Deer Park Tech Subscriptions 2012-2013 Resources for Secondary Teachers and Students Ellen Robertson, PD facilitator
How Do I Get There? For now, use the addresses and username and password convention CONFIDENTIAL handout sent via email last October. A new one is being developed now and will be sent in the next few weeks
What if there are log-in issues? Call the IT Help Desk at 274-4380 with your info!
What if I need help in understanding how to use the subscription? Your Computer TA may be the first line of defense Is there a colleague already using the subscription? Use the Tech Integration Help Request Form: http://tinyurl.com/deerparkhelp
What can they do for me or my students?Take a look at these summaries and note how they might fit in with your curriculum……..
Discovery Education www.discoveryeducation.com THOUSANDS of curriculum related videos searchable by standards Middle School Science activities, interactives, reading materials and assessments Set up your classes and assign materials/activities/quizes
BrainPop and BrainPop ESL www.brainpop.com Animated curricular content Aligned to Common Core--- searchable by standards movies, quizzes, games, mobile apps, experiments, activity pages, See the BrainPop tour and BrainPop ESL http://www.brainpop.com/about/tour/
Castle Learning https://www.castlelearning.com/ web-based review, testing, and assessment tools for teachers and students in the areas of Math, Social Studies, Science, English, and Foreign Languages All resources aligned to common core Create assessments from huge database of questions Instant grading and reporting to drive instruction State testing prep resources
Deer Park Google Apps apps.deerparkschools.org COLLABORATION tools for teachers and students: documents, spreadsheets, presentations, website development, calendars Keep all your files in the “cloud” and access from anywhere Extremely useful for group projects and accounting for student progress
Enchanted Learning members.enchantedlearning.com 30,000 web pages of content viewable by topic Find curricular info on site index New topics added daily
Voicethread https://www.deerpark.ed.voicethread.com Interactive, multimedia “slideshow” that holds images, documents, videos that can be commented on by whomever you allow, through typing, microphone, webcam. What does a Voicethread look like? A student produced Voicethread See how to make a Voicethread in 1 minute
Wikispaces http://www.deerparkschools.wikispaces.net/ Tool to EASILY create COLLABORATIVE websites by teachers and/or students Used in MANY different ways: study guides, vocabulary lists, research projects, travelogues, field trip synopsis, class FAQ’s, class newspapers, Many more ideas for using a wiki
Will these tools be useful to you and your students? Will any ENGAGE your students in a topic more than in a past way? Will any make your practice easier/more efficient so that you can concentrate on other things? Will any help you to integrate both technology and Common Core Standards into your practice? Where do you go from here? Do you need support? In which subscriptions are you most interested?