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Teacher Tech Pp

  1. 1. Technologies for Teachers Colleen Ites St. Theresa School 2008 - 2009
  2. 2. TeacherTube <ul><li>www.teachertube.com </li></ul><ul><li>A YouTube specifically for educators </li></ul><ul><li>Includes lesson plans, sample labs, and student-created works </li></ul><ul><li>User monitored for appropriateness </li></ul><ul><li>Channels are broken down by subject and grade level / band </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the Mentos & Diet Coke experiment http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=a70ff2a57a5780dcbb89 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Google Download Helper <ul><li>Download Helper allows you to download programs and convert them to files you can use in your classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Most commonly converted: .flv files to .mp4 or .mmv (YouTube to i-pod or Window’s Movie Maker) </li></ul><ul><li>Can also be used for on-line apps you wish to save (think NCTE’s comic creator) </li></ul>
  4. 4. NCTE’s Student Materials <ul><li>www.readwritethink.org </li></ul><ul><li>Age and ability appropriate/ interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Can be items used on-line or in print form </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used individually or for groups </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent for differentiation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Scratch <ul><li>Scratch.mit.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Great-grandchild of LOGO Turtle Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Students create projects using blocks that interlock to teach students’ metacognition and further develop cross-disciplinary problem-solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>If given parent permission , students can upload projects to website & receive feedback from others who use the site </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the desktop & open the icon (Cat’s face): Using the motion & color tabs, make the cat walk in a box and change colors </li></ul>
  6. 6. iTunesU <ul><li>Academic sub-set of iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Search by topic or grade </li></ul><ul><li>Many are mini-podcasts that can be uploaded for free </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent differentiation tool </li></ul><ul><li>** does require iTunes software download </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gizmo’s <ul><li>Explorelearning.com </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations of science & math concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent at providing a concrete example of abstract ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students verbalize process and procedure in math & science </li></ul><ul><li>** This requires a free trial; be willing to share school addresses w/ each other </li></ul>
  8. 8. Clickers <ul><li>Click on the training video below: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/v/uPaQ9sB-ftk </li></ul><ul><li>Most common brands: CPS & TPRS </li></ul><ul><li>Can provide instant feedback from students on in-class quizzes and work </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT require a SmartBoard </li></ul><ul><li>Very new, and may require a training class </li></ul><ul><li>Available through Heartland Professional Dev. dept. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the article on Clickers: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2005/07/68086 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Internet4classrooms <ul><li>http://www.internet4classrooms.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Organized into subgroups: links for teachers, summative assmt links, formative assmt links, webpages, & education search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent for pre-made lessons, usually in PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Can work with SmartBoards, but not required </li></ul>
  10. 10. Clusty <ul><li>http://clusty.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Education-based search engine </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for research & project work by students </li></ul><ul><li>SAFE: no worries about content filter issues </li></ul><ul><li>Includes Wikipedia link for intro to info </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wikipedia <ul><li>Open-access information link </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can edit info; everyone functions as writer and editor </li></ul><ul><li>CAN NOT be used as a reliable source, but should be used as an “organized search” on a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent “jumping off” point to begin research; review links in entry for further info </li></ul>
  12. 12. teAchnology <ul><li>www.teach-nology.com </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent FREE source for lesson plans, printables, and worksheets </li></ul><ul><li>Cool rubric and rubric-creators </li></ul><ul><li>Can be searched by subject, theme, or grade </li></ul>
  13. 13. Rubistar <ul><li>http://rubistar.4teachers.org </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent rubric-maker </li></ul><ul><li>Rubrics can be saved in your own files on-line or to your own computer </li></ul><ul><li>Can create or search by subject, concept, or grade band </li></ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thinkfinity <ul><li>www.thinkfinity.org </li></ul><ul><li>Educator site sponsored by Verizon </li></ul><ul><li>Most sites are sponsored (you will have to judge for bias), but has great sources organized by idea / concept </li></ul><ul><li>Most lessons are interactive, but don’t require a SmartBoard </li></ul>
  15. 15. Google Earth <ul><li>http://www.gelessons.com/lessons/ </li></ul><ul><li>Using Google Earth in lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Site is organized by how it is used </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to interactively use GE in lessons; gives real world permanence to often abstract ideas (i.e. show accumulated distance, interactive settings) </li></ul><ul><li>** This requires download of Google Earth </li></ul>
  16. 16. i-pods <ul><li>i-pods in the classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized audio-books for the room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record tests or assignments for students who need read to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download podcasts on topics for students to review individually or in groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow students to review TeacherTube videos as enrichment or reinforcement </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. blogging <ul><li>http://weblogg-ed.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Will Richardson is the guru of technology integration today </li></ul><ul><li>Site gives specifics of how to set up blogs and use them in education </li></ul><ul><li>Explains importance of RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable ed blogs to learn about topics and prepare to have your own </li></ul>
  18. 18. ePals <ul><li>http://www.epals.com/index.tpl </li></ul><ul><li>Connected classrooms on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for classroom websites and blogs </li></ul><ul><li>FREE! </li></ul><ul><li>** Will require parent permission for participation; see website for sample form </li></ul>
  19. 19. slideshare <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Source for saving PowerPoints </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used for online access to lessons for students </li></ul><ul><li>Can create a slidecast by smashing a podcast with the powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Sample slidecast: http://www.slideshare.net/cmites/technology-integration-podcast </li></ul>