JD Williamson Westfall Local Schools firstname.lastname@example.org
SCOCA Conference Session: Techtopia Day Two 9:30 – 10:30
This presentation can be found on my Technology website. http://www.westfall.k12.oh.us/Technology.aspx
The difference between a dream and a goal is a PLAN. Be intentional. Have a purpose.
Blogs Best individual blog- @TheNerdyTeacherhttp://www.thenerdyteacher.com/ for his epic posts on all things education and pop culture. Best teacher blog -@whatedsaidhttp://whatedsaid.wordpress.com/ Best librarian / library blog – @shannonmmillerhttp://vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com/ Best school administrator blog – @gcouroshttp://georgecouros.ca/blog/
Blogs Best educational tech support blog- http://jasontbedell.com/ Best elearning / corporate education blog – http://thegatewayto21stcenturyskills.blogspot.com/ Best educational webinar series - Reform Symposium Lifetime achievement – @cybraryman1 Jerry has an incredible collection of knowledge and resources that he has added to for years. Most influential blog– http://www.johntspencer.com/2010/02/i-hope-he-stays-lunatic-for-life.html
ilearntechnology http://ilearntechnology.com/ My favorite blog to follow.
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/about/websites-of-the-year/ A host of educational web resources.
Skype is an incredible tool. It is a free download that allows you to video chat with anyone in the world (who also has Skype downloaded) for free. Teachers have been using Skype in the classroom for years now to connect to other classrooms, to connect with experts, and even to introduce their students to favorite authors
Skype in the classroom (beta) A free directory that connects teachers and helps them use Skype to enrich students' educational experience. http://blogs.skype.com/classroom-pre-register/
Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
Eco Zoo The Eco Zoo is an impressive 3d environment where students can meet different “animals” that will give them some ideas about taking care of the environment. Each of the critters has a virtual pop-up book that tells a little about the character. Each character has an environmental quirk, like one who is always turning off the lights to save energy, and has a little story that will get your students thinking about the environment. http://ecodazoo.com/
Microsoft Add-ons http://www.microsoft.com/education/default.mspx#Overview
SoundNote for Ipad http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soundnote/id364789577?mt=8
Study Jams http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm
Global Education Conference http://www.globaleducationconference.com/index.html
Photo timelines from Life http://www.life.com/timeline
ZooBurst Create your own 3D pop up book http://www.zooburst.com/index.php
Text to Movie A Web-based application used to create short 3D animated movies from simple text-based movie-scripts. The characters in the movie speak the dialogue in the script, and react to performance triggers—icons that are dropped directly into the script, just like smileys in IM/chat. Movies can be shared through e-mail, blogs and online video sharing and social networking sites http://www.xtranormal.com/
Photos with audio http://www.fotobabble.com/
Mashup the web http://beta.middlespot.com/index.php#
Ten Simple Strategies for Re-engaging Students http://www.edutopia.org/blog/reengaging-students-andrew-marcinek
Internet Archive: Digital Library of FreeBooks, Movies, Music and Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/