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Technology Resources

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Technology Resources

Teachers and Staff:

Please use this page to learn about new technology resources available to you. Included below is a description of some of these resources and how they can be used in the classroom.


Creating an audio file that can include pictures, text, slides, and animation. This file can be played and "broadcast" to others through our school website or other public websites (such as Itunes).

Our school has the software for a program called "Audacity" which will allow for quick and easy to create Podcasts for you and your students. If you are interested I can load that software on your computers and show you how to use it. All of our mobile labs have built in microphones for recording podcasts. Also listed below are some useful websites to create and broadcast websites. All of these resources are open and free to register and use.
Picasa (available free from Google)

CLRN (State Resource):

This website, funded by the State of California, has teaching and learning materials for all California State Standards: This website is packed with great resources, including a utility that allows you to search for educational resources by standard and the option of joining a network of other educators using the same resources.
Online Writing and Collaboration:

There are many free writing and organizational tools available to educators and students. These tools can help students organize and publish their work in unique and creative ways and are appropriate to our student's abilities and skill levels.
This is an online brainstorming and collaborative tool similar to Inspiration. It is free and easy to use for planning and organizing assignments, projects, and writing.
Also allows you to create flowcharts, diagrams, etc
Is a free add-on for the internet browser Firefox, which allows for better searching of images (Yahoo Images or Google Images).
Academic quizzes and games for students that are engaging, standards-based, and appropriate for our learners.
Can create online newsletter and publishing tools. Similar to Microsoft Publisher but web-based.
This has interactive timelines for all disciplines available for use. It is free to use and the timelines are accurate and indepth.
Students and teachers can post documents, pictures, videos and can leave audio comments and leave notes on the different slides. Useful for collaborating and brainstorming ideas within groups.

Assistive Technologies:

These tools help students who may have difficulty processing auditory or written text.

Wordtalk- This is a document reader download through Microsoft Word and Outlook. Students can highlight portions of Word/Outlook Documents and the computer will read the text to the student.
Storybee- This website has audio versions of many well known stories. The stories are listed by age group from K-12.
BookAdventure: This website has supportive online quizzes and recommended reading lists for students based on interest and reading ability.

This download (available from Apple soon) will have voice recognition abilities for documents and reading email and websites for students.

Start to Finish Books by Don Johnston
These books have a computer component with the text appearing on the computer screen. Students can have the computer read to them, with them, copy and paste what they are hearing for notes, and create notes using the computer book. They are available in all the core content areas but cost about $100.

If you want to translate online resources into Spanish for parents or ELLs: from, click on “language tools” (just under the search bar), enter the text or website you want to translate, and a rough translation will come out automatically.

Wikis and Blogs:

These are useful for students to publish their learning either through journal entries or formal written assignments. A wiki is an online community of a small group to millions. All of the members of the community can edit and add information to the wiki.

A blog is a more personal online journal. This can be useful for individual posting of assignments, and sharing news or announcements with a group of readers.

The blog and wiki resources listed below are free to use. All you need is an email account to register.

Multiple Tools:

Some websites allow you to create, share, and save different types of documents and more on line. This means that your documents are available to you anywhere you go, as long as you have access to the Internet. One of the most important features is that you may make these documents available to a group of people for editing and collaborating thus saving time (less meetings), and working faster.


Social Bookmarking - You may save webpages, articles on the net and have them available anywhere. You may share your precious findings and share them with others. You may also search by keywords.

File Storage/Sharing - This website allows you to upload files (up to 1 GB) to it so you can store and share them if needed.

Vocabulary Enhancement/Test Creation - Create vocabulary exercises/different types of tests on line for your students in any subject. Have them take it and practice. They will be retested only on those questions they got wrong.

Visual Dictionary - Online graphical dictionary!

Keyboarding - Practice your keyboarding skills and have your students do the same!

File Converter - Convert files from one format to another for free!

Learn Languages - Learn up to 8 different languages with native pronunciation.

Photo Editing - Powerful editing tools for your pictures

Web 2.0 - Find hundreds of new applications on line


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