• http://www.todaysmeet.com/TICflapjack
• Twitter: #tic13
Bring up the backchannel
Fantastic Tools for Schools
50+ ways to rock!
Vicki Davis, Teacher
• Profession
• Teachers
• IT Directors
• Age of Students
• Age 2-7
• Age 8-12
• Age 13+
Who are you?
• Devices
• PC
• Mac
• Mobile
• Tablet – iPad
• Tablet – Droid
• Smartphone
What do you have?
Our Exploration Dashboard
Top Teaching
• Teaching Helps
• Making Meaning
• Classroom Management
• Finding Cool Classroom T...
Pick threeThe power of Three!
• If we’re talking about something and
you have a tool that does that – put it
in the chat with the link!!!
Backchannel ru...
http://rubistar.4teachers.org
Top Teaching
• Teaching Helps
• Making Meaning
• Classroom Management
• Finding Cool Classro...
www.classtools.net
Top Teaching
• Teaching Helps
• Making Meaning
• Classroom Management
• Finding Cool Classroom Tools
• ...
http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page
Top Teaching
• Teaching Helps
• Making Meaning
• Classroom Management
• Finding Coo...
Top Teaching
• Teaching Helps
• Making Meaning
• Classroom Management
• Finding Cool Classroom Tools
• Building your PLN
•...
Brainstorming tool
bubbl.us/
Source: http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html Top Teaching
• Teaching Helps
• Making...
http://www.dipity.com/
Top Teaching
• Teaching Helps
• Making Meaning
• Classroom Management
• Finding Cool Classroom Tool...
Spelling City
www.spellingcity.com
Top Teaching
• Teaching Helps
• Making Meaning
• Classroom Management
• Finding Cool Cl...
www.funbrain.com
Top Teaching
• Teaching Helps
• Making Meaning
• Classroom Management
• Finding Cool Classroom Tools
• Bu...
Visuwords – www.visuwords.com
Top Teaching
• Teaching Helps
• Making Meaning
• Classroom Management
• Finding Cool Classro...
Google Forms – A school survey
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
...
Goes into Spreadsheet
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•Bu...
Cool Trick Copy out of spreadsheet into Wordle!
Step 1: Convert Everything to lowercase by pasting into MS Word.
Top Teac...
www.wordle.net
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•Building ...
What Westwood Students own
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tool...
Wikisource: Copy Text from Famous Speech
http://en.wikisource.org
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom ...
http://www.tagxedo.com/
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•...
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•Building your PLN
•Stayi...
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•Building your PLN
•Stayi...
Wikis! http://westwood.wikispaces.com
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Cla...
www.edmodo.com
Free, blogging, assignments
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Coo...
Give assignments and receive responses
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Cl...
Assignments
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•Building you...
Trello – project management!
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
To...
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•Building your PLN
•Stayi...
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•Building your PLN
•Stayi...
www.wiffiti.com
Wiffiti
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•...
• http://wiffiti.com/screens/83428
http://wiffiti.com/screens/83428cTop Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroo...
“The next best thing to being wise oneself
is to live in a circle of those who are.” C.S.
Lewis
Build your circle of the w...
Free interactive whiteboard resources
http://www.iboard.co.uk
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Mana...
www.iear.org
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•Building yo...
Pinterest
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•Building your ...
• Youtube for education
• http://www.youtube.com/teachers
• New “channel” subscription feature
Youtube Channels
Top Teachi...
• Find apps on iPad / iPod to find new
tools
• App Advice
• Apps gone free
• For Droid –
• See Richard Byrne!
• @rmbyrne
A...
www.igoogle.com
Building your PLN and tracking projects
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management...
Netvibes.com or Pageflakes.com
For building Classroom Monitoring Portals (CMP)
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meanin...
• http://reader.google.com
• Mr. Reader (on ipad)
A well constructed PLN is the cornerstone
of staying well informed and h...
You become like those you are around.
• What are you reading?
• Kindle
• iCatcher – iPhone/ iPad
• Subscribe to videos and...
• RSS Reader - www.igoogle.com
• eBook Reader - Kindle
• Diigo http://groups.diigo.com/groups/educators
• Listen in – http...
“95% of what you accomplish is due to
your habits” Brian Tracey
Have routines to help
keep you focused
Top Teaching
•Teach...
“We are better at
coping than
exerting
influence.”
Kerry Patterson et al,
Influencer: The Power to Change
Anything, p 8 To...
•Couch to 5K App
•Weight Watchers App
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom
Tools
•Building your PLN
•Stayi...
• When do you exercise?
• What do you eat?
• When do you laugh?
• When do you learn?
• When do you love?
(your family, fri...
Change your life
Focus on your routines
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool C...
Sharing the message
• Automate
Automate
Automate!
Social Media
• Sharing
classroom and
school
happenings
Setting up to have an easy social media distribution plan
Create a blog on blogger.com
Use feedburner to create a feed
Fee...
Now one post can!
Blog Post
Email to subscribers
Tweet from the post
Facebook fan page update
Social Media
• Sharing
class...
• Go into blogger settings  Mobile and Email
• Make an email – now your secretary or
principal can update using email.
Ma...
www.hootsuite.com
Schedule updates like lunch menus.
Social Media
• Sharing
classroom and
school
happenings
Picasa web album, Google Calendar
Social Media
• Sharing
classroom and
school
happenings
• Weebly.com
• Wikispaces
• Wordpress
• Voicethread (for younger students)
• Burn DVD
Efolios
21st century
competencies
•e...
www.evernote.com
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative Writing
•Cloud Tools for Whole Schools
•Multimedia
•eBo...
Microsoft One Note
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative Writing
•Cloud Tools for Whole Schools
•Multimedia
•e...
• Shared folders
• Color codes
Google Docs
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative Writing
•Cloud Tools for Whol...
Class rules http://docs.google.com
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative Writing
•Cloud Tools for Whole School...
Voicethread
www.voicethread.com
• See these in action on
the Eracism Project
• http://eracism.flatclassr
oomproject.org/Se...
Google apps for domains (free)
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative W...
Groups with distribution lists
of parents. (i.e. I send to
Computer Fundamentals and
it sends to all the parents)
Automati...
Glitch: Only 3 from one IP address can sign up here in a day.
Unless you get the free email service from
https://skydrive....
• Live@edu: Microsoft’s free email, site alternative.
http://www.microsoft.com/education/en-
us/solutions/Pages/liveedu.as...
• How we edit Kindle Kids corner
Collaborative editing in Docs
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative Writing
•...
Monetize the photos your annual staff is taking.
I hereby authorize the School to use
photographs, videos, writings, artwo...
Free painting software
http://www.getpaint.net/ ---- ninite
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative Writing
•Clo...
Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative Writing
•Cloud Tools for Whole ...
Stellarium
http://www.stellarium.org
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative Writing
•Cloud Tools for Whole Scho...
Microsoft Worldwide Telescope
http://www.worldwidetelescope.org
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative Writing
...
Build your own planetarium
http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ExperienceIt/ExperienceIt.aspx?Page=Dome
21st century
compete...
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/noocneohefmdhonidldnlhaainpiomkp
Cooliris
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Co...
http://kids.kindlenationdaily.com/
21st century
competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative Writing
•Cloud Tools for Whole School...
Check out ebooks
Kindle
Audiobooks
With your library card
Online!
Overdrive and ebook check out systems for libraries
21st...
OpenSim
http://opensimulator.org/wiki/OpenSim_Archives
OAR Files – Open Sim Archive
21st century competencies
•eFolios
•Co...
http://openvce.net/vwassets
21st century competencies
•eFolios
•Collaborative Writing
•Cloud Tools for Whole Schools
•Mult...
Empty Island
Download
& Unzip
“Mars”
environment
Students interact with
Mars and build
Scripts,
Environment
installed
1
2
...
• Son of Citation Machine
• Noodlebib
• EasyBib
• Citation generator in Microsoft Word
Citations
Research
• Citation and
Annotation
• Authentic Research
• Sharing your
findings
Diigo – www.diigo.com
Google nGram Viewer
http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/
Research
• Citation and
Annotation
• Authentic Research
• Sharing your
f...
Google nGram
Research
• Citation and
Annotation
• Authentic Research
• Sharing your
findings
Wolfram Alpha
http://www.wolframalpha.com
Research
• Citation and
Annotation
• Authentic Research
• Sharing your
findings
Diigo www.diigo.com
Bookmarking groups; Auto blog posts
Research
• Citation and
Annotation
• Authentic Research
• Sharing ...
Google Calendar
Productivity
• Bridging Time
Zones
• Paperless
Classroom
• File Management
• Timebridge
• Doodle
Setting appointments
Productivity
• Bridging Time
Zones
• Paperless
Classroom
• File Management
Dropbox www.dropbox.com
My key to paperless
Productivity
• Bridging Time
Zones
• Paperless
Classroom
• File Management
www.droptito.me
Productivity
• Bridging Time
Zones
• Paperless
Classroom
• File Management
Skype
www.skype.com
Productivity
• Bridging Time
Zones
• Paperless
Classroom
• File Management
File Management
Productivity
• Bridging Time
Zones
• Paperless
Classroom
• File Management
Color Code
Name your files
• Use Belvedere to delete junk drawer
Screenleap
Livebinders
http://livebinders.com/play/present?id=164223
http://www.epals.com/
www.iearn.org
http://flatclassrooms.ning.com
http://www.diigo.com
/list/coolcatteacher/f
antastic-classroom-
tools
QR Code Generator
http://qrcode.kaywa.
com/
Diigo
ww...
Vicki Davis
@coolcatteacher
www.flatclassroombook.com
http://tinyurl.com/cct-differentiate
50 (+ plus!) Ways to Improve your Classroom with Technology
50 (+ plus!) Ways to Improve your Classroom with Technology
50 (+ plus!) Ways to Improve your Classroom with Technology
50 (+ plus!) Ways to Improve your Classroom with Technology
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  • And that is what I suggest for you to do today. Your assignment for this webinar today is to come up with your “Big Three” at the end of the webinar. Pick three things – start there!
  • Flattening your classroom is connecting yourself. And the first step is to connect yourselves to others. Your teachers should also connect themselves. Have an RSS reader, join the diigo educators group, listen to the current conversations at edtechtalk – join Twitter and follow at least 50 educators before you make your call on it – watch videos at the free k12 online conference and encourage networking in organizations like the Google teacher Academy, Discovery Educators, Flat Classrooms Ning.
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • We are better with coping with problems than exerting influence to change them. Last January, I was the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life and decided to change. In July, I took up running, now I’m almost 20 pounds lighter. It was a struggle, but what I was doing before was just buying larger clothes, moving my seat back in the car – I was coping – but when I started exerting influence and self control that was when positive change happened.
  • We’re too busy having a pity party to exert the influence to have a victory party.
  • Social MediaSharing classroom and school happenings
  • We’re here to talk about Library 2.0, and yet to understand library 2.0, we must ask ourselves.
  • So, when I came back to Camilla, I started using wikis with my students immediately and sat down in my classroom to begin blogging. I turned to a student and said, “I have to create a blog and I have to name the thing – what should I name it?” The students sitting there said, “Well, Mrs. Vicki, you’re cool and we’re the wildcats, so, why don’t you call it the cool Cat teacher blog
  • 50 (+ plus!) Ways to Improve your Classroom with Technology

    1. 1. • http://www.todaysmeet.com/TICflapjack • Twitter: #tic13 Bring up the backchannel
    2. 2. Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! Vicki Davis, Teacher
    3. 3. • Profession • Teachers • IT Directors • Age of Students • Age 2-7 • Age 8-12 • Age 13+ Who are you?
    4. 4. • Devices • PC • Mac • Mobile • Tablet – iPad • Tablet – Droid • Smartphone What do you have?
    5. 5. Our Exploration Dashboard Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive Social Media • Sharing classroom and school happenings 21st century Competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings Productivity • Bridging Time Zones • Paperless Classroom • File Management IT Management
    6. 6. Pick threeThe power of Three!
    7. 7. • If we’re talking about something and you have a tool that does that – put it in the chat with the link!!! Backchannel rules
    8. 8. http://rubistar.4teachers.org Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
    9. 9. www.classtools.net Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
    10. 10. http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
    11. 11. Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
    12. 12. Brainstorming tool bubbl.us/ Source: http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
    13. 13. http://www.dipity.com/ Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
    14. 14. Spelling City www.spellingcity.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
    15. 15. www.funbrain.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
    16. 16. Visuwords – www.visuwords.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
    17. 17. Google Forms – A school survey Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    18. 18. Goes into Spreadsheet Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    19. 19. Cool Trick Copy out of spreadsheet into Wordle! Step 1: Convert Everything to lowercase by pasting into MS Word. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    20. 20. www.wordle.net Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    21. 21. What Westwood Students own Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    22. 22. Wikisource: Copy Text from Famous Speech http://en.wikisource.org Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    23. 23. http://www.tagxedo.com/ Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    24. 24. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    25. 25. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    26. 26. Wikis! http://westwood.wikispaces.com Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    27. 27. www.edmodo.com Free, blogging, assignments Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    28. 28. Give assignments and receive responses Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    29. 29. Assignments Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    30. 30. Trello – project management! Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    31. 31. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    32. 32. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    33. 33. www.wiffiti.com Wiffiti Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    34. 34. • http://wiffiti.com/screens/83428 http://wiffiti.com/screens/83428cTop Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    35. 35. “The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.” C.S. Lewis Build your circle of the wise RSS Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    36. 36. Free interactive whiteboard resources http://www.iboard.co.uk Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    37. 37. www.iear.org Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    38. 38. Pinterest Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    39. 39. • Youtube for education • http://www.youtube.com/teachers • New “channel” subscription feature Youtube Channels Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    40. 40. • Find apps on iPad / iPod to find new tools • App Advice • Apps gone free • For Droid – • See Richard Byrne! • @rmbyrne App Advice Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    41. 41. www.igoogle.com Building your PLN and tracking projects Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    42. 42. Netvibes.com or Pageflakes.com For building Classroom Monitoring Portals (CMP) Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    43. 43. • http://reader.google.com • Mr. Reader (on ipad) A well constructed PLN is the cornerstone of staying well informed and helpful. My “personal” newspaper Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    44. 44. You become like those you are around. • What are you reading? • Kindle • iCatcher – iPhone/ iPad • Subscribe to videos and listen • Have a personal “radio station” for the drive to school Staying Positive Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    45. 45. • RSS Reader - www.igoogle.com • eBook Reader - Kindle • Diigo http://groups.diigo.com/groups/educators • Listen in – http://www.edtechtalk.com • Join Twitter – http://www.twitter.com • K12 online – http://k12onlineconference.org • Networking Organizations • Discovery Educators • Flat Classrooms – http://flatclassrooms.ning.com Connect yourself! Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    46. 46. “95% of what you accomplish is due to your habits” Brian Tracey Have routines to help keep you focused Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    47. 47. “We are better at coping than exerting influence.” Kerry Patterson et al, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, p 8 Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    48. 48. •Couch to 5K App •Weight Watchers App
    49. 49. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    50. 50. • When do you exercise? • What do you eat? • When do you laugh? • When do you learn? • When do you love? (your family, friends, mankind) • I have a calendar “routine of excellence” on my google calendar to schedule my routine. Feel great…stay positive Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    51. 51. Change your life Focus on your routines Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
    52. 52. Sharing the message • Automate Automate Automate! Social Media • Sharing classroom and school happenings
    53. 53. Setting up to have an easy social media distribution plan Create a blog on blogger.com Use feedburner to create a feed Feedburner email (lets people sign up with a form) Take the feed into Twitterfeed Twitterfeed posts to Twitter Social Media • Sharing classroom and school happenings
    54. 54. Now one post can! Blog Post Email to subscribers Tweet from the post Facebook fan page update Social Media • Sharing classroom and school happenings
    55. 55. • Go into blogger settings  Mobile and Email • Make an email – now your secretary or principal can update using email. Make it easier Social Media • Sharing classroom and school happenings
    56. 56. www.hootsuite.com Schedule updates like lunch menus. Social Media • Sharing classroom and school happenings
    57. 57. Picasa web album, Google Calendar Social Media • Sharing classroom and school happenings
    58. 58. • Weebly.com • Wikispaces • Wordpress • Voicethread (for younger students) • Burn DVD Efolios 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    59. 59. www.evernote.com 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    60. 60. Microsoft One Note 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    61. 61. • Shared folders • Color codes Google Docs 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    62. 62. Class rules http://docs.google.com 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    63. 63. Voicethread www.voicethread.com • See these in action on the Eracism Project • http://eracism.flatclassr oomproject.org/Semi+F inals+VoiceThreads 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    64. 64. Google apps for domains (free) http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/ 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    65. 65. Groups with distribution lists of parents. (i.e. I send to Computer Fundamentals and it sends to all the parents) Automatic distribution lists • Classes • teachers Cell phone friendly email (gmail) 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    66. 66. Glitch: Only 3 from one IP address can sign up here in a day. Unless you get the free email service from https://skydrive.live.com 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    67. 67. • Live@edu: Microsoft’s free email, site alternative. http://www.microsoft.com/education/en- us/solutions/Pages/liveedu.aspx 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    68. 68. • How we edit Kindle Kids corner Collaborative editing in Docs 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    69. 69. Monetize the photos your annual staff is taking. I hereby authorize the School to use photographs, videos, writings, artwork, and audio recordings of my child in school media and advertisements. I understand that I must notify the Ravenscroft Communications Office, in writing, to change this authorization. Ravenscroft School www.smugmug.com 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    70. 70. Free painting software http://www.getpaint.net/ ---- ninite 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    71. 71. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    72. 72. Stellarium http://www.stellarium.org 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    73. 73. Microsoft Worldwide Telescope http://www.worldwidetelescope.org 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    74. 74. Build your own planetarium http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ExperienceIt/ExperienceIt.aspx?Page=Dome 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    75. 75. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/noocneohefmdhonidldnlhaainpiomkp Cooliris 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    76. 76. http://kids.kindlenationdaily.com/ 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    77. 77. Check out ebooks Kindle Audiobooks With your library card Online! Overdrive and ebook check out systems for libraries 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    78. 78. OpenSim http://opensimulator.org/wiki/OpenSim_Archives OAR Files – Open Sim Archive 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    79. 79. http://openvce.net/vwassets 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    80. 80. Empty Island Download & Unzip “Mars” environment Students interact with Mars and build Scripts, Environment installed 1 2 3 4 Save a copy of the island .oar (file extension) 5 Clear the Island6 Empty Island 1 Download & Unzip “Mayan temple” environment 2 Scripts, Environment installed 3 Students interact with temple and build 4 21st century competencies •eFolios •Collaborative Writing •Cloud Tools for Whole Schools •Multimedia •eBooks •3D Virtual Worlds
    81. 81. • Son of Citation Machine • Noodlebib • EasyBib • Citation generator in Microsoft Word Citations
    82. 82. Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings Diigo – www.diigo.com
    83. 83. Google nGram Viewer http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/ Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
    84. 84. Google nGram Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
    85. 85. Wolfram Alpha http://www.wolframalpha.com Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
    86. 86. Diigo www.diigo.com Bookmarking groups; Auto blog posts Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
    87. 87. Google Calendar Productivity • Bridging Time Zones • Paperless Classroom • File Management
    88. 88. • Timebridge • Doodle Setting appointments Productivity • Bridging Time Zones • Paperless Classroom • File Management
    89. 89. Dropbox www.dropbox.com My key to paperless Productivity • Bridging Time Zones • Paperless Classroom • File Management
    90. 90. www.droptito.me Productivity • Bridging Time Zones • Paperless Classroom • File Management
    91. 91. Skype www.skype.com Productivity • Bridging Time Zones • Paperless Classroom • File Management
    92. 92. File Management Productivity • Bridging Time Zones • Paperless Classroom • File Management Color Code
    93. 93. Name your files • Use Belvedere to delete junk drawer
    94. 94. Screenleap
    95. 95. Livebinders http://livebinders.com/play/present?id=164223
    96. 96. http://www.epals.com/
    97. 97. www.iearn.org
    98. 98. http://flatclassrooms.ning.com
    99. 99. http://www.diigo.com /list/coolcatteacher/f antastic-classroom- tools QR Code Generator http://qrcode.kaywa. com/ Diigo www.diigo.com
    100. 100. Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher www.flatclassroombook.com http://tinyurl.com/cct-differentiate

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