Technology Tips for Blanchard Parents

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Technology Tips for Blanchard Parents

  1. 1. Instructional TechnologyTips for Blanchard Families Peggy Harvey Instructional Technology Specialist pharvey@boxboroughschool.org
  2. 2. Home-to-School Tech Tips• Save files in compatible formats o http://www.boxboroughschool.org/tipsandtricks• Upload to secure websites o www.slideshare.com o www.schooltube.com o Future possibilities: DropBox, Edmodo• Use Web 2.0 tools o Google Docs o Create online presentations
  3. 3. Beyond PowerPointWeb 2.0 resources for grade 6 projects• Glogster Edu School subscription o Online multimedia poster with student accounts• VoiceThread Explicitly taught during o Online multimedia “conversations” school• Animoto• SlideShare Options for students to• Prezi explore on their own• Webnode Some in-school• SchooTube support availableLinks to these resources at http://www.boxboroughschool.org/studentlinks
  4. 4. Google, Bing and otherSearch Engines are NOTthe best way for students to search for images.
  5. 5. Safer Image Searching for Students• Discovery Education www.discoveryeducation.com• World Book Encyclopedia www.worldbookonline.com• Online free & copyright-friendly images o www.pics4learning.com o www.morguefile.com• Ask Kids www.askkids.com• Other search directories for kids on the Boxborough School website
  6. 6. Beyond YouTube:Educationally Appropriate Video Resources• Discovery Education www.discoveryeducation.com• BrainPop www.brainpop.com• SchoolTube www.schooltube.com• WatchKnowLearn www.watchknowlearn.org• Kahn Academy www.khanacademy.org
  7. 7. Keeping the Internet Safe at Home• K-9 Web Protection o www.k9webprotection.com• Safe Search Setting for Google
  8. 8. Cool Educational Resources• www.portaportal.com (guestname: box6) o Educational resources especially for Blanchard 6th-grade students• www.wolframalpha.com o Computational search engine• www.befunky.com o Get creative with your photos
  9. 9. Questions?Contact me: pharvey@boxboroughschool.org

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