Desirees PicksSome favorite tools from a TISPrepared for Technology SmackdownMIET 2013
Collaboration Tools• Google Hangouto Social Network - Google + (Use circles for privacy)o Video Conferencingo multi-platform• Edmodoo Social Network - members join through code onlyo Classroom Environmento Parent involvement
What I Love about Hangout• Google Drive Integration• Connect through YouTube, Plus, email and more• No "one-to-one" for Hangout - up to 15 participants• Share your screen feature• Available on all my devices (and my husbands)• You can view your hangout history• You can live stream - create webinars!• Check out EducationOnAir -https://sites.google.com/site/eduonair/
What I Love about Edmodo• Amazing way to create secure connectionso Groups - create or join secure groupso Communities - connect with other Edmodo users• Earn Badges (students too!)• Familiar, "Social" layout• The Library• You can annotate on any students assignment• Can incorporate many tools (like Google Docs)• Easy enough to use as low as 1st grade!
Audio Recording Tools• SoundCloudo 2 hours of upload/record for FREE, unlimited setso 2 GB limit on each uploado Create sets to organize similar recordings• Audiobooo up to 3 minutes of recording per boo for FREE,unlimited uploadso Create booboards to organize similar recordings• Dont need to embed? Recordmp3o FREE...no pricing plano Get the .mp3 file or copy the sound URL to useo Thats it!
What I Love about These Tools• Cloud-based storage frees up my hard drive• Can accomplish what I need with FREE tools• Can access through other tools (embed or link)• Integration of Google + (SoundCloud)• Can organize sounds into categories*• Can edit existing sounds*• Join communities and connect with friends*• Can be used on many devices - all connected*
Interactive Assessment• NearPodo Teachers create or use multimedia presentationso Add interactivity so students can be involved in thelearning processo Perfect tool for 1-to-1 or lab environmento Interaction happens with mobile deviceso Feedback for teacher is immediate Insert Images and Videos Polls and Quizzes and Single Q & A Slideshows Student Drawing Environment
Bookmarking Tools• Creating Learning Links for Studentso Symbaloo Great for younger studentso MultiURL Multiple options for viewing• Creating Links for Yourselfo Diigoo Google Bookmarkso Learnisto Evernote
What I Love about Symbaloo• Tiles represent websites - perfect for non-readers!• You can use other webmixes (or just one tile)• You can share the link or embed your webmixes• You can organize within webmixes by using icons• Has bookmarklet for easy bookmarking
What I Love about MultiURL• One website for a collection• Three different ways to view your collections• Can password protect your collections• Perfect for research projects - focus isnt on the tech• Can get click stats• Super easy/straight-forward
What I Love about Learnist• Professional Pinterest• Education Focus• Super Easy