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  • Traditional professional development includes: Attending conferences, Reading journals, blogs, newsletters, subscribing to blogs through RSS, etc.Bring it all together with one tool and receive 24/7 professional learning
  • When I first signed up on Twitter…As time went on I saw Twitter follow icons on my favorite blog sites.I followed tech journalists and followed some of their twitter faves.All of my resources pulled into one stream[Provide Demo]
  • As the nuggets come in, you need a place to store them. Don’t store on the computer – but in the cloud.
  • I used to use delicious…[Provide Demo]
  • Email is still a very necessary toolYou likely have more than one accountConsolidate them into one cloud-based service.
  • Google is not going anywhere…I call Gmail the gateway drug
  • Calendar, Docs, Chat, Scholar, Blogger, Reader, Talk, Picasa, Piknik, YouTube
  • How do we keep up with the constant bombardment of information from the various sources.Twitter, IM, email, etc.First remember that it’s a flowing stream that you are not always looking into. Expect to miss several nuggets and know that its not the end of the world.
  • Desktop App – mac, Windows, Linux[Demonstration]
  • every educator needs a website to post infoI’ve seen and used many free website toolsNothing compares to the latest one I found
  • It’s really a complete learning management system wrapped in a social networking format.
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    • 1. 5 Must-Use Tech Tools
      Brian C. Dvorak
    • 2. Personal Learning Network
    • 3. 1
    • 4. Cloud Bookmarking
    • 5. 2
      Share via Twitter, email, etc.
      Highlight the page
      Leave sticky notes
      Collaborative Research
      Access on any device
    • 6. eMail with a surprise
    • 7. 3
    • 8.
    • 9. Managing the Streams
    • 10. 4
      gmail and more
      google chat
      live messenger
      social networks
      linked in
    • 11. Course Website
    • 12. 5
    • 13. Schoology
      Student Perspective - Homepage
      • The student homepage looks very similar to the instructor perspective, with quick access to relevant information and upcoming assignment/events
    • Schoology
      Student Perspective - Assignment Profile
      • Schoology maintains a consistent look-and-feel across all aspects of the site
      • 14. From an assignment profile, students can “Upload Files” to the “Dropbox” if enabled. Students can also quickly view their grade, if it is recorded.
      • 15. Students may not delete submissions to the dropbox, however they can choose to add updated files.
    • Schoology
      Student Perspective - Test/Quiz
      • From the student view, if students are allowed to resume unfinished tests, they will see a “Resume” or “Start again” button.
      • 16. Hitting “Start again” would begin a new submission
      • 17. Instructors can view all student submissions
    • Schoology
      Student Perspective - Test/Quiz
      • Test questions are interactive so that the student can see his/her responses as he/she progresses throughout the test
    • Schoology
      Student Perspective - Test/Quiz (continued)
      • The above questions highlight a few of the different question types, such as matching
    • Schoology
      Student Perspective - Grades View
      • Students, if allowed, can view their grades/attendance for each course
    • Schoology
      User Perspective - Personal Documents
      • Each Schoology user has a personal document repository that allows a user to store any files, and organize them in any fashion
    • Schoology
      User Perspective - Calendar Management
      • Each Schoology user has a personal calendar that aggregates all upcoming due-dates and events
      • 18. The user calendar can be filtered down into different categories
    • Schoology
      Social Features - User Profile
      • The user profile allows a user to share information, updates, and blog posts
    • Schoology
      Social Features - Blog Creation
      • User blogs are created using a rich-text editor, similar to that of Wordpress
      • 19. A user can toggle between a visual editor, as well as an HTML view for more advanced users
    • More Tech Tools
    • 20. 5 Must-Use Tech Tools
      Brian C. Dvorak