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Ten Techie Tools for Teachers


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A short presentation of technology tools for teachers looking to transform education. Useful as a 'heads up' rather than an in depth study

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Ten Techie Tools for Teachers

  1. 1. Doug Woods Ten Techie Tools Teachers Could Choose To Use To Transform Teaching and Learning
  2. 2. 1. Twitter www. twitter .com
  3. 3. 1. Twitter Why Twitter ? It’s free It’s easy to use
  4. 4. 1. Twitter Transforms How? Teachers can connect, collaborate and share Learners can connect, collaborate and share, bringing learning opportunities from outside the school, classroom
  5. 5. 2. Primary Pad www. primarypad .com
  6. 6. 2. Primary Pad Why Primary Pad ? aimed at learners and teachers additional tools for drawing
  7. 7. Transforms How? 2. Primary Pad allows cooperative and collaborative writing by learners supports group and project work works within a school or class also cross-class or cross-school working
  8. 8. 3. Apple www. apple .com/ uk /
  9. 9. 3. Apple ipod touch ipad
  10. 10. 3. Apple Why iPod Touch or iPad ? most versatile and portable devices puts learning and resources in the hands of the learner, (almost literally)
  11. 11. Transforms How? 3. Apple ubiquitous technology - can be used (almost) anywhere use single function apps rather than bloated multi-functional software apps can be mixed and matched to suit purpose
  12. 12. 4. Evernote www. evernote .com
  13. 13. 4. Evernote Why Evernote ? notes can be taken and stored on many devices via web notes and documents can be shared it’s free
  14. 14. 4. Evernote Transforms How? no more excuses for lost work teacher and learners can pass documents to each other allows collaborative exchange of documents no more need for usb sticks
  15. 15. 5. Dropbox www. dropbox .com
  16. 16. 5. Dropbox Why Dropbox ? allows files to be stored and accessed almost anywhere files can be shared
  17. 17. 5. Dropbox Transforms How? allows work to be safely stored allows work to be exchanged allows work to be accessed from almost any device no more usb sticks
  18. 18. 6. Wordpress www. edublogs .org
  19. 19. 6. Wordpress Why wordpress ? leading blogging platform additional functionality via plugins mostly free
  20. 20. 6. Wordpress Transforms How? allows journalling and simple portfolios to be created supports collaborative learning via commenting and linking extends and captures learning beyond school can demonstrate informal learning
  21. 21. 7. YouTube www. youtube .com
  22. 22. 7. YouTube Why youtube ? brings video content into learning videos can be embedded into other, text, work supports creative use of video
  23. 23. 7. YouTube Transforms How? allows users to create and share video material in support of learning video material can be exchanged between home and school
  24. 24. 8. Pocket Video Camera www. theflip .com
  25. 25. 8. Pocket Video Camera Why a pocket video camera ? allows learners to create simple video clips of their learning allows teachers to create simple video clips creates video evidence of learning supports SEN and assists inclusion
  26. 26. 8. Pocket Video Camera Transforms How? brings video into learning and teaching can help engage learners supports SEN learners supports ‘ visual learners ’ allows video material to be exchanged between schools in support of learning allows video evidence to be included in portfolios . creates video material for VLE s
  27. 27. 9. MindMeister www. mindmeister .com
  28. 28. 9. MindMeister Why mindmeister ? allows mindmaps to be created online collaboratively supports visual learning allows team planning across schools, departments or subject specialists
  29. 29. 9. MindMeister Transforms How? allows collaborative approach to planning supports ‘ visual learners ’
  30. 30. 10. Learning Score www. learningscore .org
  31. 31. 10. Learning Score Why learningscore ? breaks away from paper-based lesson planning promotes inclusion of digital media in lessons works with vle and web stored resources its flexible approach to planning makes differentiation easier to support.
  32. 32. 10. Learning Score Transforms How? brings digital resources into the heart of lessons creates digital lesson plans that can be easily shared with other users or adapted breaks the mould of paper based lesson planning increased flexibility to support differentiation