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  • 2012 My Top 10 Tools

    1. 1. 10 Tech Tools You Need toTackle Classroom ChallengesDr. Howie DiBlasi“Emerging Technologies Evangelist” Digital Journey Presentation : 2012 TWITTER: hdiblasi howie@frontier.net 1
    2. 2. Conference Links:Tools For The Classroomwww.drhowie.comTWITTER: hdiblasiSkype: durangodirector 2
    3. 3. 10 Tech Tools You Need toTackle Classroom Challenges 3
    4. 4. www.drhowie.com 4
    5. 5. FAST & Furious !! 5
    6. 6. • Cathy: WOW! Lots of Comments great things here!• Buck: physics with Legos... who knew! • Lambek: Thank you for• Catherine: How does all the inspiration - it is a he have time to great gift! check all of these • Linda: holy moly! every day? Does he Whew!!!! sleep? • Awesome presentation• Rick: Wow What an • Dr. Howie is incredible list of HOWLINGLY THE BEST resources! 6
    7. 7. ToolsBut how do you choose the right one?And how do you keep up with all thenew and often better tools?• Here are some ideas >>>>> 7
    8. 8. 10 Tech Tools You Need to Tackle Classroom Challenges• Research and information fluency• Creativity-Innovation• Communication• Collaboration• Global connections• Critical thinking• Problem solving• Presentation Skills• Professional growth• Community involvement 8
    9. 9. Sweet Search• www.sweetsearch.com/• SweetSearch is A Search Engine for Students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts. 9
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    11. 11. Searchy Pants• A Safe Search Engine for Kids• http://searchypants.com/• Simple and safe internet search engine Families, children and pupils• Create a custom search home page• GOOGLE ADS !!! 11
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    13. 13. Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool • http://www.boolify.org/ • Lessons- Using Basic Boolean Search Operators (AND, OR, NOT • Project: An Educational ... • You and your students will be up and running with the tool in a ... About - Why Use Boolify: Librarians, teachers & parents have said • An Educational Boolean Web ... • Boolify provides learners with a manipulative mental model for .. • . Help • What is Boolean logic? Boolean logic is a mathematics-based ... • Boolify Project • Boolify provides learners with a manipulative mental model for ... 13
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    18. 18. instaGrok instaGrok tutorialhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXBVTAkXssI&feature=player_embedded• Explore an interactive concept map• Understand connections between key concepts and facts• Customize your map with facts and , links• Key Facts show important facts about the topic (with links to the original content page)• Difficulty Slider adjusts the difficulty of the material• Quizzes offer fun challenges that reinforce learning and encourage exploration• Glossary defines important terms 18
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    20. 20. Wolfram-Alpha http://www.wolframalpha.com/• Computational Knowledge Engine• - is more than a search engine. It gives you access to the worlds facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, ... 20
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    22. 22. WolframAlphaI can never get family tree straight, I typed in "first cousin twice removed" and WolframAlpha gave me this: 22
    23. 23. 10 Tech Tools You Need to Tackle Classroom Challenges• Research and information fluency• Creativity-Innovation• Communication• Collaboration• Global connections• Critical thinking• Problem solving• Presentation Skills• Professional growth• Community involvement 23
    24. 24. Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition)• Rethink the Way You Think• Michael Michalko reveals life-changing tools that will help you think like a genius.• Techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways. 24
    25. 25. Walt Disney ImagineeringThe Imagineering Workout /WayThe Disney Imagineers 25
    26. 26. Wired Magazine | Wired.com http://www.wired.com/magazine/• Build a Trebuchet• Watch Star Wars The Right Way• Geekdad-Hardware• Make Electric Play-Doh• Science in The Bath• Puzzles for Ages 6-17• How to Build an Art Bot•• Build a Hovercraft 26
    27. 27. Glogster Glogster.EDU• Lesson ideas to foster creativity and higher order thinking skills• Teachers and students can create interactive posters for research, websites, presentations, reflection, 27
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    30. 30. http://www.moglue.com/ 30
    31. 31. Web based 3D-CAD for kids: Tinkercad &3DTin • https://tinkercad.com/home/(Bonus: Origo, a 3Dprinter for 10 year olds) 31
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    33. 33. 10 Tech Tools You Need to Tackle Classroom Challenges• Research and information fluency• Creativity-Innovation• Communication- Oral/Written• Collaboration• Global connections• Critical thinking• Problem solving• Presentation Skills• Professional growth• Community involvement 33
    34. 34. Just FOUND !!!!! …. Page99TESTRead page 99 of a new book and, according to Ford Madox Ford, youll know whether you want to read the whole thing. A new website plans to let us all try this out. Would you turn the page? • www.page99test.com 34
    35. 35. Creative Writing• Storybird http://storybird.com/• Build your own stories (with images) and share them with others•• ZooBurst - www.zooburst.com/• a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books. Sign up! Learn More. Premium ZooBurst accounts are ... 35
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    37. 37. Where could you use it?http://zooburst.com/zb_gallery.php• ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books. 37
    38. 38. Three Minute Tales• Tell a three-five minute story, most of us stumble.• Writing a 500-word story "strikes at the very heart of the short story as a project, which is to get something going rapidly.“• http:// www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId =105685925 38
    39. 39. Round 6 Stories• Send us original works of fiction• One of the characters tells a joke• One of the characters cries• Our Round 6 winner was "A Saint And A Criminal" by Lauri Anderson.• http://www.npr.org/2011/04/03/133542373/a-saint-and-a-criminal 39
    40. 40. 10 Tech Tools You Need to Tackle Classroom Challenges• Research and information fluency• Creativity-Innovation• Communication• Collaboration-Global connections• Critical thinking• Problem solving• Presentation Skills• Professional growth• Community involvement 40
    41. 41. Give Kids A Global Voice: Globalize the Curriculum http://www.epals.com/ Using Web 2.0 Tools Social Networking for Global Collaborative 41
    42. 42. Student/Collaboration: Project Overview• Friendly letters with email• Compared cultures• Connect: Skype/Video Conf• Completed “documentary” 42
    43. 43. • Connecting classrooms in 200 countries• 20 million students & teachers >>>Select a Country 43
    44. 44. Project Search 44
    45. 45. Projects - Collaborations• The Way We Are • Weather• Digital Storytelling•• Holidays and Festivals • Natural Disasters Around the World •• • Water• Global Warming ••• Habitats • Maps 45
    46. 46. Select a classroom from the list of profiles 46
    47. 47. The Way We AreEn Españolhttp://www.epals.com/projects/info.aspx?DivID=TheWayWeAre_overview Essential Questions How is my life similar to and different from my ePals life? How does the natural environment where my ePal lives affect his or her life? What effect does the culture in my ePals region have on his or her life? 47
    48. 48. Flat Classroom® Projects• http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/• Flat Classroom® Directors, Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis, are excited to announce the opening of projects for 2011-12 48
    49. 49. • Flat Classroom Project• ePals Global Community• Global Collaborative Projects• 10 Best Collaboration Websites• Global Internet Collaborative Projects• Want to start global collaboration! - ePals Global Community• iEARN-Learning with the world, not just about it• Global Education Collaborative• Global SchoolNet 49
    50. 50. 10 Tech Tools You Need to Tackle Classroom Challenges• Research and information fluency• Creativity-Innovation• Communication• Collaboration• Global connections• Critical thinking• Problem solving• Presentation Skills• Professional growth• Community involvement 50
    51. 51. Critical Thinking Exercises• Involves suspending your beliefs to explore and question topics from a "blank page" point of view. Involves the ability to know fact from opinion when exploring a topic. 51
    52. 52. What is Critical Thinking?In 1605, Sir Francis Bacon, the father of scientific thinking, outlined these habits of mind (paraphrased): 52
    53. 53. • Relationships among things• Distinctions• Inquisitive• Doubt-ask questions.• Reflecting• Consider multiple points of view. Formulate an argument-reason and evidence.• Deception. 53
    54. 54. How Can I Learn to Think Critically?A well cultivated critical thinker:• Raises vital questions• Assesses relevant information• Comes to well-reasoned solutions• Thinks open-mindedly & about the implications• Thinks about practical consequences• Communicates effectively with other• Rely on reason rather than emotion• Evaluate a broad range of viewpoints and• Maintain an open mind to alternative interpretations• Accept new evidence, explanations and findings• Are willing to reassess information• Can put aside personal prejudices and biases• Consider all reasonable possibilities• Avoid hasty judgments 54
    55. 55. CSI Web Adventures for Students• http://forensics.rice.edu/index.html• Rice University has partnered with CBS, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to produce educational web adventures based on the CSI television series. 55
    56. 56. http://forensics.rice.edu/index.ht ml 56
    57. 57. http://forensics.rice.edu/index.html 57
    58. 58. http://forensics.rice.edu/en/Game-Features/ 58
    59. 59. Thinking Critically About UFOs• Conspiracy Theories in Aerospace His•• A Lesson in Critical Thinking for the Internet Age• http://www.smithsonianconference.org/conspiracy/roswell/• Welcome and Introduction to Critical Thinking Recording Available 59
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    61. 61. • Thinking Critically About UFOs Recording Available• Thinking Critically About Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance Recording Available• Thinking Critically About the Attack on Pear Recording Available• Thinking Critically About the Apollo Moon L Recording Available 61
    62. 62. http://www.smithsoniansource.org/display/lessonplan/viewdetails.aspx?TopicI =1004&LessonPlanId=1016 62
    63. 63. Boston Massacre• Smithsonian Source Lesson Plan: Fact, Fiction, or Bad Mem• http://www.cfmediaview.com/lp1.aspx?v=6_544944165_28861_19• Lesson plan to commemorate the Boston Massacre• - March 5, 1770.• Using primary and secondary source documents• Students can evaluate bias or point of view• Investigating what really happened outside the Boston Customs House• Between the colonists and British soldiers• Appropriate for grades 4-12• National standards are addressed for this grades• 63 http://www.smithsoniansource.org/display/lessonplan/viewdetails.aspx?TopicId=1004&LessonPlanId=1016
    64. 64. 10 Tech Tools You Need to Tackle Classroom Challenges • Research and information fluency • Creativity-Innovation • Communication • Collaboration • Global connections • Critical thinking • Problem solving • Presentation Skills • Professional growth • Community involvement 64
    65. 65. Edheads helpsstudents learnthrough educationalgames and activities.Designed to meet http://www.edheads.org/state and nationalstandards. 65
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    67. 67. MagicPen• Draw shapes - affected by gravity, friction, and inertia.•• Physics. Shapes will fall to the ground, bump against each other, and sit still unless acted upon by another moving shape.• Mouse-driven-click and start drawing• PLAY: http://jayisgames.com/archives/2008/04/magic_pen.php• Game Instructions http://www.bubblebox.com/play/puzzle/975.htm• One of the most genius games ever. 67
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    69. 69. Game Instructions• MagicPen LINKS• http://www.miniclip.com/games/magic-pen/en/• http://hoodamath.com/games/magicpen.php• Magic Pen Walkthrough• http://hoodamath.com/games/walkthroughs/magicpen.php 69
    70. 70. Questionaut• Journey through strange worlds and test your knowledge of English, Math and Science• Magical mission-recover your friend’s hat.• Analysis: Enough wonder and imagination here for gamers of all ages.• Each level is a self-contained environment Questionaut Walkthrough Guide, Review, Discussion, Hints and Tips http://jayisgames.com/archives/2008/03/questionaut.php• PLAY-CLICK BELOW:• 70 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/games/questionaut/
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    72. 72. Questionaut• PLAY-CLICK BELOW: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/games/questionaut/• http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/games/questionaut/pop.shtml• http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/games/questionaut/• http://amanita-design.net/games/questionaut.html• http://www.tomsgames.com/adventure/5988-questionaut.php 72
    73. 73. Brain Games: The Best BrainFitness Puzzles [Spiral-bound]Editors of Publications International Ltd. (Author, Editor) Price $12.98 73
    74. 74. Brain Games:The Best Brain Fitness Puzzles[Spiral-bound] - Price $12.98Editors of Publications International Ltd. One Way or the Other• Think of the many black and white things in the world.• Name 8 or more of them• Remember ONLY BLACK and WHITE 74
    75. 75. • Zebra• Oreo cookie • Cow• Piano keys • Dice• Speed limit sign • Puffin• Penguin • Panda• Skunk • Movies• Soccer Ball • Newspaper• Dalmatian • Police car• Orca • TV shows• Snoopy • Prison stripes• Domino • Yin Yang• Tuxedo • Universal Product Code• Crossword Puzzle • Jolly Roger 75
    76. 76. Book Exercises:"BRAIN STORMING"(sample from the book)by Marty Fligor Published by CreativePublishing Mansfield Center, CT 76
    77. 77. Practice :Where in the world would you find a leaf or leaves? orList uses for a balloon 77
    78. 78. Practice 13: Name things that have holes in them.•• Practice 36: Give uses for a piece of toast•• Practice 47: Give uses for a windshield wiper•• Practice 58: Give ways to put out dragons fire•• Practice 79: In 1 minute name countries•• Compare and Complex - Name a Practice: manufactured item for each letter of the alphabet. (example a-abacus b-block c- car etc•• Practice: Your ship is sinking. What will you do? ( really think outside to box on this one or throw the box away) 78
    79. 79. 10 Tech Tools You Need to Tackle Classroom Challenges• Research and information fluency• Creativity-Innovation• Communication• Collaboration• Global connections• Critical thinking• Problem solving• Professional growth• Community involvement• Presentation Skills 79
    80. 80. Currikihttp://www.curriki.org • Free, global, community- driven, open-source web site • Allows educators to free teaching resources • Activities, lesson plans, units of study, and whole courses on Curriki • Validated by subject-area experts • Templates provided -materials 80
    81. 81. EduHound.com• EduHound Directory is a highly specialized K-12 educational directory with categorized resource links.• EduHound Lesson Plans• Awesome Clipart for Educators EducatorTemplates.com 81
    82. 82. RubiStar Homehttp://rubistar.4teachers.org/• Free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics• Choose a Topic to create a new rubric based on a template:• http://rubistar.4teachers.org/ 82
    83. 83. : Home of free rubric tools: RCampus.com• iRubric: The only free rubric builder and assessment tool. Working with rubrics has never been easier. Build, Assess, Share, and Collaborate using our intuitive ...• Over 164,000 rubrics and growing...• http://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cfm 83
    84. 84. Build Your PLN (Personal Learning Network) 84
    85. 85. Classroom 2.0All Members ( 60,819 )http://www.classroom20.com/ 85
    86. 86. Steve Hargadon steve@hargadon.com http:// www.stevehargadon.com/• Tuesday night• 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12midnight GMT• Panel discussion on "Open Source Software in Education."• Log in by either visiting the page above or directly in Elluminate at…………….. 86
    87. 87. Classroom 2.0 LIVE Conversations(with hosts Peggy George, Kim Caise, and Lorna Costantini) 87
    88. 88. Think you know TWITTER. Think again!http://mashable.com/2011/06/28/why-social-networking-utopia-isnt-coming/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29 88
    89. 89. twitter in 60 secondshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYz9M70KVR0&feature=player_embedded#! 89
    90. 90. What can I do with Twitter ?• Instant updates• News• Friends and family• Homework• Ask for recommended books• Ask for help or advice• Tweet about a useful web resource• Provide a daily tip• Tweet about your schools website• Answer someone elses general question• Ask others for favorites 90
    91. 91. Five Ways Twitter Will Make You Smarter• 1. You get access to different points of views.• 2. The people you follow point you to great resources you wouldn’t find otherwise.• 3. You can poll your followers.• 4. You can learn what educators are saying about your district or school.• 5. Twitter will make you a better writer. 91
    92. 92. Twitter In Education - • Gift for Administrators by Beth StillWho Should I Follow ? • http://www.drhowie.com/ 92
    93. 93. 10 Tech Tools You Need to Tackle Classroom Challenges• Research and information fluency• Creativity-Innovation• Communication• Collaboration• Global connections• Critical thinking• Problem solving• Professional growth• Community involvement• Presentation Skills 93
    94. 94. CommunityConnections Make a connection and contribution to society ..whatcan I do to change the world ? 94
    95. 95. •Kiva - http://www.kiva.com• Pay-It-Forward: Collecting donations for Kiva Micro-loans• Microbank project teaches lessons in applied philanthropy, capitalism• FreeRice-non-profit websiteby United Nations World Food Program. http://www.freerice.com/• Two goals:1. Provide education to everyone for free.2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free. 95
    96. 96. Kids are Heroes - Kids aremaking a difference in this world 96
    97. 97. • Non-Profits. Gabe O’Neill (@kidsareheroes).• Gabe, makes every single child a hero.• He shares their inspiring stories, encourages them to change the world 97
    98. 98. 10 Tech Tools You Need to Tackle Classroom Challenges• Research and information fluency• Creativity-Innovation• Communication• Collaboration• Global connections• Critical thinking• Problem solving• Professional growth• Community involvement• Presentation Skills 98
    99. 99. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/696/1• Presentation is designed to introduce your students to a contribute to strong, effective, variety of factors that and ethical persuasion• Slides presented here are designed to aid the facilitator in an interactive presentation of the elements of persuasive writing• Include examples and questions• For students will be required to write a persuasive document• Helps students think in depth about audience. 99
    100. 100. Effective Presentation Skills.How important are our presentationskills in our careers? • Tips for Killer Presentations • http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/18-tips-for-killer-presentatio 100
    101. 101. Becoming a competent, rather than just confident, speaker requires a lot of practice.• 20-20-30 Rule –20 slides, 20 seconds ,20 minutes, 30 pt font.• Be Entertaining – and informative.• Slow Down• Eye Contact• Presentations are About Stories• Project Your Voice• Gestures• Breathe In Not Out• Short Summary•• Come Early, Really Early• Get Practice• Put Yourself in the Audience• Have Fun 101
    102. 102. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTZrPVqR0D8•• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ6ySMXYY4w Knock ..Knock Daniel Beaty A gifted intelligent performer on the order of Gil Scott-Heron. Ill never forget this guy! I competed against him in forensics (speech and debate) back in high school in 1994 when he was just 15! " His talent was obvious even then--he won every competition he entered. I always wondered if hed hit it big one day. Very nice, humble guy too. 102
    103. 103. 3 kinds of people • 1. Visitors • 2. Renters Dr. Howie DiBlasi “Emerging Technologies Evangelist” • 3. Owners TWITTER: hdiblasi howie@frontier.net Digital Journey 103 Presentation : 2012
    104. 104. 10 Tech Tools You Need to Tackle Classroom Challenges Dr. Howie DiBlasi “Emerging Technologies Evangelist” Digital Journey Presentation : 2012 TWITTER: hdiblasi howie@frontier.net 104

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