Top ten tips for using technology in the classroom



Photo and Video Tools


Here are a few of the tools that are online and available for a person to access for use as a visual tool:

Photo and Video Tools

Web address

What does it do?

Flickr
www.flickr.com
Photo hosting website where people upload, tag, and store their photos, share them with others, and browse images
Jing
www.jingproject.com
Allows users to snap a picture or make a quick video and share it
Microsoft Photosynth
http://photosynth.net
Takes a collection of photos, analyzes them for similarities, and displays them in a reconstructed 3d space
Photobucket
http://photobucket.com
A video site that provides free, web-based versions of Adobe's video remix and editing tools.
Photoshop
www.photoshop.com
Free version of Adobe's photo-editing toolkit available for online for users to upload, organize, edit, and share photos online.
Photo Story
Photo Story
Microsoft's free software that allows users to create a presentation from digital photos with narration, effects, transitions, and music.
Picasa
http://picasa.google.com
Google's software for organizing and editing digital photos, for use on your computer.
SlideShare
www.slideshare.net
A website to share presentations; users can upload, view, and share their work, and have it converted to flash for viewing.
TeacherTube
www.teachertube.com
A public video sharing website similar to YouTube for teachers to share videos and tutorials online.
Ustream
www.ustream.tv
A web streaming site that lets people broadcast their own channels on their own or other site.
VoiceThread
www.voicethread.com
A collaborative, multimedia slideshow site that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in a variety of ways.
Windows Live Movie Maker
Windows Live Movie Maker
A downloadable video creating and editing software that is a part of Microsoft's Windows Live.
YouTube
www.youtube.com
Public video sharing website.

Professional Development Activity: Read Chapter 6 in the book Web 2.0 How-To for Educators and explore the web resources here in the wiki. Create a post for discussion with a specific example of how your students could use Photo or Video tools to tell a story.