Welcome to Click, Create, Educate! We have a lot of resources to get to today, so let ’ s get started!
All right - here ’ s our agenda. First we ’ re going to spend some time getting to know all about you, then we ’ re going to look at a few professional development tools that are AWESOME, and finally, we ’ re going to look at some interactive tools - things you can create for your students or that your students can create for you. (Or both!) Sounds good? Thumbs up?
So now that you know a little about me, I ’ d like to learn a little about all of you. So, does everyone have some sort of internet-reaching device? Smart phones? Computers? Tablets? OK - so go to pollev.com/ascott. This is a great way to poll people, and can be used in the classroom for formative assessment.
So this presentation is on Web 2.0 tools and webpages. I wanted to only show tools that are free, so that you can use them in your classes. I also tried to either create or find specific examples of what you or your students can create with them.
Before we get to the really fun ones, I have a couple of professional development tools to show you. Only the best though, I promise.
This is a database of lesson plans accompanied by student work made using Adobe products. If you don ’ t have the Adobe products that ’ s fine because many of the projects can be converted to another format or you can use online tools to create a similar project. Here ’ s a list of the humanities projects currently on the site.
I ’ ve stopped using flash drives. I almost never email myself documents anymore. Instead, I use Dropbox. Dropbox is cloud storage that you can use to save documents, so that when you ’ re working at something at school, you can access it from home later. It ’ s free to use and it ’ s online. But wait - there ’ s more - you can also download dropbox for your computer (Mac and PC) and for your mobile devices. This means that you can access all your documents everywhere.
The Teaching Channel has some really wonderful videos on lesson planning and ideas, but also on the new Common Core State Standards. There ’ s over 160 videos for math, and a similar number for English/Language Arts. If you ’ re looking for some new ideas, or want to know more about the standards, I highly recommend checking this site out.
Have a question? Need an answer? Go to Quora! Here you can ask a question and people will answer it. The better answers will be “ upvoted ” and will appear at the top of the list. So in this example, this answer, which was the top answer was voted for 18 times.
Now for some of the interactive tools that you and your students can use. As you can see, there are a bunch to cover here, so let ’ s get started!
EdCanvas is a great way to flip a classroom. This means that you give students your lecture or notes to read or watch for homework, thus freeing up class time to work on problem sets, projects, or to ask questions. With EdCanvas, you can create a quilt-like webpage, including documents, videos or photographs on a topic.
Scoop it is an online magazine-blog creator which can also be used for flipped classrooms. It lets you gather information from all over the web, put it together on one page, and comment on the links.
Meograph is 4-d story telling: as you put in the timeline of events, you also put in the places the events took place. It encourages users to also upload narration, photographs, and videos to create a truly rich story. I ’ ve created an example of my own life.
Flash cards are some of my favorite things. Throughout middle school and high school, I created probably thousands of flash cards for my French and Latin classes. I had flash cards everywhere. It is possible that I single-handedly kept the 3x5 notecard companies in business. Cramberry is an online flashcard generator. There are sets of cards already created, or you can create your own. It ’ s a free service, but you can only study 30 flashcards/day unless you pay for a premium package.
For someone learning a world language, Lingro is wonderful. Lingro makes all the words on a website clickable for definitions. For this example, I went to a French newspaper website, Le Monde, through Lingro. After that I was able to click on any word for a definition.
Ted is Ideas Worth Spreading. They are a nonprofit that invites well-known and innovative people to come and give inspiring, informative, sometimes funny talks. They make these available online, for free to everyone. The talks are usually under 20 minutes. They are a great way to inspire your classes to think outside the box and believe that they can change the world!
TED - ED takes Ted videos and allows you to flip them. You first have your students watch the video. To get them thinking you can put in multiple choice or open-ended questions about what they are watching. You can then encourage them to dig deeper into the subject by providing them with more online resources to look at or watch. Finally, you can give them a bigger question that helps them synthesize all the information and sources together.
Click, Create, Educate!
Click, Create, Educate! Ashley Scott
AgendaGet to know each otherProfessional Development tools Things for YOU to use!Interactive tools Create for students Students create
Getting to know youPoll Everywhere!Go to PollEV.Com/ascott Computer Smartphone Tablet
Click, create, what?Web 2.0 toolsFreeSpecific examples of what you or yourstudents can create Some I’ve created, others are pre-made