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Software and Web 2 Tools at BCS

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 This is a list of all software supplied by Brunswick City Schools and unblocked on every computer.   Click on the name of the software for information about the program.  Click on a name in the "Who Can Help" column to send questions by email.  

What It Is

What It Does

Who Can Help

Assessment Tools

Aimsweb/DIBELS (K-5) RTI tool for Reading & Math Sandy Yasch
NWEA Maps (6-8) RTI tool for Reading & Math Donna Amato
ProgressBook Grades & Report Cards

Nancy Duelley

Audio Capture


Capture audio to insert in SmartNotebook files, for podcasting to the internet, for narrating movies, etc.

Kathy Collins 

Audio/Visual Capture Tools

Snag-It Capture and annotate still & video images Cari Reisinger 
Jing Capture and annotate still & video images from the web  
WebCam Capture live audio/visual with laptop cameras Wayne Gerchak 


wikis manage group projects or information Christy Sinko   Kristen Luckas 
blogs share ideas and resources in conversational style Veronica Balogh 
GoogleDocs powerful shared productivity tools (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, etc.) Alicia Chamberlain

Data Analysis

MS Excel simple or sophisticated

Francesca Settanni 

Kathy Collins


create-a-graph displays data in elementary graphs Sherry Haibach 


Gaggle.net (gr. 6-12) email accounts for students Kathy Verhest
MS Outlook email accounts for faculty Kathy Verhest

File Management

File Converters change file types for compatibility Rita Miller 
WebFolders directions on how to setup your home or laptop computer to access school files Roger West


Atomic Learning brief video tutorials for all types of software Pat Ravas 
iSafe up-to-date information on internet safety Donna Amato
Google Maps maps to anywhere

Tina Kirkland, Cathy Lee Peffer, & Divina Minch 

Google Reader/RSS collect and review selected internet resources from RSS feeds Rita Miller 
Renzulli (gr. K-8) differentiates resources based on student interests and skill level Sherry King

Maps (Semantic)

Freemind simple mindmapping software  
dabbleboard intuitive web 2.0 tool for writing on interactive whiteboards  

Online Databases

CoolIris visual images Amy Poole 
Google Earth satellite imagery, cultural data - includes land, oceans and universe Bev Musil 
SIRS school appropriate articles - lexiled  


MS PowerPoint classic productivity tool Mike Sponseller 
VoiceThread audio/video/visual web 2.0 tools  


Jog-the-Web guide web surfing  
Zotero (requires Firefox) Firefox extension to help you collect, manage and cite your research sources. Michele Kuhar


GeoGebra create math simulations (see Math 24:7 for samples made by other teachers)

Sandi Sturgill

Math 24:7 screencast math simulations to the web  

Social Bookmarking

del.icio.us find and share your bookmarks from any internet-connected computer Alicia Chamberlain

Video Production

kerpoof! movie-making for primary students  
MovieMaker use still and video images to create digital movies/stories Pat Ravas 
PhotoStory3 use still and video images to create digital movies/stories Christen Marcu

Video Conferencing

dimdim free service enables real-time, face-to-face, screensharing, whiteboard sharing conferences  
Skype internet voice and video phone calls Deb Crider 

Video Streaming

Learn360 educational videos "on demand" (like United Streaming) Sherry Haibach 
teachertube teacher created videos Barb Hasselbusch 
ustream free video streaming service  

Web Browsers

Firefox Open source browser; use add-ons to personalize how it works  
Internet Explorer standard Windows browser  


Comic Life
write, create in graphic novel format Sandi Sturgill
MS Word standard word processing tool Kathy Collins 


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