Technology Integration

...bringing 21st Century Skills to every student

Technology Tutorials and Resources

KSD Standard Software Tools

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KSD = Tutorial created by Kent School District staff

Assistive Technology
  • Co:Writer Tutorial From the first letter a student types, Co:Writer generates possibilities for the word the student is thinking. It also provides speech feedback and can be used with any word processing program
  • WYNN Tip Sheets WYNN Wizard provides optical character recognition (OCR), the ability to scan a printed page and convert it into electronic text. Speech synthesis enables this scanned text to be read aloud. WYNN Wizard can scan and read word processing, text files, and the Internet
  • MySignLinkan internet-based American sign language tool you can add to your browser. It allows you to see a sign, signed definition, or picture for many English words and phrases (a sign-language glossary tool)
Clicker5
  • Clicker Grids for LearningCrick Software, the maker of Clicker5, provides free downloads and support for this writing program
ImageBlender
  • KSD ImageBlender — this district Web site includes overviews of tools, features, and classroom ideas in addition to links to many online tutorials
Inspiration
Kid Pix
MS Student – Tutorial in Development
PhotoStory 3
  • KSD Microsoft PhotoStory 3  –  allows you to put still photos or images into a quick 'slideshow' type Media Player Movie. You can add narratives, music, effects, transitions, and more. It is easily saved to continue working on, or as a Windows Movie file
SchoolKIT ActivBook
UltraKey
  • KSD UltraKeydistrict standard keyboarding software application for grades 3 - 6
Using the Internet
  • KSD Internet for the Classroomlearn to use the Internet effectively to support student learning
  • American Library Association (ALA) ICONnectICONnect, a technology initiative of the American Library Association, offers online courses to help students, library media specialists, and teachers learn how to use the Internet. Basic and advanced courses are available
  • Global Connections Onlinethrough this self-paced, Web-based training program, K-12 teachers will receive the skills, knowledge, and ongoing support they need to effectively integrate the Internet into their existing curriculums
  • Fresno Pacific University School of Professional Studies links to online tutorials include the history of the Web, information on using search engines, using Boolean operators, and evaluating and citing Internet resources
  • Internet in Action: Web in the Classroom (Thirteen/WNET) Internet in Action is an online survey course developed by Thirteen/WNET in New York City. It offers classroom teachers an introduction to, and instruction in, the basic technological applications and skills they need to use the Internet effectively as an educational tool
  • Online Innovation Institute (OII) the Online Internet Institute (OII), a non-profit, standards-based organization, is committed to reshaping the nature of teaching and learning by helping educators and students use the Internet to improve achievement in the classroom. Through a combination of online and on-site collaborations, participants develop projects to use in their classrooms. Contains WebQuests and Web lessons
Windows Movie Maker