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Technology for Educators. Presented by: ShaLee Baan Hofman and Desirae Surat June 11, 2012. Introductions Video: Education and the Future of Technology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPO_HGafBsE. Advantages of Using Technology in the Classroom.

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Technology for Educators

Presented by:

ShaLee Baan Hofman and Desirae Surat

June 11, 2012


  • Introductions

  • Video:

  • Education and the Future of Technology

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPO_HGafBsE


Advantages of Using Technology in the Classroom

  • Technology projects can be used in differentiating activities and assessments

  • Engages students

  • We are teaching them how to be successful, working individuals in a world dependent upon technology

  • Teaches students how to problem solve

  • More information is readily available and searchable


Disadvantages to Using Technology in the Classroom

Students’ computers are not working

Websites are blocked

Internet is down and/or slow

Students may not have internet and/or computer at home to finish their work


Other Advantages or Disadvantages?


Our Wikispace for this workshop:

  • www.technology4ed.wikispaces.com

    • (All the websites are posted here)

  • Have a place where you are saving your user names and passwords as we go along today. 


Backchannel

  • What it is:

    • A term that refers to a real-time, online conversation about the topic or the speaker

  • Benefits:

    • Increase participation

    • Immediate feedback

    • Ask questions

    • Share ideas


Ideas for Educational Use with Backchannel:

  • Questions/comments during a video or speaker

  • On-line study session

  • Collaborate with colleagues, another class, or students


Backchannel Tips:

  • Once you post something it can’t be deleted.

  • You can copy and paste the conversation if you want to save a permanent copy.

  • Give expectations before hand of what you are looking for students to post.


Backchannel Websites:

  • www.todaysmeet.com

    • What you put in for the name will be used in the link.

    • Shows the time & date it was posted

    • Newest post are on top

    • Transcript and projector link on bottom of chat

  • www.chatzy.com

  • www.edmodo.com


  • Brainstorm


Edmodo Features:www.edmodo.com

  • Online discussions

  • Notes

  • Turn in assignments

  • Grading

  • Calendar

  • Polls

  • Quizzes

  • Library to bookmark sites

  • Connect with other teachers and share/browse lesson plans


Creating an Edmodo Account:

  • Each group you have has a different code

  • Next to “Groups,” click on “Create”

  • I write my code on the board for each class when they are making their accounts. Each class has a different code.

  • Student Sign Up: Click on “I’m a Student”—fill out information—write down username and password; use school email if applicable.

    ***Teacher note: Account- Settings- Notifications (top right) Check off of “Replies” and “Direct Messages” or you will get an email for every post from every student.


Example Assignment for Edmodo:

  • Edmodo Response Guide—

    ***Please use formal/proper writing…not “texting” writing, and obviously, no foul language or talking about subjects that are off topic, please and thank you 

  • Reply to ONE (or more) of the five questions by directly answering the question.

  • Respond to ONE other person’s response. Start it out with the name of the person you are responding to….

  • Ex. Randy, I also think the fact that the setting is of the family living on a farm and not in town adds to the plot of the story because…


  • Brainstorm


Voki Features:www.voki.com

  • Create customized avatars.

  • Add voice to your Voki avatars.

  • 60 second audio with the free version

  • Share with others through e-mail or posting to a blog or website.


(Vokicon’t.)

  • Free version requires students to create their own accounts using an e-mail.

    • Can create one account and have every student sign in with that username and password

  • Ideas for lesson plans on website

  • Student example: http://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=26f1dc61ce76459e2caddafc91d213f3&mId=1302189


  • Brainstorm


Storybird Featureswww.storybird.com

  • Art inspired storytelling website

  • 75 student accounts with the free teacher account

  • Storybirds are private unless you decide to share

  • Comments feature (classes-settings-comments)

  • Add assignments

  • Storybirds can be embedded

  • Student examples:

    • http://storybird.com/books/prime-numbers-transformations/?token=5v7sq5

    • http://storybird.com/books/5it-fun-all-day/?token=f64vem

    • Kerpoof: http://www.kerpoof.com/#/view?s=2gs11bWi2Mo3eggf-c-37d3df-x


  • Brainstorm


Video:

  • Engage Me!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZokqjjIy77Y&feature=related


Glogsterwww.edu.glogster.com

  • What it is:

    • Glogster EDU is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom.

  • Used to create:

    • Individual portfolios

    • Alternative assessments

    • Differentiated instruction activities


Glogster Features:

  • Graphics

  • Texts

  • Photos (you can upload your own too)

  • Video (you can upload your own too)

  • Record your own audio

  • Link to other websites

  • Change color, fonts, and backgrounds


Glogster Examples:

  • Teacher Example

    http://shaleebaanhofman.edu.glogster.com/out-of-the-dust/

  • Student Example

    - Too much scrolling:

    http://colew123.edu.glogster.com/glog-3105/

    - No scrolling:

    http://jones98.edu.glogster.com/out-of-the-dust-challie/


How to sign up for Glogster:

1. Go to http://edu.glogster.com

2. Click: “Choose your account level”:

3. Scroll down and click on “Sign up as a teacher”—(free 30 day trial)

4. Make sure when you have students sign up they are clicked on sign u p as a STUDENT and that they go to http://edu.glogster.com-- NOT www.glogster.com

4. If students have a school email have them use that and write down their username and password down in their planner or a document where they save all their passwords. (see student directions)


About Glogster:

  • Glogster in 90 Seconds

  • Glogster Tutorial

  • HELPFUL Tips:

    • Have students type out their information first and then copy and paste it into Glogster text boxes.

    • Have students make their text boxes larger and font smaller to avoid having to scroll through all of their writing.


  • How to Sign up for your Glogster Account (for students)

  • Go to www.edu.glogster.com

  • Click on “Choose Your Account Level”

  • Scroll down and click on “Register Free as a Student”

  • Fill out the information starting with the teacher code. Use the beginning of your email for your username (ex. Sb2367).

  • Write your username and password in the back of your planner

  • When you sign in to create your account you will need to go to

  • ***I would bookmark this website.


  • Brainstorm


LiveBinder Featureswww.livebinders.com

  • Collect and organize your resources by binders and on different shelves

  • Bookmark websites and upload documents to make your binders content specific

  • Students and/or teachers can make an online portfolio

  • Can be accessed from anywhere you are

  • Watch the tutorial video

  • How to Guide & How to Add links while you browse without having to open Livebinder:

    • Go to “My Binders”- “Your First Binder”

  • Email: [email protected]


  • Brainstorm


Tagxedo Features:www.tagxedo.com

  • Word cloud

  • Words sized appropriately for how often they are used in the text

  • Custom shapes

  • Custom colors and fonts

  • Examples:

    • http://daily.tagxedo.com/may-13-happy-mothers-day-14501

    • http://daily.tagxedo.com/may-9-bold-risky-and-historic-obama-supports

    • http://daily.tagxedo.com/march-7-apple-unveils-the-new-ipad-with-retin

    • http://daily.tagxedo.com/march-29-cdc-autism-rates-sharply-increased-t

  • www.wordle.net is another website of the same type. It does not have as many features to customize it though.


  • Brainstorm


Informational Websites:

  • www.bibme.org

    • Search for a book or type in a website and it will correctly site it for you in the format you choose (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)

    • If websites have an author, that will a lot of times need to be written in by you.

  • www.visuwords.com

    • Online graphical dictionary and thesaurus

    • Learn how words associate

    • Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.


Informational Websites con’t.

  • www.qwiki.com/reference

    • Takes information from all over the internet and organizes it into an informational video

  • www.remind101.com OR www.classparrot.com

    • Communicate information to one parent, one classes' parents; one student or all students.

    • Gives you a proxy phone number so that personal contact information is never exchanged.

    • Program reminders to be sent out to parents or students at a later date.

    • Free!

      • www.kikutext.com

        • Sends texts to parents only


Informational Websites con’t.

  • SDLN

    • http://library.sd.gov/

    • A LOT of Online Resources (go to “List A-Z):

      • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      • Proquest

      • SIRS Discoverer (K-9)


ipad Apps for Math:

  • http://appsineducation.blogspot.com/p/maths-ipad-apps.html

  • Education Apps:

    • http://www.apple.com/education/apps/


  • Brainstorm


  • Closing Video:

    • Escalator Temporarily Stairs


Wrapping Up:

  • Evaluation

  • Assignment:

    • Due this Friday, June 15th by 10:00 pm

      • Please email to [email protected]

    • One lesson plan (see hand out)

    • One article review (see hand out)


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