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May 12 2014

Comprehensive List of Digital Resources

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Digital Literacies in a Networked World is a graduate seminar at Penn, in which the class explores and analyzes how literacy and learning are constantly evolving, as students become not only consumers, but also makers of digital media. During our time in this course, we engaged with, and challenged how meaning making happens in and out of the classroom, and how diverse digital tools can be useful in empowering students and teachers toward becoming informed, collaborative and active contributors to their local and global communities.

            As a way of participating in the Digital Literacies community, each week students were asked to contribute to the course wiki, a digital space where they contributed and described educational tools that they would recommend to students and other educators. Week after week, students not only researched new tools, they also explored, tested, and utilized the tools that were recommended by their classmates.

            We have compiled a list of some available digital tools that would be helpful for any educator, parent or student to utilize in and out of the classroom.

Annotation: these tools make it easy to for you to organize what you are reading, and go back and find information quickly.

Annotation

PDF Cabinet

iAnnotate

Mendeley

Kindle App

A.nnotate

 

Collaboration: these tools make it easier for members of an educational community to work together, participate and connect.

Collaboration

Pearltrees

Vyew

Edmodo

Skype

Padlet

Screen Chomp

goodreads

Wiggio

 

Creativity: these tools simplify the process of writing, creating and publishing content, and allow students and teachers to become makers of digital media.

Creativity

Blog

Kid Blog (Blog)

Weebly (Blog/Website)

Tumblr (Blog)

Book/Storybook

Storybird (Storybook)

Storyjumper (Storybook)

www.lit4life.com (Book)

Coloring Page Creator (Coloring Books)

Book Creator for iPad (Storybook)

 

MY STORY (Storybook)

 

Comics

bitstrip (Comics)

Pixton (Comics)

Digital Short Story

StoryRobe (Digital Short Story)

Toontastic (Digital Short Story)

Flashcards

Notecards (Flashcards)

Quizlet (Flashcards +)

Publishing

ISSUU (Publishing)

Joomag (Publishing)

Figment (Publishing)

Video/Skit

Sparkol (Videos)

Educrations (Video)

Sock Puppets App (Video/Skit)

Talking Tom and Ben News (Video/Skit)

Word Image

Typedrawing (Word Imaging)

Wordle (Word Imaging)

Miscellaneous

Go Car Co (Mechanical)

Snapfish (Scrapbook)

Gamestar Mechanic (Video Games)

 

 

Organization: these tools aid teachers and students in becoming better organized in their research, review, note-taking and homework.

Organization

Brainstorming

Popplet (Brainstorming)

Inspiration (Brainstorming)

Mindjet Mind Manager (Brainstorming)

bubbl.us (Brainstorming)

Note Taking/Research

Evernote (Note Taking)

Scrible (Note Taking)

Notability (Note Taking)

Springpad (Note Taking/Research)

Pocket (Research)

Scanner

Cam Scanner (Scanner)

Genius Scan (Scanner)

Miscellaneous

Dropbox (Backup Files)

https://myhomeworkapp.com (HW Organizer)

TrackClass (Introduction to Digital Organization)

 

Professional: these tools are geared toward helping educators organize and manage their classrooms and offer varied tools for exploring diverse content.

Professional

Behavior/Learning Mangement

Class Dojo (Behavior/Learning Mangement)

TeacherKit  (Behavior/Learning Mangement)

Three rig app (Behavior/Learning Mangement)

Haiku (Behavior/Learning Mangement)

Schoology (Behavior/Learning Mangement)

Content

TumbleBooks (Content)

POETRY (Content)

Independence National Historical Park App (content)

http://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html  (Content)

storylineonline.net (Content)

freebooksapp (Content)

My first classical app (Content

Khan Academy (Content)

Article Search (Content)

The Elements: A visual Exploration (Content)

Google Maps Gallery (Content)

Study Island (Content)

Common Core (Content)

reddit (Content)

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/ (Content)

Video Science (Content)

Actively Learn (Content)

Bedtime Math (Content)

Sokikom (Content)

Scoop It (Content)

brainPOP (Content)

Teachertube (Content)

Rap Genius (Content)

Vlogbrothers (Content

LearnCpp (Content)

Flocabulary (Content)

Resources

EasyBib (Resource-Bibliography)

readingrants.org (Resource-Book Selection)

Booksource Classroom Organizer (Resource-Class Library)

Hemingway App (Resource-Editing/Proofreading)

Pinterest (Resource-Ideas)

Socrative (Resource- Q&A Creator)

ShowMe(Resource-Recording Lessons)

Rubistar (Resource-Rubrics)

Read:OutLoud (Resource- Text-to-speech)

Dragon Dictation (Resource- Talk-to-type)

 

Presentation: these tools provide alternative and innovative ways of preparing and sharing work through presentations.

Presentation

ExplainEverything

SlideShark

Prezi

Jux

Aurasma

Ease.ly

Animoto

Fotobabble

Voicethreads

Doceri

Thinklink.com

http://www.educreations.com/

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