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ESU #9 iTi Conference Presentation


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This presentation was given at the ESU#9 iTi Conference in Hastings, NE on October 17, 2011.

This presentation was given at the ESU#9 iTi Conference in Hastings, NE on October 17, 2011.

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  • 1. Create EngagingTechnology Projects
    Jeremy Borer- Sandy Creek Public Schools
    Social Science Teacher
  • 2. View the presentation online at:
    Mr. Borer's Blog
  • 3. Topics
    Google Maps
    QR Code Scavenger Hunts
    Current Events Blog
  • 4. Integrating Technology
    Allow for student input
    Try new things – stick with what works
    Be ready for set backs – have a plan
    Teach the technology and the content
    Show off the results
  • 5. iMovie
    Use as an alternative to PowerPoint
    Great to use in all subject areas
    Your students can be as creative as they want
    Don’t be afraid to allow several days of work time
    The projects take time – but they are worth it
    Give time to plan before creating the iMovie
  • 6. iMovie
    Project ideas – be creative
    Commercials – describe any concept in 1 minute or less
    Infomercials – describe any concept in a longer format
    Movie Trailers – easy to use in iMovie ‘11
    Highlight Videos – of a person’s accomplishments
    News Programs – use the green screen to film your news “on location”
  • 7. iMovie
    High School Government
    Students worked in groups to create a short commercial for a Political Action Committee
  • 8. iMovie
    High School Biology
    Students worked in groups to create a movie comparing the parts of cell to a business
  • 9. iMovie
    High School Psychology
    Students worked in groups to create infomercials about a gender stereotype
  • 10. Google Maps
    Students must have Google accounts
    Incorporate pictures, video and text into your map
    Great for geography and history classes
    Describe a vacation to a foreign country
    Biographies – explorers and generals
    Washington DC – Close Up Trip
    Civil War Battles
  • 11. QR Code Scavenger Hunts
    QR Code Creator
    Create your own QR codes to print and post in class
    QR Code Scavenger Hunt Generator
    Create easy to implement scavenger hunts
    QR Code Reader apps
    Search the App Store on your smartphone or iPod Touch for free reader apps
  • 12. QR Code Scavenger Hunts
    Great to use as a review activity – alone or in teams
    Link the code to a website
    Students find important information about a topic
    Post the codes in your classroom or around the school
    Great educational use of smartphones and iPods
    Make sure this fits within your school’s policy on using phones/iPods
    ESU #9 iTi Conference Scavenger Hunt
  • 13. Current Events Blog
    I use Blogger – there are many sites that you could use
    I will post articles that pertain to my subject area
    Students comment on the article – inside or outside of class
    We use the comments to start in-class discussions
    This is not up and running yet – email issues
    Mr. Borer's Blog
  • 14. Rubrics
    Not much fun to create
    Use a free website to do this work for you
    Customizable rubrics that are easy to create
  • 15. Twitter
    Great source of information on almost any topic
    Hashtags – used to tag a tweet with certain information
    Educational hashtags
    More educational hashtags
  • 16. Evernote
    Free app from the App Store
    Information (pictures, links, documents) is synced between your computer and your mobile devices
    Allow important information to be accessed on multiple devices
    Capture ideas and events as they happen
  • 17. View the presentation online at:
    Mr. Borer's Blog
  • 18. Thank You!
    Jeremy Borer - Sandy Creek Public Schools
    Social Science Teacher