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Tech in the classroom…. Getting back to the old favorite… “Show-And-Tell Time” - but with a New Tech twist. Two objectives for today…. Thinking creatively about the tech tools already at your disposal. Thinking about what could be coming around the next tech corner.

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tech in the classroom

Tech in the classroom…

Getting back to the old favorite…

“Show-And-Tell Time” - but with a New Tech twist

two objectives for today
Two objectives for today…
  • Thinking creatively about the tech tools already at your disposal.
  • Thinking about what could be coming around the next tech corner.
kids say the darndest things until you put them behind the wheel
Kids say the darndest things…until you put them behind the wheel.
  • Tech empowers
  • Engages students in “discovery learning”
  • In-class group work
  • Prompts “digital fluency” - organizing files, filtering information, sending via e-mail, etc..
  • Opens doors, minds, eyes,.. (choose your metaphor)
enhancing powerpoints pardon this for it s high redundency potential
Enhancing Powerpoints…pardon this for it’s “high-redundency potential”
  • Hyperlinks
  • Images ( image search)
  • Video –
  • Synching with textbook
  • Content/text for in-class readings
organizers visual aids etc for the visual learner in all of us
Organizers, Visual-Aids, Etc. – for the visual learner in all of us.
  • Inspiration 8 Software available - (in your applications window)
  • Ms. Baldanza’s page on Quia
  • Others?
Web-Site Development…impressing the Facebook-savvy types (by the way, a Daily Show video spoof on them)
  • “Dreamweaver…I believe you can get me through the night” – REO Speedwagon, anyone?
  • Web-site builders are free for you
  • (humbly..) here’s mine:
  • Web-Site options – Teacher Web, Template from South High, others?
  • Singing praises for Bill Bass – get to know this guy. He’s paid to help you. On top of that, he’s good.
bloggin about cutting through the blah blah blah
Bloggin about…Cutting through the blah, blah, blah.
  • Check out
  • Some examples… “Bloggin’ About Guns” or “Who’s Most Responsible for Abu Ghraib?”
  • Posting a response and a question.
video conferencing adventures in audio delay
Video-Conferencing…adventures in audio-delay.
  • Check out Global Nomads Group ( – George Clooney’s dad and Angelina Jolie will thank you for it!
  • Also, send a “hello” to Rebecca Polityka at CSD – she’s got “it”
  • Videoconference here yesterday– “Role of America in the World”
video projects like we need more cameras around here
Video Projects…like we need more cameras around here!
  • Student ownership is huge here.
  • Some great student products, some not-so-much.
  • Stories anyone?
  • A video sample from our Sociology course regarding the Voluntary Student Transfer (VST) Program
smart board yes it s named gustav and yes it s still smrater than i is
SMART Board -yes, it’s named Gustav, and yes, it’s still smrater than I is.
  • Children’s March Video
  • Captain Video showin’ it off!
blue tooth adaptor sending audio files off to mr or ms expert
Blue-Tooth Adaptor – sending audio-files off to Mr. or Ms. Expert.
  • Oral History Projects
  • Feed-back and exchange with scholars, professionals, etc.
  • This guy, Mr. Langhorst, has got “it” too – check out
google earth you can fly
Google Earth!! (You can fly!)
  • Some great ideas waiting to be capitalized..
  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Timeline Projects
  • Other ideas..
there s nothing more powerful than an inspired veteran teacher larry bell
“There’s nothing more powerful than an inspired veteran teacher…” – Larry Bell
  • Set goals
  • Tinker – it takes a bit of time, but it’s worth it.
  • Sure, there are setbacks.
  • Push ahead.
  • Be nice to Bill Bass.
  • Remember, we’re trying to catch up with the kids on this one.