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  • Traditional professional development includes: Attending conferences, Reading journals, blogs, newsletters, subscribing to blogs through RSS, etc.Bring it all together with one tool and receive 24/7 professional learning
  • When I first signed up on Twitter…As time went on I saw Twitter follow icons on my favorite blog sites.I followed tech journalists and followed some of their twitter faves.All of my resources pulled into one stream[Provide Demo]
  • As the nuggets come in, you need a place to store them. Don’t store on the computer – but in the cloud.
  • I used to use delicious…[Provide Demo]
  • Email is still a very necessary toolYou likely have more than one accountConsolidate them into one cloud-based service.
  • Google is not going anywhere…I call Gmail the gateway drug
  • Calendar, Docs, Chat, Scholar, Blogger, Reader, Talk, Picasa, Piknik, YouTube
  • How do we keep up with the constant bombardment of information from the various sources.Twitter, IM, email, etc.First remember that it’s a flowing stream that you are not always looking into. Expect to miss several nuggets and know that its not the end of the world.
  • Desktop App – mac, Windows, Linux[Demonstration]
  • every educator needs a website to post infoI’ve seen and used many free website toolsNothing compares to the latest one I found
  • It’s really a complete learning management system wrapped in a social networking format.
  • 5 must-use web tools

    1. 1. 5 Must-Use Tech Tools<br />Brian C. Dvorak<br />briandvorak.com<br />
    2. 2. Personal Learning Network<br />
    3. 3. 1<br />
    4. 4. Cloud Bookmarking<br />
    5. 5. 2<br />Bookmark<br />Share via Twitter, email, etc.<br />Highlight the page<br />Leave sticky notes<br />Collaborative Research<br />Access on any device<br />
    6. 6. eMail with a surprise<br />
    7. 7. 3<br />
    8. 8.
    9. 9. Managing the Streams<br />
    10. 10. 4<br />email<br />gmail and more<br />chat<br />google chat<br />live messenger<br />more<br />social networks<br />twitter<br />facebook<br />linked in<br />
    11. 11. Course Website<br />
    12. 12. 5<br />
    13. 13. Schoology<br />Student Perspective - Homepage<br /><ul><li>The student homepage looks very similar to the instructor perspective, with quick access to relevant information and upcoming assignment/events</li></li></ul><li>Schoology<br />Student Perspective - Assignment Profile<br /><ul><li>Schoology maintains a consistent look-and-feel across all aspects of the site
    14. 14. From an assignment profile, students can “Upload Files” to the “Dropbox” if enabled. Students can also quickly view their grade, if it is recorded.
    15. 15. Students may not delete submissions to the dropbox, however they can choose to add updated files.</li></li></ul><li>Schoology<br />Student Perspective - Test/Quiz<br /><ul><li>From the student view, if students are allowed to resume unfinished tests, they will see a “Resume” or “Start again” button.
    16. 16. Hitting “Start again” would begin a new submission
    17. 17. Instructors can view all student submissions</li></li></ul><li>Schoology<br />Student Perspective - Test/Quiz<br /><ul><li>Test questions are interactive so that the student can see his/her responses as he/she progresses throughout the test</li></li></ul><li>Schoology<br />Student Perspective - Test/Quiz (continued)<br /><ul><li>The above questions highlight a few of the different question types, such as matching</li></li></ul><li>Schoology<br />Student Perspective - Grades View<br /><ul><li>Students, if allowed, can view their grades/attendance for each course</li></li></ul><li>Schoology<br />User Perspective - Personal Documents<br /><ul><li>Each Schoology user has a personal document repository that allows a user to store any files, and organize them in any fashion</li></li></ul><li>Schoology<br />User Perspective - Calendar Management<br /><ul><li>Each Schoology user has a personal calendar that aggregates all upcoming due-dates and events
    18. 18. The user calendar can be filtered down into different categories</li></li></ul><li>Schoology<br />Social Features - User Profile<br /><ul><li>The user profile allows a user to share information, updates, and blog posts</li></li></ul><li>Schoology<br />Social Features - Blog Creation<br /><ul><li>User blogs are created using a rich-text editor, similar to that of Wordpress
    19. 19. A user can toggle between a visual editor, as well as an HTML view for more advanced users</li></li></ul><li>More Tech Tools<br />
    20. 20. 5 Must-Use Tech Tools<br />Brian C. Dvorak<br />briandvorak.com<br />