The class is designed to teach students about web applications, digital citizenship, personal network building, and social media responsibility and practice. This blog will be used to share with our readers the tools, websites, and web resources that students are learning about. We hope that you find a tool that you can utilize. WE CLICK TO: DISCOVER, EXPLORE, LEARN, CREATE, COMMUNICATE, COLLABORATE, CONNECT AND SHARE - ARE YOU CLICKING?

Monday, March 24 - Word Clouds

WHAT ARE WORD CLOUDS?

Created on Wordle
A word cloud is an attractive arrangement of randomly positioned words, where the most important words are bigger than the others.  Word clouds visually represent the frequency or importance of a word in a given text.   As you can see in President Obama's Inauguration speech that someone created a word cloud from.  Example:  President Obama's Inauguration Speech Created from Wordle


Word clouds can be used for educational and fun purposes.  You can place them on your blog, website, social networking site.  You can also print them automatically onto items: a great idea for making custom gifts - printing on T-shirts.   They are a fantastic tool to summarize large documents (reports, speeches, questionnaires, etc), as well as websites.
There are various websites available on the Internet to create word clouds.  Word clouds can be created from sentences, whole documents, web addresses and on some websites even from tables.


WORD CLOUD WEBSITES WE WILL VISIT/EXPLORE





Textorizer - made on
ToCloud




Happy Halloween


Halloween Fun!


1. Crossword: Halloween - Interactive - Halloween crossword puzzle

2. Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles. - Skeleton dance, Witch's Broom ride, Jack-o-lantern, Witch's Brew jigsaw puzzles 

3. Halloween Math Games -Scroll down the page to find a list of Interactive Halloween Math Games for Children.

4. Ghostly Crossword - Creepy Crossword puzzles

5. Halloween Checkers - You are the bats!  See if you can beat the pumpkins in this fun online checkers game!

6. Candy Cards - Halloween card matching game

7. Halloween Coloring Pages - choose from 23 different coloring pages you can do on the computer.

8. Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe Game - drop and drag tic-tac-toe game

9. Mystery Message Game - use the missing letters to make the mystery message.

10.  Pumpkin- I Spy Shapes  - Choose a pumpkin and make a Jack-o-lantern.

11.  Scary Spud - decorate a Scary Spud by dragging and dropping shapes

12. Lecky Goes Outdoors - help dress Lecky the Alien to go outdoors

13.  String the Beads - color and sequencing game

14.  Lecky's Friends - drag and drop activity

15.  Paw Park - alphabet matching game

Halloween Games - FUN!!! 
Symbaloo - add this mix to your account 
Halloween Music 
Halloween Hangman 
Word Search
Extreme Pumpkin Carving
Zombie Pumpkin
Zombie Letters 
Add photos and words to a jack o lantern - Animated
Carve a pumpkin - 1
Carve a pumpkin!
Online Pumpkin Carving 
Squigly's Halloween Activities and Games
Zombie Yourself 
Pumpkin Game
Scary Games  
Send a funny e-card with Jib Jab 
AHS Jib Jab - Mrs. James created
More Scary Games
Halloween Fun Games 
Pumpkin Carver 
Halloween Fun Facts

Drawing Online Tools

Today we will be exploring online drawing tools!

ABCya

Slimber

Draw.io

Tessellation Creator
 Pick a shape, size, colors and tesselate!

Shidonni – bring your drawings to life
Slimber.com is an online drawing application. It allows users to draw online, replay and save their drawings. Users can rate, comment and share drawings. The Most Rated drawings are rewarded by being featured on the home page.

Bomomo is an interesting drawing utility that creates images out of controlled chaos. Users select a drawing utility then the Bomomo program begins randomly drawing. Users can determine where the drawing starts with their computer's mouse. Users can also select general shapes and patterns to be drawn.

Crayola
Crayola's online drawing canvas provides students with a blank canvas on which they can draw using virtual markers, crayons, pencils, and paints. Drawings cannot be saved online, but they can be printed. Pre-K Teachers looking for coloring pages can create their own or have students create their own using Crayola's Create & Color tool. Create & Color provides templates for creating custom coloring pages. You can pick a background template and modify it by adding speech bubbles and pictures. Coloring pages cannot be saved online, but they can be printed.

FlamePainter


Coloring 4 All offers free printable coloring pages, online puzzles, and an online drawing board. The online drawing board can be used as a blank slate or children can select a picture to color. If puzzles are what you're after, Coloring 4 All offers customizable online jigsaw puzzles. To use the puzzles just select a picture then select the number of pieces you want the picture divided into. For the webmasters out there, Coloring 4 All makes many of their coloring pages and puzzles available for free re-use.

Draw Island
Draw Island is a free online tool for creating drawings and simple GIF animations. Draw Island offers you your choice of four canvas sizes on which you can draw. Draw Island offers two canvas sizes for creating simple GIF animations. To use Draw Island just head to the site and select a drawing tool. You can draw free hand (or should I say free mouse?) or select pre-defined shapes to use in your images. When you're done drawing just click the save button to download your drawing or animation.

FINAL 3b

Create a presentation on Google

--Slide 1 - name - animated text
--Slide 2 - animated gif's - atleast 2
--Slide 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  - Share five of your favorite Web tools that you learned about in class - that you did not know existed prior to enrolling in this course.  Go back and browse through your blog to refresh your memory. Include name of website, website address, and description of this tool and  how you will use it after you leave this course.
--Slide 8 -  thoughts of the course!
--Slide 9 - share two tools that we did not go over - that you think others would want to know about.
--Slide 10 - youtube video - over tool or class topic

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope to see you in future classes that I teach!


--Share link on blog, but do not allow editing - title it my final!

xtranormal - StoryTelling

Create an online movie!  If you can type, you can create a movie! xtranormal


My Presenation Practice

Click here to view!

3b - Review

Today we are going to create a presentation on Google - add animation - text and gif, and video!

You will share this with a classmate so you can both edit the presentation.

We are also going to compare and contrast Yahoo to Google!

Google Forms - we will also explore this as well.

Assignment 1 - post the link of the shared Presentation on your blog.

Assignment 2 - Explore Yahoo!

Assignment 3 - create a post - comparing/contrasting Yahoo - which do you like best?

Assignment 4 - Google Forms - we may not get to!




Final - 2b


2b - Final Day!


Task 2 - Create a presentation on Google

--Slide 1 - name - animated
--Slide 2 - animated gif's - atleast 2
--Slide 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  - Share five of your favorite Web tools that you learned about in class - that you did not know existed prior to enrolling in this course.  Go back and browse through your blog to refresh your memory. Include name of website, website address, and description of this tool and  how you will use it after you leave this course.
--Slide 8 -  thoughts of the course!
--Slide 9 - share two tools that we did not go over - that you think others would want to know about.
--Slide 10 - youtube video - over tool or class topic

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope to see you in future classes that I teach!


--Share link on blog, but do not allow editing - title it my final!


evite

Invitations - create an electronic invitation or thank you card!  Click here to get started.  You can also purchase party supplies on this website as well!  Invitees can RSVP to invitations.  You can also get party ideas from their blog and gift ideas! 



Monday, May 13


Today we will start with exploring
  • Google Calendar!

Complete Assignment - Refer to May 9 for assignment.




Animated Text

Create cool text for websites, Keynote or PowerPoint presentations!

CoolText

Thursday, May 9

Today's Topics:
  • Google Voice
    • Identify and explain Google Voice:
      • When would I use this?
      • How to use this feature?
      • How do I set up an account?  
        • Must download plugin 
  • Google Calendar
    • Create a new calendar
    • Share calendar
    • Add events/agenda 
    • Identify benefits of using Google Calendar 
  • Google Hangouts
    • Create a hangout with classmates 
  • Google Chat - one on one chat

ASSIGNMENT
Create a blog post about each of our topics!

One post per topic.

Google Hangout


Video chat with out to 9 friends!



Google Calendar

Create your Google Calendar


With Google Calendar, it’s easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place.




Google Voice

Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones -- a phone number that is tied to you, not to a device or a location. Use Google Voice to simplify the way you use phones, make using voicemail as easy as email, customize your callers' experience, and more.


Google Voice isn't a phone service, but it lets you manage all of your phones. Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines. There's nothing to download, upload, or install, and you don't have to make or take calls using a computer.

 
Google Voice will let you define which phones ring, based on who's calling, and even let you ListenInTM on voicemail before answering the call. We use smart technology to route your calls. So, if you're already on a Google Voice call, we'll recognize it and use call waiting to reach you on the phone you're on.



May 7

2b - finish your Toon Doo - you will have 20 minutes.

Today we are going to continue to explore Kerpoof - you have several tasks to complete.

Add your ToonDoo user name to the tab above on this blog.


May 7 - Kerpoof Studio

Kerpoof Studio


The Kerpoof website is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company. 

What is Kerpoof? The answer to that is not so simple. Kerpoof is all about having fun, discovering things, and being creative. Here are just a few ways that you can use Kerpoof:
  • Make artwork (even if you aren't good at drawing!)
  • Make an animated movie (really! it's easy!)
  • Earn Koins which you can trade for fun things in the Kerpoof Store
  • Tell a story
  • Make a drawing
  • Vote on the movies, stories, and drawings that other people have made 
Log on
Click How to Play

Watch the Movie Tutoria
  Make a Movie Learn how to make a movie using Kerpoof Animation Studio.

Click Tips and Tricks
  
ASSIGNMENT 1
Make a card - save it and include it on your blog post.

ASSIGNMENT 2
Make a drawing - save it and include it on your blog post

ASSIGNMENT 3
Make a picture - save it and include it on your blog post

ASSIGNMENT 4
Make a movie! - Take a snap shot and email it to bizteacherjames@gmail.com - send it to a friend!

ASSIGNMENT 5
Tell a story - save and include it on your blog post. (you may not get to this today)


Summarize this website and include examples.  Include the link.  HAVE FUN!!!!

Thursday, May 2

Today ToonDoo is up and running again! However, everything else is blocked once again. You will need to work very hard and finish up your ToonDoo story today.

ASSIGNMENT 1
Create a post for ToonDoo
  • Title of Post ToonDoo
  • Post Topic - explain Toondoo and its features - safesearch, books, comics, etc.
  • Add Picture
  • Add Link

ASSIGNMENT 2
Make sure that your profile is an actual TraitR

ASSIGNMENT 3 
Share your user name so members of the class and myself can find your toonbook!
Take a screen shot of your Profile - add a caption with your user name or somewhere by it!

ASSIGNMENT 4
Share the title of your book - you can for now take a screen shot of your book - so we can search your book by its title

ASSIGNMENT 5
Add link to your book onto your blog!


Explore Kerpoof!  Make a Movie!!! Send a Card!


Meez

Meez is an online website where you can create a 3-D, animated avatar. Customize your avatar with Meez 3D avatar avatars gameshair, clothing, accessories, gadgets and even animation - to express/represent yourself. I created an avatar using a computer and one cooking!  This is a very FUN website to create an animated avatar.  I had fun choosing hair, clothing and playing with all the animations.  You do recieve 2000 points when you save your avatar.   To earn points you may actually pay for them or play games to earn coins and cash!  You also receive gifts - which are worth points!  Visit your meez page daily and click Daily Boost - and you will receive points.

You can use your Meez just about anywhere you can use a digital image. Here's a few examples:

  • Instant Messaging
  • Personal & Professional Web Pages
  • Online Communities
  • Blogs
  • Bulletin Boards
  • Forums
  • Email
Meez

Tuesday - Activity 1

Primary Games





Explore Primary Games website - Create a blog post of all that this website has to offer - games, etc.  Please share your favorite - games/activities on this website.

Label your blog Primary Games - share the link and pictures!

Storybirds - Activity 2

"Storybirds" are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. It is a fun, collaborative, storytelling website. Users choose from art hosted on the site and build a story around those images that can then be shared with family and friends. The final product can be printed, watched on screen, or shared.

Activity: Find the lyrics to a favorite song or lines to a poem (remember to give credit to the artist/poet). Design a book using the artwork provided. Share your creation!  Visit Storybird here

ITS FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 26

Today you will create a story book! You must incorporate your own characters TOON DOO HAVE FUN! You should NOT get finished today!
Practicing

Netiquette

http://krebs.edublogs.org/netiquette/


Jog the Web

Jog the Web

JOG THE WEB is a web-based tool that allows anyone to create a synchronous guide to a series of web sites.
Its step by step approach of taking viewers through web sites allowing the author to annotate and ask guiding questions for each page is unique.

Little Bird Tales

Little Bird Tales


Wednesday, April 24 - ToonDoo

ToonDoo is a cool, comic-creating tool.   ToonDoo offers a unique array of free and customizable online games of educational value for users of all abilities.  You can  just drag-drop or click to create comic strips that express your views, opinions, angst or to just have fun, loads of it!
1.  Create an account - PLEASE DO THIS NOW
2.  We will then explore ToonDoo together
3.  Create a Traitor







Monday, April 22

Online Story Creators! and Comic Strip Builders - this week!!!!

Comix

 the free online comic strip maker!
Create an online comic strip using Comix! You can upload your own images or use images/objects that Comix offers. You can add backgrounds and borders as well.  Save, publish or print your comic strip!  More than three pages can be created.




ToonDoo

ToonDoo

ToonDoo is a unique way to get creative and expressive with comic strips. One can now create their own comic strips, share them with the rest of the world or insert them in their blogs with just a few clicks and drag-n-drops!
online comic strips creator websites

 

Bitstrips



Visit Bitstrips Here


Bitstrips is an easy to use comic building site. Students of all ages can use this webtool to create a comic cell, strip, or story and then share it with their peers or the world. The possibilities are endless with this simple to use website. You simply click on attributes of a character's build, pick the colors, the background, and add dialogue. It would be a fantastic tool to use with illustrating a scene from a novel, or even to help a student understand a complex theory such as gravity in science. Bitstrips is fun, free, and very useful as a teaching tool.

Activity: Think of a concept from one of your classes (Biology, Math, English, etc.) and use Bitstrips to illustrate and teach that concept!

Thursday

Today we are going to create a virtual flower bouquet and send it to someone special, make an online poll and take an online poll, and finally add a flag counter to our blogs! 

So a random and fun filled day as always!!!!!!!!

I hope you are having  a wonderful week!!!!!!!  Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Flag Counter

Flag Counter Website

Add a flag counter to the bottom of your blog!

Flowers 2 Mail

Send that special someone a bouquet of flowers for a special holiday - or for some other special occasion.

Create a bouquet of flowers!  Click here! and send it to someone special.



Quibblo



 
Quibblo online quizzes: Take fun quizzes; create quizzes, fun surveys, polls & personality quizzes. Make your own quiz for your blog or Facebook!




A Scored Quiz can have any number of questions with right and wrong answers, like a test. Create a "Scored Quiz" with at least 5 questions about a topic covered in one of your current classes. Post your quiz to your blog!


A Poll has a single opinion question with no right or wrong answer. Create a "Poll" and post this to your blog.




You can also create a story!  A single author story, a group story, or even a chain story where you pass your book to others to write the next chapter of your book - cook huh!!!