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  • Newman had Atomic Learning Fridays were the Principal provided pizza and cold-drinks and the teachers brought items that they would use as door prizes for attending.


  • 1. 21st Century Classrooms: Tools and Tips To Enhance Your Teaching
    Jesus M. Morales
    Herrera Technology Liaison
  • 2. Purpose and Objectives
    • Update of TIS Initiatives from the last meeting
    • 3. Introduce, discuss, and use
    • 4. Set-up a Project Share Account
    • 5. Introduce new tools in technology from the EPISD Technology Conference in May as well
    the August, Podstock SW 2010 Conference
  • 6. Technology Liaison Meeting Summer 2010
    • We need to use!
    • 7. Costs about $50,000 a year to run!
    • 8. Newman Elementary had highest user activity by
    having Atomic Learning Fridays
    • Herrera had a total of 11 uses for a total of 15
    minutes and 7 seconds!
    • During the May 2010 EPISD Technology
    Conference, only 120 teachers/staff attended the
    event which paid a STIPEND, FEED YOU, AND
  • 9. Technology Liaison Meeting-Cont.
    • During Podstock SW conference, a small number
    also attended. Teachers from other districts to
    include Socorro, Canutillo, and Ysleta.
    • Project Share/Epsilen is coming! Check your email
    and DO NOT delete mail’s having to do with Project
    • Go ahead and create an account.
    • 10. Will start with teachers and soon will be open to students
    as well as parents throughout the entire state.
    • Will be used as a staff development tool for you to use
    online as well as access and exchange of lesson plans,
    and teaching techniques.
  • 11. Setting-up Your Project Share Account
    • Open the webpage
    • 12. On the right side of the screen, there is a place to log in,
    and a question mark.
    • Click on the question mark
    • 13. Click on the button that says: "I did not receive my
    account activation mail”
    • It will ask you for your email account. Use your EPISD
    • Epsilen (Which is Project Share) will send you an email
    activation to your EPISD account.
  • Project Share-Cont.
  • 14. EPISD Technology Fair May 2010/Podstock SW August 2010
    • Mouse Mischief – Microsoft PowerPoint add on that allows the students to participate interactively using USB wired mice as well as wireless mice. Download from
  • EPISD Technology Fair May 2010/Podstock SW August 2010
    • – Social bookmarking site that teachers can share to aid students during their research.
    • 15. You can create your own account and add the Delicious buttons to both Firefox and Internet Explorer.
    • 16. Never forget the name of that great site you want to share but you only have it bookmarked on your favorites at home.
    • 17. With you can access all your favorite bookmarks from any computer with internet access.
  • EPISD Technology Fair May 2010/Podstock SW August 2010 – Cont.
    • Jog the Web – is a web-based tool that allows anyone to create a synchronous guide to a series of web sites. Its step by step approach of taking viewers through web sites allowing the author to annotate and ask guiding questions for each page is unique.
    • 18. - Inexpensive Audience Response System that uses audience mobile phones or the web. Features live, animated charts in PowerPoint and on the web.
  • EPISD Technology Fair May 2010/Podstock SW August 2010-Cont.
    • - Readability™ is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you're reading.
    • 19. - Program that helps you convert files without the need of added software.
    • 20. - Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. There's no complicated interface to learn. Dropbox works seamlessly with your operating system and automatically makes sure your files are up-to-date. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • EPISD Technology Fair May 2010/Podstock SW August 2010-Cont.
    • Flickrstorm ( – Search for photos that students can legally use. You can set-up a tray of pictures so that students can use and it has “Works Cited” information.
    • 21. - Upload and share your PowerPoint & Keynote presentations, Word & PDF documents and professional videos on SlideShare. Add audio to make a webinar. Capture leads with your presentations.
  • EPISD Technology Fair May 2010/Podstock SW August 2010-Cont.
    • - Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
    • 22. - Turn your photos & videos into pure amazing. Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music. Fast, free and shockingly easy.
  • EPISD Technology Fair May 2010/Podstock SW August 2010-Cont.
    • Bookr ( - Bookr is a tool to create and share your own photobook using Flickr images.
    • 23. - Smilebox is a photo service that lets you quickly turn life’s moments into digital creations you can share with others or save for yourself. 
    • 24. Google Forms - This page allows you to make forms such as quizzes, data collection, book reports, etc...
  • EPISD Technology Fair May 2010/Podstock SW August 2010-Cont.
    • - Screencast-O-Matic is the original online screen recorder for creating screen capture video recordings (aka screencasts) with free hosting all from your browser with no install!
    • 25. - Ustream is the leading live interactive broadcast platform that enables anyone with an Internet connection and a camera to engage their audience in a meaningful, immediate way.
  • EPISD Technology Fair May 2010/Podstock SW August 2010-Cont. - Create a free website & blog with easy drag and drop interface and no technical skills required. Dozens of professional designs and free domain hosting.
    Herrera Tech Site – Helpful school webpage with sites, tools and trick, and more…..