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  • 1. AP Summit 2014 Technology Tools to Advance Rigor and Engagement
  • 2. Who Are We? David Schubert - schubertd Instructional Technology Specialist Jessica Titze - titzej Technology Curriculum Specialist Carlos Fernandez -fernandezc Instructional Technology
  • 3. Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org/library Free library of videos demonstrating concepts across different subject areas Gained attention for math concepts originally Expanding to include sciences, economics, world history, humanities, and more Extra practice/review Independent study
  • 4. TodaysMeet.com Backchannel collaboration during school or at home.  Free  Have the students share the transcript with you to show participation.  See what the students are talking about and where they are shifting and losing focus within a discussion topic on content.
  • 5. Remind 101 A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents Free.  Free  One way communication  Communication can be scheduled  Great for AP Reminder Messages
  • 6. Grab Your Phone!
  • 7. Office 365 http://office365.leonschools.net Teacher uses  Email file storage, web-based Microsoft Office apps Student uses  Email, file storage, web-based Microsoft Office apps  Collaboration  Online project submission Apps  Word, PowerPoint, Excel (+Surveys), OneNote Demo
  • 8. Mentor Mob (Lesson Paths) URL: http://www.lessonpaths.com Content curation website where educators can make or sift through hundreds of Learning Playlists Students and teachers can organize and create within Mentor Mob
  • 9. Tube Chop Allows you to edit YouTube Videos  No Advertising  Takes 1 minute to create Sample:  Original Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_56cZGRMx4  TubeChopped Video: http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1855278
  • 10. ClipConverter.cc Download YouTube videos. Clip Converter is a free online media conversion application, which allows you to record, convert and download nearly any audio or video URL to common formats. Eliminates Streaming Videos Stop worrying about your video being blocked by the YouTube filter.
  • 11. Discovery Education Classrooms Who is already using Discovery Streaming in the classroom? How are you using it? Classroom features: http://classrooms.discoveryeducation.com Build quizzes and assignments and push them to the students Students access streaming library for independent study Demo
  • 12. Kaizena URL: https://kaizena.com/docs What does it do? Voice and text feedback for students' assignments via Google Drive. Insert links too! A great way to collaborate with students
  • 13. Google Sites (Chunking Content) Chunking Content Differently     Have your students create a Google site as a group. Sites can be specific to individual groups/classes. Each group/topic completes the content on a specific section or page on the website. Creating content on a website helps students work with the content another time, stimulating memory, and produces a persistent location for other students to refer back to. Instructions on how to create a Google Site https://support.google.com/sites/answer/153197?hl=en Where do I start? http://sites.google.com Sample Site: https://sites.google.com/site/enlightenmentinspired/home
  • 14. Educational Gaming Games designed for or applied to the content area are shown to increase engagement in learning Especially useful after AP or EOC exams Example: SIM City Government, economics, and other social studies concepts Discussion: other examples and ideas
  • 15. Social Media Templates Thinking Differently Using Social Media Templates (Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, etc.) to explain or have students explain content. Link to Presentation Blog and Template Resources: http://fishingforedtech.com/merging-social-mediaconcepts-into-education-gaetc13
  • 16. Social Media Templates Thinking Differently