Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Odiogo- Convert Text to Speech Podcasts!

Turn your text into audio broadcasts! Your text entries can instantly turn into high-quality audio, creating a platfom accessible to all audiences.  All of my posts are now "human-like" recordings that can be downloaded onto your iPod and MP3 players.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Use Voicethread to Give your Students a Voice!

Are you looking for a place where your students can upload their digital stories and multimedia content for collaboration and feedback? Use Voicethread, a secure place where one can collaborate and share valuable content like digital stories, screencasts, videos, and multimedia presentations.  Using this tool enables you to narrate your stories and invite others to provide feedback via text, video and audio comments. As a person who provides commentary, you can provide annotation as well. You can also use the content offline or embed the content your created on websites and blogs.

For educational purposes make sure you use the following url:

Click on the link below to learn more about voicethread!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Create Online eMagazines and eBooks For FREE with YUDU

Use this website to upload slideshows, audio and .pdf files to create eMagazines and eBooks for free! Imagine acquiring a digital library of student created, published works. This site will allow you to embed these books on blogs also.  Here is an example:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mobile Tools For Teaching And Learning

Check out this SlideShare Presentation: Imagine using Smartphones in the classroom!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Don't Forget About Thinkfinity!

Verizon Foundation partnered with organizations like the Smithsonian, International Reading Association, National Geographic, NCTM, just to name a few, to provide a web portal for thousands of resources for teachers and students.  Using the search engine on the home page will enable you to customize your search!  If you are interested in hosting a workshop, this district has two Thinkfinity Certified Trainers!

Lee y Seras: Early Reading Strategies en Espanol

Verizon and the National Council of La Raza partnered with Scholastic to create Lee y Seras, a website to empower parents to prepare their children for "reading, learning and life".  This interactive website available in English and Spanish, gives parents and community members great tools and excellent resources.  Also included, are videos, podcasts, videos, and community leader guides.