SASD Technology Mentor Mary Liz Towne

Mary Liz Towne, NBCT

Eighth Grade Social Studes

Reading

Farnsworth Debate Coach

Farnsworth Middle School
Room # 206

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SMART File "Bugs Bite" for workshop

Tutorial Smart Notebook 7.0

Classroom Web Page - Farnsworth Middle School

Ideas to Show What You Know

Create a Series of Word Clouds

Wordle – http://www.wordle.net
ABCya Word Cloud – http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm
Imagechef – http://www.imagechef.com/ic/word_mosaic/
Tagxedo – http://www.tagxedo.com/

Write and Illustrate an eBook

Storyjumper – http://www.storyjumper.com/
ePubBud – http://www.epubbud.com/new.php
Titkatok – https://www.tikatok.com/
PBS Mash Up Story – http://pbskids.org/writerscontest/make-a-mashup.php
Storybird – http://storybird.com/
Kerpoof Storybook – http://www.kerpoof.com/#/activity/storybook

Artsicam Picture Book Maker – http://www.artisancam.org.uk/flashapps/picturebookmaker/picturebookmaker.php?PHPSESSID=8214006849223e7a03dbb8b4a20c30a5

Draw or Paint a Picture

Kerpoof Draw – http://www.kerpoof.com/#/activity/draw
odosketch – http://sketch.odopod.com/

Make Comic Strip

Make Beliefs Comix – http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/
ToonDo – http://www.toondoo.com/

Do an Animation

GoAnimate – http://goanimate.com/
Sketchfu – http://sketchfu.com/draw
Stage’d – http://stagedproject.com/comic
Scratch – http://scratch.mit.edu/
Doink – http://www.doink.com/ (need to be 13 years old or older)
Xtranormal – http://www.xtranormal.com/ (need to be 13 years old or older)

Create a Data Visualization

Create a Graph – http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx
Many Eyes – http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/

Create a “Media” Presentation (must include at two different types of media – photo, images, audio)

Prezi – http://prezi.com/
Glogster – http://edu.glogster.com/
Animoto – http://animoto.com/

Keep a Blog

Kidblog – http://kidblog.org/
Edublog – http://edublogs.org/

Make a Game

Playcrafter – http://www.playcrafter.com/flash/#destination=Workshop
Sharendipity – http://www.sharendipity.com/
Game Boards – http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/gameboard.htm

Make a Timeline

Dipity – http://www.dipity.com/
Timetoast – http://www.timetoast.com/

Make a Google Earth Trip

Download Google Earth – http://earth.google.com/
Google Lit Trip – http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html
Google Earth Education Community -http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/dherring/ge/googleearth.htm

Make an Online Quiz

MyStudiyo – http://www.mystudiyo.com/

Compose a Musical Composition

Aviary Myna – http://aviary.com/tools/audio-editor?utm_source=aviaryeducation&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=edu
Audacity – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Make an Audio-Media Message

VoiceThread – http://voicethread.com/
Blabberize – http://blabberize.com/
Woices – http://woices.com/
Voki – http://www.voki.com/

Create an Infographic

Best InfoGraphics for Social Studies & History http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/teaching-with-infographics-social-studies-history-economics/

Teaching With Infographics | Places to Start = http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/23/teaching-with-infographics-places-to-start/?partner=rss&emc=rss
Seeing the Future! A Guide to Visual Communication http://www.howtoons.com/?page_id=1455

Make a Book Trailer

How to Make a Book Trailer – http://www.booktrailersforreaders.com/How+to+make+a+book+trailer
Book Trailers – Movies for Literacy Examples – http://www.homepages.dsu.edu/mgeary/booktrailers/default.htm

Create a Stop Motion Animation

Claymation and Stop Motion in the Classroom http://sites.google.com/site/movies2bmade/
The ClayAnimator – http://clayanimator.com/english/menu.html

Create a Technology Enhanced Scavenger Hunt

SCVNGR – http://www.scvngr.com/

Code Scavenger Hunt Example – http://scls.typepad.com/techbits/2010/06/the-qr-code-scavenger-hunt.html; QR

Code Generator from the ZXing Project – http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/

Create an Mobile App

App Inventor for Android – http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/about/
iSites – http://isites.us.

Organize and Film Flash Mob Performance

Examples at http://mashable.com/2010/06/20/flash-mob-videos/

Build a Project in a 3D Virtual Environment

Greenbush Grid – http://grid.greenbush.us/portal/
Reaction Grid – http://reactiongrid.com/

Information modified from User Generated Education http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/

 

Personal Experience Technology Skills

Education
B.S. Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin, 1986

M.S. Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1994

Certificates
National Board Certified Teacher, 2001

Re-Certification National Board Certified Teacher, 2011-2021 Early Adolescent Generalist

Colonial Wiliamsburg, Teacher Leader

Interests
Family - Travel - Learning - Digital world meets the Classics - Social Justice & Equity - Best Practices in Education

Pretty good at:


Mac OS & iLife applications

MS Office applications

Creating curricular activities with digital media

Notebook & other curricular software


Here are some of my favorite websites:

Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoon Index

http://www.cagle.com/

 

 

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