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SlideShare is the EASIEST way to share presenta5ons and documents without emailing or exchanging Flash Drives. Think of it as YouTube for PowerPoint!
Professional Development: Teachers and presenters can create a proﬁle where past presenta5ons are posted for others to view online. This is another way to share informa5on and increase your digital footprint.
Weebly allows teachers to create adver5sement‐free websites with features like photo galleries, maps, pictures and audio players. Weebly also allows teachers to password protect students’ websites for greater security.
Professional Development: Teachers can display/archive student work to document their own best prac5ces teaching as they move toward Na5onal Board Cer5ﬁca5on or advanced degrees. Teachers can link student webpages created on Weebly documen5ng student work to their own central site.
Webinars & Video Conferencing ElastigirlPowers: Super stretching ability - Be in two places at once!Purpose / Use: A multi-way exchange for distributing information to groups or individuals in separate locationsDelivery: synchronous accessPlatforms: Skype, iChat, Facetime, DimDim, Ustream, etc.Ideas for use: conduct workshops without traveling! Two way video communication allows groups to see and hear each other.
Skype is an online audio and/ or video program whichallows for videoconferencing between two computers or many.
Professional Development: Set up a meeting of your professionallearning community on Skype to discuss the article that everyone read. Skype now offers FREE Group Video Conferencing for PC and Mac!
DIMDIM is a web-conferencing program which allows for audio and video sharing between up to four users. DIMDIM also allows users to sharedocuments and computer screens with the other users, as well as to communicate in chat.
Professional Development: Conduct a professional developmentsession for teachers in another school while sitting in your classroom,or bring a guest speaker to your class via DIMDIM.
USTREAM is a platform that allowsusers to stream live broadcasts on theweb. Viewers are able to participate via instant message. FREE to broadcast, but it is ad supported.
Professional Development: Have a shared professionaldevelopment day in which one school in a collaborative hires an expert to conduct a training at their school andother schools tune in via UStream. Later another school can hire the expert and others can tune in.
! ! POLLS & DASH Power: Speed Purpose / Use: Quickly collect information from participants Delivery: Synchronous Platforms: google docs, todaysmeet, poll everywhere Ideas for use: Embrace the back channel, gather data on the spot, quick polls, etc.
!Discussion Forums ! Violet Powers: Invisibility and Energy Shield Purpose / Use: A multi-way information exchange allowing for all voices to be heard Delivery: Asynchronous Platforms: Google Groups and Blogging services such as WordPress or Blogger Ideas for Use: Create a forum to allow the continued exchange of ideas between Visits. AFTER!
! ! Professional Development: Creating a Google Group specifically for a group of teachers (i.e., initially-licensed teachers, middle school math teachers) help teachers in like-content areas communicate across a school, a district, or an entire state.
! ! WordPress allows users to create professional looking websites or blogs using a variety of available widgets , plugins, and themes.
! ! Professional Development: Teachers can create a WordPress site that features recent best prac5ce lessons and ideas. Colleagues or principals can use the ‘Comment’ feature on the site to provide feedback in order to assemble a digital best prac5ces porOolio.
! ! Social “Jack-Jack” Powers: Possibly a shape shifter Purpose / Use: Combination of all other tools. Careful, can be too hot to handle! Delivery: synchronous and asynchronous access Platforms: Facebook, Edmodo, Ning, etc. Ideas for use: Create a network for learning and discussion long after the PD is over.
! ! Edmodo is a web 2.0 environment where teachers can safely share ideas, files and assignments with students and other teachers in real time. Edmodo is the fastest growing K-12 social learning network in the world.
! ! Professional Development: Teachers can find and share meaningful web resources and materials. Teachers can collaborate with other faculty and students. Edmodo is mobile friendly.
! ! Ning is an online platform where educators can create their own social networks. Professional Development: Teachers can construct a group or conversation around an effective instructional strategy or classroom management strategy.