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Cool Tools for Teachers<br />Oh, did I mention that they’re FREE?<br />
Why bother?<br />
Technology is the ultimate carrot for students. It's something they want to master. Learning to use it enhances their self...
Students in technology-rich environments experienced positive effects on achievement in all subject areas.<br />~ Sivin-Ka...
"Teachers can draw on technology applications to simulate real-world environments and create actual environments for exper...
Where do I start?<br />
Wordle.net<br />
SlideRocket or 280 Slides<br />
Go! Animate<br />
Aviary Suite<br />
HP’s MagCloud<br />
JayCut<br />
Diigo<br />
What about communication?<br />
Mail Chimp<br />
Absent students?Try …<br />
Google Calendar<br />
Where do I put it?<br />
WikiSpaces<br />
WordPress<br />
One of my websites.<br />
Need inspiration?<br />
TED.com<br />
No money for software?<br />
Gizmo’s Freeware<br />
Want More?<br />Email: <br />amanda.youngblood@ocps.netoramanda@kindledminds.com<br />
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  • Transcript of "Cool tools for teachers"

    1. 1. Cool Tools for Teachers<br />Oh, did I mention that they’re FREE?<br />
    2. 2. Why bother?<br />
    3. 3. Technology is the ultimate carrot for students. It's something they want to master. Learning to use it enhances their self-esteem and makes them excited about coming to school.<br />~ Fifth grade teacher<br />http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/EdReformStudies/EdTech/effectsstudents.html<br />
    4. 4. Students in technology-rich environments experienced positive effects on achievement in all subject areas.<br />~ Sivin-Kachala, 1998<br />http://www.mff.org/pubs/ME161.pdf<br />
    5. 5. "Teachers can draw on technology applications to simulate real-world environments and create actual environments for experimentation, so that students can carry out authentic tasks as real workers would, explore new terrains, meet people of different cultures, and use a variety of tools to gather information and solve problems."<br />~ Means, Blando, Olson, Middleton, Morocco, Remz, and Zorfass (1993)(p.43)<br />http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/atrisk/at400.htm<br />
    6. 6. Where do I start?<br />
    7. 7. Wordle.net<br />
    8. 8. SlideRocket or 280 Slides<br />
    9. 9. Go! Animate<br />
    10. 10. Aviary Suite<br />
    11. 11. HP’s MagCloud<br />
    12. 12. JayCut<br />
    13. 13. Diigo<br />
    14. 14. What about communication?<br />
    15. 15. Mail Chimp<br />
    16. 16. Absent students?Try …<br />
    17. 17. Google Calendar<br />
    18. 18. Where do I put it?<br />
    19. 19. WikiSpaces<br />
    20. 20. WordPress<br />
    21. 21. One of my websites.<br />
    22. 22. Need inspiration?<br />
    23. 23. TED.com<br />
    24. 24. No money for software?<br />
    25. 25. Gizmo’s Freeware<br />
    26. 26. Want More?<br />Email: <br />amanda.youngblood@ocps.netoramanda@kindledminds.com<br />
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