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AATE conference 2011. PowerPoint on free technology for teachers.

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    • Free Tech Tools for English integrating technology into lessons
    • Four Main Categories -with lots of overlapCollaboratingPresenting/DemonstratingCommunicatingResearching/Professional Learning
    • Collaborating
    • National Curriculum-General CapabilitiesInformation andcommunicationtechnologycompetencePersonal and socialcompetenceCritical and creativethinking competence
    • free social media google docs windows live blogs wikissocial bookmarking software social networking sites
    • students can work together without time orspace restraintimprove planning and organisation skillsshare the workloadteachers can monitor in an ongoing wayputs the responsibility back onto the students
    • an example- GoogleDocs
    • works exactly like Wordshared users can edit online and savealso works exactly like PowerPoint (well, sort of!)also create spreadsheetscan create forms which are customisable and editabledocs can be embedded in web pages
    • invite and work together invite via email invite via twitter users can be given a variety of permissions permissions can be altered at any timecontrol who uses docs
    • One of the best things about theWindows Live Skydrive is the ability touse ‘One Note’ Notebooks as well as other types of document
    • Quick word about One Notegreat way to collaborate,either online or in a sharedwifi environmentdrop in files, clippings, text,images, videos and recordingof audiosync without saving
    • Presentation Tools
    • slideshare (and many other slideshow creationand hosting options)flipsnack (and other book creation options)livebinders- create binders of your main topicsyoutube (and other video creation and storagesites- e.g Teacher Tube)prezi
    • books as presentation Sites like Issuu, Scribd andFlipsnack allow you to create books online to share with others. Usually from pdf.Many of these are able to be embedded. Some flip like real books
    • Slideshows Textsites like Slideshare andSliderocket allow you toupload slideshows topresent to otherssome are especially foreducation such asAnimoto
    • Prezi allows you to createzooming presentationscan create them in teamsembed in other sites
    • Text Text Text TextLivebinders Livebinders allows you to create Binders online that you can share with others. Simply dropping in a url creates a new ‘file’ in your tabbed binder. These are a great way to show research.
    • Communicating
    • A multitude of online communication toolsranging from simple microblogging platformssuch as Twitter to more detailed blogs andwebsite creatorsuse dependent
    • Twitter140 charactersuse hashtags (#) to denote topicsusernames prefaced with @ symbolfollow those with similar interestscreate dialogues using hashtags
    • Bloggingvery common classroom tooluses range from recording reflections to saving videorecording of lessonssome examples: bookclubs, how-to sites, classdiscussions, lesson records including file linksmany platforms, edublogs, blogger, wordpress mostcommon ones
    • More blog-type sitesPosterous and Tumblr are blog typesites which have a more social focusinstall bookmarklet and upload frombrowsers on most devicesimage hosting and video hostingshare with followers
    • Teacher websitesideal for communicating with studentslessons and topics can be organisedsites like Weebly, Grouply, Gro.ups, and many moreallow you to create sites for your class which have aFacebook like feel but are secure
    • Wikiswikispaces, PBwiki, and othersallow the creation of a more ‘static’ site with pagesorganised by youmost have discussion boards and allow file uploadsgreat for younger classes who may find the socialaspect of Grouply etc. too much temptation
    • Professional DevelopmentTeacher PLN and support is easy to find online
    • Twitter is a great way to begin a PLN but itdoes take timeregular posting and feedback is importantfinding and reading other teachers who areexperts is useful. Most run blogs or websites.
    • Some recommendationsJason Ohler- expert on using Media to improve literacyskillsMarco Torres- expert on using technology to improveeducational resultsSir Ken Robinson- Expert!Sites like TED are great for inspiring presentations oneducation
    • Shareif you know of any people that you like to follow onlineplease share them with the groupif you have a blog, twitter username, a wiki or any othertype of site share your details with others in the roomOnce you have collected a few names you are on theway to beginning your PLN!
    • Useful Site List• http://twitter.com • http://edublogs.org/• http://wordpress.com • http://prezi.com/• http://wikispaces.com • http://www.pearltrees.com• http://www.flipsnack.com/ • http://pbworks.com/• http://www.slideshare.net/ • http://www.blogger.com/• http://prezi.com/• http://animoto.com/• http://www.livebinders.com/
    • Sites for Professional Learning• http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ (site with resources,ideas and information for teachers wishing to use technology in class-updated frequently)• http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ ( a fantastic wiki for teachers with well-organised information)• http://elearningforteachers.wikispaces.com/ (my wiki with lots of information about sites useful for teachers and guides for using software)• http://www.jasonohler.com/index.cfm (expert on using media for teaching)• https://plus.google.com/ (good site for connecting to other teachers and sharing ideas)
    • • http://www.netvibes.com/ (this is a great way to see all of your feeds (the sites you are following) you can add tabs to categorise them and simply find them using the toolbar.• http://www.pageflakes.com/ (another feed site, similar to netvibes)• http://www.diigo.com/ ( social bookmarking software)• http://edupln.ning.com/ (site to connect with other teachers)• http://edtechvision.org/?p=796 (site containing information about how to set up your PLN)