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Stuff I Use (tech and ed)

Stuff I Use (tech and ed)



A presentation for my colleagues as we head into the world of IWB, BYOD, QR, and more...

A presentation for my colleagues as we head into the world of IWB, BYOD, QR, and more...



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    Stuff I Use (tech and ed) Stuff I Use (tech and ed) Presentation Transcript

    • Stuff I UseHOW I’M USING TECH IN MY TEACHING Cynthia Jones forclj@yahoo.ca Twitter @forclj
    • People & sites I follow First, find the ideas… Edudemic EduTecher FreeTech4Teachers Scoop.it Twitter Nik Peachey Larry Ferlazzo You can bookmark, get on email lists/digests, follow on Twitter, ‘like’ on Facebook… … I keep adding to (and sometimes deleting from) these…
    • What I use to curate Then organize and share… Livebinders Scoop.it Pearltrees Pinterest…and many more…
    • Social Media Connect with others…I use:TwitterScoop.itPinterestOthers you can use:FBGoogle+LinkedinFlickrSlideshare…
    • The Cloud Find a place to keep everything…Some free cloud storage:DropBoxBoxiCloud (Apple)Google Drive (+Gmail)Microsoft SkyDrive (+Hotmail)Evernote Choose what is easiest and syncs with the things you use
    • Web Pages Creating simple, poster-like web pages…The ones I use:Tackk.com (current favourite)Pen.io
    • Simple Website Web presence…WeeblyAfter trying out many free website makers, this is my favourite (and it works well on mobile devices).Some others: Wix Webs Breezi…and many more…
    • Blogs Another type of web presence…Tumblr.BloggerSome others: WordPress Posterous Glogster…and many more…
    • Magazine creation Easy ways to collect and share…ReadListsScoop.itOther useful reading stuff Readability Also consider RSS feeds (reader/news aggregator feeds)
    • Writing Move beyond Word…Collaborative writing: Etherpad lite(many different versions exist)typewith.me, primarypad, piratepad, titanpadJournals, letters, more:PenzuMyOpenLetterLooseLeavesInstablogg
    • Video Multimedia (part one)…Youtube More than just cat videos Favourites; Playlists; Channels Private or unlisted video settings; editing capabilitiesKeepVidOne of many tools to augment the use of online video (more on the list later)
    • ScreenCasting Multimedia (part two)…Explain Everything (iPad)Other apps for screencasting include: ShowMe, WhiteBoard, EduCreationsScreenr + KeepVid + YoutubeNot as complicated as it sounds. Create the video/screencast with Screenr (or Screencast-o-matic), save it with KeepVid, upload to Youtube.
    • Audio Multimedia (part three)…I haven’t really used these with classes yet, but I’d like to:AudiobooPhotobabbleVoiceThreadSoundCloud
    • BYOD Apps Using smartphones in the classroom…and outBring Your Own Device AppsSocrativeQuizlet…and many more…
    • Some cool online stuff Tip of the iceberg…  tinyurl (shortend long web addresses) http://tinyurl.com/  KeepVid (saves videos from youtube) http://keepvid.com/  redz.com search (graphic webpage searches) http://redz.com/home  dogpile search (uses google, yahoo and bing) http://www.dogpile.com/  twurdy search (rates reading difficulty of sites) http://www.twurdy.com/  fodey.com (newspaper clipping image generator & more apps) http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp  graphwords.com (draw thesaurus) http://graphwords.com/  phras.in (which phrase is correct – polls) http://phras.in/  phraseup.com (what is the word in the phrase) http://www.phraseup.com/  text2mindmap.com (app converts texts to mind maps)http://www.text2mindmap.com/  wordnik.com (dictionary definitions and example sentences) http://wordnik.com/  phonetizer.com (instant phonetic transcription) http://www.phonetizer.com/  easydefine.com (definitions for lists of words) http://easydefine.com/  piclits (poetry and pictures) http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx  tagul (tag cloud creator); wordle; worditout http://tagul.com/  pdfmyurl (turns web pages into pdfs) http://pdfmyurl.com/  bundlr (collect set of links to share) http://bundlr.com/  goanimate.com (make animated videos) http://goanimate.com/  vocabulary profiler HKU (analyze text vocab for word list rank) http://www4.caes.hku.hk/vocabulary/profile.htm  spreeder.com (speed reading app) http://spreeder.com/  online-convert.com (free online file converter) http://www.online-convert.com/  caption it yourself (add captions to video) http://www.dcmp.org/ciy/  howjsay.com (pronc, word stress) http://howjsay.com/  eslvideo.com http://www.eslvideo.com/  listen-and-write.com http://listen-and-write.com/  memorizenow.com (flash cards) http://memorizenow.com/  mobile.conduit.com (create free mobile apps) http://mobile.conduit.com/  TagMyDoc http://www.tagmydoc.com/ / ScanMyDoc (add or download QRL codes for smartphones) http://scanmydoc.com/  similarsitesearch.com (find alternative websites) http://www.similarsitesearch.com/
    • Considerations How will this be used / integrated… IWB / computer lab / personal devices / laptop or iPad and TV In class time, lab time, or at home Whole class, groups, individual Delivering lessons, review, make-up, testing, homework Learning curve – for teachers Learning curve – for students
    • TBC Final thoughts… Pick what’s easiest for you Stay organized Share with others Ask questions Don’t be intimidated