1. Wendy StephensKentucky School Library Association October 1, 2011 http://tinyurl.com/libtechleader
2. “The great Information Age is really an explosion of non-information: it is an explosion of data… The opportunity is that there is so much information… The catastrophe is that 99% of it isn’t meaningful or understandable.”Alice Yucht, Alice in Infoland, February 18, 2011
3. Teach filemanagement
4. Share the good and the badof social networking
5. “The reason this should seem so silly to us is thatthese students were already in the same room.While a virtual classroom may be a great solutionfor distance learning, it’s an unnecessarycontrivance for those who are in the same place atthe same time. That’s one of the most expensivethings about education: getting the people to thesame place, keeping them warm, and so on.”Douglass Rushkoff, “We Interrupt This Program,”School Library Journal, February 1, 2011.
6. replicative technologiesallow teachers to mirror traditional educational practicesonly with more bells and whistles Hughes, Thomas, & Scharber (2006)Replicative technologies include, but are not limitedto, the followinginteractive whiteboards (replicating chalkboards or dryerase boards)student response systems, aka “clickers” (replicatingmultiple choice worksheets or student lap boards)
7. replicative technologiesallow teachers to mirror traditional educational practicesonly with more bells and whistles Hughes, Thomas, & Scharber (2006)Replicative technologies include, but are not limitedto, the followinguse of digital projectors to show teacher-createdPowerPoint slides (replicating overhead projectors)showing of teacher-selected online videos(replicating DVD/VHS players)
8. replicative technologiesallow teachers to mirror traditional educational practicesonly with more bells and whistles Hughes, Thomas, & Scharber (2006)Replicative technologies include, but are not limitedto, the followingstudent use of pre-selected or filtered web sites to doresearch (replicating encyclopedias and pre-selected setsof learning materials )content management systems such as Blackboard orMoodle (when teachers create and students mostlyconsume)
11. For visual learners…better imagesFor projects to be posted to the web, try flickr searching forimages with Creative Commons designations.
12. With flickr, and flickr-based sites like behold and flickr storm, you canshare your images with students, and share images with each other.Unleash the power of tags…
13. Better uses for wikis – creating your own collaborativestudy guide.
14. Use wikis to review your students’ drafts online instead ofon paper.
15. Different wiki providers offer different functionality –seedwiki offer word-style formatting, pbwiki allows forpassword protection, wikispaces allows for dedicated urlslike ww2posters.wikispaces.com
16. Some planning ahead is required to use wikis in the classroom –each student will need their own space to work, and pages withinyour wikis must have unique names.
17. Enter the world of virtual reality, and useavatars. Voki allows you to use one of aselection of avatars and give voice to itover the phone, using a digital mic, or usingtext-to-voice.
18. Ever wanted to be a cartoonist? Bitstrips drag-and-dropprogram makes it easy to create an online comics featuringyour own recurring characters and stage sets. Use it to teachyour students about plot, storyboarding, and visual storytelling.
19. Story board with images at VoiceThread for embeddable slideshows with voiceovers.
20. Push-button podcasting…or podOmatic, which allow you to record a podcast or uploada file and provides you with an xml feed of your podcast so itcan be automatically downloaded in iTunes.
21. Production for publication sparks student engagement.
22. The VOIP application Skypewas great for teleconferencingfor our author visit.
23. With blogger, you can screen all the responses to yourprompts before they become part of the class blog. You canalso use blogger to mo-blog from your mobile phone.
24. Using a scribe means only a single student is responsible for recording andposting lecture or lesson content.
25. You can use Google documents to produce and save word processing and spreadsheetsonline and publish them to the web.
26. Google Calendar is great for time management.
27. Share your bookmarks with your students the easyway – use utilities like tinyurl and snipurl to producecompact web addresses.