You no longer need to bring a flash drive to school with you, or have Mrs. Cadran e-mail your files home. As of January, 2013, StMM now offers iFolders. You can now save and share files that you work on at school,
and get them at home.
This link takes you directly to the iFolders page. Log in with the same user name and password you use to get into the computer at school (the one that you may write on your password card). From there, you can upload any file you are working on and get it at home, at school, and anywhere with an Internet connection.
Link to iFolders is here. (Link URL: https://ifolder.stmm.net/ifolder/)
There are so many wonderful Web 2.0 tools that are available to help you with your schoolwork. A selected list is below. If you want to work with one of these, but aren't sure how, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that parental consent may be required for registration, and that it is the responsibility of each user to know and understand the privacy policies and management of each program. All programs have privacy policies that should be available on their web site.
Animoto – Fully customizable slideshow maker
Bitstrips – Create and edit comics online
Create-A-Graph – Learn graphing fundamentals
Diigo – A bookmarking site that helps students find the links you prefer they use for assignments
Edmodo – Comprehensive classroom interface allows students to collaborate, post, share information, within a safe environment
Linoit – Online corkboard/message board creator
Kerpoof – Tools for animation, movie creation, and drawing
Kidblog – Create safe, secure online blogs your students can use for class discussions
Moodle - Online classroom learning platform
Storybird – Create beautiful stories with pre-drawn professional artwork
PB Works – Wikis for students/classroom activities
Popplet – A brainstorming and mind mapping tool
Primary Wall – Web-based sticky note tool for schools
Quizlet – Create online quizzes and flash cards
Timetoast – Create and share timelines on the Web
Twiducate – Online social media for students
Voki – Text to speech generator
Wallwisher – Create online “walls” students can post to. Secure access requires teacher approval for posting
Wordle – Create beautiful word clouds from text
ZimmerTwins – Online movie creator just for elementary students
- MyTyping Practice webpage gives you a drill in using the whole alphabet right from the start. You see a letter, you type it, another appears, and you type that. Any mistake gets signaled immediately, and you just have to type the correct letter. After 30 seconds, you get told how many letters you have typed. This encourages students to try again and improve their speed.
http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/games/frieda/frieda.html Highflying skateboarder encourages students to type three and four letter words.
http://www.typeonline.co.uk/lesson1.html A structured online touch-typing course to be used for keyboarding practice. Good for motivated individuals looking to develop keyboard skills at their own pace.
http://vms.schoolloop.com/keyboarding These 18 lessons include ergonomics, letters, numbers, and punctuation. Feedback on speed and accuracy is provided. Color cues serve as reminders of correct fingering.
http://sense-lang.org/typing/ This web site provides keyboarding instruction using the languages and keyboard layouts of 15 different countries. The practice bar scrolls and the background color is adjustable. Another unique feature is the ability to type or paste any text into the practice window, and to have that text become the scrolling practice. Try this week's vocabulary or spelling words and practice keyboarding and spelling at the same time!
- This site does come with some advertisements.