your own photos and artwork
- saving vs. exporting can be a bit confusing

www.zooburst.com (for 3-D “pop-up” digital storybooks)



Used these for creation of storybooks. - password creation is a bit more complicated
+ allows you to paste in source of pictures and other items
+ allows you to upload your own photos

www.wordsift.com(Julia) Used for creating word webs based on Unit of Inquiry central idea and teacher questions that are linked to Google search results and to definitions (in order to help students break down a central idea). - uses Google as its database, which could be an issue in China

www.edmodo.com(Julia) used for creating class site for Exhibition projects

www.wix.com(Donna Cubis) used for creating class bookmarks related to units of inquiry, research and subject area skills + flash-based, so very visual, which appeals to second language learners and younger students
- uploading videos may require conversion to flv file first

Could be used for student Exhibition projects.
www.justintv.com(Shannon) Used for broadcasting student Exhibition to parents and other teachers. + easy to set-up using regular laptop and web cam
+ free
- does not record your video
- make sure to keep link to video feed secure

Could be used to broadcast student speeches and other projects to parents at work and at home and to partner classrooms.
Microsoft Cloud
Used to store files on a remote “cloud” server + Microsoft server is very reliable and would be extremely unlikely to crash
+ eliminates on-site server upkeep and purchasing costs
- there is an annual hosting fee, which is fairly expensive

www.textsmith.com/jing(Nina) Used to create video tutorials and screencasts for students, teachers and parents


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