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Gadget A Go Go-AASL09

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Turbo Charge Your Resources: Fabulous Freebies, Great Gadgets, & Sweet Sites that Go the Distance! …

Turbo Charge Your Resources: Fabulous Freebies, Great Gadgets, & Sweet Sites that Go the Distance!
Be cool in school! Do you dig knowing the sweet sites, great gadgets, & the current buzzwords? Like fabulous freebies? Don’t have the time to read every journal, wiki, blog, ning, tweet, or plurk, but still don’t want to be left out in the techie chat cold? Then this session is for you! Presented triviaoke style, as a quick & irreverent look at the latest & greatest stuff to turbo charge your Library Media Program.

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  • 1. http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget #AASL2009
  • 2. How Did I Get Here? <ul><li>20+ years experience working with educational technology </li></ul><ul><li>18 years experience as a School Library Media/Technology Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>MPT-NTTI Teacher of the Year </li></ul><ul><li>Definitely NOT a Tech Guru! </li></ul><ul><li>I’m still in BETA - a savvy digital immigrant </li></ul>http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget #AASL2009
  • 3. Be Green! Just Google: MHMS Wiki http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget Look Ma, No Notes NEEDED!
  • 4. Jeff Hastings: My Gadget Guru http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget
  • 5. What is Your BEST Buy? Find your best price, Google search, read the reviews... & ask people! ...honestly though? i usually end up buying from Amazon.com because i like the reviews and the price is usually only a few cents off from a 15 min search for a lower price....and if the thing does NOT work the customer service is so good BEST BUY ALERT: sometimes you gotta just have it NOW! Check the internet price before you go and if it’s a big purchase PRINT IT OUT! - Then go to Customer Service to make sure they MATCH their own price! http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget
  • 6. Logitech Alto Notebook Stand & Fabric Keyboard <ul><li>Flips open for easy use on almost any flat surface </li></ul><ul><li>Three high-speed USB 2.0 ports add instant connectivity for your favorite peripherals </li></ul><ul><li>Fabric Keyboard is compatible with smart phones, PDAs and hand-held devices. </li></ul><ul><li>It is water-repellent, super durable and comes with a mobile phone/PDA stand </li></ul>http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget
  • 7. Universal Apple iPod USB Charger Kit & USB Retractable Hotsync Cable <ul><li>Works with Flip Camera! </li></ul><ul><li>Works with iPod! </li></ul><ul><li>.40 Cents from Amazon with $4.00 shipping </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a STEAL! </li></ul>http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget
  • 8. Trivioke Giveaway Time! <ul><li>What does PDF stand for? </li></ul><ul><li>A. Page Draft Form </li></ul><ul><li>B. Personal Desk File </li></ul><ul><li>C. Portable Document Format </li></ul><ul><li>D. Printed Data File </li></ul><ul><li>Answer - C. Portable Document Format </li></ul>
  • 9. LiveScribe! <ul><li>Only $129.00 Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Capture Everything! - records audio and links it to what you write. </li></ul><ul><li>No Need to Lug the Laptop - automatically captures everything as you write and draw. Transfer your notes to your computer, organize them, with Search Feature! </li></ul>#AASL2009
  • 10. Belkin Travel Surge & USB <ul><li>360-degree rotating plug with 4 locking position </li></ul><ul><li>Offers compact, lightweight, efficient design </li></ul><ul><li>Features mini-USB cable to charge virtually any USB device </li></ul>#AASL2009
  • 11. <ul><li>$144.00 on Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>12.1 Pixels - Set LOWER for school use! </li></ul><ul><li>Buy extra memory cards </li></ul><ul><li>Lithium Battery - Long Life </li></ul>Sony Cybershot with Steady Shot
  • 12. Flip Mino Video Camera <ul><li>Perfect video camera for a web 2.0. world </li></ul><ul><li>NOW With Lithium Battery Goodness! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t buy the HD! </li></ul><ul><li>1 GB 60 minute model $95 </li></ul><ul><li>Get the Tripod! $14.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a USB Extension cable! </li></ul><ul><li>Put a BarCode on it for Field trips & student classroom projects! </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use! Teachers & kids love it!! </li></ul>
  • 13. External Card Readers <ul><li>Safer than using cables with cameras - corrupted files happen </li></ul><ul><li>Will read up to 19 different kind of cards </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a Multimedia Station in the Media Center with this for teachers to use! </li></ul>
  • 14. Trivioke Giveaway Time! <ul><li>Google recently celebrated the birthday of the Bar Code - what year was it patented? </li></ul><ul><li>A. 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>B. 1951 </li></ul><ul><li>C. 1961 </li></ul><ul><li>D. 1971 </li></ul><ul><li>Answer - B 1951 </li></ul>
  • 15. Google Products: FREE, Useful, & Fun! <ul><li>Use it FREE to customize your start up page </li></ul><ul><li>MANY FREE cool gadgets & Widgets to easily add </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>GoogleDocs </li></ul><ul><li>GoogleWAVE </li></ul>#AASL2009
  • 16. Flickr Photo Sharing! <ul><li>Use it FREE! </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Uploads of Batches of Pics! </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Sort, Edit & Share! </li></ul><ul><li>Pro Version unlimited only $30 a year! </li></ul>
  • 17. Fun With Words! <ul><li>Spell With Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Word Sift </li></ul><ul><li>Ransom Note Generator </li></ul><ul><li>GeoGreeting </li></ul><ul><li>Targul </li></ul>
  • 18. <ul><li>Build your PLN: Nings are Social Networks around central themes </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a Facebook for teachers, a Myspace for technology educators...a place to vent, share, connect, and LEARN! </li></ul>Nings & Things!
  • 19. Twitter: Build Your PLN: Keep Up With Your Friends & Stalk Gurus! But What about Plurk? Read the Article about Plurk vs. Twitter on the Wiki #AASL2009
  • 20. Cool Places To go!! http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget Evernote This Could Change Everything!
  • 21. <ul><li>Go!Animate - Easy to use Animation studio that uses drag & drop - includes motion and music! Bring in your own pictures to use as backgrounds! Awesome! </li></ul><ul><li>---> EMBEDDABLE! </li></ul><ul><li>Xtranormal - If you can type - you can Animate! </li></ul><ul><li>---> EMBEDDABLE! </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s go watch a few live! </li></ul>Hello Human Librarian! Animation Studios & Sites
  • 22. Trivioke Giveaway Time! <ul><li>What year did the first remote control attached by a wire to the TV enter the American home? </li></ul><ul><li>A. 1956 </li></ul><ul><li>B. 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>C. 1976 </li></ul><ul><li>D. 1986 </li></ul><ul><li>Answer - A 1956 </li></ul>
  • 23. Skype <ul><li>Use it FREE to call long distance to colleagues & authors! </li></ul><ul><li>FREE video conference calls </li></ul><ul><li>All you need is a headphone w/ microphone attachment </li></ul>Author Sara Zarr at the Unquiet Library With Buffy Hamilton Photo by Buffy Hamilton http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
  • 24. Get a Second Life <ul><li>MANY FREE ISTE events / sessions offered in all subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with educators from all over the county/world </li></ul><ul><li>FUN! </li></ul><ul><li>Takes some time to get good at it </li></ul><ul><li>This is the future of virtual online PD…be cutting edge. </li></ul>http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget ISTE & ALA in Second Life!
  • 25. Don’t be a Pirate… Be an Adventurer! http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget
  • 26. Books still rule, too! Now go forth and be cool!!! Thank you for your time! :-) http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget

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