New Beginnings!

Sometimes it’s nice to begin anew! I have not been blogging our classroom happenings like I want to and I’m hoping maybe starting fresh will help me get back into the groove!

So I am moving my blog over to Blogger. I have found (and figured out!) a nice new template for our Cove theme, and I hope you’ll join me over at http://collazocove.blogspot.com! Please feel free to leave a comment on our new home, so I’ll know you made it!!

Sites From Today’s Surfing! (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sites From Today’s Surfing! (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sites From Today’s Surfing! (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sites From Today’s Surfing! (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sites From Today’s Surfing! (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sites From Today’s Surfing! (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sites From Today’s Surfing! (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sites From Today’s Surfing! (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Richard Byrne at NCTies 2012

Richard Byrne – Best of the Web
I hate to just blog a list of sites without live links, but if I don’t share this with you now, we all know what will happen! It will sit here on my iPad forever. Hopefully you will get some time to find these sites and check out the ones that interest you!

Socrative – responding without remotes
QR treasure hunt generator on classtools.net
Bee tag QR reader
INaturalist -observe and share nature
History Pin
Sweet Search – a search engine for students
Sweet Search for Me – elementary kids
Wolfram Alpha
Goofram – combines google and wolfram
Twurdy -search engine that ranks results according to readability
Magzinr – bookmark and tweet at the same time
Thinglink – helps you create interactive images
Studyblue – flashcards collaboratively
Classconnect – build and share lessons can search common core
woodlands Junior School – good collections of touch screen stuff
Sharendipity – create games using drag and drop!
Wikimindmap – creates mind maps of search terms
Wikisummarizer – refine research
Qwiki – multimedia encyclopedia very cool!
Mashpedia – pulls from twitter and other social networking items – good for current events
Fotopedia – photo encyclopedia, many are cc
Announcify – text to speech app (chrome) skips adds, only reads article
Smithsonian Wild – collection of webcams from around the world
Wevideo – web-based video editor
Jellycam – easy way to make stop-motion video
Dragontape – can mix video and sound clips
Aviary – online creation tools, sound editor/creator
Soundation – create music on the web
Kinkast – app for private sharing of video clips (30 min limit)
Next vista for learning – share and find video content
Snag learning – over 3000 documentaries
Open Culture – a blog about culture and educational media
22 frames – allows you/students to sub-title videos
Online-convert.com – free tool for downloading video clips
Clea.nr – browser add on that strip all junk except the YouTube clip
TED talks
Screenr – make screen cast videos/can use it to talk over slides
Digital vaults.org – can do lots of things with national archive collection
World digital library – resources plotted on world map
Museum of obsolete objects 
Helloslide – will narrate your slides from you speaker notes for you
Gooru – math and science stuff
Big marker – web-based app for screen sharing
Vodburner – records vid conference
Chill – Pinterest for videos
Todaysmeet – back channel tool
Synchtube – watch videos together
Linoit – great for exit ticket
Popplet
Conceptboard – collaborative white boarding
Draw it live – collab drawing
Text the mob – text polls
Blogbooker – can download the collection of blog posts into one doc
Wordia – videos that give meaning to the context of words
Vocabahead – vocab stuff
books should be free – free ebooks and audio books
Amathsdictionary for kids – glossary of math terms written for kids!
Maths maps – using google maps to teAch math concepts
Scribble maps – draw on top of google maps!
moon base alpha – role playing for kids
In class app – note recorder
Brainstorm – app where you can swipe notes from one device to another
Show me app on iPad
Kathy schrock’s website FULL of apps based on Blooms Revised
International children’s digital library
Joliprint – browser extension that let’s you clip whateveryoudont want printed on the page
Dropittome – sts can pass things in to you dropbox account. They can only see their files, not anything else
Flubaroo – multiple choice quizzes add on for google forms
Vocaroo – use for messages to the kids on the website