Technology For Homeschooling Parents

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Technology For Homeschooling Parents

  1. 1. Prepare Your Children for the 21st Century An Overview of Some resources (not even close to all of them)
  2. 2. Because it’s their future!
  3. 3. 3 E’s The a tool to explore As As a tool to educate As a tool to evaluate
  4. 4. Develop a Personal Learning Network  Research and Develop Lesson Plans 
  5. 5. Register for Nings/Yahoo Groups/Twitter   Join Nings  Use Yahoo groups  Twitter Other resources   Follow blogs (Use Google Reader )(Delicious, other options)  Listen to podcasts  YouTube/HomeschoolViewTube/TeacherTube
  6. 6. Use the internet to develop lesson plans   Use Educational Search Tools: DocMazy or Triplify  Find free videos and documentaries  Find free lesson plans, Topmarks (there are a lot of sources)  Find free textbooks  Find free tutorials  Find free slideshows Use technology to test   Quizlet  Hot Potatoes  Jeopardy Labs  Power Point Game Templates
  7. 7. Take Advantage of Online Courses   Bravewriter.com (this is just an example)  There are many online schools Take Advantage of Online Resources   Online field trips  Online games  Online educational materials/programs
  8. 8. Teach your children to use technologies 
  9. 9. What students probably already know:   iTunes  YouTube  Email  Google  Mapquest What they might not know:   Blogging  Podcasting  Wikis
  10. 10. An on-line journal that can be kept personal or  allow comments. Ways for your children to use:  Language Arts   Book reviews, book reports, creative writing, expository writing, critical writing, poetry Art   Catalog art projects, how to, post videos Social Studies/Science   Reports, research projects
  11. 11. On on-line radio program that anyone can  download and that automatically gets delivered to your computer. How to: Audacity  Ways for your children to use:  Create news shows  Create Trivia games  Interview people  Share Book Reviews  Communicate with Grandparents 
  12. 12. A web page that anyone can edit.   Wikispaces ; sample = http://ah-bon- french.wikispaces.com/ Ways for your children to use:   History reports  Science reports  How – to projects  Book reports
  13. 13. 1. Different search tools such as:  Kid Safe Search Tools:  KidRex  Visual Search Tools:  Search Me , Eyeplorer, Search Cube,, CoolIris KoolTorch, Carot2  Word Clouds  Wordle  Other interesting tools  Newsmap, Nibipedia Ways for your children to use:   Research connections  Compare and contrast results
  14. 14. Making Movies 2. DigitalFilm  Windows MovieMaker  Animoto  Ways for your children to use:  You can make a movie of anything for any subject  Different styles   Common craft
  15. 15. Creating Web Pages 3. Weebly  Google  Webs  Ways for your children to use  Web pages can be made for creative purposes  Or to convey information in any subject area 
  16. 16. Skype 4. Ways for your children to use  Skype is a great way to interview people  It is also a great way to meet pen pals 
  17. 17. Mind Mapping Tools 5. Bubbl.us  Mindomo  Spinscape  Gliffy  Ways your children can use:  Good for literature studies or writing   Good for history review  Good for science concept review
  18. 18. Poster Making Tools 6. Glogster  Wanted Poster  Ways your children can use:  Glogster is great for social studies, science, and  language arts but can be used for any subject and any assignment
  19. 19. Voice Thread 7. Ways your children can use:  Independent research and opinion polls  Feedback on papers  Feedback on projects  Feedback on art  Data can be used for math 
  20. 20. Flash card making tools 8. StudyStack  Quizlet  Ways your children can use  Learn Math facts  Study Vocabulary  Learn Foreign Languages  Memorize Dates 
  21. 21. Comics/Animation 9. Toondoo  Comiqs  GoAnimate  Ways Your Children Can Use:  These are great for language arts or history  assignments but can also be used in other subjects
  22. 22. Other miscellaneous fun stuff 10. Make Your Own Flag  Make Your Coat of Arms  Aniboom  Make your own books  Smilebox  GoogleEarth Sketch-Up  (http://www.google.com/educators/geo_class.html) Google Lit Trips  Thematic Mapping  Timelines such as xtimeline or timerime  Tourmaker  Cooltext and Graffiti  Geocommons mapmaker  http://www.rpi.edu/~eglash/csdt.html  http://woices.com/ 
  23. 23. Easy Rater Plagiarism Detect
  24. 24. Written and Prepared by Explore Academy Copyright 2009 www.kidthinkers.blogspot.com kidthinkers@gmail.com

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