21ST
CENTURY
TECHNOLOGY I N
THE CLASSROOM
Web based tools anyone can use.
For Students
To prepare students for the world in which they will live.
Learn how to collaborate with each other in new ...
THE WEB…
 Web 1.0 – we use the internet to gather information. We find
and read. We do not interact or create
 Web 2.0 –...
CAN I DO THIS?
 Can you use what we have to connect your students to a world
outside your classroom?
One Computer
Compu...
DROP BOX
 A cloud storage system. Like a web based file folder to store
your files. Files are available on your computer ...
 What is Dropbox- (Cloud Storage).mp4
BLOGGING
 Sharing news with the world online
Benefits of the Teacher Blogging
 Communicate with parents
 Collaborate an...
HWDSB LEARNING COMMONS
 Board based website that allows teachers to create their own
classroom blog.
 Communicate quickl...
STUDENTS BLOGGING
 Kidblog – Easily set up and manage your students as bloggers.
 Students have an authentic purpose to ...
GOOGLE
 Google has a lot of integrated
applications that work really well for
classroom applications
 Set up a Google ac...
Google Drive is like a storage system like Dropbox. But they have
their own Google Documents.
Word Processor
Spreadsheet...
BITSTRIPS
 comic maker
 can be used from any computer with internet
 student directed or teacher directed
 eg: make co...
PODCASTING
 Podcasting is the modern way to digitize your listening center.
 With an internet connection it can be used ...
PODCAST WITH AUDIOBOO
 Audioboo is a podcasting host
 You can record your voice onto
an ipod or ipad and then publish it...
TWITTER
140 characters
Community of Educators
Quick Parent Updates
Hashtag – a topic that people are talking about includ...
PADLET
 Also known as wallwisher
An online pinboard that allows you to store and pin sites that you
might want students t...
GLOGSTER
 poster maker
 use the "edu.glogster" -
teacher can create student
accounts
 can be used from any
computer wit...
WIKI
 Wikis in Plain English.flv
 create wikis for different projects
 Create wikis on the Learning Commons 
 students create wikis based on teacher dir...
EDMODO
 It is the Facebook for
teachers and Students
 You can
 Create groups
 Create Polls
 Include homework
assignme...
CONFER
 This is an Ipad
exclusive app
 Allows teachers to
make quick notes
about students
 Especially helpful in
tracki...
JUPITER GRADES
 Free Online Grade Book
 Keeps grades accessible between devices.
 Must have internet to access
PLANBOARD
 Online Lesson Planner
 Plan your lessons
 Upload a lesson Template
 Organize by schedule
 Write in plain t...
EVERNOTE
What is it?
A note taking application that is fully integrated with other
Web2.0 tools
What Can you do?
 Save ...
OTHER NOTABLE TOOLS
 Text to Mind Map
 Mind mapping tool that is simple and easy to use all you need is to create a list...
SOME PEOPLE MAY THINK...
 What about safety...
 What about permission...
 What if I don't know how to use a computer......
Questions???
email us
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  1. 1. 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY I N THE CLASSROOM Web based tools anyone can use.
  2. 2. For Students To prepare students for the world in which they will live. Learn how to collaborate with each other in new ways To use technology to enhance learning To increase engagement As Teachers Make the technology work for us as teachers Makes planning, marking, assessing and teaching easier (maybe) GOALS
  3. 3. THE WEB…  Web 1.0 – we use the internet to gather information. We find and read. We do not interact or create  Web 2.0 – We interact and create on the web. We use the web as a tool. We find, read, respond, write, and comment. We create our presence online. We create a digital footprint.  Web 2.0 tools are internet based tools that allow us to interact with each other and the information around us.  Making Web2.0 tools accessible to students is the key
  4. 4. CAN I DO THIS?  Can you use what we have to connect your students to a world outside your classroom? One Computer Computer Lab Ipad Computers in the classroom
  5. 5. DROP BOX  A cloud storage system. Like a web based file folder to store your files. Files are available on your computer and are synced to your drop box. Can share files between devices easily.
  6. 6.  What is Dropbox- (Cloud Storage).mp4
  7. 7. BLOGGING  Sharing news with the world online Benefits of the Teacher Blogging  Communicate with parents  Collaborate and connect with other teachers and classrooms  Share with others what is happening in your classroom  Engaging with students – students can respond to your news posts  Blogs in Plain English.mp4
  8. 8. HWDSB LEARNING COMMONS  Board based website that allows teachers to create their own classroom blog.  Communicate quickly with parents  Eliminates monthly newsletters  Student are no longer the tool of communication, you can directly communicate with parents  Handouts, and resources can be shared this way.  Homework always accessible  Reduces the amount of paper sent home
  9. 9. STUDENTS BLOGGING  Kidblog – Easily set up and manage your students as bloggers.  Students have an authentic purpose to write  No notebooks to take home to mark  Student Friendly  Different levels of security to ensure privacy The HWDSB learning commons does allow for students blogging as well
  10. 10. GOOGLE  Google has a lot of integrated applications that work really well for classroom applications  Set up a Google account for yourself and your classroom.  Students log in and use the program just like the would use word.  Benefit is that you can see and track progress Teachers and Principals Talk about Google Docs.flv
  11. 11. Google Drive is like a storage system like Dropbox. But they have their own Google Documents. Word Processor Spreadsheet Presentation Forms Benefits  Students can work on these on any computer  Always available  Can work on one document at a time from two different locations. GOOGLE DRIVE
  12. 12. BITSTRIPS  comic maker  can be used from any computer with internet  student directed or teacher directed  eg: make comic describing reading comprehension strategies  teacher approves all comics  students can comment on other comics
  13. 13. PODCASTING  Podcasting is the modern way to digitize your listening center.  With an internet connection it can be used with any device. Good for  students with Special Education Needs  Auditory learners  Assessment and documentation of student reading behaviour  Recording progress  Communicating with parents
  14. 14. PODCAST WITH AUDIOBOO  Audioboo is a podcasting host  You can record your voice onto an ipod or ipad and then publish it to the web.  Anyone with the link can find your podcasts.  You can make these available to students within the podcasting app on Itunes.  Or you can use apps on your websites such as RSS feeds to follow your podcasts.
  15. 15. TWITTER 140 characters Community of Educators Quick Parent Updates Hashtag – a topic that people are talking about including people outside your network. #edchat Tweet – The status message that you send to the world Why?  Communicate with parents  Communicate with colleagues  Quickly get information
  16. 16. PADLET  Also known as wallwisher An online pinboard that allows you to store and pin sites that you might want students to visit.  Great idea for the lab with younger students. Bookmark it then add and change content to suit what you are doing. Dundana Web Tools www.padlet.com/wall/dundanawebtools
  17. 17. GLOGSTER  poster maker  use the "edu.glogster" - teacher can create student accounts  can be used from any computer with internet  students create innovative and interactive learning posters   student directed or teacher directed  students comment on each others glogs
  18. 18. WIKI  Wikis in Plain English.flv
  19. 19.  create wikis for different projects  Create wikis on the Learning Commons   students create wikis based on teacher direction   students can collaborate with each other on a document WIKISPACES
  20. 20. EDMODO  It is the Facebook for teachers and Students  You can  Create groups  Create Polls  Include homework assignments  Communicate with parents and students  Secure and private – only those with the code can join your class
  21. 21. CONFER  This is an Ipad exclusive app  Allows teachers to make quick notes about students  Especially helpful in tracking guided reading and conferencing
  22. 22. JUPITER GRADES  Free Online Grade Book  Keeps grades accessible between devices.  Must have internet to access
  23. 23. PLANBOARD  Online Lesson Planner  Plan your lessons  Upload a lesson Template  Organize by schedule  Write in plain text  Organize and view by week, day or month
  24. 24. EVERNOTE What is it? A note taking application that is fully integrated with other Web2.0 tools What Can you do?  Save documents  Make notes  Notes are Time and Date stamped Set up folders for each student and when you take a picture or make a note you add it directly to their folder in Evernote
  25. 25. OTHER NOTABLE TOOLS  Text to Mind Map  Mind mapping tool that is simple and easy to use all you need is to create a list and the tool will create a map for you.  Weebly  Create a very easy webpage. Designed for schools and teachers. Do not need an advanced understanding of technology to get started.  Voicethread  Content is posted  KeepVid  Allows you to downloadYouTube videos and save them to your computer  Tubechop  CutYouTube videos shorter  Teacherspayteachers  Resources written for teachers by teachers. Teachers sell their personally created teacher materials to other teachers for a low price. There are many free resources. You can sell your resources and make some extra money while you are at it.
  26. 26. SOME PEOPLE MAY THINK...  What about safety...  What about permission...  What if I don't know how to use a computer...  What if I only have one computer...  What if I don't have a smart board...  What if my students don't have computers or internet at home...
  27. 27. Questions??? email us

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