ATA Beginning Teachers' Conference

Step Away from the Textbook: Digital Content for Your Classroom from 2Learn.ca

Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 2014

Highlights of the Session

What digital content is freely available to you and how can you use it successfully in your instructional practices? Join us and learn about instructional strategies to effectively use online interactives and apps to scaffold instruction for all students, engaging them individually and in groups, and providing students with diverse ways to construct their learning.

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Mouse Party - "Take a look inside the brains of mice on drugs! Every drug has its own unique molecular mechanism. You'll learn how these various drugs disrupt the synapse to make the user feel high." [site] site annotation for Mouse Party

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/mouse/


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Interactive Folio: Romeo and Juliet - This interactive version of Romeo and Juliet will make the play a breeze to read. There are numerous links in every act that explain Shakespearean words and provide pictures and videos to help you get a visual of what is happening. site annotation for Interactive Folio: Romeo and Juliet

http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/folio/folio.html


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Automotivator -  A simple image tool where you can upload your own image/photo and add a slogan or statement below it. You can then print your own motivational poster. site annotation for Automotivator

http://wigflip.com/automotivator/


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Where are the Children? - Through this online book, you can explore the history of Canadian aboriginal children who were sent to residential schools. site annotation for Where are the Children?

http://wherearethechildren.ca/


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Wumpa's World - Explore Wumpa's world and the many activities, including stories and legends. Learn about Inuit tradition and practices. site annotation for Wumpa's World

http://wumpasworld.treehousetv.com/live/wumpa3/WumpaWorld.html


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ThingLink for the iPad -  "Make your images come alive with private video, notes, or even music from YouTube. Use ThingLink to instantly add video and text to images. Create interactive photos. Share images. ThingLink introduces a new, richer way to share the world through... site annotation for ThingLink for the iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/thinglink/id647304300?ls=1&mt=8


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Thinglink for Android -  "Make your images come alive with private video, notes, or even music from YouTube. Use ThingLink to instantly add video and text to images. Create interactive photos. Share images. ThingLink introduces a new, richer way to share the world... site annotation for Thinglink for Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thinglink.android


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Thinglink -  This amazing tool allows you to tag a selected image or video with web content, including video, sound, images and web links. site annotation for Thinglink

http://www.thinglink.com/


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Piktochart -  How can you start using infographics with your classroom? Check out Tour - Why use Infographics? Then, click on Tour - Education to check out the education packages available. site annotation for Piktochart

http://piktochart.com/


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Zooming In...Alberta's Regions - From Learn Alberta, click on various regions of the map and hotspots to learn all about the flora and fauna of the physical regions of Alberta. site annotation for Zooming In...Alberta's Regions

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/sszi/en/index.html


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Kaizena (Voice Comments): Chrome Web App -  Simply highlight and speak to give feedback. This can be used by teachers reviewing students' work, or by students who are peer editing. This works with Google Documents. site annotation for Kaizena (Voice Comments): Chrome Web App

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kaizena-voice-comments/lhiccpgcnopcjjdobhoddnplkebplfaj


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Storming Juno - This amazing site is a visual and audio journey into the storming of Juno Beach on D-Day in 1944. You wll find clips of the docu-drama created about the event as well as numerous interviews and interactive elements. site annotation for Storming Juno

http://www.stormingjuno.com/#/intro


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Letters From The Trunk - Letters From the Trunk is a completely interactive web site that takes you through a virtual train station located in Western Canada. The station contains historical letters, maps, posters and images that are brought to life in a multimedia rich environment. site annotation for Letters From The Trunk

http://www.ataoc.ca/


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A Journey into Time Immemorial - This is an amazing virtual exhibit that contains interactive demonstrations of Sto:lo traditional life and video interviews with today's elders. Take a guided tour of a traditional village to learn about daily activities. site annotation for A Journey into Time Immemorial

http://www.sfu.museum/time/en/flash/


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SafeShare.TV - Safe share not only removes all extra content around the video being shown/shared but also removes the intro commercials that you sometimes see at the beginning of the video. site annotation for SafeShare.TV

http://safeshare.tv/


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Movenote for Google Drive -  This Chrome app pulls your favorite content from whatever source you want. You can record video with your computer, tablet or smartphone and sync it to your content. site annotation for Movenote for Google Drive

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/movenote-for-google-drive/cncockmkadmineiddbpnakjabfdpldhd


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Videolicious - iOS app -  "You choose the content, and Videolicious does the rest—combining your video clips, photos, and sound to make a powerful, professional-quality video…without the work." (site) (Free for personal and student use.) site annotation for Videolicious - iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/videolicious/id400853498?mt=8


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How Van Gogh Made His Mark - This site takes you through how Van Gogh developed his unique style of painting and gives you the chance to try it out yourself. In the "Out of Line" section you can learn about line, value and other choices that can be made to strengthen visual impact. site annotation for How Van Gogh Made His Mark

http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/interactives/art-trek/how-van-gogh-made-his-mark


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Nova: Explore Darwin's Galapagos - Explore the Galapagos Islands in an array of images and video, and read Darwin's account of his visit or listen to a biologist's description of what Darwin saw. site annotation for Nova: Explore Darwin's Galapagos

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/assets/swf/1/galapagos/galapagos.swf


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Power and Elegance: Cantonese Opera - Visit this online exhibit to learn how Cantonese Opera combines music, theatre, acrobatics and the martial arts. There are many audio clips to listen as you move through the sections. site annotation for Power and Elegance: Cantonese Opera

http://www.civilization.ca/operacantonais/index-e.shtml


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Educreations Interactive Whiteboard for iPad -  This iOS app "is a recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. Students and colleagues can replay your lessons in any web browser, or from within our... site annotation for Educreations Interactive Whiteboard for iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/educreations-interactive-whiteboard/id478617061?mt=8


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Big Huge Labs -  Note: Read Terms of Use - 13 years+. "Welcome! We have a lot of fun stuff to play with like our Motivational Poster maker, Magazine Cover maker, Warholizer, and much more! Play as much as... site annotation for Big Huge Labs

http://bighugelabs.com/


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ABCya Animate for the iPad -  ABCya! Animate is a creative tool for children to make and share animations on iPad! site annotation for ABCya Animate for the iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/abcya-animate/id682094850?mt=8


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Strip Designer for the iPad -  "Be creative wherever you go. With Strip Designer you can create your own personal comic strip right on your iPhone or iPad. Add photos from your photo album or draw your own sketches.... site annotation for Strip Designer for the iPad

http://www.vividapps.com/Strip_Designer/index.html


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Book Creator for the iPad -  Create your own books using images, drawings, text, handwriting, videos, and audio recordings. There is a recording feature for narration. You can include pictures and videos from your... site annotation for Book Creator for the iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/book-creator-for-ipad/id442378070


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Sock Puppets for the iPad -  "Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice."... site annotation for Sock Puppets for the iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/sock-puppets/id394504903?mt=8


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Little Bird Tales - iOS app -  With audio recording available, this Web 2.0 tool allows your students to capture their voice and imagination and share them with friends and teachers. There are also free and cost... site annotation for Little Bird Tales - iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/little-bird-tales-easy-digital/id517996494?mt=8


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Voice Note - Chrome Extension -  This extension offers text input via speech. "All you need is a microphone and the correct pronunciation...Select the language...Click on microphone and speak...Click "done" to select all to copy. You can drag the selected text with the mouse... site annotation for Voice Note - Chrome Extension

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/voicenote-speech-to-text/hfknjgplnkgjihghcidajejfmldhibfm?...


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The Flash Mind Reader Game - Can you figure out how this flash mind reader works? Try to see the math. If you are stumped, try reading the help file. site annotation for The Flash Mind Reader Game

http://www.flashlightcreative.net/swf/mindreader/


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ABCya-Animate -  With AnimateStar, kids can learn the basics of animation using a simple 40 frame interface. Animations can be as short as 2 frames or as long as 40 frames. You can even save your work.  site annotation for ABCya-Animate

http://www.abcya.com/animate.htm


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Photosynth -  Photosynth is a Microsoft tool that allows you to "capture your world in 3D". "Photosynth offers two styles for creating immersive 3D experiences: synths and panoramas." Upload your pictures and let Photosynth create your 3D experience. site annotation for Photosynth

http://photosynth.net/


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Photosynth for the iPad -  "Photosynth for iOS is the panorama creation app that makes it easy and fun to capture and share interactive panoramas of the places, people, and events that are important to you. Using the latest in computer vision techniques, you can create... site annotation for Photosynth for the iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photosynth/id430065256?mt=8


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Tuxpi.com -  "Make your pictures more lively, apply fancy effects and create real eye-catchers with this collection of easy to use photo effects. All photo tools on this site are browser based, very simple to use and can be combined with each other." (s... site annotation for Tuxpi.com

http://www.tuxpi.com/


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Vocaroo -  Vocaro is a voice recording service that features simplicity and user friendliness. It allows you to easily record your voice and share it with others via email or you can download the file (see the link at the bottom of the page). site annotation for Vocaroo

http://vocaroo.com/


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Little Bird Tales -  This Web 2.0 tool allows your students to capture their voice and imagination and share them with friends and teachers. There are also free and cost lesson templates with ideas for a variety of core subjects. site annotation for Little Bird Tales

http://littlebirdtales.com


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Doodlecast Pro for the iPad -  "Doodlecast Pro is the easiest way to create presentations on your iPad. The app records your voice as you draw to create quick presentations. Doodlecast Pro saves videos to the camera roll making it easy to import them into popular video editors... site annotation for Doodlecast Pro for the iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/doodlecast-pro/id469486202?mt=8


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Book Creator for Android -  This Android app provides a simple way to create your own ebooks on tablets. Examples might include: children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals or text... site annotation for Book Creator for Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.redjumper.bookcreator