Technology in the Classroom Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

Teaching Tools

Podcasting--Who's Doing it

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2. NPR-

3. BBC-

4. NY Times:

Why Podcast

· Record stories, poems, interviews
· An effective way to enhance reading & writing
· Inherently Motivating
· Enhances curriculum with content-driven multimedia
· Create digital portfolios and assess student learning
· Reach Digital Natives the way that they want to learn.
· Another way to publish
· Helps to reinforce content

What can they be used for: Record stories, piems, interviewing skills

Education Podcast Network- out Career Development Podcasts...look at CareerStrides Podcasts Create Digital Portfolios to assess student learning

High Tech High Digital Portfolios

New Tech High-Portfolios

Reinforce Content Tech Savy Girls--

Cost to Podcast--$0

Garage Bank-iMovie-Audacity for a Mac

Windows Movie Maker and Audacity for a PC


Blue Microphones Snowball microphone
Blue Microphones Snowball microphone
y, a USB mic that's not only easy to use, but sounds as good on your desktop as it does in a professional recording studio. Meet the Snowball, the world's first professional USB mic. Whether you're recording a guitar at your kitchen table or a complete band in the studio, the Snowball can capture it with detail unheard of before in a USB mic. 360 degree mic. The Snowball is a direct plug and play mic that connects to either a Mac or PC - no additional software is needed. With its dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch, the Snowball can handle everything from soft vocals to the loudest garage band - and it's ideal for podcasting. Cost $75.00

Microphone-Snowflake Say hello to the Snowflake, the first professional portable USB microphone. Whether you're recording your newest podcast, talking business on the web, or just
Blue Microphones Snowflake microphone
Blue Microphones Snowflake microphone
narrating your latest great family movie, the Snowflake can capture it with amazing clarity and depth that's head and shoulders above any comparable portable USB on the market! The Snowflake works on both Mac and PC with no complicated drivers to install: just connect it to your computer's USB port, follow the prompts and you'll have high-fidelity sound in no time. It's perfect for podcasting, voice recognition software, iChat, and VoIP software such as Skype and Vonage. Cost $45.00

Where Do You Store Your Podcasts **WordPress** › Blog Tool and Publishing Platform Word

Blogger Blogger is a free blog publishing tool from Google for easily sharing your thoughts with the world. Blogger makes it simple to post text, photos and video ...

libsyn-Full featured service tailored specifically for media self-publishing and podcasting. Price is based on usage, changing monthly if needed. *

*Dropbox - Home - Online backup, file sync and sharing made easy. Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. There's no complicated interface

Drop.i.o- 8 Ways to use Drop i.o.(Online Storage and More!) 1 minute podcast is equal to about 50 megs of storage

(5 gigs free)

Tune Talk-mic for your ipod- Cost $70.00 Features two high-quality omnidirectional microphones for recording memos, lectures, interviews, or conversations in full stereo. Review your CD-quality audio later by using your earbud headphones or computer. Compatible with: iPod nano 2nd generation, 5th generation (video).

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VideoDigital StorytellingAt The Speed of Creativity
Use for PSA's
  • Documentaries
  • Family Stories
  • Interviews
  • Visually demonstrate concepts
Silvia Tolisano is an amazing educator and teacher-leader. She shared her presentation for the 2009 K-12 Online Conference, "Around the World with Skype," in both English and Spanish versions. This is one of the best practical video tutorials for using Skype instructionally with students I have ever seen. Click here to viewSkype and Digital Storytelling

Skype in the Classroom-

Flip camera

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Interactive Tablets
• Learning becomes interactive and engaging
• Put the learning in the hands of the students

• Everyone becomes active in the cl


eInstruction Mobi Tablet
Interwrite Tablet
Qomo Tablet
Paper Show
Wireless mouse


Scriblink-Online Whiteboard

Use cell phones to poll your class instead of expensive Student Response System

Augmented Reality
Plugin for Sketchup

[[ mouse]]

Phone pad projected onto person's palm
Phone pad projected onto person's palm

The SixthSense augmented reality system lets you project a phone pad onto your hand and phone a friend -- without removing the phone from your pocket

Girl Tech-Video Journal

Air Mouse-Use Your iPhone as a mouse

Free Online White Boards

Scriblink-Online Whiteboard
Imagination Cubed-GE

Interactive Whiteboards


eBeam- Handwriting Recognition---Translates into Text

Google Custom Search Engines

With Google Custom Search, you can harness the power of Google to create a customized search experience for your own website. Great Staff Development Idea!! (Custom Career Tech Ed Search Engine)

Cue Conference---CueLive 2010

Session Handouts and Discussions

Google Timeline

Google News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies.

Google-Self Grading Quiz Tutorial

Google Sketch UP

You can use Google SketchUp to create, modify and share 3D models

Google SMS

From local business listings to stock quotes, you can get the information you're looking for with Google SMS.
Text message your search query to 466453 ("GOOGLE" on most devices) and we'll text message back your results. Try our interactive demo below and view results on the phone image as you would on your own mobile device.

Cha Cha
ChaCha “mobile answers” solution
What’s your question?
Simply text your question to 242242 (spells ‘ChaCha’)

Web 2.0 Tools

Will Richardson is the author of the highly ranked and read edublog Weblogged[[#cite_note-0|[1]]] and author of the book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms.[[#cite_note-1|[2]]] Formerly a teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, N.J, Will was recognized for his use of blogs in the classroom as a "trendsetter in education" by the New York Times


Official homepage of the open source content management system. Offers documentation and the source for download and hosts a developers and community ...

Social Bookmarking

Instead of just bookmarking, Diigo allows you to highlight text and attach sticky notes to specific parts of web pages. Diigo highlights and sticky notes are persistent in the sense that whenever you return to the original web page, you will see your highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page, just what you would expect if you highlighted or wrote on a book!

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Virtual Box-
VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software. .

Instant web-conferencing,online meetings and collaboration

Video Conversion Free SitesConverts your YouTube, TeacherTube, or SchoolTube videos KeepVid Zamzar Free Screen Caputuring

Image Editing

An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.