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  • 1. By Jennifer Boisvert August 28 and 29, 2013 East Greenbush Central School District 1st Annual Technology Forum East Greenbush, NY
  • 2.   How many of you use some form of technology in your classroom?  What types of technological tools do you integrate into your classroom?  What types of web tools do you integrate into your classroom? Technology
  • 3.  Vision of K-12 Students Vision of K-12 Students
  • 4.   Interactive and engaging activities used to enhance student learning. What are Learning Tools?
  • 5.   Discovery Enterprises, LLC (n.d.) defines them as “new ways of creating, collaborating, editing and sharing user-generated content online.” What are Web Learning Tools? Web 2.0 Tools. (n.d.). Retrieved August 27, 2013, from Discovery Enterprises, LLC: http://web2012.discoveryeducation.com/web20tools.cfm Image courtesy of Microsoft Clipart
  • 6.  Time Lines  Flipbooks  Wikis  Web Conferencing  Digital Storytelling  Avatars  Content Storage and Sharing  Content Sharing  Blogs  Word Clouds Learning Tools Image courtesy of Microsoft Clipart
  • 7.  Time Lines  What is it?  Display information in a timeline format  Text  Dates  Images  Tool:  Timerime (http://www.timerime.com)
  • 8.  Flipbooks  What is it?  An interactive book containing various information  Tool:  Flipsnack (http://www.flipsnack.com) Flipbook example
  • 9.  Wikis  What is it?  Web site containing information that can be added or changed by individuals  Tool:  Wikispaces (http://www.wikispaces.com)
  • 10.  Web Conferencing  What is it?  Conduct a meeting, training, or show a presentation using the Internet  Tool:  Join.me (http://www.join.me)
  • 11.  Digital Storytelling  What is it?  Digitally share stories  Tool:  Slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net)
  • 12.  Avatars  What is it?  Create animated movies using text  Tool:  Voki (http://www.voki.com/) Voki Example
  • 13.  Content Storage and Sharing  What is it?  Online storage of documents (text, audio, video, etc.)  Tool:  Dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com)
  • 14.  Content Sharing  What is it?  Digitally share presentations, images, and/or documents  Tool:  Slideshare (http://www.sideshare.net)
  • 15.  Blogs  What is it?  Online journal  Tool:  Edublogs (http://www.edublogs.org)
  • 16.  Word Clouds  What is it?  Visual representation of text  Horizontal  Vertical  Scattered  Tool:  Wordle (http://www.wordle.net)
  • 17.  Cartoons  What is it?  Animated videos and presentations  Cartoons  Tool:  PowToon  (http://www.powtoon.com/) PowToon Example Image courtesy of PowToon
  • 18.  Learning Tools Advantages  Free  Reach a large audience  Accessibility  Engaging  Ease of use Disadvantages  Free  Storage  Privacy settings  Accessibility  Students computer  Trial accounts  Internet advertising
  • 19.  K-12 Technology Resources Technology Integration Web Sites:  ESchoolNews  Edutopia  4Teachers.org Technology Conferences:  FETC: Orlando, FL (January 28-31, 2014)  Technologies in Education Conference: Saint Rose College, Albany, NY  Gaming in Education Conference: Albany area
  • 20.  K-12 Technology Resources Web 2.0 Resources:  101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers  Edudemic  Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012  Web site  Slidshare Grants and Funding:  SchoolGrants  Mouse.org  HP Technology for Teaching  ESchools
  • 21.  Why Integrate?  Why is it helpful to integrate some of these tools into the classroom:  Prepare students for careers, college, future, and other everyday tasks  Connect to various learning styles  Engage students and provide with hands-on approach  Technology surrounds us (bills, phones, household appliances, etc.)
  • 22.  Wrap-Up  Will your students benefit from any of these learning tools?  How will you use these tools in your classroom?
  • 23.  I’ll Leave You With This… Vision for Technology in K-12 Education
  • 24.  Questions Image courtesy of Microsoft Clipart
  • 25.  Contact Information SUNY Empire State College Nursing Program 113 West Ave. | Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Jennifer Boisvert: jennifer.boisvert@esc.edu