Geekify Your Classroom<br />2Practical Tools <br />for Becoming a More Tech Savvy Teacher<br />Rabbi Dov Emerson, Assistan...
2 Areas to Geekify<br />Internal (classroom use)<br />External (sharing resources with others, becoming a better teacher)<...
Internal (WHY??)<br />DISCLAIMER – NOT ONLY TECHNOLOGY!!<br />
Internal (WHY??)<br />Tech – accepted mode of communication by our students.<br />Tech is how they think, process, communi...
Internal (WHY??)<br />Internet is no longer special.<br />It’s a utility, like gas and electric.<br />The Web is 18 years ...
Internal (WHY??)<br />An entire generation doesn’t use a phone book or 411 to look up a phone number.<br />An entire gener...
Internal (WHY??)<br />Technology is built into our students’ lives. <br />They don’t think about it. They just do it.<br />
Internal (WHY??)<br />How DRS ‘sold’ our Smartboards.<br />What we learned…<br />
Internal (WHY??)<br />"Technology can be the 'oooh' part, but the learning needs to be the 'ah' part.”<br />			-Dr. Elieze...
2 Tech Tools<br />Free<br />Relatively straightforward.<br />Flexible.<br />Web 2.0<br />
Poll Everywhere<br />“We’ve had no problem with note passing the last few years . . . I wonder why . . . they’re texting!’...
Poll Everywhere<br />What about our RULES?<br />	“Any electronic device seen in the academic wing of the building…will be ...
Poll Everywhere<br />A free online tool to get instant student feedback.<br />Check for understanding, quiz, solicit point...
Poll Everywhere<br />Multiple Choice Questions<br />
Poll Everywhere<br />Open Ended Questions<br />
Poll Everywhere<br />Easy to produce<br />Share <br />on PollEverywhere.com,<br />in a powerpoint, <br />or on your own we...
Easy to Use<br />A ton of templates and hand-holding<br />Make a really impressive & USEFUL product.<br />Put Google Apps ...
Let’s Take A Look….<br />				EmerShiur.com<br />Google Sites: An Online Home For Your Classroom<br />
External Supports for EdTech<br />Educational Technology is very powerful in the classroom.<br />Equally powerful as a sup...
External Supports for EdTech<br />Golden Age of Educational Technology<br />Abundance of tools, mostly free.<br />
External Supports for EdTech<br />PLN = Personal Learning Network<br />Invaluable resources, around the world.<br />
External Supports for EdTech<br />The PLN in action: a brief case study.<br />A brief overview of some PLN tools.<br />
Conclusion<br />Turn to the person next to you & answer the following 2 questions:  <br />1. What most excites you about n...
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An EdTech presentation by Assistant Principal Rabbi Dov Emerson to the faculty of the DRS HALB Yeshiva High School for Boys, faculty in-service, September 2010

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  • Press F5 or enter presentation mode to view the poll\r\nIn an emergency during your presentation, if the poll isn&apos;t showing, navigate to this link in your web browser:\r\nhttp://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTE5Mjg1NTUwOTYIf you like, you can use this slide as a template for your own voting slides. You might use a slide like this if you feel your audience would benefit from the picture showing a text message on a phone.
  • Press F5 or enter presentation mode to view the poll\r\nIn an emergency during your presentation, if the poll isn&apos;t showing, navigate to this link in your web browser:\r\nhttp://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/MzkyMzIyOTQ3If you like, you can use this slide as a template for your own voting slides. You might use a slide like this if you feel your audience would benefit from the picture showing a text message on a phone.
  • Geekify Your Classroom: 2 Practical Tools for Becoming a More Tech Savvy Teacher

    1. 1. Geekify Your Classroom<br />2Practical Tools <br />for Becoming a More Tech Savvy Teacher<br />Rabbi Dov Emerson, Assistant Principal<br />DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys<br />
    2. 2. 2 Areas to Geekify<br />Internal (classroom use)<br />External (sharing resources with others, becoming a better teacher)<br />
    3. 3. Internal (WHY??)<br />DISCLAIMER – NOT ONLY TECHNOLOGY!!<br />
    4. 4. Internal (WHY??)<br />Tech – accepted mode of communication by our students.<br />Tech is how they think, process, communicate, and create<br />
    5. 5. Internal (WHY??)<br />Internet is no longer special.<br />It’s a utility, like gas and electric.<br />The Web is 18 years old. An entire generation has grown up in front of a web browser.<br />
    6. 6. Internal (WHY??)<br />An entire generation doesn’t use a phone book or 411 to look up a phone number.<br />An entire generation communicates primarily through text messages.<br />
    7. 7. Internal (WHY??)<br />Technology is built into our students’ lives. <br />They don’t think about it. They just do it.<br />
    8. 8. Internal (WHY??)<br />How DRS ‘sold’ our Smartboards.<br />What we learned…<br />
    9. 9. Internal (WHY??)<br />"Technology can be the 'oooh' part, but the learning needs to be the 'ah' part.”<br /> -Dr. Eliezer Jones<br /> twitter.com/DrEliezerJones<br />EdTech - means to an end.<br />
    10. 10. 2 Tech Tools<br />Free<br />Relatively straightforward.<br />Flexible.<br />Web 2.0<br />
    11. 11. Poll Everywhere<br />“We’ve had no problem with note passing the last few years . . . I wonder why . . . they’re texting!’’<br /> - Patrick Larkin<br /> Principal<br /> Burlington High School<br /> (Boston Globe, August 29, 2010)<br />
    12. 12. Poll Everywhere<br />What about our RULES?<br /> “Any electronic device seen in the academic wing of the building…will be confiscated.”<br />The Big Loophole: Use it to enhance learning!<br />Poll Everywhere<br />
    13. 13. Poll Everywhere<br />A free online tool to get instant student feedback.<br />Check for understanding, quiz, solicit points for discussion.<br />Have students vote, American Idol Style<br />All done from student’s cell phones!<br />Numbers are kept private, no spam from company.<br />
    14. 14. Poll Everywhere<br />Multiple Choice Questions<br />
    15. 15. Poll Everywhere<br />Open Ended Questions<br />
    16. 16. Poll Everywhere<br />Easy to produce<br />Share <br />on PollEverywhere.com,<br />in a powerpoint, <br />or on your own web site or blog.<br />Let’s make one!<br />
    17. 17. Easy to Use<br />A ton of templates and hand-holding<br />Make a really impressive & USEFUL product.<br />Put Google Apps to work for you….<br />-Google Docs<br />-YouTube<br />-Picassa (photo sharing)<br />Google Sites: An Online Home For Your Classroom<br />
    18. 18. Let’s Take A Look….<br /> EmerShiur.com<br />Google Sites: An Online Home For Your Classroom<br />
    19. 19. External Supports for EdTech<br />Educational Technology is very powerful in the classroom.<br />Equally powerful as a support for the teacher.<br />
    20. 20. External Supports for EdTech<br />Golden Age of Educational Technology<br />Abundance of tools, mostly free.<br />
    21. 21. External Supports for EdTech<br />PLN = Personal Learning Network<br />Invaluable resources, around the world.<br />
    22. 22. External Supports for EdTech<br />The PLN in action: a brief case study.<br />A brief overview of some PLN tools.<br />
    23. 23. Conclusion<br />Turn to the person next to you & answer the following 2 questions: <br />1. What most excites you about new EdTech opportunities in the classroom and beyond?<br />2. What scares you the most about new EdTech opportunities in the classroom and beyond?<br />

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