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  1. 1. Joshua Harnwell<br />Assistant Head of Mathematics<br /><br />The Tech Toolbox for Teachers<br />Knox Grammar School Term 4 Professional Development<br />
  2. 2. Screencasting<br />2<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Screencasting is recording a video of your computer screen, while you are working on it. It can also record sound.<br /> (online)<br /> (software)<br /> (free/paid)<br />Flipping the classroom <br />example<br />
  3. 3. Bookmarking<br />3<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Online Social Bookmarking lets you easily store bookmarks in one place (backed up), search them and share them with others.<br /><br /><br /><br />Store your links, so that you can find them again<br />Share links with colleagues<br />Get your class to share links with each other<br />
  4. 4. URL Shorteners<br />4<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Changes a long link into a short one<br /><br /><br /><br />You can write a very short url on the <br />board to share it with students.<br />
  5. 5. Creative Commons<br />5<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br /><br />Tell people if they are allowed to use your work.<br />Much better than ‘copyright’<br />
  6. 6. Youtube Videos<br />6<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Like to show a Youtube video without all the advertising and junk! (Potentially inappropriate)<br /><br /><br /> or or use an addon for your browser<br />If you are relying on a Youtube clip and the internet drops out, having a backup copy can be very helpful<br />
  7. 7. Youtube Videos<br />7<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Edit Youtube videos – trim and join.<br />Action scene from 2:04<br /><br /><br /><br />Show students just the part of a youtube clip that you want – or give them one link (for home) with multiple youtube videos. <br />
  8. 8. Laptop running slowly?<br />Go and get it reimaged by IT.<br />OR…<br />Get everything off your desktop (this is all loaded into RAM)<br />Use CCleaner (<br />Removes temp files and cleans up uninstalled programs<br />Check Start > startup<br />8<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  9. 9. Creative Commons Images<br />9<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Use images in class worksheets / powerpoint slides or to show your class the legal way!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Images are fantastic to get students thinking and engage them in content. Example.<br />
  10. 10. Backup Online<br />10<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Save your files ‘in the cloud’ so that hard disk failure won’t mean that you lose everything!<br />Dropbox = 2 GB Google Drive coming soon!<br />Sugarsync = 5 GB<br />Windows Live Skydrive= 25 GB (max 50Mb files)<br />We encourage our students to back up their work, but do we do the same?<br />
  11. 11. Reading Lists<br />11<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />An easy way to store links to website to read later.<br />You may only want to look at these once.<br /><br /><br />Apple’s iCloud Solution<br />When looking through RSS feeds / Blogs / other links, if you don’t have time to assess the resources but think it may be useful, then ‘readitlater’<br />
  12. 12. Social: Facebook, Twitter and G+<br />12<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />These three applications let you follow/friend someone. The can be used ‘socially’ and ‘professionally’ <br /><br /><br /><br />You can use these applications to:<br />Communicate information to students<br />Link with other educators and find resources<br />
  13. 13. Social: Professional<br />13<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Register an online relationship with colleagues<br /><br /><br />Yammer – share links to the Knox network.<br />If you ‘friend’ someone on LinkedIn, you are explicitly recommending that person.<br />
  14. 14. Backup local<br />14<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Save your files locally to an external hard drive<br /> (also paid online storage 10Gb $25)<br />U Drive<br />Home Network Drive – Seagate GoFlex Home<br />We encourage our students to back up their work, but do we do the same?<br />
  15. 15. Presentations<br />15<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />PowerPoint has its uses, but there <br />are more creative tools now available<br /><br /><br />Give students the choice of their presentation media<br />If things are not linear, one of these web2.0 tools may be better. Example<br />
  16. 16. Online Polls<br />16<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />A one question survey – get results instantly<br /><br /><br /> (allows open-ended response)<br />Use as a Student Response Network <br />(multiple choice of whether students understand)<br />
  17. 17. Comics<br />17<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Create a cartoon / comic strip. Drag and drop the speech bubbles, people and scenes.<br /><br />Create a cartoon yourself for a topic, or get students to present their work in cartoon form.<br />
  18. 18. Windows Shortcuts<br />Some shortcuts to help<br />Show Desktop:  + D <br />Moving windows to the left, right or top<br />Switch Programs: Alt-Tab OR  + Tab<br />Filling in forms – tab to the next field (shift tab to go backwards)<br />Lock computer  + L<br />Windows Task Manager: Shift-Ctrl-Esc<br />Select All: Ctrl-A <br />Search (Find)  + F<br />Magnifier:  +/-<br />Shake the toolbar of an application to make everything else hide!<br />Use backspace to go ‘back’ on a website<br />18<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  19. 19. Journals<br />19<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />See what current research is <br />saying in your subject area<br /><br /><br />Encourage your students <br />to use good research practice<br />
  20. 20. Class Calendar<br />20<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />The idea is to use recycling <br />paper to print calendars on.<br /><br />Print one for each class and put it up on the wall. The teacher (or a student) can write the homework each day.<br />
  21. 21. Want to access network drives from home?<br />Use Dialup…<br />VPN into school to access your network drive<br /><br />21<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />For full instructions, search ‘vpn’ on Scholaris<br />
  22. 22. Fakebook<br />22<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Fakebook – create fake facebook pages <br /><br /><br />Choose a historical figure or current celebrity to create a fake facebook page for<br />
  23. 23. PDF Files<br />23<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Share files in PDF format<br /> (creates a ‘printer’)<br />Files > Save As in Word / Excel / etc.<br />If you want to share files, make sure that those viewing it can see what you want! Also, if you email files to Print Room then make sure it gets printed correctly.<br />
  24. 24. Randomly select from a list<br />24<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Create a random number or randomly order a list<br /><br />If students are doing presentations, <br />randomly order them.<br />
  25. 25. Hardware<br />Bluetooth mouse!!<br />Monitor<br />Lectern<br />Eye-fi Card<br />25<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  26. 26. Online Clocks<br />26<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Project a clock or timer<br /><br /><br />If you have timed activites (or assessment tasks) it can be helpful to project onto the screen.<br />You can even use multiple monitors (Fn F5)<br />
  27. 27. Find-a-words and Crosswords<br />27<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Easily create these worksheets online to print out<br /><br /><br />Review / Summarise a topic in a <br />find-a-word or crossword<br />
  28. 28. Office 2007/2010 confusing?<br />28<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Find menus In the office ribbon<br /><br />Or<br />If you can’t find what you’re looking for, but it used to be under ‘insert’ then use this office menu finder<br />
  29. 29. Oops! I deleted a file!<br />29<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Recover files and/or old versions of files<br /><br />On a school network drive – Rt click > properties > previous versions<br />Office – File > Recent > Recover unsaved document (File > Options > Save)<br />Find an old version of a file, <br />before you made those changes!<br />
  30. 30. Outlook Tips<br />When sending a message: <br />Options > Delay Delivery<br />Options > Use Voting Buttons<br />Request delivery receipt / request read receipt<br />Calendar<br />Use as your daily planner?<br />Meetings<br />Invite Attendees (also<br />Tasks <br />use for a record of phone conversations<br />Do you use Google Calendar <br />> get Google Calendar sync<br />30<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  31. 31. How to copy files<br />31<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Gives you additional options to <br />pause / restart copying and moving<br /><br />Or<br />If you computer crashes or you lose network connection whilst copying lots of files, you don’t know what has and hasn’t copied, unless you use teracopy.<br />
  32. 32. Clear Aerial Photographs<br />32<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />You need to register for free. You can see very clear images (better than google maps or earth)<br /><br />See how an area changes over time / seasons.<br />It’s fun!<br />
  33. 33. Create Games online<br />33<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Dustbin Game Matching pairs games<br />Post It! (label a diagram) Wordshoot<br />TimeLine Flashcards<br /><br />A good way to provide an introduction and/or conclusion to a topic.<br />Example<br />
  34. 34. Copy part of a picture<br />34<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Copy parts of images or parts of your screen.<br />Microsoft Office > Insert Screen Shot > Screen Clipping<br />Snipping Tool<br />Modify difficult diagrams<br />And make the background transparent<br />
  35. 35. Google Docs<br />35<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Use google docs to collaborate for documents or spreadsheets<br /><br /><br />I check homework, using my iPhone and then use OffiSync to open the Google Spreadsheet in Excel<br />
  36. 36. Microsoft Word<br />Use Styles to save on formatting later<br />....KnoxYear 9Coordinate Geometry - Graphing Straight LinesCoordinate Geometry (2011).docx<br />Use ‘colours’ in powerpoint<br />Go to Insert > Symbol to find the Character Map. E.g. FN-Alt-0176 = °<br />36<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  37. 37. Convert PDF Files to Word Documents<br />37<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Convert PDF documents, with diagrams, <br />into word documents to edit.<br /><br />Example<br />
  38. 38. Parents want to help their son with homework?<br />38<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />DEC (Dept of Ed and Communities) has developed a site to help parents know what students are doing in schools<br /><br />There are some quick factsheets which student may find helpful when revising. Example.<br />
  39. 39. Brainteasers<br />39<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Brainteasers and optical illusions<br />http://www.braingle.comExample<br />If you have 5 minutes to fill, <br />have a set of resources ready to go!<br />
  40. 40. Online Surveys<br />40<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Quickly allow students to respond to survey questions and tabulate data<br />Scholaris – in a Virtual Classroom<br /><br />Google Form<br />End of year teacher survey.<br />Review a topic.<br />
  41. 41. Interesting ideas…<br />41<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Connect with other educators from around the world to see the creative innovative ideas that they are using<br />iTunes: iTunes U and Podcasts<br /> & Twitter<br />It’s a stream – you don’t have to read everything!<br />For more info… <br />see Andrew Jeppesen’s workshop on PLNs.<br />
  42. 42. Share documents<br />42<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Allow multiple people to edit <br />the same document or share documents.<br />Scholaris or Z drive<br /><br />Google Docs Dropbox public folder<br />Students can collaborate on files or you can upload files for colleagues from other schools<br />
  43. 43. Send big files<br />43<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Upload a file to an internet site <br />for others to download. Great for files > 10 MB.<br /><br />For files up to 1 GB.<br />
  44. 44. iPhone Apps (or equivalent andriod apps)<br />44<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />SplashTop: Control your computer from your iPhone<br />TaskTask/iReminders Sync tasks to Exchange<br />Google Docs / <br /><br /><br />Connect to a home computer to do something?<br />Control your laptop from on the screen from your phone?<br />Have tasks wherever you go!<br />
  45. 45. Excel Tips<br />Data to Columns<br />Conditional Format<br />....Knox2011 AdministrationProfessional DevelopmentTerm 4 Day 1 Presentationexample.xlsx<br />45<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  46. 46. Wolfram Alpha<br />46<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />How many hairs are on a human head?<br />Solve 2x+10=15<br /><br />Students can investigate a topic, taking difficult mathematics out of the equation – and explaining how to do it!<br />
  47. 47. Windows Live<br />47<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />The online environment for Microsoft allows you to link in with a number of services<br />Photo Gallery (similar to Picasa)<br /><br />Movie Maker<br />Students can edit photos and videos in their creative expression very easily.<br />
  48. 48. BBC Schools<br />48<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />This site contains a great variety of lesson plans and worksheets for teachers and also games and activities for students<br /><br />Students can use this for additional revision<br />
  49. 49. Wiki<br />49<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />A website that can be edited by a group of people<br />Scholaris<br /><br /><br />Create a site for your students to interact and build a knowledge base. Like a mini ‘wikipedia’.<br />
  50. 50. AudioBoo<br />50<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Record a short clip (up to 5 min) and email a link<br /><br />Students could respond verbally for homework <br />in 5 minutes. An Oral task that can be <br />marked and listened to over time.<br />
  51. 51. Build your own games<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />51<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  52. 52. Hopefully you can take one or two ideas from this presentation.<br />It is available on my blog:<br />52<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />