Miscellaneous Educational Resources
I send a lot of tech resources out to my staff on a regular basis, I post these on my blog as well. Enjoy.
Some great web resources:
- List of web 2.0 tools organized by learning goal: edtechteacher.org/index.
- Fresh off Kyle Steinkuhler's Twitter feed ... We got'em! Check out our great #socialstudies & #
history vetted sites ow.ly/1OXQ2g We got'em! ... bit.ly/QHaPB0 Speaking of Twitter... if you are not using Twitter to follow great educational resources... you are just missing out on the best PLN for educators.
- Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - 8 Useful and/or Fun Twitter Tools http://learninginhand.com/
- Algebra Lab includes well done lessons, activities, practice pages (online), study aids, glossary, and word problems: bit.ly/Uhw1DK
- Slide.ly Free Photo Slideshow online, awesome slide show maker with photos and music! http://slide.ly/ (This one does not allow you to download your shows, so use it where and if it fits for you.) I really think that Picasa and their slide shows are the best solution to many needs for teachers.
- New post: Use Evernote with Not-so-smart Phones goo.gl/fb/sR1Pa
- Web tools by subject and core content area: http://web20guru.
Did you know we have some great technology eBooks already downloaded and ready for you? They are on the O drive and are ready to load into your iBooks, Kendel, or any other device. O:\eBooks -Free Check them out!
Some Google Resources:
- Getting Alerts When Google Docs are Edited by using WatchDoc googlegooru.com/how-
- Here is how you can get alerts when your Google Spreadsheet changes: Setting notifications
- The Google Chrome Tasks Extension.....You really should check this one out. bit.ly/SM8x8t
- Accessibility options in Google Apps: The power of Bionics
- The YouTube Team just announced a new Digital Citizenship Curriculum for YouTube. Make sure to check out the lessons and resources that they have to help you teach your students how to be responsible citizens in the age of YouTube.
- Become A Google Apps Ninja this classroom activity also created a great Google apps resource: ISB Google Apps Ninja Training Center
iPads, apps, iBooks and more IOS stuff:
- If you have never tried an iBook... then this should be your first one!
- This is a great iBook for staff (and students). The Student Guide to iPads & iOS 6 - itun.es/i6Dp789
- Wanna see a really cool gadget for the iPhone or iPod Touch? This would allow you to record lectures or make your own documentary without a cameraman. http://www.swivl.
- I know educreations http://www.
educreations.com/ has an awesome iPad interactive whiteboard program ... but there are a few others that may be worth checking out. Hot off the Twitter feed from a classroom teacher I know ... Couldn't be more excited that ShowMe sent out an update to allow student accounts! Awesome news! Checkout the ShowMe app here.
- I know I have mentioned this tool before... and Josh Murtaugh just gave a presentation on this in the MS, which generated a lot of interest (Thanks Josh!) but if you have not looked at this teaching tool for the iPad carts... now is the time. It's Called Nearpod. It allows you to lock your class of iPads into your lesson. It tells you if students are on task and watching your lesson. Check out nearpod now: http://www.nearpod.com/ The basic version is free: http://www.nearpod.com/
- This one is free for limited time, normally $4.99. If you use quizlet, it can pull right from your cards online, as do many apps. Check out A+ Flashcards for iPhone and iPadhttps://itunes.apple.com/
us/app/a+-flashcards-pro/ id395248242?mt=8 (I know Janelle Coady had sent something out on this several weeks ago too, but it's worth mentioning again. Especially if you use Quizlet, which is a great free site!)