LACUE 09 Information

LACUE 2009 Notes
LACUE Google wave: http://lacue2009.ning.com/group/lacuegooglewave?groupId=4577373%3AGroup%3A24&page=1&xg_source=msg_com_group#c_7c7

V. Martinezhttp://docs.google.com/View?docID=0AUQnkbKO8PA3ZGZmam14Y3RfMTQ0YzVicnpqZ3A&revision=_latest&hgd=1&spi=1
Shorter url: http://tiny.cc/cCwa2
LACUE Ning: http://lacue2009.ning.com/events/event/show?id=4577373%3AEvent%3A100&xg_source=msg_invite_event
My LACUE Ning Page: http://lacue2009.ning.com/profile/VickiMartinez


Activ Inspire for Promethean
Go To Technology Wiki to view information on activ inspire: http://vickimartinez.wikispaces.com/Promethean+Activ+Inspire
Activ Inspire1. Download activ inspire now. The program will not always be free. You can still keep activ studio or activ primary software. Do not remove these programs when you add activ inspire. They contain resources that will be carried over to the new program. When downloading Activ Inspire, download the program and the resources pack called Subjects. 2. To view a video on activ Inspire go to this site: http://www.prometheanplanet.com/gserver.php?show=conPackage.548&outputArea=23. Go to this site to look at Tips and Tricks: http://www.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.175084. A resource site: http://www.cpsb.org/ . then go to Employees .5. Organized Elementary Flip Charts from Calcasieu Parish: http://www.cpsb.org/Resources/promethean/elementary/index.htm
Dr. Howie Diblasi http://www.drhowie.com/Email: howie@frontier.net
Dr. Diblasi presented information on 29 Google secrets. Dr. Diblasi can be followed on Twitter under Hdeblasi
Another wonderful site from Dr. Diblasi is: http://www.toolsfortheclassroom.com/
Tools for the Classroom Ning: http://toolsfortheclassroom.ning.com
Google Features: **http://www.google.com/help/features.html**
Google Help Cheat Sheet: http://www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.html
Google 411: free phone 1-800-google411
Google workshops for Educators: http://sites.google.com/site/cuegli/
Advanced Search - is better for inding information. it throuws out 26 google stock words such as "the", "a", "an"etc. and finds phrases that more closely meet your needs.
Wonder Wheel - Wheel of main content that puts links of additional information or ideas that are connected to the topic you are searching and relate to it.
Time Line
Compare and contrast things in different countries. Each country has a 2 letter code. If you put that code in Advanced search, you can find out for example, the British perspective on the American Revolution.
Google Scholars Search - Good information - universities- and information on the universities
Google Search - Every day essentials google.com/help/cheatsheet
Google Directory - type it in google and things are organized into groups.
Google News - up to the minute news
Google Groups - social network for teachers on google; collaboration
Google Academy - 4 times a year google provides workshops for educators; Learn the ins and outs of how to use google; Teachers can be certified for this course. Next one is in January.
Google Reader - Get all your blogs and news feeds fast.
Google Labs - these are the new things about to come out in google - Beta; to see if public will like it.
Google Image Swirl - http://image-swirl.googlelabs.com/ type a word and it finds all the photos of that word and additional photos and you can resize them
Create free websites with google. Kids can practice.
Google Book search - Google is scanning books... read full books online
Google Language tools-
Google Sketchup download to draw in 3D
Google Image Labeler: http://images.google.com/imagelabeler/
Google maps in Education: http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2006/08/educational-uses-of-google-maps.html
Google Earth Lessons: Google Earth Lessons
Google Earth Newsletter: Getting to know Google Earth
Showing or hiding points of Interest: Showing or hiding points of interest
Google moon - all the photos of the moon http://www.google.com/moon/
Google Mars - http://www.google.com/mars/
Google Sky - http://www.google.com/sky/
Google Trends http://labs.google.com/
Create a custom search engine with google which include only the safe sites that you choose for them to view.
Google Secrets Cheat Sheet: http://www.drhowie.com/FLA_1_Google_Pres_LINKSONLY.doc
Google Secrets Hot Links : http://www.drhowie.com/1T_1_Google_worksheet.doc
Google alerts: http://www.google.com/alerts
Some uses of Google Alerts include:
  • monitoring a developing news story
  • keeping current on a competitor or industry
keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams
ACT 214 - regarding electronic interaction with students Go to: http://webbucketlist.ning.com/
http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tm_nY8hh9VrTbj04dYuNw6g&output=html
This site contains a list of Direct Communication Non Public Display: One to One Online Conversation sites. Level 2: Direct Communication Public Displayed: One to One and/or Group Conversations and Level 3 sites: Indirect Communication Public Displayed: No Response. This site also contains the Educational application and the Authoring Source. This is just the beginning list of sites.
Level 1: One to One Online Conversation sites

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Educational Application
Authoring Source


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Educational Application
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Google
www.google.com
Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Maps, Earth, Custom Search, Gmail, iGoogle
Markmonitor.com

















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Blogger
www.blogger.com
Online blogging
Markmonitor.com

















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Edublogs
www.edublogs.org
Online blogging
James Farmer

















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Wetpaint
www.wetpaint.com
WIKI Provider
GODADDY.COM, INC.

















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Wikispaces
www.wikispaces.com
WIKI Provider
GODADDY.COM, INC.

















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ePals
www.epals.com
Communication
NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.

















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Skype
www.skype.com
Free video conferencing
GODADDY.COM, INC.

















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Vizu
www.vizu.com
Online poll question creator
NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.

















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MicroSoft Shared View
http://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=94
Share access to desktops across network
Microsoft

















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Ning
http://www.ning.com/
Social Network
Gina Bianchini and Marc Andreessen

















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Edmodo
http://www.edmodo.com/
Safe microblogging and classroom management site for classrooms
Jeff O'Hara

















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Glogster
www.glogster.com
Online posters
COMPUTER SERVICES LANGENBACH GMBH DBA JOKER.COM

















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Fantastic Contraption
http://fantasticcontraption.com/
Physics game
inXile Entertainment

















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Pro Profs
http://www.proprofs.com/
Educational Resources
"Pro Prof.com

















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Moodle
http://moodle.org/
course management system
Moodle, Org

















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voicethread
http://voicethread.com/#home
Group conversations around images, documents, and videos
Pair Networks Inc.

















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Yahoo
www.yahoo.com
Search Engine
Yahoo

















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Oovoo
http://oovoo.com/
Communication
Oovoo









































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Teachade
http://www.teachade.com/
Online Collarboration information sharing
NEA

















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Teachers' Recess
http://www.teachersrecess.com/index.php
Online Collarboration information sharing
Teacher's Recess

















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Sharendipity
http://beta.sharendipity.com/
Student Game Created Game website based upon content
Sharendipity

















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Twitter Poll
http://twtpoll.com/
Create polls using Twitter


Level 2: Direct Communication Public Displayed: One to One and/or Group Conversations

Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/
social networking and micro-blogging service
Twitter.com

















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Pod-o-matic
www.podomatic.com
Online podcast hosting
DOTSTER, INC.

















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Tech & Learning
http://www.techlearning.com/
Educational Resource periodical
Technology and Learning

















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Edutopia
http://www.edutopia.org/
Educational Resource periodical
Edutopia

















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WWL News
http://www.wwltv.com/
local news website
WWL News

















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WDSU News
http://www.wdsu.com/index.html
local news website
WDSU

















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Fox News New Orleans
http://www.fox8live.com/default.aspx
local news website
Fox News

















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ABC 26 News
http://www.abc26.com/
local news website
ABC News

















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NOLA 38
http://www.nola38.com/
local news website
Channel 38 New Orleans

















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Israel National News
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/
International news website
"Israel National News

















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CNN
www.cnn.com
International news website
"CNN

















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BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
International news website
"British Broadcasting

















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MSN
www.msn.com
International news website
"MSN

















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NOLA.Com
www.nola.com
Local Newspaper
Times Picayune









































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Voki
www.voki.com
create personalized speaking avatars
voki

















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Dabble Board
http://www.dabbleboard.com/
Online whiteboard for drawing and team collaboration
Zohair Hyder

















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New York Times
http://nytimes.com/learning/general/subjects/science_index.html
N Y Times site for science topics for grades 3 - 12
New York Times

















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Sports Illustrated for Kids
http://www.sikids.com/
Online Magazine
Sports Illustrated

















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New Orleans.Com
http://www.neworleans.com/
Sports
New Orleans.Com

















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ToonDoo
http://www.toondoo.com/
Cartoon Creator
ZOHO Corp.

















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PB Works
http://pbworks.com/
Wiki


















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Level 3 Direct Communication Public Displayed: One to One and/or Group Conversations

Blabberize
http://blabberize.com/
Presentation Tool, Develops language and writing skills
Abacus America, Inc. d/b/a Names4Ever.com

















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Photobucket
www.photobucket.com
Online image and video hosting
Alex Welch

















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Poll Daddy
www.polldaddy.com
Online poll question creator
GODADDY.COM, INC.

















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Scribd
www.scribd.com
Online document and powerpoint hosting
GODADDY.COM, INC.

















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Slide Share
www.slideshare.com
Online powerpoint hosting
PAIRNIC

















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Author Stream
www.authorstream.com
Online powerpoint hosting
GODADDY.COM, INC.

















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iMeem
www.imeem.com
Online audio (podcast) hosting
MARKMONITOR INC.

















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Teacher Tube
www.teachertube.com
Online video hosting
GODADDY.COM, INC.

















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Umapper
www.umapper.com
Online maps
TUCOWS INC.

















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Scholastic
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/home.jsp
Resources for teachers and activities for students
"Scholastic Inc.

















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Free Reading
http://www.freereading.net/index.php?title=Main_Page
Kindergarten - 3rd grade reading intervention program
"Wireless Generation, Inc. / Network Solutions, LLC









































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Ipod, Itouch Apps Presented by Leslie Fisher - Check lists of new apps at www.appshopper.com
1. Yelp- free If you are looking for a burrito or a gas station, yelp can help. You can search for businesses near you using the iphone's location finder; tap quick links to nearby restaurants and narrow your searches by distance, price, and what's open now; browse reviews to read what's great and not great in your city; look for address and phone numbers of business, then call or map them from your iphone.
2. Echofon for twitter- free - You can do common Twitter tasks such as viewing your friends, messages, replies, and favorites. You can write tweets, take photos, record video (3Gs only) and update your current location.
3. Evernote This app lets you remember and recall anything.. from notes and ideas to snapshots to recordings, put everything into Evernote and it is all synchronized from the iPhone to the web or your desktop. You can use it as a place to keep notes --- rather than writing notes on paper, notes on phone, voice notes, paper notes.....www.evernote.com
4. Around Me - Allows you to find information about your surroundings. It identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest bank, gas station, hospital, hotel, movie theater,etc. For every listing you can choose to see its location on a Map, view the route from where you are....
5. Trip It -Travel Organizer - This puts all your travel plans on your iPhone no matter where your travel was booked. Forward travel confirmation emailsto plans@tripit.com to build a trip itinerary. Share it with friends; Access your travel info from your iPhone.
6. Sportacular Pro ($1.99) Get push notifications delivered to your phone for your favorite teams, or for any game you choose: game reminders, game starting updates, score updates, inning / period updates; game updates.
7. USA Today - Just like the newspaper... this lets you stay in touch with current events
8. The Weather Channel - one is free, the other costs $3.99 - This site features location based conditions and forecasts, local and national ssever weather alerts,traffic cams, allows you to share alerts and forecasts via email.
9. Red Laser - free - Shop Smarter - This app searches for low online and local (New) prices from hundreds of thousands of retailers. You can also scan UPC, EAN... bar codes
10. Today in History - This app will look at today's date and display what happened the same day in history.
11. Audioboo - is an app for recording and sharing your audio with the world. A built in recorder allows you to create audio up to 3 minutes in length and post that to your own account on the web. You can add titles, text, geolocation info and a photo to the recording before you upload it and it will all be saved with the file. You can also listen to other people's features sounds. Free
12. Pandora Radio - is your own free personalized radio to stream music on your iphone. Start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, or composers and Pandora will create a station that plays their music and more music like it.
13. Ocarina - This app turns your iPhone into a flute like instrument. Just blow on it.
14. Quickpedia - a free app fro browsing wikipedia on your iPhone.
15. Iridium Flares - shows you location of satellite dishes hurling to earth.. :D
16. NASA - has updated information, images, and videos from various online NASA sources - free
17. google earth - Explore the same global satellite imagery available in the desk top. free
18. Drop Box - the easiest way to sync your files online and across computers, and share them with people. 2 gigs of space free. After that $5. 99 a month. Better than back up.
19. Duck You Undo - Does auto correct mess up your emails without you ever noticing. Email with Duck You Undo and the blue toolbar pops up for every auto correct. Tap to undo and redo the corrections. Use Review to step through correction by correction.
20. iSoduko - Sudoku for the iPhone that offers four different Sudoku types.
21. Star Walk - Star gazing guide from wherever you are located . ($4.99)
22. Shazam - When you want to know the name of a song that is playing just point your device towards the music to learn more about the artist, buy the song or simple share your discovery.
23. Loopt - Find out where your friends (your kids) are, what to do, and where to go. Loopt offers local content to help you meet up with nearby friends, explore new places to grab food, and find events that are happening now. See where your friends are on a map, view their latest updates in real time and comment....
24. Saisuke is a google calendar sync- schedule management software for the Iphone and iPod touch. It has various view modes allowingyou to see your calendars in a daily, weekly, or yearly view.
Battery paks for iPhones: Kennsington; solio (solar powered for after hurricane) Mophi juice pack is a case with a battery in it. that charges your phone in the case.

Leslie Fisher - Gadgets, software
1. www.mozi.com Back up files on your computer. This provides a remote back up. 2 gigs for free; mac or pc; good idea for all computers -- hurricanes -- theft-- always have files.
2. www.clipart.com - download as much clip art as you can in a week - ? for $12.95
3. www.ustream.com - free site for video streaming - an activity in classroom; need web cam; use for sitance learning; can have chat rooms which can be moderated ; some people use it instead of a baby monitor.
4. www.etherpad.com Create a public pad; anyone who knows the url can add to and collaberate in the classroom
5. www.evernote.com Note syncing server; take all notes and place them in one place; copy your receipts; hold it up to camera, take a picture, store it in evernote.
6. www.istockphoto purchase photos to use as needed fairly cheaply.
7. www.dreamstime.com
8. Two good cameras:
Sony CybershotHxt $499; for distance pictures; more zoom - 20x zoom
sony Cybershot wx 1B $349; This is smaller; shoots 10 frames per second; has hi def video; image stabilization
If your camera is slow; get a memory card that is fast. The card could be slowing it up. Good card brands: Lexar professional and San Disk Extreme 3
Never hook up your cam corder to a computer, it sucks the battery. Use a card reader. www.lexar.com
9. www.smugmug.com Pay a yearly membership but you call the shots with this . Upload as much as you want. Has a shopping cart feature; can be passworded; Many schools use this for parents to log in and buy photos. Google smugmug nonprofit for special deals.. $ 99 ayear?
10. www.pinnaclesys.com Use a usb port of cpu to provide television in HD $129
11. Sling box - hookit to tv and connect to your movies whereever you are
12. www.zeevee.com/zinc Search for video
13. www.belkin.com- ipod
14. www.thinkgeek.com
15. www.livescribe.com - a pen with a recorder and a microphone that plays back audio and video in class of the notes you took.
16. www.keyspan.com - an awesome mouse that lets you control your computer --- left and right click... wireless
17. www.despair.com
18. www.gaggle.net

Twitter by David Hand
Find Conversations wtih these sources:
1. Twitter search: www.search.twitter.com
2. Trendistic: www.trendistic.com
3. Monitter: www.monitter.com
4. Tweetmeme www.tweetmeme.com
5. Twitterfall www.twitterfall.com
6. Tweetgrid www.tweetgrid.com
Find specific people with these:
1. Twitter people Search: www.twitter.com/invitations/find_on_twitter
2. Tweepz - www.tweepz.com
3. Twello - www.twellow.com
4. We Follow - www.wefollow.com
5. Who Should I Follow www.shoshouldIfollow.com
6. Mr. Tweet www.mrtweet.com
Shorten your links for twitter with tiny.cc or bit.ly
Twitter Terms:
RT - Retweet. sharing an interesting tweet with your followers.
@name - Use this to mention another twitter user in a tweet.
Tweetup - A meet- up with other twitter users
FollowFriday - "Shouting out" interesting followers; #followfriday name1, name2, name3, etc. Occasionally these days are themed.
Fail Whale - created by Yiying Lu. Signals Twitter downtime.
Tweetaholic - a twitter user with a problem.
Tweeple - a grop or community of Twitter users.
Twaiku - A haiku sent via Tweet.
Twittering - sending a twitter message
Twictionary - http://twictionary.pbworks.com Community driven Twitter dictionary