Technology Tool Scenarios

Work alone, with a partner or in a small group to explore technology tools that you may not be aware of to determine their applicability in education and to develop ideas for some potential projects in your content area or across the curriculum. Click on this file to open a Word document with a template for you to track your work - Technology Tool Scenario Sheet TEMPLATE.doc. Save it with the name of the tech tool that you are researching. Once you've received your assignment, start working. When you have completed your Technology Tool Scenario Sheet for your assigned tool/s, please post them on that tool's page. You can find the tool's page on this Wikispace by clicking on the name in the table below. Below is a list of possible tools to explore. If you find additional tools, please insert them in alphabetical order in a row in the table below:
Researcher/s
What Does the Tool Let You Do?
Tech Tool

Create online videos from still images with background music to bring learning to life
Animoto

Create online Comic strips
Bitstrips for Schools

Animate graphic images
Blabberize

Write an online journal
Blogs

Be a reporter
Cover It Live

Use an online whiteboard for drawing
and collboration
Dabbleboard

Bookmark your favorties on the Web
and share them with others
Delicious

Bookmark your favorties on the Web
and share them with others
Diigo

Access an amazing array of resources including videos, interactive labs, lesson plans, etc. provided free of charge by the CT State Department of Education
Discovery Ed Middle School Science

Use pictures to tell a story
Flickr Tell a Story

Poster yourself
Glogster

Make animated characters, direct your
own characters, and watch others'
creations
GoAnimate

Collaborate and share online documents
Google Docs

Map the world
Google Earth

Discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories took place
Google Lit Trips

Become a video editor
JayCut

Create a Web site by filling in a text box
Jottit

Visit Connecticut's virtual library
iConn

Build a "kid safe" blog for elementary
and middle school students
Kidblog

Help others learn how to use Google's search engine
Let Me Google That For You

Create small URLs from large ones
Linkyy

Movie Maker
Movie Maker

Create online slide shows
PhotoPeach

Edit photos and graphics with ease
Picnik

Collaborate in an online document
PiratePad

Create presentations live and on the
Web
Prezi

Develop a tabbed URL with links for
up to 15 Web sites
Share Tabs

Make fast, easy online surveys
SurveyMonkey

Find K-12 lesson plans, primary source
materials and other resources
Thinkfinity

Send messages in 140 characters
or less
Twitter

Put together multi-media online
collaborative presentations
Voice Threads

Post electronic notes on a colorful wall
WallWisher

Design Web sites with pages, files
and links
Wikispaces

Create beautiful word clouds
Wordle

Become a movie maker
Xtranormal

Make fast, easy online surveys
Zoomerang

More Tech Tools

For many more technology tools, check out the following:

Example of a Completed Tech Tool Scenario