TECHNOLOGY I N
Web based tools anyone can use.
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
Make the technology work for us as teachers
Makes planning, marking, assessing and teaching easier (maybe)
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
CAN I DO THIS?
Can you use what we have to connect your students to a world
outside your classroom?
Computers in the classroom
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.
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
Blogs in Plain English.mp4
HWDSB LEARNING COMMONS
Board based website that allows teachers to create their own
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
Kidblog – Easily set up and manage your students as bloggers.
Students have an authentic purpose to write
No notebooks to take home to mark
Different levels of security to ensure privacy
The HWDSB learning commons does allow for students blogging
Google has a lot of integrated
applications that work really well for
Set up a Google account for yourself and
Students log in and use the program
just like the would use word.
Benefit is that you can see and track
Teachers and Principals Talk about
Google Drive is like a storage system like Dropbox. But they have
their own Google Documents.
Students can work on these on any computer
Can work on one document at a time from two different
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
Podcasting is the modern way to digitize your listening center.
With an internet connection it can be used with any device.
students with Special Education Needs
Assessment and documentation of student reading
Communicating with parents
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
You can make these available to
students within the podcasting app
Or you can use apps on your
websites such as RSS feeds to
follow your podcasts.
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
Communicate with parents
Communicate with colleagues
Quickly get information
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
use the "edu.glogster" -
teacher can create student
can be used from any
computer with internet
students create innovative and
interactive learning posters
student directed or teacher
students comment on each
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
It is the Facebook for
teachers and Students
parents and students
Secure and private – only
those with the code can
join your class
This is an Ipad
Allows teachers to
make quick notes
Especially helpful in
Free Online Grade Book
Keeps grades accessible between devices.
Must have internet to access
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
What is it?
A note taking application that is fully integrated with other
What Can you do?
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
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.
Create a very easy webpage. Designed for schools and teachers. Do not need
an advanced understanding of technology to get started.
Content is posted
Allows you to downloadYouTube videos and save them to your computer
CutYouTube videos shorter
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.
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