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What the Tech Can't You Do!?


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As presented at NJAET Conference 10/26/13

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What the Tech Can't You Do!?

  1. 1.  Sample tech-infused PBL ideas (that also support UDL)  Access to all session materials (for reference or to turnkey)  An increased understanding of the importance of effective technology integration and media literacy, PBL, and UDL  An intro to at least 2 dozen free websites to support teaching and learning
  2. 2. Backchannel/ Parking Lot All session information available at Tweet? #NJAET #DigitalMomentum #NJED @AliciaMackall
  3. 3. Seriously from South Jersey Educational Technology Specialist (Millville Public Schools, Millville, NJ) Site Coordinator, 21st Century Community Learning Center (DOE grant) Alternate Route teacher Contact me  Twitter @AliciaMackall  Email
  4. 4. How did you get your answer?
  5. 5. How do you say “I live in New York” in French? What is 98,827 x 1,823? How do you spell President Obama’s middle name? What is the capital of North Dakota? How do you do a waterfall braid?
  6. 6. How do you say “I live in New York” in French? What is 98,827 x 1,823? How do you spell President Obama’s middle name? What is the capital of North Dakota? How do you do a waterfall braid?
  7. 7. It is EVERYWHERE Endless means of differentiation Opportunities to engage, expand, experiment Efficient PARCC
  8. 8. Ubiquitous Purposeful Relevant
  9. 9. Media overload Emphasizes critical thinking Promotes active participation in a media- saturated environment One of the most important skills we should be teaching is how to find answers
  10. 10. Wikipedia Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
  11. 11. set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn (minimizes barriers, maximizes learning) 3 UDL principals: representation, expression, engagement
  12. 12. An instructional approach built on real- world activities that students can relate to PBL requires students to build, create, design, decide, and process information towards solving a problem or completing a task to answer specific questions. 
  13. 13. 5th grade, district wide competition (community showcase, mayor judged) Real world connections Prezi to introduce challenge to students:
  14. 14.  Websites  Maps to shelters  Info specific to various disasters  Flyers  T-shirts, hats, etc  Ads (on billboards, shopping carts, newspapers, and more)  Special event launching campaign  School visits  Music videos  Press releases
  15. 15. Students accounted for accessibility concerns (braille, added website audio narrating key info, etc.) Students considered demographics (senior citizens read newspaper, translated materials for Spanish-speaking residents, wrote songs for residents who couldn’t read, etc.)
  16. 16. Mayoral Campaign Create a New High School Gang Awareness and Prevention Endangered Species Career Clubs
  17. 17. Wix Today’s Meet Glogster EDU Twiducate Socrative
  18. 18. Powtoon Create animated presentations, infographics, and more. BookRix BookRix is a free self-publishing platform that offers eBook distribution services to independent writers. Users can share their writing, connect with other readers, and discover new books and authors – all in one place. Hippo Campus Create playlists of content from HippoCampus or any website, customize HippoCampus to your subject and textbook, and share your custom HippoCampus site and Playlists with students. Huzzaz Collect videos from all over the web (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and create a playlist that can be shared, embedded, and more.
  19. 19. Whiteboard Genie A whiteboard tool for real-time collaboration using the power of Whiteboard Genie’s freehand expression with anyone, anywhere, at anytime. It works on any web browser and on any device including Windows Desktops, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad and Android without the need for downloads or plug-ins. ToonDoo Create books, animations, comics, and more. Class Badges ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards. Make cooler wordclouds than Wordle…
  20. 20. View Pure Watch videos, search the web, etc. without advertisements, comments, suggestions, etc. Three Ring Create digital portfolios by snapping pics or taking videos with phones or tablets Class Charts I use for behavior management, but with Class Charts you get data rich seating charts and streamlined behavior management. You can even collaborate with other teachers and work as a team to tackle behavior. Cacoo Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site map, flowchart, mind map, wire frame, UML diagram and network diagram.
  21. 21. • • • • • • • Remind 101 Google Voice Instagram Blogger Facebook Twitter App