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The Trivia-FREE Version of my Gadget-A-Go-Go presentation

The Trivia-FREE Version of my Gadget-A-Go-Go presentation

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  • 1. http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget
  • 2. How Did I Get Here?
    • 21+ years experience working with educational technology
    • 18+ years experience as a School Library Media/Technology Specialist
    • MPT-NTTI Teacher of the Year
    • Definitely NOT a Tech Guru!
    • I’m still in BETA - a savvy digital immigrant
  • 3. Be Green! Just Google: MHMS Wiki Look Ma, No Notes NEEDED! http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces. com/gadget
  • 4. Jeff Hastings: My Gadget Guru
  • 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!
  • 6. Logitech Alto Notebook Stand & Fabric Keyboard
    • Flips open for easy use on almost any flat surface
    • Three high-speed USB 2.0 ports add instant connectivity for your favorite peripherals
    • Fabric Keyboard is compatible with smart phones, PDAs and hand-held devices.
    • It is water-repellent, super durable and comes with a mobile phone/PDA stand
  • 7. Universal Apple iPod USB Charger Kit & USB Retractable Hotsync Cable
    • Works with Flip Camera!
    • Works with iPod!
    • .40 Cents from Amazon with $4.00 shipping
    • It’s a STEAL!
  • 8. LiveScribe!
    • Only $129.00 Amazon
    • Capture Everything! - records audio and links it to what you write.
    • 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!
  • 9. Belkin Travel Surge & USB
    • 360-degree rotating plug with 4 locking position
    • Offers compact, lightweight, efficient design
    • Features mini-USB cable to charge virtually any USB device
  • 10.
    • $144.00 on Amazon
    • 12.1 Pixels - Set LOWER for school use!
    • Buy extra memory cards
    • Lithium Battery - Long Life
    Sony Cybershot with Steady Shot
  • 11. Flip Mino Video Camera
    • Perfect video camera for a web 2.0. world
    • NOW With Lithium Battery Goodness!
    • Don’t buy the HD!
    • 1 GB 60 minute model $95
    • Get the Tripod! $14.00
    • Buy a USB Extension cable!
    • Put a BarCode on it for Field trips & student classroom projects!
    • Easy to use! Teachers & kids love it!!
  • 12. External Card Readers
    • Safer than using cables with cameras - corrupted files happen
    • Will read up to 19 different kind of cards
    • Set up a Multimedia Station in the Media Center with this for teachers to use!
  • 13. Google Products: FREE, Useful, & Fun!
    • Use it FREE to customize your start up page
    • MANY FREE cool gadgets & widgets!
    • Gmail
    • GoogleDocs
    • GoogleWAVE
  • 14. Flickr Photo Sharing!
    • Use it FREE!
    • Easy Uploads of Batches of Pics!
    • Easy Sort, Edit & Share!
    • Pro Version unlimited only $24 a year!
  • 15. Fun With Words!
    • Spell With Flickr
    • Wordle
    • Word Sift
    • Ransom Note Generator
    • GeoGreeting
    • Targul
  • 16.
    • Build your PLN: Nings are Social Networks around central themes
    • Think of a Facebook for teachers, a Myspace for technology educators...a place to vent, share, connect, and LEARN!
    Nings & Things!
  • 17. 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
  • 18. Cool Places To go!! Evernote This Could Change Everything!
  • 19.
    • 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!
    • ---> EMBEDDABLE!
    • Xtranormal - If you can type - you can Animate!
    • ---> EMBEDDABLE!
    • Let’s go watch a few live!
    Hello Human Librarian! Animation Studios & Sites
  • 20. Skype
    • Use it FREE to call long distance to colleagues & authors!
    • FREE video conference calls
    • All you need is a headphone w/ microphone attachment
    Author Sara Zarr at the Unquiet Library With Buffy Hamilton Photo by Buffy Hamilton http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
  • 21. Get a Second Life
    • MANY FREE ISTE events / sessions offered in all subjects
    • Collaborate with educators from all over the county/world
    • FUN!
    • Takes some time to get good at it
    • This is the future of virtual online PD…be cutting edge.
    http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget ISTE & ALA in Second Life!
  • 22. Don’t be a Pirate… Be an Adventurer! http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget
  • 23. Books still rule, too! Now go forth and be cool!!! Thank you for your time! :-) http://mhmsmedia.wikispaces.com/gadget