I'm always looking for great resources to create my daily lessons with and especially resources that my students can also use to create presentations other than Powerpoint. Today as I was perusing my Twitter feed, I found a site called Emaze. Emaze is a website that allows you to create some pretty cool presentations. It's very similar to Prezi but to me was much easier to navigate. Another cool feature is that you an upload an existing Powerpoint file and making it "emazing"! I really love the unique background as well including some that are really great for our K-1 folks. You can easily import photos, clipart, and videos as well. I could see this being used by students as a digital storytelling tool or just a way to demonstrate content knowledge in some way other than a traditional test. @emaze
Be sure to check out the Gotta Love Google Week on SimpleK12! Lots of great FREE resources for using Google in the classroom!
Youtube is a wonderful teaching resource but let's face it, sometimes what shows up around the video makes us cringe as teachers. That's why I use a wonderful website called Safeshare. With Safeshare you simply copy the youtube video URL and paste it into the Safeshare search box. Then Safeshare creates a link without the ads or other suggested videos showing up. Another great feature of Safeshare is that you are able to also download the video and audio to your computer and show it without internet connection. It's definitely a site worth checking out!!
I'm a 7th grade Reading teacher and a technology lover. During the 2011-2012 school year we implemented a BYOD initiative. I hope that you will find some helpful information here.