Keeping Tech Simple


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Summary: Feeling overwhelmed by the educational technology tools available today? We will examine the key entry points to the web's emerging technological tools and help you develop a plan to apply these tools to your learning and teaching. Participants will leave the session comfortable with the concepts and uses of RSS, social networking, and google's online applications.

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Keeping Tech Simple

  1. 1. Keep: Tech: Simple with Marcie Hull teacher, tech coordinator Zac Chase learner, teacher Tim Best science teacher
  2. 2. Who we are: <ul><li>Marcie - </li></ul><ul><li>Zac - </li></ul><ul><li>Tim - </li></ul><ul><li>Science Leadership Academy - </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. This is a discussion aimed at building familiarity with four “key” tools to asynchronous connectivity.
  4. 4. What are we celebrating today?
  5. 5. Why are you here today?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Core Values: </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Tools: <ul><li>Pownce </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized Portals </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ We, as teachers, need to be so enthralled with the magnificent possibilities of our occupation that we actually enjoy spending time honing our craft, multiplying our skills. Imagine if every teacher eliminated, for example, 2 hours of television watching each week and devoted it to reading professional materials, poring over the web, or collaborating with colleagues.” - Randy Rodgers
  9. 9. What about your learning? Walk around. Greet those you pass. When the music stops, find a partner. Discuss the given topic.
  10. 10. Credit: Dietmar Offenhuber , Judith Donath , MIT Sociable Media Group
  11. 11. http://web. mit .edu/newsoffice/2006/ifind.html MIT researchers today unveiled a new social networking application that will make it possible for anyone on the Institute’s 168-acre campus to locate anyone else via their laptop.
  12. 12. Let’s Talk
  13. 13. Tim - RSS Marcie - Personalized Portals Zac - Blogging/Pownce
  14. 14. Come back!
  15. 15. Rally Robin <ul><li>Turn to your shoulder partner. </li></ul><ul><li>Share a comment that starts with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I notice… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I wonder… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What if… </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. What do you still want to know?
  17. 17. Tbest Zchase mhull