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  1. 1. Tech Tools For Rebels By Andrew Wheelock WNYRIC- CSLO Model Schools Danger
  2. 2. What does it mean to be a Tech Rebel? You’re connected You’re engaged You’re like Forrest Gump- Finding yourself blissfully ahead of the pack… and wondering why?
  3. 3. Ok… but really, a rebel? A Revolutionary? mImagge URL: Spacebal ls
  4. 4. Fixed Mindset- Growth Mindset “In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.”
  5. 5. Beware of paralysis from over analysis.
  6. 6. Before you know it, the Renaissance will behere and well all be painting. - Woody Allen  15.jpg
  7. 7. Step 1: ARM Yourself- with knowledge.Internet safety begins with an attitude of proactivity and knowledge. NOT with FEAR. Fear based internet safety programs drive students’ tech use underground.
  8. 8. Step 2: Social Networks are powerful!  Personal  Facebook  Google Plus  Twitter  Professional:  Linkedin  Tioki Web Site Story
  9. 9. Follow you, follow me Creed- He’s been trashing us relentlessly on Twitter. It’s funny stuff, but mean. Jim: You follow him on Twitter? Creed: Everywhere I look, it’s “Betty White” this and “Betty White” that. Finally a kid who’s not talking about Betty White? Of course I follow him. -The Office Universal Network Television
  10. 10. Step 3: iTunes is not just for kids...iTunes offers tons of useful podcasts as well as iTunes University with high quality content for your professional development and learning, but Apps are where its at! Other alternatives are coming along too:Others: Zune... anyone... anyone?
  11. 11. Step 4: Steal only from the best!Sources of top notch Teacher Adam Bellow has created a masterpiece for the web and a great app too.Classroom 20: Live Education SeminarKathy Schrock: The first place to go!Innovative Edu- Lisa NeilsonTedTalks- Expand your mind… the rest will followEdweek
  12. 12. Technology Tidbits
  13. 13. Step 5: Video is meaningful. Ustream- 100 Best Sites for Educational Video Khan Academy SKYPE
  14. 14. Step 6: Googlize Yourself Google + Google Search Google Maps Google Goggles Google Earth Drive Etc. Alternatives: Zoho
  15. 15. Step 7: Share and Share alike...Share presentations, share links Prezi Slideshare Diigo VYEW Twiddla
  16. 16. Step 8: Get your head in the clouds Dropbox Box Google Drive Microsoft Skydrive
  17. 17. Step 9: Weird Words Are Your FriendEveryone has talents. Isn’t it time to put yours andyour students to use? Wiki Blog A Ning about PLN Lulu NING- Creed Blog Creed Blog
  18. 18. Step 10: Explore a New World We must meet at our students half way Virtual Environments: Second Life Jokaydia Minecraft Gaming: World of Warcraft