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Emerging Technology

  1. 1. Emerging Technology By: Danielle Davis
  2. 2. <ul><li>Technology is constantly changing and can be a great resource in the classroom if it is used properly. Let’s take a look a some new emerging technology tools that can be used in the classroom today! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Twitter <ul><li>A free social networking and mini blog service </li></ul><ul><li>Make posts up to 140 words called tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Send and receive messages </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: Free </li></ul>
  4. 4. Incorporating Twitter in the Classroom <ul><li>Direct Tweets between teacher and student </li></ul><ul><li>Tool to get to know classmates </li></ul><ul><li>Make class announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Class Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate on projects </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples <ul><li>http://www.murray.k12.ga.us/teacher/kara%20leonard/Mini%20T's/Games/Games.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OxIz_3o3O0 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Skype <ul><li>Software that allows users to make voice calls over the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: Free </li></ul>
  7. 7. Incorporating Skype in the Classroom <ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>After School Help </li></ul><ul><li>Guest Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Teacher Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Bring parents into the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Sick students </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples <ul><li>http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6515247.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://share.skype.com/sites/en/2007/04/inclusion_helping_a_classmate.html </li></ul>
  9. 9. Podcasts <ul><li>Pre-recorded audio that is posted to a website for people to download and listen to </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: Free </li></ul>
  10. 10. Incorporating Podcasts in the Classroom <ul><li>Reproduce lessons for absent students </li></ul><ul><li>Share information with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Student produced podcasts </li></ul>
  11. 11. Example <ul><li>http://secondgrade.podomatic.com/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Blogs <ul><li>An online journal that can be used privately or in this instance for a class </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: Some may cost money, but most are free </li></ul>
  13. 13. Incorporating Blogs in the Classroom <ul><li>Students become engaged outside of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Parents can be informed </li></ul><ul><li>Post class notes </li></ul><ul><li>Post homework </li></ul><ul><li>Make announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Class Discussion </li></ul>
  14. 14. Examples <ul><li>http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Technical Concerns <ul><li>Computer not working </li></ul><ul><li>Internet being down </li></ul><ul><li>Internet safety </li></ul>

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